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Europa League: Ajax battle from 3-0 down to advance to semis

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FC Schalke 04 won the second leg 3-2 but were still knocked out as two away goals were enough to earn the ten-man Ajax Amsterdam a 4-3 win on aggregate in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League.

Ajax had one foot in the semi-finals as they led 2-0 after the first leg in Amsterdam. Schalke scored through Leon Goretzka (53rd minute) and Guido Burgstaller (56th minute) in the second half here on Thursday night to wipe out the deficit and push the issue into extra time.

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England mourns the passing of footballer Ugo Ehiogu

Tottenham Hotspur football club have announced that their under-23 coach, Ugo Ehiogu, passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at the club's training ground.

Aged 44, Ehiogu, the former England and Aston Villa defender was on the training field on Thursday morning when he collapsed. Tottenham's medical team rushed to treat him while an ambulance and a medical assistance car were scrambled to him. Ehiogu received round-the-clock treatment at the hospital but he could not be saved.

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Champions League and Europa League semi-final draws held in Nyon

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Real Madrid will face their local rival Atletico Madrid, while Juventus are set to play against Monaco in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, according to a draw held in Nyon on Friday.

In Champions League, Madrid and Atletico are to clash once more after the two teams from the Spanish capital contended in the Champions League finals of 2014 and 2016, which were both won by Los Blancos.

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It's season over early again for Jack Wilshere

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger fears that midfielder Jack Wilshere may not be able to reach his full potential due to recurrent injuries.

Wilshere, who has been loaned out by Arsenal to AFC Bournemouth for the current season, suffered a hairline fracture to his left fibia during his team's 0-4 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend and has been ruled for the rest of the campaign.

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Charlie Roberts, Bob Wilson, Lampard and Gerrard to be inducted into Hall of Fame

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Former England players Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, legends of Chelsea and Liverpool, will be inducted in the National Football Museum Hall of Fame in September, the museum announced on Thursday.

Several United Kingdom football legends will also be introduced, including late Wales manager Gary Speed, West Ham legend Billy Bonds, Arsenal long-time goalkeeper Bob Wilson, and historic Manchester United player Charlie Roberts.

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Gerard Pique: "Picking yourself up after a defeat like this is hard"

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FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is confident that his team can shrug off the disappointment of their Champions League quarter-final defeat against Juventus and will be ready for Sunday's Spanish league clash against Real Madrid.

Barcelona could not recover from a 0-3 first leg setback against Juventus, drawing the home fixture 0-0 at Nou Camp Stadium here on Wednesday night.

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Champions League: Juventus hold Barcelona to ease into semis

Italian champions Juventus qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League football tournament with a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their quarter-final tie at the Camp Nou Stadium.

Barca coach Luis Enrique had said before Wednesday night's game that his side would attempt to overturn the 3-0 deficit from the first leg until the very last minute of the return leg in front of their own fans and he was true to his word. However, Juventus are experts in defending a lead in Europe and despite Barca's best efforts in an intense 90 minutes even players of the quality of Leo Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar were unable to break down Juventus' black and white wall.

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