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Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in UCL playoff first leg; CSKA win late

Trent Alexander-Arnold scored his first Liverpool goal as Jurgen Klopp's side took a 2-1 lead in their Champions League qualifier against Hoffenheim.

The Liverpool-born full-back, deputising for the injured Nathaniel Clyne, opened the scoring in the 35th minute by curling home a free kick from outside the box on his European debut.

Liverpool added a second 13 minutes from time when James Milner's cross was deflected in by fellow substitute Havard Nordtveit.

But Hoffenheim, who saw Andrej Kramaric...


Steaua Bucharest change name to FC FCSB following military row

Steaua Bucharest had been locked in a dispute with the Romanian military.

Romanian side Steaua Bucharest have officially changed their name to FC FCSB following a dispute with the Romanian military.

The Romanian Football Federation approved the name change on Thursday, with the club having to make the alteration after a court ruling said that while they had been established as an army side in June 1947, they had lost their right to use a military identity.

The dispute between the two parties arose because the Romanian army wanted more money for the rights.

In 2011, defence...