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Thurs­day Novem­ber 22

EGYPT: Beaten by Esper­ance in the CAF Champions League Fi­nal ear­lier in the month, Al Ahly sack coach Pa­trice Carteron for fail­ing to de­liver a ninth con­ti­nen­tal ti­tle.

Fri­day Novem­ber 23

BanGladEsh: Two play­ers from each side are sent off as Dhaka Aba­hani lift the Fed­er­a­tion Cup for a third suc­ces­sive year with a 3-1 vic­tory over Bashund­hara Kings.

GER­ManY: Borus­sia Dort­mund sign on-loan Paco Al­cacer from Barcelona for a re­ported € 23m. sPaIn: Ger­man mag­a­zine Der Spiegel re­ports that Real Madrid cap­tain Ser­gio Ramos failed a drugs test af­ter the 2017 Champions League Fi­nal vic­tory over Ju­ven­tus.

Satur­day Novem­ber 24

aR­GEnTIna: The sec­ond leg of the Lib­er­ta­dores Cup Fi­nal is post­poned for 24 hours af­ter Boca Ju­niors’ team bus is at­tacked by River Plate sup­port­ers.

EnG­land: Mau­r­izio Sarri suf­fers his first loss as Chelsea boss with a 3-1 de­feat at Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur.

FRanCE: Thierry Henry wins his first game as a coach, at the seventh time of ask­ing, as Monaco beat fel­low strug­glers Caen 1-0.

GER­ManY: On loan from Wat­ford, Dodi Lukebakio is the first player to score a Bun­desliga hat-trick against Bayern Mu­nich since Schalke’s Ebbe Sand in 2001 as For­tuna Dus­sel­dorf earn a 3-3 draw.

ITalY: Gior­gio Chiellini comes on as a sub in a 2-0 vic­tory over SPAL and his 483rd ap­pear­ance for Ju­ven­tus puts him fifth on the club’s all-time list.

sPaIn: San­ti­ago So­lari’s first game as Real Madrid’s full-time coach ends in a 3-0 loss at Eibar. Ous­mane Dembele gets a last-minute equaliser as Barcelona draw 1-1 at Atletico Madrid.

Sun­day Novem­ber 25

aR­GEnTIna: Three hours be­fore kick-off, the Lib­er­ta­dores Cup Fi­nal is post­poned for a sec­ond time.

BRaZIl: Palmeiras win 1-0 at Vasco da Gama and are crowned Brazil­ian champions for a 10th time.

ChIna: Cedric Bakambu’s penalty earns Beijing Guoan a 1-1 draw with Shan­dong Luneng in their home leg of the Chi­nese Cup Fi­nal.

EGYPT: Ghana­ian striker John An­twi gets a hat-trick in Misr LelMakkasa’s 4-3 vic­tory over ENPPI to be­come the top for­eign scorer in Egyp­tian foot­ball with 63 goals.

MO­ROCCO: Raja take a 3-0 lead against V Club of DR Congo in their home leg of the CAF Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup Fi­nal.

PERU: A 1-1 draw at Univer­si­dad San Martin sees Mel­gar clinch the Clausura ti­tle. REPUB­lIC OF IRE­land: Mick McCarthy is ap­pointed man­ager of Repub­lic of Ire­land but he will be re­placed by Stephen Kenny af­ter Euro 2020. VEnEZUEla: De­portivo Lara beat La Guaira 1-0 in the Clausura play-off Fi­nal and will now face Aper­tura champions Zamora.

Mon­day Novem­ber 26

GE­OR­GIa: Sabur­talo beat Di­namo Tbil­isi 2-1 to win the league ti­tle for the first time.

Tues­day Novem­ber 27

CaF ChaMPIOns lEaGUE: ASF Bobo Dioulasso of Burk­ina Faso shock 2008 run­ners-up Co­ton Sport of Cameroon with a 3-1 win in the first leg of their pre­lim­i­nary­round tie. Al Nasr of Libya thrash Al Hi­lal Juba of South Su­dan 5-1 on their com­pe­ti­tion de­but.

GER­ManY: A man iden­ti­fied as “Sergej W”, who car­ried out a bomb at­tack on Borus­sia Dort­mund’s team bus be­fore a Champions League game against Monaco in 2017, is jailed for 14 years. UEFa ChaMPIOns lEaGUE: Ajax qual­ify for the knock­out stage of the tournament for the first time in 12 years, where they are joined by Bayern Mu­nich, Ju­ven­tus, Manch­ester City, Manch­ester United, Real Madrid and Roma.

UKRaInE: Fol­low­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of mar­tial law in sev­eral re­gions in Ukraine, the Europa League game be­tween Vorskla Poltava and Arse­nal is moved to Kiev. UZBEK­IsTan: Loko­mo­tiv Tashkent beat Pakhtakor Tashkent 3-2 to win

the Uzbek­istan Su­per League for a third suc­ces­sive sea­son.

Wednesday Novem­ber 28

CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Semi-fi­nal­ists last sea­son, Primeiro de Agosto of An­gola come from two goals down at home to beat AS Otoho of Congo 4-2 in their pre­lim­i­nary round first leg.

LIBYA: Al It­ti­had beat Mir­a­cle Club de Ban­drani of the Co­moros 8-0 to set a new record for an away win in the CAF Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup.

PARAGUAY: Olimpia beat Guarani 4-1 to win the Clausura with two games to spare.

QATAR: Al Sadd de­fender Ab­delka­rim Has­san is named AFC Player of the Year.

REPUB­LIC OF IRE­LAND: Hav­ing been ap­pointed as­sis­tant to new na­tional man­ager Mick McCarthy, Rob­bie Keane – who is the coun­try’s record ap­pear­ances holder and scorer, with 68 goals in 148 games – an­nounces his

play­ing re­tire­ment, aged 38. UEFA CHAMP LEAGUE: Atletico Madrid, Borus­sia Dort­mund, Porto and Schalke seal last-16 places with a game to spare.

Thurs­day Novem­ber 29

CYPRUS: Play­ers’ union FifPro re­veals three un­named play­ers have been di­ag­nosed with se­ri­ous heart con­di­tions af­ter be­ing given “uniden­ti­fied sub­stances” by their Cypriot clubs to aid re­cov­ery.

EUROPA LEAGUE: Dy­namo Kiev, Fener­bahce, Real Betis, Red Bull Salzburg, Sport­ing and Zenit se­cure places in the knock­out round.

LIB­ER­TA­DORES CUP: CONMEBOL an­nounce that the sec­ond leg of the Fi­nal be­tween River Plate and Boca Ju­niors will be played on De­cem­ber 9 at the San­ti­ago Bern­abeu Sta­dium in Madrid.

Fri­day Novem­ber 30

CAMEROON: CAF takes host­ing rights for the 2019 African Na­tions Cup away from Cameroon due to a lack of progress in prepa­ra­tion for a tournament that starts in June.

SIERRA LEONE: CAF’s Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee de­cides to ex­pel Sierra Leone from the African Na­tions Cup qual­i­fiers and all their matches are now an­nulled.

SPAIN: La Liga files a law­suit with a civil court in Madrid to force the Span­ish Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion to al­low Girona’s home game against Barcelona on Jan­uary 26 to be played in Mi­ami.

Satur­day De­cem­ber 1

CHILE: Univer­si­dad Ca­tolica are crowned na­tional champions as they beat De­portes Te­muco 2-1 on the fi­nal day of the sea­son.

CHINA: A 2-2 draw away to Shan­dong Luneng sees Beijing Guoan win the Chi­nese FA Cup on away goals af­ter the Fi­nal fin­ishes 3-3 on ag­gre­gate.

Sun­day De­cem­ber 2

ENG­LAND: Divock Origi scores in the 96th-minute as Liver­pool beat Ever­ton 1-0 in the 100th league derby to be played at An­field.

FRANCE: Af­ter 14 suc­ces­sive wins, Paris Saint-Ger­main drop their first points of the sea­son in Ligue 1 with a 2-2 draw away to Bordeaux.

HOL­LAND: PSV Eind­hoven’s 100 per cent start to the Ere­di­visie sea­son ends with a 2-1 loss to Feyeno­ord in their 14th game.

MO­ROCCO: Juan Car­los Gar­rido, who led Al Ahly to vic­tory in 2014, be­comes the first coach to win the CAF Con­fed­er­a­tion Cup with

two clubs as Raja lose 3-1 away to V Club of DR Congo but win 4-3 on ag­gre­gate.

ScoT­lANd: Bren­dan Rodgers equals Wal­ter Smith’s record at Rangers in the 1990s by win­ning a seventh suc­ces­sive do­mes­tic tro­phy as Celtic beat Aberdeen 1-0 in the League Cup Fi­nal.

UeFA: It is an­nounced that a third Euro­pean club com­pe­ti­tion, with the work­ing ti­tle “Europa League 2”, will be in­tro­duced from 2021.

USA: Gregg Berhal­ter re­places in­terim boss Dave Sarachan as na­tional coach.

Mon­day De­cem­ber 3

BAl­loN d’or: Real Madrid and Croa­tia mid­fielder Luka Mo­dric is the first player other than Li­onel Messi or Cris­tiano Ron­aldo to claim the award in more than a decade.

eNG­lANd: Southamp­ton part com­pany with man­ager Mark Hughes, along with his as­sis­tants Mark Bowen and Ed­die Niedzwiecki.

iTAlY: In­ter­nazionale striker Mauro Icardi is named Serie A’s Player of 2017-18 by the Ital­ian Play­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion. Mas­si­m­il­iano Al­le­gri wins the coach award and his Ju­ven­tus side are voted best team.

SPAiN: Ex-Barcelona pres­i­dent Josep Lluis Nunez dies, aged 87.

UeFA: Hun­gary and Slove­nia are both as­sured of a place at the Euro Un­der-21 Cham­pi­onship in 2021 af­ter be­ing con­firmed as co-hosts.

Tues­day De­cem­ber 4

FrANce: Paris Saint-Ger­main’s home game against Mont­pel­lier and Toulouse v Lyon on Satur­day are both post­poned at the re­quest of the police fol­low­ing vi­o­lent protests in ma­jor French cities over the past three week­ends against a rise in fuel tax. Monaco move out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone as two Radamel Fal­cao penal­ties give them a 2-0 vic­tory at Amiens.

SPAiN: Ath­letic Bil­bao, who have not won in La Liga since the open­ing day of the sea­son, sack coach Ed­uardo Ber­izzo fol­low­ing Mon­day’s 3-0 loss at Le­vante and re­place him with Gaizka Gar­i­tano.

Wednesday De­cem­ber 5

eNG­lANd: Ralph Hasen­huttl be­comes Southamp­ton’s fourth man­ager in two years. iTAlY: For­mer Arse­nal chief ex­ec­u­tive Ivan Gazidis is con­firmed as the new CEO of Mi­lan. PArAGUAY: Guarani beat Olimpia on penal­ties af­ter a 2-2 draw in the Paraguayan Cup Fi­nal. ScoT­lANd: Kil­marnock go top

of the Scot­tish top flight for the first time in 20 years with a 2-0 vic­tory over Liv­ingston.

SPAIN: Diego Sime­one’s 400th game as coach of Atletico Madrid ends with a 4-0 vic­tory over Sant An­dreu in the Span­ish Cup.

VENEZUELA: An­to­nio Romero gets a hat-trick as Aper­tura champions Zamora beat Clausura win­ners De­portivo Lara 4-0 to win the Serie Fi­nal 5-1 on ag­gre­gate.

Thurs­day De­cem­ber 6

AR­GENTINA: Rosario Cen­tral draw 1-1 with Gim­na­sia La Plata and win on penal­ties in the Cup Fi­nal.

FRANCE: Monaco’s game with Nice on Fri­day night be­comes the third Ligue 1 fix­ture of the com­ing week­end to be called off due to re­cent protests across France.

Fri­day De­cem­ber 7

ITALY: Ce­sare Pran­delli re­places Ivan Juric, who is sacked af­ter Genoa’s Ital­ian Cup loss to third-tier Vir­tus En­tella on Thurs­day. Luigi Radice, who led Torino to their last Scud­etto, dies aged 83. Ju­ven­tus beat In­ter 1-0 in the Derby d’Italia.

Satur­day De­cem­ber 8

ENG­LAND: Liver­pool win 4-0 at Bournemouth to go top of the ta­ble and are now the only un­beaten side in the Pre­mier League this sea­son af­ter Manch­ester City lose 2-0 away at Chelsea.

GER­MANY: Jadon San­cho scores the winner as Borus­sia Dort­mund win 2-1 at Ruhr ri­vals Schalke to move nine points clear at the top of the Bun­desliga.

SOUTH KOREA: Daegu col­lect their first sil­ver­ware since be­ing founded in 2002, beat­ing Ul­san Hyundai 5-1 on ag­gre­gate in the Korean Cup Fi­nal.

SPAIN: Barcelona go three points clear at the top of La Liga by thrash­ing city ri­vals Es­panyol 4-0.

USA: At­lanta United beat Port­land Tim­bers 2-0 to win the MLS Cup for the first time.

Sun­day De­cem­ber 9

IN­DONE­SIA: Per­sija Jakarta beat Mi­tra Kukar 2-1 to pip PSM Makas­sar to the ti­tle by a point.

JA­PAN: Urawa Red Di­a­monds win the Em­peror’s Cup, beat­ing Ve­galta Sendai 1-0 in the Fi­nal.

LIB­ER­TA­DORES CUP: River Plate beat Boca Ju­niors 3-1 in Madrid to win 5-3 on ag­gre­gate in the Fi­nal.

Mon­day De­cem­ber 10

AFRICAN NA­TIONS CUP: CAF says it will hold an ex­tra­or­di­nary meet­ing on Jan­uary 9 to choose new hosts for the 2019 fi­nals.

SPAIN: Vil­lar­real sack Javier Calleja and ap­point Luis Gar­cia Plaza un­til the end of the sea­son. Barcelona aban­don plans to play a league fix­ture against Girona in Mi­ami.

Tues­day De­cem­ber 11

AFF CHAM­PI­ONSHIP: Malaysia come from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Viet­nam in their home leg of the Fi­nal. UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Lu­cas Moura’s late goal earns Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur a 1-1 draw away at Barcelona to edge out In­ter­nazionale and reach the last 16, where they are joined by Paris Saint-Ger­main and Liver­pool.

Wednesday De­cem­ber 12

CEN­TRAL AFRICAN REPUB­LIC: Ex-fed­er­a­tion pres­i­dent Pa­triceE­douard Ngaissona, who is a CAF com­mit­tee mem­ber, is ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of com­mit­ting war crimes.

CLUB WORLD CUP: Khalid Eisa saves two spot-kicks in the open­ing game of the tournament as UAE’s Al Ain beat Team Welling­ton on penal­ties af­ter com­ing from 3-0 down to draw 3-3.

ENG­LAND: At 14 years and 314 days, Manch­ester United’s Shola Shore­tire be­comes the youngest player ever to ap­pear in the UEFA Youth League, com­ing on as a sub in a 2-1 win away to Va­len­cia.

FRANCE: Rennes an­nounce in­terim coach Julien Stephan will be in charge un­til the end of the sea­son.

SPAIN: Real Madrid suf­fer their big­gest-ever home de­feat in Europe as they lose 3-0 to CSKA Moscow.

SUDAMERICANA CUP: Af­ter a 1-1 draw in both legs, Brazil’s Atletico Paranaense beat Colom­bia’s Ju­nior on penal­ties in the Fi­nal. UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Lyon draw 1-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk to be­come the fi­nal team through to the last 16.

Thurs­day De­cem­ber 13

AUS­TRALIA: The A-League is to ex­pand, with West­ern Mel­bourne en­ter­ing the com­pe­ti­tion next sea­son and Macarthur South West United join­ing in 2020.

ENG­LAND: The FA con­firm Martin Glenn will leave his role as FA chief ex­ec­u­tive in May 2019.

GREECE: Olympiakos beat Mi­lan 3-1 to qual­ify for the Europa League knock­out stage at the ex­pense of the Ital­ian side.

TU­NISIA: Ex-France in­ter­na­tional Alain Giresse will start work as na­tional coach on Jan­uary 1.

hat-trick...niklas sule and his Bayern Mu­nich team-mates strug­gled to find a way to stop For­tuna dus­sel­dorf’s dodi lukebakio (left)

Play-off win... De­portivo Lara

Asia’s best...Ab­delka­rim Has­san

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