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March 31, 2022 at 1:54 p.m. EDT

Special report on the women of Barcelona

It was a historic night last night at Camp Nou. The Barcelona women have qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League after their victory against Real Madrid.

What made it special was that it was in front of a record crowd of 91,553 fans.

Charlotte Harpur has provided a detailed report on how Barcelona women have built a winning identity over the past 20 years.

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

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Special feature: Barcelona Women – building a winning identity in 20 years

March 31, 2022 at 1:32 p.m. EDT

NEWS: Cesar Azpilicueta triggers one-year contract extension with Chelsea

Cesar Azpilicueta has triggered a one-year extension to his contract at Chelsea after appearing in a number of games this season.

The Spaniard’s contract was set to expire this summer and Barcelona are in talks to sign him on a free transfer.

However, a performance-related clause in his existing deal has now been exercised. It is understood he reached the required number of appearances earlier this month to ensure his deal, which was signed in December 2018, was automatically extended until the summer of 2023.

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Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 31, 2022 at 1:04 p.m. EDT

Wolfsburg take early lead against Arsenal

Jill Roord put Wolfsburg ahead after just nine minutes in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Arsenal struggled to get the ball out of their own half.

They’re going to have to work hard if they want to at least find an equalizer.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 31, 2022 at 12:20 p.m. EDT

NEWS: Rangers cancel friendly against rivals Celtic in Australia

Rangers have canceled their November friendly against rivals Celtic.

The Ibrox club announced last month that they would compete in a four-team tournament called the Sydney Super Cup with Celtic and A-League sides Sydney FC and Sydney Wanderers.

It would have been the first time an Old Firm game had taken place on foreign soil.

To read the full story, click here.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 31, 2022 at 12:01 EDT

NEWS: Leicester’s Ndidi ruled out for remainder of season

Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

The Nigeria international, 25, required surgery after injuring his knee in Leicester’s 2-1 loss to Rennes in the Europa Conference League on March 17.

Rodgers, speaking ahead of Leicester’s visit to Manchester United, said of Ndidi: “He has undergone surgery and will be looking to return in June. Grandpa Mendy arrived, thought he left last summer but he came back and he was always professional.

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Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 31, 2022 at 11:35 a.m. EDT

NEWS: Liverpool sign Celtic teenager Ben Doak

Liverpool have secured the signing of young Celtic winger Ben Doak for a fee of around £600,000.

Athletic revealed earlier this month that the Premier League title contenders are in pole position to land the highly rated 16-year-old.

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Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 31, 2022 at 11:10 a.m. EDT

NEWS: Premier League confirm reintroduction of five subs

The Premier League have come out in favor of reintroducing five substitutes from the start of the 2022-23 season.

Elite clubs were able to use five substitutes when the Premier League returned in May 2020 after the break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here to find out more.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 31, 2022 at 10.50 a.m. EDT

NEWS: Phillips and Cooper back in contention for Leeds

Both Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper are in contention to start for Leeds in Saturday’s game against Southampton.

The pair have not started for Leeds since their 2-2 draw with Brentford on December 5. The duo picked up injuries in that match, picking up hamstring issues.

Head coach Jesse Marsch confirmed that at least one of the two players could play from the start at Elland Road.

For his press quotes, click here.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 31, 2022 at 10:33 a.m. EDT

NEWS: Sheffield United post £9.5million profit

Sheffield United recorded a profit of £9.5m in the financial year which saw the club relegated from the Premier League, The Athletic can exclusively reveal.

The surplus is the second in a row recorded by United, which made a profit of £17.5m in the 2019-20 financial year.

For the full story, click here.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 31, 2022 at 8:53 a.m. EDT

Saka returns to Arsenal training

But Aaron Ramsdale and Takehiro Tomiyasu will both be doubts for Monday’s game against Crystal Palace.

Saka, 20, tested positive for COVID-19 during the international break, which saw him miss England’s friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast.

Ramsdale missed the 1-0 win over Aston Villa, while 23-year-old right-back Tomiyasu has been out of action since January. Ramsdale has a hip injury, while Tomiyasu suffered strains in both of his calves.

Read the full story here

Amitai Winehouse

Amitai Winehouse·

Editor-in-Chief, News

March 31, 2022 at 7:38 EDT

Special feature: Barcelona Women – building a winning identity in 20 years

Athleticism Charlotte Harpur has set her sights on the Barcelona women’s team.

She picked a good game to witness 91,553 awe-inspiring fans, a world record for a women’s game, crammed into the Camp Nou to see Barcelona beat Real Madrid 5-2 on the night and 8-3 on aggregate.

Read his special report by clicking on the link below.

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

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Special feature: Barcelona Women – building a winning identity in 20 years

March 31, 2022 at 7:23 a.m. EDT

FIFA didn’t offer a biennial World Cup — Gianni Infantino

Gianni Infantino insisted that FIFA had not put forward the idea of ​​a World Cup every two years.

The World Cup is currently played every four years, but former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who is now FIFA’s head of global football development, is among those who believe it should be transformed in a biennial tournament.

Fans of the game are happy with the current four-year gap and Infantino said football’s world governing body is not looking to change that.

Click here to read the full story.

(Photo: Alexander Hassenstein – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 31, 2022 at 05:44 EDT

Ruud van Nistelrooy will replace Roger Schmidt as PSV coach at the end of the season

Former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy will become manager of PSV Eindhoven next season.

Roger Schmidt will step down at the end of the season when his contract expires and Van Nistelrooy has agreed a deal which will last until 2025. He scored 62 goals in 67 league appearances for PSV before joining Manchester United in 2001.

“It’s always been my dream to be PSV head coach,” said Van Nistelrooy, who scored 95 goals in 150 Premier League appearances and won a league title during his time at United. This role will be his first senior executive position.

Click here to read the full story.

(Photo: Joris Verwijst/Agence BSR/Getty Images)

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 31, 2022 at 04:34 EDT

Manchester United and Liverpool to meet in pre-season in Thailand as Premier League duo resume tour

Manchester United and Liverpool will meet in Thailand as the Premier League duo resume a major pre-season tour for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak.

The pandemic has kept rivals United and Liverpool from touring their favorite destinations in Australia, Asia and America for the past two summers.

Athleticism revealed in February that Manchester United were due to face Liverpool in pre-season.

Click here to read the full report.

(Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 31, 2022 at 03:23 EDT

Hello and welcome

Attention now turns to the Premier League with plenty to play for in England’s top flight.

A single point separates leaders Manchester City and second-placed Liverpool, with both sides having nine games to play in the Premier League.

It will be interesting to see who emerges victorious between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League. They also participate in the FA Cup and the Champions League. Game on.

Anthony Hay

Anthony Hay·

EPL Staff Editor

March 30, 2022 at 5:21 p.m. EDT

That’s all for today!

Thank you for logging into today’s news blog. We’ll be back tomorrow with more news as the return of the Premier League draws closer.

Good evening!

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. EDT

PSG v Bayern Munich

It’s been a tight game so far between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.

It’s currently 1-1 in the evening with halftime approaching.

The hosts lead 3-2 on aggregate.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 3:06 p.m. EDT

Barcelona qualify for the Champions League semi-finals

What a night at Nou Camp!

Hosts Barcelona beat Real Madrid 5-2 on the night to win 8-3 on aggregate.

The Champions League action doesn’t stop there. Paris Saint-Germain host Bayern Munich at 8pm BST.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

March 30, 2022 at 2:32 p.m. EDT

World record for participation in a women’s football match

An incredible feat tonight in women’s football as Barcelona hosted Real Madrid at the Camp Nou.

A world record attendance of 91,553 fans attended the match, making it the highest attended women’s football match.

Holly Percival

Holly Percival·

Junior Editor, News

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