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Liverpool sink Yellow Submarines to reach Europa League final - Football Weekly Extra

theguardian.com — A special late-night pod discuss Liverpool's win over Villarreal at Anfield. Plus, Manchester City look to bounce back against Arsenal; another all-Madrid affair in the Champions League and the final weekend in the Football League

Madrid given another derby day as Real match Atlético in Champions League

theguardian.com — The night before had been Neptune's, now it was Cibeles's turn. Madrid's clubs will have their day; they also have their deities, and not just Saúl Ñíguez, Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale, the men whose goals mean that they will meet again. Another night, another party, in honour of a second European Cup final in two years.

Villarreal’s Denis Suárez ready to sink Liverpool with Yellow Submarine

theguardian.com — Castellón airport has never seen anything like this, which might not come as a huge surprise when for four long years it had never even seen a plane. Over the past two days the place has been busy for the first time, thanks to the first people to fly from there.

Zinedine Zidane expects Real Madrid to suffer against Manchester City

Zinedine Zidane expects Real Madrid to suffer against Manchester City
theguardian.com — Zinedine Zidane said that not reaching the Champions League final would represent a "failure" but still he smiled. At the club where the pressure can be suffocating and the demands impossible to meet, where everything is exaggerated and there is always a crisis around the corner, he transmits calm.

Atlético’s traffic control system proves decisive with Gabi at the wheel

Atlético’s traffic control system proves decisive with Gabi at the wheel
theguardian.com — Just before every game at the Vicente Calderón, high in the main stand where you can see the Almudena cathedral as well as you can see the players, they helpfully hand out two team sheets with the day's line-ups: one for the pitch and one for the palco, the directors' box where everybody's called Don and everything goes on.

Kolo Touré tells Mamadou Sakho to ‘stay positive’ through his drugs ban

Kolo Touré tells Mamadou Sakho to ‘stay positive’ through his drugs ban
theguardian.com — Kolo Touré has said he will help Mamadou Sakho after his Liverpool team-mate tested positive for a banned substance, describing it as a "moment of not thinking right". The Ivorian defender said players have no excuse as they are made aware of what they can and cannot take but likened them to children who are told not to do things but do them anyway.

Why are La Liga teams dominating Champions League and Europa League

Why are La Liga teams dominating Champions League and Europa League
espnfc.com — what the president of the Spanish league does; this is a man who has launched a crusade against the Premier League, the LFP's greatest competitor. One that, he knows, is miles ahead commercially, a serious threat for Spain. And yet he's not really wrong, either.

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has point to make after being stranded on the bench

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge has point to make after being stranded on the bench
theguardian.com — "Yes, we can!" chanted the Villarreal fans, and in the end, the very, very end, they could. This may not have had the drama of the last round, but it did have drama and in the last minute.

Diego Simeone salutes Saúl’s goal that gives Atlético ‘a chance’ in Munich

Diego Simeone salutes Saúl’s goal that gives Atlético ‘a chance’ in Munich
theguardian.com — Diego Simeone had the perfect view of the perfect goal until the end when Saúl momentarily disappeared out of sight, and then Atlético Madrid's manager had to imagine the goal that gave his side a vital 1-0 lead after the Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich.

Roberto Soldado: ‘What let me down at Tottenham was that my head wasn’t right’

Roberto Soldado: ‘What let me down at Tottenham was that my head wasn’t right’
theguardian.com — "I needed a change because my head was like this," Roberto Soldado says, palms hovering an inch from his skull as if held there by some pulsating force field. He had been in London for two years but he could not stay any longer.
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May 05, 2016

RT @Brodie__Bruce: Así fue y así sonó el final del documental del #RealOviedo EMOCIONANTE. youtu.be/wEOMocoOMXI

May 05, 2016

@grahamruthven A standing ovation needn't be partial; it can just be recognition. I don't see the problem in the slightest.

May 05, 2016

RT @Brodie__Bruce: Siempre digo que sólo soy de un equipo, y así es, pero hay cosas que enamoran. Simpatía eterna por el Sevilla. https://tpic.twitter.com/8OKGVxdQqLco/8OKGVxdQqL

May 05, 2016

RT @filippomricci: La Liga tendrà 'solo' 3 equipos en las dos finale europeas. Atletico, Real Madrid y Sevilla, como en 2014.

May 05, 2016

RT @MisterChiping: Either La Liga or the Premier League will have 5 teams in next Champions Cup

May 05, 2016

@drrrop yeah, although at least Central Europe means options

May 05, 2016

RT @MisterChiping: #FACT - @SevillaFC is the team which has played more european finals on this century (5 UEFA Cup + 4 European Supercup)


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