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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 France forward Kylian Mbappe  celebrates with team-mate  Antoine Griezmann after scoring their fourth goal  in the round of 16 World Cup clash against Argentina  at the Kazan Arena. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

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Argentina’s World Cup hopes will hinge on Lionel Messi. Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty

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