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Portugal, France, Germany drawn together at Euro 2020 as England get Croatia

Sunday, 2019-12-01 09:13:24
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Soccer Football - Euro 2020 Finals Draw - Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania - November 30, 2019 (L - R) Finland coach Markku Kanerva, Denmark coach Age Hareide, Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov and Belgium coach Roberto Martinez pose after being drawn in Group B. (Reuters)
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Reigning European champions Portugal will come up against World Cup winners France and Germany in the standout group at Euro 2020 following Saturday's (Nov 30) draw for the tournament in Bucharest, as England came out alongside Croatia.

* Two goals from Mario Pasalic helped Atalanta to a convincing 3-0 win in Serie A at struggling regional rivals Brescia on Saturday.

* Sergio Ramos scored a goal and conceded a penalty as Real Madrid battled past Alaves 2-1 on Saturday (Nov 30) to go top of La Liga before Sunday's game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

* Wilfried Zaha shone for Crystal Palace as they ended a winless run of five Premier League games with a 2-0 victory at Burnley on Saturday.

* Rudi Garcia's Lyon battled back to claim a fourth Ligue 1 win in five games with a 2-1 victory at Strasbourg on Saturday (Nov 30), moving to fourth in the table.

* Aaron Cresswell eased the pressure on Manuel Pellegrini as the West Ham defender fired his struggling side to a shock 1-0 win at Chelsea on Saturday (Nov 30).

* Jose Mourinho's perfect start as Tottenham manager stretched to three games as Spurs saw off Bournemouth 3-2 thanks to Dele Alli's double on Saturday (Nov 30).

* Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised the character of his Premier League leaders after a first-half double from Virgil van Dijk lifted them 11 points clear despite the sending off of goalkeeper Alisson Becker in a 2-1 win over Brighton on Saturday (Nov 30).

* Manchester City's Premier League title hopes faltered once more as the champions twice blew a lead to draw 2-2 at Newcastle on Saturday (Nov 30).

* Lewis Hamilton claimed his first pole position in four months with a scorching record lap at the Yas Marina circuit on Saturday (Nov 30) as Mercedes dominated qualifying ahead Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Reuters, CNA