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Premier League could lose fourth automatic Champions League place

• Proposal would see fourth club to go through qualifying• La Liga, Serie A and the Bundesliga would also be affectedThe Premier League faces losing one of its automatic Champions League spots under proposals being floated by the European Leagues.Clubs…

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Liverpool got a helpful wake-up call against Salzburg, says Virgil van Dijk

• Liverpool threw away three-goal lead before winning• ‘We know we have to improve and we will,’ says Van DijkVirgil van Dijk has described Liverpool’s 4-3 victory over Red Bull Salzburg as a wake-up call and said the European champions were too expose…

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Luis Suaréz double pushes Barcelona past Internazionale after early scare

The roar rocked this place and spoke of relief as well as joy. With six minutes remaining on a difficult night, Luis Suárez took advantage of a brilliant Lionel Messi run to score his second and take a Barcelona team that had been outplayed at times fr…

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Luis Suaréz double pushes Barcelona past Internazionale after early scare

The roar rocked this place and spoke of relief as well as joy. With six minutes remaining on a difficult night, Luis Suárez took advantage of a brilliant Lionel Messi run to score his second and take a Barcelona team that had been outplayed at times fr…

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Willian’s bouncer vaults Chelsea past Lille after Abraham’s birthday goal

For long spells it seemed that this was going to be another tale of frustration for Chelsea, another night when Frank Lampard’s young players would be undermined by their habit of following every step in the right direction with a costly stumble. They …

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Mo Salah earns jittery Liverpool 4-3 win after RB Salzburg storm back

The wild night Jürgen Klopp had predicted appeared the product of an over-active imagination when Mohamed Salah put Liverpool into a three-goal lead. By the hour, with the newcomers on level terms at the home of the European champions, he found no plea…

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Lille v Chelsea: Champions League – live!

Updates from the 8pm BST kick-off in Group HLive scoreboard: the latest from Wednesday’s matchesAnd you can email Ben here or tweet him here 7.44pm BST Frank Lampard talks. Of Reece James, who spent last season ripping it up at Wigan Athletic, he says:…

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Liverpool v Red Bull Salzburg: Champions League – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 8pm BST kick-off at AnfieldLive scores: all the goals from the matches around EuropeSend your thoughts to Rob by email here 7.38pm BST In other news, the Sextuple is stil on Related: Liverpool fined for fielding inelig…

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Bayern debacle leaves Tottenham running down alley of self-doubt | David Hytner

Mauricio Pochettino now needs a response from the players he has been criticising. Can he turn things around?It felt like a corner had been turned and the sense of relief in the Tottenham dressing room was palpable. Down to 10 men at home to Southampto…

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Real Madrid and evasive Zidane fail to convince after Bernabéu horror show | Sid Lowe

Recovering to draw 2-2 with Club Brugge keeps them alive but the 13-time European champions have problems stacking up, with Thibaut Courtois the latest player under the microscopeZinedine Zidane said the two goals that Real Madrid conceded against Club…

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Ashamed, embarrassed, hurt: Tottenham reaction to 7-2 defeat by Bayern Munich – video

Tottenham Hotspur suffered their heaviest home defeat in Europe as Serge Gnabry struck four goals for Bayern Munich in a 7-2 romp to seize control of Champions League Group B on Tuesday. ’I feel extremely hurt. Ashamed’, said a crestfallen Jan Ver…

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Salzburg arrive at Anfield as supreme finders and polishers of diamonds

Liverpool’s Mané and Keïta came via the Austrian club whose scouting system is virtually peerless in Africa and beyondWhen Lee Kawanu knew Red Bull Salzburg were keen to sign two of his best young players, he was happy to wait. Plenty of established Eu…

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Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham ‘gave up’ in dismal 7-2 defeat to Bayern

• Spurs manager responds to heavy Champions League loss• ‘We had to take risks and that gave them space to run’Mauricio Pochettino admitted that his Tottenham players gave up towards the end of the humiliating 7-2 Champions League defeat at home to Bay…

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Irresistible Gnabry shreds Spurs after Lewandowski’s decisive incision | Barney Ronay

Former Arsenal winger stole the headlines in 7-2 rout but it was Bayern Munich’s ghostly poacher who hastened Spurs’ collapseThings fall apart. The centre cannot hold. Neither can the left flank. Or the right. Or the heart of midfield come to think of …

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Champions League roundup: Icardi wins it for PSG, Higuaín on target for Juventus

• PSG steal win in Turkey, Ronaldo strikes against Leverkusen• João Félix scores first goal in Europe for Atlético MadridMauro Icardi scored his first goal for Paris St-Germain as they beat Galatasaray 1-0 away to take control of Champions League Group…

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Champions League roundup: Icardi wins it for PSG, Higuaín on target for Juventus

• PSG steal win in Turkey, Ronaldo strikes against Leverkusen• João Félix scores first goal in Europe for Atlético MadridMauro Icardi scored his first goal for Paris St-Germain as they beat Galatasaray 1-0 away to take control of Champions League Group…

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Jürgen Klopp puts his faith in Anfield roar to silence Salzburg’s attack

Austrian champions arrive in dazzling scoring form but German is confident a ‘European reunion’ will buoy his Liverpool sideAnfield hosts its 100th game at the elite level of European competition on Wednesday and Jürgen Klopp envisages a wild one. He a…

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Serge Gnabry scores four in brutal Bayern’s 7-2 humiliation of Tottenham

There were 55 minutes on the stadium clock and a look of pure bewilderment on the faces of Tottenham’s defenders. They had just been shredded for the second time in three minutes by Serge Gnabry, Bayern Munich’s former Arsenal winger and, despite havin…

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Serge Gnabry scores four in brutal Bayern’s 7-2 humiliation of Tottenham

There were 55 minutes on the stadium clock and a look of pure bewilderment on the faces of Tottenham’s defenders. They had just been shredded for the second time in three minutes by Serge Gnabry, Bayern Munich’s former Arsenal winger and, despite havin…

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Raheem Sterling springs from bench as Manchester City down Dinamo Zagreb

Pep Guardiola’s clever introduction of Raheem Sterling after the break transformed this second group-stage match for Manchester City. Until then Dinamo Zagreb had stymied England’s champions, yet 10 minutes after entering Sterling had a 10th goal in 12…