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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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Rousing Reds: five Liverpool nights to remember in Europe

Liverpool’s blitzing of Roma stands in a proud tradition of European occasions on which their will to win overwhelmed opponents. Here are five of the bestThis season’s Champions League is already confirmed as the highest-scoring ever in terms of goals …

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Jürgen Klopp’s thrilling Liverpool have no reason to fear a Roma fightback

Anfield manager’s measured assessment of brilliant 5-2 Champions League semi-final victory contrasts starkly with his Roma counterpart’s blame gameThe awe and wonder from a remarkable Anfield night has not diminished the day after. Fifteen minutes to p…

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‘Like being in a Stephen King story’: Italy’s press on Roma’s Anfield misery

• Mixture of hope and despair in Italian papers after 5-2 defeat• ‘How many times do miracles repeat themselves?’“Come on Roma, you can do it.” Corriere dello Sport’s front-page headline somehow came across as more desperate than optimistic. Thirty-fou…

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‘Those who don’t believe should stay home,’ says Roma’s Di Francesco – video

Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco has insisted that their hopes of reaching are Champions League final are not over. Speaking after a crushing 5-2 defeat to Liverpool he said: ‘It’s not over and that’s something that we’ve done in the past.’ In the pre…

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What records has Salah set in 2017/18?

Mohamed Salah scored his 42nd and 43rd goals of the season last night; what wonders has he yet to perform?

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp hails ‘world class’ Salah after win over Roma – video

Liverpool took one step closer to the Champions League final after a dazzling 5-2 win against Roma. Speaking after the match Jürgen Klopp praised the form of the ‘world class’ Mohamed SalahMo Salah leads Liverpool onslaught to leave Roma needing new mi…

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