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    Liverpool vs Bayern Munich in Champions League knockout round

Liverpool vs Bayern Munich in Champions League knockout round

Liverpool have been drawn against faltering German champions, Bayern Munich, in the UEFA Champions League round of 16.Liverpool, who qualified for the knockout round of the UCL at Napoli's expense, will slug it out against 2001 champions, Bayern, who are nine points behind Bundesliga leaders, Borussia Dortmund.The Reds won the 2005 edition and were beaten last season by Real Madrid [...]

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    UCL: Real Madrid, Man United, Juventus suffer shock defeats

UCL: Real Madrid, Man United, Juventus suffer shock defeats

Real Madrid suffered their worst home defeat in the Champions League as CSKA Moscow thrashed Los Galacticos 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.Fielding a weakened side sprinkled with some of his star players, Santiago Solari's side were humbled despite starting brightly.CSKA took the lead on 37 minutes against the run of play through Fedor Chalov's curling shot. From then onward, [...]

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    Neymar hits treble for PSG as Barcelona humble Spurs

Neymar hits treble for PSG as Barcelona humble Spurs

Neymar and Lionel Messi were the stars on Wednesday as Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona earned commanding wins. Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund also emerged winners but Liverpool lost at Napoli.PSG 6-1 Red Star BelgradeBrazilian maestro, Neymar, was at the heart of an imperial performance as PSG steamrolled Red Star Belgrade to earn their first points of the UCL season. The [...]

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    Unbeaten Juve record big win as Real Madrid endure narrow loss

Unbeaten Juve record big win as Real Madrid endure narrow loss

The second matchday of the UEFA Champions League group stage saw champions Real Madrid lose, Bayern Munich and Manchester United were held in disappointing displays while Juventus continued their perfect start to the season.Hoffenheim 1-2 Manchester CityManchester City needed a late goal to earn their first win in Europe this season, a come-from-behind 2-1 win in Germany. Hoffenheim scored after [...]

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    Liverpool survive scare to join Real Madrid in final

Liverpool survive scare to join Real Madrid in final

Liverpool will slug it out with Real Madrid in the Champions League final, after surviving a scare at the Stadio Olimpico to defeat Roma 7-6 on aggregate.Roma needed another miracle after a 5-2 shellacking in the first leg and were so close on the night, with two late goals earning them a 4-2 win against a Liverpool side who looked [...]

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    Real Madrid through to Champions League final

Real Madrid through to Champions League final

Real Madrid await their opponent in the UEFA Champions League final, eliminating Bayern Munich 4-3 on aggregate following a pulsating 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid to qualify for their third consecutive final appearance.Bayern Munich, who impressed all night, dominated from start and took an early in Madrid. Similar to Juventus, the early tactic was to target Marcelo, [...]

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    Youngsters score as Real Madrid defeat Bayern in Germany

Youngsters score as Real Madrid defeat Bayern in Germany

Goals from Marcelo and Marco Asensio helped defending Champions, Real Madrid to a 2-1 comeback win over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi final tie.Bayern faced injury concerns to key players David Alaba and Arturo Vidal and were dealt further blows with early injuries to Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng.Both [...]

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    Five-star Salah and Liverpool thrash Roma

Five-star Salah and Liverpool thrash Roma

Mohamed Salah scored twice and assisted another two as Liverpool tore Roma to shreds in a dominant  5-2 win at Anfield.Much of the pre-match build up was centred around Mo' Salah facing his former club and he made the match his own, further endearing himself as a fans' favourite.Roma matched Liverpool's intensity early on, De Rossi and Nainggolan pinning the [...]

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    Champions League semi-final preview: Can Bayern stop Madrid for real?

Champions League semi-final preview: Can Bayern stop Madrid for real?

The semi final draw threw up the dream final a round early. Real Madrid, aiming to win three consecutive UCL crowns, will have to go through the might of German champions, Bayern Munich, who are on a renaissance and also looking to win a second treble under veteran coach Jupp Heynckes.Similarly, Liverpool face an AS Roma side they defeated [...]

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    Liverpool thrash City, Barcelona enjoy home comfort

Liverpool thrash City, Barcelona enjoy home comfort

Liverpool showed their European pedigree at Anfield on Wednesday night, outclassing and defeating a surprisingly lacklustre Manchester City 3-0 with Mohamed Salah and co. In full throttle.Jurgen Klopp started with his usual attacking trio of Mo Salah, Saido Mane and Roberto Firmino, while Oxlade-Chamberlain was drafted into midfield with pressing duties in mind. Pep Guardiola turned to a three-man defence [...]

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    UEFA Champions League round of 16 preview I

UEFA Champions League round of 16 preview I

BY JONATHAN LEDGER Finally, the Champions League is back and it’s the period of real football- knockout stage. After a rather drab group stage which saw the last year’s finalist Juventus scrapping through on the last matchday and Real Madrid not winning its group, the big boys are set to collide and the prospects of real entertainment looks promising again.Of [...]

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    Bale: If you play well for 45 minutes, you won’t win a match in the EPL

Bale: If you play well for 45 minutes, you won’t win a match in the EPL

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale says teams in the English Premier League have to play at a high level for 90 minutes to win games as opposed to their counterparts in the Spanish La Liga."Every game in the Premier League, you have to be at 100 per cent for 90 minutes or you will lose," the player who transferred from [...]

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    Mikel Obi is villian-hero in PSG showdown

Mikel Obi is villian-hero in PSG showdown

Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, was both villain and hero in the UEFA Champions League game against hosts Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on Tuesday.Even though PSG beat Chelsea 2-1, Mikel's away goal will help Chelsea remain in the race.PSG's Ibrahimovic scored the first goal in the 39th minute and it was Mikel Obi's gaffe that led to the goal.After Mikel [...]

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    UCL: Mikel, Simon qualify… Ideye crashes to Europa league

UCL: Mikel, Simon qualify… Ideye crashes to Europa league

Moses Simon made history with his Belgian club Gent while Mikel Obi finally featured for Chelsea as the London club booked their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on Wednesday.Brown Ideye, though, could only settle for a passage to the Europa League.John Obi Mikel (Chelsea; group G): The midfielder came on as a substitute, four [...]

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    PREVIEW: Nigerian players seek UCL group-stage tickets

PREVIEW: Nigerian players seek UCL group-stage tickets

Five Nigerian stars will be on parade for various clubs on Tuesday and Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League, with three of them seeking progression into the last 16.Brown Ideye (Olympiacos; group F): The Greek giants will join leaders Bayern Munich in the next round should they beat Arsenal in a straight shoot-out for second spot. The striker has only netted once [...]

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    Ronaldo equals Raul’s Real record

Ronaldo equals Raul’s Real record

Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Raul's all-time goals record for Real Madrid after he scored both goals in a 2-0 win at Swedish side Malmo in Champions League Group A on Wednesday.  The Portugal international opened the scoring when he latched on to Isco's pass and clipped the ball home. He added a second late on with a simple finish after he [...]

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