Football Blog: Liverpool Overcome Villarreal + Man City vs Real Madrid Build Up

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09:06, 04 May 2022
Last Updated: 22:37, 04 May 2022

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Welcome to The Sportsman's live football blog where we'll bring you all the latest action from the world of football with live updates, fun facts and bits of trivia along the way. Tonight we'll see Manchester City face a determined Real Madrid in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final with City ahead 4-3 on aggregate. Liverpool avoided being sunk by the Yellow Submarine in Spain as they emerged 3-2 winners on the night (5-2 on aggregate). Elsewhere, Bournemouth beat fellow promotion hopefuls Nottingham Forest to secure their Premier League status next season.  Fingers crossed for a cracking night of football. Stay with us, you won't want to miss it. 

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Real Madrid will meet Liverpool in the Champions League final this season, after the most incredible comeback at the death. 

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Real Madrid have the lead through Karim Benzema's penalty, given away unfortunately by Ruben Dias. 

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Rodrygo scores two quickfire goals and Real Madrid are back level!

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Bernardo Silva has acres of space before reversing it to Mahrez who curls it in at the near post. 1-0 Man City!

3 weeks ago
Vinicius nearly makes breakthrough

Huge chance from kick-off but Vinicius can't capitalise!

3 weeks ago
Man City's Madrid record
3 weeks ago
Scenes at the Bernabeu!

It's getting pretty raucous over in Madrid...

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Man City starting XI vs Real Madrid
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Real Madrid starting XI vs Man City
3 weeks ago
Lampard Charged For Anfield Comments

Frank Lampard has been charged by the FA for his comments after the Merseyside Derby.

3 weeks ago
Lingard not interested in Ten Hag 'chat'

Man Utd's Jesse Lingard is reportedly resigned to his departure from Old Trafford, with him not being interested in any talks with new manager Erik ten Hag.

Lingard resigned to leaving Man Utd
Lingard resigned to leaving Man Utd
3 weeks ago
Salah Hopes For Real Madrid Final

Mo Salah is reportedly hoping for Real Madrid rather than Man City in France...

3 weeks ago
Barca stepping up bid to sign Raphinha

Barcelona are the latest club looking to sign the Brazilian winger from Leeds United.

3 weeks ago
Staying up just got more important for Burnley

It is being reported that should they be relegated, the Clarets will need to pay back a large proportion of a £65 million loan. 

3 weeks ago
Hodgson to leave Watford when season ends

Watford boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season and doesn't expect to take another managerial job in the Premier League.

3 weeks ago
Matthias Ginter rejoins SC Freiburg

The defender returns to his hometown club where his career began. He'll join on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer.

3 weeks ago
Roy Hodsgon earns a CBE

Legendary manager Roy Hodgson is the latest manager to receive a royal award, a CBE for his services to sport.

3 weeks ago
Adama & Trincao set to return to parent clubs

Both Adama Traore and Trincao will not be staying at Barcelona and Wolves respectively, with the pair set to return to their parent clubs at the end of the season.

3 weeks ago
Rio Ferdinand has had his say on Spurs' winger

They ought to be signing those papers ASAP! 

“Kulusevski has been phenomenal at Spurs. I think he plays like a man beyond his years, cultured and calm. If they don’t sign him [permanently] they’re crazy.”  - Rio 

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Sam Matterface has a point here...
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Borussia Dortmund set to sign Karim Adeyemi

After the success of Erling Haaland you can see why Dortmund are eager to sign another RB Salzburg striker.

3 weeks ago
James Tavernier's pre-match press conference

We send the players and all those associated with Jimmy our condolences at this tough time. 

3 weeks ago
One game to earn a place in the UCL final...

A week has passed since Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-3 in one of the most entertaining Champions League semi-final first legs we’ve ever seen. Who will come out on top tonight? 

Real Madrid Vs Man City Is A Battle Between Two Different But Effective Philosophies
3 weeks ago
Sadio Mane has had the best start to 2022

He already has two trophies to his name. Could he make it five? Including the Premier League in that obviously... 

3 weeks ago
Leicester's Mendy knows they have an winning oppor

The Foxes face Roma in the second leg of their UECL tie tomorrow night with the sides level after the first leg. 

3 weeks ago
Edinson Cavani plucking the heart strings
3 weeks ago
Here's our Championship all-time XI

Do you agree with our selections and which ones would you change? 

Aleksandar Mitrovic Headlines The Sportsman's All-Time Championship XI
3 weeks ago
Steve Cook sends his thanks to the paramedics

His dad suffered a cardiac arrest before the game yesterday but thankfully he's alright! 

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Match Report

Liverpool booked their place in a third Champions League final in five years after a spectacular second-half performance saw them come from behind to beat Villarreal 3-2 (agg: 5-2). 

Liverpool Sink The Yellow Submarine To Reach Third UCL Final In Five Years
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