Tag Archives: UEFA Champions League

Champions League draw: Liverpool face Manchester City in quarter-finals

Manchester City have won one of the past seven Premier League games against Liverpool (Image credit: Reuters)

Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-Premier League Champions League quarter-final. Runaway leaders City suffered their only defeat in the league this season at Liverpool on 14 January, while Pep Guardiola’s side beat the Reds 5-0 at Etihad Stadium last September. The first leg will take place at Anfield on 3-4 April, with the return the following week on ...

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Messi stars as Barcelona beat Chelsea 3-0

Lionel Messi scored his 99th and 100th Champions League goals for Barcelona (Image credit: EPA)

Chelsea went out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage as Barcelona forward Lionel Messi punished an error-ridden display in the Nou Camp. Following a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the visitors fell behind after just 128 seconds as Lionel Messi shot through the legs of Thibaut Courtois from a tight angle. Messi then set up Ousmane Dembele ...

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Dzeko goal sends Roma through to quarter finals

Edin Dzeko now has four goals in the Champions League this season (Image credit: AFP)

Edin Dzeko’s strike ensured Roma reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2008 with victory over Shakhtar Donetsk. The former Manchester City forward latched on to Kevin Strootman’s through ball before poking the ball between Andriy Pyatov’s legs for the only goal. The Italians, who lost the first leg 2-1, went through on away goals. Ukrainians Shakhtar had ...

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Man United knocked out of Champions League by Sevilla

Wissam Ben Yedder has scored eight goals in the Champions League this season

Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage after an awful performance ended in a 2-1 home defeat by Sevilla. Substitute Wissam Ben Yedder was the match-winner for the Spanish side, shooting from inside the area just two minutes after coming on and heading in at the back post from a corner. After posing little ...

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Kwadwo Asamoah eyes UCL final berth for Juventus


Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah says Juventus’ progression to the last 8 of the UEFA Champions League is part of a journey they hope will end in the final in Kiev later this year. Juventus came back from a goal down to score twice at Wembley against Tottenham through Gonzalo Higuian and Paulo Dybala to send to the quarter finals via a ...

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Manchester City 1-2 Basel (5-2 agg): Defeat but not despair for Guardiola as first-leg rout sees City through


Manchester City slipped to their first home defeat since December 2016 as Basel won the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie 2-1. It was not enough to prevent Pep Guardiola’s side progressing to the quarter-finals, with Gabriel Jesus’ early goal helping them to an overall 5-2 aggregate success – but it was still an unexpected slip. Jesus put ...

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Tottenham 1-2 Juventus (3-4 agg): Dybala and Higuian dump Spurs out of Champions League


Tottenham’s Champions League dream was ended by a second-half sucker-punch from Italian champions Juventus. Spurs, leading 1-0 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate through Son Heung-min’s goal, were half an hour from reaching the quarter-finals and proving that finally they belong among Europe’s heavyweights. But two goals in three minutes from Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala floored Mauricio Pochettino’s ...

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CAFCL: Aduana Stars beat Estif 1-0 in Dormaa


Ghana Premier League champions, Aduana Stars, got a slim 1-0 victory on Wednesday in Dormaa against ES Setif of Algeria in the first leg of the final round of qualifiers in the CAF Champions League. Sam Adama scored 72nd minute to give Aduana the victory ahead of the second leg on March 18 in Algeria. The home team needed to ...

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UCL: Ronaldo on target as Real Madrid eliminate PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 15 times in his past nine games in all competitions for Real Madrid (Image credit: AFP)

European champions Real Madrid moved into the Champions League quarter-finals as they beat Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain at Parc des Princes. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the first leg at home, which Real won 3-1, and he headed in from Lucas Vazquez’s cross to extend Real’s lead in France. PSG had midfielder Marco Verratti sent off for two bookable ...

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