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Guardiola Tries To Defend Bravo

Pep Guardiola defended his tactics and team selection after his Barcelona homecoming ended in a nightmare 4-0 thrashing for Manchester City. The City manager's decision to leave out Sergio Aguero backfired while Claudio Bravo, the goalkeeper in whom he has invested much trust, was also sent off in a Champions League mauling at the Nou [...]

Andre Schurrle came off the bench to ensure Borussia Dortmund claimed a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 95th Champions League goal. Ronaldo reached the landmark when his first-time effort beat Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki to give the visitors a 1-0 lead but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stabbed home from close range to [...]

The Champions League draw on Thursday has paired together Barcelona and Manchester City, meaning a return to Catalan for new City boss Pep Guardiola. The Spanish champions beat City at the last-16 stage in both 2014 and 2015 while goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has just completed a move from Barca to Guardiola's new side In what [...]

According to Marca, Barcelona star Neymar turned down a staggering €50 million contract, access to a private jet and a string of hotels from Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The Barcelona forward was linked with a series of moves over the transfer window, including a possible switch to PSG and Manchester United. Instead, he chose to [...]

Real Madrid struck twice at the death to defeat Sporting CP, Borussia Dortmund registered their biggest European away win and Leicester City were impressive victors in Bruges. Group C Manchester City 4-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach On target three times in the play-off first leg against Steaua Bucureşti, Sergio Agüero hit his second UEFA Champions League hat-trick [...]

Arsene Wenger was left feeling vindicated by his surprise selection of David Ospina as the goalkeeper pulled off a string of saves in Arsenal's Champions League draw with Paris St Germain. The Colombian was not expected to start at the Parc des Princes, but was drafted in ahead of Petr Cech and performed admirably, eventually [...]

The Champions League is back underway and Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona hit seven and Bayern Munich scored five. Despite those two one-sides games, the rest of the ties were extremely competitive with away wins for Atlético Madrid and Napoli while Arsenal held Paris Saint-Germain. Group A Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 Arsenal Edinson Cavani's [...]

UEFA has already announced that beginning with the 2018-19 season, that the Big Four European Leagues (England, Spain, Italy and Germany) will all get four guaranteed spots in the group stages. Now according to a report in the German magazine Kicker, UEFA is getting set to roll out a new revenue distribution that could see [...]

Europe's top four leagues will have four guaranteed places in the Champions League group stage from the 2018-19 season, UEFA has confirmed. The top four leagues in the UEFA coefficient ranking, currently La Liga, the Bundesliga, Premier League and Serie A, will see four teams enter the group stage without having to go through a [...]

A difference over two legs between possible Champions League glory and heartache was a deflected Gareth Bale cross. Bale's first half goal was too much for Manchester City to overcome and it sent Real Madrid through to face city rivals Atletico in the final. City midfielder Fernando inadvertently diverted Bale's 20th-minute strike into his own [...]