Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale scores the second in  their Uefa Champions League Group B game against  FC Basel at Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Georgios Kefalas / EPA

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 Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his second goal against  Honduras  at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. Photograph: EPA

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FC Basel’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer fails to save a goal by Chelsea’s Victor Moses (far right) during their Europa League semi-final first leg soccer match at St. Jakob Park Stadium.  Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

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