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The Real Madrid striker scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Celta Vigo

Eusebio scores for Benfica against Milan in the 1963 European Cup final at Wembley

World mourns Eusebio, whose goals won English hearts in ’66

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Gareth Bale watch out - Cristiano Ronaldo announces he is no longer injured and will return for Real Madrid

Portuguese forward has missed Real's last two matches with a muscle strain

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