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Phil Dawkes and Richard Winton

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  1. Thank you and good evening

    That is all from Sportsday for today. Our live text of Real Madrid v Manchester City in the Champions League will be starting shortly so don't go too far.

    Sportsday will return tomorrow at 08:00 BST.

  2. A week for record breakers

    Real Madrid v Manchester City (19:45 BST)

    If Leicester City can defy the odds, then Manchester City surely can right? 

    Three games against Real Madrid, two draws and one defeat. In fact, in competitive matches they have only beaten Spanish opposition twice on foreign soil (having played seven matches over there).

    Roberto Mancini
  3. No Heretic wins Chester Cup

    Horse Racing

    No Heretic has beaten Nakeeta in a photo finish to win the Chester Cup in his first Flat race for 972 days.

    Jockey Jamie Spencer got the 11-1 chance up to win by a short head for trainer Nicky Henderson.

    Henderson is more used to training horses over the jumps and No Heretic had his first run since September 2013 when third in a hurdle race last month.

  4. Played for both

    Real Madrid v Manchester City (19:45 BST)

    Steve McManaman, Emmanuel Adebayor, Javi Garcia, Robinho and Nicolas Anelka

    Plenty of connections between the two sides: Steve McManaman transferred from Real Madrid to Manchester City in 2003, whilst Emmanuel Adebayor went the other way in 2011 on loan. Javi Garcia went from Spain to England via Benfica and Robinho was City's first big signing under Sheikh Mansour in 2008 costing the Blues £32.5m from the Spanish giants. Finally, Nicolas Anelka won the 1999/00 Champions League with Real Madrid, before a move to PSG and later Manchester City in 2002. 

    And let's not forget, City's manager, Manuel Pellegrini, has also managed Real Madrid. 

  5. 'Khan a superstar if he beats Alvarez'


    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Oscar de la Hoya believes Amir Khan will become a boxing great if he beats Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez after moving up two weight divisions.

    Khan faces Mexican WBC middleweight champion Alvarez in Las Vegas on Saturday and De La Hoya, a former 10-time world champion, says going up in weight classes is something the Briton needs to do in order to "make a name for himself".

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    Video caption: Oscar De La Hoya believes Amir Khan will become a boxing great if he beats Alvarez.
  6. Like a pro...


    Scottish golfer Richie Ramsay is getting to grips with fatherhood... 

  7. We understand Europe now - Fernandinho

    Real Madrid v Manchester City (19:45 BST)


    Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is in the Manchester Evening News explaining how the team have adapted to the Champions League this season:

    “I think this year the whole team has understood how to play in the Champions League. And that was important, especially in the matches we played away from home at Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach, and against Dynamo Kiev and Paris Saint Germain.

    “It was about having a more cohesive team, a more compact team that doesn’t give the opponent as many goalscoring opportunities.

    “And in attack we have some quality players who showed their strength and quality in those matches, so you can see the difference from the last two years to this year."

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  9. Pellegrini hopes Aguero will fire

    Real Madrid v Manchester City (19:45 BST)

    Sergio Aguero

    Manuel Pellegrini is anticipating a big performance from Sergio Aguero, after the striker endured a frustrating night in the opening leg:

    “I always say that the big games are decided by the best technical players. I hope tomorrow we will see Sergio in a good performance.”  

    The Argentina international was rested for Manchester City's 4-1 defeat at Southampton on Sunday.

  10. 'Leicester can repeat success next season'


    BBC Radio 5 Live

  11. By Nick Webb

    BBC Wales Sport

    Daniel Bell-Drummond

    Daniel Bell-Drummond and Tom Latham share a second century stand of the match as Kent beat Glamorgan by 10 wickets.

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  12. On this day


    Peter Shilton

    In 1966, Peter Shilton made his Football League debut, playing for Leicester against Everton. The goalkeeper went on to play in a record 1,005 league games and won a record 125 England caps. 

    He didn't always have that haircut.

  13. Alvarez is 'daunting task' for Khan


    Amir Khan

    Will Perry is joined by Mike Costello and Steve Bunce to preview Amir Khan's upcoming fight with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

    Listen here

  14. The rise of Khan


    BBC Three

    Amir Khan will fight for the WBC middleweight world title in Las Vegas on Saturday, with one of the most exciting stars of the fight game - Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez - his opponent. 

    Khan is very much the underdog but he’s a man who believes in himself, as he tells Mike Costello in this intimate documentary...

  15. Tottenham and Chelsea charged


    Also, Spurs' Mousa Dembele has been charged for "an alleged act of violent conduct" on Diego Costa (an alleged eye gouge) which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

    On this, the FA statement reads: "It is alleged the player’s behaviour constituted violent conduct in circumstances where the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient."

    The clubs have until 6pm on Monday 9 May to respond to their charges. Dembele has until 6pm on Thursday 5 May.

  16. BreakingTottenham and Chelsea charged


    Chelsea and Tottenham players

    News from the Football Association...

    Tottenham and Chelsea have been charged with failing to control their players during Monday's 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

    The FA say this comes as a result of "incidents which occurred in the 45th and 87th minutes and also at the end of the game".

    The standard fine for such a rules breach is £20,000.

  17. Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool v Villarreal (Thurs, 20:05 BST)

    Jurgen Klopp

    Jurgen Klopp has also had a playful little nibble at Pep Guardiola after his Bayern Munich team lost to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals. It was the third time a Guardiola team has gone out in the last four to a side from Spain.

    "I never lost against a Spanish team in a semi-final," said Klopp with a grin. "Spanish football as a package is quite impressive. They are clever enough, dirty enough. Experienced, that is how they are.

    "I know how difficult it is but I feel more the chance than I am afraid of something - so let's try."

  18. Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool v Villarreal (Thur, 20:05 BST)

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Couple of team news snippets from Jurgen Klopp...

    Midfielder Emre Can "is ready to return to the squad for sure" and what of striker Daniel Sturridge? Will he start? "I was waiting for this question. He could be, 100%, but I've made no decision."

    That's cleared that up, then.

  19. Liverpool news conference

    Liverpool v Villarreal (Thur, 20:05 BST)

    Jurgen Klopp

    Jurgen Klopp began his portion of the news conference with praise for champions Leicester City, before moving on to matters closer to home...

    "Congratulations to Leicester from bottom of my heart," said the German. "Even if you're not fan everyone thinks it's deserved."

    He added: "If we play our best we then we can go to the final. These players gave me a lot of positive signs about their qualities.

    "We are ready. All we did since October was to be perfectly prepared for a game like this tomorrow. We are not expecting a guarantee to go to the final. We are expecting everything and see what we get for it.

    "It is a moment for whole Liverpool world. Everyone will be involved but there is absolutely no pressure. We will do everything for all of us."