Category Archive: UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League News

Aug 19

Champions League play-off teams in domestic action

Liverpool won at home, Napoli enjoyed the first day of the season in Italy, and ten-man Sevilla drew their Liga opener. UEFA.com sees how the play-off contenders got on.

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Aug 18

Champions League play-offs: The deciders

The last ten spots in the UEFA Champions League group stage will be decided on Tuesday and Wednesday when the play-off second legs take place: here is how the ties stand.

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Aug 18

Sevilla v İstanbul Başakşehir: play-off facts and stats

Sevilla’s 2-1 first-leg victory over İstanbul Başakşehir, who have never won a European away fixture, has put the Andalusian outfit on the brink of a third successive group stage appearance.

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Aug 18

Nice v Napoli: play-off facts and stats

Nice have won nearly 70% of their home games in UEFA competition but, beaten 2-0 in southern Italy last week, will have their work cut out against Napoli.

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Aug 18

Rijeka v Olympiacos: play-off facts and stats

Rijeka have lost only one of their last 16 European home games and, 2-1 down from the first leg, will need another good performance in front of their own fans if they are to oust Olympiacos.

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Aug 18

Astana v Celtic: play-off facts and stats

Celtic have one foot in the UEFA Champions League group stage after winning 5-0 at home in last week’s first leg, leaving Astana in need of a miracle back in Kazakhstan.

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Aug 18

Maribor v H. Beer-Sheva: play-off facts and stats

Maribor are unbeaten in six European home games but, 2-1 down, will need to do more than avoid defeat if they are to deny Hapoel Beer-Sheva a debut group stage appearance.

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Aug 17

Another European adventure would be great for Celtic – but not Scottish football | Ewan Murray

Celtic have a foot in the Champions League group stage after beating Astana 5-0 in the first leg of the play-off but this success will not benefit other clubs

It wasn’t enough to appreciate Celtic’s 5-0 trouncing of Astana in isolation. The full-time whistle had barely blown on yet another stirring European occasion when the tired cliche arose regarding how wonderful imminent Champions League qualification was for Scottish football. There should be no harm in dismissing such a theory even if it is obvious as to why it arises: Scottish football is desperate for all the scraps of hope it can gather.

Related: Scott Sinclair double inspires classy Celtic to march towards group stages

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/17/celtic-champions-league-play-off-astana-scottish-football-disparity

Aug 17

CSKA Moskva v Young Boys: play-off facts and stats

A bizarre own goal at the death in the first leg has left Young Boys needing a first win in Russia to have any chance of making it past CSKA Moskva in the race for a group stage place.

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Aug 17

Liverpool v Hoffenheim: play-off facts and stats

Yet to lose in 14 home games against German sides, Liverpool will look to bring Hoffenheim’s maiden UEFA Champions League campaign to a brisk conclusion as they defend a 2-1 lead at Anfield.

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Aug 17

FCSB v Sporting CP: play-off facts and stats

After earning a creditable 0-0 draw in the first leg – despite ending the game with ten men – FCSB know that a home win will see them past Sporting CP and into the group stage.

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Aug 17

København v Qarabağ: play-off facts and stats

In coach Ståle Solbakken’s 100th game as a coach in UEFA club competitions, his København side need to overturn a 1-0 deficit to take a group stage place at Qarabağ’s expense.

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Aug 17

All you need to know: #UCL group stage draw

The UEFA Champions League draw takes place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco at 18:00CET on Thursday 24 August, with the eight teams in Pot 1 already confirmed.

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Aug 17

Slavia Praha v APOEL: play-off facts and stats

A miserable start in Cyprus has left Slavia Praha with a 2-0 deficit to overturn if they are to make it past APOEL and into the group stage for only the second time.

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Aug 16

Scott Sinclair double inspires classy Celtic to march towards group stages

Celtic will only have complacency to guard against when they make the long trip to Kazakhstan for Tuesday’s second Champions League play-off leg. Their cause in the east end of Glasgow was assisted by two Astana own goals but with five in total to protect them in the return game, their place in the group draw is all but assured.

Related: Celtic 5-0 Astana: Champions League play-off first leg – as it happened

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/16/celtic-champions-league-playoff-astana

Aug 16

Celtic equal record as Sevilla, Napoli close on group stage

There were wins for record-equalling Celtic, Sevilla, Napoli, Olympiacos and potential UEFA Champions League group debutants Hapoel Beer-Sheva in Wednesday’s play-off first legs.

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