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Arsenal face Bayern Munich in Champions League

Arsenal's stars (pictured, centre, in training today) were handed a tough draw in the Champions League knockout stages against German giants Bayern Munich, who they have played six times in last three years. Leicester's magic journey now takes them to Spanish side Sevilla, while Manchester City will take on free-scoring French side Monaco. 

Ballon d'Or 2016 LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi battle it out to be winner

France Football will announce the winner of this year's Ballon d'Or in Paris on Monday night, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi once again expected to battle it out for the award. Ronaldo is favourite to claim what would be his fourth Ballon d'Or title after leaked pictures appeared the show the Real Madrid star posing with the award.

There are now fresh calls for Jurgen Klopp to reinstate Simon Mignolet after Loris Karius faced further criticism for his display against West Ham. Sportsmail compares the two goalkeepers

While the protagonists for the year's best player have remained largely the same since 2008, FIFA's split from Ballon d'Or means Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are competing for two separate gongs.

At around 7pm tonight Cristiano Ronaldo will be announced as the 2016 Ballon d’Or winner. France Football magazine leaked that the Portuguese star is to claim the honour for the fourth time.

CRAIG HOPE: Arsenal will never have a better chance of beating Bayern Munich and making it beyond the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time in seven years.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has jumped to the defence of his goalkeeper Loris Karius, in light of criticism from both Gary and Phil Neville. 

Manchester United's Europa League adventure will continue with a round of 32 tie with St Etienne, a match up that Paul Pogba will relish as it sees him taking on his brother Florentin.

JEFF POWELL: In the five years since Chunky was adjudged a loser to the Saint the clamour for a rematch has ebbed and flowed. Now the door has reopened, with a stadium fight more than likely.

Man United news: Henrikh Mkhitaryan leaves Lowry in flash Lamborghini Aventador

Manchester United ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan left the Lowry Hotel in a flash Lamborghini Aventador this morning, fresh off the back of his heroics against Tottenham at Old Trafford.  The Armenian ace has finally found his stride at Old Trafford and struck the only goal as Jose Mourinho's side registered a vital three points.  And Mkhitaryan is driving a car befitting of his recent dazzling performances, leaving Manchester's Lowry Hotel in a £250,000 white Lamborghini Aventador.

Marouane Fellaini is thought to have been consoled in the dressing room after thousands of supporters were heard jeering his introduction as a late substitute during the 1-0 win over Tottenham.

27-year-old midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan created a little bit of history for Armenia on Sunday after netting the only goal in Manchester United's 1-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford.

It is Pogba versus Pogba for Manchester United in the last-32 of the Europa League, with manager Jose Mourinho set to continue respecting a competition they believe is winnable.

Crowd trouble at the first leg of the European Cup Winners' Cup tie in France on 14 September 1977 meant United were banned from playing at Old Trafford and forced to find a home from home.

India vs England cricket Test match sees Madeleine McCann and Adam Johnson jokes on screen

England cricket fans have sparked controversy by hijacking a stadium scoreboard in India to post tasteless messages about Adam Johnson, Madeleine McCann and Josef Fritzl. Those watching the fourth Test match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai were invited to send messages of support for their team that were then displayed on the giant screen. But soon sick jokes began to appear that were visible to thousands of spectators inside the stadium.

England crash to a humiliating defeat as Ravichandran Ashwin takes the final four wickets

PAUL NEWMAN IN MUMBAI: England's embarrassment was complete when they were hurried to 195 all out by India's brilliant spinners who have shown up England's to be far inferior in conditions that should suit them down to the ground. And it is a defeat that, with England 3-0 down with one to play, leaves question marks over the captaincy of Alastair Cook, who will now face questions over whether this is the right time for him to end his four-year reign.

LAWRENCE BOOTH IN MUMBAI: England are now 3-0 down with one game to come, starting in Chennai on Friday. If they lose that match, it would be their worst defeat since the 2013-14 Ashes.

England slipped to defeat in India as they were beaten by an innings-and-36-runs on the final day of the fourth Test in Mumbai. Sportsmail's NASSER HUSSAIN gives his ratings.

LAWRENCE BOOTH IN MUMBAI: Ashwin's match figures of 12 for 167 were the second best by an Indian bowler against England, behind only Vinoo Mankad's 12 for 108 at Madras in 1951-52.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists 'I want Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at the club'

Sportsmail reported that Arsenal are yet to open talks over a new contract with the 23-year-old England international, who has 18 months to run on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal are locked in negotiations to extend the deals for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil who have similar terms remaining on their existing deals, but Arsene Wenger is adamant Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is integral to his plans as well.

Arsenal face Bayern Munich AGAIN and Twitter has a field day... the best UCL draw memes

Arsenal will be making an all too familiar trip to Germany for the next round of the Champions League, after being drawn against Bavarian giants Bayern Munich yet again. Arsene Wenger's men look to have pulled the short straw in this season's final 16 and will face the side who so ruthlessly put them to the sword to the tune of 5-1 last season at the Allianz Arena. Despite winning their group in comfortable fashion Arsenal will not be rewarded for the endeavours and have been pencilled in to face Carlo Ancelotti's men in mid-February.

KIT HOLDEN: Arsenal it is, then. Again. For the fourth time in the last five seasons, Bayern Munich must prepare to take on Arsene Wenger's team in their bid for Champions League glory.

Harry Kane believes Tottenham need to find a different way to 'unlock the door' if they are to challenge for the Premier League crown. The north Londoners sit 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Devis was reprimanded by a refereeing committee for his conduct in the tunnel by the home changing rooms where, a report said, he had been talking to Barcelona players before the game.

Conor McGregor and pals 'stuffed' in a Rolls Royce as UFC star takes motor for a spin

In recent days the Irish UFC star has been sharing insights into his high-rolling lifestyle. McGregor chartered a private jet to eat chicken in Texas, been snapped posing in club VIP areas and shown off his stacks of cash. Now McGregor has unveiled his newest millionaire's play-thing: a Rolls Royce.

Anthony Joshua reveals secret to his success

Anthony Joshua has taken to the swimming pool to relax after defending his world heavyweight title in emphatic fashion on Saturday night — and he has revealed his secret to longevity. Eric Molina was the unfortunate man in the world champion's path at the weekend, with Joshua forcing a stoppage in the third round at the Manchester Arena. And the 27-year-old boxer has revealed to his fans how he keeps in shape after securing the 18th victory of his professional career.

Anthony Joshua teamed back up with former amateur mentor Rob McCracken on a full-time basis ahead of Saturday's successful defence of his IBF heavyweight title against Eric Molina.

Yafai joined the likes of fellow 2008 Beijing Olympics fighters James DeGale and Billy Joe Saunders on the list, as the UK overtook USA and their 12 title holders at the top of the table.

A war of words has broken out between the Fijian Rugby Union and the coach who steered the Islanders to a first Olympic gold in the nation's history.

Real Madrid's Club World Cup win hindered season... but Cristiano Ronaldo and Co have

Despite having to be up at around 5am for their 13-hour flight from Madrid to Japan on Sunday, Real Madrid's players touched down at Tokyo's Haneda airport with big smiles on their faces. They were already up in the clouds on Saturday night when Sergio Ramos' injury time goal gave them a new club record of 35 games unbeaten. Whatever happens they will be top of La Liga at the end of 2016 and they want to kick off the new year as newly-crowned World Club Champions too having extended that unbeaten run to 37 games.

Sergio Ramos shows off symbolic numbers inked on his hand as Real Madrid star prepares for

30-year-old Spanish international Sergio Ramos, known for his body art, took to Instagram on Sunday evening to post a photo of his new ink work. In the photo, the Spanish international showed off the numbers 35, 90+, 32 and 19, with the caption: 'The numbers of my life in the purest colour. Guess what they mean?'

Arsene Wenger wants his Arsenal team to rise to the challenge of coping with the shock of losing Shkodran Mustafi until the New Year. The German will be sidelined for three weeks.

Crewe Alexandra have confirmed that Dario Gradi has been suspended by the Football Association following claims he 'smoothed over' a complaint of child sex abuse.

RALPH ELLIS: Another stellar weekend of action saw Chelsea edge out West Brom en route to yet another win whilst Liverpool lost ground in the title race. 

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri excited to face Sevilla in Champions League final as the

Claudio Ranieri has welcomed Leicester's Champions League draw against Sevilla as their debut campaign continues to the knockout stage. Having stunningly won the Premier League last season and then topped Group G ahead of Porto, FC Copenhagen and Club Brugge, Ranieri acknowledged his side represented a favourable draw for any of the group runners-up. But having avoided the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid to land the team who have won the Europa League for three straight years, he too was happy with the outcome in Nyon on Monday.

Barcelona fly out to Doha for glamour friendly just days before derby against Espanyol

As Real Madrid prepare for the FIFA Club World Cup semi-final in Japan, Barcelona have flown to Doha for a friendly against Al-Ahli Saudi on the day they also announced the extension of a commercial tie.  Qatar Airways hopes to maintain its partnership with Barcelona despite ending its contract to sponsor the Spanish champions' shirts, CEO Akbar Al Baker has revealed.

Ahead of a busy week in the Barclays Premier League, with all 20 teams in action, Sportsmail brings you the latest squad news, odds and stats on every top flight fixture as it breaks.

His abundant energy is one of the key reasons why Liverpool are challenging for the title this season - but even by Adam Lallana's standards, this weekend was impressive.

There are those who say Juventus have already won the Scudetto. But second-placed Roma meet AC Milan, third, on Monday night in the Eternal City to prove their title credentials.

Chelsea star Costa celebrates his match-winning heroics with a dressing room beer

Chelsea striker Diego Costa was the man of the moment yet again for the Blues and, after propelling his side to an all important victory over West Brom, celebrated with a dressing room beer. The Brazilian star is back to his best for Antonio Conte's side and grabbed the game's only goal as the Blues swept aside West Brom and increased their lead at the Premier League summit. And following the full-time whistle the lethal forward decided to enjoy his heroics with a Singha beer in the dressing room, as the team wound down and music played.

I'm not dead and for those of you who wish I was, better luck next time! James Haskell

NEW England flanker James Haskell has reassured fans he is alive after rumours surfaced on the internet that he had died of a steroid overdose. Other claims to have emerged stated that Haskell had been selling drugs and had quit the sport, but the Wasps back row posted a video on YouTube in which he described the fake stories as 'click-bait'.

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff have jointly declared their partnership will be stronger than ever next year despite the controversy surrounding the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Chelsea are almost certain to avoid a points deduction for their role in the angry melee with Manchester City. The Blues' win over Pep Guardiola's side was overshadowed by a mass confrontation.

MailOnline Sport has teamed up with EA SPORTS, the Lead Partner of the Premier League, to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets  to Everton vs Liverpool on Monday, December 19 (8pm).

Mark Clattenburg amuses Twitter with Cristiano Ronaldo stance during Liverpool v West Ham

Mark Clattenburg is not a man to shy away from the limelight, and he was the subject of much merriment on social media once again on Sunday.  Clattenburg was referee for Liverpool's Premier League clash at home to West Ham United, and awarded the Hammers a free kick after 27 minutes. While Dimitri Payet may have swing the set piece perfectly into the bottom corner to draw the Hammers level at 1-1, for many the focus was instead on Clattenburg, and his rather odd stance.

Have Manchester United handed Antonio Valencia a trophy worth £14.99?

Antonio Valencia is fast staking his claim as one of the Premier League's foremost full-backs after claiming Manchester United's Player of the Month award for November. The Ecuadorian saw off Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Michael Carrick to collect the award after scooping 39 percent of the votes. Carrick came second with 32 percent while Ibrahimovic was close behind on 29 percent. However, it appears as though Manchester United have been cutting costs in the trophy department with Valencia's prize bearing a striking resemblance to one that can be purchased online for just £12.99.

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino is ready to take the next step towards a first-team comeback. He will feature in their Under 23s' game with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday.

Sofiane Boufal's superb second-half strike sealed Saints a much-needed victory at St Mary's but there were jeers from sections of the home support after a disappointing first period.

Manchester United remain in talks with Aston Villa over the potential loan of goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, while Norwich City, Bristol City and Wigan Athletic are also interested

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Belgium international Divock Origi (right) restored parity at 2-2 with an early strike in the second half        

Torino 1-3 Juventus: Gonzalo Higuain strikes either side of half-time to seal Turin derby

Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A with a resilient display against local rivals Torino. Andrea Belotti had given Torino the lead with a fine header after 16 minutes but they could only hold onto it for 12 minutes with Gonzalo Higuain scoring the equaliser. The £75million man struck again with eight minutes remaining on the clock before substitute Miralem Pjanic added a third in second-half injury time.

Justin Kluivert, Patrick Kluivert's son, is called up to the senior Ajax squad

Ajax fans may have thought the years had rolled backwards when looking at the team-sheet for their game against FC Twente, with an attacking forward named Kluivert waiting on the bench. Justin Kluivert, aged just 17, was called up into the senior Ajax squad for their Eredivise clash away to FC Twente.

Southampton 1-0 Middlesbrough: Record signing Sofiane Boufal's screamer settles clash as

MARTHA KELNER AT ST MARY'S STADIUM: Sofiane Boufal was the subject of a collectors’ poster in Southampton’s match day programme on Sunday, holding his index finger aloft but curiously faceless, as if for the owner to draw their own impression. A few more goals like his 53rd minute winner and Saints supporters will easily be able to sketch him from memory. It had been eight days to forget for the south coast club. First a heavy defeat at Crystal Palace, then elimination from the Europa League, not to mention the more serious matter of being dragged further into the mire of the historic sex abuse scandal plaguing British football.

Alan Shearer believes there is a very good reason why Chelsea and Arsenal are currently occupying first and second place and why Liverpool and Manchester City are struggling to keep up.

Payet has only bagged one league goal this term following his impressive debut campaign, but the France international has created more chances in 2016 for his team-mates than anyone else.

Southampton manager Claude Puel admits other players will have to step up after Charlie Austin was ruled out for up to four months with a dislocated shoulder.

The Football Association has had enough time to reform itself and the Government must now step in to bring about change after 50 years of failure, according to former chairman Lord Triesman.

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Five recent FA leaders are calling on the Government to appoint a regulator to carry out wholesale reform of English football’s ruling body.

Jose Mourinho is set to speak to the media ahead of Manchester United's visit to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday night. Follow our live updates here.

Carlos Tevez stars for Boca Juniors in victory over fierce rivals River Plate in what

Carlos Tevez was the hero after scoring a brace for victors Boca Juniors in what could be his final 'Superclasico' clash against bitter rivals River Plate in Argentina. In the match between two sides who are widely regarded as the fiercest rivals in world football, the former Manchester City star scored twice as Boca came from a goal behind to eventually win 4-2 at their rival's El Monumental home. The 32 year-old has hinted that he will soon retire, despite talk of a final lucrative move to the Chinese Super League - where Shanghai Shenua boss Gus Poyet has confirmed the club's interest.

Brazilian clubs pay tributes to fallen Chapecoense stars on final day of season as

Brazil's football clubs and fans paid tribute to Chapecoense on Sunday on the last day of the league season as Internacional were relegated for the first time in their 107-year history. Before the final nine matches, teams lined up to observe a minute's silence for the Chapecoense players and officials killed when their plane crashed in Colombia on November 28.

Eduardo Salvio and Raul Jiminez fire Benfica to victory over Sporting after exiting

A pair of headers from Eduardo Salvio and Raul Jiminez saw Benfica win the Lisbon derby and secure their lead at the top of the league. Dutch striker Bas Dost pulled one back for the visitors but Benfica held on to get a deserved victory. The result sees the Portuguese champions stretch their lead at the top of the table to four points.

Matteo Darmian believes Christmas is make or break for Manchester United this season. Jose Mourinho's side closed the gap between themselves and the top four to six points on Sunday.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte feels Diego Costa has learned to control his aggression on the pitch after the volatile striker completed his 10th game without a booking.

Jose Mourinho has been surprised by Phil Jones’s return to form and fitness for Manchester United after seeing the England defender’s Old Trafford career hampered by a succession of injuries.

Eddie Howe believes Bournemouth must press ahead with plans for an 'emotional' move from Dean Court to realise their Premier League potential.

Madrid are understood to have had a £9million proposal rejected for the 17-year-old though AIK are prepared to sell should they receive an offer to break the Swedish record of £14million.

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has warned fiery winger James McClean to stay out of trouble after the Irishman escaped further punishment from the FA over a mass melee.

Chelsea face huge damages bill: Fears for a generation of kids as six come forward to say

The number of alleged abuse victims of former Chelsea scout Eddie Heath has doubled in a week from three to six, with fears growing that many players from a generation in the Seventies were affected. It seems increasingly likely that Chelsea could face a multi-million-pound claim for damages from a group action of victims. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that one youngster, viewed in his teens as a great future hope of Stamford Bridge, had his career derailed by Heath's abuse.

JOHN McGARRY: The Scottish Government has urged the SFA to launch an independent inquiry into historical child abuse in the game as the stream of allegations continued unabated.

MARTHA KELNER: Dario Gradi has been associated with Crewe Alexandra, the club at the centre of the sex abuse scandal engulfing football for 33 years and there had been calls to suspend him.

SPORTS AGENDA: A massive conflict of interest that would have caused huge embarrassment was the real reason the FA suddenly changed the QC leading their investigation.

Wasps 32-17 Connacht: Kurtley Beale marks his debut with a try

WASPS 32-17 CONNACHT - SAM PETERS AT THE RICOH ARENA: Kurtley Beale needed precisely seven minutes to delight Wasps fans and put to bed seven months of injury heartache. When Wasps fly-half Jimmy Gopperth fed the highest-paid player in English rugby, Beale had the choice of keeping the move flowing by passing the ball along the line, or pinning his ears back and heading for Connacht’s line. He chose the latter. Seven months of frustration, endless rehabilitation and tedious gym work culminated in an explosive burst through Stacey Ili’s tackle before he spun around and lurched for the try-line. The celebration was guttural. The roar equally so. Kurtley Beale had arrived.

Kal Yafai becomes Britain's 13th current world champion by claiming WBA super-flyweight

Birmingham's Kal Yafai boosted Britain's roll-call of current world champions to a remarkable 13 with a masterful display in the Manchester Arena. Yafai totally dominated Luis Concepcion, who had lost his WBA super-flyweight title the previous afternoon by twice coming to the scales overweight.

Katie Taylor outclasses Viviane Obenauf to claim second professional win on the undercard

Katie Taylor took her second professional step along the road from Olympic gold towards a world title by blitzing a hopelessly outclassed Swiss-based Brazilian girl. Ireland's fighting sweetheart was a major headache for the vast majority of her amateur opponents but her dynamic style is even more suited to the pros. Poor Viviane Obenauf suffered one knockdown during during a six-round pummelling from Taylor which she ended with blood streaming from a cut above her left eye.

Australian journeyman Sam Brazel prevailed in a tense final hole shoot-out with runner-up Rafa Cabrera Bello to win the Hong Kong Open by a stroke and capture his first European Tour title.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill could be out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury during his team's 26-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall has declared Owen Farrell ready to deputise for Dylan Hartley as England captain for the RBS 6 Nations if required.

THE GAINLINE: After an action-packed weekend of European rugby there are plenty of talking points to discuss. Sportsmail's WILL KELLEHER looks at the headline news from the world of rugby. 

Rory Best is quickly becoming the front-runner for the British and Irish Lions captaincy after Warren Gatland gave the Irishman ebullient praise this week.

Toulon were made to work hard by Scarlets as they recorded a 31-20 bonus-point success to keep up the pressure on Saracens in Pool 3 of the European Champions Cup.

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his best tips ahead of Monday's meetings at Ffos Las, Plumpton and Wolverhampton.

It was D-Day for bookmakers as comeback victories for formidable duo Djakkadam and Douvan formed part of a sparkling 58-1 six-timer for trainer Willie Mullins.

James DeGale is letting his boxing do the talking at last

OLIVER HOLT INTERVIEWS JAMES DeGALE: His fight against Badou Jack at the Barclays Center in New York is on January 14, only a few weeks away. It is the biggest test of his career, a unification clash at a magnificent arena where his IBF super- middleweight world title and Jack's WBC version of the crown will both be on the line. Since DeGale won Olympic gold in Beijing, he has never quite won the respect that his achievements deserve. 'When I first turned pro, I was a bit mouthy, wasn't I?' he says. 'I was a bit gobby at first. I hadn't achieved anything as a professional. I think people were a bit taken aback by how vocal I was, a flash amateur with a gold medal who thought he was it. But I've been keeping my mouth quiet now and letting my boxing do the talking.'

Pep Guardiola is asking for trouble by saying he is not a coach for tackles. It was one of the most bizarre statements I have ever heard in football.

England have had plenty of problems since they came to India for this tour, but the biggest of all has revolved around the team selection.

He stood there for a moment, frozen in pride and pleasure, admiring his work. Anthony Joshua's opponent, Eric Molina, lay crumpled in the corner midway through the third round.