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Manchester City has put on a dominant display of slick passing and movement to rout Club Brugge 5-1 in the Champions League. Following its 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain last month, Pep Guardiola’s team recovered in style, making things look easy against opponents who were overwhelmed from the start and were forced to defend throughout the match. City has six points from three games, two more than Brugge, which slumped to its first defeat in Group A. Paris Saint-Germain later played last-placed Leipzig.

Sporting Lisbon has won 4-1 against Besiktas in the Champions League on two headed goals from captain Sebastian Coates. The Uruguayan gave Sporting the lead before Cyle Larin equalized for Besiktas. A second Coates goal restored the lead before he won a penalty with another header which was blocked by Besiktas captain Domagoj Vida's arm. Pablo Sarabia converted the spot-kick for Sporting and Paulinho scored the fourth with a curling shot late on. Sporting is third in Group C after the win and Besiktas is last.

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It’s that time once again when Manchester United appears to be on the verge of a crisis and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is called out as someone unfit to be coaching England’s biggest team. United has won two of its last seven games and both Paul Pogba and Solskjaer have said changes are necessary after the team's late collapse in a 4-2 loss at Leicester in the Premier League. Issues like an imbalanced midfield, an error-prone defense and an attack relying on individualism over any coherent plan have emerged already this season. The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo is also proving a problem as well as solution.

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema will stand trial outside Paris starting Wednesday after being accused of trying to blackmail former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. Benzema is on trial for complicity in attempted blackmail. Four other people have been charged with attempted blackmail. The charges are punishable by up to five years in prison and a $87,400 fine. Benzema has denied wrongdoing. It is unclear whether Benzema will be present at the trial in Versailles.