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A look ahead to Thursday's last-16 second leg encounter at the Estádio da Luz

Benfica's players attend a training session ahead of the semi-final

Europa League: Fenerbahce v Benfica match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League semi-final first leg at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium

Fernando Torres put Chelsea in front inside five minutes with a fine lob to put Chelsea on course

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The Blues take on Basel in the semi-final first leg on Thursday

Venky’s have proved controversial owners of Blackburn

Blackburn supporters' group looking to learn from Swansea model

Fans hope involvement in the club can help the struggling Championship side

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Robin van Persie enjoys 'best' goal for Manchester United

The Dutchman struck an incredible volley in last night's win over Aston Villa

Fernando Torres scores his opener against Rubin Kazan in the first leg

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A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League quarter-final second leg at the Luzhniki Stadium

England manager Roy Hodgson

Montenegro v England: Steve McClaren says tonight is a 'defining game for Roy Hodgson'

Defeat for England tonight would seriously dent aspirations of reaching the 2014 World Cup

A view of the Stadio Olimpico in Rome

Olympic Stadium: Will relocation be a success for West Ham?

Other football clubs have moved into stadiums with tracks - with mixed fortunes

In the box seat: Life couldn’t be better for Gareth Bale but his family will make sure his feet stay on the ground

Europa League: Tottenham v Inter Milan match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at White Hart Lane

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse in action against Metalist Kharkiv

Europa League: Metalist Kharkiv v Newcastle United match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at the Metalist Stadium

New horizons: David Bentley had a frustrating time at Spurs

Tottenham loan David Bentley to Blackburn Rovers

Out-of-favour midfielder eligible to play against former club Arsenal tomorrow

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse in action against Metalist Kharkiv

Papiss Cisse remains confident Newcastle can progress past Metalist Kharkiv

Magpies drew 0-0 in the Europa League

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris looks set to miss out against his former club

Europa League: Tottenham v Lyon match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at White Hart Lane

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko

Europa League: Newcastle United v Metalist Kharkiv match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League fixture at St James’ Park

Petr Cech will face former club Sparta Prague for the first time

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech targets landmark trophy to soften the blow

The Blues are in Europa League action tonight

The Europa League trophy

Clubs 'want Europa League winners to qualify for Champions League'

Idea has been mooted to improve popularity of Europe's second competition

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Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

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England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

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