Atletico Madrid withstood an Arsenal bombardment and a referee named Clement Turpin to put one foot in the Europa League final after they somehow smuggled a 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Thursday night.
It all started so badly, with Sime Vrsaljko sent off for two yellow cards with the game's first two tackles -- the only two yellows the referee dished out all night, incidentally -- before five minutes later an apoplectic Diego Simeone was also sent to the stands as things threatened to unravel.
Liverpool supporters travelling for the second leg of the Champions League semifinal against Roma will experience increased security measures after a man was left seriously injured following an attack at Anfield.
Two Italian men were arrested and charged with violent disorder after the attack on Sean Cox, a 53-year-old Liverpool supporter, before the first leg on Tuesday.
Fearing the possibility of additional trouble, UEFA and local organisers will increase the security presence around the Stadio...
Former Roma players Roberto Pruzzo and Bruno Conti have apologised after being photographed making an obscene gesture to the Liverpool badge before the Champions League semifinal first leg at Anfield on Tuesday.
Pruzzo and Conti, members of the Roma side beaten by Liverpool in the 1984 European Cup final, were at the stadium to see their old club lose 5-2.
Conti was part of the official Roma delegation in his role as head of the youth academy, while Pruzzo was a guest of Italian broadcaster Mediaset.