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Category: European club football

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European roundup: Icardi saves PSG at the last, Juventus slump to defeat

Ligue 1 champions a point behind leaders after five-goal thrillerBayern condemn wantaway Hansi Flick for breaking ranksParis Saint-Germain kept themselves in the hunt for a fourth successive Ligue 1 title when Mauro Icardi scored in the dying seconds o…

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Premier League condemns European super league after English clubs sign up

New competition ‘attacks the principles of sporting merit’Six Premier League clubs among signatories for new leagueUefa and the Premier League have strongly condemned proposals to form a breakaway European super league after multiple reports that the n…

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Hansi Flick tells Bayern Munich he wants to leave club at end of season

Coach announces decision after 3-2 win against WolfsburgFlick has been linked with the Germany managerial roleBayern Munich coach Hansi Flick says he has informed the club he wants to leave at the end of the season, making the announcement after his si…

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Kung-fu kicks and riot police: the day Maradona got Barça brawling

With Barcelona facing Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, we look back at the same fixture in 1984When Andoni Goikoetxea broke Diego Maradona’s ankle in 1983, it gave the Argentinian plenty of time to think as he plotted his revenge …

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New 36-team Champions League format set for final Uefa approval on Monday

Plans move forward after ECA and Uefa meetings on FridayFans’ groups label plans ‘serious threat to the entire game’The Champions League’s controversial new 36-team format from 2024 is set for final approval by Uefa’s executive committee on Monday.A de…

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Premier League and FA Cup team news, previews and more – live!

News and previews ahead of the weekendPogba claims Mourinho ‘goes against players’Get in touch with Luke on email or on Twitter 10.55am BST Over on Crystal Palace Twitter, it’s a big thumbs up for these Friday training photos. Keep it simple #CPFC | ht…

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Unai Emery to face Arsenal reunion with Villarreal in Europa League semis

Villarreal overcome Dinamo Zagreb in quarter-finalRoma hold off Ajax to secure Manchester United tieUnai Emery will face his former club Arsenal in the Europa League semi-finals after Villarreal defeated Dinamo Zagreb. Related: Premier League, FA Cup a…

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Edinson Cavani eases Manchester United past Granada and into semis

After a serene win that saw Granada brushed aside 4-0 on aggregate, Manchester United will hope to end a run of four consecutive semi-final disappointments under Ole Gunnar Solskjær.Only Roma block their way to next month’s showpiece in Gda?sk and with…

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Lacazette sinks Slavia Prague to send rampant Arsenal into semi-finals

Arsenal made light of the dangers associated with this encounter and, in doing so, set up one of the stories of the season. Their hopes of progressing to the Europa League final, and potentially performing a feat of alchemy on their year’s work, rest o…

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Guardiola delights in Manchester City ‘building history’ in Champions League

Manager hails team after beating Dortmund in last eight‘I’m incredibly happy to be in the semi?finals’Pep Guardiola praised Phil Foden and expressed his belief that Manchester City are “building history” after they knocked out Borussia Dortmund to reac…

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Guardiola delights in Manchester City ‘building history’ in Champions League

Manager hails team after beating Dortmund in last eight‘I’m incredibly happy to be in the semi?finals’Pep Guardiola praised Phil Foden and expressed his belief that Manchester City are “building history” after they knocked out Borussia Dortmund to reac…

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Manner of Real Madrid defeat is story of Liverpool’s season, Klopp admits

Club out of Champions League after 0-0 draw with Real Madrid‘We played some really good stuff and had massive chances’Jürgen Klopp admitted it was the story of Liverpool’s season as they were knocked out of the Champions League by failing to score agai…

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Manner of Real Madrid defeat is story of Liverpool’s season, Klopp admits

Club out of Champions League after 0-0 draw with Real Madrid‘We played some really good stuff and had massive chances’Jürgen Klopp admitted it was the story of Liverpool’s season as they were knocked out of the Champions League by failing to score agai…

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Pep Guardiola’s positive psychology puts out Dortmund fireworks | Louise Taylor

Attempts to ruffle Manchester City feathers by home fans did not work and City then neutralised Erling HaalandThe explosions were so loud some hotel staff feared the building was shaking. Three times during the early hours of Wednesday morning Dortmund…

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Liverpool hit white wall as fearless Real Madrid refuse to be moved | Barney Ronay

Zinedine Zidane’s team are a superpower built on big personalities, always certain of their own version of eventsOn a night of steadily deflating momentum, Jürgen Klopp’s marauding Liverpool did their best Jürgen Klopp’s marauding Liverpool impression….

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Foden thunderbolt puts Manchester City in semis after Dortmund scare

Manchester City ended in ecstatic mood and with mission accomplished: a semi-final berth where they meet Paris Saint-German and which keeps alive their tilt at an unprecedented quadruple. This is the furthest City have journeyed under Pep Guardiola and…

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Liverpool rue missed chances as Real Madrid end Champions League hopes

Ultimately the Anfield factor was not the vital missing ingredient from Liverpool’s attempted rescue mission against Real Madrid. It was the finish.Jürgen Klopp’s side performed with the energy of 55,000 fans seemingly behind them but a wasteful night …

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‘You smell like fish’ – Swedish fans try to create atmosphere despite rule of eight

Eight supporters allowed to attend top-flight games in Sweden Shopping centres and animal parks have many more visitorsFootball clubs in Sweden are trying to come to terms with rules that allow only eight supporters at top-flight games while shopping c…

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Fede Valverde: ‘You go to take a corner and there’s an animal next to you’ | Sid Lowe

The Real Madrid midfielder on how growing up in Uruguay shaped him as a footballer and facing Liverpool in the return leg“And they play in black and blue,” Fede Valverde says, “Everton blue.” The Real Madrid midfielder is laughing now. Last week was no…

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We can treat Champions League like an adventure, says Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea in the last four for first time since 2014Tuchel: ‘Once you are there you play for the final’Thomas Tuchel urged Chelsea to treat the Champions League like an adventure after they survived a late scare against Porto and reached the semi-finals …