Spurs slip-up as City bounce back – 5 things we learned from Champions League

Spurs slip-up as City bounce back – 5 things we learned from Champions League

Manchester City were the only English side to secure victory in the opening round of matches.

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Hector Herrera’s late strike earns Atletico Madrid draw with Juventus

Hector Herrera’s late strike earns Atletico Madrid draw with Juventus

Atletico Madrid substitute Hector Herrera grabbed a late equaliser as his side came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Juventus in Champions League Group D at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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Di Maria no Angel for Real Madrid as Paris St Germain punish Zidane’s men

Di Maria no Angel for Real Madrid as Paris St Germain punish Zidane’s men

The Argentinian came back to haunt his old club Real Madrid in the 3-0 group victory.

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Gabriel Jesus on target as Manchester City cruise at Shakhtar Donetsk

Gabriel Jesus on target as Manchester City cruise at Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City put a bad few days behind them to begin their latest Champions League challenge with a comfortable 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.

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Mauricio Pochettino urges Tottenham to tighten up defensively

Mauricio Pochettino urges Tottenham to tighten up defensively

Spurs were pegged back by goals from Daniel Podence and Mathieu Valbuena.

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Tottenham blow two-goal lead in Greece to draw with Olympiacos

Tottenham blow two-goal lead in Greece to draw with Olympiacos

Spurs’ run to last season’s final was littered with great escapes and last-ditch turnarounds but their group stage this term looked like getting off to a winning start in Athens.

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Ter Stegen denies Dortmund as Barcelona struggle in Champions League opener

Ter Stegen denies Dortmund as Barcelona struggle in Champions League opener

16-year-old Ansu Fati became the youngest Barcelona player to feature in the Champions League.

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Barkley fluffs late penalty as Lampard suffers defeat on Champions League debut as Chelsea manager

Barkley fluffs late penalty as Lampard suffers defeat on Champions League debut as Chelsea manager

The Spaniards were supposed to be there for the taking, having arrived in west London in turmoil following the sacking of popular boss Marcelino last week, a move which has angered the players as well as the fans.

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Liverpool pay the penalty as Napoli beat Champions League holders

Liverpool pay the penalty as Napoli beat Champions League holders

Liverpool began the defence of their Champions League crown on a losing note as Dries Mertens’ penalty and Fernando Llorente’s injury-time strike handed Napoli a 2-0 victory.

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The lowdown on Manchester City’s Champions League opponents Shakhtar Donestsk

The lowdown on Manchester City’s Champions League opponents Shakhtar Donestsk

The Ukrainians have a new man in charge, with Luis Castro taking over from Paulo Fonseca.

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The lowdown on Tottenham’s Champions League opponents Olympiacos

The lowdown on Tottenham’s Champions League opponents Olympiacos

Pedro Martins’ side are back in the group stage after one season away and are in fine form domestically.

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Young Blues raring to go in Champions League, says Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa

Young Blues raring to go in Champions League, says Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa

Kepa says the Blues will be on the front foot against Valencia.

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Liverpool’s Klopp wary of ‘stubborn’ Napoli side ahead of Champions League encounter

Liverpool’s Klopp wary of ‘stubborn’ Napoli side ahead of Champions League encounter

The clubs have been drawn in the same group for the second season in a row.

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The lowdown on Napoli ahead of their Champions League match against Liverpool

The lowdown on Napoli ahead of their Champions League match against Liverpool

The Partenopei have finished runners up in Italy in three of the last four seasons.

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Eric Cantona eternal life speech leaves everyone stumped

Eric Cantona eternal life speech leaves everyone stumped

The former Manchester United is no stranger to cryptic statements.

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James Forrest secures draw for Celtic in Romania

James Forrest secures draw for Celtic in Romania

Cluj had taken a 28th-minute lead.

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Hoban header keeps Dundalk’s dream alive

Hoban header keeps Dundalk’s dream alive

Gutsy Dundalk will go to Azerbaijan next week with a genuine opportunity of reaching the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

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Leigh Griffiths scores on return to starting XI as Celtic thump Nomme Kalju

Leigh Griffiths scores on return to starting XI as Celtic thump Nomme Kalju

Leigh Griffiths marked his return to the starting line-up with a brilliant free-kick as Celtic took command of their second Champions League qualifier with a 5-0 first-leg win over Nomme Kalju.

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Pat Hoban goal earns Dundalk a draw in Champions League qualifier

Pat Hoban goal earns Dundalk a draw in Champions League qualifier

A Pat Hoban goal 12-minutes from time has given Dundalk real hope of progress in the Champions League.

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Dundalk and Celtic find out who they face if they progress in Champions League

Dundalk and Celtic find out who they face if they progress in Champions League

The draw has been made for the next stages of the Champions League qualifiers.

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Dundalk win on penalties to progress in Champions League qualifiers

Dundalk win on penalties to progress in Champions League qualifiers

Dundalk are through to the second round of the Champions League qualifiers.

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Riga FC frustrate Dundalk in Champions League qualifier

Riga FC frustrate Dundalk in Champions League qualifier

Dundalk will have to score in Latvia next Wednesday to keep their Champions League dreams alive after a frustrating stalemate with Riga FC at Oriel Park tonight.

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Huge year for Tottenham leader Lloris

Huge year for Tottenham leader Lloris

It is a measure of how under much Hugo Lloris is under-appreciated that commentators regularly refer to Harry Kane as Tottenham captain.

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Spurs have made the right calls, but it won’t deliver European glory this time

Spurs have made the right calls, but it won’t deliver European glory this time

There was a cursory meeting of Arsenal and Tottenham supporters at Frankfurt Airport on Thursday morning, one side beating a retreat from Baku, the other en route to the Champions League final in Madrid.

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Premier League giants limbering up for Champions League showdown

Premier League giants limbering up for Champions League showdown

Epic comebacks helped Liverpool and Tottenham secure their places in the match in Madrid on June 1.

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Spurs ban three fans who tried to sell on Champions League final tickets

Spurs ban three fans who tried to sell on Champions League final tickets

Tottenham have handed "indefinite" bans to three supporters who tried to sell their Champions League final tickets on a secondary ticketing platform.

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Fit-again Firmino returns to Liverpool training in Marbella

Fit-again Firmino returns to Liverpool training in Marbella

The Brazilian missed Liverpool’s last three matches with a thigh injury.

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Champions League revamp would ‘harm’ domestic leagues – Scudamore

Champions League revamp would ‘harm’ domestic leagues – Scudamore

Outgoing Premier League boss Richard Scudamore is not impressed with European Club Association chairman Andrea Agnelli’s Champions League plans.

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Barcelona striker Suarez undergoes knee surgery

Barcelona striker Suarez undergoes knee surgery

The Uruguayan went under the knife today.

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Kane hoping to be fit for Champions League final

Kane hoping to be fit for Champions League final

The Tottenham striker has just over three weeks to complete his recovery from an ankle injury.

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Pochettino: My players are superheroes

Pochettino: My players are superheroes

Tottenham came from 3-0 down on aggregate to beat Ajax on away goals and reach the Champions League final.

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Champions League sees second amazing comeback in two nights

Champions League sees second amazing comeback in two nights

Tottenham will play Liverpool in the Champions League final after a 3-2 semi-final second-leg win over Ajax gave Spurs an aggregate victory on away goals.

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Liverpool given 16,613 ticket allocation for Champions League final

Liverpool given 16,613 ticket allocation for Champions League final

The showpiece match will be played at Atletico Madrid’s 67,830-capacity Estadio Metropolitano.

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5 of the greatest Champions League comebacks

5 of the greatest Champions League comebacks

Liverpool produced another European classic at Anfield on Tuesday to beat Barcelona.

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Liverpool answer Klopp's prayers with miracle comeback against Barcelona

Liverpool answer Klopp's prayers with miracle comeback against Barcelona

Liverpool are through to the Champions League final after beating Barcelona 4-0 in the semi-final second leg at Anfield to win 4-3 on aggregate.

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Pochettino calls for Tottenham to play like Messi

Pochettino calls for Tottenham to play like Messi

Spurs are trailing 1-0 against Ajax going in to the Champions League semi-final second leg.

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Gary Lineker defends wild celebrations after Messi free-kick against Liverpool

Gary Lineker defends wild celebrations after Messi free-kick against Liverpool

The BT Sport host was caught on camera celebrating after the Barcelona star’s spectacular goal in the Champions League semi-final.

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Set-piece sensations – a look at some of the all-time great free-kicks

Set-piece sensations – a look at some of the all-time great free-kicks

Messi’s 600th career goal for Barcelona against Liverpool was one to savour.

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Allowing Messi to score twice ‘not good enough’ for Robertson

Allowing Messi to score twice ‘not good enough’ for Robertson

The Barcelona captain steered his side to a 3-0 Champions League win against Liverpool.

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The joy of six: Messi adds Liverpool to his list of English victims

The joy of six: Messi adds Liverpool to his list of English victims

The Argentinian continues his crusade against Premier League teams.

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Jurgen Klopp will not give up hope after Barcelona defeat

Jurgen Klopp will not give up hope after Barcelona defeat

Liverpool lost 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.

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Fired-up Suarez back to bite Reds

Fired-up Suarez back to bite Reds

Luis Suarez led the way and Lionel Messi added the killer blows as Barcelona battled to a 3-0 victory in last night’s Champions League semi-final first leg at the Camp Nou.

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Twellman angry with Tottenham’s 'disgusting, pathetic' treatment of Jan Vertonghen

Twellman angry with Tottenham’s 'disgusting, pathetic' treatment of Jan Vertonghen

The 39-year-old former New England Revolution striker founded ThinkTaylor in 2011 after his playing career was brought to a premature end.

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Headway calls for temporary concussion subs in wake of Vertonghen injury

Headway calls for temporary concussion subs in wake of Vertonghen injury

The brain injury charity believes more time is needed to assess any potential concussion.

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Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool can stay focused on two fronts

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool can stay focused on two fronts

The Reds are fighting to win the Premier League and Champions League.

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Pochettino: Medical staff followed protocol after Vertonghen head injury

Pochettino: Medical staff followed protocol after Vertonghen head injury

A clash of heads with team-mate Toby Alderweireld left Jan Vertonghen in need of treatment.

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Enchanting Ajax continue to defy odds

Enchanting Ajax continue to defy odds

Whatever happens in the remainder of this tournament, and whether or not they lift the trophy, you suspect there will be echoes of Ajax’s class of 2019 reverberating around European football for many years to come.

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Tottenham toil as Ajax gain vital advantage in Champions League semi-final

Tottenham toil as Ajax gain vital advantage in Champions League semi-final

Donny Van De Beek scored the only goal of the first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Ajax talking points

Tottenham Hotspur v Ajax talking points

Their technique and composure whilst in possession was of the highest order but Ajax’s ability to press their opponents without the ball was even better.

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A closer look at Lionel Messi’s record against Premier League clubs

A closer look at Lionel Messi’s record against Premier League clubs

The semi-final first leg at the Nou Camp pits Messi against the only English opponent he has yet to score against in the Champions League.

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Virgil Van Dijk dismisses Ballon d’Or talk, insists focus is on Messi

Virgil Van Dijk dismisses Ballon d’Or talk, insists focus is on Messi

Virgil Van Dijk has dismissed talk of winning the Ballon d’Or and insists he is fully focused on attempting to shackle “out of this world” Lionel Messi in the Champions League.

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Ajax boss Ten Hag points to TV money as reason why Tottenham played at weekend

Ajax boss Ten Hag points to TV money as reason why Tottenham played at weekend

The Eredivisie called off the entire list of domestic fixtures to give the Dutch team maximum preparation time for the Champions League semi-final.

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