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Arsene Wenger says the days of £200m transfer fees are ‘not long’ away Champions League England Italy Latest News Spain 

Arsene Wenger says the days of £200m transfer fees are ‘not long’ away

Arsene Wenger has said he believes it will not be long before clubs pay up to £200million for players. Manchester United broke the world transfer record on Tuesday when, after weeks of speculation, they paid £89million to Juventus to take Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford. That deal continues a trend which has seen the record extended by nearly £75million in 20 years, with the likes of Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale previously holding the tag of the world's most expensive player. Wenger's own record signing came when Arsenal paid in excess of £40million…

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James wants Real Madrid stay despite Champions League final snub Champions League Latest News Spain 

James wants Real Madrid stay despite Champions League final snub

The Colombia international has endured a difficult campaign at the Bernabeu and admits it has been a "strange season" but insists he wants stay at the club for many years James Rodriguez has insisted he wants to stay at Real Madrid, despite spending the entirety of the Champions League final win over Atletico Madrid on the bench. The Colombia international has lost his starting berth this season and has been heavily linked with a move away from the European champions in recent weeks. James was dealt another blow on Saturday as…

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Luckiest Champions League finalists ever? Champions League Latest News Spain 

Luckiest Champions League finalists ever?

If Real Madrid win the Champions League, nobody can say they didn't deserve it. However, Zinedine Zidane's side sit just 90 minutes from the trophy having faced Roma, Wolfsburg and Manchester City en route to the final – probably the most accessible route to the final fixture. After winning a group that featured Paris Saint-Germain, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo with Rafa Benitez in charge, Madrid changed coach in January and under Zidane, the 10-time champions have made it all the way to Milan. First up for Madrid in the knockout rounds…

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Liverpool do Istanbul all over again Champions League Latest News 

Liverpool do Istanbul all over again

Long before kick off, the area around Anfield had already been painted red.  With 100 minutes to spare before the Uefa anthem signalled the start of proceedings on Thursday night, Liverpool supporters lined both sides of the street to welcome the team bus into the stadium with flares, songs, scarves waving in the air and banners draped over any available space.  By the final whistle, after experiencing practically every single emotion in a 4-3 victory against Borussia Dortmund to book a place in the Europa League semi-final, they were deservedly…

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Barcelona are “in a hole” – Luis Enrique Champions League Latest News Spain 

Barcelona are “in a hole” – Luis Enrique

Barcelona are "in a hole" and "finding it difficult to score goals" admitted boss Luis Enrique following their shock Champions League quarter-final defeat. The holders were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid, who won the second leg 2-0. "The team are sad. We aren't at our best at the moment, nor our most effective," he said. "I'm 99.9% to blame, no 100. That's why I am the coach, the most responsible. We all have to improve." Antoine Griezmann scored both goals for Atletico at the Vicente Calderon,…

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Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sends Madrid through in Champions league Champions League Germany Latest News Spain 

Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sends Madrid through in Champions league

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a superb hat-trick as Real Madrid overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit against Wolfsburg to reach the Champions League semi-finals. Wolfsburg arrived in Spain's capital protecting a healthy lead, but that was wiped out by a Ronaldo double in the space of 86 first-half seconds. The Portuguese swept home the first from six yards before a glancing header levelled the scores on aggregate. Ronaldo's hat-trick goal came from a free-kick when Wolfsburg's wall parted. It completed a quite remarkable turnaround by the 10-time champions of Europe and keeps…

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Madrid rivals profit from Barcelona slip-up Austria Champions League Cristiano Ronaldo England Germany Italy Latest News Lionel Messi Netherlands Portugal Spain 

Madrid rivals profit from Barcelona slip-up

Barcelona suffered a shock defeat at Real Sociedad to give their title rivals hope, with Wolfsburg the only other quarter-finalists who did not take three points on Saturday. Manchester City (2-2) Paris Saint-Germain Manchester City 2-1 West Brom (Agüero 19, Nasri 66; Sessegnon 6) Making his first start since September, following a long struggle with a thigh injury, Samir Nasri scored City's winner on a rainy evening in Manchester, finishing into an empty net after Sergio Agüero's shot was blocked. The UEFA Champions League contenders had gone behind to a…

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Barca vs Arsenal close to €1bn Market Champions League England Latest News Spain 

Barca vs Arsenal close to €1bn Market

Barca vs. Arsenal to be the highest combined revenue game in UCL history. The Champions League clash between Barcelona and Arsenal features two clubs with combined revenues of almost one billion euros — the highest ever for a last-16 tie in the competition, according to new figures. The Deloitte Football Money League, which profiles the highest-earning clubs in world football, puts the two clubs' combined revenue from 2014-15 at €996.3 million (£769.9m). Barcelona's revenue is €560.8m (£433.3m) and Arsenal's €435.5m (£336.5m). The clubs in the last 16 have a total…

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Man City finally impress in Europe Champions League Latest News 

Man City finally impress in Europe

KIEV, Ukraine — Such was Manchester City's control in the victory over Dynamo Kiev in the first half at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium that the only noise inside the 70,000-capacity ground was the sound of the 700 traveling fans joyously singing "Blue Moon." City were putting in the sort of controlled and composed Champions League road performance that European heavyweights such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid serve up on a regular basis. But in five European campaigns under Manuel Pellegrini and previous boss Roberto Mancini, City have never looked…

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Dynamo Kyiv 1 – 3 Manchester City Champions League Latest Highlights 

Dynamo Kyiv 1 – 3 Manchester City

Breakthrough night? It may be Yaya Toure’s parting gift to the club. The third goal here, scored with a minute remaining, should be enough to put Manchester City into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time. Will Toure be around to reap the rewards of this run under Pep Guardiola next year? Unlikely. So make the most of it. The way he cut inside, the beautifully curling shot. It was a goal from the minute it left his boot, and it did for Kiev the way his team-mates could…

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