• Evening Standard

    Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema facing jail time as sex-tape trial that starts

    Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has gone on trial in France for his alleged involvement in an attempted blackmail case linked to a sex tape featuring his former France team-mate Matthieu Valbuena. Benzema is accused encouraging Valbuena to pay blackmailers who threatened to make the sexually explicit video public in 2015. Benzema, who played for Real Madrid in their 5-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine on Tuesday night, was absent as the trial got underway in Versailles.

  • The Independent

    Kylian Mbappe provides PSG inspiration to remind Lionel Messi of invincibility

    The Argentine passed up the opportunity at a hat-trick against Leipzig from the spot as a sign of respect to the Frenchman’s Champions League performance

  • Evening Standard

    Angry Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp blasts reporter after Atletico thriller: ‘You are not a nice person’

    Simeone sped straight down the tunnel at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Tuesday evening after witnessing his team come out on the wrong side of a five-goal thriller in Group B. In a subsequent interview with Spanish broadcasters, the Liverpool boss took exception to suggestions that he had been at all angered. A visibly annoyed Klopp then walked away from the interview.

  • NewsBytes

    Champions League, Liverpool beat Atletico; Real win: Records broken

    Liverpool beat 10-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 in a crucial UEFA Champions League tie which was filled with constant drama.Liverpool went ahead 2-0 but saw Atletico equalize twice as the match was poised at 2-2.However, Atletico's goal-scorer Antoine Griezmann received a straight red card in the second half as the match changed.Meanwhile, Real Madrid enjoyed a thumping 5-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.