Champions League Results 2018: Group Tables, Scores After Wednesday's Matches

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for Juventus in his UEFA Champions League debut on Wednesday, but his side were nevertheless able to record a 2-0 over Valencia.

Elsewhere, Manchester United ran out 3-0 winners against Young Boys, the same scoreline Real Madrid enjoyed at home to Roma, while Lyon stunned Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich eased to a 2-0 win over Benfica.

Here are all the results:

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Cristiano Ronaldo sent off on Champions League debut

Cristiano Ronaldo could miss an emotional reunion with Manchester United after being sent off on his Champions League debut for Juventus, sports media reported.

The forward was shown a straight red card for an off-the-ball incident after 29 minutes of his new side's game at Valencia.

Television replays showed Ronaldo clashing with Jeison Murillo with the Juventus man appearing to kick out at the defender before tugging his hair as he sat on the pitch.

Ronaldo, who has scored 121 goals in the competition, protested his innocence and burst into tears as headed for the touchline.

He will at least miss the home game against Young Boys but could be forced to sit out the double-header against United if he is banned for three games.

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European Olympic Academy being founded in Ljubljana

Representatives of 20 national Olympic academies have gathered in Ljubljana in a bid to establish the European Olympic Academy, an institution designed to promote the Olympic idea.

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First Half Ironman Triathlon, SLO100 Ultra Trail taking place

Recreationists are invited this week to take part in the first ever Half Ironman Triathlon in Slovenia, to be held on the coast, to explore the hills of south-western Slovenia in a running event or to take part in a mountain cycling, mountain running and paragliding triathlon in the Julian Alps.

I feel Slovenia Ironman 70.3 Slovenian Istria, to be held in Koper, Ankaran, Izola and Portorož on Sunday, consists of a 1.9-km swim, a 90-km bike ride and a 21.1-km run.

The start and finish of the largest triathlon event in the country ever will be in Koper, with the participants having eight and a half hours to complete it.

For more information, visit http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman-70.3/slovenianistria.aspx#axzz51JjGTU5r

With its four trails, SLO100 Ultra Trail 2018 connects the hills of south-western Slovenia, running through "pristine and wild nature with vast forests" and including steep climbs to hill tops and runs along intermittent lakes and subterranean rivers.

The event on Friday, featuring two 100-km trails, one 50-km trail and another 22-km trail, can also be "adrenaline-filled, but it certainly impresses with its natural wonders and brings unforgettable experience", the organisers say.

For more information, visit http://slotrail.si/

The Champion of Julian Alps, which will also take place on Friday, meanwhile combines mountain cycling, mountain running and paragliding, featuring 42 kilometres and 2,144 metres of climbing.

"The three combine into a spectacular test of power, stamina and team spirit," the organisers say.

For more information, visit www.kranjska-gora.si/sl/dogodki/2017/prvak-julijskih-alp

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Slovenia advance to next stage of Volleyball World Championship

Slovenia have advanced to the next stage of the Volleyball Men's World Championship. While they lost the last match against Italy 1:3 Tuesday night, they won three matches in their group to enter the round of 16 in what is their first ever World Championship.

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Allianz to sign up as Olympics sponsor for 2021-2028

German insurer Allianz said on Tuesday it had agreed to become a global Olympic sponsor for a four-Games period between 2021-2028, in the latest addition to the International Olympic Committee’s top tier sponsorship program.

Allianz, eager to access the Games’ young global audience and wider sports community, will see its logo used at the Summer Olympics in Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles four years later, as well as the Winter Games in 2022 in Beijing and in 2026.

The insurer will become the IOC’s 14th top sponsor.

 

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Garnbret wins maiden combined event

Slovenian climber Janja Garnbret has won the first ever combined event at a World Climbing Championships, an indication that she will be among the top contenders when the event has its Olympic debut in Tokyo in 2020.

A combination of lead, speed and bouldering, the combined saw Garnbret win the event on Sunday ahead of the South Korean Sa Sol and Jessica Pilz of Austria to add to her already impressive tally of bouldering gold and lead silver in Innsbruck.

The win not only makes the 19-year-old the most successful competitor of this World Championships, she has also become the only climber in history, male or female, to win world champion titles in three events, having already won the lead title in Paris two years ago.

"I did not expect this gold. I was not preparing much for the combined ... I had no idea it would turn out the way it did today," Garnbret said, adding that her focus had been on bouldering, an event in which she had not won at a World Championship before.

"It has turned out that I am the most versatile competitor. It means a lot to me and it bodes really well for Tokyo," she noted.

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Slovenia squander almost all changes for basketball World Cup

The Slovenian national basketball team suffered a 77:86 loss to Turkey in the second round of qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in Ljubljana on Monday to squander almost all chances of making it to China.

The heavily revamped European champions fielded only six players from last year's EuroBasket.

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