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Category: Champions League

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Better to play behind closed doors than not at all, says Uefa president

Ceferin warns competitions must be completed by SeptemberUefa also considering postponing FFP for a yearThe Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, believes it is a “better option” to conclude this season’s Champions League and Europa League behind closed …

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Clubs risk Champions League exclusion if seasons abandoned prematurely

Uefa, Europe’s leagues and top clubs determined to finish seasonJuly and August finishes are being looked at Uefa and the Europe’s football leagues and top clubs have emphasised their determination to complete this 2019-20 season despite the coronaviru…

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It was wrong to play against Atlético, says Liverpool’s public health director

Game may have influenced rise of coronavirus in LiverpoolFan with symptoms talks of dangers to supporters that nightCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageLiverpool’s Champions League tie at Anfield with Atlético Madrid should n…

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Pape Diouf: Marseille’s fearless leader who changed French football forever

Diouf, who has died after contracting coronavirus, was the first black president of a top-tier football club in EuropeBy Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt is difficult to write about the importance of one man at the time of untold tragedy. Payi…

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Champions League and Europa League could be completed in August

Uefa meeting taking place on Wednesday International fixtures set to be postponedThe remaining rounds of the Champions League and Europa League could be played this summer if the coronavirus crisis is sufficiently contained, Uefa is expected to announc…

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Juventus v Manchester United: 1999 Champions League semi-final – live!

Live second-leg watchalong, kick-off 7.45pm BSTTie level at 1-1 after first leg at Old TraffordAnd why not email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 7.00pm BST There’s no Ryan Giggs, not even on the bench. Ferguson has decided to keep United’s width and replace …

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My favourite game: Chelsea v Napoli 2012 | Luke McLaughlin

As this unforgettable night wore on, the teams abandoned their tactical systems and went for the jugular Eamon Dunphy once described a hectic, high-scoring Premier League encounter as “like watching two drunks fighting in an alley”. He wasn’t being who…

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When Raúl moved to the Bundesliga and charmed a nation of football fans

Raúl was 33 when he left Real Madrid for Schalke but he had not lost his competitive streak or his goalscoring touchBy Jason Humphreys for Englische WocheIn the closing minutes of Schalke’s pre-season friendly against Qatari club Al Sadd, a 13-year-old…

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‘I thought it was appalling that the Atlético fans were allowed to come’

Liverpool supporters angry that 3,000 people from Madrid travelled when their own city was shutting downCoronavirus updates | See all our coronavirus coverageAt a packed Anfield on that floodlit night not two weeks ago, before anybody knew Liverpool’s …

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‘This could be the end for a few clubs’: sports fans on coronavirus

Supporters, amateur athletes, coaches and officials from all over the world explain how the pandemic has affected themI’m a member of a League of Ireland football club. We are one of the better known clubs in the country and have a fair few season tick…

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Euro 2020 postponed for a year by Uefa because of coronavirus crisis

Tournament was due to be held from 12 June to 12 JulyAim is play it in 2021 and finish club competitions this summerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThis summer’s European Championship has been postponed until the summer of 2…

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Euro 2020: what will Uefa’s video conference realistically decide?

Restarting leagues across Europe is still an unknown but a definitive decision to cancel Euro 2020 is expectedUefa called the video conference last Thursday forTuesday to discuss football’s response to the coronavirus crisis, with all 55 of Europe’s fo…

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PSG: a story of promise, dominance, blunders and now hope?

As PSG look forward to a (potential) Champions League quarter-final, we reflect on their key games of the last decadeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAfter three years of exiting the Champions League at the last-16 stage, PSG fi…

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Uefa searches for a plan at crisis talks with layoffs on the horizon

Euro 2020 likely to be postponed for a yearHead of players union warns ‘jobs are on the line’The “unprecedented crisis” facing British and European football because of coronavirus could result in serious economic consequences with insolvencies and layo…

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Uefa searches for a plan at crisis talks with layoffs on the horizon

Euro 2020 likely to be postponed for a yearHead of players union warns ‘jobs are on the line’The “unprecedented crisis” facing British and European football because of coronavirus could result in serious economic consequences with insolvencies and layo…

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Manchester City’s Cas appeal against European ban may be hit by coronavirus

• Court of arbitration for sport already forced to delay cases• City hoped for early summer hearing on Champions League banManchester City’s appeal against their two-year Uefa ban from European football is up in the air as the court of arbitration for …

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Governing bodies face a fraught future as game we love grinds to halt

The coronavirus pandemic calls for tough decisions on the future of the domestic football season and Euro 2020, but all the options risk legal challenges and long-term repercussionsAmid the coronavirus pandemic and the mounting sense of anxiety, even t…

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All Champions League and Europa League games next week postponed

Uefa makes statement amid coronavirus pandemicCompetitions are currently at the last-16 stagesUefa has postponed all Champions League and Europa League fixtures next week because of coronavirus.The European governing body said in a statement on Friday …

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Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy in self-isolation due to coronavirus fears

Mendy’s relative is being treated for respiratory illnessCity’s second-leg tie against Real Madrid already postponedBenjamin Mendy has been forced to self-isolate due to fears the Manchester City defender may have the coronavirus after a family member …

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‘You don’t explain this, you live it’: Spanish press on Atlético’s victory

Journalists unravel an Anfield night where Liverpool’s play meant ‘they were pulling the white sheet over Atlético’s face’“Suffering: that’s the slogan of Atlético Madrid,” João Félix said when at last it was all over, everyone still trying to work out…