Tag Archives: UEFA Champions League

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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FC Basel 1-0 Manchester United: Michael Lang strikes as United stumble


Manchester United were denied passage into the Champions League knockout phase as Michael Lang’s 89th-minute strike snatched a dramatic 1-0 victory for Basel at St. Jakob-Park. United needed to avoid defeat to reach the last 16 and looked well on course to do that after creating a host of chances in a dominant first-half display. But Jose Mourinho’s men were ...

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UCL: Real Madrid reach last 16, Ronaldo sets new scoring record


Cristiano Ronaldo broke another Champions League record as holders Real Madrid thrashed Apoel Nicosia to qualify for the last 16. Ronaldo scored twice in the second half to take his tally to 18 Champions League goals in 2017 – the most in a calendar year. Real have been on a poor run but were dominant as they picked up their ...

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UCL: Liverpool blow 3-0 lead at Sevilla to draw 3-3

Sadio Mane scored his first Liverpool goal since 27 August (Image credit: Reuters)

Liverpool conceded a stoppage-time equaliser as Sevilla fought back from 3-0 down at half-time to take a point from a dramatic Champions League game. The Reds looked to be coasting into the knockout stage for the first time since 2009 as two goals from Roberto Firmino and one from Sadio Mane put them in total control. Yet after Alberto Moreno ...

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UEFA Champions League: Possible line-ups and team news for Tuesday


Ahead of Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League matches, find out who plays, who is out and who risks missing the next match through a booking. Group E Spartak Moskva v Maribor Spartak: Selikhov; Zobnin, Tasci, Bocchetti, Kombarov; Melgarejo, Fernando, Glushakov, Promes; Luiz Adriano, Zé Luís Out: Rebrov (knee), Tigiev (knee), Timofeev (knee), Ananidze (calf) Doubtful: Eschenko (knee), Samedov (hamstring) Misses next ...

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UCL: Liverpool too good for Maribor

Can scored his third goal of the season for Liverpool (Image credit: Getty Images)

Liverpool moved closer towards the Champions League knockout stages for the first time since 2008-09 with a hard-fought victory over Maribor. Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock in the second half with a clever, flicked finish but James Milner had a penalty brilliantly saved by 39-year-old goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovic. Midfielder Emre Can exchanged passes with Milner to curl in the second ...

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UCL: Aguero break Man City record in Napoli victory

Sergio Aguero has only taken 264 games to score his 178 goals (Image credit: EPA)

Sergio Aguero became Manchester City’s all-time top-scorer as they beat Napoli to reach the Champions League knockout stages in a game that lived up to the hype. City came from behind to win in a meeting between the free-scoring, unbeaten top sides in the Premier League and Serie A. The hosts were on top for the first 30 minutes and ...

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UCL: Sensational Spurs put three past Real Madrid

Dele Alli grabbed his sixth goal for Tottenham this season (Image credit: EPA)

Tottenham secured qualification for the Champions League knockout phase with an outstanding display to beat holders Real Madrid on a memorable night at Wembley. Spurs, with striker Harry Kane fit again after a hamstring injury, showed intensity and quality to make their mark on the Champions League after going out at the group stage last season. Dele Alli gave Spurs ...

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Antonio Conte wants Blues to ‘find the hunger’ after loss to Roma

Antonio Conte did not have European football to contend with at Chelsea last season (Image credit: Getty Images)

Chelsea must rediscover their “hunger” after a 3-0 Champions League defeat by Roma, says manager Antonio Conte. Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice as Roma moved above the Blues, who could have progressed to the knockout stage with a win, to the top of Group C. Chelsea will go through if they beat Qarabag in their next group game. “If you ...

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