Calafiori own goal sees Spain ease past Italy into last 16

Riccardo Calafiori’s own goal handed Spain a 1-0 victory over defending champions Italy as they booked their place in the last 16 at Euro 2024. The defender’s misfortune 10 minutes after the break ultimately settled the Group B contest in Gelsenkirchen, although had it not been for the heroics of keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who made a string of fine saves the Spaniards would have prevailed in some comfort.

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Swiss show class to down misfiring Hungary

Switzerland battled their way to victory over Hungary as they made a winning start to their Euro 2024 campaign at Cologne Stadium. Kwadwo Duah justified his surprise inclusion by boss Murat Yakin as he slotted home his first international goal, before Michel Aebischer doubled Switzerland’s lead on the stroke of half-time.

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Real Madrid down wasteful Dortmund to win Champions League

Real Madrid rode their luck and overcame an outstanding challenge from Borussia Dortmund to win the Champions League Final at Wembley. The German side hit the woodwork and spurned several chances to take the lead in the first half but a Dani Carvajal header 16 minutes from time turned the tide with Vinicius Jr adding a late second to secures a record extending 15th Champions League crown for Los Blancos.

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Sabitzer sends Dortmund past Atletico Madrid into semi-finals

Borussia Dortmund reached their first Champions League semi-final in 11 years by producing a superb second-half comeback to beat Atletico Madrid 5-4 on aggregate. Having lost the first leg 2-1 in Madrid, Dortmund quickly turned things around with Julian Brandt and Chelsea loanee Ian Maatsen both scoring from tight angles in the first half.

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Kane leads Bayern past Lazio into quarter-finals

Harry Kane scored two to help Bayern Munich overturn a first-leg deficit against Lazio and advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Trailing 1-0 from the first leg in Rome, Bayern looked set for a frustrating night until Kane’s header levelled the scores on aggregate. Long-serving Thomas Muller doubled the lead on the night with another header.

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