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Comparing PSG and Les Herbiers ahead of the French Cup final

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 Ernesto Valverde after shock Roma defeat'

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.

Arsene Wenger insists he is unconcerned by dwindling Emirates Stadium attendances, claiming Arsenal games are 'sold out' and that season ticket renewals for 2018-19 are 'outstanding.'

This will amount to 15 traditional six-ball overs plus one 10 ball over, which will radically alter the format including the type of the tournament as it no longer amounts to 20 overs.

Chelsea could turn to a young manager to oversee an upturn in fortunes at Stamford Bridge if, as expected, Antonio Conte departs at the end of the season.

Rafael da Silva has revealed Louis van Gaal ended his Manchester United career in a meeting that lasted just one minute. The Brazilian right-back had been at United for six seasons at the time.

Viewers in the UK and Ireland will only be able to view the New York fortnight via Amazon's Prime Video channel. In recent decades the event has been broadcast either by Sky or Eurosport.

Among the changes are tweaks that will avoid overly penalising heavier drivers and increasing fuel levels in the cars - as well as introducing futuristic technology to the drivers' gloves.

Sportsmail columnist Martin Keown answered your questions as we look forward to the semi-finals of the FA Cup this weekend.

Arsenal stars head to Barracuda Casino in team bonding session

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.

Richarlison only moved to the Premier League last summer in an £11m move from Fluminese but has attracted interest from several clubs around Europe after an impressive debut campaign.

Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta says they are interested in bringing Paul Pogba and Alvaro Morata back to Italy - but only if Chelsea and Manchester United lower their asking prices. 

EXCLUSIVE BY STEVE STAMMERS: Patrick Vieira is a serious contender to return to Arsenal as manager if Arsene Wenger leaves the club at the end of the season.

With over 40,000 runners taking to the capital for the 26.2-mile race in two days, organisers are warning them not to wear inappropriate fancy dress and 'look after their health'.

Liverpool's Mo Salah among stars modelling new 2018/19 home kit

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).

Alonso was deemed to be guilty of violent conduct after planting his left boot into Shane Long's right leg during last Saturday's Premier League meeting between the Saints and Chelsea.

Julio Cesar has revealed Jose Mourinho texted him to say he'd 'stop more shots with one arm' than Iker Casillas, revealing further the feud between the former Real Madrid manager and goalkeeper. 

Cazorla has suffered a series of career threatening injured and has had to undergo multiple operations, resulting in the loss of eight centimetres from the tendon in his right ankle.

Mercedes were strong favourites to clinch the constructors title again before the season started, with Lewis Hamilton expected to claim his fifth championship come the end of the campaign.

Paine was appointed Australia captain in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal, which saw previous skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner stripped of their positions.

Gabriel Mercado and his Sevilla team-mates take on reigning champions Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday night at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano.

Pep Guardiola poses with 81 Manchester City players and staff

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 they target record points tally

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.

NEW Spurs, playing at Wembley this season while their White Hart Lane home is redeveloped, will be on familiar turf — albeit using the away dressing room — but Pochettino insists it will be a level playing field.

The controversial video assistant referee system is set to be used in the tournament for the first time despite heavy criticism of its use in domestic competition.

English Rugby Union's most elite clubs were set to put their proposal to ring-fence the top division and restrict financial losses forward at Thursday's Professional Game Board summit.

Pogba and Mourinho appear at odds during Bournemouth win

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).

Former Premier League referee Graham Poll believes the Red Devils were fortunate to get away with the foul and felt referee Graham Scott did not give it as his view was obstructed.

The BT Sport pundit believes Mourinho should start Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial either side of Romelu Lukaku - rather than allow January signing Alexis Sanchez to take one of the wide roles.

Paul Pogba was on the receiving end of criticism from Paul Scholes on Sunday but the Manchester United legend had nothing but good words to say about the him on Wednesday.

KIERAN GILL AT THE VITALITY STADIUM: Jose Mourinho rang the changes as his team beat Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

Daniel Sturridge dons £150,000 Rolls-Royce key as bracelet

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.

The Molineux club will return to the Premier League next season after clinching automatic promotion from the Championship last weekend.

Klopp jokingly claimed that nobody would have noticed if he and some of his players trained in the nude before their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.

Kiwi Shields has signed to join Wasps and is due to arrive in August once his commitments with the Hurricanes have finished and is qualified for England through his parents.

Barcelona are fast-tracking contract talks with defender Samuel Umtiti in order to fend off interest from Manchester United and plan to insert a whopping €250million (£218m) release clause.

Amir Khan vows to be back to his world champion form ahead of Phil Lo Greco showdown

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.'

Caen 1-3 PSG: Kylian Mbappe scores twice to send PSG to French Cup final

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.

Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon is the most in-demand teenager in the country with Premier League sides Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool all chasing his signature.

Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery says he is unsure if Neymar will play for the club again this season. Neymar fractured his fifth metatarsal on February 25 in PSG's 3-0 win over Marseille.

The Football Association lodged a complaint after Rhian Brewster said he had overheard a Spain player call Morgan Gibbs-White a 'monkey' during the showpiece game in India, which England won.

LeBron James on fire in NBA Playoffs with first 13 points against 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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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo mocked for 'doing a Harry Kane'

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. 

Bong said he was in no doubt about what he heard when the two players clashed during Brighton's 2-0 win at West Bromwich Albion in January and that his 'conscience is clear'.

Campaigners for safe standing expressed astonishment after the Premier League said the case had not been made as a mere five per cent of fans want to be on their feet for an entire match.

Gary Cahill is determined to prove he has a long-term future at Chelsea despite a disappointing season that has seen him dropped by Antonio Conte.

Maurizio Sarri is Chelsea's No 1 target to replace Antonio Conte. Here, Sportsmail have profiled the Napoli manager's career and assessed whether he would be a good fit in west London.

Justin Fashanu, who played for Norwich and Nottingham Forest in the 1980s, came out as gay before he committed suicide in May 1998 at the age of 37.

Paul Scholes criticised the approach of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba by suggesting his performance against West Brom on Sunday was 'disrespectful' to boss Jose Mourinho.

Juventus' Serie A lead is cut to just four points as they are held by Crotone

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.

Daniel Sturridge attempts iconic dance in public for Rio Ferdinand prank

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Hamburg recruitment chief Johannes Spors insists Rangers defender David Bates is no money grabber after reports the 21-year-old demanded £7,500-a-week at Ibrox.

Liverpool fans will be charged £73 to purchase tickets for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Roma next month.

Guardiola secured his first league title with Manchester City and while football remains his main focus, Walker praised his manager for his laid back approach to management.

Crystal Palace will look to offload club-record signing Christian Benteke this summer with the Belgian having scored only twice this season for the Eagles.

EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: The 32-year-old, cousin of Liverpool legend Steven, heroically jumped into action amid scenes he described as 'surreal' during his side's derby match at Rochdale.

The Egypt international took his tally to 40 for the campaign against Bournemouth at the weekend and is only seven short of equalling Rush, who set the mark in 1983-84.

Joshua puts his neck on the line as undergoes gruelling weights workout

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.

Manny Pacquiao says he's 'not closing the door' on Freddie Roach as coach

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.

The tournament got off to a bad start when the draw was delayed by two hours due to technical difficulties, meaning it took place at midday. The action begins on Saturday, with Selby a 10am starter.

Rafael Nadal took just 79 minutes to seal a straightforward comeback victory against Aljaz Bedene in the second round of the Monte-Carlo Masters.

Alvarez blamed the failed tests on contaminated meat. But on Wednesday the Nevada State Athletic Commission gave him a year-long ban with the second six months suspended.

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: C5 also have top pundits Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan on their domestic Test team. It is Hughes who has had to make way for Mitchell.

The world No 2 is incensed by the way event officials responded to her complaints about what she said were death threats made to loved ones by an especially rowdy crowd last month.

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Thompson predicts there will be fireworks at UFC Liverpool but is confident the Darren Till's hometown crowd won't be partying come the end of the night.

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Thursday's meetings at Newmarket, Cheltenham, Ripon and Newcastle.

The daughter of Dubawi hit the front over two furlongs out and comfortably held off Altyn Orda by a length and three quarters without jockey William Buick having to get serious.

How Stoke striker Saido Berahino pressed the self-destruct button

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.

At just 17-years-old, Ryan Sessegnon has become the first player from outside of the top flight to be shortlisted for PFA Young Player of the Year. Let that sink in.

Sportsmail's reporters give their verdict on safe standing after the Premier League backed the Government's stance, saying only a small minority of fans want to stand for an entire game.

The abuse has kept on coming in the past week. Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's tirade against Michael Oliver for awarding Real Madrid a late penalty.

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