At the final whistle, Neymar had his head bowed in prayer. Such was the moment, he even ignored one of Uefa’s Covid-19 protocols by swapping shirts. Leipzig have been among the revelations at this strangest of tournaments, not least through their defiance of Atletico Madrid in the quarter-final, but PSG represented a roadblock too far. Tuchel, who once mentored young Julian Nagelsmann at Augsburg, was too wily an adversary. In the aftermath, he lauded “the determination, the spirit, the quality” of his side. For once, the focus was not solely on the money. … [Read more...] about Brilliant Kylian Mbappe spearheads PSG to victory over RB Leipzig and their first Champions League final
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But nobody could move. I panicked. It was like being underwater too long. My lungs were empty and gasping to get some air in. I began wriggling, trying to force myself upwards and out, on to the top of the crowd, but my elbows were pressed hard against my ribs. My ears were hurting. All around me, heads craned backwards, as we realised that the crush was getting worse because of the thousands behind us piling down on top of us. Some who had their arms in front of their chests got one free and waved frantically at the bawling hordes above. They waved back triumphantly. … [Read more...] about ‘Singing and dancing to their deaths’: football’s forgotten tragedy
The fact that the four goals also included a perfect hat-trick, with his left foot, right boot and head, before he also won and netted a late penalty, meant this Wednesday night in Spain will rank among the most memorable of the World Cup winner’s long and distinguished career. … [Read more...] about Olivier Giroud scores four as Chelsea show their strength in depth to beat Sevilla
There had been angry words between the two managers before that. A first half in which the tension between the two benches spilled over into a sharp exchange between Lampard and Mourinho over which there was the usual making up later. Even before then there was Mourinho’s latest omission of Dele Alli, left out the squad once again and no end currently in sight to this breakdown in the relationship between player and manager. … [Read more...] about Tottenham hold their nerve to see off Chelsea in penalty shootout to make Carabao Cup quarter-finals
She explained: "I asked the show about it. They wanted to know if I wanted to be on the show and I said: 'Yeah, I'll do it, but I want to dance with another female dance partner'." … [Read more...] about Who is in the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 celebrity line up?