UEFA Champions League: Haaland ‘hala’ more goals, Messi strikes another historic drop as Manchester City win, PSG stumble

October 6, 2022 Editor 0

Erling Haaland continued his remarkable goalscoring form by netting twice as Manchester City thrashed FC Copenhagen 5-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Chelsea saw off AC Milan to revive their hopes of reaching the last 16. Holders Real Madrid survived a spirited challenge from Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk at the Santiago Bernabeu to win 2-1 and extend their advantage Read More

UEFA Champions League: Victor Osimhen misses penalty as Napoli rout Liverpool, Lewandowski breaks record

September 8, 2022 Editor 0

Last season’s beaten finalists Liverpool got their Champions League campaign off to a disastrous start in a 4-1 defeat away to Napoli on Wednesday, while Robert Lewandowski hit a hat-trick in a big win for Barcelona. Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich also got their campaigns underway with victories, but Rangers were crushed 4-0 by Ajax in the Netherlands on their Read More

Yusuf tackles Mathew in UEFA Europa Conference League qualifier

July 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

It will be a battle of two former FC Hearts midfielders, Alhassan Yusuf and Ifeanyi Mathew, in the UEFA Europa Conference League third qualifying round next week. Yusuf will feature for Belgian club Antwerp, while Mathew will captain Norwegian club Lillestrom. Lillestrom will host the first leg Thursday with the return leg in Belgium a week later. Antwerp left it Read More

Crisis mars UEFA Champions League final build-up

May 28, 2022 Dailymail 0

Chaos outside the Stade de France has marred the Champions League final build-up, with kick-off now pushed back by 36 minutes as fans struggle to get in. It has been reported that hundreds of supporters were able to force their way through screening outside the ground in Paris, and are unlikely to have tickets. While they may not be inside the stadium, Read More

[Breaking] UEFA Champions League: Manchester City overcome Real Madrid in 7-goal semi-final thriller

April 26, 2022 BBC 0

Manchester City remain on course to reach a second successive Champions League final after beating Real Madrid in a thrilling semi-final first leg. Kevin de Bruyne’s diving header and Gabriel Jesus’ calm finish gave City a 2-0 lead inside the opening 11 minutes. Karim Benzema volleyed home for Real, but Phil Foden’s header made it 3-1. Real’s Vinicius Jr scored Read More

UEFA Champions League: Liverpool labour to book semi-final place, face Villarreal; Manchester City wade off Atletico, set up Real Madrid clash

April 14, 2022 Supersport 0

Liverpool booked a Champions League semifinal showdown against Villarreal as the quadruple chasers survived a late collapse in Wednesday’s 3-3 draw against Benfica. Jurgen Klopp’s side already had one foot in the last four after winning 3-1 in the quarterfinal first leg in Lisbon. They were on cruise control for long spells in the second leg at Anfield, but had Read More

Breaking: Atletico Madrid boot Manchester United out of UEFA Champions League

March 16, 2022 BBC 0

Champions League campaign ended in the disappointment of defeat by Atletico Madrid at Old Trafford to leave them with only a Premier League top-four place to fight for this season. Ralf Rangnick’s side were not short on endeavour but lacked the guile to break down Atletico’s trademark resilience as Renan Lodi’s far-post header four minutes before half-time sent the Spanish Read More

Breaking: Karim Benzema fires hat-trick as PSG crash out of UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid through

March 10, 2022 BBC 0

Karim Benzema scored a superb second-half hat-trick as Real Madrid produced a stirring fightback at a raucous Bernabeu to reach the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Paris St-Germain. Kylian Mbappe’s first-half goal had given PSG a deserved two-goal aggregate lead and looked to have put Mauricio Pochettino’s side well on course for the last eight. However, a mistake Read More

UEFA reveals expansion plans for Euros in 2028

March 9, 2022 Agency Report 0

UEFA are to expand the Euros to 32 teams following discussions with member nations. In a move that has left the Professional Footballers’ Association seeking urgent talks, European football’s governing body expect to extend the tournament from its existing format of 24 by eight in time for the 2028 version, which is set to be held in the UK and Read More

Lewandowski sets new hat-trick record as Bayern Munich pound RB Salzburg, advance to UEFA Champions League quarterfinal

March 9, 2022 Agency Report 0

Robert Lewandowski bagged the earliest hat-trick in Champions League history to help Bayern Munich blow RB Salzburg out of the water on Tuesday night. Bayern are cruising past Salzburg in the second leg of their last-16 clash following a 1-1 draw between the two sides in last month’s opener. It was Lewandowski who put them out of sight within 23 Read More

Chelsea down Lille in UEFA Champions League last 16 clash

February 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Chelsea might just be allowed to have one eye on the quarter-finals as they recorded a 2-0 win over Lille at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. Thomas Tuchel’s side never really needed to click into their top gear, but they were good value for their win nonetheless. The Blues Read More

Breaking: Fresh 2021 UEFA Champions League last 16 draw completed, Manchester United dodge PSG, Chukwueze’s Villarreal face Juventus

December 13, 2021 BBC 0

Manchester United will play Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 after the draw for the knockout stages took place for a second time. A “technical problem” caused an error in the initial draw, which Uefa said had been “declared void”. Spanish club, Villarreal where Nigeria’s Samuel Chukwueze is playing his trade will face Italia Seria A giants Juventus. Read More

Breaking: UEFA makes u-turn on 2021 last 16 Champions League draw

December 13, 2021 BBC 0

The Champions League last-16 draw will take place again at 14:00 GMT after a “technical problem” caused an error in the initial one. Manchester United were initially drawn to face Villarreal but this was not possible because they had faced each other in the group stage. Instead the La Liga side were paired with Manchester City, while United drew Paris Read More

‘Fifa calendar reforms destructive for club game’

September 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Fifa’s calendar revamp would “lead to a direct and destructive impact on the club game”, says the European Club Association. World football’s governing body has proposed a men’s World Cup every two years as part of an overhauled international match calendar (IMC). The ECA said the planned changes were “in direct and unilateral breach of certain legal obligations”. It also Read More

Breaking: Chelsea midfielder named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Jorginho capped off an unforgettable 2020-21 season with the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award, beating out teammate N’Golo Kante and Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne.   For both club and country, the Brazil-born midfielder excelled. His seven Premier League goals were the most for Chelsea as the Blues finished fourth in the table, and he was instrumental in the club going on to Read More

Happening now: Fans in excitement mood, defy COVID-19, flood streets as England lead Italy in Euro 2020 final

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

England fans have already gathering as excitement surrounds their team’s Euro 2020 final against Italy. At the moment, England are leading Italy 1-0 with the match less than 20 minutes played. Revellers had also filled the streets in central London ahead of the game. But at Wembley, footage showed dozens of fans trying to force their way past barriers to Read More

Breaking: Mikel Obi leaves Stoke City, joins club in Kuwait

July 1, 2021 Editor 0

Kuwaiti Premier League club Al Kuwait SC have announced the signing of John Obi Mikel from Championship side Stoke City. The Brigadiers disclosed hat the former Chelsea and Trabzonspor star has penned a one-year contract that will keep him at the club for the 2021-22 season. Mikel’s signing comes as reinforcement for Al Kuwait who finished third in the Premier League Read More

Breaking: UEFA set to scrap away goals rule from all competitions

June 24, 2021 BBC 0

The away goals rule in European club football is to be abolished from the start of next season, governing body Uefa has confirmed. The rule, used since 1965, decided drawn two-legged games by favouring the team that scored the most away goals. All ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg will instead go to extra time Read More