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Man City Women lose semi-final first leg

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Manchester City’s hopes of a maiden Women’s Champions League final look slim after a home loss to holders Lyon in their semi-final first leg. The French side led on two minutes when City’s Carli Lloyd handled in the box and Saki Kumagai converted the penalty. Kosovare Asllani quickly slotted in the hosts’ equaliser but Dzsenifer Marozsan soon put Lyon deservedly ...

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Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

Manchester United won the game 2-1

At least seven people have died after an electric cable fell on fans watching a Manchester United match on TV in Nigeria, police say. The high-tension cable fell on a crowded shack showing the Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht in the southern city of Calabar. At least 30 people were taken to hospital by local ambulances and police who arrived ...

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United face Celta in Europa semis

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Manchester United will face the Spanish side Celta Vigo in the semifinals of the Europa League over two legs and Ajax take on Lyon, after the draw on Friday. Jose Mourinho’s United will be strong favourites and have the advantage of playing the second leg at Old Trafford as they attempt to lift the Europa League, knowing victory in the ...

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Late Rashford goal sends Man Utd through

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Marcus Rashford’s extra-time goal sent Manchester United into the Europa League semi-final at the expense of Anderlecht on a night of tension at Old Trafford. The Europa League has acquired huge significance for United and manager Jose Mourinho as it offers a potential route into the Champions League, away from the battle for top-four places in the Premier League – ...

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Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender in hospital after collapsing

Ehiogu was capped four times by England
Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu is in hospital after collapsing at Tottenham's training centre on Thursday.

Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu is in hospital after collapsing at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday. The 44-year-old, who is Spurs’ Under-23s coach, received medical treatment on site before being transferred to hospital by ambulance, the Premier League club confirmed. “Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to Ugo and his family,” Tottenham added in a ...

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Zesco return to league action with victory

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Zesco United started their 2017 league campaign on a positive note as they recorded a 2-0 victory over Konkola Blades in a rescheduled week one fixture played at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium on Wednesday. First half substitute Lazarus Kambole scored the only goal of the match in first half additional time, seven minutes after replacing Mwape Mwelwa. Kambole headed in ...

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‘Juve ousting Barca will scare others’

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Juventus’s outstanding display to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League will have the rest of Europe running scared of the Old Lady, defender Leonardo Bonucci said on Wednesday.Juve served Barca a two-year-old dish of revenge for defeat in the 2015 Champions League final with a comprehensive 3-0 beating last week in Turin and followed it up by holding the ...

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Big Match Feature: Barca v Juve

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Barcelona have a sizeable first-leg deficit to overturn for the second round running, with Juventus travelling to the Camp Nou leading 3-0 after a dominant home display. Barcelona are aiming to reach a 17th European Cup semi-final but it is Juve, seeking their 12th, who hold the upper hand thanks to two goals from Paulo Dybala and one from Giorgio ...

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Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Real beat Bayern in thriller

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to take his Champions League tally to 100 goals as holders Real Madrid controversially overcame Bayern Munich in extra time to reach the semi-finals. Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal’s harsh 84th-minute dismissal was the first pivotal moment of a thrilling game, and then Ronaldo was clearly standing in an offside position to score Madrid’s second ...

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Middlesbrough 1-2 Arsenal

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Arsenal kept alive their hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory at second-bottom Middlesbrough. A dull opening was brought to life when Alexis Sanchez’s superb free-kick gave Arsenal the lead just before the break. Middlesbrough responded soon after the restart when Alvaro Negredo volleyed in Stewart Downing’s pinpoint cross. However, Mesut Ozil ...

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