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All the defenders in the world wouldn't have stopped Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in Turin on Tuesday. Deep in the bowels of the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night – after Manchester City had beaten Schalke 7-0 in their Champions League last-16 second-leg tie – the focus was not totally on what had just transpired on the pitch outside.

The former Real Madrid boss has weighed in on the eternal debate over who is the world's best player, giving the Argentine the overall edge. Fabio Capello rates Lionel Messi as one of the three best players in history but does not include Cristiano Ronaldo in his final shortlist.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has been called up to the England U21 squad for the first time ahead of home matches against Poland and Germany. The Chelsea winger - who has seven caps for the U19s - has broken into the first team at Stamford Bridge this season, scoring four goals in 17 games.

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