For one liberating evening, PSG cast off the pressures that have so often suffocated them at the sharp end of European competition, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe shredding Leipzig’s resistance with a sumptuous exhibition of speed and technique. Arguably the night’s outstanding performer was Angel Di Maria, barely recognisable from the expensive flop jettisoned by Manchester United in 2015. At last, PSG were equal to the sum of their lavishly-assembled parts, as Marquinhos and Juan Bernat joined Di Maria by adorning an exquisite display with goals to match. “A magnificent, historic evening,” Al-Khelaifi said. “Honestly, this is a dream, but we must not stop tonight.” … [Read more...] about Brilliant Kylian Mbappe spearheads PSG to victory over RB Leipzig and their first Champions League final
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It was almost an hour after Stein scored before he or his teammates knew that anyone had died. The Celtic end didn’t know. Most of the Rangers end didn’t know. Even the press didn’t know. I lurched down the stairs and into The Stadium bar across the street looking for an impossible taxi. It was a hive of celebration. I told one man what had happened and watched him shake his head in disbelief: “Get yourself another drink, son.” I turned and ran up Edmiston Drive. At the traffic lights, I threw open the passenger side of an Evening Citizen van and showed the driver my union card: “You headed for Albion Street?” … [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
Might this be the elusive trophy that the club failed to win even through the years in which Mauricio Pochettino took them into the elite of Europe? Certainly for Mourinho it would give him a powerful argument in his favour as he seeks to exert his influence across this club. In the moments after Mount’s miss, Mourinho disappeared down the tunnel with an arm around his assistant Joao Sacramento having earnestly shaken hands with Frank Lampard and the Chelsea staff before the shoot-out. … [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?