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Friday, December 13, 2019

Champions League


A Champions League final 16 that’s elite if not enthralling

December 12, 2019 1:02 pm

As Ajax proved last year, a compelling outsider adds a sense of intrigue that can burnish even soccer’s most exclusive competition: a new face among the old, carrying with it an air of revitalizing freshness, of raw joy, that improves the spectacle. At one point, when Ajax had fallen, and Red Bull’s Salzburg franchise, too, it seemed the only contender for that role was, in more traditional eyes, hardly a welcome one: RB Leipzig.

Lionel Messi celebrates, Liverpool frustrated in Champions League

November 28, 2019 9:34 am

For the team that leads La Liga despite rarely seeming to reach top gear, Barcelona's 3-1 win over Dortmund finally showcased the talent and creativity in the team.

Preview: Jose Mourinho back in Champions League, on charm offensive at Spurs

November 25, 2019 5:54 pm

After guiding Spurs to a victory at West Ham in his first match as manager, Jose Mourinho will take charge of them in a home match for the first time when Olympiakos visits Tuesday in the Champions League.

UCL Roundup: Rodrygo's hattrick lifts Real Madrid, Kyle Walker saves day

November 07, 2019 10:50 am

Real Madrid's Rodrygo shined with a hattrick Galatasaray on a night when the familiar names of Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain won to take their usual places in the knockout rounds.

WATCH: Kyle Walker dons gloves, Gabriel Jesus misses penalty against Atalanta

November 07, 2019 12:58 pm

From Kyle Walker coming on to save the day to Gabriel Jesus dragging a tame effort from the penalty spot, Manchester City's draw against Atalanta had it all.

Lionel Messi becomes first player to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons

October 24, 2019 10:55 pm

Lionel Messi capitalised on a disorganised pass from Peter Sevcik to midfielder Arthur to score his 113th goal in Europe's top club competition.

Watch: Lionel Messi and Liverpool shine in Champions League

October 24, 2019 9:00 am

Lionel Messi floated a free kick to Luis Suarez at the far post and the Uruguayan's shot was deflected in by Slavia forward Peter Olayinka for Barcelona's winner.

Chelsea snatch 1-0 win over Ajax with late goal, Champions League Group H thrown wide open

October 24, 2019 1:57 am

Substitute Michy Batshuayi snatched a late winner after a cross by another substitute, Christian Pulisic, as Chelsea rode their luck to beat Ajax 1-0 and throw Champions League group H wide open.

UCL 2019-20: Real Madrid depleted for crucial game, problems mount for Bayern Munich

October 22, 2019 9:54 pm

Real Madrid has yet to win a match in Group A this season. A third straight setback could leave the team in danger of not making it out of the group stage of the Champions League for the first time since the 1989-90 season.

Graham Potter defends Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs record after Bayern thrashing

October 04, 2019 1:38 pm

Potter, whose team hosts Spurs in the Premier League on Saturday, felt Pochettino's side impressed in the first half against Bayern and did not deserve to be on the wrong end of an emphatic scoreline. "It was a disappointing result for them against a top team that were very clinical on the night," Potter told a news conference on Thursday. "But if they were as clinical as Bayern they could have been 3-0 up in the game.


Kyle Walker saves Manchester City's day after goalkeeping crisis against Atalanta

November 07, 2019 12:26 pm

Kyle Walker had to come off the bench for Pep Guardiola's side for about 10 minutes, wearing Claudio Bravo's goalkeeping shirt to see out Manchester City's 1-1 draw against Atalanta in UEFA Champions League.

Real trample Atletico in Champions League final

May 25, 2014 9:30 pm

Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid 4-1 to win their first Champions League title in 12 years on Saturday.