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What's trending: Klopp evoked Istanbul, City get Real in UCL draw

Here are the latest stories from Friday.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Man City face Real Madrid, while Atletico Madrid play Bayern in Champions League semifinals.

City, in the final four for the first time in their history, will meet Zinedine Zidane's side at the Etihad on April 26 or 27 before making the trip to the Bernabeu the following week.

Bayern boss Pep Guardiola is attempting to win the Champions League for a third time after lifting the trophy with Barcelona 2008-09 and 2010-11.

EUROPA LEAGUE: Liverpool to play Villarreal, Shakhtar play Sevilla in Europa League semifinals. Liverpool will travel to the Estadio El Madrigal to face the Yellow Submarine on April 28, with the return leg at Anfield seven days later.

Sevilla are going for a third successive Europa League title, and a fifth triumph in 11 seasons having also lifted the UEFA Cup in 2005-06 and 2006-07.

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp revealed Liverpool evoked the spirit of Istanbul to secure a place in the Europa League semifinals with a stunning fightback against Borussia Dortmund.

- Liverpool midfielder Emre Can reflected on a magical night at Anfield, where the Reds improbably defeated Borussia Dortmund in their Europe League quarterfinal after being down 3-1 at the hour mark.

- Mamadou Sakho has hailed Liverpool's supporters for helping their side stage a remarkable comeback against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarterfinals.

- Villarreal will aim to lean on their strong home record in their upcoming Europa League semifinal clash with Liverpool, according to ex-Yellow Submarine midfielder Marcos Senna.

DORTMUND: Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels admits his team got nervous in their collapse at Anfield. Speaking to reporters after the match, Hummels lamented Dortmund's mistakes and called the disappointing defeat the team's most painful of the season.

- Dortmund's collapse overshadows stellar play from Reus, Kagawa. Player Ratings >>>

MAN CITY: Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain believes Real Madrid's remarkable comeback against Wolfsburg showed that they can be unstoppable, after the two sides were paired in the Champions League semifinals.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Premier League clubs' combined profits fell year on year but they enjoyed two consecutive seasons in the black for the first time since 1999, with wage costs rising by six percent to top £2 billion last season.

EURO 2016Fabio Coentrao is set to miss the rest of the Ligue 1 season for Monaco and Portugal's European Championship this summer due to a thigh injury.

REAL MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says his side will be favourites in their upcoming Champions League semifinal with Manchester City, but his full focus for now is on Saturday afternoon's La Liga game at suburban neighbours Getafe.

- Brazil coach Dunga is not backing down in the continuing row over Real Madrid left-back Marcelo's commitment to the national team.

SERIE A: Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain has seen his suspension reduced from four games to three, which means he can play in the April 25 game against Roma.

ALETICO MADRID: Atletico Madrid will aim to keep upsetting the odds in their Champions League semifinal against Bayern Munich, according to club spokesperson Clemente Villaverde.

BAYERN MUNICH: Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has said he hopes Pep Guardiola can leave the club "through the big gate" by winning the Champions League.

BARCELONA: Former Spain and Barcelona midfield great Xavi has countered claims that he said Cristiano Ronaldo was not intelligent as compared to Lionel Messi.

- Xavi  also admitted that he misses life as a Barcelona player, having spent a year away from Spain in the Qatar Stars League.

ARSENAL: Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp says the Gunners' defensive issues are preventing them from winning the Premier League, but backed Arsene Wenger to deliver more trophies if he stays at the club.

Arsene Wenger has yet to decide whether to restore Petr Cech and Per Mertesacker to the lineup against Crystal Palace this weekend, but acknowledged his team needs to shore up their aerial defence.

- Jack Wilshere needs at least one more game with Arsenal's under-21s before being considered for a first-team return,  Wenger has said.

MAN UNITEDManchester United manager Louis van Gaal refused to draw parallels between Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo, saying it was like comparing "apples with pears."

- Wayne Rooney will play "more minutes" when Manchester United face Aston Villa on Saturday, manager Louis van Gaal has said.

- Michael Carrick is backing teenage star Marcus Rashford to realise his full potential after an outstanding start to his first-team career. A source says Rashford could soon be called into the England under-21s.

- Timothy Fosu-Mensah believes Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is possibly the best goalkeeper in the world after the Spaniard's standout performance in United's 2-1 defeat of West Ham in their FA Cup quarterfinal replay on Wednesday.

REAL MADRID: Former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has warned the club that they should not rely on "second chances" in the Champions League.

LEICESTER: Leicester players again dominate the shortlist for an end-of-season accolade after Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante were nominated for the Player of the Year prize at the Facebook Football Awards.

SWANSEA: The American consortium keen to take over Swansea look set to accept a restructured deal to buy around 60 percent of the Premier League club.

ASTON VILLA: Gabriel Agbonlahor could have played his last game for Aston Villa after caretaker boss Eric Black hinted his exile may last longer than two weeks.

LIGUE 1: French football will introduce a relegation/promotion playoff between Ligue 1 and 2 from next season, the LFP has announced.

MLS: LA Galaxy midfielder Nigel de Jong was suspended three games for his ugly tackle on Portland's Darlington Nagbe last weekend, despite only getting a yellow card on the play.

- Garber has officially announced that the league will expand to 28 teams, and said "we hope and expect" that one of the teams in the next wave will be the Sacramento Republic of the USL.

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