Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you all the biggest updates from across the beautiful game, throughout the day. There will be plenty of reaction to last night's Champions League action as the four semi-finalists have been confirmed. Plus there will be build-up to tonight's Europa League quarter-final second legs with West Ham United and Rangers both in action.
Stats taken from FBref.
Both lead 2-0.
West Ham are 3-1 up on aggregate. Rangers lead 2-1. Massive 45 minutes ahead for both sides.
His side are on a terrible run thats seen them lose five of their last six games.
🤝 1-1 vs. Leeds United
❌ 1-4 vs. Manchester City
❌ 1-2 vs. Watford
❌ 1-2 vs. Newcastle United
❌ 4-0 vs. Aston Villa
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl says his side have to show Saturday that his side have found some answers to their poor form.
Aston Villa are not messing about...
Speaking to Gary Neville on The Overlap, Steven Gerrard named Mo Salah, Bruno Fernandes and Kevin De Bruyne as his three favourite players in the Premier League currently playing.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano opens up on a potential move for Richarlison by Man Utd, after the Brazilian signed with new representatives.
Been told Manchester United have discussed Richarlison internally, alongside Darwin Núñez and other options.
Of course no talks now - he's totally focused on Everton.
The famous Brazilian club that national legends Pele and Neymar played for, turns 110 today.
Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently out injured but his playing career remains uncertain. His current AC Milan deal expires in June.
Zlatan is currently injured and his contract runs out in June.
Barcelona will be backed by a full house in their Europa League quarter-final clash with Eintracht Frankfurt this evening.
For those interested...
Back Rowers, left to right: David Hirst (Sheffield Wednesday), Lee Sharpe (Man Utd), Tony Daley (Aston Villa), Vinnie Jones (Chelsea), Mark Wright (Liverpool), John Wark (Ipswich Town), Tim Flowers (Southampton), Tim Sherwood (Blackburn Rovers)
Middle Rowers, left to right: Ian Brightwell (Man City), Ian Butterworth (Norwich City), Hans Segers (Wimbledon), Andy Pearce (Coventry City), Carl Bradshaw (Sheffield Utd), Gordon Durie (Spurs), David Hillier (Arsenal)
Front Rowers, left to right: Gary Charles (Nottingham Forest), Andy Ritchie (Oldham), John Salako (Crystal Palace), Andy Sinton (QPR), Andy Kernaghan (Middlesbrough), Gordon Strachan (Leeds), Peter Beardsley (Everton)
UEFA are set to take action after the ugly scenes witnessed at the Wanda Metropolitano between Atletico Madrid and Manchester City in the Champions League.
Como's Councillor of Sports, Paolo Annoni has announced on Facebook that a move for Jack Wilshere is in the works. They previously couldn't sign the Englishman due to restrictions on non-EU players.
Man Utd left-back Luke Shaw could miss the rest of the season after an operation has left him in rehab for longer than expected.
According to reports, Ghana are close to agreeing a new deal with Otto Addo to lead them at the World Cup later this year.
Otto will thus lead the Black Stars for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
There was plenty of drama at the end of the Atletico Madrid - Man City clash, with some of the tunnel aggro getting caught on camera...
Wales are one of four countries that have bid to host the UEFA Nations League Finals in the summer of 2023. They line up alongside Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland.
Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland have also declared their interest 👀
A former French referee believes that great goals shouldn't be ruined by VAR, giving the advantage to the 'beauty' of a goal rather than giving in to contentious decisions. A bold take.
"What I want to see when I go to the stadium is extraordinary goals. Don't forget that referees are above all football fans."
The Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp knows Unai Emery's Villarreal will be a tough opponent in the Champions League semi-finals.
Former Columbia captain & Real Madrid star Freddy Rincon has died, aged 55, after a traffic collision. Rest in peace.
Rest in peace, Freddy.