Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 2Atletico Madrid wins on Away Goals
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Atlético Nacional
Leg 2Aggregate: 4 - 2
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Pumas UNAM
Deportivo Táchira
Leg 2Aggregate: 2 - 1
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Melbourne Victory
Gamba Osaka
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Guangzhou Evergrande
Sydney FC
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Early Argentina, Dutch survive

Five Aside
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Euro 2016 countdown as France prepares to host summer showdown

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop has selected his pick for Euro 2016.

The countdown starts now ... Just 50 days remain until Euro 2016 kicks off and ESPN FC have specialised bloggers covering all the countries. Here are their pre-tournament thoughts:

ALBANIA: After narrowly losing to Austria in a revealing pre-tournament friendly, an air of uncertainty hangs around the Albanian national team. Supporters know their side harbour no inferiority complex in confronting more seasoned European nations. Yet some fans question if this side will be brave enough to topple...

 By Chris Wright

Liverpool fans confused by Simon Mignolet endorsement of pears

Several Liverpool fans have been rendered aghast after stumbling upon a slightly strange new endorsement deal involving Reds' goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Hardly the most illustrious of star names, Mignolet appears to have missed out on the expensive watches and luxury cars and instead signed a deal to promote fruit, with the Belgian stopper spotted on a crate, diving full length to keep a flying pear out of the back of his net.

 By John Chapman

Belgium faced with key striker decisions, injuries ahead of Euro 2016

The ESPN FC crew debate Belgium's chances at Euro 2016.

With Euro 2016 on the horizon, John Chapman takes a look at how Belgium are shaping up before the tournament this summer.

Projected starting XI

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has more questions than answers. He knows the team he would like to name for the opening game, but he can't be sure that they will all be fit to play.

Ideally, Wilmots would go with the following XI against Italy in Lyon:

Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Witsel, Nainggolan; Ferreira-Carrasco, De Bruyne, Hazard;...

 By Nick Ames

Euro 2016 contenders: How France, Germany, Spain preparation is going

ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein looks ahead to Germany's Euro 2016 group and explains why he believes they will win it all.

The leading contenders for victory at Euro 2016 all take part in high-profile friendlies over the next seven days as they fine-tune their tournament preparations. Here is a health check on the eight leading sides ahead of those warm-up games:

Germany (vs. England, Saturday; vs. Italy, Tuesday)

Germany suffered a few blips in 2015, losing to the U.S., Ireland and France as well as being held to a home draw by Australia. It's no surprise that Joachim Low will want to start this year on the right...

 By Simon Kuper

European Championship 2016:
Five wishes for the tournament

We are just 100 days out from witnessing the best players in Europe go head-to-head for their countries at Euro 2016.
Euro 2016 is now only 100 days away; so sit back and enjoy the sights, sounds and celebrations ahead of France.
Relive all of Cristiano Ronaldo's goals from the Euro Championships, where he hopes to add to this summer.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is aiming to continue his fine goal scoring form at this summer's Euro 2016 Championships.
Both Iker Casillas and Vicente del Bosque are not afraid of change in the Spain squad, but feel it's a necessity in order to improve.

There are just 100 days to go before the 2016 European Championship kicks off in France, but here in cold, gray Paris you wouldn't know it.

The French have fallen out of love with their football team, and barely an advertising poster in the metro reminds you of the approaching tournament.

Many French people find it hard right now to think of anything except terrorism. In the absence of any hype, here are five modest hopes for Euro 2016:

1. A Cinderella story

Small teams hardly ever win anything in...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Ballon d'Or: How the world's top footballers voted in their ballots

The ESPN FC crew discuss the Ballon d'Or voting process and explain whether or not it should be amended.

Who did the world's top footballers vote to win the Ballon d'Or? FIFA has revealed the answers.

The captains of FIFA's national teams, their managers and a media member from each country all had a vote.

While many chose eventual winner Lionel Messi, there were some curious choices.

Notable notes on the votes:

- Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger, Austria's Christian Fuchs and Poland's Robert Lewandowski all voted Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer first.

- Luis Suarez, notably left off...