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Jürgen Klopp urges Liverpool ‘to put right our mistake’ against Napoli

• Klopp says Champions League predicament is ‘our fault’• ‘We didn’t win often enough to be through already‘Our responsibility. Our mistake. The words peppered Jürgen Klopp’s Napoli press conference, leaving no doubt that blame for Liverpool’s Champion…

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Mauricio Pochettino relishes the thought of ending losing Camp Nou run

• Luis Suárez will be missing for Barcelona• Kyle Walker-Peters makes Champions League debutMauricio Pochettino calls it his town and whenever his busy schedule permits, he invariably heads back there. The Tottenham manager first moved to Barcelona as …

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Manchester City may face Champions League ban after Uefa FFP investigation

• Promise of strong action if Der Spiegel allegations are proved• Potential ban could come into effect as early as next seasonManchester City could be banned from the Champions League, perhaps as early as next season, as Uefa looks set to take strong a…

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Liverpool have not turned into a bad team in Europe, says Virgil van Dijk

• Defender says struggles down to quality of Group C opponents• Van Dijk also criticises gamesmanship of PSG playersVirgil van Dijk has said Liverpool have not morphed from Champions League finalists to strugglers inside six months because of the quali…

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We can beat Barca and qualify for knockout rounds, says Pochettino

• Champions League win over Inter gives Tottenham belief• ‘We dominated Inter and had the best chances,’ says PochettinoTottenham can still qualify for the Champions League knockout rounds according to Mauricio Pochettino, who believes his side’s 1-0 v…

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‘PSG made us look like butchers’ – Klopp sees red over Neymar antics

• Liverpool manager unhappy with Brazilian and teammates• ‘We look like butchers after the yellow cards we had’Jürgen Klopp accused Paris Saint-Germain – and Neymar in particular – of making Liverpool “look like butchers” as his team suffered a third c…

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Dele Alli the intense, flexible emblem of Tottenham’s mental strength

Spurs’ special brand of nerveless resolve was on glorious display in the win over Internazionale – Alli represents its zenithWhen we talk about nerves, we often ascribe them the qualities of metal. They’re made of steel, obviously, and when things are …

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Neymar, the great individualist of the age, gives less to provide more for PSG | Barney Ronay

The Brazilian scored PSG’s winner in perhaps his most effective high-profile performance since leaving BarcelonaWith Neymar the questions have always been along the same kind of lines. How far? How good? To what height can the broad wings of his own at…

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Champions League roundup: Messi’s spectacular solo goal helps Barça through

• Barcelona beat PSV to confirm place in knockout stage• Napoli keep pressure on Liverpool with win over Red StarBarcelona ensured their place in the knockout stages with a 2-1 win over PSV in Eindhoven. Lionel Messi’s fired in a spectacular solo goal …

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Neymar and PSG give Liverpool a lesson but Klopp’s team can still qualify

The finale may be how Liverpool like it – an all-or-nothing, death or glory Champions League decider at Anfield – but not how they want it. Jürgen Klopp’s team succumbed to a third consecutive away defeat in Group C as Paris Saint-Germain turned on the…

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Christian Eriksen pounces to give Spurs crucial victory over Internazionale

Tottenham had to win and, as the second-half minutes ticked down and Wembley became increasingly fraught, they craved a single chance; a shot at Champions League salvation. Internazionale had been supremely obdurate and it was difficult to remember Spu…

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Tottenham v Internazionale: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offFollow PSG v Liverpool – live with Paul Doyle! Check in on all of Wednesday’s Champions League scoresAnd feel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.12pm GMT Tottenham, with an eye on Sunday’s n…

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PSG v Liverpool: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offFollow Tottenham v Inter with Jacob Steinberg! Check in on all of Wednesday’s Champions League scoresEmail paul.doyle@theguardian.com, tweet @Paul_Doyle 7.01pm GMT Klopp has decided to omit Alexander-Ar…

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‘A message for my lovers’: Mourinho hits back at critics – video

Manchester United manager José Mourinho was in a combative mood after his team’s narrow Champions League win over Young Boys. Despite qualifying for the knockout rounds with a game to spare, United’s performance was far from convincing, with Marouane F…

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Time to cut José Mourinho some slack, or does he just deserve the flak? | Paul Wilson

The Manchester United manager’s latest antics have again seen him dominate the fallout from Tuesday night’s game and it feels like we have all been here beforeJosé Mourinho is in trouble again, as you might have heard. What has he done this time? Well,…

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Manchester United must be grateful to David de Gea, says José Mourinho

• Goalkeeper pulled off marvellous save when score was 0-0• Marouane Fellaini secured win and qualification with late goalMarouane Fellaini might have been Manchester United’s stoppage-time saviour but José Mourinho paid tribute to goalkeeper David de …

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Agüero leveller in Lyon seals Champions League progress for Manchester City

In the end this was a fine draw for Manchester City considering how Maxwel Cornet’s 81st-minute second goal appeared to have grabbed the win only for Sergio Agüero to equalise almost instantly and the bottom line is Pep Guardiola’s men are through with…

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Fellaini to rescue as Manchester United leave it late to qualify for next stage

Manchester United have not lost the knack of pulling the fat from the fire in the closing seconds of a game. The stadium announcer had just confirmed there would be three minutes stoppage time when Marouane Fellani gathered a knockdown from Romelu Luka…

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Champions League: Bale on target in Real Madrid win against Roma

• Roma 0-2 Real Madrid; Juventus 1-0 Valencia• Gareth Bale and Lucas Vázquez score for Spanish giantsReal Madrid found solace in the Champions League once more as a 2-0 win at Roma confirmed top spot in Group G.The champions took a 47th-minute lead thr…

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AEK Athens’ Champions League tie with Ajax marred by serious crowd trouble

• Footage appears to show petrol bomb thrown into stands• Greek police officers reportedly hit Ajax fans before gameAEK Athens’ Champions League defeat to Ajax in the Greek capital was marred by violent scenes before kick-off.The away fans came under a…