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Category: European club football

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Sadio Mané sets up Liverpool for comfortable passage past Porto

It was the fight Jürgen Klopp had envisaged, not always the procession another heavy aggregate defeat of Porto might suggest, and Liverpool passed every test at a raucous Estádio do Dragão. Strong, resilient, clinical and cutting; every attribute that …

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PSG miss another chance to seal Ligue 1 title after defeat at Nantes

Paris Saint-Germain missed another chance to wrap up the Ligue 1 title, falling to a 3-2 defeat at Nantes after being beaten 5-1 by Lille at the weekend.Dani Alves’ long-range strike was cancelled out by two goals from the defender Diego and Abdul Maje…

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Olivier Giroud warns Chelsea, play me more or I will leave in the summer

• Striker, 32, wants more important role in Chelsea team• Chelsea have option to trigger one-year contract extensionOlivier Giroud will seek to leave Chelsea in the summer if he is not offered a guarantee of greater playing time, with the World Cup win…

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Europa League: Unai Emery calls on Arsenal to seize the moment at Napoli

• Gunners manager keen to silence Stadio San Paolo crowd• Napoli have lost just once at home since the start of the seasonUnai Emery insists Arsenal are in Naples with victory on their minds as they face the delicate task of how best to prepare for wha…

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‘Ajax, the sensation of Europe’: Dutch and Italian press react to Turin triumph

Dutch press exalted the long-awaited return of Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals but in Italy Juve were savagedAjax’s 2-1 second-leg Champions League quarter-final win at Juventus generated an understandably rapturous reaction back home in the N…

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‘Ajax, the sensation of Europe’: Dutch and Italian press react to Turin triumph

Dutch press exalted the long-awaited return of Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals but in Italy Juve were savagedAjax’s 2-1 second-leg Champions League quarter-final win at Juventus generated an understandably rapturous reaction back home in the N…

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Football quiz: when English clubs meet in Europe

Spurs are facing an exotic trip to Manchester in the Champions League. How well do you remember other all-English ties?Who were the first two English clubs to meet in a major European final?Chelsea and Manchester United Tottenham and Wolves Liverpool a…

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Solskjær: Manchester United ‘did well to reach Champions League quarter-finals’ – video

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has admitted ‘the next few years are going to be massive’ for Manchester United as they seek to re-establish themselves among the European elite.United were comprehensively outclassed by Barcelona in the Champions League losing 4-0 …

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From Hercules to Real Madrid: a decade of rare Barça home defeats | Niall McVeigh

Barcelona have lost only 15 times at Camp Nou in 10 years; here are the reasons for Manchester United to feel cheerfulManchester United have already written a piece of European Cup history this season, becoming the first team to overturn a 2-0 home def…

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Massimiliano Allegri calls for intensity from Juventus in order to get past Ajax

• First leg ended 1-1 in Amsterdam• Mandzukic and Chiellini ruled out for JuventusThe Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri, wants his team to show the same intensity they displayed in beating Atlético Madrid in the last 16 when they face Ajax in their …

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Lille hammer ‘beginners’ PSG as they close in on the Champions League

This time last season Lille were second bottom. Now they are second only to PSG at the top of the tableBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsStade Louis-Dugauguez, Sedan, December 2000. Laurent Robert scores PSG’s only goal as they l…

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Milan get shirty with Acerbi after winning ‘€50m match’ with Lazio | Paolo Bandini

Tensions boiled over as two Champions League hopefuls fell out over a penalty decision and a pre-match boastGennaro Gattuso likened it to a cup final. His Milan team, fourth in the table, were facing Lazio, three points behind with a game in hand. Both…

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Sevilla’s resurrection continues under Caparrós in the ‘holy derby’ | Sid Lowe

Exhilarating, passionate and very sevillano, Saturday’s derby saw Joaquín Caparrós oversee another triumph over BetisSomewhere in the middle of the smoke and the bodies, Sevilla’s bus began its 640-metre journey, slowly opening a path through the palms…

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Bullish Julian Nagelsmann may yet go out with a bang at Hoffenheim | Andy Brassell

Coach will leave his present club in rude health and showed against Hertha why he could take Leipzig to another level“The teams surrounding us are consistently playing good football. We’re trying our best to climb the table and if they bend, then we’ll…

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European roundup: PSG hammered by Lille while Bayern go back to top

• Thomas Tuchel’s side suffer humbling 5-1 defeat at Lille• Kingsley Coman double gives Bayern 4-1 win over DüsseldorfParis St-Germain must wait to secure the Ligue 1 title after a humbling 5-1 defeat to second-placed Lille on Sunday.Second-half goals …

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Spal shock Juventus to put eighth successive Serie A title on hold

Juventus’ hopes of wrapping up the earliest ever Serie A title were dealt a blow after they fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Spal. Max Allegri’s side could yet see their title confirmed this weekend but it would require Napoli to drop points at…

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Spal shock Juventus to put eighth successive Serie A title on hold

Juventus’ hopes of wrapping up the earliest ever Serie A title were dealt a blow after they fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Spal. Max Allegri’s side could yet see their title confirmed this weekend but it would require Napoli to drop points at…

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Amiens captain halts Ligue 1 game to confront fans after alleged racial abuse

Prince Gouano took stand after alleged monkey chants Match against Dijon was halted for five minutes Dijon’s Ligue 1 game against visiting Amiens was interrupted for five minutes on Friday when the teams stopped playing after the French defender Prince…

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Aaron Ramsey midfield quality shows Arsenal what they will be missing | Ed Aarons

Ramsey is off to Juventus in the summer but his double-act here with Mesut Özil reached heights all-too-rarely seenYou get what you pay for, as the old saying goes. And on this evidence, Aaron Ramsey is worth every penny of the reported £400,000 a week…

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Mature Aaron Ramsey puts Arsenal on way to victory against Napoli

If only Arsenal could unlock the bewildering and elusive secret to away games. Having given themselves an encouraging leg up with another confident win here inspired by the midfield efforts of Aaron Ramsey and Lucas Torreira, attention now switches to …