Manchester City hoping one historic success can help them reach new heights against Lyon

Pep Guardiola has a tendency to contrast Manchester City’s Champions League history with those of Europe’s established order.His former clubs Bayern Munich and Barcelona, who meet on Friday night, have ample experience of navigating their way through knockout ties, while City do not.Bu


Atletico catching all the breaks in Champions League

 So far so good for Atletico Madrid in the quest for their first Champions League title. Diego Simeone’s team have caught all the breaks going into the decisive final-eight tournament in Lisbon. Old foes Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo are gone. They drew Leipzig instead of a more t


Last 8 Shows Why Champions League Worth Protecting

Eight European teams in one country to determine who collects the biggest prize in club football. What should be a temporary, pandemic-enforced Champions League format adjustment provides a snapshot of so much there is to fear about the future of football from all sides. Bringing teams together


Manchester United reach semi-finals

Manchester United booked their place in the Europa League semi-finals on Monday night after a 1-0 extra-time win over Danish side Copenhagen. Bruno Fernandes' 95th-minute penalty - United's 21st goal from the spot this season - proved the difference at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, Germany.


Champions League setback as Atletico Madrid report two positive coronavirus cases

Two members of Atletico Madrid staff have tested positive for coronavirus just days ahead of their Champions League quarter-final against RB Leipzig in Lisbon. The Spanish club said all members of the travelling party to Portugal for Thursday's one-off match against the Germans underwent tests on


Lionel Messi on target as Barcelona line up Champions League showdown with Bayern Munich

Barcelona insist they have as much chance as Bayern Munich of winning their Champions League quarter-final despite a far from convincing 3-1 win over Napoli. First-half goals from Clement Lenglet, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez sent Barca on their way into the 'Final Eight' tournament in Lisbon whe


Barcelona or Napoli await Bayern if no upset against Chelsea

Bayern Munich will face Barcelona or Napoli in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, if they can defend their three goal lead against Chelsea in their last 16 second leg game.The Champions League will resume in August after being halted in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a 'Final Eig


Man City eliminate Real Madrid after Varane nightmare

 Manchester City reached the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Real Madrid 2-1 (4-2 on aggregate) at the Etihad Stadium on Friday, with scorers Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus taking advantage of errors by defender Raphael Varane.Real, trailing 2-1 from the first-leg and without


Guardiola says Man City ‘ready’ for Real Madrid test

 Pep Guardiola says Manchester City want to impose their game when they meet Real Madrid in their postponed Champions League match on Friday, believing his side are  ready to face the 13-time champions. City host Zinedine Zidane’s team in the second leg of their last-16 tie, leadi


Fulham back in Premier League after Bryan's extra-time playoff double

Fulham made an immediate return to the Premier League as two extra-time goals from full-back Joe Bryan gave them a 2-1 win over Brentford in the Championship playoff final at an empty Wembley Stadium on Tuesday.Bryan opened the scoring near the end of the first period of extra time when he spotte


Europa League Restarts, Bringing back Continental Football

It's been five months since the last games, but European continental club football is finally back. The Europa League restarts on Wednesday with the round of 16. Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen are among the teams playing the second legs of matchups suspended in time by the coronavirus pan


Aubameyang double leaves Chelsea singing the blues

: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspired Arsenal to a record 14th FA Cup win as the Gunners captain struck twice to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the final at an empty Wembley on Saturday. Christian Pulisic had given Chelsea the dream start, but the Blues unraveled after Aubameyang was brought down by Cesar Az


UEFA 'Confident' Virus Cases Won't Affect European Games

UEFA is "confident" the final stages of the Champions League and Europa League will go ahead without problems despite recent cases of coronavirus at Real Madrid and Sevilla, a spokesperson told AFP on Thursday. Real, who announced on Tuesday that forward Mariano Diaz had tested positive for COVID


Mbappe’s absence against Atalanta to further weaken PSG

 Kylian Mbappe’s absence is going to make things a lot harder for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarterfinals. The 21-year-old forward has been ruled out for about three weeks after sustaining an ankle ligament injury on Friday against Saint-Étienne in the French C


Chelsea Closing in on Kai Havertz and Step up Search for New Goalkeeper

Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit of Kai Havertz after qualifying for the Champions League, opening talks with Bayer Leverkusen over a fee for the midfielder. Havertz has told Leverkusen that he wants to join Chelsea, who are also looking for a new goalkeeper after Frank Lampard dropped Kepa


Egyptian Mahmoud Trezeguet steps up to help Aston Villa avoid relegation

It has been a special week for Egyptian internationals in the English Premier League. Mohamed Salah lifted the title with Liverpool while at the opposite end of the table, Mahmoud Trezeguet stepped up when needed to help ensure that Aston Villa survived in the world’s most popular league &ndas


Real's Hazard Has Sunk under Weight of Expectations, Says Capello

Eden Hazard has struggled to deal with the weight of the Real Madrid shirt following his high-profile move from Chelsea, former Real manager Fabio Capello has said. Hazard joined the Spanish club from Chelsea on a five-year contract for a reported 100 million euros ($116.54 million) ahead of the


PSG win French Cup as fans return

Paris St-Germain overcame an injury to Kylian Mbappe to beat 10-man Saint-Etienne and win the French Cup in a game for which some fans were allowed into the Stade de France. This was the first game in France after the league was ended in April because of the coronavirus outbreak. Neymar opened t





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