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Porto dumped out, Ajax edge through on night of Champions League drama

Porto beaten by Russia’s Krasnodar on away goalsDusan Tadic penalties help Ajax squeeze past PAOKPorto were dumped out of the Champions League by Russian side Krasnodar on a dramatic night of qualifiers, with Ajax coming from behind to edge out PAOK Sa…

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The out-of-contract players who should interest Premier League clubs

Adrien Rabiot, Mario Balotelli, Yacine Brahimi, Enock Kwateng and Max Kruse are all available on free transfers this summerBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredGiven the money in the game these days, allowing a valuable player’s contract to run down to expi…

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Ten big games to watch this weekend in the European leagues

The Premier League has ended but there is still a lot at stake in Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, Turkey and Italy By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe Premier League has come to its conclusion, but there is plenty to play for across Europe. Here are …

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‘I was very lucky’: Iker Casillas discharged from hospital following heart attack – video

Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas has said he felt ‘very lucky’ as he was discharged from hospital five days after suffering a heart attack.Casillas, who captained Spain to their first and only World Cup win in 2010, said he was ‘feeling much better’…

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Iker Casillas recovering in hospital after suffering heart attack

• Porto’s former Spain international rushed from training• 37-year-old in stable condition, club say in statementSpain’s World Cup winning captain Iker Casillas, 37, suffered a heart attack while training with his team Porto on Wednesday and was taken …

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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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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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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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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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Liverpool not among world’s best until we win something, says James Milner

• Midfielder hopes club can win ‘at least’ one trophy this season• Porto fans can affect Champions League second leg, says KloppJames Milner has said Liverpool cannot be considered among the best teams in the world until they win a trophy under Jürgen …

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Liverpool’s players thriving under pressure of title race, says Robertson

• Defender says team are enjoying battle with Manchester City• Robertson wary of underestimating Porto in second legAndy Robertson has insisted that Liverpool’s players are thriving under the pressure of the title race but has warned they must not unde…

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp: ‘The game is still on. We have to go to Porto and fight’

• Liverpool manager remains despite 2-0 lead• ‘The atmosphere will be really tough and intense’Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool still have a fight on their hands to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League despite this comfortable win over Porto at Anf…

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James Milner shows the intensity Liverpool will need for run-in

Switched to full-back from his usual midfield role the veteran’s attitude and experience was key in defence and attackJames Milner was made for nights like this one, and Jürgen Klopp seems to realise it. Even at 33 the midfielder’s desire and enthusias…

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Liverpool cruise to victory over Porto after Naby Keïta’s flying start

Jürgen Klopp appeared to indulge in promotional duties for Uefa when giving this quarter-final a billing Liverpool’s recent history with Porto did not merit. The Liverpool manager had suggested the reunion would be awkward against an opponent with reve…

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

Updates from the 8pm BST kick-offYou can email Barry here or tweet him hereTottenham v Man City – join Jacob Steinberg for the latestLive scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s matches 7.12pm BST Alex Telles starts at left-back, having recovered from in…

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Jürgen Klopp urges Liverpool to feel release of pressure before Porto clash

• Manager glad Champions League football is secured for 2018-19• ‘I love this season much more,’ Klopp says of current run-inThis time last year Liverpool had vanquished Porto 5-0 in the Champions League last 16 and were on the eve of completing a 5-1 …

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‘We are on fire’: Jürgen Klopp hails Liverpool ahead of Champions League clash with Porto – video

Liverpool manager Jûrgen Klopp hailed his side’s development in Europe ahead of the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Porto. Speaking ahead of the match at Anfield, he said: ‘We are on fire. In training you can se…

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Liverpool are too greedy for success to go easy on Porto, says Jürgen Klopp

• Taking Europe lightly to boost domestic push not on the agenda• ‘It’s at Anfield, it’s a quarter-final, it’s a big one for us’Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool are too hungry for success to consider rationing their efforts in the Champions League. With…

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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…