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Sevilla v Manchester United: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 7.45pm GMT gameShakhtar Donestk v Roma – follow it live nowAnd feel free to email Scott to get in touch 6.53pm GMT Sevilla make three changes to the side named for their 2-1 win at Las Palmas last Saturday. Ever Banega…

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The Fiver | Rope-a-dope tactics working like a dream

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Antonio Conte’s Chelsea very nearly did a number on Barcelona. The Catalan giants aren’t quite what they were, so the Londoners were more than happy to let them amble about in midfield for ages achievi…

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Chelsea v Barcelona: Champions League – live!

Updates from the first leg of the last-16 tie at Stamford BridgeLive scores: the goals from the games in the UK and EuropeSend your thoughts to Scott.Murray@theguardian.com 4.29pm GMT Chelsea versus Barcelona is a thoroughly modern rivalry. These two s…

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Attempting to engage a professional athlete in the throwing of hands

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!In the 1966-67 season, Celtic Football Club won five trophies. Five! The Scottish First Division. The Scottish Cup. The Scottish League Cup. Big Cup. The Glasgow Cup. They even registered a couple of n…

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Europa League: Östersund v Arsenal – live!

Europa League minute by minute updates, kick-off 6pm (GMT)Potter: ‘I’ve shown there’s another path for English managers’Dire football, great trips – Arsenal fans on life in the Europa LeagueAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 5.20pm GMT…

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Occasional sips from a long glass of Advocaat

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Goodness knows, the Fiver isn’t trying to downplay Liverpool’s performance in Big Cup on Wednesday. A five-goal haul away in Europe – as part of a show featuring quick breaks, top-corner rakes, back fl…

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Porto v Liverpool: Champions League – live!

Live updates on last-16 first leg at Estádio do DragãoFollow the latest from Real Madrid v PSG hereLast-minute Valentine’s Day gift idea? They’ll love it!Email scott.murray@theguardian.com with any thoughts 6.01pm GMT Liverpool have a fine record again…

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The Fiver | Everyone in north London is living the dream!

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Of course, Tottenham Hotspur have long been a force on the continent. They were the first British club to win a European trophy, lifting the Cup Winners’ Cup way back in 1963. And they won Euro Vase in…

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Basel v Manchester City: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the last-16, first-leg tieJuventus v Tottenham – latest news from TurinHot 1937 and 1968 action? It’s all here! And feel free to email your thoughts to Scott 7.32pm GMT Pep Guardiola speaks! “We have done well so far [in t…

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The Fiver | Pulling up the drawbridge in the disingenuous name of progress

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!We’re fast coming up to the 50th anniversary of one of the most infamous claims in the history of English football. “I think a lot of these foreign people are cowards, they play with a fear of defeat,”…

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England v Wales: Six Nations – live!

Six Nations updates from the showdown at TwickenhamJones targets Patchell and turns up heat on ‘cocky’ WalesAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 4.34pm GMT Eddie Jones speaks to ITV … “We’ve just changed the order. JJ looked sharp. Ben…

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Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the Wembley clashThe Recap: get the best of our coverage in a weekly emailFancy reliving the days of Chapman, Rowe, Nicholson and Mee?And feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 11.41am GMT Tottenham Hotspur gave the…

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The Joy of Six: Aston Villa v Birmingham City memories | Scott Murray

Bitter rivalry, free-scoring marksmen, stretchers, rage and Peter Enckelman: half a dozen Second City derby storiesVilla dominated the Football League during its Victorian infancy – they racked up five titles by 1900 – so their early command of the Bir…

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Tottenham Hotspur v Newport County: FA Cup fourth round replay – live!

Latest updates from the 7.45pm (GMT) kick-off at WembleyNewport 1-1 Spurs: how the League Two side forced a replayFeel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 8.05pm GMT 18 min: Spurs win their first corner of the evening out on the left. The ball e…

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FA Cup clockwatch: Swansea City v Notts County and more – live!

Updates from Tuesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replaysLive scoreboard: the latest from all tonight’s gamesAnd y ou can email Scott here with your thoughts 7.17pm GMT Birmingham City make just one change to the team sent out at Huddersfield in the original …

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Arsenal v Everton: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from 5.30pm GMT kick-offScoreboard: all Saturday’s results and latest scoresAnd email Scott here with your thoughts 4.41pm GMT Scrub that about Aubameyang’s fever! Arsenal’s new superstar striker hauls himself off his sickbed to …

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Burnley v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from 12.30pm GMT kick-offCommitted and clever: why City swooped for LaporteAnd email Scott here with your thoughts 11.44am GMT Burnley – nine games without a win – make two changes to the team sent out at Newcastle on Wednesday n…

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The Fiver | Cashing in a second successive duvet day

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!The transfer window closed a couple of days ago, but we may as well keep banging on about it for another week or two or month or three. After all, there’s nothing much else happening right now that isn…

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Football transfer rumours: Jan Oblak and Max Meyer to Arsenal?

Today’s fluff is struggling to make the gradeGood morning. It is only 34 hours and counting since the transfer window shut, so, y’know. The biggest story of the day seems to be about the poor woman’s Margaret Mountford, Karren Brady. The West Ham vice-…

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Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United: Premier League – live!

Latest updates from the 8pm kick-off at WembleyClockwatch: keep up with all tonight’s other matches – live!Transfer deadline day – live!Scott’s book, The Title, containing hot Chas & Dave actionAnd email Scott here 7.01pm GMT Tottenham Hotspur: Llo…