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Ancelotti blames poor refereeing for Champions League defeat

Ancelotti blames poor refereeing for Champions League defeat

Correction: This article originally referred to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as the Bayern Munich chief executive. Tuesday's treble extended Ronaldo's lead over Barcelona rival Lionel Messi as the top scorer in Champions League history. "He knows he can't go up and down all the time now". Uefa has not committed to the trials but in a statement said it was "constantly looking at ways in which it can improve the matches taking place in its competitions".



Burnley 0-2 Man United: Rallying cry from Mourinho

His name adorned some of the players' training shirts pre-match in a weird tribute, but against a Burnley side who had taken more points at home than United this season, and boasted the best home defensive record outside the top seven, it remained to be seen if Zlatan Ibrahimovic's absence would see United struggle for goals at Turf Moor .



Rooney returns for United to replace injured Ibrahimovic

The final payment will be £10m if Martial is shortlisted for the Ballon d'Or. Rooney then made it 2-0, with his 251st goal for United, in the 39th minute, reacting well to poke home from close-range after Heaton had uncharacteristically failed to hold on to a low shot from Martial.


Luis Enrique: Ready for El Clasico with or without Neymar

Luis Enrique: Ready for El Clasico with or without Neymar

Fresh from dumping Bayern Munich out the Champions League in a 4-2 thriller after extra-time in midweek, Madrid had started confidently in another breathless encounter at the Bernabeu. The German dived low to his left to turn global teammate Toni Kroos's effort behind before diverting Karim Benzema's goalbound header to safety with his outstretched foot.


Thunder Extra: Thunder-Rockets storylines

Thunder Extra: Thunder-Rockets storylines

The Rockets don't have a "Big Three" like the Warriors or Cavaliers, and their second-best player isn't almost as good as LaMarcus Aldridge is for the San Antonio Spurs. That said, the Rockets will have the utmost confidence that feisty lockdown defender Patrick Beverley will be able to limit the Westbrook damage, and may even find a way to get under his skin as has become his trademark.



Sam Allardyce says 'exceptional' Crystal Palace exposed Liverpool weaknesses

Christian Benteke returned to haunt his former club, equalising for Crystal Palace from a swift counter-attack after Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring, before heading in a second-half victor from a corner. Palace's 2-1 victory means they are now just one point from safety. Yohan Cabaye put the ball on a plate for Benteke as well as the Belgian smashed home from close range.