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MacKenna On Monday: Liverpool, A Rose Among Football’s Many Thorns

Back in November, after Virgil van Dijk had scored the Netherlands’ last-gasp equaliser against Germany in the Nations League, what followed quickly took over in terms of both headlines and chatter. Well-known now due to the reaction then, he went to referee Ovidiu Hategan at the final whistle, put his arms around him, and offered the weeping official his sincere …

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Champions League Draw: Spurs Draw City In Quarter-Finals

The draw for the 2019 Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals has taken place with one all England tie to look forward to.  Tottenham Hotspurs, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City were all in the bowls alongside Barcelona, Ajax, Porto and Juventus. It is the first time since 2009 that four English Premier League sides have made it to the …

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Five Things We Learned As The Dust Settles On A Historic Night In Paris

Manchester United sealed their place in the last eight of the Champions League following a dramatic away goals victory over PSG on Wednesday night. United became the first team to overcome a two-goal home defeat in the competition’s knock-out stages to see off the French champions in Paris. Romelu Lukaku scored twice before Marcus Rashford’s dramatic late penalty following a …

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It’s Kylian Mbappé’s World And We’re All Just Living In It

Last night at Old Trafford, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United fell to French Champions PSG in a performance reminiscent of Mourinho-esque days of old. The home side were thoroughly outplayed in Solskjaer’s first European game at the helm of the Manchester club, with PSG showing the world that even in Neymar and Cavani’s absence they are still one of the elite teams …

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Confirmed: Neymar To Miss Both Legs Of United Clash

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Neymar will miss both legs of Paris Saint-Germain’s upcoming Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United after the French club confirmed on Tuesday that the world’s most expensive player would be out for 10 weeks with a metatarsal injury. However, Neymar will not undergo an operation, with PSG saying the Brazilian had instead agreed on “a conservative treatment” that could …

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Thomas Mueller Apologises For Red Card Kung-Fu Kick

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Thomas Mueller has apologised for his Kung fu-style kick to the head of Ajax defender Nicholas Tagliafico which saw the Germany star being sent off in Wednesday’s six-goal thriller in Amsterdam. “No, no – of course, I didn’t mean to do it,” the 29-year-old told reporters over the first straight red card of his career in 462 appearances for Bayern …

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Mourinho: Nothing Surprised Me About Valencia Loss

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Jose Mourinho said “nothing surprised” him about Manchester United’s miserable performance against Valencia on Wednesday but dismissed the potential impact of them finishing second in their group.  United were beaten 2-1, a result made all the more disappointing given they could have gone through top of Group H following Juventus’ surprise loss to Young Boys. Defeat, however, was nothing more …

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Sane Double Secures Champions League Top Spot For Man City

Manchester City survived a sloppy start to secure top spot in Champions League Group F by beating Hoffenheim 2-1 thanks to a brace of goals from Leroy Sane. Andrej Kramaric’s penalty put the Germans deservedly in front on 16 minutes as another much-changed City side struggled to get up to speed. However, Pep Guardiola’s men found their feet as the …

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Dortmund Hoping To Avoid Ex-Coach Klopp In Final 16

Borussia Dortmund are hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday. Liverpool’s tense 1-0 win over Napoli on Tuesday at Anfield, thanks to a great save by Reds’ goalkeeper Alisson Becker and a goal from Mohamed Salah, saw Klopp’s team squeeze into the knock-out stages in Europe as …

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Spurs Join Liverpool In The Champions League Last 16

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Spurs needed a result tonight and they got it at the Nou Camp. Level with Inter Milan in the Group B table on goal difference but ahead on goals scored, Mauricio Pochettino’s side needed to at least match the Italians’ result against PSV in the other group game. But rather than hosting the Dutch team, they were faced with the …

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Watch: Liverpool Ahead At Half Time, Spurs Behind At Nou Camp

It’s a critical night in Europe for both Liverpool and Spurs. The Reds must win to stand any chance of qualifying for the last 16, while Spurs need to match Inter Milan’s result in the San Siro. It’s been mixed fortunes for both Premier League sides thus far. Liverpool always stood a good chance against the Napoli side that defeated …

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Further Injuries Mean Man City Down To Just 15 Players For Hoffenheim Clash

Injury-hit Manchester City have just 15 senior players fit for Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Hoffenheim, boss Pep Guardiola revealed on Tuesday. David Silva and Fernandinho have joined an injury list at Man City that already featured Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo. “We have 15 players available so I cannot do too much,” Guardiola …

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Jurgen Klopp Hits Out At “Clever” PSG: They Made Us Look Like Butchers

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was feeling, perhaps rightly, aggrieved last night following the Reds’ Champions League defeat to PSG in Paris. Klopp’s side battled but were ultimately beaten by 2-1 against the French champions in what turned out to be a feisty affair with Liverpool racking up 20 fouls compared to PSG’s 12. Liverpool fell behind thanks to goals from …

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