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Brazil’s breakaway league ‘Libra’ signs key Rio and Sao Paulo clubs, talks ongoing with 14 others

By Samindra Kunti May 4 – Brazilian football is moving rapidly towards the launch of the breakaway league ‘Libra’ with six of the country’s biggest clubs now signed up.  Red Bull Bragantino, Corinthians, Flamengo, Palmeiras, Santos, São Paulo and Cruzeiro, in the second division, have put their signature to project Libra (Liga Brasileira) with partner Codajas Sports Kapital. More clubs had …

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Watch: Unai Emery gracious in defeat as Villarreal bow out to Liverpool

Villarreal are out of the Champions League after being beaten 5-3 on aggregate by Jurgen Klopp’s machine-like Liverpool, but they can hold their heads high. For 60 minutes of the second leg, the Yellow Submarine were very much in the tie. Emery’s side had received criticism from some outlets for their conservative approach at Anfield, but it was evident both …

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Opinion: Signs of improvement or weaker opposition: What’s behind Juve’s CL qualification?

Following a horrific start to the campaign, many fans and observers alike expected Juventus to miss out on Champions League football next season. But after displaying some improvement starting from December, the Bianconeri entered the race for a spot in Europe’s most desired competition. Yet, few among us had expected Max Allegri’s men to book their place in the competition’s …

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Luis Diaz labelled signing of the season, as BT Sport pundits agree on what Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool must now do

Luis Diaz had the BT Sport pundits weak at the knees after the Liverpool winger saved their quadruple hopes against Villarreal. The Reds booked their place in their third Champions League final in five years on Tuesday night. Villarreal proved tougher opponents than many had expected after Liverpool steamrolled through the first leg. Indeed, Liverpool were two goals down and …

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Jurgen Klopp interrupts question about Man City v Real Madrid after revealing message that sparked Liverpool fight back

Jurgen Klopp anticipated the line of questioning and answered before the interviewer could finish when the subject of Liverpool’s Champions League final opponent arose. Liverpool secured passage to their third Champions League final in five years, though it was far from smooth sailing in Spain. Villarreal halved Liverpool’s aggregate lead inside three minutes and that goal seemed to rattle the …

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