Champions League

Bayern Munich still have the players and experience to hurt Liverpool – Football Article

As Manchester United discovered last Tuesday night, in the Champions League, the best sides expose frailties. Tonight, fans of Bayern Munich might fear being similarly schooled as their side, who’ve been experiencing a subpar season by their lofty standards, travel to Anfield. Embed from Getty Images Bayern return to European action in the unusual position of not being comfortably top of the Bundesliga as they turn for home. Doubtless their players will still back themselves to progress in a tournament…

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Atletico Madrid v Juventus Champions League Preview -Juvefc.com – Football Article

Champions League – Wednesday, 20th February – 20:00 GMT – Wanda Metropolitano Juventus Things are starting to get back on track. Two woeful performances against Atalanta and Parma in a row demanded a reaction and Juventus have shown something resembling good form, albeit against Sassuolo and Frosinone. Two relatively comfortable victories and an argument can be made that both games should have straightforward wins, but you can only beat what’s in front of you. Concerns remain about the disjointed nature…

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Atletico Madrid vs Juventus Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions – Football Article

These are two sides that know how to keep things tight at the back in Europe and we are opposing a high-scoring game in the Spanish capital this week The Estadio Wanda Metropolitano hosts this season’s Champions League final and on Tuesday night Atletico Madrid host Juventus there. Diego Simeone’s side come into the last 16 clash in indifferent form, having lost their last home game against Real Madrid and failing to convince at the weekend in their 1-0 La…

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Roberto Firmino doubt for Liverpool clash with Bayern Munich due to virus Liverpool – Football Article

Roberto Firmino is a doubt for Liverpool’s Champions League tie against Bayern Munich after missing training on Monday with a virus. Firmino is the fourth Liverpool player to fall ill since the start of the month, following a warm-weather trip to Dubai in January. Liverpool have since taken advantage of their exit from the FA Cup to travel to Marbella, but it has seen Firmino fall ill on their return. Dejan Lovren also missed training and will have a last-minute…

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Real Football Cast – Season 1 Episode 30 – Football Article

The Real Football Cast has reached the big 3-0. No birthday cake or anything though as instead we take a look at what has happened in the Premier League over the past seven days. And just last week it seems as if the title race is becoming red hot with City marching back to the top of the table in scintillating fashion and that’s not the only thing up for discussion this week: Calamity Chelsea Lively Liverpool Backwards Brighton Sloppy…

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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Borussia Dortmund – – Football Article

Lucien Favre will lead Dortmund into their Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur tonight, hoping that his Bundesliga-leading side can erase last season’s Wembley nightmare.   Borussia Dortmund arrive in London for the first leg of their Round of 16 tie, having previously been on the wrong end of a 3-1 thrashing in their last outing at England’s national stadium. The Group H fixture in 2017 handed Peter Bosz his first defeat as Dortmund coach and was an early indicator…

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Man City news: Sergio Aguero targets historic quadruple – Football Article

Still very much in the mix at home and in Europe, the Argentine feels he and his team-mates have the strength to win every competition Sergio Aguero feels Manchester City have “the capacity to win everything” and backed his team-mates to make history by winning four trophies this season. Pep Guardiola’s men returned to the top of the Premier League table after they strolled to a 6-0 victory over Chelsea, and they subsequently avoided an FA Cup upset by beating Newport…

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Potential big players in the Premier League title race – Football Article

Very little separates Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the table with a third of the Premier League season remaining. Neither side has had things their own way in recent weeks and there could be a few more stumbling blocks over the next three months. Embed from Getty Images Here is a look at some of the potential hazards for both teams. Tottenham Hotpsur While Tottenham still harbour title ambitions of their own, it’s hard to see them…

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FFW Pod – PSGlee – Football Article

After a tricky week, featuring a frustrating Coupe de France game against third-tier opposition, a lengthening injury list, and being behind at the bookies, PSG still managed to dazzle at Old Trafford as they beat Manchester United 2-0 in the Champions League. Kris, Jez and Phil break down how the hell that happened, and many other things. The podcast is available on Soundcloud: Some of the articles mentioned in this week’s pod were: Five…

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Manchester United hit with twin blows with Lingard and Martial injuries Manchester United – Football Article

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will both be out for between two and three weeks due to injury. Both players had to be substituted during Tuesday night’s Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain and neither will be available for Monday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash with Chelsea. But Alexis Sánchez – who reportedly picked up a knock after colliding with the linesman before he even came on the pitch in mid-week –…

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Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund preview: Why Spurs must be wary of dangerous Champions League opponent – Football Article

Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund // 13th February – 20.00 (UK time) // Champions League 2018/19 last 16 1st leg knockout round Borussia Dortmund – Season so far Among the three German teams facing English opposition in this season’s Champions League round of 16, Borussia Dortmund are having the best season so far. They top the Bundesliga by five points, have scored more goals than anyone else in Germany (54 goals in 21 games played) and are playing a brand…

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Guardiola big decision dilemma, unable to find an answer!? – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Go strong and win the game, or take the risk and rotate the pack? Guardiola in dilemma for City’s squad… It’s a problem Pep Guardiola has faced before ahead of cup ties, but when he comes to prepare his Manchester City side for the FA Cup game against Newport on Saturday, there is no obvious solution that is presenting itself. Pep Guardiola must choose how many first team players to rotate. City travel to South Wales looking to…

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Bucharest: Champions of Europe – Football Article

During the 1970s, wealthy European countries were willing to fund Romania’s acquisition of technology through loans given on political considerations, this debt rose from just $1.2 billion in 1971 to $13 billion by 1982. In 1981, in order to pay its due debts, Romania requested a line of credit from the International Monetary Fund and adopted a policy to pay back all its debt. As recommended by the IMF, imports were reduced and exports were increased. The effect of the…

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Solskjaer says ‘mountains are there to be climbed’ after 2-0 defeat to PSG in UCL – Football Article

Manchester United’s hopes of progressing to the quarter finals of the Champions League were dealt a hammer blow tonight, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side slipped to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to PSG at Old Trafford. Despite, the French Champions being without star attackers Neymar and Edison Cavani, Thomas Tuchel’s side outclassed a lacklustre United. Former Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria was widely booed by the home crowd throughout, but the Argentina international would have the last laugh laying on…

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Solskjaer warns that PSG defeat is not season defining; refuses to accept tie is over – Football Article

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned tonight’s 2-0 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain won’t be season defining, and his Manchester United players will learn from it. The Norwegian was clearly unimpressed with suffering his first defeat as United manager but he refused to accept the tie is offer, despite considering two away goals which gives the French giants a massive advantage towards qualifying for the quarter-finals. Solskjaer had gone 11 games without a defeat prior to tonight, so it’s essential to offer…

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Real Madrid news: Courtois supports VAR introduction in Champions League – Football Article

It may not always work in his team’s favour, but the Belgian is pleased to see the video technology introduced Thibaut Courtois said he is a fan of using technology to help out officials ahead of Real Madrid’s first Champions League fixture with the involvement of VAR. UEFA will have a VAR team – consisting of a video assistant referee, an assistant video referee and two video operators – in action for all knockout games in the remainder of this season’s competition.…

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Jose Mourinho to host Champions League show on Russian channel RT Manchester United – Football Article

Manchester United’s ex-manager José Mourinho is to host his own show on Russian TV channel RT, formerly known as Russia Today, the station says. Mourinho, 56, will provide analysis of Champions League games in the fortnightly football programme. “I’m going to talk about football on RT. What else did you think I was going to do?” he says in a promotional video. As the world discusses what’s next for Jose Mourinho, we have the answer…https://t.co/2kGsQ7OSFC #JoseMourinho #ChampionsLeague #Mourinho pic.twitter.com/Utki5qGCg8 —…

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Ready for the Champions League | – Football Article

Real Madrid started the season in a terrible way. After Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure the team seemed lost. Besides, Julen Lopetegui’s decision didn’t help and Florentino Pérez had to sack him after El Clásico defeat. Solari’s change was positive but didn’t seem enough to reverse the situation. But we are now in February and Real Madrid are ready to fight again for the Champions League for the four straight year. Who can say now that Real Madrid are…

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Manchester United likely to make additions to their squad in the near future – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Manchester United have been reborn and revitalized ever since former forward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho at the helm of the club in December The 45 year old Norwegian has overseen 10 games so far, and quite astonishingly, the Red Devils have won 9 of these, with the 2-2 draw against Burnley being the only exception. The Red Devils have tremendously bolstered their chances of a top 4 finish. As of now, after 25…

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SIGN KEITA ON A PRE-CONTRACT AND GET VAN DIJK FOR £70 MILLION – Football Article

Despite Liverpool having made serious attempts to land RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita for a final figure of £75 million, they have failed in their bids to sign him this Season.                      I would suggest that Liverpool should instead try to tie him on a deal for next Season when his £48 million release clause comes into force.Liverpool should instead look to buy Virgil Van Gijk for whatever money that selling…

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Champions League news: Lyon ready for Barcelona after PSG scalp, say Genesio and Aulas – Football Article

After celebrating a huge Ligue 1 win over the runaway leaders on Sunday, the coach insists his side have no reason to fear the Catalan giants Lyon are confident of posing a threat to Barcelona in the Champions League after they ended Paris Saint-Germain’s unbeaten run in Ligue 1 with a 2-1 win on Sunday. Champions PSG had won 18 and drawn two of their opening 20 league games this season, but they came undone on Sunday despite taking the…

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FROM EUPHORIA TO DEPRESSION WITH LIVERPOOL – Football Article

I have not written a thing on this or any site about Liverpool for ages, I can’t. How can I explain to any fan, follower or curious bystander what Liverpool is all about this Season. Is it a nearly won the League again club, potential Champion’s League winners against Real Madrid or are we an insipid, lack-lustre team of pretend winners, wannabee winners, occasional cup winners, I don’t know anymore.  Sunday’s tired, feeble defeat to Chelsea was as bad a…

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Real Madrid Prepare for Champions League Defence | – Football Article

It has been a tough season by Real Madrid’s own usual high standards. The departure of Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo, and the doomed appointment of Julen Lopetegui, set the club back further than anticipated, and it has been left to Santiago Solari to pick up the pieces. The former midfielder has brought some stability to the club and delivered silverware in the form of the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup, but there have been some poor performances along the…

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Tottenham look to La Liga to boost Mauricio Pochettino’s squad – Football Article

Tottenham Hotspur are planning a £30million summer move for Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler according to reports from ESPN. The North London club have yet to make a major signing since Lucas Moura joined from PSG in the 2018 January transfer window. But reports are suggesting that they are plotting a move for Spain Under-21 international, Soler, in the summer after scouting him regularly this season. The 22-year-old has impressed this term, scoring in Valencia’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Manchester…

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LIVERPOOL SIGN SWISS STAR SHAQIRI FROM STOKE – Football Article

Xherdan Shaqiri has joined Liverpool in a £13.5 million deal, after three years in the Premier League with Stoke City that included 84 appearances and a total of 30 goals and assists after spells with Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and FC Basel. Speaking to reporters at Melwood, he said: As a player you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that…

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All that glitters certainly isn’t gold – Football Article

It is a clear free-kick on the edge of the Inter Milan box.  25 yards out, dead centre and ten world-class players queueing up to create some magic.  86,000 fans wait expectantly.  The stadium all of a sudden lights up with tens of thousands of mobile phones, trained on the pitch, the owners of them choosing to view the incident through a small screen rather than with their own eyes.  Welcome to Modern Football. It was an opportunity that I…

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The Game of Chess Has Only Just Begun – Paisley Gates – Football Article

The chess board between Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, and Manchester City counterpart, Pep Guardiola, has begun to take shape. Liverpool’s win over at Brighton on Saturday at the Amex Stadium restored the 7-point lead at the top of the Premiership, piling all the pressure on the defending champions. It is now Pep’s move as Manchester City take on Wolves tonight. However, anything less than a win for Pep Guardiola’s side will mean, advantage Liverpool. Video courtesy of BeanymanSports The FA Cup exit…

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The Ronaldo Code – The Center Circle – Football Article

Ronaldo Goes To Italy Take a breath. Maybe two. Cristiano Ronaldo has made it through his first Serie A start…but he didn’t score a hat-trick and dominate, what has happened with the world?! It felt like only a few short hours ago, we were prepared to see CR7 to get dropped into Serie A, set the entire league on fire right off the bat, and hop over to a high-paying MLS gig once he has proved that he can dominate…

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