Category: UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League News

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

Cristiano Ronaldo retains Ballon d’Or to match Messi

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has capped off another memorable year by winning the Ballon d’Or for a fifth time, equalling the all-time record of Lionel Messi.

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Dec 07

Champions League power rankings: Manchester City are the team to beat

Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are the four teams to avoid in what will be a competitive draw for the last-16 on MondayBy Martin Laurence and Ben McAleer for WhoScored?The last-16 stage of the Champions League promises …

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Dec 07

Champions League draw: who can the Premier League five meet in last 16?

We break down the record-breaking achievements of the English quintet in the Champions League and look ahead to who they could meet in the next stage Yes it is. Never before have so many clubs from one country reached this stage of the tournament. It b…

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Dec 07

Shakhtar Donetsk manager dresses up as Zorro after Champions League win – video

Paulo Fonseca, the Shakhtar Donetsk manager, conducts his post-match news conference in a Zorro costume on Wednesday. Fonseca promised to dress up as the masked vigilante if his side qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League. The 2-1 win over M…

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Dec 07

Champions League group stage at a glance

Goalscoring records were shattered, Beşiktaş and English clubs broke new ground, and Cristiano Ronaldo, James Milner and Ibrahim Šehić topped the stats: the 2017/18 group stage at a glance.

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Dec 07

Jürgen Klopp’s plan baffles supine Spartak with help from boys from Brazil | Andy Hunter

Philippe Coutinho and the Liverpool frontline ran riot against Spartak Moscow to show they are a team to fear in the knockout stages of the Champions LeagueJürgen Klopp bestowed the Liverpool captaincy on Philippe Coutinho for the first time in a compe…

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Dec 07

Liverpool ready to face anyone in Champions League last 16, says Klopp – video

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool will be ready to face anyone in the Champions League knockout stages after a 7-0 rout of Spartak Moscow at Anfield on Wednesday night. The victory ensured the Reds progress as group winners and will therefore face Basel, Bay…

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Dec 06

Champions League podcast: Guardiola, Mourinho, Hazard

We hear from Josep Guardiola, José Mourinho and Eden Hazard as our panel review the week’s UEFA Champions League action in the official podcast.

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Dec 06

Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool strike force will have last-16 rivals worried

• Liverpool join four other English teams in Champions League knockout stage• ‘We showed we learned from the mistake we made in Seville’Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool’s formidable attacking quartet will strike fear throughout the Champions League after hi…

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Dec 06

Manchester City’s winning run ends as makeshift side fall to Shakhtar

Pep Guardiola insisted his players “needed to lose” in order to regain their focus, after Manchester City tasted defeat for the first time in 227 days. Related: Philippe Coutinho hat-trick inspires 7-0 Liverpool romp against Spartak Moscow Related: Sh…

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Dec 06

Roundup: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo scores in every group game

• Real Madrid forward makes history with latest goal in competition• Napoli’s slim hopes of reaching knockout stage ended at FeyenoordCristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in every Champions League group stage match as Real Madrid beat Bor…

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Dec 06

Champions League top scorers: Ronaldo leads quartet

Cristiano Ronaldo remains on course to finish UEFA Champions League top scorer for a seventh time after concluding the group stage with nine goals – three more than any other player.

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