LIVE Football News: West Ham & Rangers In UEL Quarter-Final Action – The Sportsman


Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you all the biggest updates from across the beautiful game, throughout the day. There will be plenty of reaction to last night's Champions League action as the four semi-finalists have been confirmed. Plus there will be build-up to tonight's Europa League quarter-final second legs with West Ham United and Rangers both in action.
Both lead 2-0. 
West Ham are 3-1 up on aggregate. Rangers lead 2-1. Massive 45 minutes ahead for both sides. 
Stats taken from FBref. 
His side are on a terrible run thats seen them lose five of their last six games. 
Aston Villa are not messing about…
The 30-year-old Frenchman has not reported for duty at London Colney despite their game against Southampton being less than 48 hours away. 
Speaking to Gary Neville on The Overlap, Steven Gerrard named Mo Salah, Bruno Fernandes and Kevin De Bruyne as his three favourite players in the Premier League currently playing. 
This could be interesting…
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano opens up on a potential move for Richarlison by Man Utd, after the Brazilian signed with new representatives. 
The famous Brazilian club that national legends Pele and Neymar played for, turns 110 today.
Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently out injured but his playing career remains uncertain. His current AC Milan deal expires in June.
Barcelona will be backed by a full house in their Europa League quarter-final clash with Eintracht Frankfurt this evening.
For those interested…
Back Rowers, left to right: David Hirst (Sheffield Wednesday), Lee Sharpe (Man Utd), Tony Daley (Aston Villa), Vinnie Jones (Chelsea), Mark Wright (Liverpool), John Wark (Ipswich Town), Tim Flowers (Southampton), Tim Sherwood (Blackburn Rovers)
Middle Rowers, left to right: Ian Brightwell (Man City), Ian Butterworth (Norwich City), Hans Segers (Wimbledon), Andy Pearce (Coventry City), Carl Bradshaw (Sheffield Utd), Gordon Durie (Spurs), David Hillier (Arsenal)
Front Rowers, left to right: Gary Charles (Nottingham Forest), Andy Ritchie (Oldham), John Salako (Crystal Palace), Andy Sinton (QPR), Andy Kernaghan (Middlesbrough), Gordon Strachan (Leeds), Peter Beardsley (Everton) 
UEFA are set to take action after the ugly scenes witnessed at the Wanda Metropolitano between Atletico Madrid and Manchester City in the Champions League.
Dmitri Payet has still got it!
Como's Councillor of Sports, Paolo Annoni has announced on Facebook that a move for Jack Wilshere is in the works. They previously couldn't sign the Englishman due to restrictions on non-EU players.
Man Utd left-back Luke Shaw could miss the rest of the season after an operation has left him in rehab for longer than expected. 
According to reports, Ghana are close to agreeing a new deal with Otto Addo to lead them at the World Cup later this year.
There was plenty of drama at the end of the Atletico Madrid – Man City clash, with some of the tunnel aggro getting caught on camera…
Wales are one of four countries that have bid to host the UEFA Nations League Finals in the summer of 2023. They line up alongside Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland. 
A former French referee believes that great goals shouldn't be ruined by VAR, giving the advantage to the 'beauty' of a goal rather than giving in to contentious decisions. A bold take.
The Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp knows Unai Emery's Villarreal will be a tough opponent in the Champions League semi-finals.
Former Columbia captain & Real Madrid star Freddy Rincon has died, aged 55, after a traffic collision. Rest in peace. 


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