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Haaland out to hush critics as Man City aim to repeat Real Madrid heroics

Manchester City are closing in on a second consecutive treble, yet Erling Haaland is still facing criticism as Real Madrid visit the Etihad on Wednesday aiming to exact revenge for their Champions League exit last season.

The 14-time European champions were humbled 4-0 on their visit to Manchester 11 months ago at the semi-final stage as City went on to win the Champions League for the first time, along with the Premier League and FA Cup.

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Bayern boss Tuchel hoping to echo Chelsea run before Arsenal clash

Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel will seek to echo the spirit of 2021's Champions League-winning run with Chelsea in Wednesday's home quarter-final second leg against Arsenal.

Bayern put aside their domestic struggles in the first leg, returning from London with a 2-2 draw, another Harry Kane goal against his old foes and the knowledge victory in Germany will see them through to the final four.

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Women's football coach accused of sexual harassment in Brazil resigns after protests

The male coach of a Brazilian women's football team resigned on Monday after accusations against him of sexual harassment drew league-wide protests.

Kleiton Lima left Santos club in September when the accusations were brought to light by media. He was restored as the women's coach on April 2 when Santos officials said they found no evidence of wrongdoing.

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Pochettino says Chelsea players behaved like 'kids' when squabbling over who took a penalty

An unseemly squabble involving six Chelsea players over who should take a penalty angered manager Mauricio Pochettino because of the message it sent around the world about his squad's behavior.

"You cannot behave like kids," Pochettino said in reference to a minute-long series of bizarre confrontations in the second half of Chelsea's 6-0 victory over Everton in the Premier League on Monday.

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Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to Olympics

In Paris' outskirts, a bright-eyed young girl is eager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to end.

That's because the swimming club where 10-year-old Lyla Kebbi trains will inherit an Olympic pool. It will be dismantled after the Games and trucked from the Olympic race venue in Paris' high-rise business district to Sevran, a Paris-area town with less glitter and wealth. There, the pieces will be bolted back together and — voila ! — Kebbi and her swim team will have a new Olympic-sized pool to splash around in.

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Liverpool loses 1-0 to Crystal Palace in major blow to Premier League title challenge

Liverpool's season is starting to unravel.

A 1-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace damaged Liverpool's Premier League title challenge on Sunday, three days after a 3-0 defeat to Atalanta at Anfield in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals.

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Title-winner Xabi Alonso enjoys special moment as Leverkusen coach and looks to the future

The road leading to Bayer Leverkusen's stadium has a new name. It's Xabi Alonso Avenue, at least to the fans.

It was here that they lined the road to greet the most in-demand coach in world football and his team on their bus ahead of the triumphant 5-0 rout of Werder Bremen on Sunday that sealed Leverkusen's first Bundesliga title.

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Inter and Milan draw ahead of potential title-deciding derby for the Nerazzurri. Ndicka collapses

Inter Milan will need to win the derby against AC Milan in the next round to secure the Serie A title with five games to spare after both teams drew their games on Sunday.

Milan fought back from 3-1 down but could only draw 3-3 at relegation-threatened Sassuolo in an early match on Sunday. That meant that if Inter had beaten struggling Cagliari at home, a draw would have then sufficed at Milan on April 22 to win a 20th league title and earn a second star on the team shirts.

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Bayern faces uncertain future and tough transfer decisions after losing Bundesliga title

Three of Bayern Munich's senior figures did something Sunday that no one at the club had done since 2012.

They congratulated another team on winning the Bundesliga.

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Djokovic eclipses Federer's record for oldest man ranked No. 1 in tennis

Novak Djokovic has surpassed another tennis record once held by Roger Federer, becoming the oldest man to be ranked No. 1 in the ATP Tour's computerized rankings.

Djokovic is 36 — he turns 37 next month — and is now older than Federer was on his last day atop the rankings in June 2018. Monday gives Djokovic 420 total weeks at that spot, extending another mark Federer (who was there for 310 weeks) had at one time before Djokovic broke it.

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