LIVE Football News: Good Friday Action & More

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09:06, 15 Apr 2022
Last Updated: 16:19, 15 Apr 2022

Good morning everyone and welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog on Good Friday. One of the best footballing weekends of the season is here and it is jam-packed with EFL action, kick-starting this Bank Holiday weekend.

We will be bringing you all the biggest updates throughout the day including today's key games and reaction to last night's Europa League action.

Stay with us you won't want to miss it.

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KDB and Kyle Walker miss training

Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker did not train with the Manchester City squad today.

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Pedri ruled out for the season

Barcelona have suffered a huge blow as Pedri has been confirmed to have torn his hamstring.

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Messi's Barca impact was incredible

Before last night, the last time Barcelona were eliminated from the Europa League was in 2003-04. The season after, Lionel Messi made his debut and they remained in the Champions League all the way until his departure last summer, winning the competition four times in that period.

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Rooney tipped for Burnley job

He turned down advances from Everton when they sacked Rafa Benitez, but could Wayne Rooney be attracted to Burnley?

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How did Middlesbrough not get a penalty?

Some bizarre officiating at Bournemouth.

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Europa League Top Scorers 21/22

James Tavernier had another European night to remember at Ibrox as he helped Rangers secure their spot in the Europa League semi-finals

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Norwich: A Manager's Nemesis

Norwich have the incredible record of sacking three managers this season by beating their respective teams, with Sean Dyche being the latest to suffer from the curse. 

Ralf Rangnick might be sweating this weekend. 

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Good Friday win for Luton

Luton beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 thanks to a Kal Naismith penalty. 

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Luton take the lead against Forest

Kal Naismith from the spot.

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Barcelona don't have agreement with Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski has been widely linked with a switch to Camp Not.

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Nemanja Matic wants to leave Manchester United
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The Ricketts Withdraw Chelsea bid

"The Ricketts-Griffin-Gilbert Group has decided, after careful consideration, not to submit a final bid for Chelsea FC. In the process of finalizing their proposal, it became increasingly clear that certain issues could not be addressed given the unusual dynamics around the sales process. We have great admiration for Chelsea and its fans, and we wish the new owners well."

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Norwich City have cost three managers jobs

This is some stat.

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Thomas Tuchel on apologising to Conor Gallagher

Thomas Tuchel has explained that he apologised to Conor Gallagher after Chelsea rejected Crystal Palace's request to have him play in the FA Cup semi-final.

"I had the chance to speak to Conor, and I could also see see his frustration. We met, by coincidence, in a restaurant. We had a chat, the subject came up and I apologised because I know how competitive he is."

"This is the way it is. We have to play to win the game. The rules were clear when we made the loan.

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The world is shocked at Dyche sacking

Chris Sutton has pulled no punches on what he thinks of Burnley's decision to get rid of Dyche and you cannot disagree.

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Juan Cuadrado signs new Juventus deal

The Colombian winger has signed a one-year extension with the Old Lady.

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Dyche was the PL's longest serving manager

The end of an era. It seems like it's all downhill for Burnley from here.

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Burnley sack Sean Dyche

After 10 years in charge, Burnley have sacked Sean Dyche.

The timing of this is extraordinary, but he has done nothing but great things with a limited squad.

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Alan Pardew has a new job

Former Premier League manager Alan Pardew has a new job. Having been technical director at CSKA Sofia, he will fill in as manager for the next two games with the option to sign a permanent contract.

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Ronaldo not part of Ten Hag's plans

Reports have been emerging that Cristiano Ronaldo is not part of impending Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag's plans at Old Trafford.

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Kevin Trapp got his Camp Now revenge

The Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper will still be haunted by that 6-1 defeat with former club PSG back in 2017, but he got his revenge last night.

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Man City trying hard for Haaland

Erling Halend leading Pep Guardiola's Manchester City attack would be frightening.

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A Good Friday belter from 2019

What a strike that was from Fernando Forestieri.

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Remembering the 97 victims of Hillsborough tragedy

They will never be forgotten.

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Six Argentine players still competing in Europe

There might be no Lionel Messi competing in European competition, but their are six of his compatriots that are still flying the flag for Argentina.

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One for the West Ham fans

Relive last night's magic and historic night Hammers fans.

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Roma set impressive record

Jose Mourinho's Roma defeated Bodo/Glimt last night to reach the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League. 

Translated: Update: #Roma is the first team in Europe to have reached the semi-finals of the European Cup, Champions League, Cup Winners' Cup, Fairs Cup, UEFA Cup, Europa League and Conference League at least once.

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