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Summary

  1. Premier League news conferences, including Mauricio Pochettino
  2. Spurs knock out Man City in Champions League classic
  3. Liverpool also reach semi-finals
  4. Barcelona v Liverpool; Tottenham v Ajax
  5. Get Involved: Most dramatic game ever? #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Ben Collins

All times stated are UK

  1. Most dramatic game ever?

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    SMS Message: Most dramatic game I can remember is Barca 2-2 Chelsea in 2012. It had everything, Terry red card, Messi missed pen, an incredible ramires chip and nailbiting tension right up to the most glorious redemption moment for the much maligned Fernando Torres. Think last night may have just topped it though! from Neil, Bristol
    Neil, Bristol
    SMS Message: Very dramatic. Not Istanbul dramatic but up there. Not sure it 'Silences Spurs doubters' they won a punch for lunch match. Play it 10 times it would be 5:5. from Joe, Bristol
    Joe, Bristol
  2. Spurs emulating Wales' Euro run - Davies

    Man City 4-3 Tottenham (Agg: 4-4 - Tottenham win on away goals)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Few would have expected Ajax or Tottenham to make it to the last four of the Champions League semi-finals.

    And Wales international defender Ben Davies, who was a late substitute for Spurs at Etihad Stadium, has likened his club's run to his country's feat of reaching the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

    Ben Davies
  3. Dier set to return to training

    Man City v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Eric Dier (hip) and Vincent Janssen (ankle) are expected to return to first-team training for Tottenham on Friday.

    Serge Aurier (hamstring) and Harry Winks (groin) continue their rehabilitation while striker Harry Kane (ankle) has begun his recovery.

    Erik Lamela (hamstring) and Moussa Sissoko (groin) are undergoing assessment, with Sissoko being forced off in the first half of Spurs' Champions League game at Manchester City.

    Eric Dier
  4. 'It's bizarre' - De Ligt on Ajax run

    Now Tottenham are set to face Matthijs de Ligt and his young, enterprising Ajax side for a place in the Champions League final.

    The Dutch club began their campaign last July in the second qualifying round and have made an unlikely run to the last four, knocking out holders Real Madrid and Juventus in the knockout stage.

    De Ligt said after their win at Juve on Tuesday: "It's bizarre. It's not normal. I have no words for it.

    "We have shown once again that we are very strong and that we can make it difficult for large teams."

    Coach Erik ten Hag added: "We have incredible talents and, for our nation, it will get better and better. We were not favourites, but with our philosophy we again exceeded our limits.

    "We know how to push boundaries every time. And with Tottenham or Manchester City there will be another challenge. We look forward to it."

  5. Gossip: Spurs target De Ligt

    Today would probably not be the time to ask Mauricio Pochettino about potential summer signings but Spurs have been linked with Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.

    They are reportedly willing to pay £69m for the 19-year-old defender, who scored the goal which saw Ajax knock Juventus out of the Champions League on Tuesday.

    That story is featured in today's gossip.

    Matthijs de Ligt
  6. 'Sorry to all the fans' - Walker

    Man City 4-3 Tottenham (Agg: 4-4 - Tottenham win on away goals)

    Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has just apologised for the Blues' Champions League exit on social media, as well as graciously congratulating his former club Tottenham.

    View more on twitter
  7. Most dramatic game ever?

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    SMS Message: Spurs were invoked in another thriller: 6 - 4 vs Reading. The lead changed a few times and the game always felt in the balance. Berbatov got 4 and for a bit more tension there was a penalty, which was saved, but Defoe put the rebound away. from Alex, London
    Alex, London
    SMS Message: 1960 Spurs lost 0-4 to Polish side Gornik in Poland. We beat them 8-0 at the Lane! from Peter Simpkin
    Peter Simpkin
    SMS Message: I've witnessed two of the greatest cup matches, of all time against the same team, 38 years apart, 81 fa cup final replay, and last night. from Chris, Enfield
    Chris, Enfield
  8. Pochettino news conference

    Man City v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    And just a reminder that we're set to hear from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

    Spurs may be wanting to let a memorable evening sink in but they're playing Manchester City again on Saturday.

  9. Champions League recap

    Now then, I reckon it's time for a recap after a busy morning discussing Wednesday's Champions League action.

    The game on everyone's lips is that classic between Manchester City and Tottenham, although Liverpool followed Spurs into the semi-finals by clinching a comfortable aggregate win over Porto.

    Our chief football writer, Phil McNulty, believes Spurs have silenced the doubters after a night not to be forgotten.

    And here are some more stories on that dramatic game:

  10. McLeish leaves after just 12 games

    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport Scotland

    Alex McLeish has left his position as Scotland head coach by mutual consent.

    The 60-year-old took on a second spell in charge in February last year but has been under pressure because of recent poor results and performances.

    Alex McLeish
  11. Most dramatic game ever?

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    SMS Message: Haven't cried since the birth of my boy but I wept in the away end last night . Best night of my life (maybe don't tell my wife) from Nigel, Battersea
    Nigel, Battersea
    SMS Message: Still speechless from last night. Hopefully in a few months I'll find the right words to sum up yesterday's game. from Bilal M
    Bilal M
    SMS Message: That game was crazy but do you know what's more crazy? Ajax or Tottenham are going to be in the Champions League final! What were the odds of that in August I wonder? from Tom, Kent
    Tom, Kent
  12. BreakingMcLeish leaves Scotland job

    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport Scotland

    BBC Scotland has learned Alex McLeish has left his position as manager of Scotland by mutual consent.

    He took on a second spell in charge in February last year but has been under pressure due to recent poor results and performances.

  13. VAR - good or bad?

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    SMS Message: City fans are quick to moan about VAR but are quick to forget about the 'penalty' they were gifted in the first leg. Didn't hear them complaining then! Ps neither Llorente nor Rose's from the first leg were handball. from Alex, Norfolk
    Alex, Norfolk
    SMS Message: Some people saying var loss is harsh, but cold reality is city had a pen saved away, lost that game without scoring and let in 3 at home. from Ian
    Ian
  14. Has incredible finish changed way you feel about VAR?

    Man City 4-3 Tottenham (Agg: 4-4 - Tottenham win on away goals)

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola called it "cruel"; Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said "That is why we love football... anything can happen."

    Both men lost their jackets in the bedlam of Raheem Sterling's disallowed injury-time goal - the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) ruling it out for offside and sending Spurs through to the Champions League semi-finals on the away goals rule.

    Spurs players had been laid flat out on their back. The Etihad erupted. Guardiola had sprinted off down the touchline in celebration. Then he looked up at the big screen showing 'goal review', sank to his knees and put his head in his hands.

    The stadium went silent. Then despair. Now the away end erupted.

    Has there ever been a more dramatic end to a game of football? Was this a turning point for VAR in the mind of football fans?

    Click here to have your say on just how negative or positive you now feel about VAR.

    VAR announcement at Etihad Stadium
  15. 'You don't want a player obsessed with the negatives'

    Man City v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Sports psychologist, Professor Craig Mahoney, also said that Pep Guardiola must consider making changes to his personnel for Saturday's game.

    Asked if the Manchester City players can't let Wednesday's game go, he replied: "In that case you drop them for the match on Saturday and spend a bit more time working on them so they're ready for the game after that.

    "You don't want a player who is obsessed with 'why did we lose? What could I have done better?' and all the negative thoughts that come with that.

    "Younger players are the most susceptible to that, or players towards the end of their career. That's when their mental faculties are not quite as strong."

  16. 'There'll be a period of reflection for City'

    Man City 4-3 Tottenham (Agg: 4-4 - Tottenham win on away goals)

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Indeed, sports psychologist, Professor Craig Mahoney, added on BBC Radio 5 Live: "There'll be a period of reflection. That will have started last night.

    "The manager will have taken the team aside at the end of the match and had a private conversation with the group as a whole and with players individually.

    "He'll have started to work on what's required, which is a set of mental skills. The players are physically and technically able so it's the mental skills that become important now, in enabling them to release this game and let it go, to thought-stop any negative aspects of recollection of the game.

    "Thought-stopping is a technique. You say 'park that, let it go. What's the positive we can take from the game?'"

  17. 'We have to react' - Guardiola

    Man City v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Manchester City

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has already addressed the issue of how big a blow their Champions League exit will be to the rest of their campaign.

    City, who have already won the Carabao Cup, will play Watford in the FA Cup final on 18 May and are two points behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race, with a game in hand.

    Tottenham are the highest-placed team of City's five remaining league opponents.

    "We have to react on Saturday," said Guardiola.

    "But don't think too much right now, sleep as much as possible and then we will prepare for the game."

    Pep Guardiola
  18. Pochettino set to face media

    Man City v Tottenham (Sat, 12:30 BST)

    Amid all the drama, it would be easy to forget that Manchester City and Tottenham face each other again at Etihad Stadium this Saturday for a crucial game in the Premier League title race.

    Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is set to speak to the media later ahead of that game and I'm sure he'll be asked if his side can deliver again.

    As for City, how will they react to going out of the Champions League and seeing their dream of winning an unprecedented quadruple come to a dramatic end?

  19. 'The emotions would have been phenomenal'

    Man City 4-3 Tottenham (Agg: 4-4 - Tottenham win on away goals)

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Sports psychologist, Professor Craig Mahoney, speaking about the dramatic Champions League game at Etihad Stadium: "The emotions that the managers and the players would have been going through as each goal was scored would have been quite phenomenal.

    "To keep it together was very impressive on the part of both teams, to be able to say 'we can win this', and Manchester City almost did at the end with the disallowed VAR goal.

    "If you watched the managers on the sideline you could see they were experiencing the same emotions and ups and downs as well.

    "It'll be important now for both managers to prepare their players for this coming weekend, making sure that the players are focused enough to take the field."

  20. Very Amazing Reactions due to the Video Assistant Referee

    Man City 4-3 Tottenham (Agg: 4-4 - Tottenham win on away goals)

    Wednesday's game was not the first time that players, managers and fans have been sent on an emotional rollercoaster because of the Video Assistant Referee.

    Click here to see some more Very Amazing Reactions.

    This one from Pep Guardiola makes the cut...

    Pep Guardioila