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Real Madrid vs Barcelona in the Champions League final? It's never happened before

Today's semi-final draw means an El Clasico in Berlin next month remains a possibility

Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay to Manchester United: Striker 'arrives in England' for talks over £25m switch

United understood to be leading chase for the Netherlands international

Champions League draw: The possible semi-finals and why every permutation would be brilliant

We could have an El Clasico or the first meeting between Luis Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini since that bite at the World Cup

Alex Song

Alex Song tries to rival Charles N'Zogbia for worst dressed Premier League player

West Ham player pictured wearing a 'Pharrell Williams hat'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho backed Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Chelsea injury news: Jose Mourinho faces striker crisis ahead of Arsenal match

A look at those who could be absent for the trip to the Emirates

Van Gaal was not pleased with United's first 15 minutes against Manchester City

Manchester United injury news: Michael Carrick and Daley Blind concerns could seen Wayne Rooney continue in midfield

A look at those who will be absent for the trip to Everton

Cesc Fabregas hugs John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic after victory over United
Jordan Henderson in 2015 (left) and 2011 (right)

Jordan Henderson: Spot the difference! Liverpool midfielder hasn't aged a day since switching to Anfield

Can you tell the difference between pictures from 2011 and 2015 (above)?

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo loves the Champions League so much he sings the anthem

Real Madrid striker spotted singing along ahead of victory over Atletico Madrid

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General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
11 best anti-ageing day creams

11 best anti-ageing day creams

Slow down the ageing process with one of these high-performance, hardworking anti-agers
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power