Croatia’s Andrej Kramaric celebrates scoring their fourth goal in the first leg of the World Cup playoff against Greece at  Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb, Croatia. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after completing his hat-trick in Real Madrid’s Champions League game against  Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

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Dimitar Berbatov’s colourful eight-year Premier League career came to a close as he left Fulham to join Ligue 1 title challengers Monaco on loan until the end of the season.

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