Marcelo Bielsa's bold tactics have taken Athletic Bilbao to the verge of a first Euro trophy

Stand by for Europa final to savour as Spanish sides go for goals

It has been an emotional ride so far and nothing about tonight's Europa League final suggests it will be anything but dramatic, as free-scoring Athletic Bilbao face the only team to have scored more than them in the tournament, Atletico Madrid.

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An official said that 32 people were injured after a bus crashed in southern Romania.

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They left Manchester amid icy rain and arrived in a Portuguese capital swimming in sunshine. Nevertheless, Manchester City's Europa League campaign, however far it stretches, will be played in the shadow of another, more telling contest.

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Manchester United 1 Ajax 2 (United win 3-2 on aggregate)

Manchester City players celebrate their side's fourth

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Ceausescu's gift for extravagance – a bronze yak

What do you give the dictator who had everything? A carpet depicting your family? A leopard pelt? Or maybe even a bronze yak?

Noisy protests against austerity in Romania

Protests reflecting widespread anger against the unpopular government and its austerity measures continued across the country yesterday.

Evra faces uphill battle to support racist allegations

Manchester United's Patrice Evra has been advised that he will need secondary evidence of the racist abuse he says he received from Luis Suarez at Anfield last Saturday, with the Football Association likely to start their investigation by speaking to him within 24 hours.

Album: Alphabet Saints, Raptureland (Cadiz)

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Outside Edge: Space torches and light sabres

Russia is contemplating sending the Olympic torch into space on its journey round the globe to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Independent Appeal: How Ceausescu's orphans were given a new start in life

A charity founded by Anita Roddick is honouring her memory with its work in Romania. Cahal Milmo reports from Iasi

Roxana Briban

The Romanian opera singer Roxana Briban, who sang in Buch-arest, Berlin and Bangkok during a 10-year career, died on 20 November, apparently by her own hand, at the age of 39. Her husband Alexandru said she had fallen into depression after the Bucharest National Opera severed her contract in 2009.

Tests confirm grave contains Ceausescu's remains

DNA tests have confirmed that a body exhumed at a cemetery in Bucharest is that of the late Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu.

Pearce's side face tough task in Romania after Wilshere is spirited away by Capello

England Under-21s: 2 Romania Under-21s: 1

Bodies exhumed to solve mystery of Romanian tyrant's burial

The mystery of where former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were buried has moved a step closer to being solved after forensic scientists dug up their official graves yesterday in a hunt for DNA.

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