Football cannot be picky about where and when VAR is applied – but is one angle enough? | Paul Wilson

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There is always the chance, when English clubs meet in European knockout football, that players who know each other so well will treat it as a pumped-up Premier League encounter rather than showing the respect and caution they might have afforded continental opponents, and the memorably frenetic showdown between Manchester

Champions League semi-finals: how the ties shape up and could be decided | Sachin Nakrani

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Tottenham v Ajax The tie that nobody expected. It should have been Manchester City v Juventus but then football – beautiful, wild, unpredictable football – happened and now we have a contest between two of the most exciting and dynamic teams in Europe. It promises to be a belter. Pep Guardiola will

UEFA Champions League final four: Why Barca, Liverpool, Spurs and Ajax will or won’t win it all this season

It's a cliche because it's true. With just 270 minutes (plus extra time) left to play, anyone can win the Champions League. Liverpool were in the final just a year ago and Barcelona were the last team not named Real Madrid to actually win it. Ajax and Tottenham look like

Spurs prevail in epic Champions League battle as Llorente stuns Manchester City

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Seriously, where do you even start? It was a wild and eccentric night, full of drama and incident, and when the players of Tottenham finally manage to catch their breath they can start looking forward to a Champions League semi-final. They had blown a gaping hole in Manchester City’s hopes of

Sadio Mané sets up Liverpool for comfortable passage past Porto

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It was a fight before it became a procession and, in keeping with the story of the season so far, nothing could derail Liverpool from their objective in Porto. Resilient and reactive when necessary, incisive and clinical when opportunity arose; the attributes that make Jürgen Klopp’s team feared throughout Europe

Olivier Giroud warns Chelsea, play me more or I will leave in the summer

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Olivier Giroud will seek to leave Chelsea in the summer if he is not offered a guarantee of greater playing time, with the World Cup winner one of a number of players whose futures remain uncertain. The France striker, who hopes to add to his nine-goal Europa League tally in the