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Summary

  1. Former Manchester United youth coach Eric Harrison dies aged 81
  2. Goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente guide Spurs to victory over Borussia Dortmund
  3. Real Madrid beat Ajax with help from VAR
  4. Chelsea and Arsenal in Europa League action later on Thursday
  5. Get Involved: #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Elizabeth Hudson and Lorraine McKenna

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye for now

    That's it for now.

    A reminder that you can keep up to date with all of the sports news on the BBC Sport website, including the night's Europa League ties.

    5 Live Sport will be on the air from 19:00 GMT.

    Until later, have a good day.

  2. Running man

    Burnley fan Scott Cunliffe has set himself the challenge of running to all of his side's Premier League away games this season.

    Find out what happens on the 277-mile trek from Turf Moor to the Amex Stadium for the Clarets' game at Brighton.

    Video content

    Video caption: Why is this football fan RUNNING to every away game?
  3. Lopetegui could be tempted by Premier League

    Former Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui has told the BBC he is open to the prospect of managing a team in the Premier League if he gets an opportunity.

    "England is a fantastic league," he said. "When you watch a match in England, you can feel the atmosphere, the respect for the players and the coaches, this is very important. I want to feel that.

    "Of course Spain is a fantastic league too, with fantastic players and coaches, but we will see."

    "A coach needs to be open for the future, but if I can choose, I prefer to be in the best leagues."

    You can read more from Lopetegui here.

    Julen Lopetegui
  4. Rodgers wants 'strong level'

    Celtic v Valencia (20:00 GMT)

    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side are in a strong position as they prepare to face Valencia in the last 32 of the Europa League.

    "We are at the best level we could be at in terms of the start we have made to the second part [of the season] and also to the level of our game," he said.

    "The intensity is at a really high level and irrespective of our opponents that is what we always try to achieve in the game, in terms of pressing the game and playing at a really high tempo and have that throughout the 90 minutes.

    "The idea is to be really aggressive defensively, strong and compact as a team and obviously look to be as creative and attacking as we can."

    Brendan Rogers
  5. Tierney still unavailable for Celtic

    Celtic v Valencia (20:00 GMT)

    Celtic will continue without left-back Kieran Tierney when Valencia visit Celtic Park in the Europa League later.

    The 21-year-old has been absent since mid-December with a hip complaint and is back in training, but will not be considered for the first leg of the round of 32 tie.

    Emilio Izaguirre missed Sunday's Scottish Cup win over St Johnstone with an ankle knock but is fit to return.

    Fellow defender Jozo Simunovic is also available after being withdrawn at half time feeling ill at the weekend.

    Celtic training
  6. Bale could be sanctioned for goal celebrations

    La Liga have asked the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to sanction Gareth Bale for a "provocative gesture" as he celebrated scoring in Real Madrid's win against Atletico Madrid last weekend.

    The Welshman raised his bent arm and hit it with his other hand, a gesture that is considered offensive in Spain, after scoring his side's third goal and his 100th for the club.

    Gareth Bale
  7. 'We need short-term targets' - Sarri

    Malmo FF v Chelsea (20:00 GMT)

    Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says his side should treat their next game "as the most important" after Sunday's heavy defeat at the hands of Manchester City.

    "This game is the most important," Sarri said ahead of the meeting with Malmo.

    "Then on Monday, the FA Cup [against Manchester United] will be the most important. Then we have to play the final of the League Cup [against Manchester City], so that will be most important. Then the Premier League will be most important.

    "We need to have short-term targets. On Thursday the target is to have a good result. On Monday, the target will be to get to the quarter-final, then to win the League Cup.

    "Then the Premier League will be the target. We need targets in the short term, and then we need a dream in the long term."

    Maurizio Sarri
  8. Loftus-Cheek and Alonso absent

    Malmo FF v Chelsea (20:00 GMT)

    Chelsea news now and Marcos Alonso and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be absent when the Blues play Malmo in the Europa League last 32 as they try to recover from Sunday's 6-0 loss to Manchester City.

    Left-back Alonso has been rested by boss Maurizio Sarri with Emerson Palmieri likely to deputise while midfielder Loftus-Cheek has suffered a recurrence of a back problem.

    Malmo have not played a competitive game since the Europa League group stage ended in December, as the Swedish league runs from April until November.

    Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek  is challenged by Oleksandr Zinchenko of Manchester City
  9. 'There is a lot to play for' - Cech

    BATE Borisov v Arsenal (17:55 GMT)

    Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, who will continue to start in goal for the Gunners in cup competitions, says winning the Europa League would be the "ideal scenario" before he retires at the end of the season.

    "Winning the Europa League is a great memory for everyone involved and secondly it can book you a place in the Champions League," he said.

    "So you can see, there is a lot to play for."

    Unai Emery and Petr Cech
  10. Ozil and Ramsey miss out

    BATE Borisov v Arsenal (17:55 GMT)

    Later on Thursday, we have Europa League last-32 action with Arsenal facing BATE Borisov in the early kick-off.

    Gunners midfielders Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey have not been included in the squad.

    Ozil has returned to full training after recovering from illness but has not travelled to Belarus while Ramsey, who on Monday signed a £400,000-a-week deal to join Juventus in the summer, misses out with a knee injury.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Granit Xhaka are back after missing Saturday's Premier League win over Huddersfield.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  11. Oh Sergio...

    Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has denied getting booked on purpose late on in the game.

    Ramos, who was playing his 600th game for Real, fouled Kasper Dolberg in the 89th minute with his side leading 2-1, earning a suspension for the second leg.

    Television commentators intimated he sought the booking but Uefa rules state a player who purposely obtains a booking can be banned for two games.

    Afterwards, Ramos, 32, tweeted: "I have not forced the card".

    Sergio Ramos
  12. VAR causes debate at Ajax

    The video assistant referee system, which has been brought into the Champions League for this season's knockout phases, got its first major usage.

    Ajax thought they had taken the lead when Nicolas Tagliafico headed the ball in following a goalmouth scramble. Lasse Schone's corner found Matthijs de Ligt, whose header was scooped by Courtois into the air. Tagliafico headed the ball into the air over the keeper and Tadic and into the back of the net.

    But after a consultation with the video assistant referee team, referee Damir Skomina went across to watch the incident again on his screen and disallowed the goal.

    The official had decided Ajax forward Tadic was marginally offside and interfering with play - standing in front of Courtois at the exact moment Tagliafico got his header in. It was the correct decision technically, however without VAR the goal would have stood.

    The incident which led to the VAR decision
  13. Real edge past Ajax

    In Wednesday night's other Champions League last-16 first leg match, holders Real Madrid ran out 2-1 winners against Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

    Ajax had a Nicolas Tagliafico goal ruled out by the first Champions League video assistant referee consultation.

    Real took the lead when Karim Benzema blasted into the top corner after fine work by Vinicius Jr.

    Hakim Ziyech levelled from 10 yards but Marco Asensio scored the winner from Dani Carvajal's cross.

    Real Madrid celebrate
  14. 5 Live Football Daily

    BBC Radio 5 live

    For all the best of Wednesday's action, you can listen to the 5 Live Daily Podcast.

    Presenter Kelly Cates is joined by Lee Dixon and Ian Dennis to reflect on Spurs' win.

    You can find it here

    5 live Football Daily
  15. Can Spurs stay under the radar in the Champions League?

    "This was no freak victory. This was fully deserved, a sign of growing quality and stature and a reminder that when Spurs get it right they can be a huge threat in this competition."

    Read more from chief football writer Phil McNulty on Wednesday night's win for Spurs.

    Spurs celebrate victory
  16. More to do for Spurs

    The Champions League journey for Spurs has been an eventful one after they collected only one point from their first three group games.

    But despite Wednesday's win, Pochettino still believes there is "a lot of work to do" in the second leg in Germany on 5 March to progress to the quarter-finals.

    "3-0 is a very good result but at the same time I think we need to think that we need to finish the job," he admitted.

    "Always when we play this competition and against a good side like Dortmund it is very difficult."

    Mauricio Pochettino and Fernando Llorente
  17. Pochettino praise for Spurs 'heroes'

    Back to Wednesday night's Champions League action now and the 3-0 win for Spurs over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley in the last 16 first leg.

    Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said "people underestimate us" and called his players "heroes" after the victory which saw them become the first English side to win a home Champions League knockout game against German opponents since Manchester United beat Schalke in the 2010-11 semi-final.

    "The team is fighting. I am so proud," said Pochettino.

    "They deserve full credit. What they are doing is amazing."

    Mauricio Pochettino
  18. 'One of the greatest coaches'

    In case you missed it, here are some of the tributes to former Manchester United youth coach Eric Harrison, credited with developing their 'Class of '92, who has died aged 81.

    Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson: He was a teacher, he gave these players a path, a choice and he only did that through his own hard work and sacrifice.

    "He was able to impart that education to the young which made him one of the greatest coaches of our time."

    David Beckham: I can still hear him telling me 'no more Hollywood passes'. More importantly he made us understand how to work hard and respect each other and not just on the pitch. We won't forget the life lessons he gave us.

    Phil Neville: "The standards that I try and give my players are the standards he taught me and I'll be forever indebted to him. He was a truly remarkable man and I personally owe him everything."

    Gary Neville: We've lost our mentor, our coach and the man who made us. He taught us how to play, how to never give up, how important it was to win your individual battles and what we needed to do to play for Manchester United Football Club."

    Eric Harrison with some of the Class of 92
  19. Harrison was 'a huge influence'

    From the current Manchester United team, Ashley Young, who has been captain in recent weeks, took to Twitter to pay tribute to Harrison.

    View more on twitter
  20. 'We have to get into the coaches' heads' - Harrison

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport

    Eric Harrison

    On the occasions I met him, you could always sense the passion Eric Harrison had for football and football coaching.

    One memorable conversation, while he was working with the FA, came around the 2011 Champions League final when Barcelona had just delivered a coaches' dream by beating Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley.

    I asked him what he thought English football needed to improve on and he said: “Ninety percent of the coaching I do now is about awareness, about being in the right position. Doing what Barcelona did to Real Madrid or Manchester United.

    “When you are in the right position in space, in between opponents, that means when you receive the ball you are nice and relaxed. The control is good in English football, but the selection process of where to be before you receive the pass I think is generally poor.

    “That’s the thing that we have to get into the coaches’ heads. If we do that, it means they will get it into the kids’ heads too."

    He was bang on.