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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(...)

 Costa Rica’s Giancarlo Gonzalez ’fouls’  Neymar leading to a non-penalty award from VAR. Photograph: Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

ITV are winning the World Cup. Simple, direct tactics. Flood the panel with ex-Manchester United pundits and Slaven Bilic and Martin O’Neill and Ian W(...)

Referee Bjorn Kuipers kicks a ball on the waterlogged pitch at the Etihad Stadium before the Champions League game between Manchester City and Borussia Mönchengladbach was abandoned. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Manchester City refused Borussia Mönchengladbach’s request to reschedule Tuesday night’s opening Champions League group game at 6pm on Wednesday eveni(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic: will relish the challenge of a big night at  StamfordBridge. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Chelsea’s Champions League knockout stage adventures have rarely been anything less than gruelling. From the cod-ideological struggles with Barcelo(...)

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