Suspended UEFA president Michel
Platini said he was more optimistic of having his six-year
ban from soccer overturned after his appeal hearing at
sport's highest tribunal on Friday, with a decision due
within 10 days.
After a season straight out of
the fevered imagination of a movie scriptwriter, Leicester
City manager Claudio Ranieri is asking his men to seal their
"once in a lifetime" Premier League triumph with a Hollywood
flourish at Old Trafford.
Manchester City will be without playmaker David Silva for two
to three weeks, ensuring he will definitely miss this week's
Champions League semi-final second leg tie at Real Madrid,
manager Manuel Pellegrini said.
Villarreal's Adrian Lopez produced a stinging sucker punch in
stoppage time to leave Liverpool reeling and move the
Spaniards closer to a maiden European final after their
Europa League last four first leg clash finished 1-0.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli is facing a
three-match ban after he was charged with violent conduct
having appeared to punch West Bromwich Albion's Claudio Yacob
in Monday's Premier League game.
Tottenham's Hotspur's Premier League title hopes are hanging
by a thread after a 1-1 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion
left Leicester City tantalisingly close to being crowned
champions of England for the first time.