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Category: Champions League

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Premier League clubs still in Europe want delayed start to next season

Uefa mini-tournaments in August threaten players’ restManchester United, City, Wolves and Chelsea may be involvedPremier League clubs involved in August’s mini-tournaments for the Champions League and Europa League are expected to ask to start next sea…

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Lisbon confirmed as venue for Champions League mini-tournament

Women’s Champions League will be completed in SpainEuropa League to be played in four German citiesThe quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the Champions League will be played as a single-match, straight knockout tournament between the eight qualif…

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When Aston Villa played behind closed doors as European champions

The Premier League is making its return at Villa Park. This is not the first time the ground has been empty for a big gameBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogWhen Aston Villa take on Sheffield United on Wednesday, it will be the first time Villa Pa…

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When Aston Villa played behind closed doors as European champions

The Premier League is making its return at Villa Park. This is not the first time the ground has been empty for a big gameBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogWhen Aston Villa take on Sheffield United on Wednesday, it will be the first time Villa Pa…

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Werner ready to skip Champions League with Leipzig to hook up with Chelsea

Forward keen to move to London before AugustRB Leipzig are in Champions League quarter-finalsTimo Werner is ready to miss RB Leipzig’s Champions League quarter-final in August because he wants to prepare for his move to Chelsea once the Bundesliga seas…

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Football quiz: host venues

How much do you know about the places that have held World Cups, Euros and Champions League finals?Complete this sequence: Uruguay, Italy, England, West Germany, Argentina …BrazilSpainSouth Africa FranceWho were the first English club to win a European…

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Lisbon the favourite to host Champions League mini-tournament in August

One-off games expected in quarter- and semi-finalsUefa to make decision on WednesdayLisbon appears to be the favourite to host the final stages of the Champions League. The Portuguese capital is understood to be in contention to stage a condensed versi…

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Gabriel Clarke: ‘I asked Alex Ferguson actual questions so we got on well’

ITV’s award-winning reporter reflects on the absence of Euro 2020, interviewing Manchester United’s legendary manager and encountering ‘poetic’ José MourinhoSometimes in life you meet the most remarkable of people in the most unexpected of ways. Gabrie…

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Football quiz: runners up

Everyone remembers the winners, but what about the teams that finished second?Who were the losers of the first World Cup final – a game that was played just 125 miles away from their capital city?ItalyArgentina ChileBrazilWhich European team has lost a…

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Madrid bids to host Champions League final if Uefa rules out Istanbul

Mayor says Madrid in talks about hosting if Istanbul ditchedUefa looking at ‘variety of options’ and will meet on 17 JuneMadrid’s mayor has said the Spanish capital is in talks about hosting this year’s Champions League final if organisers decide to mo…

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Manchester City’s twisting tale can offer a new chapter of stranger things | Barney Ronay

Winning the Champions League would be an extraordinary act of defiance from a team still waiting to learn if it will be cast out by Uefa and transformed into a sporting ghost shipHas there been a more existentially strange interlude in the history of a…

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Manchester City’s twisting tale can offer a new chapter of stranger things | Barney Ronay

Winning the Champions League would be an extraordinary act of defiance from a team still waiting to learn if it will be cast out by Uefa and transformed into a sporting ghost shipHas there been a more existentially strange interlude in the history of a…

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Football quiz: when Ajax won the Champions League final in 1995

An 18-year-old Patrick Kluivert scored the winner against Milan. Do you remember the details?More Champions League quizzes: 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008 2012Patrick Kluivert scored the only goal of the game, becoming the youngest player to score in a Champio…

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Football quiz: when Manchester United won the 2008 Champions League final

Manchester United beat Chelsea in the first all-English Champions League final in 2008. Do you remember the details?More Champions League final quizzes: 1999, 2005, 2006, 2012Manchester United did not lose a game in the Champions League that season (th…

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Valencia criticise Atalanta coach who attended match with Covid-19

Gian Piero Gasperini admits he had symptoms prior to Champions League match in Spain Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Spanish football club Valencia have criticised the coach of Italian team Atalanta for “putting the…

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Valencia criticise Atalanta coach who attended match with Covid-19

Gian Piero Gasperini admits he had symptoms prior to Champions League match in Spain Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Spanish football club Valencia have criticised the coach of Italian team Atalanta for “putting the…

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Valencia criticise Atalanta coach who attended match with Covid-19

Gian Piero Gasperini admits he had symptoms prior to Champions League match in Spain Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Spanish football club Valencia have criticised the coach of Italian team Atalanta for “putting the…

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Valencia criticise Atalanta coach who attended match with Covid-19

Gian Piero Gasperini admits he had symptoms prior to Champions League match in Spain Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Spanish football club Valencia have criticised the coach of Italian team Atalanta for “putting the…

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Valencia criticise Atalanta coach who attended match with Covid-19

Gian Piero Gasperini admits he had symptoms prior to Champions League match in Spain Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Spanish football club Valencia have criticised the coach of Italian team Atalanta for “putting the…

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Football quiz: when Barcelona won the Champions League final in 2006

Arsenal reached their first (and so far only) Champions League final in 2006. How well do you recall the game?More Champions League final quizzes: 1999, 2005, 2012Where was the final played?AthensParisRomeAmsterdamArsenal kept a staggering 10 consecuti…