Today on LiveScore: More Champions League drama and our new knockout boxing column

Sadio Mane's struggles are a hot topic in our Liverpool preview today

Sadio Mane's struggles are a hot topic in our Liverpool preview today

After Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea sealed spots in the Champions League final four on Tuesday evening, tonight sees the remaining quartet attempt to join them. 

Liverpool will need to summon one of their famous European comebacks to overturn a 3-1 deficit against Real Madrid, while Manchester City travel to Germany holding a narrow 2-1 advantage over Borussia Dortmund. 

As well as previewing both clashes, our Beat The Count column returns, delivering your weekly dose of boxing news.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid (8pm kick-off)

If Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are to end a hugely frustrating campaign on a high note, they must pull an almighty performance out of the fire against Real. 

The Reds were readily outplayed by Los Blancos in the first encounter last week with a Vinicius Jr brace either side of a Marco Asensio strike leaving them with an uphill task at Anfield. 

Mohammed Salah’s precious away goal gives them hope however, with Zinedine Zidane’s visitors all too aware of Liverpool’s comeback capabilities on Merseyside — their fierce rivals Barcelona were dismantled 4-0 in the second leg of a memorable 2018-19 semi-final. 

Ahead of the game, we take a closer look at Reds winger Sadio Mane and consider why the Senegalese star has struggled to hit the heights of previous seasons in 2020-21. 

Read more: How Liverpool can turn Sadio into the Man again

Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City (8pm kick-off)

Despite Phil Foden’s last-minute winner in the first leg, City will take nothing for granted as they head to Dortmund tonight with the slenderest of leads. 

City, still chasing an unprecedented quadruple, will have to be at their best in Germany given Marco Reus’ precious away goal has left the quarter-final tie on a knife edge. 

Kevin De Bruyne will be instrumental to Manchester City's hopes against Dortmund tonight
Kevin De Bruyne will be instrumental to Manchester City's hopes against Dortmund tonight

Blessed with glorious attacking options spearheaded by the mercurial Erling Haaland, underdogs BVB will welcome the runaway Premier League leaders quietly confident of causing an almighty upset. 

Kevin De Bruyne was instrumental last Tuesday for the Citizens, scoring the opener before setting up Foden’s late winner. Today, we dive deeper into what makes the brilliant Belgian midfielder tick.

Read more: De Bruyne’s new deal is bad news for City’s rivals

Boxing takes centre stage

It’s time to lift yourself up off the canvas, boxing fans. Today marks the return of our weekly column Beat The Count! 

Tyson Fury's potential summer bout with Anthony Joshua continues to dominate boxing headlines
Tyson Fury's potential summer bout with Anthony Joshua continues to dominate boxing headlines

Our resident boxing expert Gavin Glicksman walks you through all the latest goings-on from inside the world of the sweet science — delivering the latest news, interviews and opinion with knockout precision. 

Whether it’s recapping recent results or eyeing upcoming bouts, Beat The Count is your go-to destination for all the in-ring action.

And there’s more

Along with match reports and post-match reaction to get stuck into this evening’s football, we will have plenty more to keep you entertained throughout the day. 

Don’t worry if football and boxing aren’t your thing, either. Here at LiveScore we cover a huge range of sports — including cricket, golf, motorsport and much more. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the latest breaking news and exclusive interviews.

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