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Jose Mourinho has reacted to Barcelona 4-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final at the Anfield on Tuesday evening.

VAR: Only thieves complain of security cameras – Jose Mourinho

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has weighed in on the controversial Video Assistant Referee (VAR) that was introduced into the Premier League this season, saying that only thieves complain of security cameras.
Bernardo Silva has welcomed the €70 million (£63m-$79m) arrival of Rodri at Manchester City, with the club’s record signing tipped to make Pep Guardiola’s squad “more complete”.

Rodri: Adapting to ‘overwhelming’ Manchester City not easy

Adapting to life as the holding midfielder in an ultra-attacking Manchester City side is no easy task, according to the club's record signing Rodri.
Maurizio Sarri wasn’t happy with his side’s defending (Getty)

Maurizio Sarri: VAR is very strange

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri on Tuesday joined the ongoing debate about the eligibility of the newly-introduced Video Assistant Referee (VAR), saying that it was a very strange system.

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane cleared for Man City clash after Stephan Lichtsteiner incident

Liverpool's Sadio Mane will not face any FA action after an alleged altercation with Arsenal's Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Dusan Tadic

Tadic double sends Ajax into UEFA Champions League last 16

Ajax Amsterdam reached the UEFA Champions League knockout stages for the first time since 2006 after a 2-0 win over 10-man AEK Athens in Greece on Tuesday.
Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon: PSG not ready to win Champions League

Gianluigi Buffon believes Paris Saint-Germain are not ready to win the Champions League as he prepares to make his European debut with the club against Napoli and play his first game in Italy since leaving Juventus.

Madrid fans call for the head of Florentino Perez

Amid the sprawl of headlines calling for Julen Lopetegui to be sacked by Real Madrid on Sunday, Diario AS ran an online poll: who is more guilty, the coach or the club president? Eighty six per cent of 80,000 respondents said: Florentino Perez.
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Crystal Palace skipper Luka Milivojevic happy without VAR despite Mohamed Salah ‘dive’

Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic says he prefers playing without Video Assistant Referee (VAR) even though his side felt hard done by in going behind to a controversial penalty in the 2-0 loss to Liverpool.

UEFA ban Gianluigi Buffon for three matches after referee rant

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was on Tuesday banned for three European matches for his red card and comments about referee Michael Oliver after the Italian side’s dramatic Champions League quarter-final loss to Real Madrid last month.

Juventus skipper Gianluigi Buffon ‘sorry’ for referee rant

Gianluigi Buffon on Thursday apologised for his referee rant after Juventus’s Champions League quarter-final exit against Real Madrid last month.

:Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon charged over Michael Oliver comments

Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon has been charged by Uefa over comments about referee Michael Oliver after their Champions League defeat by Real Madrid.

UEFA president backs Gianluigi Buffon’s penalty rant, doesn’t condone it

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin told La Gazzetta dello Sport he understands Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's frustration at getting knocked out of the Champions League a week ago by a last-minute penalty.

Referee Michael Oliver gets police support after threats

English referee Michael Oliver has been offered police support after being abused by social media trolls following his Champions League penalty controversy.

Referee Michael Oliver overwhelmed by support ahead of Premier League return

Referee Michael Oliver has been overwhelmed by messages of support from some of the country’s top players, managers and referees ahead of his return to the Premier League.

Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane dismisses ‘jealousy’ of critics

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says talk that his team benefitted from a "robbery" as they eliminated Juventus from the Champions League on Wednesday makes him "indignant" although it comes from the "jealousy" from outsiders toward Madrid's success.

Juventus skipper Gianluigi Buffon ‘stands by’ Michael Oliver comments

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon says he stands by the comments he made about referee Michael Oliver after their dramatic Champions League quarter-final exit to Real Madrid.

Juventus boss Max Allegri defends angry Gianluigi Buffon’s Bernabéu reaction

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has defended keeper Gianluigi Buffon's reaction during his side's Champions League exit at Real Madrid.

Gary Lineker: Gianluigi Buffon ‘inflammatory and out of order’ for referee abuse

Gary Lineker has accused Gianluigi Buffon of being "out of order" for his behaviour towards referee Michael Oliver in the wake of Juventus' Champions League elimination by Real Madrid.

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Adams Oshiomhole welcomes Osagie Ize-Iyamu to APC, denies house arrest claims

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Victor Osimhen misses late penalty in Lille’s home win against Montpellier

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen missed a late penalty but it was not enough to prevent Lille from beating visiting Montpellier 2-1 On the French Ligue 1 on Friday night.