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The Morning Score: Thursday

European soccer, Gaelic football build-up and and some cricket. Here’s everything you need to know.

Leo Messi and David Villa last night.
Leo Messi and David Villa last night.
Image: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Every day TheScore.ie brings you the stories you need to know before your first cup of coffee.

1. #CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Manchester United got their European Cup campaign off to a winning start with a 1-0 defeat of Galatasaray at Old Trafford last night. Champions Chelsea drew 2-2 with Italian giants Juventus while Benfica held Celtic to a scoreless draw at home. Here’s how it all unfolded. Catch up with the rest of the action around Europe here.

2.#ALL-IRELAND FINAL Three more sleeps. It’s not long not to one of the most anticipated All-Ireland deciders in years. Donegal and Mayo face off on Sunday for the Sam Maguire. Colm McFadden told us yesterday that criticism of the Ulster champions’ style of play brought the panel closer together.

3. #RUGBY Ireland are set to name a 30-man training panel today. Here are Declan Kidney’s options.

4. #EUROPA LEAGUE It’s Thursday night, Channel 5 again for Liverpool this season. Brendan Rodgers’ side face Young Boys of Bern tonight. The Anfield boss has left a lot of his established names on Merseyside.

5. #HOWZAT? It wasn’t a good day for Ireland’s cricketers yesterday was it?

Liverpool to send out second stringers in Bern

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