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For 13 years Spurs have tried to be more like Arsenal. It’s time to do the opposite | Barney Ronay

Arsenal used to be in a strikingly similar position to Tottenham now but Spurs don’t want to follow their rivals’ path since 2006the short interval since Tottenham’s wild, fun, chancy away-goals victory at Manchester City in the Champions League there …

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James Milner confident Liverpool’s style will cause Barcelona problems

• Liverpool midfielder backs team’s European knowhow• Milner: ‘We know how to get results in Europe’James Milner has said Liverpool’s European experience and style of play give them every confidence of beating Barcelona in the Champions League semi-fin…

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James Milner confident Liverpool’s style will cause Barcelona problems

• Liverpool midfielder backs team’s European knowhow• Milner: ‘We know how to get results in Europe’James Milner has said Liverpool’s European experience and style of play give them every confidence of beating Barcelona in the Champions League semi-fin…

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Mauricio Pochettino still buzzing after Tottenham’s dramatic win

Spurs manager had hardly any sleep after ‘an amazing, crazy and unbelievable night’ but is ready to do it all again at Manchester City on SaturdayIt was a gloriously warm afternoon in Enfield. The sun was out and the air was still, and it made for a pa…

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‘Spurs are still in a dream,’ says Mauricio Pochettino after triumph over City

• Manager hails win but urges side to focus on Etihad league game• Pochettino ‘optimistic’ for semi-final but says Ajax favouritesThe day after the night before, Mauricio Pochettino claimed his players were “still in a dream” and had yet to fully come …

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Football cannot be picky about where and when VAR is applied – but is one angle enough? | Paul Wilson

Without the intervention of technology, Manchester City would be through to a Champions League semi-final and Spurs would have been robbedThere is always the chance, when English clubs meet in European knockout football, that players who know each othe…

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Champions League semi-finals: how the ties shape up and could be decided | Sachin Nakrani

We look at Tottenham’s meeting with Ajax and Barcelona versus Liverpool, plus key dates and oddsThe tie that nobody expected. It should have been Manchester City v Juventus but then football – beautiful, wild, unpredictable football – happened and now …

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Pep Guardiola will be seen as a Champions League failure. But is it fair?

Manchester City manager’s last final was in 2011. Away goals, missed penalties and a volcano have helped to trip himThis will be the eighth Champions League final in a row not to feature Pep Guardiola – which perhaps should feel as extraordinary as it …

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Spurs prevail as mind-bending match sees Guardiola’s City lose control | Barney Ronay

Pep Guardiola suffered another Champions League exit with Manchester City on a night where all hope of controlling the game was lost early onPep Guardiola aways did get a bit tetchy when people asked him about Manchester City doing the quadruple. On th…

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Jürgen Klopp ‘really happy’ Liverpool will play Barcelona in semi-finals – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has said that the huge aggregate 6-1 scoreline against Porto over the two legs of their Champions League quarter-finals was a little unfair and that their opponents had made their lives very difficult in Portugal.Though L…

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Pochettino hails Spurs ‘heroes’ as Guardiola laments ‘cruel’ Champions League exit – video

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said his side are capable of winning the Champions League after they booked a semi-final spot with a dramatic away goals victory at Manchester City.Spurs lost an electric quarter-final second leg 4-3 …

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Jürgen Klopp looks forward to ‘proper game’ with Barcelona in semi-finals

• Liverpool manager says return to last four is big statement• ‘I’m really proud of the boys, it’s brilliant what they did’Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool had made a big statement on the European stage by reaching the Champions League semi-finals for a sec…

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Pep Guardiola hits out at VAR after Llorente’s disputed goal for Spurs

• ‘Maybe from one angle Llorente’s goal is handball’• Mauricio Pochettino insists Spurs can go all the wayPep Guardiola rued the cruelty of VAR as Spurs ended Manchester City’s hopes of an unprecedented quadruple by eliminating them from the Champions …

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Manchester City 4-3 Tottenham: Champions League player ratings | Richard Jolly

The magnificent Kevin De Bruyne stood out for City but Son Heung-min ensured Harry Kane was not missed to send Spurs throughEderson Continue reading…

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Liverpool show resilience and sense of purpose in putting out Porto

Porto on top before Sadio Mané opens the floodgates to send Liverpool sailing into the Champions League semi-finalsDanny Makkelie stood there in the middle of the storm, rain pouring down around the referee, and put his finger in his ear. It was not ea…

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‘Baby Ajax’ make big boys cry with Daley Blind’s and Dusan Tadic’s help

Champions League wins at Real Madrid and Juventus have made side led by a 19-year-old the talk of world footballMatthijs de Ligt was the first Ajax player back out on the pitch in Turin, shortly after 11pm, and then his teammates followed. A 19-year-ol…

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Spurs prevail in epic Champions League battle as Llorente stuns Manchester City

Where to start? It was an epic night, full of drama and incident, and when the final whistle went it was the players of Tottenham who were cavorting. They had finished Manchester City’s hopes of the quadruple and, in the process, reached the semi-final…

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Sadio Mané sets up Liverpool for comfortable passage past Porto

It was the fight Jürgen Klopp had envisaged, not always the procession another heavy aggregate defeat of Porto might suggest, and Liverpool passed every test at a raucous Estádio do Dragão. Strong, resilient, clinical and cutting; every attribute that …

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Porto v Liverpool: Champions League quarter-final – live!

Second-leg updates from the Estádio do DragãoLook in on updates of Man City v Spurs hereSend your thoughts to Scott via email here 7.20pm BST For You Blue. Spotted at the Estadio do Dragao, the fab back four. They’ve been much more solid since bringing…

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Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur: Champions League quarter-final – live!

Second-leg updates from the Etihad StadiumFollow Porto v Liverpool with Scott MurraySend your thoughts to Rob via email here 6.53pm BST Manchester City (4-1-2-3) Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Mendy; Gundogan; De Bruyne, D Silva; B Silva, Aguero, S…