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UEFA Football Competitions News

Dec 11

Champions League last 16: Chelsea face Barça, Real Madrid land PSG – as it happened

Paris St-Germain drew Real Madrid in the outstanding tie of a fascinating round of 16 11.31am GMT I’d love to hang around, but some of us have got other draws to liveblog, so I’m going to sign off. What a draw it’s been, though: brief, absolutely devoi…

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Dec 11

Antonio Conte tips Premier League clubs for Champions League glory

• Chelsea manager expects first English winner since 2012• ‘I think the first round showed great power for their teams’Antonio Conte believes this could be the season when Premier League clubs break a run of five years without a Champions League title,…

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Dec 11

UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw

Holders Real Madrid will take on free-scoring Paris Saint-Germain while English champions Chelsea meet Barcelona after the draw was made for the UEFA Champions League round of 16.

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Dec 10

City soar in derby win, Messi matches Müller

Manchester City set a new Premier League record and moved 11 points clear after a 2-1 derby win, while Lionel Messi matched Gerd Müller’s tally for goals scored with a single club.

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Dec 10

City soar in derby win, Madrid dispatch Sevilla

Manchester City set a new Premier League record and moved 11 points clear thanks to a 2-1 derby win, following victories for fellow knockout sides Madrid, Bayern, Paris and Tottenham.

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Dec 09

Kane and Ronaldo join trio with 50 goals in 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane joined an elite band on 50 goals for 2017 on Saturday. Can you name the others? And who has scored at the best rate?

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Dec 08

Sports quiz of the week: two big derbies, a petrified referee and a fighting soldier

What cost a fortune? Who scared Mark Clattenburg? And which Rover returned?Football quiz: how well do you know the Manchester and Merseyside derbies?How many of the semi-finalists from last season’s Champions League have made it to the last-16 stage th…

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Dec 08

The beaten finalists who were more memorable than the champions

Roberto Baggio in 1994, Holland in the 1970s and Bayern Munich’s late heartache in 1999 – sometimes losers leave more enduring images than winnersBy Mark Sanderson for When Saturday Comes, of the Guardian Sport NetworkAs captain it was my job to go up …

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Dec 08

Guess who was the top UEFA competition scorer of 2017?

He was eclipsed by Ada Hegerberg in 2016, but Cristiano Ronaldo has taken the prize as the leading scorer in all UEFA competition matches for this year: see who he beat to the title.

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Dec 08

UEFA Champions League round of 16 classics

From José Mourinho’s touchline celebrations to APOEL heroics and some Neymar magic, UEFA.com picks out a classic round of 16 tie from each of the last 14 seasons.

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Dec 07

Europa League round of 32 draw line-up confirmed

The 32 clubs have been confirmed for the UEFA Europa League knockout stage but which teams are seeded? UEFA.com explains.

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Dec 07

Astana and Marseille among final eight through

AEK Athens, Astana, Athletic Club, Crvena zvezda, København, Lokomotiv Moskva, Ludogorets and Marseille all booked their UEFA Europa League round of 32 places on Thursday.

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Dec 07

UEFA Europa League group stage records

Edinson Cavani, Mario Sonnleitner and Aritz Aduriz all have claims to little pieces of UEFA Europa League history; UEFA.com probes the group stage figures.

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Dec 07

Wilshere and Debuchy end goal droughts as Arsenal crush Bate Borisov

Trying to establish the expected goals in the Europa League is a mission, particularly on a night when so many goalscorers are completely unexpected. After last weekend’s flurry of repelled chances against Manchester United, Arsenal summoned goals from…

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Dec 07

Arsenal 6-0 Bate Borisov: Europa League – as it happened

Jack Wilshere inspired a crushing Arsenal win with a display of guile and productivity which ended Bate Borisov’s hopes of progress in the Europa League 10.06pm GMT Related: Wilshere and Debuchy end goal droughts as Arsenal crush Bate Borisov 10.03pm…

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Dec 07

Ademola Lookman strikes twice as Everton end dismal campaign on a high

Ademola Lookman’s brace ensured a youthful Everton side did not miss Sam Allardyce’s presence in Cyprus as they finished their woeful Europa League campaign with a victory.A pre-arranged medical appointment meant Allardyce was not in Nicosia to witness…

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