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European Super League: Real Madrid, Barcelona & Juventus defend plans in face of Uefa ‘threat’

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus have defended their plans for a European Super League in the face of what they call “threats” from Uefa.They are the only clubs from the initial 12 yet to withdraw from the proposed ESL, and face disciplinary action …

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Leicester City 2-4 Newcastle United: Callum Wilson double in Magpies win

Last updated on 6 minutes ago6 minutes ago.From the section Premier LeagueNewcastle moved to within one point of Premier League safety with an impressive win over Champions League-chasing Leicester City.Joe Willock put the visitors ahead with a cool fi…

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Champions League final: Fans should not travel to Turkey, says UK government

Chelsea and Manchester City fans should not travel to Turkey for the Champions League final, the UK government has said after adding the country to England’s travel red list.The final is due to take place in Istanbul on 29 May.Transport secretary Grant…

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European Super League: Nine clubs given financial sanctions by Uefa over breakaway

Nine of the original European Super League clubs, including the Premier League’s ‘big six’, have been given a financial punishment by Uefa.The nine – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, plus AC Milan, …

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Manchester City v Chelsea

Manchester City will be crowned Premier League champions if they beat Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.The teams will also meet in the Champions League final later this month, though Pep Guardiola says his sole focus is securing the title.”There i…

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Eden Hazard: Real Madrid forward apologises for laughing after Champions League exit

Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has apologised for laughing with Chelsea players after his side were knocked out of the Champions League semi-finals.The former Chelsea man, 30, was seen joking and smiling with his former team-mates at the final whistle…

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Roma 3-2 Man Utd (5-8 on aggregate): ‘Faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer close to being rewarded’

After three weeks in which the men who run Manchester United have been pilloried by their own fans and branded snakes by the Uefa president, advancing past Roma to reach the Europa League final can at least give them satisfaction from one bold show of …

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Arsenal ‘devastated’ by Europa League exit but where does club go now?

“We are devastated”. Mikel Arteta is not a man for big displays of emotion, but you could tell that this one hurt.Arsenal’s failure to score against Villarreal at Emirates Stadium on Thursday – and the Europa League exit that resulted – has repercussio…

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Roma 3-2 Man Utd (5-8 on aggregate): Solskjaer’s side through to Europa League final

Manchester United reached their first final of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era but lost their seven-match unbeaten record in an entertaining Europa League last-four tie with Roma.Edinson Cavani scored both United goals in the second leg of a 13-goal semi-…

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Roma 3-2 Man Utd (5-8 on aggregate): Solskjaer’s side through to Europa League final

Manchester United reached their first final of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era but lost their seven-match unbeaten record in an entertaining Europa League last-four tie with Roma.Edinson Cavani scored both United goals in the second leg of a 13-goal semi-…

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Arsenal 0-0 Villarreal (Agg: 1-2): Gunners’ European hopes ended by old boss Emery

Arsenal’s Europa League hopes were dashed as Villarreal sealed a semi-final victory that will almost certainly end the Gunners’ unbroken 25-season run of appearing in European competition.Trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Spain and knowing that victor…

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Harry Kane: ‘European club success will help England at Euros’

Last updated on 25 minutes ago25 minutes ago.From the section FootballHarry Kane says the success of English sides in European club competition will boost England’s Euro 2020 hopes.Manchester City face Chelsea in the Champions League final, while Manch…

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Harry Kane: ‘European club success will help England at Euros’

Last updated on 25 minutes ago25 minutes ago.From the section FootballHarry Kane says the success of English sides in European club competition will boost England’s Euro 2020 hopes.Manchester City face Chelsea in the Champions League final, while Manch…

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Kai Havertz: ‘Chelsea forward ignites as Blues’ season reaches peak of possibilities’

Kai Havertz’s Chelsea career has been a slow-burner but the gifted young German has demonstrated impeccable timing to ignite just as their season reaches a peak of possibilities.Havertz arrived at Chelsea last summer from Bayer Leverkusen, in a club re…

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Kai Havertz: ‘Chelsea forward ignites as Blues’ season reaches peak of possibilities’

Kai Havertz’s Chelsea career has been a slow-burner but the gifted young German has demonstrated impeccable timing to ignite just as their season reaches a peak of possibilities.Havertz arrived at Chelsea last summer from Bayer Leverkusen, in a club re…

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Kai Havertz: ‘Chelsea forward ignites as Blues’ season reaches peak of possibilities’

Kai Havertz’s Chelsea career has been a slow-burner but the gifted young German has demonstrated impeccable timing to ignite just as their season reaches a peak of possibilities.Havertz arrived at Chelsea last summer from Bayer Leverkusen, in a club re…

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Ian Wright: Home Truths – ‘a lot of my anger was pain and unhappiness’

In a new documentary, former England, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and West Ham striker Ian Wright shares his own story and investigates what effect growing up in a psychologically abusive and violent home has on children in the UK. Watch Home Truths on BBC…

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Ian Wright: Home Truths – ‘a lot of my anger was pain and unhappiness’

In a new documentary, former England, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and West Ham striker Ian Wright shares his own story and investigates what effect growing up in a psychologically abusive and violent home has on children in the UK. Watch Home Truths on BBC…

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Chelsea 2-0 Real Madrid (agg 3-1): Thomas Tuchel’s side set up all-English Champions League final

Chelsea will face Manchester City in the Champions League final in Istanbul after convincingly overcoming a fading Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.On a night of high tension, even behind closed doors, Chelsea fully deserved a victory that sets up an all…

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Manchester United v Liverpool: Premier League game rearranged for Thursday, 13 May

Last updated on 39 minutes ago39 minutes ago.From the section Premier LeagueManchester United’s postponed home Premier League match with Liverpool has been rearranged for Thursday, 13 May (20:15 BST).The decision means United must play two games in the…