Champions League: How Manchester City can dump out Real Madrid

Manchester City welcome Real Madrid to the Etihad Stadium tonight for their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg. The fixture is undoubtedly one of the biggest games in City’s recent history as they look to reach their first ever European final by gaining an advantage in their home leg tonight. When the draw was made many would think that drawing the ten time Champions League winners would be a fan’s worst nightmare. However, Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid side have shown more than enough vulnerability to suggest they can be toppled.
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Euro 2016: Nice city guide

Nice, the capital of the Cote d’Azur is a very popular tourist destination for many Europeans, especially among the British. Nice is the second most popular French destination after Paris and it is understandable to see why. The city has year-round sunshine and the beaches look set to make it a popular choice for travelling supporters this summer. The city is to host four games throughout the tournament which will see the holders, Spain visit the city, along with Northern Ireland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden and Robert Lewandowski’s Poland sides.
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Euro 2016: Bordeaux city guide

A beautiful city with its world-renowned wine and stunning architecture which has pretty much remained unchanged for the last 200 years, boasting the second largest number of listed buildings outside of Paris. Wine is very much part of the city’s culture and heritage which has become the city’s main source of wealth and fame. Bordeaux is also famous for its trading links, shipbuilding and biotechnology and has a number of attractions for any visitor looking to travel to Bordeaux this summer for the European Championships.
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The rise of Riyad Mahrez

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez has been named PFA Player of the Year. The playmaker has been a shining light in the Premier League this campaign and has tilted Leicester City towards a fairytale Premier League title. The Algerian has scored 17 goals and 11 assists, beating off competition from his team-mates and Premier League rivals in what has been a breathtaking season...Not bad for a player who wasn't picked up by an academy until the age of nineteen.
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Euro 2016: Toulouse city guide

Toulouse, labelled by many as ‘The Pink city’ after the cities terracotta brickwork, is hosting some of Europe’s biggest teams this summer for Euro 2016. Toulouse will welcome the holders Spain, Italy, Wales, Russia, Sweden and Czech Republic during the month long tournament. Located in South-West France, Toulouse is the European capital of aeronautics and innovation and has embraced the technological age in recent years - boasting Europe’s largest space centre. The city has a vibrant university population and is a city steeped in history, as well as being voted the most desirable place to live in France with plenty of bars, pubs and nightclubs to celebrate if your team wins.
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FA Cup Semi-Final: Everton vs Manchester United preview

The FA Cup appears to be the only saving grace for both under-fire managers as Roberto Martinez and Louis Van Gaal contest for a place in the final at Wembley. Roberto Martinez’ position appears to have reached breaking point in a season defining week which has already seen his side lose to Southampton and later humiliated by Liverpool in a damaging 4-0 Merseyside derby defeat at Anfield, as fans begin to lose their patience with the Spaniard. A short distance along the M62 to nearby Manchester, Louis Van Gaal faces a future of uncertainty following another mediocre season. The jury is well and truly out on the Dutchman, who despite looking set to seal a top four finish, an FA Cup triumph still might not be enough to keep him at Old Trafford next season.
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Euro 2016: Saint-Etienne city guide

Saint-Etienne is a traditional French city which prides itself on a rich industrial history. Located in eastern France, Saint-Etienne has some of the most fabulous countryside and architecture that the country has to offer, including the Byzantine Saint Marie church and contemporary art museum housing work by the famous Matisse. Football serves as a break from reality for the local French community. AS Saint-Etienne are an integral part of the city’s identity with the Stade Geoffroy Guichard located at the heart of Saint Etienne as thousands of football fans prepare to desend onto the city which will host Portugal, England and Croatia fans during the month long tournament.
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Premier League round-up: Liverpool thump sorry Everton in derby rout

A rampant Liverpool tore apart a below par Everton side last night at Anfield as they ran out 4-0 winners in Jurgen Klopp’s first Merseyside derby. In the night's other games, there were victories for Manchester United and West Ham United who both continued their push for Champions League qualification with comfortable wins over Crystal Palace and Watford respectively.
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Benitez winning Newcastle hearts

Following Steve McClaren’s sacking in March, Newcastle appeared to be staring into the abyss. Rafael Benitez has the biggest job of his career on his hands if he is to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League and he appears to have got Newcastle United fans believing once more.
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Euro 2016: Lyon city guide

Lyon is the third largest city in France and will be one of the main cities where football supporters will base themselves this summer for Euro 2016. Lyon is one of the most dynamic cities in the country and often referred to as France’s ‘Second City’, after Paris. The city is beautiful with numerous parks and riverbanks running alongside its two main rivers, the Rhone and the Saone, with the old city being listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
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