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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Plenty of Champions League action, Hawk-Eye set for Croker trial and England get out of jail.

1. #CHAMPIONS LEAGUE After last week’s high drama in Europe,  the fare was decidedly more workmanlike last night.

Chelsea cantered to a 2-0 win over Copenhagen in the Danish capital while Lyon grabbed a late equaliser at home to old foes Real Madrid in the south of France.

We ran a liveblog for the night which includes clips of all the goals and major incidents.

2. #SIX NATIONS Peter Stringer was called up to the Ireland squad yesterday.

Tomás O’Leary is struggling with the back spasm that affected his game against France last week.

3. #CRICKET WORLD CUP England got out of jail against the Netherlands yesterday. An 88 from Andrew Strauss paved the way for England to salvage some pride in a game in which Ryan ten Doeschate took the man-of-the-match award.

4. #LEAGUE OF IRELAND Bohemians yesterday concluded the wages dispute which threatened to bankrupt the club. Last month, the Premier League runners-up faced a winding-up order after two players who had not been paid since November took legal action against the club.

The players were believed to be owed in the region of €10,000 by the Dalymount Park outfit. The PFAI have confirmed that the money has been paid however.

5. #HAWK-EYE Despite what a GAA spokesperson told uyesterday, the GAA will indeed trial new Hawk-Eye technology at one of Dublin’s upcoming league games.

However, Christy Cooney said that it will not be used in this year’s Championship and that the costing of introducing it for all inter-county games will be discussed at a meeting in May.

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6. #CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Manchester United face Marseille in France tonight. Anderson, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Jonny Evans and Michael Owen have all been ruled out with Alex Ferguson forced to bring a number of youngsters in to his squad for the trip.

Inter Milan host Bayern Munich in a repeat of last year’s final.