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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde is ‘on edge of abyss’ following their Champions League humiliation at Liverpool, report Marca. The report cites how the Barca considered firing Valverde after last season’s disastrous quarter-final exit of the competition at the hands of Roma. That time, the Catalan giants blew a 4-1 first leg advantage to be eliminated [...]

Jurgen Klopp hailed Liverpool’s ‘giants’ as they produced the greatest comeback in the club’s history to reach their ninth Champions League final. Anfield has witnessed some extraordinary night in the past but this was on another level as they beat Barcelona 4-0; Divock Origi, who replaced the concussed Mohamed Salah, and substitute Gini Wijnaldum both [...]

Anfield will be rocking on Tuesday night as Liverpool try to overcome a three goal first leg deficit to Barcelona and reahc the Champions League final for the second consecutive season. Liverpool come into the tie unbeaten in 13 consecutive Champions League matches at Anfield while Barcelona have lost just once in their last ten [...]

Lionel Messi scored his 600th career goal in club competition during Barcelona’s 3-0 win against Liverpool in the Champions League. Messi was sitting on 598 goals coming into the semifinal first leg against Jurgen Klopp’s side, but two second-half goals, including a world-class free kick for his second, saw him reach the 600 goal mark. [...]

Jurgen Klopp Relishing Barcelona Challenge

Jurgen Klopp described Liverpool’s progression into the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second successive season as a ‘big statement’ and said he was looking forward to thinking up a way to beat Barcelona. Liverpool eventually made light work Porto, winning 4-1 at the Estadio do Dragao to advance 6-1 on aggregate, and while [...]

Ronaldo: This Is Why Juventus Bought Me

Fresh from scoring the hat-trick that sent Juventus into the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo declared: ‘This is why Juve bought me’. On a frenzied night in Turin Ronaldo scored three times to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Atletico Madrid and keep the Italian champions’ dream alive. Ronaldo scored two headers either side [...]

Claudio Ranieri is poised to make a swift return to management with Roma after they sacked under-fire Eusebio Di Francesco on Thursday. The 67-year-old, a Roma fan, was sacked as manager of Fulham last week but is close to agreeing terms with Roma to become their caretaker manager until the end of the season. Di [...]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted recently that he wanted to “give the best job interview I could ever do” during his supposedly temporary spell as Manchester United manager. The Norwegian had now done after his team stunned Paris Saint-Germain to qualify for the Champions League quarterfinals. The Miracle in Paris that was watched by club owner [...]

It has been a nightmare week for Real Madrid fans. A week ago, bitter rivals Barcelona beat them 3-0 at the Bernabéu to knock them out of the Copa del Rey. Then on Saturday, Barcelona returned to Madrid to beat Real 1-0 at the Bernabéu to end any hope that the Madridista’s had of winning [...]

Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool only had themselves to blame after their Champions League hopes were left hanging in the balance. Bayern Munich played with the composure of a team who have reached the Champions League semi-finals eight times in the last decade and they summoned an excellent defensive performance to secure a 0-0 draw. But [...]