Among the 30-strong longlist of nominees for the men's Ballon d'Or, no fewer than 15 are in contention for the first time in their careers.
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Cristiano Ronaldo broke the all-time Champions League appearance record as his last-minute goal helped Manchester United beat Villarreal.
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Sergio Busquets said Barcelona's situation is "critical" after Benfica inflicted a second successive 3-0 Champions League defeat on them.
The pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Man United looked to be building before a late goal from Cristiano Ronaldo earned a win over Villarreal.
Chelsea looked tired. Thomas Tuchel's tactics didn't work. Repeating as Champions League winners, while mounting a title challenge, won't be easy.
Eric Garcia was at fault for one goal and was eventually sent off as Barcelona stumbled to an embarrassing 3-0 Champions League defeat at Benfica.
Sevilla's Ivan Rakitic scored a hotly-disputed penalty three minutes from time as they rescued a 1-1 draw at Wolfsburg.
Teenager Karim Adeyemi scored two penalties to earn RB Salzburg a 2-1 home victory over Lille as they took command of Group G.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stoppage-time winner for Manchester United as they came from behind to win against Villarreal at Old Trafford.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice as the German champions crushed Dynamo Kiev 5-0 in their Champions League Group E game.
Barcelona's fortunes took another downward turn after Benfica beat the beleaguered Catalan club in Champions League group stage action on Wednesday.
Thomas Tuchel suffered his second successive 1-0 defeat as Juventus claimed victory over Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Zenit St Petersburg notched the first win of their Champions League Group H campaign with a 4-0 victory over Swedish side Malmo FF.
Atalanta maintained their good start in the Champions League after an opportunist goal from Matteo Pessina saw them beat Young Boys 1-0.
Sheriff Tiraspol's Champions League fairy tale is also a reminder of how unfairly rare it is for a small nation to even get a chance at this level.
Lionel Messi will get the headlines for his first PSG goal but Mauricio Pochettino's men played as a team to get the better of Manchester City.
On the night that Lionel Messi scored his first goal for PSG, he also showed he's willing to get his hands dirty and take one for his new team.
Lionel Messi said that Paris Saint-Germain and his partnership with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will improve as they play more alongside each other.
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