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Liverpool v Real Madrid: Champions League quarter-final – live!

Updates from 8pm BST second-leg (Real won first leg 3-1)Join Barry Glendenning for Dortmund v Manchester CityYou can get in touch by emailing Scott here 6.55pm BST Liverpool make two changes to the starting XI named in Madrid. James Milner replaces Nab…

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Liverpool v Real Madrid: Champions League quarter-final – live!

Updates from 8pm BST second-leg (Real won first leg 3-1)Join Barry Glendenning for Dortmund v Manchester CityYou can get in touch by emailing Scott here 6.55pm BST Liverpool make two changes to the starting XI named in Madrid. James Milner replaces Nab…

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Fede Valverde: ‘You go to take a corner and there’s an animal next to you’ | Sid Lowe

The Real Madrid midfielder on how growing up in Uruguay shaped him as a footballer and facing Liverpool in the return leg“And they play in black and blue,” Fede Valverde says, “Everton blue.” The Real Madrid midfielder is laughing now. Last week was no…

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We can treat Champions League like an adventure, says Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea in the last four for first time since 2014Tuchel: ‘Once you are there you play for the final’Thomas Tuchel urged Chelsea to treat the Champions League like an adventure after they survived a late scare against Porto and reached the semi-finals …

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Conspiracy of nihilism suits Chelsea and pragmatic Thomas Tuchel | Barney Ronay

Chelsea’s manager set up his team in such a way as to give Porto no hope and can now picture a Champions League triumphAnd so the Tuchel revolution roars on. In a manner of speaking. The second-best thing anyone could say about the second leg of Chelse…

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Chelsea see off Porto despite Mehdi Taremi’s late spectacular

Chelsea went back to Seville six days on and back to the Champions League semi-final seven years later. A 2-0 win over Porto here last week was enough, Thomas Tuchel’s team returning to the same stadium to defend that lead and ease their way into the n…

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PSG hold nerve to see off Bayern Munich despite Choupo-Moting goal

Paris Saint-Germain used to be ridiculed as chokers. But maybe they will soon, at last, earn the right to be referred to as European champions. Mauricio Pochettino’s team showed immense fortitude and wonderful flashes of skill to depose the Champions L…

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Chelsea v Porto: Champions League quarter-final, second leg – live!

Updates from the second leg kicking off at 8pm BSTPSG v Bayern Munich – live!Live scoreboard: the latest from all Tuesday’s matchesAnd you can get in touch with Barry by email or on Twitter 7.09pm BST Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger,…

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PSG v Bayern Munich: Champions League quarter-final, second leg – live!

Updates from the second leg kicking off at 8pmPochettino urges team to iron out home weaknessesChelsea v Porto: the latest from tonight’s other quarter-finalAnd you can contact Rob by email here 7.09pm BST Pre-match reading Related: Pochettino urges PS…

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We need to be 100% against Real Madrid, Jürgen Klopp tells Liverpool

Klopp: ‘We cannot just take comebacks for granted’Liverpool play at Anfield after losing quarter-final first leg 3-1Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool must deliver the perfect performance and not rely on their reputation for rousing Anfield comebacks to o…

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‘I trust them’: Guardiola backs City to pass Dortmund test and reach last four

Manchester City take 2-1 lead into the second leg in Germany‘We deserve to be in the position we are,’ says GuardiolaPep Guardiola admits to being unsure whether Manchester City are now better equipped to handle difficult moments in the Champions Leagu…

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Jadon Sancho remains sidelined as former side Man City visit Dortmund

Englishman out of Champions League quarter-final second legMarco Reus and Mats Hummels also doubts for German sideJadon Sancho has been ruled out of Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against his former club Manchester City. …

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Thomas Tuchel tells Chelsea to focus on the present and seal progress past Porto

Chelsea won Champions League quarter-final first leg 2-0Tuchel: ‘There is no match other than the next game’Thomas Tuchel has warned Chelsea that they will be in danger of squandering their commanding 2-0 lead over Porto if they lose themselves in drea…

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Pochettino urges PSG to boost home form in Bayern Munich test

‘I agree we’ve been better away from home,’ says managerMarquinhos out of squad with adductor muscle injuryMauricio Pochettino has admitted Paris Saint-Germain must show “solidarity and solidity” if they are to knock the holders Bayern Munich out of th…

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Pochettino urges PSG to boost home form in Bayern Munich test

‘I agree we’ve been better away from home,’ says managerMarquinhos out of squad with adductor muscle injuryMauricio Pochettino has admitted Paris Saint-Germain must show “solidarity and solidity” if they are to knock the holders Bayern Munich out of th…

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A bigger, more diverse European super league can help enrich football | Philipp Lahm

In the first of a series of columns, the World Cup-winning Germany captain argues for an expanded league which includes clubs from across the continentFootball has changed for the better. In the 1980s, it was open season on artists like Diego Maradona,…

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Bayern v PSG was pure footballing fun – until you delve beneath the thrills | Jonathan Wilson

Dominant super-rich elite forget how to defend but proposed new Champions League would not ensure endless excitementAfter the rush of exhilaration, the comedown. Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-2 win away to Bayern Munich on Wednesday was extraordinary, full o…

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Thomas Tuchel delighted at Chelsea’s response to West Brom setback

Chelsea beat Porto in Champions League quarter-final first legWest Brom had inflicted first defeat under Tuchel at weekendA happy Thomas Tuchel praised Chelsea’s reaction to adversity after they took a potentially decisive 2-0 win from the away leg of …

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Mbappé urges PSG teammates to repeat display against Bayern Munich

French side won 3-2 in Champions League quarter-final first legThomas Müller laments his side’s failure to score more goalsKylian Mbappé urged his teammates to “play again like a team” after the forward scored twice for Paris Saint-Germain to steer the…

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Mason Mount forces ‘honest scuffler’ critics to eat their words | Jacob Steinberg

The Chelsea midfielder demonstrated his full range of qualities: good movement, quick thinking and deft footwork in the Champions League win over PortoA common misconception about Mason Mount is that he saves his best work for off the ball, winning ove…