Barcelona’s Lionel Messi chips AS Roma goalkeeper  Wojciech Szczesny to score his side’s second goal in the Champions Cup Group F game at the  Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

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Eden Hazard hit the post for Chelsea as they were held to a goalless draw by Dynamo Kiev. Photograph: Getty

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Chilean striker Eduardo Vargas celebrates at the end of the during the Copa America 2015 semi-final match against Peru. Photograph: EPA

Leading Chile to the Copa America final was a dream come true for coach Jorge Sampaoli, who felt relief after the hosts overcame nerves to secure vict(...)

Brazil’s players react after losing their penalty shoot-out to Paraguay in the Copa América  quarter-final   in Concepción, Chile, June 27, 2015. Photo:  Mariana Bazo/Reuters

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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo heads home a goal  during the  Champions League round of 16 first leg  match against   Schalke  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Bernd Thissen/EPA

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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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