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November 28, 2018 
Quote of the day – "How are we going to play? We are going to be brave in a very difficult game. We enjoy these games." - Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool's upcoming Champions League match
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Champions League: Man United win late, Roma waste big chance

Manchester United 1-0 Young Boys
Marouane Fellaini scored a stoppage-time goal to send Manchester United into the knockout stage of the Champions League — and prompt a bizarre sideline celebration from Manager Jose Mourinho. After Fellaini sent his shot into the bottom corner to secure a 1-0 win over the Swiss club Young Boys at Old Trafford on Tuesday, Mourinho let out a roar as he picked up a basket of water bottles and threw them forcefully to the ground in his technical area. The win ensured United would advance from Group H along with Juventus, which stayed in first place thanks to a 1-0 win over Valencia.

Real Madrid 2-0 Roma
A series of big errors by Roma allowed Real Madrid to win on the road and move to first place in Group G. Roma winger Cengiz Under sent the ball over the bar from point-blank range with Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois already down on the ground in first-half added time, and two defensive blunders led to Gareth Bale’s goal immediately after the break. Lucas Vázquez then added another for Madrid. Madrid, the defending champion, and Roma, a semifinalist last year, had secured spots in the last 16 before kickoff, as Viktoria Plzen won 2-1 at CSKA Moscow in the other group match earlier to send them through. (NYTimes)
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Champions League: Bayern, Juve, and Man City all advance to knockout round

Bayern Munich 5-1 Benfica
At Munich, Bayern Munich secured its place in the knockout stage of the Champions League with a 5-1 rout of Benfica on Tuesday, easing the pressure on coach Niko Kovac. Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski both scored twice for the home side, ensuring Bayern qualified for the round of 16 with a game to spare in Group E. Ajax earlier advanced from the group with a 2-0 win at AEK Athens. Bayern leads the group with 13 points, two ahead of Ajax, which cannot be overtaken by third-place Benfica.

Juventus 1-0 Valencia
At Turin, Italy, Cristiano Ronaldo set up Mario Mandzukic for the winning goal as Juventus secured a spot in Champions League knockout stage with a 1-0 win over Valencia on Tuesday. Ronaldo got away from his marker with some quick footwork before rolling the ball across for Mario Mandzukic to tap into the net in the 59th minute. Juventus only needed a point to progress but the Bianconeri were keen to get back on track following a surprise home loss against Manchester United in the last round of group matches.

Lyon 2-2 Manchester City
At Lyon, France, Manchester City twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Lyon and secure a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday. Sergio Aguero earned the point City needed to guarantee a top-two finish with a game to spare in Group F, heading in a corner from Riyad Mahrez in the 83rd minute — just after Maxwel Cornet regained the lead for Lyon with his second goal of an end-to-end game. Having joined Memphis Depay in virtually missing an open goal in the first half, Cornet had given Lyon the lead in the 55th with a dipping shot into the corner from just outside the area. Aymeric Laporte equalized in the 62nd minute, also with a header from a set-piece. (CST)

EFL Cup: Foxes advance on penalties after Saints burned by VAR

Leicester City's Nampalys Mendy fired home the decisive spot kick as they beat Southampton 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw on Tuesday to book a Carabao Cup quarterfinal clash with holders Manchester City. Southampton had a Steven Davis goal disallowed by the video assistant referee late in the second half and hit the crossbar through Manolo Gabbiadini in stoppage time with the match going straight to penalties without extra time. After 10 successive penalties found the net, Gabbiadini's weak effort was saved by Leicester keeper Danny Ward and Mendy slotted home the winner. The fourth-round fixture was originally scheduled for last month but was postponed after the Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed in a helicopter crash. (ESPNFC)

Wednesday morning transfer talk

Source: ESPNFC
  • Ashley Cole will be 38 years old by the time the January transfer window opens, but he is still eyeing a return to English football.
  • The future of Manchester United's world-class goalkeeper David De Gea has been up in their air for several months. But after his side's win at home to Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday, Jose Mourinho was confident that his stopper will sign a new deal.
  • Porto's 20-year-old Brazilian defender Eder Militao is a target for Manchester United.

Today's top matches (All times EST)

  • Champions League: Atletico Madrid v Monaco 1pm on TNT
  • Champions League: Lokomotiv Moskva vs Galatasaray 1pm on Galavision
  • Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur vs Inter Milan 3pm on TNT
  • Champions League: Borussia Dortmund vs Club Brugge 3pm on B/R Live
  • Champions League: Napoli vs Crvena Zvezda 3pm on Galavision
  • Champions League: PSG vs Liverpool 3pm on Univision Deportes
  • Champions League: Manchester United vs Young Boys 3pm on B/R Live
  • Champions League: Porto vs Schalke 04 3pm on UniMas

DSD Power Couple of the Day

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and wife Camille Tytgat
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