Tag: UEFA Champions League

Soccer – Schalke v Man City news: Tedesco urges patience with ex-City youngster Matondo

Soccer – Schalke v Man City news: Tedesco urges patience with ex-City youngster Matondo

The Welshman will line up against his former club in Europe on Wednesday and the German coach has sought to ease any pressure on his shoulders Schalke head coach Domenico Tedesco is keen to manage expectations around Rabbi Matondo ahead of the teenager’s highly anticipated reunion with Manchester City in the Champions League. Matondo joined…

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Soccer – Why isn’t Virgil van Dijk playing against Bayern Munich? Champions League rules explained

Soccer – Why isn’t Virgil van Dijk playing against Bayern Munich? Champions League rules explained

The Reds will be without one of their key men as they prepare for the visit of the Bundesliga giants on Tuesday evening Liverpool host Bayern at Anfield on Tuesday to contest the round of 16 first leg, though they will be without one of their crucial players for the visit of the German champions.…

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Soccer – Will Roberto Firmino play vs Bayern Munich? Liverpool striker shakes off illness ahead of Champions League tie

Soccer – Will Roberto Firmino play vs Bayern Munich? Liverpool striker shakes off illness ahead of Champions League tie

The Brazilian forward had been a doubt for the Champions League last 16 first leg following a virus but has now been cleared to play Liverpool have been handed a boost ahead of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich with Roberto Firmino cleared to link up with Jurgen Klopp’s squad. Firmino had missed training…

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Soccer – Liverpool v Bayern Munich Betting Tips: Get paid in cash if your selected team scores the first goal

Soccer – Liverpool v Bayern Munich Betting Tips: Get paid in cash if your selected team scores the first goal

William Hill’s Golden Goal promotion is running for the Champions League clash at Anfield and offers cash pay-outs of up to £50 for eligible customers Liverpool and Bayern Munich meet in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday evening. As if the game wasn’t intriguing enough for punters, William Hill…

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Soccer – Juventus news: Paulo Dybala says Cristiano Ronaldo is exceptional like Lionel Messi and Massimiliano Allegri has improved him as a player

Soccer – Juventus news: Paulo Dybala says Cristiano Ronaldo is exceptional like Lionel Messi and Massimiliano Allegri has improved him as a player

The Juventus forward has hailed his current coach in Turin, amid talk of rifts, and saluted the qualities of iconic club and international colleagues Paulo Dybala says he is learning a lot from Massimiliano Allegri after the Juventus head coach denied a rift with the forward and admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo is a lot like…

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Soccer – VIDEO: Robert Lewandowski, Memphis Depay – The Ones to Watch in the UEFA Champions League

Soccer – VIDEO: Robert Lewandowski, Memphis Depay – The Ones to Watch in the UEFA Champions League

The UCL Last 16 is in full swing on Tuesday evening – who will be crowned the Santander Player of the Week? The UEFA Champions League is firmly up and running after some explosive last 16 ties last week, with more European heavyweights ready to plant one foot in the last eight of Europe’s premier…

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Soccer – Chelsea news: Eden Hazard should leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid, says Mpenza

Soccer – Chelsea news: Eden Hazard should leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid, says Mpenza

The ex-Belgium striker believes his fellow countryman has achieved all he can at Stamford Bridge and should now move to Santiago Bernabeu Eden Hazard should leave Chelsea and would become a better player at Real Madrid, according to former Belgium international Emile Mpenza. Hazard’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of next season…

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Soccer – Lyon vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Soccer – Lyon vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

The Catalans meet opponents who negotiated the group stages of the Champions League undefeated – can they pick up a victory at Parc OL? Barcelona will want to put their unconvincing recent form behind them when they travel to face Lyon in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at Parc OL. The…

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Soccer – Liverpool news: Jordan Henderson knows all about struggles at Anfield and sees Naby Keita starting to justify £53m fee

Soccer – Liverpool news: Jordan Henderson knows all about struggles at Anfield and sees Naby Keita starting to justify £53m fee

A man who is now the Reds’ skipper initially struggled to make his mark on Merseyside and has seen a current colleague come through similar tests Jordan Henderson claims Naby Keita has come through Liverpool struggles similar to those he experienced when first arriving at Anfield to start justifying a £52.75 million ($68m) price tag.…

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Soccer – Champions League news: ‘Robert Lewandowski & Bayern Munich will prey on Fabinho’ – Liverpool vulnerable without Virgil van Dijk, says Stan Collymore

Soccer – Champions League news: ‘Robert Lewandowski & Bayern Munich will prey on Fabinho’ – Liverpool vulnerable without Virgil van Dijk, says Stan Collymore

The former Reds striker believes the focus at Anfield is set to shift from the attacking third to the defensive one in a crunch Champions League clash Bayern Munich and Robert Lewandowski will be looking to “prey on Fabinho”, says Stan Collymore, with Liverpool facing a tough Champions League test without Virgil van Dijk. The…

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Soccer – Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd: Mata claims Pogba’s one of the best & that he showed why against Blues

Soccer – Chelsea 0-2 Man Utd: Mata claims Pogba’s one of the best & that he showed why against Blues

The Spaniard says his team-mate is one of the top players in the world after his match-winning display in the 2-0 FA Cup victory over the Blues Juan Mata has praised Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba, calling the midfielder “one of the best” in the wake of his impressive performance against Chelsea. The French midfielder scored…

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Soccer – Messi is the only genius in football, says Capello

Soccer – Messi is the only genius in football, says Capello

The manager lauded the Barcelona superstar, while Cristiano Ronaldo was also praised by the Italian coach Lionel Messi is the “only genius in world football” according to former Real Madrid head coach Fabio Capello, who also praised Cristiano Ronaldo’s impact at Juventus. Barcelona superstar Messi and Ronaldo have won five Ballon d’Or awards apiece, with…

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Soccer – Liverpool news: Klopp: We wanted Jadon Sancho, but English clubs don’t sell to competitors

Soccer – Liverpool news: Klopp: We wanted Jadon Sancho, but English clubs don’t sell to competitors

The Reds boss says that he too was impressed by the English winger, who has flourished at Borussia Dortmund Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he was interested in signing Jadon Sancho, but the culture surrounding transfers between English clubs prevented a deal from taking place. Sancho left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund this past summer…

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Soccer – Lionel Messi’s trump card: Why Ousmane Dembele is key to Barcelona’s Champions League hopes

Soccer – Lionel Messi’s trump card: Why Ousmane Dembele is key to Barcelona’s Champions League hopes

Barcelona have made winning the Champions League their priority this season, and the reformed French wonderkid will be crucial if they are to do so That night still gives Barcelona players cold sweats. Defeat in Rome was a season-crusher, a catastrophe, a stain on the club which grew only deeper as rivals Real Madrid stormed…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: La Liga champions have learned from Roma Champions League humiliation – Valverde

Soccer – Barcelona news: La Liga champions have learned from Roma Champions League humiliation – Valverde

The manager says last season’s Champions League humbling has taught his side not to be complacent against Lyon Barcelona know they must not “let their guard down” after last season’s Champions League exit to Roma, according to coach Ernesto Valverde.  The La Liga giants looked set for a semi-final berth after winning the first leg 4-1 at home but capitulated…

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Soccer – Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus: Antione Griezmann says Champions League home final motivates Atleti

Soccer – Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus: Antione Griezmann says Champions League home final motivates Atleti

With the final of this year’s competition to take place at the Wanda Metropolitano, the striker is hoping his side do what’s necessary to make it Antoine Griezmann admits the prospect of playing in this season’s Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano has given Atletico Madrid’s players extra motivation. Atleti have reached at least…

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Soccer – Man City news: ‘He was overwhelming’ – Ilkay Gundogan names Borussia Dortmund’s ‘incredible’ Mario Gotze as most memorable team-mate

Soccer – Man City news: ‘He was overwhelming’ – Ilkay Gundogan names Borussia Dortmund’s ‘incredible’ Mario Gotze as most memorable team-mate

The Germany international was wowed by his compatriot during his time in the Bundesliga Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan has opened up on players who have shaped his career, naming former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Mario Gotze as ‘incredible’ and ‘overwhelming’ amongst a list of the game’s greats. Gundogan swapped Germany for England in 2016 and has…

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Soccer – Roberto Firmino virus: Liverpool forward a major doubt for Bayern Munich clash

Soccer – Roberto Firmino virus: Liverpool forward a major doubt for Bayern Munich clash

The Brazil international has been struggling with illness ahead of the Reds’ monumental matchup with the German champions Liverpool have been dealt a major blow on the eve of their Champions League last-16 clash with Bayern Munich after Roberto Firmino missed training with a virus. The Reds remain hopeful that the Brazil international will recover…

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Soccer – Liverpool news: Reds are targeting Premier League and Champions League double, insists Jordan Henderson

Soccer – Liverpool news: Reds are targeting Premier League and Champions League double, insists Jordan Henderson

The Reds face Bayern Munich in the last 16 of Europe’s elite competition on Tuesday and are battling with Man City and Tottenham for the league title Jordan Henderson believes Liverpool have enough quality to complete a Premier League and Champions League double this season. The Reds are involved in a pulsating domestic battle with Manchester…

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