Wednesday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending …
– Liverpool fans were subjected to “heavy-handed” treatment by police and stewards in Seville on Tuesday, supporters’ group Spirit of Shankly (SOS) has said, with UEFA confirming it was aware of the claims.
– Liverpool have only got themselves for the “awful” second-half capitulation, Alberto Moreno has said.
MAN UNITED: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku will avoid the prospect of jail time by compensating police in Los Angeles for their repeated callouts over loud parties in the summer.
– Jose Mourinho has reopened his row with England over Phil Jones by insisting Manchester United’s medical team were not consulted before the defender was given pain-killing injections.
MLS: Columbus Crew manager Gregg Berhalter called Tuesday’s 0-0 tie against Toronto FC in the first leg of the Eastern Conference finals one of the “acceptable results” that he could live with heading into next week’s second leg at BMO Field.
– The Seattle Sounders have the serious upper hand in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference finals after beating the Houston Dynamo 2-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium on Tuesday.
– Phil Foden said “it meant everything” to him to make his first-team debut in the 1-0 Champions League victory over Feyenoord.
– Danny Rose has said he was “fuming” to be left out of the Tottenham squad for Saturday’s North London derby at Arsenal but he denied suggestions of a rift with manager Mauricio Pochettino.
BARCELONA: Ivan Rakitic says Lionel Messi is “part of Barcelona’s badge” but couldn’t say for certain whether the Argentina forward will remain at the club beyond the expiry of his contract next summer.
– RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has said Liverpool beat Barcelona to the signing of Naby Keita, adding that Barca “didn’t try as hard” to get him.
REAL MADRID: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo accused the media of twisting his words and declined to be interviewed after scoring twice to set yet another record in Tuesday’s 6-0 Champions League Group H win at APOEL Nicosia.
– Zinedine Zidane hailed a “perfect” evening after Tuesday’s 6-0 Champions League Group H win at Apoel Nicosia sealed the defending champions’ place in this season’s round of 16 with a second-place finish.
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