River Plate celebrate Carlos Izquierdoz’s own goal in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final at La Bombonera. Photograph: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty

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Kylian Mbappe   scores to put France 3-2 ahead during the last 16 victory over Argentina in Kazan. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

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Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel looks on as Peru’s Christian Cueva misses a penalty during their Group C match at Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia. Photograph: Reuters

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 Hannes Halldorsson of Iceland saves  Lionel Messi’s penalty during the 1-1 draw in Moscow.  Photograph: EPA

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Alexis Sánchez is expected to start for Arsenal aganist Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Photograhp: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

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