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Category: Champions League

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Which club will take Manchester City’s place in the Champions League?

The club that finishes fifth in the Premier League may end up in the Champions League next season. Who will step up?By Ben McAleer for WhoScoredWith Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City well clear at the top of the Premier League table, the ba…

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Sports quiz of the week: animals, animosity and a new world record

Who bared his teeth? Who was on the pull? Who fell over?Andy Farrell asked a couple of famous Irishmen to talk to his players before their big match against England in the Six Nations on Sunday. Paul O’Connell, who won 108 caps for Ireland, spent a few…

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Time passes fast in football, so will Manchester City players want to stay? | Eni Aluko

In two years reputations can be built or destroyed. Uefa’s ban will surely make several of City’s squad question their futureManchester City have built an incredible image around the world over the past few years. The City group controls clubs in North…

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‘The result is open’: Mourinho on RB Leipzig tie and angry Dele Alli – video

José Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur find themselves with a tough task ahead after suffering a 1-0 defeat at home to RB Leipzig. Mourinho, however, thinks Spurs are capable of producing a comeback when they visit Julian Nagelsmann’s side on 10 March. ‘1-0…

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José Mourinho says shorthanded Spurs improved after Alli went off

Spurs lose 1-0 at home in Champions League last-16 first legMourinho says Tottenham are still capable of winning tieJosé Mourinho refused to write off Tottenham’s hope of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals after their defeat by RB Leipzig, in…

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Lack of history no hindrance to RB Leipzig’s dominance of Spurs

Leipzig are a young club with a young manager, Julian Nagelsmann, who has drilled his team to a very high standardIt was the fans that were the most puzzling part. Thousands of them, packed into the north-east corner of the ground, all immaculately bed…

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Atalanta produce a night to remember with decisive defeat of Valencia

Hans Hateboer scored twice as Atalanta beat Valencia 4-1 in the first leg of the Champions League’s round of 16, putting the Italian team on the verge of extending their first season in the competition. Related: Spurs fall to Leipzig’s Timo Werner but …

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Spurs fall to Leipzig’s Timo Werner but are grateful for Hugo Lloris heroics

The good news for Tottenham is that the damage could have been more severe. Somehow José Mourinho’s side still have hope of reaching the last eight of the Champions League, even though RB Leipzig seemed to be playing a different sport for much of an un…

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Tottenham v RB Leipzig: Champions League last 16 – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offMourinho v Nagelsmann: yesterday’s man v force of future?And feel free to email Scott your thoughts 5.41pm GMT Only three teams have ever lifted the European Cup the season after tasting defeat in the f…

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Atalanta v Valencia: Champions League last 16 – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offAtalanta v Valencia: the tie where order meets chaosAnd feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 5.04pm GMT Atalanta, eh? In the Champions League knock-out rounds, of all places. Who’d have thou…

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‘Fans were not here for sensational football’: Klopp critical of Atlético tactics – video

Liverpool tasted a rare defeat after they suffered a 1-0 loss against Atlético Madrid as Diego Simeone’s side edged it in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie. Speaking after the match, Jürgen Klopp was critical of Atléti’s tactics during …

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‘Fans were not here for sensational football’: Klopp critical of Atlético tactics – video

Liverpool tasted a rare defeat after they suffered a 1-0 loss against Atlético Madrid as Diego Simeone’s side edged it in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie. Speaking after the match, Jürgen Klopp was critical of Atléti’s tactics during …

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Liverpool’s Klopp right to take Mané off amid Atlético antics, Gomez says

‘It’s frustrating. The ref does something … you feel it’s not right’Gomez confident of ‘different occasion at Anfield’ after 1-0 lossJoe Gomez has said Jürgen Klopp was right to withdraw Sadio Mané against Atlético Madrid as the referee was affected by…

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Neymar hits out at PSG after ‘suffering’ in defeat at Borussia Dortmund

Forward says club were too cautious over rib injuryNeymar wanted more match time in buildupParis Saint-Germain were plunged into fresh turmoil after their 2-1 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday with Neymar criticising the club for …

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José Mourinho v Julian Nagelsmann: yesterday’s man v force of the future?

At 32, RB Leipzig’s coach is 25 years younger than his Spurs counterpart – their Champions League meeting feels like a battle of two erasOn Wednesday night, as Tottenham take on RB Leipzig, José Mourinho might look across at the opposing bench and reco…

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp says Atlético Madrid tried to get Sadio Mané sent off

Mané was replaced at half-time in first-leg defeatKlopp: ‘Their plan was to get Sadio out of the game’Jürgen Klopp admitted he substituted Sadio Mané during Liverpool’s Champions League defeat at Atlético Madrid for fear the Senegal forward would be se…

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Diego Simeone the conductor as Atlético orchestra finds its rhythm | Sid Lowe

The Atlético Madrid manager was at his whirling, grizzled best as his side claimed a first-leg advantage against LiverpoolJürgen Klopp stood and watched the referee pull the yellow card from his pocket, a symbol of his frustration, while to his right D…

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Red-hot Erling Haaland hits double to give Dortmund victory over PSG

In the third season of Project Paris, it was finally set up for Neymar to be the belle of the Champions League ball. It was supposed to be his night. Yet few can hold back the tide that is Erling Haaland these days. Without transforming the team the No…

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Saúl’s early strike gives Atlético Madrid first-leg edge over disjointed Liverpool

Liverpool will not fear having to overturn a Champions League deficit against Spanish opposition at Anfield, they may thrive on the challenge once more, but they know from one draining night in Madrid that Atlético are no Barcelona. The European champi…

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Borussia Dortmund v PSG: Champions League last 16 – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offPSG better placed than ever to satisfy European obsessionAnd do get in touch! Email Simon or tweet him 11.18am GMT Hello world!Will this finally be the year for Paris Saint-Germain? Ten points clear at …