The veteran was mercurial in front of goal once more, netting a hat-trick to send an ominous warning to their next Champions League opponents.

Dario Lezcano and Edgar Benitez struck for the home team to secure an excellent victory for the Guarani, but Ricardo Oliveira hit back before the full-back's equaliser.

The Three Lions came from 2-0 down to beat Germany 3-2 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, and the former Fulham manager believes that his young side can only improve.

The Barcelona man ended his international exile in spectacular style by firing home to grab a draw in Recife, after Douglas Costa and Renato Augusto gave Dunga's men a dream start.

Angel Di Maria and Gabriel Mercado supplied the goals to give the Albiceleste a vital second victory on the road to Russia 2018, after Felipe Gutierrez headed the hosts in front

In his first Roja appearance for almost six years the Athletic man had a game to remember as he cancelled out Lorenzo Insigne's strike to ensure a share of the spoils.

The ex-Bianconeri shot-stopper has been critical of his iconic countryman, insisting things would have gone much differently in his own playing days.

Laurent Blanc's men were rampant against Le Championnat's bottom club as they secured the league crown with a glut of goals

Laurent Blanc elected to rotate his side ahead of a meeting with Chelsea in midweek, and his fringe players were unable to come up with three points.

The Old Lady may have progressed through to the Coppa Italia final on Wednesday, but the 28-year-old had some harsh words to describe his side's performance against the Nerazzurri.

The Barcelona striker, who has been in scintillating form alongside his fellow South Americans this season, has revealed the traits he most admires in his attacking team-mates. 

The Argentine put the hoodoo against Petr Cech behind him to score both goals in north London, but he still believes the Gunners can challenge in the second leg.

The Belgian has no doubt the trio are top of the pile after witnessing their feats on a daily basis, while he is content with his bit-part role under Luis Enrique at Barcelona.

The Welsh forward has the potential to become the game's outstanding player if he keeps up his level of progress, according to his former coach at Real Madrid.

The former Brazil great has backed his compatriot to reach the same level as the Catalans' talisman and eventually succeed him.