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Teenager Fati makes history as Barcelona knock Inter out of Champions League

Wednesday, 2019-12-11 10:12:15
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Soccer Football - Champions League - Group F - Inter Milan v FC Barcelona - San Siro, Milan, Italy - December 10, 2019 Barcelona's Anssumane Fati celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates. (Reuters)
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Inter Milan crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday after 17-year-old Ansu Fati became the youngest scorer in the competition’s history by firing in a late winner to seal Barcelona's 2-1 victory at San Siro.

* Napoli sacked Carlo Ancelotti, one of Europe's most successful coaches, on Tuesday (Dec 10), three hours after the Serie A club beat Genk 4-0 to qualify for the Champions League round of 16 and end a nine-match winless run.

* Zenit St Petersburg missed out on a place in the Champions League last-16 when they lost 3-0 away to Benfica in their final Group G match on Tuesday (Dec 10) and finished bottom of the table.

* Chelsea survived a nerve-jangling finale to their 2-1 win over Lille on Tuesday, eventually holding on to clinch a place in the Champions League knock-out stages thanks to first-half goals from Tammy Abraham and captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

* Rodrigo scored the game's only goal as Valencia upset hosts Ajax Amsterdam 1-0 on Tuesday (Dec 10) to finish top of Champions League Group H and eliminate the Dutch club from this season's competition.

* Borussia Dortmund beat Slavia Prague 2-1 on Tuesday (Dec 10) with goals from Jadon Sancho and Julian Brandt to advance to the Champions League knockout stage, leaving Italian side Inter Milan in third place of Group F.

* Olympique Lyonnais fought back from 2-0 down to reach the Champions League's last 16 thanks to a late Memphis Depay goal that earned them a 2-2 home draw against Group G winners RB Leipzig on Tuesday (Dec 10).

* Napoli ended a nine-match winless run in all competitions to reach the Champions League last sixteen as a first-half Arkadiusz Milik hat-trick set up a 4-0 win over Genk on Tuesday.

* Liverpool struck twice in two minutes through Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah to avoid an embarrassing early Champions League exit by winning 2-0 in Salzburg on Tuesday (Dec 10).

* France coach Didier Deschamps has extended his contract by two years until 2022, the French football federation said on Tuesday (Dec 10).

* Amazon.com has secured the rights to broadcast top European soccer Champions League matches for the 2021/22 season in Germany, the US company said on Tuesday (Dec 10).

* There have been more than three million requests for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics tickets via the first lottery phase, three times the demand seen a year out from the London 2012 event which went on to post record sales, Paralympics chief Andrew Parsons has said.

Reuters, CNA