Tottenham Hotspur
6:45 PM UTC Oct 25, 2016
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6:45 PM UTC Oct 25, 2016
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AC Milan
6:45 PM UTC Oct 25, 2016
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Borussia Monchengladbach
VfB Stuttgart
6:45 PM UTC Oct 25, 2016
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Sparta Rotterdam
PSV Eindhoven
6:45 PM UTC Oct 25, 2016
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2:00 AM UTC Oct 26, 2016
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Cerro Porteño
Independiente Medellín
12:00 AM UTC Oct 26, 2016
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 By Ian Holyman

Ballon d'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead list of 30 nominees

The ESPN FC crew discuss the their leading candidates for the 2016 Ballon d'Or.
Xavi believes Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to win the Ballon d'Or over his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are set to resume their annual battle for the Ballon d'Or after both were named in the list of 30 nominees for the 2016 award on Monday.

France Football, the magazine that founded most prestigious individual honour in football, released the list in which Real Madrid man Ronaldo, 31, and Barcelona's Messi, 29, both featured. The pair have finished first and second in each of the past five years with Messi edging out his great rival three wins to two, including his...

 By Mark Lovell

Renato Sanches beats Marcus Rashford to Golden Boy prize

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Ross Dyer ponder where Renato Sanches' career will go after winning the Golden Boy Award.

Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches has won the 2016 Golden Boy award ahead of Manchester United's Marcus Rashford and Bayern Munich teammate Kingsley Coman.

Bayern signed Sanches on a five-year deal from Benfica in May for €35 million plus add-ons before the 19-year-old caught the eye with a series of scintillating performances for Portugal at Euro 2016.

Sanches beat off strong competition from United's rising star Rashford and France winger Coman for the prestigious Golden Boy prize, which...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Cristiano Ronaldo injury helped Portugal win Euro 2016 - Eric Abidal

Cristiano Ronaldo's latest Instagram pose sends Twitter in a frenzy, and Hugo Lloris is part octopus in The Sweeper.

Portugal benefited from Cristiano Ronaldo's injury during the European Championship final this summer, says former France international Eric Abidal.

Ronaldo went down with a knee issue early in the match, leaving his Portugal teammates without their captain and star player against hosts France. However, Fabio Santos' men managed to overcome the absence and win the match through an Eder strike in extra-time.

And Abidal says Ronaldo's exit relieved the team of having to play a supporting role for...

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Fernando Santos: Portugal can't drop many more points in qualifying

Andre Silva was the star of the match for Portugal, scoring a hat-trick early in their 6-0 domination over the Faroe Islands.
Portugal celebrated six goals in Monday's defeat of Faroe Islands.
Portugal have won two straight games after a defeat to open their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Portugal can not afford to drop many more points as they try to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, coach Fernando Santos said after his side beat the Faroe Islands on Monday.

It was a successful international break for Portugal, with wins of identical 6-0 scorelines against Andorra and the Faroes.

But remembering the 2-0 defeat to Switzerland last month, Santos cautioned that there are still bigger tests to come.

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"We've not won more than three points [against the Faroe Islands]," he told reporters....