4 most surprising aspects of Liverpool's unlikely triumph
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4 most surprising aspects of Liverpool's unlikely triumph

The stage wasn’t set for a comeback. The powers seemed to conspire against Liverpool, who had to score four goals against Barcelona without Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.…

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Can Atletico Madrid survive a mass exodus this summer?
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Can Atletico Madrid survive a mass exodus this summer?

MADRID – There isn’t much around the Wanda Metropolitano. Skeletons of buildings that are under construction loom near the stadium, but there are no workers to be seen.…

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There's no better place than Betis to unlock Lainez's unbridled potential
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There's no better place than Betis to unlock Lainez's unbridled potential

SEVILLE – Listicles covering the world’s best young players often contain a glaring omission. Naturally, Kylian Mbappe tops most rundowns, where he rules over the likes of Matthijs…

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How Real Betis overcame turmoil to challenge cup-hoarding rivals Sevilla
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How Real Betis overcame turmoil to challenge cup-hoarding rivals Sevilla

SEVILLE – In the modern era, fans tend to view splurges in the transfer market as proof of their club’s ambition. Real Betis haven’t shied from such investments…

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Why El Gran Derbi is Spain's greatest rivalry
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Why El Gran Derbi is Spain's greatest rivalry

SEVILLE – Jese Rodriguez wore the expression of a fatigued flamenco dancer in bad shoes when he scurried to the bench after 74 minutes. The Real Betis attacker…

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Questions facing each Champions League quarterfinalist after 1st leg
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Questions facing each Champions League quarterfinalist after 1st leg

Progress to the Champions League semifinals hangs in the balance. Considering the evidence from the first leg of the quarterfinals, theScore answers the most pressing questions facing the…

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How each Champions League underdog can pull off an upset
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How each Champions League underdog can pull off an upset

By the time the dust settled and the names of the remaining eight sides were plucked from their respective spheres of destiny, one storyline was abundantly clear: The…

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Champions League Power Rankings: How the quarterfinalists stack up
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Champions League Power Rankings: How the quarterfinalists stack up

And then there were eight. The Champions League field has once again been whittled down, with a rousing round of comebacks and surprises leaving some of Europe’s marquee…

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Real Madrid's U-turn proves Zidane was right all along
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Real Madrid's U-turn proves Zidane was right all along

Zinedine Zidane knew when to leave and, it turns out, when to come back. It was clear last May that Real Madrid weren’t as indomitable as they let…

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End of an era: It's time for an overhaul at Real Madrid
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End of an era: It's time for an overhaul at Real Madrid

If there was any question Real Madrid’s squad requires a massive overhaul, those doubts were dispelled Tuesday in the Spanish capital. An inspired and insatiable Ajax side ripped…

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