Tag Archives: UEFA Champions League

UCL: Ronaldo double helps Real Madrid beat PSG 3-1

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A Cristiano Ronaldo double helped Real Madrid come from behind to boost their hopes of a third straight Champions League crown during a pulsating last-16 encounter with Paris St-Germain. The Portuguese forward scored a late close-range strike after his penalty had cancelled out Adrien Rabiot’s opener at the end of a thrilling first half. Brazilian left-back Marcelo wrapped up the ...

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UCL: Liverpool thrash FC Porto 5-0 in first leg

Sadio Mane has scored six goals in the Champions League this season (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick as Liverpool marked their first Champions League knockout game for nine years with an emphatic victory at Porto in their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie. Mane opened the scoring when home goalkeeper Jose Sa failed to hold his placed strike. Mohamed Salah then showed wonderful composure to steer the ball home for Liverpool’s second and ...

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UCL: Man City crush Basel 4-0 in Switzerland

Ilkay Gundogan has now scored nine goals for Manchester City since joining in June 2016 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola praised “extraordinary” Ilkay Gundogan as his side took a giant step towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a comfortable win at Basel. City took command of the last-16 first-leg tie within half an hour in Switzerland as Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero all scored within a nine-minute period. German Gundogan, who returned from a ...

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UCL: Spurs come back to draw 2-2 at Juventus

Harry Kane has scored seven of Tottenham's 16 Champions League goals this season (Image credit: Rex Features)

Tottenham produced a brilliant comeback to draw at Juventus after a disastrous start to their Champions League last-16 first leg in Turin. Mauricio Pochettino’s side were 2-0 down inside 10 minutes after Gonzalo Higuain followed up a sumptuous volley with a penalty, awarded for Ben Davies’ foul on Federico Bernardeschi. Harry Kane started the fightback after rounding Gianluigi Buffon following ...

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

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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?

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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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