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  1. Don Cossack wins Cheltenham Gold Cup; Pendleton fifth in Foxhunter Chase
  2. CL draw: Man City v PSG, Barcelona v A Madrid, Wolfsburg v R Madrid, Bayern v Benfica
  3. Liverpool to face Jurgen Klopp's old side Borussia Dortmund in Europa League
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By Mandeep Sanghera, Michael Emons and Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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That is everything from today's Sportsday.

We will have coverage of the weekend's sporting action including Premier League, Six Nations and the Australian Grand Prix on the BBC Sport website.

Sportsday will be back at 08:00 GMT on Monday so we will see you soon.

Are Southampton looking for revenge?

Southampton v Liverpool (Sunday, 13:30 GMT)

Southampton were thrashed 6-1 by Liverpool in the Capital One Cup earlier on this season so are they after revenge when the two teams meet at St. Mary's stadium again on Sunday?

"If there are any revenge feelings maybe that is good but you have to learn from the mistakes," says Southampton manager Ronald Koeman.

"That night they showed they were stronger, more clinical and with really high quality movements in attack.

"We gave them the space to punish us and that's what we have to learn - to be more compact and aggressive. We had a good start that evening but a good start is not enough."

England still in contention


England are in contention for a memorable win against South Africa and are on 165-4 off 13 overs, chasing 230 in their World T20 match.

Follow the conclusion of that match, with in-play highlights, here.

Fancy your football freestyle?

Meet Andrew Henderson, who was motivated to "try a different way of recovery" after breaking his leg in 2008 and found a new sport as a result.

With a lot of dedication and practice he has become a four-time world champion in freestyle football.  

England should win Grand Slam - Guscott

England v Wales (Saturday, 20:00 GMT)

Jeremy Guscott

Former England international

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"Since the Five Nations became Six in 2000, England have gone into the final game of the championship on five occasions knowing that victory would give them a Grand Slam.

"Only once have they won it and converted that position into a clean sweep of all five games.

"However, against France on Saturday, I fully expect England to deliver coach Eddie Jones a Grand Slam in his first campaign."

Read why Jeremy Guscott thinks England will win the Grand Slam by clicking here.

England v South Africa latest

World Twenty20

England are making a game of it as they chase South Africa's 229-4 in their must-win World Twenty20 group game.

Joe Root (33) and Jos Buttler (13) are at the crease with England 141-4 with almost 12 overs gone.

You can follow that on our page here.

'A must win game'

Southampton v Liverpool (Sunday, 13:30 GMT)

Southampton will have Victor Wanyama and Jose Fonte back for the visit of Liverpool on Sunday. Both clubs are on 44 points as they try to secure a spot in Europe next season but Liverpool have two games in hand on Saints.

"I expect a difficult one," said Southampton manager Ronald Koeman. "They have a really strong team, a lot of options and they've had two really good results against Manchester United in the Europa League.

"It was a must-win game for us against Stoke and it is the same again this weekend."

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman
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Butland signs new Stoke contract


Jack Butland
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Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Potters in January 2013, was already committed to Stoke until 2019 but has extended his deal for another two years.

Butland has made 99 saves this season, the most in the Premier League, and kept 10 clean sheets.

He is in the England squad for their pre-Euro 2016 friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands.

Butland became England's youngest goalkeeper when he made his debut against Italy in August 2012 aged 19.

Pendleton praises winner

Cheltenham Festival


Victoria Pendleton was allowed to trot through the winner's enclosure on Pacha Du Polder, despite missing out on the top four.

Possibly because she wasn't entirely sure which direction to head in.

And she was swift to applaud winning jockey Nina Carberry, who rode On The Fringe to victory.

Pendleton critics need to 'get back in their box'

Former Olympic cycling champion comes fifth in Foxhunter Chase

Pacha Du Polder trainer Paul Nicholls tells BBC radio 5 live: "It's great for the team that won the race. But for Victoria to finish fifth after all the doubters was superb. We would not have let it happen if we had a doubt.

"She's had a thrill and I think it's good for racing all around the world. She's ridden a winner in everyone's eyes.

"People come out of the woodwork and they want to get back in their box quite honestly. What happened is what we thought would happen. I kept my counsel and got on with it. The horse was a legend."

Victoria Pendleton
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Victoria Pendleton fifth in Foxhunter Chase

Cheltenham Festival

Pacha Du Polder owner Andy Stewart on BBC Radio 5 live: "The plan is to go to Aintree. She has to have a couple more races to be able to qualify or the rules have to be changed. I've spoken to people about it.

"I think it's magnificent for Victoria. Winning at Wincanton is one thing, but coming fifth here after a year of riding is magnificent, it's a credit to the sport and a credit to her."

Victoria Pendleton comes fifth in Cheltenham race

Victoria Pendleton comes fifth in Cheltenham race

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Victoria Pendleton comes fifth in the Foxhunter Chase

Rakesh Pradhan: Hope Francome and Scudamore take back their words on Pendleton. Outstanding achievement by her.

Hefin Evans: John Francome & Peter Scudamore time for some humble pie?!!

'Most fun I've ever had'

Victoria Pendleton comes fifth in the Foxhunter Chase

A year ago Victoria Pendleton had her first ever horse riding lesson. Twelve months on she is finishing fifth in the Foxhunter Chase on the final day at Cheltenham.

She tells BBC Radio 5 live: "That's as good as winning. I can't believe I did it. I got round.

"There's a few things I would change and it was a bit untidy at the start. This horse is a legend. Thanks for everyone who made it possible.

"I'm very grateful for all the support I've had. This is the most fun I've ever had. I'm so proud to be part of the festival in a small way."

Victoria Pendleton before coming fifth in the Fox Hunter Steeple Chase on Pacha Du Polder.

Victoria Pendleton before coming fifth in the Fox Hunter Steeple Chase on Pacha Du Polder.

On The Fringe wins Foxhunter Chase

Cheltenham Festival

There is a winner of course too. It's the 7-4 favourite On the Fringe. And well done Nina Carberry on board and trainer Enda Bolger.

But there's one story here.

'Pendleton rode superbly'

Victoria Pendleton comes fifth in the Foxhunter Chase

Luke Harvey

Former National Hunt jockey on BBC Radio 5 live

"That was an unbelievable performance from Victoria Pendleton. She rode superbly. You saw her confidence increase. She was weaving and scything through the field. That was unbelievable. Walt Disney stuff.

"She is getting a better reception that the winner. To get round at Cheltenham only 12 months after getting on a horse for a first time is amazing."

BreakingVictoria Pendleton fifth in the Foxhunter Chase

Cheltenham Festival

This is truly outstanding.

How many people were predicting her to look a fool today?

Twelve months ago Victoria Pendleton had not sat on a horse.

She's just ridden Pacha Du Polder to fifth at Cheltenham. So steady to begin with and she just coasted through the field. You could feel the confidence growing and emanating from her.

Victoria Pendleton in the Foxhunter Chase

You know what, she's in with a shout of placing here...

Victoria Pendleton in the Foxhunter Chase

Pendleton in a bit of traffic at the back. But she's not ruffled and she's moving up the field.

Major Malarkey looking comfortable in front with four to go.

Victoria Pendleton in the Foxhunter Chase

Pendleton has four behind her. The aim was to get round and that's looking likely.

Major Malarkey pulls away st the front with 10 to go.

Victoria Pendleton in the Foxhunter Chase

Pendleton goes past Camden to move up from dead last. The downhill fences approach... she's looking OK and is with the field as they complete a circuit.

Victoria Pendleton in the Foxhunter Chase

A little bit of an over jump at the second from Pendleton. She's OK though. Still last mind.

It's all safe and tidy now though with 15 to go.

Victoria Pendleton in the Foxhunter Chase

Cheltenham Festival

We're under way. Victoria Pendleton sets off in last place. Playing it safe. She's over the first.

'Accident waiting to happen'

Victoria Pendleton in the Foxhunter Chase

Some opinions on Victoria Pendleton's racing career from some horse racing legends.

John Francome: "If ever there is someone waiting for a fall it is her. If something falls in front of her she will go straight over it. She doesn't look comfortable to me."

Peter Scudamore: "It is an accident waiting to happen."

AP McCoy: "To get here and take part is a phenomenal achievement. I admire her and miracles can happen."

'She's very committed'

Cheltenham Festival

AP McCoy speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about Victoria Pendleton: "She's very committed. She couldn't believe how tired she got in training. She couldn't believe how fit you have to be. It shows jockeys in a good light."

4.10 Victoria Pendleton in the Foxhunter Chase

Cheltenham Festival

Usually about this time at Cheltenham, the stands are clearing and the bars are filling.

Not today.

All eyes are on Victoria Pendleton and the 25-1 Pacha Du Polder in this three-mile two-furlong amateur chase.

'I had reservations'

Cheltenham Festival

Pacha Du Polder's owner Andy Stewart spoke to BBC Radio 5 live about the decision to give Victoria Pendleton the mount.

"I did have reservations. But I talked to AP McCoy - the greatest jockey of all time - in Barbados. Listening to him and other people we became more relaxed. She has the competitive spirit you see in most jockeys."

4.10 Victoria Pendleton in the Foxhunter Chase

Cheltenham Festival

Well, time to re-compose yourself.

Next up it's double Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton in the big amateur race.

There's no expectancy for her to win, but placing would be an incredible achievement.

She's just having a chat with the trainer of her horse Pacha Du Polder, Paul Nicholls.

On The Fringe is the 7-4 favourite.

Victoria Pendleton
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Cue Card 'fine' - Tizzard

Horse Racing

Trainer Colin Tizzard has just given BBC Radio 5 live an update on the condition of Cue Card, who fell heavily late on with three to go in the Gold Cup.

"I just thank God that he got up," said Tizzard. "Two seconds before that you thought 'here we go' and he was slightly in front, then just put down - he hit it and went over.

"But he came back walking around without a care in the world, he is fine. It's hard to take but there's worse things that can happen. I just thank God he's OK.

"In four years that's the first time he has fallen and he has not looked like doing so before. (Jockey) Paddy (Brennan) does not want to talk to anyone at the moment."

'Hopefully one year we'll break our duck'

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Willie Mullins is still looking to train his first Gold Cup winner as Djakadam comes second.

"What do we have to do? Hopefully we'll be back again next year. I will never complain about second, although hopefully one year we'll break our duck," he tells BBC Radio 5 live.

'I'm shell shocked'

Cheltenham Festival - Don Cossack wins Gold Cup

After shedding tears of joy and emotion, Don Cossack trainer Gordon Elliott has composed himself enough to speak to BBC Radio 5 live.

"I really can't believe it. I'm delighted for the staff and my family. I'm shell shocked. I'd love to look at it again but it was something special."

'I couldn't ask for better!' Bryan Cooper rode Don Cossack to Gold Cup glory. #CheltenhamFestival 🏇🏆
'I couldn't ask for better!' Bryan Cooper rode Don Cossack to Gold Cup glory. #CheltenhamFestival 🏇🏆

'I couldn't ask for better!' Bryan Cooper rode Don Cossack to Gold Cup glory. #CheltenhamFestival 🏇🏆

'Paddy will be reliving it'

Cheltenham Festival

Andrew Thornton

National Hunt jockey on BBC Radio 5 live

On Paddy Brennan's decision to push Cue Card before the fall at the fourth fro last: "It's one of those calls. Paddy will be reliving it more than anyone. When a horse goes on the floor you always question if you should have held off but if it goes right it works brilliantly."

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Cheltenham Festival

Bryan Cooper struts out to the winner's circle on Don Cossack to an adoring crowd.

Just two years ago Cooper was laid up with a horrible broken leg injury and missed this race.

Cheltenham Gold Cup result

Cheltenham Festival

So it's the 2-1 favourite Don Cossack from the Ruby Walsh-ridden Djakadam.

Walsh pushed late on but then drifted.

It looked a nasty fall for Cue Card but the excellent news is the horse is up and about.

Top three:

1 Don Cossack 9-4F2 Djakadam 9-23 Don Poli 9-2  

Don Cossack

'A fantastic victory'

Don Cossack wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Luke Harvey

Former National Hunt jockey on BBC Radio 5 live

"Don Cossack was brilliant. He fell in the King George and a lot of people think he would've won that day.

"What a tough, gutsy improving horse - that was a fantastic victory. Extraordinary. He has done nothing wrong leading up to this and he put everything together."

BreakingDon Cossack wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Trainer Gordon Elliott is in tears. He can't talk on the radio. Such emotion.

What a race from Don Cossack - Bryan Cooper timed everything to perfection.

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Cheltenham Gold Cup

Don Cossack with a three-length lead over Djakadam. One to go.

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Cue Card falls! Two to go.

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Luke Harvey

Former National Hunt jockey on BBC Radio 5 live

"You would only want to be on Djakadam at the moment, but Cue Card is getting going."

Cheltenham Gold Cup

Smad Place and Djakadam in among five at the front with five to go as Cue Card starts to move.