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Dublin: 8°C Monday 26 October 2020

The Morning Score: Wednesday

United are on the march, Paulie gives Munster a boost and we get ready for another Super Clasico. Not bad eh?

1. #CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Manchester United are on the way to Wembley as they dispatched Schalke 2-0 in Gelsenkirchen last night.

Ryan Giggs and then Wayne Rooney scored the goals that seemed inevitable after a commanding but scoreless first-half performance.

The sides meet this day week at Old Traffford in what seems like a formality. Catch up with how it unfolded in our minute-by-minute.

2. #REDS Paul O’Connell is back in training, people.

Munster will be boosted by the news ahead of their Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final with Harlequins on Saturday.

The Thomond Park captain injured his ankle during Munster’s Magners League victory over Leinster at the start of the month.

3. #OFF COLOUR Toulon have terminated Gavin Henson’s contract after just two games, leaving his hopes of making the Welsh World Cup squad in tatters.

Last week, it was reported that the 29-year-old had been hit with a one-week ban by the club after an unspecified breach of their disciplinary code.

Although Toulon refused to reveal any further details about the incident, The Guardian now believes that Henson is “alleged to have fought with his Australian team-mate, Matt Henjak, and bad-mouthed both Jonny Wilkinson and the club captain, Joe van Niekerk” while at a night club in the southern French town of Hyères.

4. #CHAMPIONS LEAGUE We’ll have another liveblog of the european action as we have the third of four successive El Clasicos.

Real Madrid host archrivals Barcelona in the semi-final, first leg having beaten the Catalans last week in the Cope del Rey final.

But Mourinho insists his side are up against it.  ”I don’t have a magic potion. We’re not favourites, there exists no favourite.

“It’s between two teams that know each other, two teams with tradition, two teams who have won big games before.”

5. #NFL The annual circus that is the NFL draft will be screened tomorrow night.

Did that sentence make little sense to you? Here’s our bluffer’s guide to the whole operation.

6. #FORE! PGA Tour golfer Ben Crane is known (if you know him at all) for his slow, sometimes boring play. But he wants you to know that he has a sense of humor too.

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