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Liverpool have secured their place in the Champions League last-16 after easing to a 2-0 win against Atletico Madrid.

First half goals from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane proved to be the difference against the visitors, who were reduced to ten men following Felipe’s sending off in the 36th minute.

Manchester City have one hand in the knockout stages after outclassing Club Brugge at the Etihad.

The Citizens beat their Belgian opponents 4-1 after going into the break a goal apiece.

Meanwhile, Unai Emery has confirmed he won’t be joining Newcastle while pledging his future to Villarreal on Instagram.

Emery was one of the favourites to take on the vacant Toon role but after having talks with the club’s new owners the Spaniard opted to stay in Spain.

The Magpies may now look to bring in Eddie Howe, who could return to management after departing Bournemouth in 2020.

In other news, Tottenham are facing a transfer war with West Ham and Southampton over West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, reports suggest.

Johnston’s deal with the Baggies expires at the end of the season and the Championship outfit is trying to convince him to stay.

According to Sky Sports, the club is planning to ramp up negotiations with the 28-year-old in January while Spurs, the Hammers and Saints continue to keep tabs.

And finally, Carlos Tevez has revealed he has no plans to return to football yet after cutting short his third spell at Boca Juniors.

The 37-year-old departed his boyhood side in June after stating he was mentally ‘not ready’ to be playing competitive football, despite being physically fit.

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