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Michael Emons

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    And that is the end for this live page.

    It is a big night of Champions League football tonight with three English sides in action.

    Tottenham entertain Real Madrid, Manchester City play away at Napoli and Liverpool are at home against Maribor.

    We will have a dedicated live text commentary on the BBC Sport site from 18:30 BST, with radio commentary as well of the Spurs match and updates from the other two games.

    Thanks for all your comments today. Goodbye.

    Champions League
  2. Live commentary from Wembley

    Tottenham v Real Madrid (19:45 GMT)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    There will be live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live from Wembley Stadium tonight as Tottenham take on Real Madrid in the Champions League.

    The game starts at 19:45 GMT.

    Cristiano Ronaldo
  3. Champions League stats - Tottenham v Real Madrid

    Tottenham v Real Madrid (19:45 GMT)

    • Real are unbeaten against Spurs in European competition. They have faced each other five times previously, with Real winning three of them.
    • Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 30 Champions League group games (won 22, drew eight) - their last defeat was in October 2012 away against Borussia Dortmund.
    • They have failed to score only once in their last 53 Champions League group games (0-0 at Paris St-Germain, October 2015).
    • Tottenham Hotspur have never won at home in European competition against Spanish opposition (drew two, lost three).
    • Each of the 27 times English clubs have had seven or more points after three Champions League match days they have progressed to the last 16 (since the current format was introduced in 2003-04).
    • Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo have both scored more goals than anyone else in the competition this season (five).
    Real Madrid
  4. McKinlay and Stockdale in temporary charge of Sunderland

    Sunderland sack Simon Grayson

    Sunderland, who sacked boss Simon Grayson last night, will have Billy McKinlay and Robbie Stockdale in temporary charge for their away game against Middlesbrough on Sunday.

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  5. 'Football should be good'

    Napoli v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    We will have updates on BBC Radio 5 live from the Napoli versus Manchester City game tonight.

    Five live's Alistair Bruce-Ball is out in Naples at the moment...

    BBC Sport app users may need to click on the link to see the tweet.

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  6. Champions League stats - Napoli v Manchester City

    Napoli v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

    • Manchester City have won their opening three games of a European tournament for the first time since 2008-09 (in the Uefa Cup). This is the first time they have achieved it in the Champions League.
    • All 42 times a team have won their opening three group games in the Champions League (since the current format in 2003-04), they have progressed to the last 16.
    • City have only lost once in their last 10 Champions League group stage matches (won six, drew three) - at Barcelona last season.
    • Only Barcelona (2,273) have attempted more passes in the Champions League this season than Manchester City (2,077); City have the highest completion rate so far in the competition (90%).
    • John Stones has registered more passes than any other player this season in the Champions League (320), completing 96% of them.
    • Manchester City goalkeepers have saved six of the last seven penalties that they have faced in the Champions League (three by Joe Hart, two by Willy Caballero and one by Ederson).
    John Stones
  7. Get Involved #bbcfootball

    Does Jack Wilshere deserve an England recall?

    Brian: It's one of the minor tragedies of England's recent history that Wilshire has been unable to establish himself in midfield because of all the injuries he's suffered. When he's fit and well, he's way better than people like Henderson and Livermore.

    DarksideSavant: At his best he can not only pick a pass but provide excellent link play, and excels at the give and go, question is will he stay fit, he has been fragile historically, and can he get the game time. I struggle to think of a better England player in that position when he is on top of his game.

    sal: If he stays injury free he is better than what England have got. Is he going to be injury free and is he going to get more game time those are the big questions?

    Jack Wilshere
  8. Champions League stats - Liverpool v Maribor

    Liverpool v Maribor (19:45 GMT)

    • Liverpool won the reverse game 7-0 in Slovenia - the first time the sides had met in a competitive game
    • Liverpool's victory over Maribor was the biggest away win by an English club in European competition since Arsenal defeated Standard Liege by the same score in the Cup Winners' Cup back in November 1993.
    • Liverpool come into this match enjoying an 11-game unbeaten run in European group stages (won three, drew eight, Champions League and Europa League).
    • Maribor are currently enduring a 14-game winless run in the Champions League (drew five, lost nine) and have only managed to score one goal across their last four outings in the competition.
  9. 'How will QPR cope with a £40m fine?'

    QPR owner Tony Fernandes has been talking to BBC Radio 5 live about the club facing a potential £40m fine for breaching Financial Fair Play Rules.

    You can watch the interview below

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  10. Pochettino 'very happy' with Alli

    Tottenham v Real Madrid (19:45 GMT)

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says midfielder Dele Alli is returning to his best form at just the right time as they prepare for their Champions League game at Wembley against Real Madrid.

    Alli, 21, was suspended for Tottenham's first three Champions League matches after receiving a red card in their final European game last campaign.

    Spurs have two wins and a draw from their opening three fixtures, level on seven points with Real Madrid.

    "When a player is not involved, you feel a little bit down," said Pochettino on Tuesday. "Now, we're so happy with the way he's doing. His internal motivation is higher now, to try to compete at his best level. We're very happy with his performances, he's increasing his level."

  11. Some more bits of transfer speculation for you

    Swansea's striker Tammy Abraham, 20 and on loan from Chelsea, will turn down the chance to play for Nigeria, preferring to wait for an England call-up instead. (Times - subscription required)

    Monaco midfielder Fabinho, 24, has revealed his frustration after moves to Manchester United and Paris St-Germain were blocked during the course of the past year. (Sports Illustrated)

    Leicester City did not contact former boss Claudio Ranieri, now in charge of French club Nantes, about returning to the club as manager. (Leicester Mercury)

    Manchester United are favourites to sign Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, 20, and their 21-year-old striker Moussa Dembele. (Mirror)

    Tammy Abraham
  12. A crazy minute of non-league football

    Two goals, two goalline clearances and one shot off the bar.

    If you haven't seen it, watch below an incredible minute of football as Padiham battle back from 3-1 down in injury time of their North West Counties Football League match against Widnes.

  13. Get Involved #bbcfootball

    Does Jack Wilshere deserve an England recall?

    milkonesugar: If he's that good, why have you (Arsene Wenger) only given him 13 minutes of league football? Don't ask Southgate to play him just to give him game time if you don't trust him yourself.

    footyfan94: Harry Winks is way better than Wilshere so why should Wilshere be selected ahead of him?

    AKArsenal: So happy to see Jack back. Hopefully he gets some more minutes in the Premier League and has some luck staying injury free and we can see the player we all know he's capable of being.

  14. Milner happy again in midfield role

    Liverpool v Maribor (19:45 GMT)

    Liverpool's James Milner is enjoying his football again after returning to his favoured midfield role in recent weeks.

    Former England international Milner, 31, filled in at left-back for much of last season but has been mainly used as a substitute at the beginning of this season, although he has started the last three games in midfield.

    "I have definitely found myself enjoying my football again playing in midfield," said Milner.

    "Last season I was asked to do a job and I did that as well as I could. I said I didn't enjoy playing there but the team comes first."

    James Milner
  15. We played against 12 men, says Leeds boss Christiansen

    Thomas Christiansen

    Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen has criticised referee Simon Hooper's performance in their 2-1 home defeat by Derby County on Tuesday.

    The hosts led through Pierre-Michel Lasogga before Sam Winnall's second half double for the Rams.

    "If you play against 12 it is very difficult," 44-year-old Christiansen told BBC Radio Leeds. "It's clear we should have had a penalty and their penalty was a foul outside the box. You feel impotent. The game would have changed totally if we'd got a penalty because it was a red card.

    "I don't want it to be an excuse but I'm upset and sad for my players because with the effort they have put in we didn't win because of those situations."

  16. Listen to BBC Radio 5 live's Football Daily

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Listen to a furious Phil Neville as Chelsea are thrashed 3-0 at Roma in the Champions League.

    Elsewhere, “praise the Lord” is one Sunderland fan’s reaction to the news Simon Grayson has parted company with the Black Cats.

    We also round up the action from elsewhere in the Champions League, as Manchester United book their place in the knockout stages, and Celtic put in a gallant display against Bayern Munich.

  17. Get Involved #bbcfootball

    Does Jack Wilshere deserve an England recall?

    Earlier today, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said midfielder Jack Wilshere deserved an England recall for next week's home international friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

    It has got you lot talking and here are some of your opinions.

    Nib: No way. Wilshere is injury prone and exactly the type of player that brings the team down. It is a regressive, backward step to even think of selecting him.

    Ook the Librarian: Jack should leave Arsenal to save his career... and England Internationals are not the place for him to prove his fitness.

    CDawg: Yes. England should pick their best midfielder.

    What do you think? Tweet us using the hashtag #bbcfootball

    Jack Wilshere
    Image caption: Jack Wilshere has played in five cup games for Arsenal this season, but has only had 13 minutes of Premier League action in 2017-18
  18. Watch Coleman's news conference

    We have talked about Chris Coleman's news conference where he said he was unsure whether he would remain as Wales boss.

    Now you can see that news conference below.

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    Video caption: Wales boss Coleman unclear on future
  19. Get Involved #bbcfootball

    Who will win the Champions League this season and why?

    Mic Medeska‏: Man Utd are going to blow everyone away. They're in great form and Zlatan, Pogba and Fella are coming back!

  20. Who will be the next Everton manager?

    Lyon v Everton (Thursday, 18:00 GMT)

    Boxer and Everton fan Tony Bellew and former Toffees players Leon Osman and Kevin Kilbane discuss who will be the Premier League club's next manager, with Carlo Ancelotti, Sean Dyche and Rafael Benitez being picked out.

    Video content

    Video caption: Everton: Ancelotti, Giggs, Dyche? Pundits debate next manager