Tag Archives: UEFA Champions League

Champions League last 16 draw: Chelsea to face Barcelona, Tottenham to take on Juventus


Chelsea were handed the toughest test in the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League as they were paired with five-times European champions Barcelona. Having finished second in their group behind Roma, Antonio Conte’s men were hoping for a potential tie against Besiktas but instead came out against Lionel Messi’s band of superstars. Tottenham were also handed a ...

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Paulo Fonseca: Shakhtar Donetsk boss celebrates win by wearing Zorro mask

Paulo Fonseca has been manager of Shakhtar Donetsk since 2016 (Image credit: AFP)

Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca celebrated his team’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Manchester City by wearing a Zorro mask. The Ukrainian side inflicted City’s first defeat in 29 matches to secure their place in the last 16 as Group F runners-up behind Pep Guardiola’s side. Fonseca had said he would dress up as Zorro – a fictional masked vigilante – if ...

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Who is in the Champions League round of 16?


With the UEFA Champions League round of 16 line-up now complete, UEFA takes a look at the contenders ahead of Monday’s draw. Group winners: Manchester United (ENG), Paris (FRA), Roma (ITA), Barcelona (ESP), Liverpool (ENG), Manchester City (ENG), Beşiktaş (TUR), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) Group runners-up: Basel (SUI), Bayern München (GER), Chelsea (ENG), Juventus (ITA), Sevilla (ESP), Shakhtar (UKR), Porto (POR), Real Madrid ...

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UCL: Shakhtar hand Man City 1st loss in 29 matches

Shakhtar Donetsk could meet Manchester United, Liverpool or Tottenham in the last 16 of the Champions League (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester City lost for the first time in 29 matches as Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk won to join City in the last 16 of the Champions League. A much-changed City, who had already secured top spot in Group F, fell behind when Brazilian Bernard curled a shot past Ederson from 15 yards. Shakhtar doubled their lead as Ismaily capitalised on ...

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UCL: Ronaldo scores landmark goal as Madrid beat Dortmund

Cristiano Ronaldo has only scored twice in La Liga this season but has nine in the Champions League (Image credit: Getty Images)

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in all of his team’s Champions League group matches in a season as the holders beat Borussia Dortmund. Ronaldo bent in a fine strike from the edge of the area to score his ninth goal in the competition this season. He has now scored 114 goals in the Champions ...

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UCL: Liverpool thrash Spartak Moscow at Anfield

Liverpool have scored 23 goals in the Champions League this season, the most by an English side in a single group campaign (Image credit: Getty Images)

Philippe Coutinho scored a hat-trick as Liverpool became the fifth English club to qualify for the last 16 of this season’s Champions League with a thumping victory over Spartak Moscow at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s Group E leaders came into the game knowing they needed to avoid defeat to be sure of reaching the knockout stage for the first time since ...

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Bayern beat PSG but French side top group

Bayern ended the group stage having won all their home games (Image credit: Getty Images)

France midfielder Corentin Tolisso scored twice to earn Bayern Munich victory but Paris St-Germain advance to the Champions League last-16 draw as Group B winners. Bayern needed to win by four goals to finish above PSG and they got off to a fine start with Robert Lewandowski’s close-range finish after eight minutes. Tolisso’s header doubled the lead before Kylian Mbappe ...

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Manchester United 2-1 CSKA Moscow: Red Devils secure Group A top spot


Manchester United came from behind to beat CSKA Moscow and top their Champions League group as Jose Mourinho’s men took their unbeaten home run to a club record-equalling 40th match. It always appeared a case of when rather than if United would progress to the last-16 for the first time since 2013-14, despite their winning start to Group A ending ...

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Chelsea 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Blues held at home so only finish second


Chelsea finished second in Champions League Group C after rallying to draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge. The Blues, already through, needed a win to secure top spot, but fell behind to Saul Niguez’s header as Atletico sought the victory they needed to have any chance of progressing. Chelsea had chances, with Jan Oblak frustrating Alvaro Morata and ...

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Paris Saint-Germain 7-1 Celtic: Champions League favourites break group-stage goalscoring record


Paris Saint-Germain recovered from a goal down to secure an emphatic 7-1 victory over Celtic and break a Champions League goalscoring record in the process. Moussa Dembele had stunned the Parc des Princes with a first-minute opener for Celtic, but Neymar turned the game on its head with two goals (9, 21) for the Group B leaders. The Brazilian then turned provider as Edinson Cavani ...

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