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Lightweight Arsenal fail to pack a punch on Arsène Wenger’s big night | Jacob Steinberg

Atlético Madrid were on the ropes but there was no knockout blow at the EmiratesIt is a lovely thought, Arsène Wenger burnishing his legacy by collecting the first European trophy of his career in Lyon next month, and for a while Arsenal’s manager coul…

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Clinical Marseille seize Salzburg advantage

Florian Thauvin and Clinton Njie scored in each half to give Marseille a cushion against wasteful Salzburg.

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Ten-man Atlético snatch draw at Arsenal

Antoine Griezmann levelled late on as Atlético battled for 80 minutes with ten men to stifle the Gunners.

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Dimitri Payet orchestrates as Marseille open advantage over RB Salzburg

• Marseille 2-0 RB Salzburg• Thauvin 15, Njié 63Florian Thauvin put Marseille within touching distance of a place in the Europa League final with a controversial opener as his side beat Salzburg 2-0 at the Stade Vélodrome. Thauvin headed home in the 15…

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Antoine Griezmann grabs away goal as Arsenal are held by 10-man Atlético

It is the hope that has killed Arsène Wenger so many times over the final traumatic years of his Arsenal tenure. The manager is the eternal optimist, always seeing the good in people and players, and when Alexandre Lacazette headed his team into a 61st…

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Arsenal v Atlético Madrid: Europa League semi-final first leg – live!

Atlético Madrid played with 10 men for 80 minutes, had six shots to Arsenal’s 28, were gifted a late goal and drew 10.22pm BST And that’s that. Here’s David Hytner’s match report. Bye! Related: Antoine Griezmann grabs crucial away goal as Arsenal held …

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Real Madrid showed they are vulnerable despite win, says Bayern’s Heynckes

• German champions beaten 2-1 at home in first leg of semi-final• ‘We showed that we can hurt them, so we take hope from this’Jupp Heynckes said he did not know how his team had lost to Real Madrid but insisted that he does know how they can beat them …

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Mo Salah can challenge Ronaldo and Messi for Ballon d’Or, says Lovren

• Liverpool team-mates praise striker as one of the world’s top three• ‘The way we can find him suits him perfectly,’ says Dejan LovrenMohamed Salah has already shot past Kevin De Bruyne to take the first individual award of the domestic season; now bo…

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Nasty flashback for Bayern as Real masters make them suffer again | Nick Ames

Real Madrid did as Real Madrid tend to do, leaving Germany’s champions with a tall order in the second leg at the BernabéuIt was Thomas Müller, contorting himself to swipe at an open goal from a matter of feet midway through the second half before miss…

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Real Madrid repeat comeback feat at Bayern

For the second time in 12 months Real Madrid came from behind to win at Bayern München, closing in on yet another final.

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Marco Asensio gives Real Madrid advantage against Bayern Munich

“The Champions League releases special powers in Real Madrid,” Toni Kroos had warned and there may be no power greater than the ability to survive, to always emerge, bruised perhaps but never beaten. Under pressure for so long, they left the Allianz Ar…

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Simeone weighs unleashing Diego Costa against Arsenal in first leg

• Atlético Madrid manager includes striker in squad following injury• ‘Many teams have suffered at the hands of Diego,’ says SimeoneDiego Simeone says Diego Costa is ready to make his presence felt against Arsenal once again, after he included the stri…

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Bayern Munich 1-2 Real Madrid: Champions League semi-final first leg – as it happened

In a game low on quality and inexplicably high on slapstick, Real Madrid emerged victorious … to nobody’s great surpriseRead Sid Lowe’s match report from the Allianz Arena 10.10pm BST Sid Lowe was our man typing his fingers to the bone in the Allianz…

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Roma in need of another miracle for Liverpool return

For the second round running, Roma must overturn a three-goal away defeat to progress as Liverpool come to the Stadio Olimpico.

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‘Not really my decision’: Arsène Wenger on the timing of his departure – video

As the time counts down on Arsène Wenger’s tenure at Arsenal the Frenchman has given perhaps the clearest indication he wasn’t ready to leave. The manager has been at the Gunners for almost 22 years, however he revealed that the sudden announcement of …

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Arsène Wenger says timing of Arsenal departure ‘not really my decision’

•Arsène Wenger is not planning to retire but says he does not know what he will do next•Arsenal manager is just focused on Thursday’s Europa League semi-final against Atlético MadridArsène Wenger has provided the clearest indication yet that he did not…

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