It is a true coming together of the haves and have-nots of modern football. This year's French Cup final will be contested between the mega-rich behemoth of Paris Saint-Germain and the third division minnows of Les Herbiers. While Les Herbiers are far from the first lower league side to reach the French showpiece, nobody has ever come up against opponents with such mighty resources as PSG.
Barcelona squad 'turned on Valverde' after shock Roma defeat with one senior player telling him: 'Boss, this was a game for physical players'
Barcelona's players turned on manager Ernesto Valverde after their shock Champions League exit at the hands of Roma, according to reports in Spain. Despite leading 4-1 after the first leg at the Nou Camp, Barca were beaten 3-0 in Italy to exit at the quarter final stage on away goals. The players reportedly pinned the blame for this humiliation squarely on Valverde, talling him he should have set them up to deal with Roma's physical strengths.
All on red? Arsenal stars have team-bonding night at casino as they bid to finish on a high after gambling on Europa League
Arsenal's players gathered for a team bonding session at Barracuda Casino on Wednesday night as they look to round off their season with Europa League glory. A total of 19 first-team players were seen leaving the venue shortly after midnight as they look to put some poor recent results behind them and focus on ending the season with silverware. Aaron Ramsey, Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Per Mertesacker were all seen on Baker Street and Gunners fans will hope they left with more of a winning feeling than what they arrived with.
Salah helps launch Liverpool's new kit in countdown to Roma clash as Henderson reveals 'dream' of lifting Champions League
Mohamed Salah (left) was among the Liverpool stars that helped launch their new kit this morning. The Reds, who are chasing Champions League glory ahead of Tuesday's first leg of the semi-final with Roma, will wear this strip in their final Premier League game of the season. Captain Jordan Henderson (centre, with Adam Lallana, Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino) also wore the new strip as he revealed his dream of lifting the Champions League trophy in Kiev next month. Meanwhile, James Milner poked fun at being snubbed for the kit launch (inset).
Guardiola poses with 81 Man City players and staff before delivering victory speech to mark winning Premier League title
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has posed with 81 club workers including players, coaches and administrative staff before delivering a jubilant victory speech as Premier League title celebrations continue. Players from the Spaniard's winning squad sat on a training pitch as they were joined by his backroom team and even office workers at the Etihad Campus. City defender Kyle Walker paid tribute to the whole team behind the club's Premier League title success by sharing the image.
Man City stars arrive for training as champions target Chelsea's record Premier League tally ahead of run-in
Pep Guardiola's side have been getting used to the title of 'Premier League champions' this week after they were handed the crown on a plate by rivals Manchester United on Sunday. Having wrapped up the title with five games still to contest, Guardiola's men arrived for training a stress-free side.
Does the boss look happy with you? Pogba and Mourinho have awkward exchange as United manager orders star BACK from tunnel to sit on bench behind him after being substituted
KIERAN GILL AT THE VITALITY STADIUM: As subbed Paul Pogba approached the bench, Mourinho motioned for him to sit down (1) before applauding (2). Instead, Pogba headed for the tunnel after shaking hands with some of the backroom staff. He was quickly called back (3) and took his place behind Mourinho (4).
Sturridge shows off £150,000 Rolls Royce key bracelet that features solid meteorite with precious stones
Sturridge took to Instagram to show off his diamond-encrusted Arago Alpha Senturion Key that is worn as a bracelet. Each key, which can sync with a range of the world's most expensive cars such as Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Bentley and McLaren, features the combination of a solid meteorite core with precious stones.
Khan vows to return to world champion form ahead of Lo Greco showdown: 'I'm back to where I do my best… in the ring'
NEW Khan also partially buried the hatchet with the little-known Phil Lo Greco, who had angered Bolton's former Olympic silver medallist and two-time world champion with raw references to his past marital problems. With Liverpool's 9,000-seat Echo Arena sold out for his comeback on Saturday night, Khan responded to a more courteous prediction of victory by Lo Greco by saying: 'There's more respect this time and we will put on a great performance.'
Kylian Mbappe bagged a brace as Paris St Germain beat 10-man Caen 3-1 in their Coupe de France semi-final to set up a final showdown with third-tier Les Herbiers. The capital club now have the chance to complete the domestic quadruple in next month's final when they come up against Les Herbiers, who beat Chambly on Tuesday.
LeBron's flying start! Star scores first 13 points as Cleveland Cavaliers level their NBA play-off against Indiana Pacers
LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to level their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. Dazzling from the start, James scored the game's first 13 points and had 29 at half-time, dominating the way he has in so many previous post-seasons. But in a season in which nothing has been easy for them, the Cavs were lucky that Indiana's Victor Oladipo missed a wide-open 3-pointer that would have tied it with 27 seconds left. Kevin Love scored 15, but Cleveland's All-Star center injured his left hand, the same one he broke earlier this season, with 3:43 left. Love's status could affect the remainder of this series - and perhaps Cleveland's season.
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Ronaldo mocked by fans for 'doing a Harry Kane' after Real star claims goal against Bilbao despite minimal touch
Fans have accused Cristiano Ronaldo of being 'Harry Kane 2.0' after he claimed Real Madrid's late equaliser against Athletic Bilbao. Ronaldo flicked in Luka Modric's 88th-minute shot to snatch a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu on Wednesday evening. It was only the slightest touch, but it was enough for the Portuguese superstar to claim the goal - and the adulation of his team mates and the Real fans.
'Always in worst moment... you can give me a fine!': Conte's press conference interrupted by phone call from his wife
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte left the media in stitches on Wednesday after a phonecall from his wife interrupted his pre-match press conference. The Italian coach is preparing his struggling Blues side for their trip to Burnley, with the boss knowing a loss on Thursday will further dampen their chances of finishing in the top four this season. And he was midway through talking about Marcos Alonso's availability — the left back has been hit by the FA with a violent conduct charge — when his phone began to ring.
Juventus' Serie A lead is cut to just four points as they are held and Napoli win while Lazio edge Fiorentina in seven-goal thriller
SERIE A ROUND-UP: Juventus saw their lead at the top of Serie A cut to four points after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Crotone and Napoli came from behind to beat Udinese 4-2. It was looking good for Massimiliano Allegri's men when Alex Sandro headed in a cross from Douglas Costa after 17 minutes.
Sturridge is latest footballer to be stitched up by Ferdinand as West Brom striker attempts iconic dance in public
Daniel Sturridge was Rio Ferdinand's latest stitch-up as the ex-Manchester United defender had the England striker showing off his famous dance moves in public. Ferdinand is a renowned prank artist on fellow footballers and has previously stitched up United and England team-mates ahead of big international tournaments.
While talks to book a heavyweight showdown with Deontay Wilder rumble on, Anthony Joshua is in no mood to let his physical condition level out. But, judging by his latest social media update from the gym, his work outs outside of training for a fight are still far beyond what most fitness enthusiasts would endure. The 28-year-old uploaded a video to his Instagram story on Wednesday of him undergoing a strenuous neck workout.
Pacquiao says he's 'not closing the door' on Roach as he considers installing Fernandez as his coach for Matthysse showdown
Manny Pacquiao has not decided on the fate of his long-time American trainer Freddie Roach, as he prepares for his July bout against Argentine welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association (WBA) crown in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 'First, I would like to clarify about that issue with Freddie Roach,' the 39-year-old eight-division world champion told a news conference on Wednesday.
How Berahino pressed the self-destruct button: He used to start ahead of Kane for England U21s and Spurs almost signed him... but now he's in Stoke's reserves without a goal in TWO YEARS
When visiting Stoke City’s bet365 Stadium, Gareth Southgate has been known to reminisce about the striker he preferred to Harry Kane in his days as England Under 21 manager. Southgate occasionally asks Stoke executives about Saido Berahino’s progress but is usually told: ‘He needs to behave like a professional.’ The fog around Berahino has been so persistent that it is hard to remember just how sunny his career once seemed.