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Category: Champions League

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Amazon breaks into Champions League with German deal

Streaming service follows Premier League success with further football rights tie-upFresh from the success of streaming top-flight English football for the first time, Amazon has sets its sights on Europe’s premier club competition, securing exclusive …

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Ajax’s Dusan Tadic: ‘You cannot buy happiness. Inside I feel rich’

The forward on turning down a ‘crazy’ offer from China, the semi-final defeat by Spurs and why he is grateful to SouthamptonAfter four years in the Premier League with Southampton Dusan Tadic wanted to go to only one club. From a young age he dreamed a…

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Jesse Marsch: ‘At Salzburg, I’m not treated like an American coach’

The Wisconsin-born coach went viral with his half-time rant at Anfield but his star will rise higher still if his team can eliminate LiverpoolIt was a typical scene, really.The players sit stoically in the visitors’ dressing room, watching their coach …

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Jürgen Klopp gets his game face on for a match Liverpool dare not lose | Andy Hunter

Manager in no mood for joking as he landed in Salzburg with his side’s Champions League campaign hanging in the balanceThe Austrian media who were expecting a bit of light-hearted banter with Jürgen Klopp at the Red Bull Arena were to be disappointed. …

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Liverpool ‘will go for everything’ in key Salzburg game, says Jürgen Klopp

• Defeat in Austria could eliminate holders Liverpool• Klopp: ‘We are still ambitious like crazy’Jürgen Klopp has warned Salzburg that Liverpool “are still ambitious like crazy” and will not be stopped from achieving their aims by the most intense sche…

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Liverpool ‘will go for everything’ in key Salzburg game, says Jürgen Klopp

• Defeat in Austria could eliminate holders Liverpool• Klopp: ‘We are still ambitious like crazy’Jürgen Klopp has warned Salzburg that Liverpool “are still ambitious like crazy” and will not be stopped from achieving their aims by the most intense sche…

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Frank Lampard urges Chelsea to embrace ‘big night’ against Lille

• Manager says his side need to take their chances at home• Win will ensure Champions League qualification from groupA troubling statistic before Chelsea attempt to secure their place in the last 16 of the Champions League by beating Lille on Tuesday e…

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Super rich versus the rest: Champions League groups hampered by inequality | Jonathan Wilson

Despite the efforts of Dinamo Zagreb, Club Brugge, Slavia Prague and Olympiakos, group stages are still all too predictableWhat have we done to deserve this? The last round of Champions League group fixtures is on us and only half the qualifiers are al…

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Liverpool will relish pressure of Salzburg decider, says Jürgen Klopp

• Reds need to avoid defeat in Austria to progress• Fabinho could face spell on sidelines with ankle injuryJürgen Klopp lamented Liverpool’s failure to book a Champions League “holiday” in Salzburg next month but insisted his European champions would t…

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Dries Mertens and Napoli show rivals that Liverpool have their flaws | Barney Ronay

Serie A side have had the better of Liverpool in most of their past four meetings, something future opponents could learn fromFor the opening hour at Anfield the Napoli players must have been tempted to wonder, once again, what exactly all the fuss is …

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Five Napoli fans arrested outside Anfield before Liverpool game

• Social media reports of away fans carrying golf clubs dismissed• Three arrested for violent disorder near to Liverpool groundFive Napoli fans were arrested after skirmishes outside Anfield before Liverpool’s 1-1 Champions League draw against the Seri…

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Lionel Messi marks milestone with goal in Barcelona’s win over Dortmund

• Barça advance as group winners, Salzburg set up showdown• RB Leipzig through to knockout stages after draw with BenficaLionel Messi scored in his 700th match for Barcelona and also set up goals for Luis Suárez and Antoine Griezmann as the Catalans be…

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Dejan Lovren’s header rescues point for Liverpool against Napoli

Europe holds few surprises for Jürgen Klopp after 100 Uefa games and his latest encounter with Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli brought all-too familiar problems for Liverpool. The old fox, as the Liverpool manager once called his Italian counterpart, thwarted…

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Frank Lampard relieved Chelsea are still in charge of Champions League destiny

• Valencia missed late sitter in 2-2 draw at the Mestalla • Chelsea will qualify if they beat Lille on 10 DecemberFrank Lampard said he was relieved that Chelsea’s hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League are still in their own hands after…

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Arrizabalaga slips from hero to villain but Valencia muddle their lines | Sid Lowe

Chelsea’s goalkeeper was uneasy around a stunning penalty save and the home side missed more golden opportunities late onThe man who can teach any bird to sing silenced a football stadium, but not for long. Instead – as the final, wild, open, epic minu…

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Daniel Wass’s freak goal earns Valencia draw with Chelsea

It will be difficult for Chelsea to remember that they remain in control of their destiny in this competition. Frank Lampard’s young side gave everything on a breathless night at the Mestalla and there were eight minutes left when an eccentric game too…

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Liverpool v Napoli: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offKlopp brings up century and aims for early Liverpool progressAnd feel free to email Ben or tweet him @benfisherj 7.09pm GMT Team news news: Klopp makes three changes, with Salah, Joe Gomez and James Mil…

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Valencia v Chelsea: Champions League – live!

Champions League updates from the 5.55pm GMT kick-offMaxi Gómez: ‘In Uruguay you lift a rock and there’s a footballer’And feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 5.14pm GMT On the subject of blood orange … oh my, what a sunset. 5.11pm GMT Her…

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José Mourinho apologises to Eric Dier after first-half substitution – video

‘The most difficult moment of the game for me was not when Olympiakos scored the first or second goal, but when I made the change in the first-half’ said Mourinho after he substituted Eric Dier for Christian Eriksen. His tactical adjustment paid off as…

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Salvation for Tottenham after flat start to José Mourinho’s welcome party

Olympiakos looked like wrecking Portuguese’s first home match until Meriah’s air-shot helped Tottenham back into the gameIt was just after the half-hour mark that the mood in the stadium began to take a distinctly sour turn. In retrospect, you might wo…