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Premier League/England

Spurs prevail in epic Champions League battle as Llorente stuns Manchester City | Football | The Guardian
That, was wild.

Olivier Giroud warns Chelsea, play me more or I will leave in the summer | Football | The Guardian
The Chelsea striker said he is not prepared to play a secondary role at Chelsea any longer.

When Manchester City were rubbish: how the 1998/99 season changed a football club’s destiny | FourFourTwo
City may now be a slick footballing juggernaut and among the favourites for the game’s biggest honours this season, but ‘twas not always thus.

Manchester United win to secure promotion to Women’s Super League | Football | The Guardian
Manchester United have earned promotion to the Women’s Super League in their first season by beating Aston Villa.

Queens Park Rangers: Naming rights to Loftus Road to be gifted to charity - BBC Sport
QPR have asked fans to choose the cause.

Bolton agree sale of club to former Watford owner Laurence Bassini | Football | The Guardian
Bolton have announced that the sale of the Championship club has been agreed with Laurence Bassini.

‘I’ve stripped it all back’: Yeovil let fans watch training in survival fight | Ben Fisher | Football | The Guardian
Neale Marmon is encouraging interaction with supporters as his team battle to avoid dropping out of the Football League.

Europe

FC Porto 1-4 Liverpool: Comfortable win sets up Barcelona showdown - BBC Sport
Goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah ease Liverpool into the Champions League semi-finals.

Paris St-Germain lose 3-2 to Nantes and once again miss chance to win Ligue 1 title - BBC Sport
Paris St-Germain miss the chance to win the Ligue 1 title at the third attempt.

Alex McLeish: Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers start to be discussed - BBC Sport
Scotland’s disappointing start to their Euro 2020 qualification campaign under Alex McLeish will be discussed at a Scottish FA board meeting on Thursday.

MLS/Americas

Whitecaps supporters, fans, stage walkout during Wednesday’s game | The Province
This is fantastic.

Guardado: Mexico’s ‘golden’ era fell short of World Cup objectives
Andres Guardado believes that the Mexico’s “Golden Generation” left a lot to be desired after failing to reach the World Cup quarterfinals.

Alex Morgan on Time 100 list: ‘This is very dear to my heart’ | Pro Soccer USA
Alex Morgan said she’s honored to be named to the 2019 Time 100 as one of the most influential people in the world.

Rest of the World

Japan’s J2 League: the best you’ve never seen
Between the abundant goalkeeping howler, incredible supporters and superb standard, Japan’s J2 League may be the best you’ve never seen.

Other

Under the Radar xG Stories: Gabriel Jesus Struggles, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Three Stars, and Kevin Gameiro’s Quietly Strong Season | StatsBomb
Some under the radar storylines are bubbling along that might eventually impact teams in important ways.