Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria was sold to Manchester United because he was 'too ugly', says former Barcelona player and coach

Real Madrid sanctioned the Argentina international's sale to Old Trafford last summer

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi ahead of their Champions League tie with Manchester City at the Etihad

Manchester United fan tricked his way onto Barcelona bus and then greeted Lionel Messi and Co as they boarded

Prankster conned his way onto the vehicle ahead of the Spanish club's Champions League tie with Manchester City

Lukas Podolski has not been playing well for Inter Milan

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The German international is currently on loan at Inter Milan

Manuel Pellegrini watches Manchester City slump to defeat against Barcelona
Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk after his dismissal last night

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Bhoys star unhappy with the referee's performance in Italy

Europa League draw: Everton face Dynamo Kiev in last-16

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Balotelli glances across to manager Brendan Rodgers as he is substituted in the 82nd minute

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Reds boss switches his focus after disappointing night in Turkey

Roberto Martinez

Everton vs Young Boys: Roberto Martinez surprised Toffees are last British side standing in Europa League

Former Wigan boss pleased with Everton's progression

Uefa set to launch investigation after an inflatable banana seemingly thrown at Roma striker Gervinho during win over Feyenoord

Dutch club's general manager claims incident was not racist 'pure coincidence'

Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk after his dismissal last night
Dimitar Berbatov deals Arsenal a blow by scoring just after the half-time break to put Monaco ahead 2-0

All pieces in place but again Arsenal crumble

This season was meant to be one of progress for Wenger’s team

Romelu Lukaku scored twice to add to the hat-trick he registered in the first leg in Switzerland
Demba Ba (right) celebrates after Besiktas win on penalties

Besiktas vs Liverpool match report: Battling Liverpool show maturity before penalty heartbreak

Besiktas 1 Liverpool 0 (aggregate 1-1) - Besiktas win 5-4 on pens

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Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi ahead of their Champions League tie with Manchester City at the Etihad
He then greeted Lionel Messi and Co as they boarded
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Terry's children Summer and George asleep after win against Tottenham
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Championship side own up to viral video of couple having sex on The Valley stadium pitch
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Sepp Blatter at the IFAB meeting in Northern Ireland
...as Fifa decide to delay a trial decision for another 12 months
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