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Dundalk licking their wounds after Champions League exit but ready for Bratislava challenge
Vinny Perth’s men face Slovan Bratislava in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie.
# looking well
'Physically, he's a freak. He's in ridiculous condition — a stone lighter than he was'
Cork City manager John Cotter paid tribute to Mark O’Sullivan, who has recently returned to the club.
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Ireland U19s set for Euros opener against Norway side managed by Premier League veteran
Tom Mohan’s side kick off their campaign in Armenia today.
# spygate
'Take my word of honour': Brazil manager denies using drone to spy on Peru at Copa America
Amid accusations of spying, Tite has denied that he used a drone to watch his opponent’s training.
# Rory
McIlroy hopes regained 'freedom' leads to fast start at US Open as he chases first major since 2014
After an impressive win at the Canadian Open, the 30-year-old is eyeing more glory at Pebble Beach.
# status
Defending US Open champion Koepka still trying to prove the doubters wrong
With four majors in two years, the American is still trying to show he’s a force to be reckoned with.
# keep up
McIlroy's major success a 'driving factor' for Spieth ahead of US Open
Brooks Koepka and McIlroy have both won one major more than the Texan.
# out of sorts
Deschamps defends Mbappe after intense criticism
The PSG man was below his usual standard on Saturday, but he was no worse than his French team-mates, insists the World Cup-winning coach.
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Old issues of style of play raised again ahead of must-win clash with Gibraltar
Mick McCarthy bristled slightly on Ireland’s need to play open, expansive football ahead of tonight’s game in Dublin.
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'They’ve shown this year already that they’re more than a match for anybody in the league'
Here’s what’s on the menu tonight in the SSE Airtricity League.
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A draw will do just fine as qualifying campaign gets serious against Denmark
Mick McCarthy faces the biggest test of his second Irish reign in Copenhagen tonight.
# we meet again
Van Dijk: Kane's fitness held him back in Champions League final
The pair could meet again when England face Netherlands in the Nations League tomorrow.
# hot prospect
Teen sensation linked with Man United and City 'ready' to shine for Portugal
Joao Felix looks set to be Portuguese football’s next superstar, but Fernando Santos is keen to point out his country is never shy of talent.
# Claim
Champions League success will mean more at Spurs than Man United – Pochettino
The Argentine coach was linked with a move to the Red Devils before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent appointment.
# Ready to go
'Yes, he's ready' - Roberto Firmino fit for Champions League final, confirms Klopp
Jurgen Klopp confirmed the Brazilian forward is fit to face Tottenham in Madrid tomorrow evening.
# Reds
'We'll be unstoppable' - Alexander-Arnold says first trophy will lead to Liverpool dominance
A Champions League win could lead to a period of sustained success for the Reds, according to one of their young stars.
# cup glory
Valverde keen to keep Barca focus on Copa final, not his future
Lionel Messi, meanwhile, claimed his sixth European Golden Shoe on Friday night.
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Leinster have chance to finish with a bang in Glasgow's Celtic Park
Dave Rennie’s side should prove a difficult proposition on home soil.
# Concern
Another Champions League final loss would be hard on Klopp – Mourinho
The Portuguese has been speaking about the prospect of the Liverpool manager losing a third European Cup final.
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Chance for Cork City to do Dundalk a rare favour as season passes midway point
City travel to Tallaght this evening, while the champions and leaders play host to St Patrick’s Athletic.
# The Gaffer
Jorginho: I'd be surprised if Sarri left Chelsea
Recent speculation has linked Sarri with Juventus.
# not there
Luis Enrique backed by Spain despite continued absence for family reasons
The federation’s bosses insist there is no plan to replace him.
# d day
Klopp: Liverpool must manage 'emotional and mental effects' of European comeback
The Reds can secure their first Premier League title on Sunday, but Jurgen Klopp is wary of the impact of their amazing Barcelona victory.
# Under Pressure
'It's like The Great Escape with Steve McQueen. They catch him every time he tries to escape. I feel the same'
Ernesto Valverde compared trying to forget Barcelona’s shock defeat to Liverpool to The Great Escape.
# Decider
Leinster's fifth star? Saracens' third title? A nail-biter awaits in Newcastle
The Heineken Champions Cup finalists are extremely evenly-matched.
# Boys who cried Wolves
'It's only pain!' - Klopp delivers positive update on Liverpool's injured stars
Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah are carrying injuries ahead of the visit of Wolves.
# Showtime
Emery tells Arsenal stars embrace the pressure and seal Europa League final spot
The Gunners hold a 3-1 lead heading into the second leg at the Mestalla but the manager wants his team to remain focused.
# Setback
Sarri fears Chelsea transfer ban will ruin title hopes
The Blues were hit with the sanction for breaches of the international transfer rules on minors.
# nothing to lose
Champions League 'miracle' could persuade Pochettino to walk away
The Spurs boss suggested that to win the Champions League with Spurs might prove too tough an act to follow.
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Liverpool seek new 'heroes' with Salah absent against Barcelona
The Reds face mission impossible as they look to overturn a 3-0 first-leg deficit against the Catalan giants this evening.
# sequel ahoy
'You're not funny' - Bielsa hits out at Spygate question before Leeds/Derby rematch
The Leeds boss was unimpressed with a journalist after his side’s 3-2 defeat to Ipswich.
# Unhappy
'Sad' Neymar sensitive to what is said about him, says PSG boss
The Brazilian is facing a ban after appearing to punch a fan, and Thomas Tuchel says the star’s mood is low right now.
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'We will try to do our best' - Rafa Benitez promises no favours for Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp’s title contenders won’t get help from the Magpies this weekend, insists the Spaniard.
# Ambition
Rodgers: 'Even as a young boy, Raheem always knew he wanted to be the best'
Sterling’s move from Liverpool to Manchester City made him unpopular, but Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers knows it has paid off for the forward.
# colby
From Queanbeyan to Barna: Family man Fainga'a shines in Connacht
The openside flanker has become a key player for Andy Friend’s side since joining from the Rebels.
# Rough patch
Man United to stick with out-of-sorts De Gea as number two Romero suffers injury
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists that a series of costly mistakes have not damaged the Spaniard’s confidence.
# Best of Enemies
Ronaldo will be 'fired up' by Messi's success
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri also spoke about Aaron Ramsey’s imminent move from Arsenal.
# unpleasant memories
Salah: Last season's Champions League anguish 'still hurts'
Having come off injured during last year’s final defeat, the Egyptian will have extra motivation when Liverpool take on Barcelona in their semi this evening.
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Jurgen Klopp criticises journalists' 's*** stories' ahead of Barcelona clash
The Liverpool boss was unhappy with coverage of his comments about the Camp Nou.
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There's a simple reason for Man United's dramatic loss of form
The out-of-sorts Red Devils have come up against good teams on a consistent basis of late.