Tag Archives: UEFA Champions League

Waris in FC Porto squad to face Liverpool in UCL on Tuesday


Ghana’s Abdul Majeed Waris and his team mates from FC Porto have traveled to England to face Liverpool in the return leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie on Tuesday March 6. Porto need to produce a miracle to progress to the quarter final of the competition after losing 5-0 at home in the first leg. The ...

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Barcelona’s Iniesta a doubt for Chelsea clash after injury


Barcelona could be without Andres Iniesta for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash against Chelsea after he suffered a hamstring injury. Barcelona confirmed their key midfielder sustained the injury in his right leg during the first half of Sunday’s 1-0 La Liga win over Atletico Madrid. Iniesta tried to continue after feeling the problem around the 20-minute mark, but ...

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Neymar: Paris St-Germain’s injured forward to have surgery

Neymar has scored 29 goals in 30 games since joining PSG (Image credit: Getty Images)

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar will have surgery after suffering a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle in Sunday’s Ligue 1 win over Marseille. It means the 26-year-old Brazilian will miss Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid. PSG coach Unai Emery initially said Neymar had a “small chance” of facing Real, before Neymar’s father said he would be out for “six ...

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Shakhtar come back to beat AS Roma

Shakhtar's players celebrate their comeback (Image credit: Getty Images)

Shakhtar Donetsk came from behind to beat Roma in the Champions League last-16 first leg thanks to a stunning free-kick by Brazil midfielder Fred. Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra, who didn’t play a minute for Newcastle during a season-long loan in 2014-15, struck to cancel out the opener by Roma’s exciting Turkish winger Cengiz Under. Then Fred, 24, who has been linked with ...

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Sevilla 0-0 Manchester United: David De Gea the hero for the Red Devils in Spain

David de Gea has kept 19 clean sheets so far this season. He has never kept more than 20 in a single campaign for Manchester United (Image credit: Rex Features)

David De Gea’s exceptional display saved Manchester United’s blushes as Jose Mourinho’s men somehow escaped with a goalless draw from a match dominated by Sevilla. Wednesday’s trip to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan was the Red Devils’ first Champions League last-16 match since 2014, but their performance in this first leg was one to forget. United struggled to contain Vincenzo ...

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UCL Round of 16: Bayern thump Besiktas 5-0

Thomas Muller gives Bayern the lead just before half-time with his first of two goals taking his tally for the season to nine (Image credit: Getty Images)

Bayern Munich put five past 10-man Besiktas to equal their longest winning run and take a convincing lead in their Champions League last-16 tie. The hosts won their 14th consecutive game after a dominant second half against Besiktas, who had Domagoj Vida sent off after 16 minutes. Thomas Muller converted from close range in both halves and Kingsley Coman also ...

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


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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