Ukraine’s forward Andriy Yarmolenko (centre) celebrates scoring as  Eric Abidal looks on. Photograph:Franck Fife/AFP Photo/Getty Images

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Thiago Silva of PSG chases down Lionel Messi of Barcelona during their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg game. The Catalan side thought they did not  have ‘Messidependencia’ but their performance on Wednesday proved otherwise. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

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