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- Sports · UEFA Champions League · Soccer · FC Barcelona · Barcelona · Juventus F.C. · Paris Saint-Germain FC · Sevilla FC · FC Dynamo Kyiv · Kiev · Rennes · Frank Lampard · Krasnodar · Manchester United F.C. · Manchester · Paris · RB Leipzig · Leipzig · La Liga (Spain) · Olivier Giroud

Foot­ball: Barcelona and Ju­ven­tus have joined Chelsea and Sevilla in qual­i­fy­ing for the knock-out rounds of Cham­pi­ons League foot­ball with two games to spare. Barca trounced Dy­namo Kiev 4-nil while Ju­ven­tus needed a latewin­ner to pip Ferenc­varos 2-1. Chelsea booked their place with a 2-1 win over Rennes — sub­sti­tute Olivier Giroud scored an in­jury timewin­ner. Man­ager Frank Lam­pard said de­spite lim­it­ed­min­utes, Giroud was a vi­tal squad mem­ber. Sevilla are through af­ter a 2-1 win over Krasnodar, Manchester United beat Is­tan­bul Basak­se­hir 4-1, while Paris Saint Ger­main de­feated RB Leipzig 1-nil.

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