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Dejan Lovren says Liverpool believe they can win Champions League

Having condemned Porto to their heaviest European home defeat Jürgen Klopp’s men are talking confidently of beating anyoneLiverpool flew to Marbella for warm-weather training the morning after the historic night before in Porto, carrying thoughts of wh…

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Occasional sips from a long glass of Advocaat

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Goodness knows, the Fiver isn’t trying to downplay Liverpool’s performance in Big Cup on Wednesday. A five-goal haul away in Europe – as part of a show featuring quick breaks, top-corner rakes, back fl…

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Jürgen Klopp full of praise as Liverpool put five past Porto – video

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has expressed his delight after his side scored five in the first leg of their Champions League tie with Porto. Klopp singled out the comeback of Sadio Mané, whose impressive hat-trick proved to be a comfortable night for…

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Liverpool’s Henderson and Milner provide base for front line’s fireworks | Ben Fisher

Jürgen Klopp’s team struck the perfect balance in Porto with Jordan Henderson and James Milner assuming midfield control and Sadio Mané profiting from their dominanceHow many will Mohamed Salah get this season? Forty? Fifty? A tired puff of the cheeks …

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Sadio Mané is Liverpool’s comeback king with hat-trick, says Jürgen Klopp

• Manager says 5-0 win over Porto ‘exactly as good as necessary’• Klopp congratulates Mo Salah on his 30th goal in debut seasonJürgen Klopp described Liverpool’s Champions League rout of Porto as Sadio Mané’s “comeback” after the Senegal striker struck…

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Sadio Mané’s stunning hat-trick inspires Liverpool stroll against Porto

How Liverpool’s forward line would cope without the creative industry of Philippe Coutinho remained a legitimate question on their return to the Champions League stage. By taking it in turns to inflict the heaviest home defeat on Porto in their rich Eu…

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Porto v Liverpool: Champions League – live!

Live updates on last-16 first leg at Estádio do DragãoFollow the latest from Real Madrid v PSG hereLast-minute Valentine’s Day gift idea? They’ll love it!Email scott.murray@theguardian.com with any thoughts 6.01pm GMT Liverpool have a fine record again…

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Liverpool will fight for everything against Porto, says Klopp – video

Jürgen Klopp insists that Liverpool must look for a result in the first game, to give the Anfield crowd a chance of making an impact, as they prepare to take on Porto in the Champions League round of 16.It is a first appearance in this stage of the tou…

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Porto’s Vincent Aboubakar atones for faux pas with scoring streak

Cameroon striker angered Porto fans by joining former team-mates’ celebration but has made amends with 20 goals this season before the Champions League match with LiverpoolIt started as an innocent greeting to some former colleagues and almost ended up…

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Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino vows to make Porto suffer in Champions League

• Jürgen Klopp says his team have no reason to fear anyone in Europe• Porto defender Ivan Marcano declares himself fit to play in first legJürgen Klopp has declared Manchester City the strongest team in Europe but believes their recent defeat at Anfiel…

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Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino vows to make Porto suffer in Champions League

• Jürgen Klopp says his team have no reason to fear anyone in Europe• Porto defender Ivan Marcano declares himself fit to play in first legJürgen Klopp has declared Manchester City the strongest team in Europe but believes their recent defeat at Anfiel…

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Champions League: fans from around Europe preview the last-16 stage

Spurs dread in-form Juventus, Porto plan to cause an upset at Anfield and Neymar will show Spain what it is missingJuventus If we play as solidly as we have done in the last few months, we will be tough to beat. After a slow start to the season we have…

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Champions League last 16: tie-by-tie analysis | Marcus Christenson

From Juventus and Spurs’ intriguing battle to Chelsea’s forbidding meeting with Barcelona and a likely stroll for Bayern, we look over all eight last-16 matchupsTuesday, St Jakob-Park and Wednesday 7 March, Etihad Continue reading…

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Champions League last 16: tie-by-tie analysis | Marcus Christenson

From Juventus and Spurs’ intriguing battle to Chelsea’s forbidding meeting with Barcelona and a likely stroll for Bayern, we look over all eight last-16 matchupsTuesday, St Jakob-Park and Wednesday 7 March, Etihad Continue reading…

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Champions League: how will your club do in the knockout stages?

With the Champions League returning for the knockout stages next week, we want to know how far you think your team will goThe Champions League resumes for the last-16 stage next week with all five English clubs still in the competition. Both of the Man…

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Champions League: tie-by-tie analysis of the last-16 games | Nick Miller

Chelsea renew their rivalry with Barcelona, City get lucky, Liverpool and United should both progress, while Spurs aim to create more historyFirst leg 13 February Second leg 7 March Continue reading…

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Champions League power rankings: Manchester City are the team to beat

Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams to avoid in what will be a competitive draw for the last-16 on MondayBy Martin Laurence and Ben McAleer for WhoScored?The last-16 stage of the Champions League promises …

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Champions League power rankings: Manchester City are the team to beat

Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams to avoid in what will be a competitive draw for the last-16 on MondayBy Martin Laurence and Ben McAleer for WhoScored?The last-16 stage of the Champions League promises …

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Champions League roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo sets record in Real romp

• Madrid forward scores his 18th Champions League goal of 2017• Napoli keep alive hopes of Champions League progressCristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as the holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a 6-0 wi…

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale score as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund

• Portuguese on target twice in 150th European club match in 3-1 win
• Wissam Ben Yedder is first Sevilla player to hit hat-trick in European game

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in his 150th European club match as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund for the first time in Germany. His goals wrapped up a 3-1 win after Gareth Bale had put them ahead with a superb volley in the 18th minute.

Ronaldo doubled Real’s lead before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled a goal back in the 54th minute but the Portuguese international confirmed the holders’ victory when he fired past Dortmund’s keeper Roman Buerki in the 79th minute.

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