The game meant a frustrating return to the capital for former Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, who went closer than anyone in Juventus to scoring an away goal.
Lionel Messi scored the 400th league goal to gift FC Barcelona the ‘Winter Champions’ in the Liga Santander with a 3-0 win over Eibar while Injury hit Real Madrid win 2-1 against Real Betis.
Real Madrid defeated Leganes 3-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 fixture on Wednesday night to take some of the pressure off coach Santiago Solari whereas other games saw Atletico Madrid draw 1-1 away to Girona.
Founded in 1956 by France Football magazine, Ballon d’Or honours the player with the best performance over the year based on voting by football journalists.
There wasn’t a single act of violence, not from the fans and not from the policemen that were helping the bus through the river of pure joy.
The youthful French team were greeted with an unforgettable homecoming parade in an open-top bus down the Champs Élysées
VAR has been a constant factor in the World Cup and it is the third time the French have benefited from its use during the final
With a population of around 4.5 million, Croatia became the smallest European nation to reach the World Cup final in the 88-year history of the competition.
France took on Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium at Moscow on Sunday, a clash no one expected, and as usual Twitter was ready for it
Kane ended with 6 goals; two more than Griezmann, who was joined on 4 by Romelu Lukaku of Belgium and Russia’s Denis Cheryshev
France never looked completely in control against a brave Croatia side, but Mbappe was vital for the French on the break, helping set up Pogba for the third goal and then scoring the fourth from outside of the area
This is after all a team which has just qualified for the World Cup finals, two years after reaching the final of Euro 2016 on home soil.