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Kelehechi Iheanacho inspires Leicester into Champions League

It was never going to be an easy task for Leicester when they took on Crystal Palace on Monday. The visitors started the game in 13th place, but had already taken points from three of the current top four heading in, and made Brendan Rodgers' team work for their 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture back in December. The importance of a win was not lost on Leicester, though. And it certainly […]

todayApril 27, 2021

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Klopp pleased to avoid Chelsea, Manchester City in Champions League draw

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Champions League quarter-finals tie against Real Madrid will be a 'tough' one.  Liverpool will be up against Madrid over two legs on 6-7 and 13-14 April in the Champions League. The Spanish giants beat the Reds in the 2019 final and Klopp says it is 'cool' for his team to have the opportunity to play them again.  The German however admitted he was pleased […]

todayMarch 21, 2021 1 2

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Solskjaer reacts to Manchester United vs Granada draw in Champions League

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side is in a 'difficult' Europa League quarter-final against LaLiga side Granada.  United secured a quarter-final spot in the Europa League after beating AC Milan 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate) on Thursday evening. On Friday, the Red Devils were handed Granada after the last eight draws. Solskjaer is aware of Granada's threat who eliminated Napoli and Molde to secure the last-eight spot and […]

todayMarch 21, 2021 6

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📊 Champions League quarterfinal draw: OPTA’s best facts & figures

The Champions League quarterfinal draw has been made, with four tasty ties to look forward to later this month. Bayern & PSG face off in a rematch of last season's final while 2004 winners Porto square up to 2012 champions Chelsea. 🏟 Quarterfinal draw in full 🌐 Man City vs Borussia Dortmund 🌐 Porto vs Chelsea 🌐 Bayern vs PSG 🌐 Real Madrid vs Liverpool 🏆 UCL quarterfinal draw: Best […]

todayMarch 20, 2021 9

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Twitter reacts as Chelsea & Bayern Munich book their Champions League quarter final spots

Chelsea and Bayern Munich both secured their places in the Champions League quarter finals thanks to second leg victories over Atletico Madrid and Lazio.Chelsea headed into their fixture with a slender 1-0 lead to protect following Olivier Giroud's overhead kick in their terrific first leg victory over the current La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.Despite the high stakes and the fragility of their one goal advantage, Chelsea supporters were completely chill […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 5

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Real Madrid 3-1 Atalanta(AGG 4-1): Los Blancos through to Champions League last-8

Real Madrid advanced to the last eight of the Champions League after beating Atalanta 3-1(4-1 on aggregate) in a match staged at Santiago Bernabeu.  Real Madrid took the lead in the 34th minute through Karim Benzema and it was a perfect gift from Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello. The goalkeeper drilled his clearance straight at Modric, who latched on to his own block and cut a pass back for Benzema to […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 2

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Real Madrid handed Champions League victory by Atalanta

Several minutes into Real Madrid's Champions League round of 16 second leg against Atalanta on Tuesday night, the visitors were presented with a great opportunity. Making one of those inside to outside runs as he often does, Robin Gosens managed to latch onto the end of Luis Muriel's cross. However, despite being just a few yards out, the German failed to make solid contact and his shot was easily batted […]

todayMarch 17, 2021 1

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Which Champions League records do Haaland and Mbappe hold?

Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe have been the talk of town this week, following their heroics in the Champions League.  In a week when Cristiano Ronald and Lionel Messi, the two greats, were eliminated from the competition, it was the youngsters who led their teams into the quarter-finals.  Mbappe scored PSG's lone goal as they settled for a 1-1 draw against Messi's Barcelona to sail into the quarters with a […]

todayMarch 13, 2021 6

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Don’t Reject the Champions League’s Changes Out of Hand

Say what you like about Andrea Agnelli, but at least he is not afraid of a bad idea. Even by the standards of Agnelli, the Juventus chairman, this has been a fairly spectacular week, a seemingly never-ending stream of free-form thoughts about the future of soccer, each one somehow worse than the last.There was, first, a stout defense of the coming reform of the Champions League, the so-called Swiss Model, […]

todayMarch 12, 2021 3

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