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Champions League quarter-finals: tie-by-tie analysis and verdict

We run the rule over the matches, including Manchester United’s clash with Barcelona, and predict who will triumphA great opportunity for Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo to take a step closer to the only title that really matters to the club now that th…

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Champions League draw pits Spurs against Man City and Man Utd with Barcelona

• Liverpool face Porto in last eight, while Ajax meet Juventus• United and Liverpool could meet in last fourTottenham and Manchester City will face each other in an all-English quarter-final of the Champions League next month.Last year’s beaten finalis…

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Real Madrid’s reign is over: now is the time to salute, not mock them | Barney Ronay

The humiliation by Ajax led to much mirth at Madrid’s expense but four Champions League crowns in five years is a period of dominance that history will look upon kindlyPlease allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste. I’ve been around…

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De Jong to Tadic: six players behind Ajax’s Champions League revival

Ajax’s win against Real Madrid showcased several impressive talents that have emerged during the run to the quarter-finalsIndirectly, a former Barcelona legend contributed to Ajax’s demolition job at the Bernabéu on Tuesday night. Onana is a star produ…

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‘Worst night on record’: Spanish media on Real Madrid’s Champions League exit

• Madrid out of Champions League after 4-1 home loss to Ajax• AS say ‘three months in the desert’ now await clubReal Madrid’s mourners filed out in silence while Ajax danced on their grave. As the north end of the Santiago Bernabéu roared to the sound …

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Real Madrid ‘devastated’ as jubilant Ajax fans celebrate shock 4-1 win – video

Real Madrid crashed out of the Champions League as Ajax produced a stunning 4-1 victory in the Santiago Bernabeu to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 22 years. ‘This is historic for Ajax,’ said coach Erik ten Hag. ‘Almost nobody belie…

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Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal wells up after ‘we lost it all in a week’

• Home defeat by Ajax follows twin away wins for Barcelona• ‘I have never had this feeling before,’ says full-backDani Carvajal could barely find the words as he stood at the side of the Bernabéu pitch and admitted it was the “worst night” of his caree…

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Dusan Tadic inspires Ajax to stunning defeat of champions Real Madrid

Real Madrid have been European Champions for 1,012 days, but their time is up. In 89 days, the final will be held just 14km away at Atlético’s ground but they will not be there. In a single week, they have been knocked out of the Copa del Rey, the La L…

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Real Madrid v Ajax: Champions League last 16 – live!

Champions League updates from the second leg (first leg: 2-1)Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham: last 16 second leg – live!And you can email Paul or tweet him with your thoughts 7.08pm GMT Ajax go with the same that started in the first leg, while Real make…

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Sergio Ramos facing Champions League ban for intentional booking at Ajax

• Uefa launches disciplinary investigation after Ramos admission• Bale reported over provocative celebration in Madrid derbyUefa has launched a disciplinary investigation in response to Sergio Ramos’s revelation that he intentionally got himself booked…

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Marco Asensio hands Real Madrid victory over Ajax after VAR reprieve

• Reigning champions win first leg 2-1 in Amsterdam• Nicolás Tagliafico’s goal disallowed in first halfMarco Asensio scored a late winner for Real Madrid in a 2-1 victory at Ajax Amsterdam, who were left to rue a goal disallowed by the Video Assistant …

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Ajax v Real Madrid: Champions League – live!

Last 16 first-leg updates from the 8pm (GMT) kick-off in AmsterdamTottenham v Borussia Dortmund: Champion League – live!Email your thoughts to Barry, or tweet him @BGlendenning 7.22pm GMT So, Gareth Bale starts for Real. As does Vinicius Junior. Meanwh…

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Frenkie de Jong to join Barcelona in €75m summer transfer from Ajax

• 21-year-old will join Barça on five-year contract on 1 July• De Jong joins Adrien Rabiot in agreeing summer moveAjax midfielder Frenkie de Jong will join Barcelona this summer on a five-year contract for €75m (£65.3m), the La Liga club have announced…

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Ten top January transfer targets: from De Jong to Almirón and Lozano

Tanguy Ndombele and Nicolas Pépé have caught English eyes, while Lucas Hernández is the window’s hottest propertyCurrent club Atlético Madrid. Estimated value £72.3m Continue reading…

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Sports prospects of 2019: the men set to shine in the year ahead

From a much-vaunted Dutch footballer to a quick bowler and pole vaulter who broke a world record aged sevenFrenkie de Jong (Ajax & Netherlands) Continue reading…

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Champions League: last 16 draw – live!

Draw starts at 11am GMT | How far will the 16 teams go?Sign up now for The Fiver, our free football emailFeel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.29am GMT Over on Uefa, they have managed to ask dozens of famous players at Champions League cl…

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European round-up: Barça go clear at top thanks to Lionel Messi hat-trick

• Levante 0-5 Barcelona; Sevilla 2-0 Girona• Ajax thrash De Graafschap 8-0 in EredivisieLionel Messi scored his 43rd hat-trick for Barcelona as they gained a measure of revenge for their record-wrecking defeat by Levante last season with a comprehensiv…

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Champions League: how far will the 16 teams go in the knockout stages?

Will PSG finally make the last four? Will Liverpool win away from Anfield? Will Lyon win another game? By Ben McAleer and Josh Wright for WhoScoredAjax have qualified for the Champions League knockout stages for the first time in 13 years and almost di…

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Champions League last-16 draw: who’s hot, who’s not and who can play who

• Manchester City, Barça, Real and Bayern among top seeds• Liverpool, Spurs and United face daunting prospectsThe Premier League will supply a quarter of the teams in the Champions League last-16 draw, which will take place at 11am on Monday. Teams fro…

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Ajax’s Frenkie de Jong: ‘I try to have a picture of where everyone is’

The Dutch 21-year-old, one of the best young players around, talks intuition, Johan Cruyff and the links with Barcelona and Manchester City“It’s crazy when people like you come all the way from England,” Frenkie de Jong says with a sincerity that sugge…