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Stuttering Atletico seek old habits to upset Liverpool and the odds

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Atletico Madrid might once have relished the challenge of resisting an opponent like Liverpool, but reaching the Champions League’s quarter-finals will require a performance not yet seen from them this season. Diego Simeone’s side are no longer the same Atletico famed for their inch-perfect defence, relentless …

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Champions League last 16 fixtures

Nyon, Switzerland | AFP | Full draw for the Champions League last 16 made on Monday: Borussia Dortmund (GER) v Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) Real Madrid (ESP) v Manchester City (ENG) Atalanta (ITA) v Valencia (ESP) Atletico Madrid (ESP) v Liverpool (ENG) Chelsea (ENG) v Bayern Munich (GER) Lyon (FRA) v Juventus (ITA) Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) v …

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Jesus hat-trick lifts Man City’s mood in Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia | AFP | Manchester City put their Premier League woes to one side as Gabriel Jesus scored a hat-trick in a dominant 4-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Croatian capital on Wednesday. Dinamo needed to win to have any chance of joining City in the last 16 and …

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Liverpool hungry for European glory despite Premier League push

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool are pushing hard for their first English league title for 30 years but the clamour to end a long wait on Merseyside has not diminished the European champions’ ambitions to retain their Champions League crown. Jurgen Klopp’s men overcame what the German described as …

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Liverpool survive Salzburg test to reach last 16

Salzburg, Austria | AFP | Liverpool struck twice in two minutes through Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah to avoid an embarrassing early Champions League exit by winning 2-0 in Salzburg on Tuesday. The European champions needed to avoid defeat against the Austrian champions to book their place in the last 16 …

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Man City reach Champions League last 16 after Shakhtar draw

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City booked their place in the Champions League last 16 for a seventh successive season despite a lacklustre 1-1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola’s side were well below their best at the Etihad Stadium, but Ilkay Gundogan’s second half strike put …

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