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Summary

  1. Rooney out for six weeks with knee injury
  2. Lloris out of Europa League tie with shoulder injury
  3. Europa League news conferences
  4. Champions League: Roma v Real Madrid, Gent v Wolfsburg (19:45 GMT)
  5. GET INVOLVED Who does Gent's coach look like? #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Steve Canavan, Richard Winton, Maninder Prihar and Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Well that was an eventful afternoon, but unfortunately all good things come to an end and it is time we say goodnight.

    But..

    And it is a BIG but.

    There is loads of live football on tonight.

    You can catch the second-half of Sporting Gijon v Barcelona here.

    Then there is Roma v Real Madrid and Gent v Wolfsburg in Champions League last-16 action here.

    And the European Football Show is on 5 live from 21:00 GMT.

    Enjoy.

  2. 'Our fans have not complained'

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Rasmus Ankersen, the chairman of Midtjylland has been speaking to BBC Radio 5 live about the ticket prices for Thursday's Europa League tie against Manchester United.

    The Danish club have been selling tickets for the match for £71 and United fans are planning to protest.

    Southampton supporters were charged £22 to attend a Europa League play-off match at the same venue in August.

    Midtjylland

    Ankersen said: “We are charging the same amount for Danish fans as Man United fans. It’s a big game for us with a lot of demand so we feel it’s important we capitalise on that.

    “Our fans have not complained about it. I understand the frustrations of the Man United fans but we have to try to make everyone happy.

    “It’s a lot of money but people here think this is a once in a lifetime experience”

    Hear the full interview on the European Football Show on 5 live Sport tonight from 21:00 GMT.

  3. Rooney injury

    Football

    We have a bit more on that Wayne Rooney injury that has sidelined the striker for six weeks.

    The England captain suffered the injury during Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Sunderland and played on, according to manager Louis van Gaal.

    He said: "That's typical Wayne. He's a guy who wants to go until the end and if he's feeling a pain he doesn't want to go off. He wants to win. "That's a fantastic attitude but sometimes it's also bad for his body.

     "But you cannot say (if he made the injury worse by staying on) because he didn't know when (exactly) it happened. That's the difficulty."

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  4. Liverpool news conference

    FC Augsburg v Liverpool (Sat, 20:05 GMT)

    Asked by the German media how it was to be back in his homeland.

    Jurgen Klopp said: "I've requested pretzels for dinner because you can't really get them in England." 

    pretzel
  5. Liverpool news conference

    FC Augsburg v Liverpool (Sat, 20:05 GMT)

    Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is fit again after a minor hamstring problem and has been included in the squad which travelled to Augsburg for their Europa League last-32 first leg tie.

    Kevin Stewart is out after damaging ankle ligaments in training on Monday and forward Adam Lallana has not yet recovered from a calf problem. 

    Defender Dejan Lovren is not with the squad after flying home to Croatia because of a family illness. 

    Squad: Mignolet, Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno, Can, Henderson, Milner, Coutinho, Sturridge, Firmino, Ward, Caulker, Flanagan, Lucas, Brannagan, Ibe, Teixeira, Benteke, Origi.

    Lucas Leiva
  6. Make that 301

    Football

  7. Messi's landmark

    Football

    Over in Spain Lionel Messi has scored his 300th La Liga goal in just 334 games.

    It's currently Sporting Gijon 1-1 Barcelona.

    You can follow live coverage here.

    messi
  8. Liverpool news conference

    FC Augsburg v Liverpool (Thurs, 20:05 GMT)

    Jurgen Klopp is speaking to the media in Germany ahead of tommorow's Europa League tie.

    The former Borussia Dortmund manager said: "My last trip to Germany was for the Oktoberfest."

    Klopp
  9. Red Bull's big reveal

    Formula 1

    Red Bull have unveiled how their car will look for the 2016 season in a glitzy launch in London.

    And it looks remarkably like last year's car.

    Well if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

  10. Rooney out for six weeks

    Football

    BBC Sport's Simon Stone says Wayne Rooney will be out for six weeks with a knee injury.

    It means Rooney will miss matches against Arsenal and Manchester City.

  11. Messi magic

    Football

    Lionel Messi is in action against Sporting Gijon tonight and it is unlikely he will try this...

    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi scoring in training, despite the fact that he's stood about 20 yeards behind the goal.

    Is there nothing this man can't do? Watch the video here.

  12. Tottenham news conference

    Fiorentina v Tottenham (Thurs, 18:00 GMT)

    Bit more from Mauricio Pochettino now.

    As we revealed earlier, Hugo Lloris did not travel to Italy, while Jan Vertonghen and Clinton Njie remain out with knee injuries

    “Josh Onomah and Cameron Carter-Vickers are with us in the squad,” added Pochettino. “That’s very important but the squad is strong, we are in a good period and it’s important to keep that.”

  13. Man Utd news conference

    FC Midtjylland v Man Utd (Thurs, 18:00 GMT)

    Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard is sat next to the boss in Denmark.

    "We're one of the biggest clubs in the world so there's pressure. But if we stick to the game-plan, we should win."  

    If only it was that simple Jesse...

  14. MSN start

    Sporting Gijon v Barcelona (17:30 GMT)

    Wait a minute it's a Champions League night I can hear you all shout, why are Barcelona playing in the La Liga?

    Well it was a rearranged match after Barcelona went to Japan and won the Fifa Club World Cup in December.

    So enjoy the novelty and follow our live coverage here.

    Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar all start.

    And remember the last time Barca played they scored six goals and Messi did the most audacious penalty, literally anything could happen.

    Barcelona
    Image caption: How many shall we score tonight lads?
  15. Man Utd news conference

    FC Midtjylland v Man Utd (Thurs, 18:00 GMT)

    Marouane Fellaini did not travel to Denmark and also missed United's 2-1 defeat to Sunderland at the weekend.

     "Fellaini is injured," said Louis van Gaal. "He has a muscle problem because he has played a lot of matches in a row.  

    Marouane Fellaini
  16. Man Utd news conference

    FC Midtjylland v Man Utd (Thurs, 18:00 GMT)

    Is there a full-back left at Manchester United?

    Cameron Borthwick-Jackson is the latest defender to be sidelined.

    The teenager will miss the Europa League tie through illness, while Matteo Darmian has dislocated his shoulder.

    Marouane Fellaini has also stayed in Manchester.

    Plenty of youngsters in the 18-man squad which looks like this:De Gea, Romero, Love, McNair, Smalling, Blind, Poole, Riley, Carrick, Herrera, Schneiderlin, Lingard, Pereira, Weir, Mata, Memphis, Martial, Keane.  

    Borthwick-Jackson
  17. Rooney injury update

    FC Midtjylland v Man United (Thurs, 18:00 GMT)

    rooney

    Louis van Gaal has been speaking about Wayne Rooney's injury.

    Van Gaal has said the England striker has a "knee problem" but refused to comment on how long he will be sidelined for.

    "You can never say [how long he could be out for]. He has a knee problem so we have to wait and see. 

    "He scores a lot of goals so he is very important for us. We know that but we have to cope with that."

  18. Tottenham news conference

    Fiorentina v Tottenham (Thurs, 18:00 GMT)

    lloris

    Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will miss Tottenham's Europa League tie against Fiorentina on Thursday.

    The French international suffered a slight knock to his shoulder at the end of Sunday’s win at Manchester City.

    Manager Mauricio Pochettino has said Lloris may also miss Sunday’s FA Cup match at home to Crystal Palace.

    “We’ll see next week if he’s available to play the second leg against Fiorentina" Pochettino told Spurs TV.

  19. Tottenham news conference

    Fiorentina v Tottenham (Thurs, 18:00 GMT)

    Spurs play Fiorentina in the Europa League  on Thursday night and we are about to hear from manager Mauricio Pochettino and midfielder Tom Carroll.

  20. I have a dream...

    Football

    Motherwell

    Who says insomnia is bad for you?

    Motherwell manager Mark McGhee says he came up with a plan to win a key relegation battle against beat Dundee United in the middle of the night.

    "I woke the other night at four in the morning as I had been thinking about it," he said.

    It worked. McGhee made changes to his team and watched them win 3-0. Full report here.