Catch up with the highlights and reaction after Portugal beat North Macedonia 2-0 and Poland saw off Sweden by the same score in play-off finals on Tuesday to book their places in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Bruno Fernandes fired Portugal to the 2022 World Cup with a brace in a 2-0 victory over Italy’s conquerors North Macedonia on Tuesday, while Robert Lewandowski guided Poland past Sweden.
Either Robert Lewandowski or Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss out on the chance to play at the 2022 World Cup when Poland and Sweden clash in Tuesday’s play-off.
Liverpool crept into the Champions League quarter-finals despite a rare 1-0 defeat at Anfield to Inter Milan as the English giants progressed 2-1 on aggregate, while Bayern Munich romped home to a 7-1 win over RB Salzburg to seal their progression.
Bayern Munich might do better to focus on their midweek last-16 Champions League clash, but with Robert Lewandowski agitating for a new contract, transfer speculation around the Poland striker’s future is clouding the issue.
Jurgen Klinsmann rates Robert Lewandowski as the best Bundesliga striker of the modern era with the Bayern Munich star poised to inflict more misery on struggling Hertha Berlin this Sunday.
Robert Lewandowski scored 48 goals in a season and still didn’t win the Ballon d’Or – don’t worry Bobby, you’re in good company…
Lionel Messi is the 2021 Ballon d’Or winner – and while there are plenty who are happy to see the award back with the Argentinian, others have questioned what Leo has done to deserve it.
Ballon d’Or 2021 has been announced, with PSG star Lionel Messi picking up his seventh award.
Robert Lewandowski threatens to deny Lionel Messi a record-extending seventh Ballon d’Or title as the prestigious awards ceremony returns Monday after it was cancelled last year because of the pandemic.