From the Back Pages, February 27: Liverpool expected to escape fine for breaching FFP

From the back pages
From the back pages

Liverpool are expected to avoid Uefa sanctions, despite being in breach of Financial Fair Play regulations, as they have managed to persuade European football’s governing body there were mitigating circumstances for their failure to comply. (The Telegraph)

Liverpool lost their first European penalty shoot-out as Dejan Lovren was the only man to miss from the spot against Besiktas in Istanbul. (The Independent)

TOTTENHAM’s European dream was killed off by a Chelsea player. Now 11 more will try to break their hearts at Wembley. (The Express)

Inter Milan 1-0 Celtic (4-3 agg): Late Fredy Guarin strike sends Ronny Deila’s 10-man side out of Europe after Virgil van Dijk was dismissed for two yellows in the first half. (Daily Mail)

Chelsea have signed the second most lucrative shirt sponsorship deal in the history of English football with Yokohama Rubber. (The Mirror)

For a pace bowler there is no finer feeling when everything clicks into place and he can enter the zone. The run-up is precise and urgent, the action grooved and the intent full. Everything that happens at his end is a given and all energy – physical and mental – can be focused on the batsman at the other end. It is sublime. In Christchurch’s Hagley Park last Monday, probably for the first time since he was in New Zealand almost two years ago, Steven Finn found himself in that nirvana. Forget for now Moeen Ali’s century, or the fact that it helped England to their first win of this World Cup, because the manner in which Finn bowled to take three for 26 against Scotland carried more significance than anything else this winter. (The Guardian)

‘This is my last Festival and I mean to make the most of it’ - AP McCoy. (The Times)

Uefa rules stipulate that clubs are not allowed to lose more than €45million (£33million) over a three-year period