Bjorn Kuipers

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 Ruben Dias in action against  Paris Saint-Germain’s   Neymar.  The signing of  Dias last summer has been as transformative as that of Virgil van Dijk was for Liverpool. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Everywhere you looked, people were losing their heads. There was Ángel Di María stamping on Fernandinho. There was Leandro Paredes hurling the ball(...)

James Milner of Liverpool is fouled  by Casemiro of Real Madrid during the  Champions League quarter-final, second leg at Anfield. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Liverpool 0 Real Madrid 0 (Real win 3-1 on agg) The Anfield factor was not the vital ingredient that Liverpool ultimately missed most in their attemp(...)

Kylian Mbappe completes his hat-trick in scoring Paris Saint-Germain’s fourth goal in the  Champions League round of 16 first-leg match against Barcelona at the  Camp Nou. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona 1 Paris Saint-Germain 4 There were five minutes left when Kylian Mbappé opened up his body and bent a beautiful shot into the far corner of(...)

Lionel Messi: was successfully curtailed for opening 75 minutes by Liverpool but then struck twice to give Barcelona a 3-0 lead.  Photograph: Luis Gene/AFP/Getty

Contemplating his side’s Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City last season, Jürgen Klopp said that to sit back and look to absorb pr(...)

Son Heung-Min keeps the ball in play before scoring Tottenham’s winner against Manchester City. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty

Who needs Harry Kane anyway? This is not an entirely serious question. The correct answer is, of course every club team in elite European football. Bu(...)

Son Heung-Min  of Tottenham Hotspur scores his team’s first goal during the  Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester City 0 It was the kind of epic night for which this regal stadium was built and, by the time the match was all finishe(...)

Paul Pogba: “I think his personality is his biggest quality – the hairstyles, the emoji,” said Phil Neville on being asked what is Pogba’s greatest quality. Photograp: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

“They talked about him having 650 pairs of shoes - he can’t be right upstairs.” - Roy Keane reckoning Jerome Boateng’s footwear fetish explained why h(...)

France v Australia: Josh Risdon challenges Antoine Griezmann. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images

Here are five times Video Assistant Referee (VAR) made an impact at the World Cup: France 2-1 Australia June 16th, Group C France’s first game again(...)

England’s defender Harry Maguire celebrates at the end of the match. Photograph: Getty Images

The time might have come for us all to be generous and say ‘well done you lot’. Our neighbours are now, you’d have to be thinking, World Cup winners-e(...)

The big screen inside the stadium displays a VAR penalty review during the  Group A match between Saudia Arabia and Egypt at Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Never mind whether Serbia should have had a penalty when Stephan Lichsteiner and Fabian Schaer wrestled Aleksandar Mitrovic to the ground in Kaliningr(...)

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