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Amsterdam on ‘high alert’ as 120,000 watch Ajax v Man Utd

AMSTERDAM: Police were on high alert in Amsterdam Wednesday after the Manchester attack, as more than 120,000 people streamed to the Dutch capital to watch Ajax take on Manchester United in the Europa League final. The match was being shown live from the Stockholm Friends Arena on a giant screen set up in Amsterdam's famous Museum Square. But hours before kick-off, police warned the square was already full and they were closing it to all new-comers. Shortly afterwards, they appealed to fans to stay away from the…

Manchester attack scars Europa League final

MANCHESTER: Manchester United's preparations for Wednesday's Europa League final were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more. United manager Jose Mourinho led his players in a solemn minute's silence on the club's Carrington training pitches to the west of Manchester city centre. United were due to fly to Stockholm, scene of the final, later on Tuesday, but the club cancelled their pre-match press conference scheduled to take place at the…

More Messi history up for grabs

NICOSIA: Fresh from becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga, Lionel Messi will have his sights on more history as he looks to repeat that feat in the Champions League when Barcelona visit APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday.

Real humbled in derby but Chelsea on fire

LONDON: Stuttering Real Madrid lost in the derby as La Liga titleholders Atletico Madrid gained a modicum of revenge for their Champions League final defeat while Manchester United are up and running even if Paris St Germain are yet to hit their stride.