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Nov 23

Cologne v Arsenal: Europa League – live!

Updates from the 6pm GMT kick-off in Group HLive scores – all Thursday’s goals as they go inAnd you can email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 7.26pm GMT 67 min: Reiss Nelson replaces Calum Chambers. 7.26pm GMT 66 min: Arsenal look for a response after f…

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Nov 23

José Mourinho: Manchester United should have led 5-0 at half-time against Basel – video

The Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, says that his side would have beaten Basel nine times out of 10 following defeat in Switzerland on Wednesday night. Michael Lang prodded home late for Basel to condemn United to their first Champions League…

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Nov 22

Neymar leads the charge again in PSG’s repeat rout of Celtic

Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris Saint-Germain as they were taken apart in Paris. The former PSG youth player Moussa Dembélé fired Celtic into a second-minute lead but the home side reacted to conceding for the first time…

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Nov 22

Manchester United punished for taking it easy by Michael Lang’s late shocker

Disaster struck for Manchester United with less than a minute of normal time remaining when Michael Lang prodded home to claim a win which means José Mourinho’s team will qualify unless they suffer a record home European defeat in their final Group A g…

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Nov 22

Barcelona’s draw with Juventus clinches last-16 place as Messi starts on bench

Barcelona allowed themselves the luxury of starting with Lionel Messi on the bench and still held out comfortably for a 0-0 draw at Juventus to reach the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Barcelona, who brought on Messi early in the second …

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Nov 22

Antonio Conte uses overnight flight to fine-tune Chelsea’s Anfield plan

• No sleep for Chelsea staff on long trip back from beating Qarabag• Chelsea have only one full training session before playing LiverpoolAntonio Conte was expecting to endure a sleepless night despite Chelsea securing progress into the knockout stage o…

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Nov 22

Juventus v Barcelona: Champions League – as it happened

Barça clinch top spot in group with scoreless draw in TurinScoreboard: all the Champions League and Championship goals 9.56pm GMT That’s all for now. Thanks as always for following with us and be sure to check out the match report. Related: Barcelona’…

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Nov 22

PSG 7-1 Celtic: Champions League – as it happened

Celtic scored after 57 seconds, but otherwise it was a night to forget for the Scottish champions as Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe went to town. 9.38pm GMT A wonderful opening 57 seconds for Celtic. The other 89 minutes and three seconds ……

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Nov 22

Basel v Manchester United: Champions League – live!

United cantered through first half but missed several chancesMourinho’s men were dismal in the second halfWin keeps alive Basel’s hopes of reaching the last 16United must draw their last group game to top group 9.39pm GMT Unied have failed to get the p…

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Nov 22

Willian eases Chelsea into last 16 after early red card ends Qarabag chances

There was no mass celebration from Antonio Conte and his players at the final whistle, polite handshakes replacing joyous punches of the air, but all in the visitors’ ranks could take pride in a job professionally done. Comfortable victory in Baku has …

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Nov 22

Qarabag 0-4 Chelsea: Champions League – as it happened

The early dismissal of Qarabag skipper Rashad Sadygov enabled Chelsea to stroll into the knockout stagesRead Dominic Fifield’s match report 7.04pm GMT Dominic Fifield was the Guardian’s man in Baku and he’s sent us this on-the-whistle report. Related…

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Nov 22

Liverpool investigate claims police assaulted fans at Sevilla game

• Match kicked off with nearly half away section empty owing to delays• Unverified claims on social media of fans being assaulted by policeLiverpool are investigating claims that fans were mistreated by Spanish police, with some allegedly assaulted and…

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Nov 22

Jordan Henderson: Don’t blame defence for Liverpool’s Sevilla collapse

• ‘We let ourselves down … we stopped playing,’ says Liverpool captain• Henderson blames failure to maintain supply line to Mané, Firmino and SalahJordan Henderson has insisted Liverpool’s defending was not the principal cause of their alarming collaps…

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Nov 22

Alberto Moreno and Liverpool back to their slapdash worst in familiar collapse | Sachin Nakrani

Jürgen Klopp’s side had the chance to show what was supposed to be their new-found maturity against Sevilla, but they comprehensively failed the testGeorginio Wijnaldum’s expression said it all. As the final whistle blew at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pi…

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Nov 22

‘It feels like we lost’: Liverpool surrender three-goal lead at Sevilla – video

Jürgen Klopp admits that Liverpool’s 3-3 draw away at Sevilla on Tuesday feels like a loss after his side let a three-goal lead slip in the second half. ‘We didn’t carry on playing football,’ says Klopp. ‘I don’t think anybody can change that it feels …

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Nov 22

Jürgen Klopp admits Liverpool stopped playing at half-time against Sevilla

• ‘The second half we became passive,’ says Liverpool manager• Klopp has yet to defeat Sevilla in seven attemptsJürgen Klopp claimed his Liverpool team stopped playing in a remarkable Champions League tie against Sevilla as they blew a three-goal inter…

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