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Chennai: Chennaiyin FCs nightmarish start to their Indian Super League (ISL) title defence continued as Mumbai City FC inflicted a 1-0 defeat at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Saturday.

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Pune: Kerala Blasters were handed their fourth successive draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) after being held by FC Pune City 1-1 at the Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji stadium here on Friday.

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Osnabrück:  Bayern Munich advanced to the third round of the German Cup with a surprisingly tricky 2-1 win against fourth-division side SV Rödinghausen.

The first 20 minutes unfolded as everyone expected, as mighty Bayern kept the hosts under constant pressure on Tuesday night.

Sandro Wagner put the visitors on the board in the 8th minute with an assist from Renato Sanches and Thomas Müller converted a penalty five minutes later to make it 2-0 for Bayern, reports Efe news.

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Barcelona: Atletico Madrid eked out a 1-0 win against fourth-division club Sant Andreu in the first leg of a Copa del Rey round of 32 contest.

The plucky hosts came close to equalizing in the final minutes of the match in front of 6,400 spectators at the Narcis Sala in Barcelona on Tuesday night.

Gelson Martins tested Sant Andreu goalkeeper Jose Segovia in the 7th minute and that was just a taste of the pressure Atleti would bring to bear, reports Efe news.

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Barcelona (Spain):  FC Barcelona came through their first test of how the club would fare without star striker Lionel Messi when goals from Rafinha and Jordi Alba gave them a 2-0 win at home against Inter Milan in the Champions League here.

Wednesday night's game was seen as a test of Barca's potential and morale, just four days before they entertain Real Madrid in the 'El Clasico' on Sunday afternoon, reports Xinhua news agency.

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Paris:  Angel Di Maria's late goal helped Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain register a 2-2 draw at home with Serie A outfit Napoli in the UEFA Champions League third round here.

The visitors were well on track to snatching three points on Wednesday night, before the Argentine winger scored an excellent curling shot outside the penalty area deep in stoppage time, reports Xinhua news agency.

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Dortmund (Germany):  Atletico Madrid suffered a humbling 0-4 away defeat in Champions League Group A action at the hands of German club Borussia Dortmund.

The blowout loss here on Wednesday night was the most lopsided that Atletico has endured in Europe's premier club competition since Diego Simeone took over as head coach in 2011, reports Efe news agency.

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New Delhi: Goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro delivered a masterclass as Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC played out an engaging goalless stalemate in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.

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Madrid: FC Barcelona will face up to "life without Leo" when they entertain Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Ernesto Valverde's side go into the game without star man Lionel Messi, after the Argentinian fractured a bone in his right arm during Saturday's 4-2 win at home to Sevilla, reports Xinhua news agency.

Valverde not only has to find a suitable replacement, but also has to ensure Messi's absence doesn't damage his side's confidence.

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Vigo (Spain): Celta Vigo's unbeaten record at home in the 2018-2019 La Liga season ended with a 0-1 loss to Deportivo Alaves, who took provisional possession of first place.

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