LIVE Football News: Liverpool Welcome Villarreal In The Champions League

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09:09, 27 Apr 2022
Last Updated: 21:51, 27 Apr 2022

Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be providing you with all the biggest updates throughout the day. There will be plenty of reaction to last night's epic Champions League thriller between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium. We will also have you covered for tonight's semi-final first leg between Liverpool and Villarreal at Anfield.

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

Updates
4 weeks ago
FULL TIME

Liverpool cruise to a 2-0 victory in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Villarreal. It's all to play for in Spain for the Yellow Submarines, who face the mammoth task next week. 

4 weeks ago
GOAL!

Sadio Mane gets fed through by Mo Salah and he pokes it through the goalkeeper to make it 2-0 Liverpool!

4 weeks ago
GOAL!

Jordan Henderson's cross deflects off of a Villarreal defender and past Geronimo Rulli, who just can't quite reach it. 1-0 Liverpool!

4 weeks ago
HALF-TIME

It's all square at half-time as Liverpool dominate the ball against a stern Villarreal side, looking to spoil the Reds' night at Anfield. 

4 weeks ago
Roma's Gesture Towards Leicester

Jose Mourinho placed a wreath in front of the memorial to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ahead of Leicester-Roma in the Europa Conference League. 

4 weeks ago
Fergie at Punchestown

Irish media outlet RTE caught up with Sir Alex Ferguson at Punchestown, where he spoke briefly on Erik ten Hag, wishing the Dutchman well in his new role at Manchester United.

4 weeks ago
Jorginho seeks Italy return

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho reportedly wants out of the West London club, hoping for a return back to Serie A whether this summer or next when his contract expires. 

4 weeks ago
Banger Alert!

Take a look at this beauty from Inter's Ivan Perisic!

4 weeks ago
'Week of football' set to replace two-legged semi-

According to The Times, leading European clubs are backing proposals to remove two-legged semi-finals from the Champions League, replacing them with a 'week of football' where the semi-finals and final will be played over seven days in a single city. 

Champions League: Two-legged semi-finals set to be scrapped
Champions League: Two-legged semi-finals set to be scrapped
4 weeks ago
Leaked Man City Home Shirt

The new Manchester City home kit has been leaked, with a blue jersey with maroon collar and sleeves seeming to be the choice for the Blues next season. Whether it comes with golden patches on the sleeves, we'll have to wait and see!

4 weeks ago
Villarreal's impressive away record

Just one loss in their last 12 European away games, with six clean sheets is mightily impressive for Unai Emery's side.

4 weeks ago
Rafael Leao on the move?

Milan's striker could be on the move this summer, with a move away from Italy looking to be on the cards.

Translated: #Leao 's entourage has received an important offer these days from a foreign club. The #Milan is working on the renewal and does not want to sell it for less than 70-80 million. Milan offer on 4.5 million wages, he asks for something more. We await the entrance of the new property ... (1/2)

4 weeks ago
Lille willing to sell some players this summer

The French club are apparently set to cash in on some of their talents this summer, with Jonathan David a transfer target for a number of clubs.

4 weeks ago
Tuchel says everyone must accept Rudiger's decisio

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says that everyone must accept and move on from the fact that key defender Antonio Rudiger will be leaving the club in the summer.

4 weeks ago
Mane reveals Klopp altered training for Ramadan

Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane has revealed that manager Jurgen Klopp has altered Liverpool's training sessions to accommodate those observing Ramadan.

Mane reveals Klopp changed Liverpool schedule during Ramadan
Mane reveals Klopp changed Liverpool schedule during Ramadan
4 weeks ago
Mark Noble will still retire if West Ham win EL

West Ham United captain Mark Noble has said that he will not think about extending his career if the Hammers win the Europa League.

4 weeks ago
Walsall enter sponsorship with Poundland

The League Two club have signed a three-year kit and stadium sponsorship deal with the retailer.

4 weeks ago
Conte Refutes PSG Links

Antonio Conte has refuted the claims that he will be leaving Tottenham for PSG, after the Parisians have reportedly begun the process to sack Mauricio Pochettino. The Italian's entourage has gone as far as to call it 'fake news'.

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4 weeks ago
Micah Richards' best derbies in PL history

 Micah Richards says the Manchester Derby is the best derby in Premier League history.

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4 weeks ago
Alan Shearerโ€™s best derbies in PL history

Manchester United vs Liverpool tops Alan Shearer's list for the best derbies in Premier League history.

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4 weeks ago
Ralf Rangnick gives injury update
4 weeks ago
Who Is Manchester United Target Paul Mitchell?

The man responsible for bringing Sadio Mane and Heung-min Son to England could head to Old Trafford.

Who Is Manchester United's New Head Of Recruitment Target Paul Mitchell?
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4 weeks ago
Manchester United 2022/23 Specials

The pressure is on Erik ten Hag's Manchester United next season.

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Erik Ten Hag Specials
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4 weeks ago
Milan's Battle With Inter Takes Us Back To 1992-93

Not since the end of the 1992-93 season have the two Milan rivals battling intensely for the Scudetto.

Milan's Battle With Inter Is A Callback To Van Basten, Papin, Zenga And Sosa
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4 weeks ago
Potential top four play-off?

A fan has worked out what results are needed to take Tottenham and Arsenal to a top four play-off.

Here are the results Tottenham require...

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4 weeks ago
Potential top four play-off?

A fan has worked out what results are needed to take Tottenham and Arsenal to a top four play-off.

Here are the results Arsenal require...

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4 weeks ago
Tino Livramento ruled out for the rest of the year

Southampton defender Tino Livramento set to miss the rest of 2022 with ACL injury.

4 weeks ago
WATCH: Rotherham United's costly own goal
4 weeks ago
Azpilicueta patched things up with fan

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has revealed that following the row he had with a supporter after the Arsenal defeat, he then saw the fan after the West Ham victory at the weekend and handed him his captain's armband.

4 weeks ago
Is the UCL Liverpool's easiest trophy of quadruple

Liverpool are still in the hunt for the fabled quadruple and we take a look at why the Champions League could be the easiest one of the four trophies to collect.

Is The Champions League The Easiest Remaining Piece Of Liverpool's Quadruple?
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4 weeks ago
Vinicius Jr is some player

The Real Madrid attacker is so dangerous when he's going at full speed.

4 weeks ago
Reaction to the thriller at the Etihad

In case you missed last night's spectacle, we have you covered in our reaction which you can check out by following the link below.

Manchester City 4-3 Real Madrid
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