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    Spanish delight: Real, Atletico to clash in Champions League semi-final

Spanish delight: Real, Atletico to clash in Champions League semi-final

Defending champions Real Madrid have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League 2016/17 semi-final. The draw took place on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland. Monaco, after seeing off Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-final, will face Juventus who defeated Barcelona. Real will be at home in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu while the second leg will be played at Atletico's Vicente Calderon. Both [...]

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    Atlético stop Leicester’s Champions League fairytale

Atlético stop Leicester’s Champions League fairytale

Atlético Madrid ended Leicester City's dream of advancing to the semi-final of the Champions League on Tuesday night at the King Power stadium. The English Premier League champions were knocked out on a 1-2 aggregate scoreline after playing a 1-1 draw in the 2nd leg quarter-final match at the King Power stadium. Leicester was the last England club in the Champions League. Atletico [...]

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    Ndidi’s Leicester suffer controversial loss to Atlético Madrid

Ndidi’s Leicester suffer controversial loss to Atlético Madrid

Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was exceptional despite Leicester City's 1-0 loss to Atlético Madrid in the first leg quarter-final of the Champions League. The Nigerian was Leicester’s main man in the middle throughout the game as he snuffed out a number of Atletico's attacking moves. Atletico dominated possession but when they do lose the ball, it was often because of the interference [...]

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    Borussia Dortmund team bus hit by explosions, player injured

Borussia Dortmund team bus hit by explosions, player injured

Borussia Dortmund's Champions League tie against Monaco was postponed after multiple explosions went off near the Dortmund team bus. Dortmund's defender, Marc Bartra, was taken to the hospital after being injured in the incident. The bus was damaged in two places with German police confirming there were three explosions near the vehicle at around 7pm. The incident reportedly took place while the vehicle [...]

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    Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Leicester City, club of Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa, will face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the 2016/17 Champions League. Craig Shakespeare's men are the last remaining English Premier League side in the competition. The Foxes had played Atletico twice before in Europe. Atlético won both ties, in the 1962 Cup Winners’ Cup and 1998 UEFA Cup. The first-leg ties of the quarter-finals will [...]

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    Man City crash out of Champions League on Guardiola’s 100th UEFA game

Man City crash out of Champions League on Guardiola’s 100th UEFA game

Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho could do little as Manchester City lost 3-1 to Monaco to crash out of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night. The second leg match was an intense affair but the French side emerged victorious at the Stade Louis II. Iheanacho who came on in the 84th minute to replace Gael Clichy was unable to help City go through [...]

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    Barcelona crush PSG to achieve greatest Champions League comeback

Barcelona crush PSG to achieve greatest Champions League comeback

Barcelona on Wednesday overturned a 4-0 deficit to send Paris Saint-Germain out of the UEFA Champions League with three goals in the final minutes at Camp Nou. Luis Enrique's men surmounted the seemingly impossible task to qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition. The Blaugrana who hosted PSG knew they had to produce one of the most memorable nights in the club's [...]

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    Iwobi absent as Arsenal suffer Bayern humiliation

Iwobi absent as Arsenal suffer Bayern humiliation

Rising star Alex Iwobi played no part as Arsenal was blown away 5-1 by Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday. After losing the first leg by the same margin, Arsenal exited the competition on a 2-10 aggregate scoreline. Theo Walcott smashed a shot past Manuel Neuer to get Arsenal ahead in the 20th minute. Robert Lewandowski earned a [...]

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UCL Round 16: Musa predicts away win for Leicester

Nigerian and Leicester City of England winger, Ahmed Musa is optimistic that his team can upset home team Sevilla of Spain in front of their fans Tuesday evening. Both teams are scheduled to engage each other in an all Important Round 16, the first knockout round of the prestigious Uefa Champions League in Spain. Musa is hopeful that The Foxes will put [...]

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    Mahrez: It’s impossible for Leicester to win Champions League

Mahrez: It’s impossible for Leicester to win Champions League

Riyad Mahrez, Dessert Warriors of Algeria and Leicester City forward, says the English Premier League champions can not win the UEFA Champions League. Asked by TheCable if his club could shock Europe just like like it did England by winning the premiership, Mahrez said: "It will be impossible to win the Champions League. No! That will be impossible. "‎Obviously, what happened last season was [...]

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    Arsenal-PSG, City-Barca… The full 2016/17 UEFA Champions League draw

Arsenal-PSG, City-Barca… The full 2016/17 UEFA Champions League draw

This season's UEFA Champions League draw is now done, with one of the highlights being Pep Guardiola and recruit Claudio Bravo returning to their old club Barcelona to defend the colours of new club Manchester City. Arsenal have again been handed an easy draw against the likes of Ludogorets and FC Basel, while last year's semi-finalists Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich are [...]

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