Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal vies for the ball with Getafe’s Djene Dakonam (right) during their Spanish League match on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
Mauricio Pochettino used to wince when his pressing game was compared with Jurgen Klopp’s but Tottenham and Liverpool share more than just a love of the chase in their recent fight to join Europe’s elite.
Among the rewards for the Champions League winners on Saturday will be silverware, status and history but the greatest prize awaiting Liverpool or Tottenham might be an end to the agonising wait.
Harry Kane was included in England’s 23-man squad for the Nations League finals announced Monday but Tottenham Hotspur team-mates Harry Winks and Kieran Trippier were both left out.
Max Verstappen will seek to extend his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the world championship at this weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix as the cracks in Mercedes’ armoury widen. The 23-year-old Dutchman heads the defending seven time champion
Qualifier Camila Giorgi took out the last remaining seed in the Eastbourne International at the quarter-final stage, overcoming No.1 Aryna Sabalenka 7-6(5), 0-6, 6-4 in two hours and 18 minutes. A big-hitting battle saw several wild
Jos Buttler saw England to a comfortable eight-wicket win in the first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens on Wednesday as the hosts went 1-0 up in a three-match series. Sri Lanka were restricted to a modest
Brazil continued their winning romp through the Copa America on Wednesday, eking out a controversial 2-1 victory against Colombia after struggling most of the match to answer a magnificent bicycle-kick goal by Luis Diaz.