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Champions League Draw 2017/18

The 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw has been made, with highlights including Bayern Munich v PSG, Chelsea v Atlético Madrid, Juventus v Barcelona and Real Madrid v Dortmund. GROUP A (BENFICA, MANCHESTER UNITED, BASEL, CSKA MOSCOW) Jose Mourinho can be happy with how Manchester United’s return after a one-year absence shapes, and his [...]

Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United stars of disrespecting Basle on Tuesday, claiming they were more interested in fancy flicks and ‘PlayStation football’ than killing the tie off. United were cruising to victory thanks to goals from Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku but Mourinho was left angry at a lack of professionalism before Marcus Rashford’s [...]

Fiery Champions League Draw For Chelsea

Chelsea will have to beat Atletico Madrid to top spot in Group C after they were drawn alongside the La Liga giants. Knocked out by Diego Simeone’s men in their 2014 semi final, the Blues will be the first British side to visit the new Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, as well as facing trips [...]

Liverpool Happy With Champions League Draw

Liverpool will have to overcome Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and Maribor to book a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League this season. The Reds were in pot three and handed a favorable draw as Jurgen Klopp’s side prepare to test themselves at Europe’s top table again. Anfield will be rocking when Sevilla, who [...]

Manchester United’s return to the Champions League has seen them handed a kind draw after they were grouped with Benfica, Basle and CSKA Moscow. The Red Devils were absent from Europe’s premier club competition last season but are back after winning the Europa League, and have avoided all or European football’s powerhouses on their return. [...]

Liverpool beat Hoffenheim 2-1 on Germany on Tuesday in their Champions League playoff first leg. Jurgen Klopp’s side was in control of the tie until the last minutes of the game, but just like at Watford at the weekend, Liverpool conceded a late goal. At Watford it cost the Reds two points, but this goal [...]

Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 24 August. The shortlist of three players was selected by a jury comprising the 80 coaches of the [...]

Klopp: No Change In Coutinho Situation

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says there has been no change regarding the future of Philippe Coutinho, who continues to be pursued by Barcelona. The Brazil star submitted a transfer request last Friday, just hours after a statement from Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group made it clear they will not entertain any offers for the player. [...]

Twenty two sides are already confirmed for next season’s Champions League with holders Real Madrid being the top seed. The other seven teams seeded in Pot 1 are the champions of the top seven UEFA national associations. But since Real Madrid won both the Champions League and the Spanish Liga, the La Liga spot is [...]

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he will not be swayed by popular opinion in his selection dilemma over whether to play Gareth Bale or Isco in the Champions League final against Juventus on Saturday. Real’s record signing Bale has not played since injuring his groin against Barcelona on April 23 but is fit and [...]