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Champions League: FA in talks over relocating final as Turkey joins red list

Manchester City and Chelsea fans affected by moveFA in talks with Uefa over bringing final to the UKThe Football Association is in talks with Uefa over relocating the Champions League final to England after Turkey was placed on the UK government’s trav…

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Sports quiz of the week: Canelo Álvarez, Champions League and the Lions

Who is stuck at home? Who moved away? Who reached for the sky?How did Chelsea make history this week?They became the first club to reach a Champions League final after sacking their manager midway through the seasonThey became the first club to reach t…

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Manchester City v Chelsea: bravura final battle is held up by healthy bottom line | Barney Ronay

These furiously evolving teams deserve their place in the final, but wealth of their owners and Premier League certainly helpsLes Anglais sont arrivés. Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The darling buds of May are, with all due sense of caution, b…

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Real Madrid left firing blanks as logic is imposed by superior Chelsea | Sid Lowe

It almost felt inevitable that Zinedine Zidane’s battered side would turn it around until Mason Mount sank Europe’s great survivorsThere is a scene in Pulp Fiction where a man bursts from Brett’s bathroom and unloads on Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield…

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From broken to brilliant, Chelsea have been transformed by Thomas Tuchel | Jacob Steinberg

Zinedine Zidane is the latest big-name manager to have been outwitted by the German since his arrival in west LondonThomas Tuchel made his intentions clear from the start. There was no talk of building slowly when he arrived at Chelsea at the end of Ja…

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Istanbul to keep Champions League final despite two English teams

Chelsea and Manchester City set to get 4,000 tickets eachTurkey under lockdown as UK plans travel policy updateUefa has no plans to shift the venue of the Champions League final from Istanbul, which is to be contested by two English clubs, despite Turk…

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Istanbul to keep Champions League final despite two English teams

Chelsea and Manchester City set to get 4,000 tickets eachTurkey under lockdown as UK plans travel policy updateUefa has no plans to shift the venue of the Champions League final from Istanbul, which is to be contested by two English clubs, despite Turk…

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Chelsea ‘will arrive in Istanbul to win’ Champions League, pledges Tuchel

Chelsea to face Manchester City in all-English final‘The job is not done yet. We are in two finals now’Thomas Tuchel said Chelsea are confident of beating Manchester City after they set up an all-English Champions League final with an accomplished 3-1 …

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Chelsea ‘will arrive in Istanbul to win’ Champions League, pledges Tuchel

Chelsea to face Manchester City in all-English final‘The job is not done yet. We are in two finals now’Thomas Tuchel said Chelsea are confident of beating Manchester City after they set up an all-English Champions League final with an accomplished 3-1 …

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N’Golo Kanté steals show for Chelsea but strikers still lack cutting edge | Barney Ronay

The Chelsea midfielder set his team up for victory but Kai Havertz in particular almost let Real Madrid off the hookHow do you kill that which cannot be killed? How do you stop the white-shirted spectre from rising once again as a Champions League semi…

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N’Golo Kanté steals show for Chelsea but strikers still lack cutting edge | Barney Ronay

The Chelsea midfielder set his team up for victory but Kai Havertz in particular almost let Real Madrid off the hookHow do you kill that which cannot be killed? How do you stop the white-shirted spectre from rising once again as a Champions League semi…

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Chelsea v Real Madrid: player ratings for the semi-final second leg | Jacob Steinberg

N’Golo Kanté and Antonio Rüdiger impressed but it was a tough return to Stamford Bridge for Eden HazardEdouard Mendy Two outstanding saves to deny Benzema in the first half. Also blocked when Hazard shot. 8 Continue reading…

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Chelsea v Real Madrid: player ratings for the semi-final second leg | Jacob Steinberg

N’Golo Kanté and Antonio Rüdiger impressed but it was a tough return to Stamford Bridge for Eden HazardEdouard Mendy Two outstanding saves to deny Benzema in the first half. Also blocked when Hazard shot. 8 Continue reading…

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Chelsea power past Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final

The fear had nagged for Chelsea during the first half and it would harden after the interval. Just how many chances did they need? And, more to the point, would they live to regret their profligacy?Thomas Tuchel’s team had enjoyed the better of the fir…

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Chelsea v Real Madrid: Champions League semi-final, second leg – live!

Live updates from the 8pm BST kick-off (first leg: 1-1)City’s win was triumph of composure and philosophyAnd feel free to send your thoughts to Scott by email 7.12pm BST Welcome to Stamford Bridge. Fans have congregated outside the ground to wish the h…

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Raheem Sterling racially abused online 48 hours after social media boycott

Manchester City forward targeted after win over PSGFacebook calls abuse on Instagram ‘unacceptable’Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has been racially abused on Instagram within 48 hours of English football’s social media boycott coming to an end. The …

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Manchester City’s magisterial win a triumph of composure and philosophy | Jonathan Wilson

There have been more obviously brilliant performances by City but none surely so calm or complete as PSG lost their headsEverywhere you looked, people were losing their heads. There was Ángel Di María stamping on Fernandinho. There was Leandro Paredes …

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Manchester City’s magisterial win a triumph of composure and philosophy | Jonathan Wilson

There have been more obviously brilliant performances by City but none surely so calm or complete as PSG lost their headsEverywhere you looked, people were losing their heads. There was Ángel Di María stamping on Fernandinho. There was Leandro Paredes …

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Manchester City’s magisterial win a triumph of composure and philosophy | Jonathan Wilson

There have been more obviously brilliant performances by City but none surely so calm or complete as PSG lost their headsEverywhere you looked, people were losing their heads. There was Ángel Di María stamping on Fernandinho. There was Leandro Paredes …

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Guardiola proud after Manchester City’s historic Champions League run

• City through to first final after 4-1 aggregate victory over PSG• Guardiola: ‘Definitely for all of us I am incredibly proud’Pep Guardiola hailed Manchester City’s historic achievement in reaching the club’s first Champions League final after a super…