my w ﬂigfait itsn w ”ﬁr ‘ait itsn (r .:r win. i booked my flight to madrid. ——iama win. i booked my flight to madrid. —— i am a barcelona fan. they lost the second leg. i figure i might as well anyway. so many, the biggest league european price, most coveted. good luck tonight getting into a bar. we will come this way. they could to get this where essential that way. this is vip. if you fans enjoy the gay. you will see. rules here. a lot either saying you cannot drink. —— enjoying the game. or you can watch the game from a distance oi’ can watch the game from a distance or not at all. rules in place. quick word on the policing. a500 police officers. they believe it is the biggest surveillance operation and spanish words, drones in the air, they believe it is pretty peaceful and quiet. pretty good atmosphere here. master class in managing football fans, thank you. time for a look at the weather. here is a bin.
good evening. sunshine and heat where the big weather stores. that here is been rich. not all of us come some northwestern part of the uk have cloud and operates a rain. rain features quite heavily in our forecast for tonight. across northern ireland and scotland, really what whether drifting northward, turning quite breezy. some shall we ran into western fringes of england and wales later in the night, it will be very mild and muggy come at temperatures between 12 and 16 degrees. tomorrow morning, a saga start across scotland, operates a heavy rain drifting northward in this span of cloud and shall be rain pushing his words across england and wales come at the odd flash of lightning a rumble of thunder in that ban of shall we rain squashing the heat into eastern england. 26 or 27 degrees, cool and fresh air west and turning very windy and showering across northern ireland as we headed to the first part of the evening. looking ahead, it will feel rather cool looking ahead, it will feel rather cool, rainy times but some sunshine
as well. hello, this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. the headlines: president trump defies protocol ahead of his state visit to the uk by praising boris johnson and his bid to become prime minister. i've always liked him. i don't know that he's going to be chosen, but i think he's a very good guy, a very talented person. peter willsman should be expelled from the labour party, according to formerjustice secretary and labour peer lord falconer. mr willsman, who's accused of saying the israeli embassy was "almost certainly" behind complaints of anti—semitism, was suspended yesterday. nine incidents of small boats carrying migrants off the kent coast are being dealt with by the coastguard.
now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello, and welcome to sportsday. i'm hugh woozencroft. here in madrid as we count down to the champions league final between spurs and liverpool. a chance for liverpool to win their sixth european title and their first under jurgen klopp. he has not one a title with the club and has lost his lack sixth finals making all that come to an end the season. spurs and eve ryo ne an end the season. spurs and everyone a european cup and appear in theirfirst everyone a european cup and appear in their first champions league final try to win a first trophy under their manager. i'm jane dougall with the rest of the day's sports news
from the bbc sports centre. another shock exit in the french open. serena williamsjoins the top seed naomi osaka in going out of the tournament. and find out how saracens pulled off a great comeback to win their fourth title in five years at twickenham. hello, good evening. the way is almost over. less than half an hour to go into a pick—up between liverpool and spurs in the first all english champions league final since 2008. the question on everyone's lips before kick—off is what is your prediction. i would lips before kick—off is what is your prediction. iwould not lips before kick—off is what is your prediction. i would not stick my leg
—— neck outjust yet. too hard to call for many. the biggest question of all is harry kane going to start? the manager giving his talisman the nod. harry kane has scored 2a goals in all competitions for the club at this term but has not places injuring himself in the quarterfinal against manchester city back on april the 9th. east gets the star asked us harry winks in central midfield. he had hip surgery and return to training two weeks ago but has performed very well in training. he gets the nod there. lucas moura will have to do with a place on the bench. disappointment for him. we moved to liverpool. no real concern over their starting line—up. roberto firmino had a muscle injury but has been training pretty consistently since that injury. he will start, teaming up with mohammad salaam and its oakmont in that potent front
three. fermina has scored three —— nine times and seven assists. two of the strongest teams we could have seen the strongest teams we could have seen from liverpool and spurs for this mouthwatering champions league final to come shortly. ahead of the game, set about the two managers and their influence over the side even though neither as one atrophy in their time though neither as one atrophy in theirtime in though neither as one atrophy in their time in charge. what an amazing season for liverpool, 97 points in the premier league, they finished second to city and many said this evening as a moment for the side to write their names into history. the last time they won the she enviously was back in 2005. two defeats in finals sense. for the manager, six finals lost in a role for liverpool and baruch dortmund. but a hero has firm belief in their team.
he made a better team last year when the lawsuit real madrid. this year, he has a large number of players and a very strong bench as well. that is making this special. the story for spurs is completely different. liverpool have played in eight champions league finals before this and this is the first four spurs. their last european trip it came back in 198a in the ufo cup. one of the stars that night was this man who has true faith in his countrymen merge eo tina. man who has true faith in his countrymen merge e0 tina.l wonderful person. i did not know him before he arrives in tottenham and i got to know him over the years and he is the best manager in the world. i think he is a great great guy and i'm delighted to know him. biggest
night in spurs history? the biggest night in spurs history? the biggest night and hope he is feeling well. to play in a final is brilliant and to be here is a big occasion. the icing of the cake is to finish. i we can finish and win the game tonight. that will be wonderful. we have turned —— heard a little bit about the personality of those two characters on the toilet —— touchline. we saw how animated they are on the sideline, we saw pochettino. klopp has won a lot with dortmund but has not wanted cup since coming to the club. the same is true for pochettino for five yea rs is true for pochettino for five years in north london. both would love it to come to an end tonight. for one of them, it will. here's what they have to say of the
prospector winning a trophy for their teams. since 2012, i was in a final every year with my team. so we came out with some luckiest moments but most of the time because we had to go there because they record holder in there because they record holder in the last seven years in winning some finals. if i would write a book about it, i don't think anyone would buy it. but as i said, it is... i am a normal human being so if i would now sit in a room and think it is all about me, i am the raising of that i really would... if i was to myself as a loser or whatever, then we myself as a loser or whatever, then we all would have a problem but i don't see that. the most difficult things to arrive to the final and then there a lot of circumstance and how you arrive. i think that you cannot control like a manager, you need to trust that the universe conspired and made you,
yes, lift the trophy. sometimes we do and sometimes it is not you. but surely it is a fantastic coach and to arrive in the third final in the champions league i think is great and happy and what will happen for me is one of the best managers. i admire him a lot. the countdown as well and truly under way. the gates have been opened at the stadium behind me. for the past couple of hours and there are plenty of fans already inside, the last few just are plenty of fans already inside, the last fewjust making their way inside. there will be 17,000 the last fewjust making their way inside. there will be17,000 almost from each clog allocated tickets to the 68,000 capacity but there are tens of thousands more who don't have tickets but made a journey to madrid anyway to sample the atmosphere. gavin lee has met some in the city centre around five miles from here.
this is philip the second square comedy fans over the liverpool fans on one side and on the other side, a fa ns on one side and on the other side, a fans own fort spurs fans and many of the fans today still singing and going on. a big clean—up operation of all the many tonnes of beer cans consumed. this means that ultimately they are not dispersing. 70,000 fans getting in the stadium and 20,000 who arrive here without tickets are now looking for bars for the match to start. you hear the fireworks in the fiesta still going here. the trouble is what is happening here and on the other side of town, a lot of bar owners because of the reputation of english fans have decided to close early. frustration amongst fans they cannot go to many of the bars and sibley do not want to ta ke of the bars and sibley do not want to take the risk. just come this way a second and the police very discreet in the background. they wa nt to discreet in the background. they want to make sure this is a simple operation, the biggest surveillance operation, the biggest surveillance operation for the spanish authorities a700 officers and drones in the skies as well and they said there is no threat and concert at
there is no threat and concert at the moment but they hope this biggest event and most coveted prize of european league football stays that way and let this atmosphere tonight. our thanks to gavin lee there. there is some sad news to bring you today from football. it concerns a player who played for lentic help madrid in one couple of your police titles with them, jose antonio reyes, the former arsenal
against the world number a2 from the czech republic. she was unable to do so. czech republic. she was unable to do so. she lost the first set in the first two rounds as she did today but completing the straight set victory and the woman who won the french open doubles title last year is now into the fourth round and afterwards osaka talked about the pressure she put on herself. she said she has had headaches this week and probably the pressure of other‘s expectations and partly her own expectations and partly her own expectations after winning the us open and the australian open. she said she quite liked the idea of winning all four grand slams in the same year. i bet she would. in the men's draw, novak djokovic, fabio fognini
through to the next round, but a new name in the fourth round — greek player stefanos tsitsipas. he comes recommended. he has played a lot of tennis and when a young player has a big break—out grand slam performance, they disappear a bit and cannot live up to the height but sit —— stefanos tsitsipas has done that and it was a two—day victory victory concluded today against the serbian. he is into the last 16, the fourth member he will play stan wawrinka, a former champion he was may it way through quietly the first week. he is returning from a knee surgery of about 18 months ago and it's very slowly even at the age of 3a showing some of the inner guys exactly how it is done. thank you very much for joining us. saracens have sealed a premiership and european champions cup double for the second time. having been 11 points behind in the second half, the defending champions pulled off
a great comeback against exeter in the premiership final at twickenham to win their fourth title in five years. adam wild was watching. these are the premiership‘s top two teams, but in truth, these two have long been in a league of their own. for the season's big finish, this was quite a start. exeter chiefs forcing their way through with just 27 seconds gone. saracens would not take that lying down. having already conquered eruope, it was time to prove they rule england as well. an extraordinary extra effort required, this took exeter back in front. the first half, breathless. the second, relentless. the chiefs charging and finally finding the space, sam skinner somehow finding henry slade and an11—point lead. but exeter brought back down to earth within moments. saracens taking the aerial route, the brilliant liam williams doing the rest. in a flash, the lead gone
altogether, sean maitland unstoppable and an extraordinary end to an extraordinary season. saracens champions again. adam wild, bbc news. switching codes to rugby league, and st helens thrashed wakefield trinity a8—10 to make it through to the challenge cup semi—finals. saints scored eight tries with eight different scorers, including this final try of the game from winger kevin naiqama. they'lljoin hull fc and warrington in the semi—finals. saints haven't reached a challenge cup final since 2008. tonight, british heavyweight champion anthonyjoshua will fight andy ruinr at madison square garden. but the fightjoshua really wants may be getting further and further out of reach. wbc world heavyweight champion deontay wilder says he has signed an agreement to face tyson fury in a rematch after he has fought luis ortiz. it meansjoshua is unlikely to fight either fury or wilder in the near future. our reporter ade adedoyne
is in new york for us. disappointment. you could argue the timing of deontay wilder announcement this week done to overs ha d ow announcement this week done to overshadow what is joshua's first bow and the us as a professional. on tuesday, he told me and the white media that he wanted to meet with deontay wilder face—to—face to try and arrange this unification bout. hours later, deontay wilder said he was fighting ortiz and last night on the e of the bout, deontay wilder they confirmed he is facing tyson fury. the cynics will say this was all done strategically by deontay wilder and his camp was no love lost between them and joshua. as you say, importantly it freezes outjoshua as far as unification is concerned so we are far as unification is concerned so we are talking about perhaps until late next year before he gets a chance to fight either tyson fury or deontay wilder. and the bout against deontay wilder. and the bout against deontay wilder. and the bout against deontay wilder is one that would make the world stand still and that is what you want to see. personal,
ta ke is what you want to see. personal, take care of business this evening at madison square garden against ruiz. let's hope the announcement will not be a distraction from tonight's fight but ruiz is not be the quality opponent that might want. no, a lot of cruisers and four ruiz percent when they stood for the head to head shot yesterday, joshua towered over hemphill and he will have a high and reach advantage over the american but the flip side is ruiz has amateur pedigree. also he is quite tough and i saw him at a work at this week and he has got fast hands of his best bet is to try and get close tojoshua and put him under pressure while the challenge is can he do that without getting caught with a big shot on the way in. that is a challenge ahead but the incident for him is when this and he becomes the first mexican—american to win the heavyweight title. joshua knows that heavyweight title. joshua knows that he cannot afford any slip ups and his desire to become a unified champion in any mistake could prove very costly for him. a exciting night at msg and some big matches on
the undercard including katie taylor who can make history tonight. yet, she has a chance to do tonight what joshua wants today which is on all the significant bells in her division. the lightweight division. and decorated amateur and olympic champion and five—time world champion and five—time world champion and five—time world champion and six—time world —— european champion and she faces a belgian tonight he was the dubya bc champion of that belt since 201a has not lost in ten years. taylor told me today that she faces the biggest fight of her career and she is a fascinating character. when you meet her, she is so mild—mannered, almost shy that you would not even imagine she is a boxer. when she gets in the ring, she is a fierce competitor and another five to look forward to is callu m another five to look forward to is callum smith the super middleweight champion and he also cannot afford to make any mistakes as he has designs on facing saul alvarez, consider the best pound for pound in the unification bout and like joshua, he cannot afford any slip—ups tonight. joshua, he cannot afford any slip-ups tonight. look forward to
that. to the cricket world cup now, and australia have beaten afghanistan by seven wickets as they begin the defence of their title. aghanistan lost both of their opening batsmen for ducks after choosing to bat first before eventually being bowled out for 207. in australia's reply, david warner finished unbeaten on 89. new zealand put down a marker with a crushing ten—wicket win over sri lanka. after winning the toss, they bowled sri lanka out for 136 before martin guptill and colin munro eased the black caps past the total inside 17 overs. anthony van dyck has won the epsom derby, giving trainer aidan o'brien a record—equalling seventh winner in the race. jockey seamie heffernan rode the 13—2 chance to victory on his 12th attempt. madhmoon finished in second, withjapan in third in the mile and a half—long race. o'brien trained seven of the 13 runners. withjust over 20,000 watching on a sunny saturday
at brighton's amex stadium, it could have been the perfect way to send england off to the world cup. however, the lionesses couldn't deliver a win against 19th—ranked new zealand. a goal for the visitors just after half—time saw england lose 1—0 in their last warm—up match before the world cup in france. gemma collis—mccann reports. afinalwarm—up game for the lionesses, a rest for some, bit for others a chance to stake their claim in the starting line—up for their opening world cup match in a week's time. the lionesses‘ early chances came from new zealand mistakes. jodie taylor looking for her first international goal in 13 months, but denied by the keeper erin nayler. a penalty shout, taylor thought so, but the referee said not. new zealand's struggles continued at the back, but they repeatedly relied on nayler to keep them in the match. frustration growing for england with each missed opportunity. chance after chance not quite taken. england's first real test came just before half—time.
this just denied, a warning of what was to come. after the break, the deadlock broken, giving new zealand a 1—0 win. the lionesses looking for a good send—off, but instead it was new zealand who secured a shock victory, their first ever against england. the disappointing thing is we had an unbelievable crowd here today and didn't get them a win to give a send—off to the crowd who have backed us for the last few games deserves. it is continuous in our development and improvement and the real thing starts next week. england face scotland in their opening group game. they will need to improve if they are to realise their world cup dream. gemma collis—mccann, bbc news. now, let's go back to hugh in madrid where the champions league
final is just minutes away. hugh, are most fans in the stadium? i would love to say he was getting quiet but may be a bit quieter on the ground behind me but the sound coming out of the stadium is the pre—match entertainment. it is very loud indeed. fortunate fans to be inside the stadium and here in madrid but what about the many more who are back at home? let's drop in and find out how they are feeling was that we start with simon jones in tottenham. certainly not quite here with the cough only around five minutes away. the excitement and tension is really building. the crowd down there just eagerly anticipating kick—off. it is not long to go neville to people had been enjoying the sunshine here in north london and enjoying a few drinks and they are hoping now for a spurs victory and many buoyed by the
return of harry kane. they think he could be the real difference for the team. many spurs fans to not think they would make it this far, getting to the final has been anything but easy. but they feel tonight could be the night against the odds for them to do it. yes, we shall see and i wonder what the feeling is like in the northwest for those liverpool fans. maybe they are more confident. let's catch up with stuart. there are 7000 people inside this arena at an event organised by bt sport, the tv rights holders and every single one of them is determined to enjoy as much as if they were actually in madrid as you can see. chanting, singing, here is wayne. five and its kick—off, are you nervous? singing, here is wayne. five and its kick-off, are you nervous? 3-1. we are bringing it home to liverpool. we are the best team in the world. will hundred percent. we did to ba rstow will hundred percent. we did to barstow and will do to them. the
atmosphere here tonight? unbelievable. the best fans in the world and we prove year in and year out, three years in a row. best of luck, wayne. you can see it is bubbling over here and cannot wait for the match to start. absolutely. and it starts injust for the match to start. absolutely. and it starts in just a few minutes‘ time and you could follow the commentary of liverpool against totte n ha m commentary of liverpool against tottenham hostpur and this all english champions league final and the first since 2008 on bbc radio five live with the crew. let's hope the ar does not get in the way this evening and we know how they might react to it. then you can follow me on the bbc sport website and application of under way at eight p:m.. just behind it, the fans making theirfinal steps p:m.. just behind it, the fans making their final steps into the stadium and will it be harry kane and company who brenda trippi back to london tomorrow or will it be mohammed salah who steals the show fort liverpool? kick—off at 8pm as i
say in that year beardsley final about to kick off and we hope it is about to kick off and we hope it is a great one. good evening. sunshine and heat were the big weather stories for some of us today, but not all of us. some northwestern parts of the uk had cloud and outbreaks of rain. rain features quite heavily in our forecast for tonight. across northern ireland and scotland, really wet weather drifting northward, turning quite breezy. some rain into western fringes of england and wales later in the night, it will be very mild and muggy and temperatures between 12 and 16 degrees. tomorrow morning, a soggy start across scotland, heavy rain drifting northwards and then this band of cloud rain pushing eastwards across england and wales. could be the odd flash of lightning and rumble of thunder, that band of rain squashing the heat into eastern england.
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