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You Have To Suffer, Zidane Hails Real Madrid Win

Real Madrid scrapped their way into a third consecutive Champions League final on Tuesday and coach Zinedine Zidane said he would not have wanted it any other way. After their last-gasp win over Juventus in the quarter-finals, Real were left hanging on against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu as …

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Heynckes Bows Out In Europe After Bayern ‘Adventure’

Jupp Heynckes bowed out with Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals with the head coach admitting not many 72-year-olds get to experience “such an adventure”. Heynckes, who turns 73 next Wednesday, took charge of his final European match in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw at Real Madrid before he steps down …

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Liverpool Set For Roma Clash, Vow To Reach Final

Liverpool will not make the same mistake as Barcelona and underestimate Roma at their fortress Stadio Olimpico, Jurgen Klopp has warned his side target a place in the Champions League final. The five-time champions have a 5-2 lead heading into the second leg of a semi-final overshadowed by security concerns …

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Liverpool To Play Real Madrid In Champions League Final

Liverpool booked a Champions League final meeting with Real Madrid after beating Roma 7-6 on aggregate in the semi-finals on Wednesday despite losing a breathless second leg at the Stadio Olimpico. After a 5-2 first-leg win last week, a 4-2 defeat on the night could not prevent the five-time champions …

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Messi Wins EU Court Battle To Trademark Name

Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi won a legal battle Thursday to register his name as a trademark to sell sports goods after an EU court ruled that he is too famous to be confused with other businesses. The Argentine star, the world’s highest-earning footballer, rode out a challenge by a Spanish …

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Real Give Bayern’s Treble Dreams A Harsh Reality Check

Thomas Mueller admits Bayern Munich’s treble dreams received a rough reality check at the hands of Real Madrid in the Champions League. Bayern left themselves with everything to do in the second-leg in Madrid on Tuesday after losing their home semi-final 2-1 at the Allianz Arena. Bayern have only rarely …

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Unstoppable Ronaldo, Sole Survivor Of Real Madrid’s ‘BBC’

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Karim Benzema were once the untouchable trio, but only one of Real Madrid’s feted “BBC” can be sure of their place against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Ronaldo has dragged Real into the Champions League semi-finals with, even by his standards, an astonishing goal glut that …

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Salah To Make History At Liverpool – Henderson

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is confident Mohamed Salah will not be lured away from Anfield in the same manner the Egyptian was tempted from Roma last year. Salah has surpassed all expectations since his then-club record 42 million-euro (£37 million, $52 million) move back to the Premier League last June …

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Japan Flyweight Higa Stripped Of WBC Title For Being Overweight

Japan’s Daigo Higa, aiming to break the national record for consecutive knockouts, was stripped on Saturday of his World Boxing Council flyweight belt for being overweight on the eve of his title defence, local media said. The 22-year-old boxer was scheduled to fight Cristofer Rosales of Nicaragua on Sunday in …

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Matthysse Vows Fight ‘To Death’ Against Pacquiao

World champion Lucas Matthysse on Wednesday vowed a fight “to the death” in his July title defence against Manny Pacquiao, calling the Philippine boxing star “past his prime”. But the 35-year-old Argentine — who took the vacant World Boxing Association welterweight title in January — said it was still a …

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