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Source: The Guradian

Pep Guardiola will be seen as a Champions League failure. But is it fair?

Today 12:41 GMT

This will be the eighth Champions League final in a row not to feature Pep Guardiola – which perhaps should feel as extraordinary as it does.

Why, since Guardiola won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, do his sides keep falling a fraction short? Narrative, Will Storr’s new book The Science of Storytelling argues, is a machine for making sense of the world; it is natural to try to find reason behind the basic incoherence of existence.

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Source: BBC

Premier League title race: How Liverpool avoided 2014-style slip-up against Chelsea

Tuesday 08:59 GMT

Liverpool might have been leading 2-0 at the time, but after constant reminders of the same fixture five years ago when Steven Gerrard's fall gifted Chelsea their opening goal on the way to a victory that undid the Reds' title challenge, it was clear some of the scars remained.

When Andrew Robertson slipped on the Anfield turf late in the second half of Liverpool's victory over Chelsea on Sunday, there was a brief silence as the ghost of 2014 reared its head.


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