August 17, 2022

Tag: Champions League

Benzema can shine on grandest stage
Football

Benzema can shine on grandest stage

In a repeat of the 2018 Champions League final, Liverpool will face Real Madrid to determine who will become kings of Europe. Los Blancos won that meeting thanks to two astonishing goals from Gareth Bale but Jurgen Klopp’s men are a different proposition these days with a European and Premier League crown under their belts. […]

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FIFA and UEFA ban all Russian teams until further notice
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FIFA and UEFA ban all Russian teams until further notice

FIFA and UEFA have banned Russian teams from club and international competitions, denying them entry to the 2022 World Cup and Women’s Euro 2022. The decision means Spartak Moscow will be removed from the Europa League last 16, where they were due to face RB Leipzig. UEFA has also ended its relationship with Gazprom, the […]

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A blistering opening 45 minutes against Sporting CP
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A blistering opening 45 minutes against Sporting CP

Bernardo Silva scored twice as Manchester City made Champions League history with an emphatic 5-0 away win over Sporting CP in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Riyad Mahrez got them on their way with a simple finish early on before Silva added a second with a thunderous strike before the midway point of […]

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Who needs what to go through?
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Who needs what to go through?

This week sees the end of the group stages for this season’s Champions League with honour, ambition and, yes, prize money on the line. Two Spanish giants are being made to sweat on matchday six as Atletico Madrid need a win and a favour to stay in the competition, while Barcelona quite probably need to […]

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Ruthless holders breeze into round of 16
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Ruthless holders breeze into round of 16

Trevoh Chalobah marked his first Champions League start with a goal as Chelsea stormed into the round of 16 with an emphatic 4-0 win over Juventus. The holders only needed to a point to qualify and they outclassed Juve at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday to replace them at the top of Group H with one […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo said Manchester United must improve
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Cristiano Ronaldo said Manchester United must improve

Cristiano Ronaldo said Manchester United must improve but they need time after the Red Devils superstar’s 91st-minute equaliser salvaged a dramatic 2-2 draw at Atalanta in the Champions League. United had never lost four consecutive away games in the European Cup/Champions League, however, the underperforming side were facing more unwanted history until Ronaldo rescued a […]

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Bayern Munich boss Nagelsmann tests positive for COVID-19
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Bayern Munich boss Nagelsmann tests positive for COVID-19

Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for COVID-19. Nagelsmann was absent due to ‘flu-like symptoms’ as Bayern beat Benfica 4-0 in Portugal on Wednesday, maintaining their flawless Champions League group-stage record so far this season, with assistant manager Dino Toppmoller standing in. The Bavarian giants have won each of their first three […]

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Playing with Lionel Messi is “easy” for Kylian Mbappe
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Playing with Lionel Messi is “easy” for Kylian Mbappe

Playing with Lionel Messi is “easy” for Kylian Mbappe, who knows Paris Saint-Germain must find a higher level than they did against RB Leipzig on Tuesday. Messi scored twice to take his tally of Champions League goals to 123 as PSG came out on top 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at Parc des Princes. While […]

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Transfer Talk
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Transfer Talk

Paris Saint-Germain will target Robert Lewandowski or Erling Haaland next summer as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe. Les Parisiens are preparing for France star Mbappe to join Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of the season — and the prolific Bundesliga strikers are both high on their list of options. A report […]

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Raphael Varane is set to be out for “a few weeks”
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Raphael Varane is set to be out for “a few weeks”

Raphael Varane is set to be out for “a few weeks” after sustaining an injury in France’s Nations League final win, Manchester United have confirmed. Varane had to be replaced by Dayot Upamecano just before half-time in Les Bleus’ 2-1 victory over Spain. The centre-back went to ground off the ball and was quickly withdrawn […]

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