Timo Werner of RB Leipzig has completed his transfer to Chelsea. Photograph: EPA

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Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal with team-mates as Ajax fans throw plastic cups of beer during the  Champions League round of 16 first leg at the  Johan Cruijff Arena in  Amsterdam. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

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 Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Sandro Wagner during a training session in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Noushad Thekkayil/PA

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