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Liverpool:  Bayern Munich needed all their Champions League experience to achieve a goal-less draw against Liverpool here as both teams failed to score in the first leg of their last 16 match.

The two-legged play-offs in the Round of 16 tied the English and German clubs on Tuesday at the Anfield stadium, and leaves everything open for the second leg, albeit with an advantage for Bayern, when they reconvene at their home ground in Munich's Allianz Arena on March 13, reports Efe news.

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Lyo:  Favourites Barcelona were held 0-0 by Olympique Lyon in the first leg of their Champions League knockout stage tie.

The visitors dominated possession on Tuesday, 63 percent to 37 percent, and outshot the French club 25-5, but lacked precision in front of the Lyon goal, leaving everything to be decided next month when the teams meet at Barcelona's Camp Nou in the second leg, reports Efe news.

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Kochi: Kerala Blasters FC notched up only their second win of the current Indian Super League season after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Chennaiyin FC here on Friday.

Matej Poplatnik scored a brace (23rd, 55th minutes) to put Kerala Blasters in the driving seat and young midfielder Sahal Abdul Samad finished things off in the 71st minute to score his first ever ISL goal and end his team's 14-game winless run.

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Aerial view of qatar's sprawling Aspire Academy, Doha

Quality is what Colombia has with coffee, what the Swiss has with chocolate and watches, what Barcelona has with football and now to add to them all, what the Qatar government does with football too.

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London: England football great, goalkeeper Gordon Banks, whose safe pair of hands helped the Three Lions to their only World Cup final victory in 1966, has died at the age of 81, his family said on Tuesday.

One of the all-time-great keepers alongside the likes of Russia's Lev Yashin, Banks' split-second, acrobatic block to deny Pelé's rocketing header in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico by scooping the bouncing ball over the crossbar is still widely regarded as one of the best saves ever made.

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Madrid: Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simeone has praised Real Madrid and its Croatia midfielder Luka Modric ahead of a La Liga derby game that pits the bitter cross-town rivals against each other.

Simeone made these remarks during a press conference ahead of their Saturday's home game that will see both teams fight for the second spot in Spain's top tier league standings, which Atletico currently holds with a two-point lead over its powerhouse rival, reports Efe.

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Rio de Janeiro: At least 10 people were killed after a fire ripped through a sporting facility belonging to Brazilian football club Flamengo here on Friday, officials said.

The flames took hold in the early hours of the morning in the club's Ninho do Urubu facility, Efe news reported.

According to the Fire Department, the blaze injured three others, two of them seriously.

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Portland(United Kingdom): Investigators recovered a body underwater from the wreckage of a plane carrying Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala in the Channel and transported it to the British mainland on Thursday for identification.

Britain's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said that bad weather meant they were unable to recover the plane and as a result it was closing down the operation.

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Srinagar: The fairy tale run of Real Kashmir Football Club in the I-League continued as the club from the Valley defeated Gokulam Kerala FC by a solitary goal to go to the top of points table here on Wednesday.

The match between the 'Snow Leopards' and Gokulam was played at the TRC Ground in chilling weather conditions amid a mix of rain and snowfall with none of the teams willing to yield the ground.

Ivorian striker Gnohere Krizo scored the all-important goal in the 51st minute to hand Real Kashmir full three points from the match.

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Real Madrid's Brazilian midfielder Casemiro runs during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Club Deportivo Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 3, 2019

Madrid: Real Madrid romped to a 3-0 win over Alaves at Santiago Bernabeu stadium here on tallies by Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior and Mariano, with the squad securing its fifth consecutive victory.

Benzema now has six goals in his last four outings for Real Madrid, while Vinicius managed to score his second so far for the squad, playing an outstanding game.

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