Manchester United face a tough return to the Champions League this season after being drawn with Benfica, Basel and CSKA Moscow, according to Jose Mourinho. United’s Europa League triumph in Stockholm in June secured their path to the group phase of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time since 2015. The early Premier League
Arsenal set an unwanted record during their embarrassing 5-1 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The Premier League outfit became the first English club to concede 200 goals in Europe’s premier club competition. A Thiago Alcantara brace and goals from Arjen Robben, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller saw Bayern to their huge win
Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new personal best for assists in a single Champions League campaign with Real Madrid. The 32-year-old forward set up Toni Kroos for the holders’ second in their 3-1 last-16 first-leg win over Napoli at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Ronaldo, who showed brilliant skill and a turn of pace to
Real Madrid came from behind to seize control of their Champions League last-16 tie with Napoli with a 3-1 victory at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. Goals from Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro gave the holders an important advantage to take back to Italy after Lorenzo Insigne’s sensational opening goal had put Napoli ahead.
Bayern Munich effectively guaranteed themselves a place in the Champions League quarter-finals and left Arsenal facing the prospect of another early exit from the knockout stages of European competition after the Bundesliga title-holders romped to a second 5-1 thrashing in successive seasons over the Gunners at Allianz Arena on Wednesday.’ Carlo Ancelotti’s hosts led through
Gareth Bale has been left out of the Real Madrid squad for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Napoli. The Wales star returned to team training over the weekend but head coach Zinedine Zidane has decided the first leg of the round-of-16 tie has come too soon for him to play a part. Toni Kroos has
Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery says first place in Champions League Group A has always been top priority for the club in the early part of their season. ery Victory at home to Ludogorets on Tuesday will ensure PSG finish in first position and play against a runner-up from another pool in the last 16.
Forget about the Scudetto, former AC Milan midfielder Dejan Savicevic says the Serie A giants must focus their attention on just qualifying for next season’s Champions League. After years of underachieving, 18-time Italian champions Milan are flying high this season as talk of winning the title intensifies following Sunday’s hard-fought victory at home to Crotone.
Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City are still fighting to be considered outsiders for the Champions League crown despite a stirring 3-1 victory over Barcelona in midweek. Ilkay Gundogan scored a goal in each half, either side of a Kevin De Bruyne free-kick as City responded to Lionel Messi’s opening goal with a landmark triumph in
Tottenham believe they can beat any side in the Champions League despite Wednesday’s loss to Monaco, midfielder Dele Alli has said. Goals from Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar in the first 31 minutes were enough to hand the Ligue 1 side a 2-1 win at Wembley, despite Toby Alderweireld’s header just before half-time. Alli concedes