Live Football Blog: Man City Face Atletico As Liverpool Travel To Benfica

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09:10, 05 Apr 2022
Last Updated: 21:55, 05 Apr 2022

Good morning football fans! The UEFA Champions League returns to our screens as Manchester City host Atletico Madrid and Liverpool face a trip to Benfica. Last years finalists have a tough task ahead of them as Atletico are in fine form with seven wins and one draw in their last eight games. Jurgen Klopp's side should have a slightly easier tie, on paper at least, but nothing is simple in the Champions League. Any other breaking news or interesting stats and facts that we find throughout the day we'll give to you right here. 

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FULL-TIME

Benfica 1-3 Liverpool

Manchester City 1-0 Atletico Madrid 

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GOAL! Benfica 1-3 Liverpool

88' Luis Diaz

Luis Diaz goes around the keeper who comes out of his net and he rolls the ball in.

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WATCH: Foden and De Bruyne link up
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GOAL! Atletico Madrid 0-1 Man City

70' Kevin De Bruyne

Phil Foden finds Kevin De Bruyne who produces a top finish to beat Jan Oblak.

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GOAL! Benfica 1-2 Liverpool

49' Darwin Nunez

Konate is unable to stop the cross which is received by Nunez who does not waste time in getting one back for Benfica.

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HALF-TIME

Benfica 0-2 Liverpool

Manchester City 0-0 Atletico Madrid 

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GOAL! Benfica 0-2 Liverpool

34' Sadio Mane

Trent Alexander-Arnold picks out Luis Diaz who finds Sadio Mane in the box and heads it down for the Senegal international to make it 2-0.

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WATCH: Ibrahima Konate's first Liverpool goal
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GOAL! Benfica 0-1 Liverpool

 17' Ibrahima Konate

Andy Robertson puts the corner in and Ibrahima Konate heads the ball in the back of the net, bagging his first Liverpool goal.

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Barcelona women sell out Camp Nou

Barcelona announce they have sold out their Women's Champions League semifinal against Wolfsburg at Camp Nou. It took just 24hrs for the tickets to sell out. 

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Atletico Madrid team (vs Man City)
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Manchester City team (vs Atletico Madrid)
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Benfica team (vs Liverpool)
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Liverpool team (vs Benfica)
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Russia withdraw appeal against FIFA ban
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Alfredo Morelos out for the rest of the season

Alfredo Morelos will miss the rest of the season. The club confirmed the Rangers striker had thigh surgery and will return to training in pre-season.

Rangers confirm Alfredo Morelos has had surgery and will be sidelined for several months
Rangers confirm Alfredo Morelos has had surgery and will be sidelined for several months
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Lewandowski in talks with Barcelona

Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona is looking more likely after a couple of meeting with the club's president and his agent. 

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Frank Lampard Press Conference

Frank Lampard spoke to the press ahead of Everton's trip to Turf Moor. Here are some key quotes:

On team news: "Where do you want to start...Suspension we know we've obviously got Michael Keane and Allan still out. In terms of injuries, Nathan Patterson will be out for a certain period of time. Fabian Delph is back in the squad, which is good news for us. Yerry Mina isn't fit yet. Andros Townsend is long term. Seamus is actually better. Whether he can start or not will be one to keep an eye on over the next 24 hours."  

On Schedule: "I don't know how but we've managed to be asked to play three games from Sunday to Wednesday evening to Saturday morning. Incredible schedule really when it could have been easily Saturday, Wednesday or Saturday, Sunday but not 12.30pm kick off but we've got the short straw this week."

WATCH THE FULL PRESS CONFERENCE BELOW:

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On This Day in 1902

The 1902 Ibrox disaster was the collapse of a stand at Ibrox Park in Govan, Scotland. The incident led to the deaths of 25 supporters and injuries to 500 more during an international association football match between Scotland and England on 5 April 1902 as part of the 1901–02 British Home Championship.

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Paul Tierney is on VAR duty this weekend
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Wayne Rooney's Monday Night Football Appearance
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Kieran Tierney to miss the rest of the season

Kieran Tierney is due to have knee surgery and is likely to be out for the rest of the season. The Arsenal left-back is also in doubt to be fit for Scotland's World Cup play-off in June. 

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Naby Kieta loves his midfield brothers
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Could Paul Tierney be a title decider?

These figures suggest something might just be in the air ahead of Liverpool's crunch game with Man City this weekend... 

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Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain set to retire

Currently playing for Inter Miami, he's not been in amongst the goals for a while now but he did get to play alongside his brother in the MLS. 

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Wayne Rooney would rather have Mauricio Pochettino
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Wayne Rooney shares his thoughts on Pogba's future
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Jurgen Klopp staying would be huge for Liverpool
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Juan Mata isn't decided on United future
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Paul Pogba finally off?

Paul Pogba looks set to leave Manchester United in the summer, with his preferred move one back to Juventus, although PSG are circling...

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Yet another twist in the Derby ownership case

Could Derby still be saved? 

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Luis Garcia with a wonderful strike OTD
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Wayne Rooney on Cristiano Ronaldo...
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Adidas Predators x Swarovski
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Adidas' latest release is a pair of their iconic Predator boots in gold, adorned with Swarovski crystals. They're set to be showcased by Diogo Jota and Paul Pogba, and will cost anyone that fancies a pair a tidy £300 for the pleasure. 

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Partey & Tierney to see specialists over injuries
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Mo Salah needs a rest
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