Monday, July 22, 2019

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    Ajax on the brink of Champions League final after stunning win at Tottenham

Ajax on the brink of Champions League final after stunning win at Tottenham

The Young Boys of Ajax continued their giant-killing run in the Champions League with a deserved 1-0 win at Tottenham- their latest victim- in their new London stadium courtesy of a solitary goal scored early in the encounter.The Dutch side, who last reached the final in 1996 moved ever closer to making another final after 23 years with a performance [...]

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    Ronaldo scores in Ajax draw as Messi’s Barca defeats Man Utd

Ronaldo scores in Ajax draw as Messi’s Barca defeats Man Utd

Barcelona earned a comfortable 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, thanks to an early own goal.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's wheels did not pick up speed in a spirited but blunt display from his wasteful boys, especially Rashford, who was aiming for the stars with his opportunities.Man United got the first sight of goal from a free kick on [...]

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    UEFA fine Ronaldo €20,000 for celebration mocking Simeone

UEFA fine Ronaldo €20,000 for celebration mocking Simeone

European football governing body, UEFA, has fined Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, €20,000 for his "obscene" jubilation during the Italian club’s 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid last week.Juventus lost 0-2 to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League, marking the Spanish side’s victory with strange celebrations.Juventus, however, hit back 3-0 through Ronald’s hat-trick, and mocked Simeone [...]

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    Man United to face Barcelona as Tottenham battles City for UCL semi-final slot

Man United to face Barcelona as Tottenham battles City for UCL semi-final slot

The tie between Barcelona and Manchester United headlines the quarter-final matches of this season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL).The Red Devils must face the herculean task of denying Lionel Messi and co. a place in the last four of the competition.The draws, which was held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and carried out by 2010 winner with Inter [...]

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    UCL: Brilliant Mane, Messi brace Liverpool, Barca into quarter finals

UCL: Brilliant Mane, Messi brace Liverpool, Barca into quarter finals

Sadio Mane scored twice to lead Liverpool into the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich.In the game played at Bayern's Alianz arena stadium, Jurgen Klopp's men reigned supreme, and their prolific Senegalese was the star of the show.The 26-year-old has been attracting interest from Real Madrid in recent days and showed has shown why in the 17th minute.Latching [...]

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    Ajax axe UCL champions Real Madrid as Tottenham sails through

Ajax axe UCL champions Real Madrid as Tottenham sails through

Ajax dismantled an abject Real Madrid 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeau to qualify for the quarter-finals on the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 22 years at the expense of the defending champions.Real Madrid, who finished the game with ten men due to a late sending off, had won the competition thrice on the bounce and had captured [...]

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    UCL: Man City, Atlético win on VAR-tastic night

UCL: Man City, Atlético win on VAR-tastic night

The Video Assistant Referee was the centre of attraction as Atlético Madrid defeated Juventus 2-0 and ten-man Manchester City came from behind to win 3-2.For all Atletico's start like raging bulls, the Old Lady of Turin fashioned two good opportunities in the first 15 minutes, Jan Oblak tipping over Cristiano Ronaldo's free kick while Leonardo Bonucci headed wide from a [...]

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    UCL: Liverpool, Tottenham reach knockout phase at expense of Italian teams

UCL: Liverpool, Tottenham reach knockout phase at expense of Italian teams

It was joy for England and despair for Italy as Premiership clubs, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, did the needful to advance into the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League at the expense of Serie A's Napoli and Inter Milan.Liverpool, needing to win by a lone goal and keep a clean sheet to qualify, defeated Napoli 1-0 thanks to Mohamed [...]

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    VAR to be introduced in next season’s Champions League

VAR to be introduced in next season’s Champions League

Video assistant referee (VAR) will be introduced in the Champions League and other UEFA competitions from the 2019/20 season.The decision was reached on Thursday at a meeting of UEFA's executive committee in Nyon, Switzerland.According to UEFA, the VAR system will be used from the play-off stage of the Champions League while it will also be used for the 2019 UEFA Super [...]

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    UCL: Messi opens with hat trick, late Firmino winner for Liverpool

UCL: Messi opens with hat trick, late Firmino winner for Liverpool

Barcelona started their UCL season with a 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven at the Camp Nou stadium, thanks to a Lionel Messi hat trick and a brilliant individual strike by Ousmanne Dembele.The first goal was a brilliant free kick just outside the penalty area while the 30-year old's second and third were first-time shots from the six-yard box off two [...]

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    UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA to introduce third European club competition from 2021

UEFA is set to launch a third European club competition from the 2021-22 season.Andrea Agnelli, European Club Association president, confirmed the development on Tuesday.In his opening address at the ECA biannual meeting, Agnelli said: "Pending approval of the UEFA ExCo, the 'green light' has been given to introduce a third competition, bringing the overall number of clubs to 96, as of [...]

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    UCL: Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford as Juventus draw Man United

UCL: Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford as Juventus draw Man United

Real Madrid start a third consecutive defence of their UCL crown against Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen in the group stage.The draws, handled by Real and Atletico Madrid players, Kaka and Diego Forlan respectively, placed the 13-time champions in the same group as Roma, the slayers of Barcelona last season.Barcelona, who have won their group in the last 11 [...]

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    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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