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Manchester United news: Jose Mourinho strikes luck in Champions League draw

United avoided Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus – plus a long, tricky trip to the Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk – and instead will face Sevilla for the first time in any European competition. Sevilla are lying fifth in La Liga – 11 points behind leaders Barcelona – following a crushing 5-0 defeat at Real Madrid at the weekend but Mourinho will have noted they held Liverpool to two draws in the group stages this season. And if he wants any updates he can always consult United’s three Spanish…

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Europa League draw LIVE: Updates as Arsenal and Celtic learn their fate

GETTY The Europa League draw starts at 12noon Arsenal cruised into the Europa League last-32 after a routine group stage performance. The Gunners are one of the top seeds for the draw, which takes place at 12noon. Celtic are also in the hat after dropping down from the Champions League. The Hoops finished third in their group, claiming just three points from games against PSG, Bayern Munich and Anderlecht. The draw starts at 12noon in Nyon, with both sides seeking an easy opponent to kick off their knockout campaigns. Follow…

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Champions League draw LIVE: Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs learn fate

Champions League draw LIVE: Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are set to learn their fate as the draw for the last 16 is held in Nyon, Switzerland 12:25: Celtic have been drawn against Zenit Saint Petersburg in the last 32 of the Europa League. Fun while it lasted… OOOPS… 12:20: Wow, I thought Chelsea’s fixtures leading up to their Champions League last-16 ties were bad. Check out Tottenham’s… Spurs vs Man United (Wed 31 January) Liverpool vs Spurs (Sat 3 February) Spurs vs Arsenal (Sat 10 February) Juve…

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Lallana back and Ings in goal but no Coutinho as Liverpool train ahead of Everton clash

Lallana has missed Liverpool’s last three games after picking up a knock on his return from injury as a substitute against Chelsea last month. The 29-year-old had been out of action since the start of the season with a thigh injury, and the setback was yet another blow after several frustrating months. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be delighted to see Lallana back on the training pitch at Melwood, although the German is unlikely to risk his star man against Everton after such a long rehabilitation. Meanwhile, there was no…

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Apollon Limassol vs Everton LIVE: Latest Europa League scores, goals and highlights

GETTY Apollon Limassol vs Everton LIVE: Latest Europa League scores, news and highlights Apollon Limassol vs Everton LIVE: Express Sport brings you the latest Europa League scores, news and highlights APOLLON LIMASSOL 0-2 EVERTON 45: We’re back underway folks. Let’s see if Everton can continue to make this Europa League lark look easy when you’ve been knocked out… GETTY Apollon Limassol vs Everton LIVE: Latest Europa League scores, news and highlights APOLLON LIMASSOL 0-2 EVERTON HT: Well, who saw that coming? Everton have played Apollon off the park and look…

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Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho reveals he could join Barcelona in January

The Spanish giants had three bids – the last of them around £117m – rejected last summer when Coutinho was tempted by the prospect of playing alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp and submitted a transfer request. Liverpool‘s owners insisted then that the Brazilian playmaker would not be sold but Barcelona have not ruled out a fresh attempt when the winter window opens in three weeks time. Coutinho has responded well this season and insists any fresh speculation will not have a detrimental impact on his…

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Liverpool news: No one will be happy to face us in the Champions League – Jurgen Klopp

Philippe Coutinho hit a hat-trick as the Merseyside club outclassed Spartak Moscow 7-0 at Anfield to top their group and join the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Tottenham in the last 16. Liverpool only needed a point to qualify but they went through in style with the other members of their “Fab Four” strike force getting on the scoresheet as well – Sadio Mane netting two and Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah one apiece. The huge win means Liverpool have set a new scoring record for an English club in…

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Liverpool 7 – Spartak Moscow 0: Coutinho and co put Russians to the sword at Anfield

In a perfect warm-up for Sunday’s Merseyside derby, Coutinho, made captain for the night, scored a hat-trick to ensure Jurgen Klopp’s men go into the last 16 for the first time since 2009 – and as group winners. Sadio Mane scored twice, including a spectacular volley, while Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah also got on the scoresheet as Liverpool hit seven for the second time in Group E. In truth, it could easily have been double figures as they outclassed the Russian club and on this evidence it is going…

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Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow LIVE: Team news and line-ups ahead of Champions League clash

GETTY Liverpool vs Spartak Moscow LIVE: Latest Champions League scores It is tight at the top of Group E, meaning Liverpool must gain at least a point against Spartak Moscow to be sure of qualifying or win to make top spot secure. Spartak appear to be heading to the Europa League, unless they win and Sevilla drop points. Sevilla will qualify if they beat bottom-placed Maribor and could finish top if Liverpool slip up. Besiktas are assured of first place. Second-placed Porto have the head-to-head advantage over Leipzig and need…

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Champions League roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo sets record in Real romp

Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as the holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a 6-0 win at Apoel Nicosia. Zinedine Zidane’s team had the match won by half-time with goals from Luka Modric, Nacho and a Karim Benzema double. Ronaldo got his goals early in the second half, and his two strikes saw him reach 18 goals in the competition in 2017 – more than any single player in a calendar year. Madrid, who have lifted the trophy in each of the past…

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