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Jul 25

Away wins for CSKA and Olympiacos, Vardar surprise again

Group stage regulars CSKA Moskva and Olympiacos have one foot in the play-offs after away victories, while Vardar upset København in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie.

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Jul 25

Follow Tuesday’s #UCL third qualifying round action

The UEFA Champions League third qualifying round begins with six games, CSKA Moskva, København and Olympiacos among the teams in action. Our MatchCentre has the latest.

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Jul 25

European football season preview: how will your club fare this year?

Whether you support a club in Scotland, Spain, Italy, Germany, France or beyond, we’d like to hear your expectations for the new season

• Football League: how will your club do this season?

It seemed like only yesterday Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Monaco were being crowned league champions, but in a few short weeks they will begin to defend their titles. With the Ligue 1 season kicking off on 4 August, Serie A following on 11 August, and La Liga and the Bundesliga beginning a week later, now is the time to tell us how your club will fare in the coming year.

Related: Championship, League One and League Two: how will your club do this season?

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/25/european-football-club-season-spain-italy-france-germany-portugal

Jul 24

The longest journeys in UEFA club football

With Astana still involved in the UEFA Champions League, and Marítimo entering the UEFA Europa League, UEFA.com maps the extremes of the footballing continent.

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Jul 21

Gheorghe Hagi: ‘I took a lot of risks because of the passion I have for football’

Viitorul Constanta, the club Hagi formed eight years ago, have won the Romanian title and are about to enter the Champions League. So how has he done it?

Gheorghe Hagi has been talking for almost an hour when, not for the first time, he shoots a glance at the adjacent training pitch. Viitorul Constanta’s Under-17 and Under-19 squads are going through their paces under the late-afternoon sun and on several occasions there has been the sense that Hagi, watching from the corner of his eye, is having to restrain himself from darting across to correct certain imperfections. “Look at this,” he says, waving an arm out into the heat. “This is not about money; that’s the last thing for me. This is about work – work and dedication.”

Nobody leaves this smart facility, five kilometres from the beaches of Mamaia and their swarms of Black Sea holidaymakers, without that outlook being seared upon them but the fruits of Hagi’s work are about to go on show to the wider world. Viitorul’s senior team will play their first Champions League fixture on Wednesday when the Cypriot side Apoel visit for a third qualifying round first leg; they earned that right through winning Romania’s Liga I last season despite having one of its smallest budgets, a remarkable feat that outstripped every projection Hagi had made for his club when he founded it in 2009. At that point the professional squad was intended merely as a finishing school for the academy before it. The aim was to give something back to the sport that made him; to help young Romanian players become great, just as he had been. If their path has been accelerated beyond all imagining it is the result of a constant, clear vision that has left Viitorul’s more storied rivals trailing.

I had a great career as a player and I’m very happy with what I achieved but this is the second part. My mission now is to help others achieve their dreams

I wanted very much to play in England. I know people like and appreciate me there; it would have been extraordinary

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jul/21/gheorghe-hagi-viitorul-constanta-champions-league-johan-cruyff

Jul 21

UEFA Europa League third qualifying round guide

Former European champions AC Milan, Marseille and PSV Eindhoven are among the big names entering the competition in the third qualifying round, which begins on Thursday.

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Jul 21

UEFA Champions League third qualifying round guide

Ajax, CSKA Moskva, Dynamo Kyiv and Olympiacos are among 13 clubs entering the UEFA Champions League in the third qualifying round, which starts on Tuesday.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=2487200.html?rss=2487200+UEFA+Champions+League+third+qualifying+round+guide

Jul 20

Thursday night results, third qualifying fixtures

Galatasaray’s elimination was the big story of the night, while Ružomberok earned a tie with Everton, and Osijek clinched a visit to PSV Eindhoven; see the results and the updated draw.

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Jul 20

What makes Galatasaray’s conquerors Östersund special?

They paint, they dance to Swan Lake and they sing – and now Östersund’s unconventional team-bonding exercises have helped them to create a massive European upset.

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Jul 20

UEFA Europa League second qualifying round deciders

Can Galatasaray overturn a 2-0 deficit at home against Östersund? The 33 second qualifying round ties conclude tonight. Follow the action in our MatchCentre.

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Jul 19

Celtic, Legia, Salzburg lead ten more through

Legia scored six and Celtic managed four while Ludogorets and Salzburg also recorded big wins as the final ten teams booked places in the third qualifying round.

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Jul 19

Follow Wednesday’s #UCL second qualifying round deciders

The final ten second qualifying round ties conclude tonight, with Celtic, København and Salzburg within sight of the next phase. Our MatchCentre has the latest.

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Jul 19

What makes Galatasaray’s opponents Östersund special?

They paint, dance to Swan Lake and sing, but Östersund’s unconventional team-bonding exercises have taken them to within 90 minutes of a massive European upset.

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Jul 18

Vardar upset Malmö as seven go through

Well clear in the Swedish Allsvenskan, Malmö were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Vardar on a night when six other teams progressed to the third qualifying round.

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Jul 18

Follow Tuesday’s #UCL second qualifying round action

Seven second qualifying round ties conclude on Tuesday, starting with 2015/16 group stage contenders Astana hosting Spartaks Jūrmala. Our MatchCentre has the latest.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2018/matches/index.html#rd/2000878/2?rss=2482366+Follow+Tuesday's+%23UCL+second+qualifying+round+action

Jul 17

All you need to know: #UEL play-off draw

Forty-four clubs will be involved in the UEFA Europa League play-off draw, which takes place on 4 August in Nyon and is streamed live on UEFA.com from 13:00CET.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2486250.html?rss=2486250+All+you+need+to+know:+#UEL+play-off+draw

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