Istanbul bonded Rafa Benitez to Liverpool FC, and his activity with the Hillsborough Family Support Group bonded him to the city. Photograph: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

The telephone rang in Freddy Shepherd’s holiday villa in Majorca. It was late July 2004 and Shepherd, the Newcastle United chairman, was about to part(...)

Lazar Markovic of Liverpool in action during a training session at Melwood Training Ground. The Serbian has signed a season-long loan deal with Fenerbache. Photograph: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has signed a season-long loan deal at Fenerbahce. The 21-year-old Serbia international had been linked with a move to (...)

FC Astana’s players celebrate after advancing to the UEFA Champions League group stage after the Qualifying Round Play Off Second Leg match between APOEL Nicosia and FC Astana at GSP stadium  in Nicosia, Cyprus. Photo: Getty Images

A late Nemanja Maksimovic equaliser was enough to see FC Astana into the Champions League group stages - becoming the first ever team from Kazakhstan (...)

Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United will play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United have been drawn to play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Louis Van Gaal’s side will be at home in the first leg to be (...)

The crowd in the Attaturk Stadium in Istanbul  lights up after the floodlights failed during Tottenham’s  Europa League group C  match against  Besiktas. Photograph: Sedat Suna /EPA

Besiktas 1 Tottenham 0 First the lights went out at the Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium and then on Tottenham’s hopes of topping their Europa League (...)

Play was halted on 40 minutes at White Hart Lane during Spurs’ 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade after a third pitch invader ran onto the pitch
Stombouli strike sends Spurs through
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Tottenham Hotspur 1 Partizan Belgrade 0Tottenham face UEFA sanctions after their Europa League tie with Partizan Belgrade was suspended, overshadowing(...)

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino: “Yes, maybe it is a good idea to play Monday. Why not? One day more is good for the players to recover.” Photo: Ian Walton/Getty

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham’s Europa League hangovers would become a thing of the past if the Premier League afforded them an extra day’s r(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado receives the ball while being guarded by Partizan Belgrade’s Miroslav Vulicevic (right). Photograph: AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic

Partizan Belgrade 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0Tottenham held firm in intimidating conditions to kick off the Europa League group stage with a hard-fought goa(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Emmanuel Adebayor (left) will miss the Europa League tie with Partizan Belgrade.  Photograph: Adam Davy / PA Wire

Partizan Belgrade v Tottenham, Thursday, 6pm Tottenham left-back Danny Rose has been spared an uncomfortable return to Serbia after being left out of (...)

Mario Balotelli: “I think he now feels that it is time to show the type of player he is.” Photograph: John Walton/PA wire.

Brendan Rodgers has no reservations over handing Mario Balotelli an immediate debut at Tottenham Hotspur, insisting the £16 million (€12 million) stri(...)

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