Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tag "Champions League"

    Istanbul stadium to host 2020 UCL final

Istanbul stadium to host 2020 UCL final

European football governing body, UEFA, has announced that the 2020 Champions League final will be staged at Turkey's Istanbul stadium. The UEFA Executive Committee took the decision at its meeting held today in Kiev, Ukraine.The Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı is the country's largest stadium and is home to the Turkish national team. This will be the stadium's second UCL final, [...]

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    Cristiano Ronaldo bails Real Madrid from Champions League disgrace; Bayern advance

Cristiano Ronaldo bails Real Madrid from Champions League disgrace; Bayern advance

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich joined Liverpool and Roma in the semi finals of the UCL after overcoming the challenges of Juventus and Sevilla respectively.Zinedine Zidane's wards were abysmal on the night but were saved by talisman Cristiano Ronaldo's last-minute contentious but clear-cut penalty kick as they suffered a shock 1-3 loss at the Santiago Bernabeu.Juventus, looking to emulate Roma's [...]

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    Liverpool dump City out, Roma earn fairytale win to advance

Liverpool dump City out, Roma earn fairytale win to advance

Liverpool completed a miserable week which included three consecutive defeats for Manchester City with a 2-1 win at Etihad stadium to qualify for the semi finals of the UEFA Champions League, becoming the first team ever to defeat The Citizens three times in one season.Giorgino Wijnaldum replaced Henderson in midfield for Liverpool, while Bernardo Silva replaced Ikay Gundogan for City [...]

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    UEFA Champions League quarter final review: The usual suspects?

UEFA Champions League quarter final review: The usual suspects?

Europe- and the world- welcomes back the premier club competition and it's the round of the big clubs.The usual suspects of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are on a roller coaster ride, but the impressive Manchester City and tricky duo of Roma and Sevilla could put a clog in the big boys' wheels.Juventus vs Real MadridA repeat of last [...]

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    Champions League draw review: Big guns kept apart

Champions League draw review: Big guns kept apart

It is no more news that draws for the UEFA Champions League Quarter finals have been 'staged' as is done every year.Most fans of clubs handed tough draws (Juventus vs Real Madrid; Liverpool vs Man City; Sevilla fans) will never admit to the fairness of the event, while those with seemingly easy ties (Barcelona, Bayern Munich) are already booking [...]

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    UCL: Messi brace annihilates Chelsea, Bayern advance

UCL: Messi brace annihilates Chelsea, Bayern advance

Barcelona defeated an enterprising but error-strewn Chelsea 3-0 at the Camp Nou to advance into the Quarter final of the UEFA Champions League thanks to a brace and an assist from Lionel Messi.Both sides made one change apiece to their starting XI from the first leg, Oliver Giroud replacing Pedro for Chelsea. Barcelona replaced Paulinho with fit-again summer signing Ousmane [...]

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    UCL: Manchester United crash out, Dzeko pulls Roma through to quarter final

UCL: Manchester United crash out, Dzeko pulls Roma through to quarter final

Manchester United suffered an embarrassing 2-1 loss at Old Trafford to Sevilla and crashed out of the UEFA Champions League. Jose Mourinho's men were looking to qualify after a goalless first leg in Spain two weeks ago but were dominated by a spirited and attack-minded Sevilla side.On the heels of his two-goal showing against Liverpool on Saturday, Mourinho handed Marcus [...]

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    Juventus knock out Tottenham, Manchester City advance to UCL quarter final

Juventus knock out Tottenham, Manchester City advance to UCL quarter final

It was a mixed evening for English clubs in the UCL on wednesday evening as Tottenham Hotspur crashed out to last year's beaten finalist Juventus 2-1 at Wembley stadium, while Manchester City, despite losing 2-1 at home, took the easy street into the quarter finals with a 5-2 aggregate win over FC Basel of Switzerland.Pablo Dybala, Blaise Matuidi, and Giorgio [...]

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    Real Madrid, Liverpool cruise into UCL quarter final

Real Madrid, Liverpool cruise into UCL quarter final

Cristiano Ronaldo scored in a record-equaling ninth consecutive UCL game to lead Real Madrid to a 2-1 victory over ten-man PSG at the Parc de Princes stadium in France.Real Madrid made four changes to the team which won the first leg 3-1, surprise starts for wonderkid Marco Asensio,  Lucas Vasquez and Mateo Kovacic, while Dani Carvajal returned from suspension to [...]

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    Barcelona hold Chelsea, Bayern hit five

Barcelona hold Chelsea, Bayern hit five

Nigeria's Victor Moses played all 90 minutes as barcelona held a spirited Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Stamford bridge.Eden Hazard and Willian spearheaded Chelsea's attack in a surprise move, while there was no surprise from Ernesto Valverde, the Spanish coach fielding the usual suspects of Messi, Suarez and Iniesta in attack, while Paulinho was drafted into midfield to add [...]

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    Champions League preview II: Battle of Stamford Bridge

Champions League preview II: Battle of Stamford Bridge

BY JONATHAN LEDGER Last week saw Liverpool and Manchester City run riot away from home, Real Madrid confirming their Europian pedigree against PSG, and tottenham relying on the calmness Dembele and Kane plus the luck of Higuain missing a penalty to earn a 2-2 draw against Juventus.The Champions League Round of 16 continues this week with the possibility of Messi punishing [...]

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    Chelsea sign midfielder Bakayoko from Monaco

Chelsea sign midfielder Bakayoko from Monaco

Chelsea have signed midfielder Tiémoué Bakayoko from Monaco on a five-year contract.The €45million (£39.7m) deal for the 22-year-old was sealed on Saturday."I am very happy to be here and to join this great team. I have grown up watching Chelsea," said Bakayako, the club's second-most expensive signing."Signing was the natural thing for me because it is a club I loved [...]

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    Aguero hat-trick, Iheanacho’s late goal give Manchester City 4-0 victory

Aguero hat-trick, Iheanacho’s late goal give Manchester City 4-0 victory

Sergio Aguero struck a second hat-trick of the season as Manchester City dominated Borussia Monchengladbach in their champions league group opener on Wednesday. In Pep Guardiola’s first group game in charge, Aguero pounced to prod in an Aleksandar Kolarov cross and added a penalty kick when Ilkay Gundogan was fouled.He rounded the keeper for his third in front of around 32,000 [...]

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    Draxler’s strike sinks Musa and CSKA

Draxler’s strike sinks Musa and CSKA

Julian Draxler's first goal for Wolfsburg was enough for the Bundesliga runner-up to begin their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over Ahmed Musa’s CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.Draxler, brought in from league rival Schalke to replace the departed Kevin de Bruyne, broke the deadlock in the Group B game five minutes before the break.The midfielder was alert to a [...]

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    Mourinho to journalists: Click Google instead of asking stupid questions

Mourinho to journalists: Click Google instead of asking stupid questions

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has told journalists to use the search engine Google instead to asking stupid questions.The Blues will open their Champions League campaign against Maccabi Tel Aviv on Wednesday as Mourinho seeks to revive his side after their worst start to a season in 29 years.At the pre-match conference, the Portuguese bat away at suggestions that on past [...]

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    La Liga strike called off

La Liga strike called off

The final two match-days in La Liga will go on after the week-long Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) suspension and players' union (AFE) strike were lifted by Spain's high court.The RFEF had suspended the end of the season while the AFE decided to go on a strike action over a TV rights dispute.The AFE had moved to strike from May [...]

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