France 4-1 Australia: World champions rally from early scare to earn big win in World Cup opener

Adrien RABIOT and Olivier GIROUD of France during the FIFA World Cup 2022, Group D match between France and Australia on November 22, 2022 in Al...]

Four of the last five World Cup winners have gone on to crash out in the group stages at the subsequent tournament, a statistic beginning with France themselves back in 2002. For a 20-minute spell in their Group D opener against Australia, you could be forgiven for thinking history would repeat itself. Now though, they’ll be expecting to build on a display highlighting some strengths while lluminating weaknesses with tougher challenges in the days to come.
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Inter Milan 0-2 Liverpool: Firmino, Salah score as Reds seize commanding first leg lead

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring a goal to make the score 0-2 with Luis Diaz and Virgil van Dijk during the UEFA Champions League Round...

It wasn’t a vintage away display but didn’t need to be as Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool emerged unscathed from a frenetic Champions League last-16 first leg affair in Milan with a two-goal cushion after late second-half strikes from substitute Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
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RB Leipzig 3-2 Manchester United: 5 Talking Points as Red Devils crash out of UCL

Leipzig raced to an early lead after Angelino's beautiful finish two minutes in, and United couldn't cope

Manchester City loanee Angelino had a goal and was involved in two more to help sink a slow-starting Manchester United, as Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig held firm despite an unlikely late comeback, winning 3-2 and knocking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men out of the Champions League to finish an eventful MD6. What were five talking points from a thriller in Germany? Continue reading