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Not from yesterday's game, but from the first leg
Not from yesterday's game, but from the first leg
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports


According to the official media source of the Boston Red Sox, who quote the Mirror, Manchester United are set to sell Robin van Persie this summer.

According to Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City's problems this season are all mental.

Blackpool become the first team in England to be relegated this season, after Rotherham beat Brighton to leave Blackpool 19 points behind Rotherham with only 18 points left to play for.

Remember when Wigan won the FA Cup in 2013? Next year they may be in League One. What went wrong?


Celta Vigo's Fabian Orrelana has been banned one game for throwing grass at Barcelona's Sergio Busquets over the weekend.

Juventus reached the final of the Coppa Italiana by beating Fiorentina 3-0, winning 4-2 on aggregate.

Some FC Utrecht fans chanted a bunch of really offensive stuff in their match against Ajax.


Montreal Impact became the first Canadian team to reach the CONCACAF Champions League final, and the first MLS team to do so since Real Salt Lake in 2011, by playing Alajuelense of Costa Rica to a 4-4 aggregate result and going through on away goals.

After the game, Impact winger Dominic Oduro claimed to have been the subject of monkey chants from some Costa Rican fans during the game. Charming.

MLS and its regular weekly broadcast time slots - something that it has never had before - is in great shape to fill the summer footballing void on English TV screens.

Which is good news, because if you believe crusty 965 year old curmudgeon Frank Deford, who clearly has his finger on the pulse of what's happening in the modern world, nobody in the US cares about Major League Soccer. Not even, apparently, the 19,000-spectator average attendance he actually even cites in this ridiculous pile of words.