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  1. Liverpool thrash Porto 5-0 in Champions League
  2. Real Madrid score two late goals for 3-1 win over PSG
  3. Arsenal and Celtic in Europa League action on Thursday
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By Shamoon Hafez

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  2. Latest gossip

    • Tottenham are willing to offer manager Mauricio Pochettino a lucrative new contract. The Argentine signed a new five-year deal in 2016 worth £5.5m a year.(Telegraph)
    • Real Madrid will sign Paris St-Germain's 26-year-old Brazilian striker Neymar in 2019.(Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)
    • Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has agreed a deal to join Besiktas at the end of the season. The Belgium international, 30, is out of contract at the end of the campaign and could leave on a free transfer.(Fotomac - in Turkish)

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  3. Is the 40-point mark a myth?

    Alan Pardew

    The 40-point mark - the magic number that is supposedly needed to guarantee Premier League survival. But with such a compelling relegation scrap this year, we have to ask, is it still true?

    After joining the club in December, West Brom manager Alan Pardew said he would treat himself to a glass of wine when the Baggies reached the 40-point mark, although he added that safety "may be a lot less this year - 35 or 36 points". (They're currently bottom on 20 points, by the way).

    BBC Sport and data analysts Gracenote Sports have examined the history of the relegation fight to find out who you can expect to be in the bottom three come the end of the season.

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  4. What a header

    Midfielder Sun Sovanrithy scores a ridiculous headed own goal as Cambodian side Boeung Ket are hammered 9-0 by hosts Ceres Negros of the Philippines in an AFC Cup group match.

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  5. How times change

    Dan Roan

    BBC Sports editor

    In 2015, former FA chief Greg Dyke demanded Qatar be stripped of the right to host the World Cup if corruption allegations - some of which are still being investigated by US and Swiss authorities - were proven. Today, in what appears a dramatic U-turn, his successor hailed the 2022 World Cup as "exciting".

    For the FA, this makes strategic sense. It is on a global charm offensive ahead of a potential bid for the 2030 World Cup. And it also fits in with the government's push to strengthen ties with a country that has invested billions of pounds in the UK, ahead of the post-Brexit era.

    However, some critics will be concerned that by forging closer links with a country still under intense scrutiny over its treatment of migrant workers, the FA may have once again put football politics over principles, just like it did when bidding for the 2018 World Cup. And rather than signing up for friendly matches, some would no doubt have preferred the FA to have used its influence to keep the pressure up on Qatar to make labour reforms.

  6. England could play Qatar friendly

    Qatar stadium

    Away from the Champions League...

    England could play a friendly against Qatar after the Football Association signed a partnership agreement with the 2022 World Cup hosts.

    FA chairman Greg Clarke signed the "knowledge-sharing" deal with the Qatar FA in Doha on Wednesday.

    In 2015, his predecessor Greg Dyke said awarding Qatar the World Cup was "the worst moment in Fifa's history".

    But Clarke said: "We have a long history of collaboration with various national associations."

  7. Celtic win would be upset

    Celtic v Zenit St Petersburg (20:05 GMT)

    Brendan Rodgers.

    Celtic progression in the Europa League at the expense of Zenit St Petersburg would be viewed as an upset in the football world, says Brendan Rodgers.

    The Scottish champions' manager is adamant that the Russian side are very much the favourites for the first leg of their last-32 tie in Glasgow.

    "I think in terms of the standings of both teams in Europe right now, it would be fair to say that," he said.

    "We have to be realistic - we know where we are."

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  8. The English coach preparing to face Arsenal

    English coach Graham Potter speaks to Football Focus about reaching remarkable new heights with Swedish side Ostersund who will play Arsenal in the last 32 of the Europa League.

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    Video caption: Graham Potter: The English coach making a name for himself in Sweden
  9. Remarkable rise of Ostersunds FK

    Ostersunds FK

    A former Birmingham, Stoke, Southampton and West Brom full-back and an ex-non league striker are leading Ostersund to glory.

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  10. Wenger wary of Ostersund

    Ostersunds FK v Arsenal (18:00 GMT)

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Ostersunds FK's run to the last 32 of the Europa League is no fluke.

    The Swedish minnows beat Hertha Berlin and drew with Athletic Bilbao on their way to finishing second in their group.

    Ostersund's English boss Graham Potter has said the tie has parallels with an FA Cup third-round game, but Wenger is wary of his side's opponents.

    "When I saw them play, I understood why they did well against Bilbao and Berlin," he said. "It wasn't a coincidence."

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    Euan Hunter‏: Norwich city winning away at Bayern Munich in 1993. I was 3 years old but my dad said it was a cracker.

    Dan‏: Being selfish, it has to be Leicester against Sevilla last season. What a noise, what a performance, greatest night in the clubs history bar none.

    Bar none?! You won the Premier League mate.

  12. A team of Ronaldos?

    Real Madrid

    Incredibly, according to sport statisticians Gracenote, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more Champions League goals on his own than 87% of teams to have ever played in the competition.

    Including the 15 Champions League goals he scored for Manchester United before joining Real Madrid, Ronaldo has scored a total of 116 in the Champions League. That's 19 more than any other player (Messi, of course) and more than than 118 of the 137 teams that have ever appeared in the main competition.

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    SMS Message: Celtic 2 Barcelona 1, great header by Wanyama. from Angus
  14. Loving life in the Champions League

    Cristiano Ronaldo
    • Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the annual goalscoring charts on the most occasions in Champions League history (6).
    • He is also the only player ever to score 10+ goals in six different Champions League seasons.
    • Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored within a Champions League group stage in a single season (11 goals in 2015-16).
    • He is the player with most goals scored in a single Champions League season (17 goals in 2013-14).
    • Ronaldo was the first player to score in all group stage games within a single Champions League season (nine goals in 2017-18).
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    Joe Hedges‏: Best game & individual performance came from Arsenal & Henry beating Madrid at the Bernabeu 1-0. A team with Zidane, Beckham & Ronaldo in it.

    Jim‏: Middlesbrough v Steaua Bucharest.

    Mo‏: John Hewitt's winning goal in extra-time for Aberdeen in the 1983 Cup Winners' Cup against Real Madrid.

  16. How Ronaldo got his goals

    Cristiano Ronaldo
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    SMS Message: Was there ever a better CL performance than Chelsea vs Barca in 2005? A magic 20 minutes, Barca pulled themselves back into before TERRRRRY!! from Harvey

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  18. Ronaldo joins 100 club

    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Welcome to the 100 club, Cristiano Ronaldo. Members? One.

    With two goals to help Real Madrid come from behind to beat Paris St-Germain 3-1 in their last-16 first-leg tie on Wednesday night, Ronaldo became the first player to score more than 100 Champions League goals for a single club.

    The forward has now scored 21 goals in his last 12 Champions League games and 11 in seven this season.

    And some people think he is on the decline.

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    Bimal Aryal‏: Chelsea against all odds vs Bayern Munich in Munich has to be the one.

    Michael Cartwright: 1982, Aston Villa goalkeeper Nigel Spink, that is all I need to say.

    Harry Beare‏: Has to be Messi’s brace against Bayern, embarrassed Boateng and really put himself up there as one of the greatest.

  20. Real hit back late against PSG

    Real Madrid

    A Cristiano Ronaldo double helped Real Madrid come from behind to boost their hopes of a third straight Champions League crown during a pulsating last-16 encounter with Paris St-Germain.

    The Portuguese forward scored a late close-range strike after his penalty had cancelled out Adrien Rabiot's opener at the end of a thrilling first half.

    Brazilian left-back Marcelo wrapped up the victory minutes after Ronaldo's tap-in with a goal created by Marco Asensio.

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