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    Kanye reportedly thinks he and Kim will get back together, plus more celeb love news Americas Cheapest States to Live in Defending champions Lyon struggled to a 2-0 win over Brondby on Thursday in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 clash. © Clive Brunskill Nikita Parris opened the scoring for Lyon on Thursday English star Nikita Parris headed in the opener on the half hour mark for the seven-time winners. However, they had to wait until injury time at the end of the game for a second goal delivered by Melvine Malard. It was Lyon's 400th European goal but the French side failed to impress against a team who are only second in the Danish league and had played just once in the last five weeks. Lyon had 21 attempts on goal in the first half but only five were on target while Brondby were...
    PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN forward Moise Kean is a doubt for their Champions League tie against Barcelona after testing positive for coronavirus. The French champions announced the news on Wednesday, seven days out from the second leg of their last 16 clash in Europe. 1Kean netted for PSG in their huge win over Barcelona at the Nou CampCredit: AP:Associated Press Speaking on Twitter, the club said: "Moise Kean tested positive for COVID-19 this morning. "He stayed in Paris and will not be available for the match in Bordeaux. "He will enter a period of isolation and is subject to the appropriate health protocols." ⚠️ Moise Kean tested positive for COVID-19 this morning.He stayed in Paris and will not be available for the match in Bordeaux. He will enter a period of isolation and is subject to the appropriate health protocols. #FCGBPSG— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) March 3, 2021 Kean will now have to...
    NBA : 2021-03-02T22: 36: 34 + 00: 00 2021-03-02T22: 36: 34 + 00: 00 2021-03-02T22: 36: 34 + 00: 00. Mehmet Bahadir 02/Mar/21 22:36 Eurohoops.net Mehmet Bahadir Basketball Champions League ended the first week in Group L. By Eurohoops Team / [email protected] The first week of the Basketball Champions League Playoffs Group L, which also includes Brose Bamberg, one of the ambitious teams of the league, was concluded. ERA Nymburk hosted Brose Bamberg in the first match of the Basketball Champions League Group L 91-87 managed to defeat. In the home team, Omar Prewitt was effective with 21 points and 8 rebounds, and contributed greatly to the victory with 23 efficiency points. Retin Obasohan was also effective with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. On the visiting team, Devon...
    REBEKAH Vardy has told how she’d rather see her footballer husband Jamie make the Champions League than win Dancing on Ice.  In a new interview, WAG Becky also admitted that being on the ITV show has put paid to her Saturday night glass of wine. 4Rebekah Vardy would rather her husband Jamie made the Champions League than win the showCredit: Rex Features But the 38-year-old - who returns to the ice tonight - said she is having the time of her life and that dance partner Andy Buchanan is now like extended family.  Showing her loyalty to Jamie's Leicester City team, she said: “I’d rather Jamie finished in the top four than me win Dancing On Ice. It’s not about me. “I’ve missed going to the football so much. It is a huge part of my life and I miss being able to be there to support Jamie.” Becky...
    No disciplinary action for Florida cop who shot protester in face with rubber bullet Lady Gaga’s grandma ‘praying’ for dog walker shot trying to stop dognapping of singer’s French bulldogs: ‘It’s a cruel world we’re living in’ Manchester City's 19-game winning run in all competitions makes Pep Guardiola the envy of every other Premier League boss but the Catalan has spoken of his admiration for West Ham's David Moyes. © Catherine Ivill Pep Guardiola (right) has praised the work of David Moyes at West Ham The Hammers were facing a relegation battle when Moyes took charge for a second time last season, but head to the Etihad on Saturday in fourth spot. A draw or a win would end City's record-breaking run and bolster West Ham's own chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League. "They are in a Champions League position," Guardiola said on Friday. "That is not...
    CHELSEA manager Thomas Tuchel has heaped praise on his side for making Atletico Madrid 'suffer' during their 1-0 win on Tuesday night. Olivier Giroud's stunning overhead kick gave the Blues a precious lead to take back to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their Champions League last 16 clash. 2Giroud's goal proved to be the difference between the two sides on Tuesday eveningCredit: Reuters And Tuchel, who remains unbeaten in eight games since arriving at the club, was thrilled with the application of his players in Bucharest. Speaking to BT Sport, he said: "Fantastic result, fantastic goal. Well deserved. "We wanted to dominate in the opponents' half, to never lose concentration, not to do any easy mistakes and always be aware of quick counter-attacks for all their quality. "It was a very disciplined performance - a deserved shut-out. This is the hard work, a team effort - the basis...
    MANCHESTER CITY’S players must feel like they are 10 feet tall after 19 consecutive wins. As even the shortest of Pep Guardiola’s stars are scoring and setting up goals with their head these days. 6Gabriel Jesus sent out a message to Man City's Champions League rivals when he doubled their lead in BudapestCredit: Reuters 6Bernardo Silva heads Man City in front on 29 minutesCredit: AFP or licensors On Sunday at Arsenal it was the diminutive Raheem Sterling who got up highest to nod in the only goal of the game. Last night it was the turn of Bernardo Silva – who stands at just 5ft 7in like the England ace. The Portuguese nodded City in front on the half hour - then used his napper to tee up Gabriel Jesus and surely put the tie beyond doubt. City really were head and shoulders above their German opponents in Budapest –...
    Olivier Giroud says Chelsea came into Tuesday’s clash with Atletico Madrid with their eyes on winning, even if it was an away leg at a neutral site. Giroud scored the game’s lone goal, a stunning second-half bicycle kick that gave Chelsea a massive advantage heading into the second leg. The Frenchman says that was always Chelsea’s intention, as the Blues were looking to have an edge heading into the second leg at Stamford Bridge. Giroud on Chelsea’s approach “We came here with strong intentions to win the game, play our game and we know how we could give them trouble offensively,” he told BT Sport. “We have been strong at the back in the defensive shape and very pleased with the win, it was a deserved win tonight. “We know the importance of the away goal in European cups so that is why I was pleased to help the team...
    Colorado city to establish independent police monitor in wake of Elijah McClains death Huge explosion erupts after 18-wheeler hits fuel train in Texas Atletico Madrid 1-0 Chelsea: Match statistics Chelsea's 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 first leg in Bucharest confirms that the Londoners were right to sack Frank Lampard as manager and replace him with Thomas Tuchel. The Blues have been transformed into a solid, well-drilled unit in under a month, and they passed their toughest test yet by out-thinking and outplaying Diego Simeone's Spanish league leaders. As Tuchel told BT Sport afterwards, "We never let them breathe. We never gave them any chances to counterattack." There's still a second leg to come, of course, but Olivier Giroud's stunning overhead kick has put Chelsea in an excellent position to reach the quarter-finals.  That the French forward started was something of a surprise, given the 34-year-old had been left...
    Joshua Kimmich has set a Champions League record for most wins in his first 50 games in the competition as Bayern Munich beat Lazio on Tuesday. The Bundesliga giants secured a 4-1 away win in the first leg of their last-16 tie, with Robert Lewandowski, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane and a Francesco Acerbi’s own goal giving them an insurmountable lead with just 47 minutes played. Joaquin Correa pulled a goal back for the home side two minutes later. What record has Kimmich broken? It is the 38th time Kimmich has been on the winning side in the Champions League, more than any other player in their first 50 games. Kimmich has scored 10 goals in the European competition and has suffered just five defeats. Kimmich’s Champions League career began during his first year with the club when he came off the bench to play the final 15 minutes in a 3-0 win at...
    Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel expressed his happiness with his side’s performance against a defensive Atletico Madrid side, as the Blues pulled out a 1-0 Champions League win on Tuesday. Olivier Giroud’s second-half stunner was enough for Chelsea in Bucharest, as they will take a big advantage into their home leg of the last-16 tie. Tuchel said the Blues anticipated their opponents might set up defensively and was happy that they managed to break through Atletico’s stodgy back line. What Tuchel said Speaking to BT Sport, the Chelsea boss said: “Fantastic result, fantastic goal. Well deserved. “We wanted to dominate in the opponents’ half, to never lose concentration, not to do any easy mistakes and always be aware of quick counterattacks for all their quality. “It was a very disciplined performance – a deserved shut-out. This is the hard work, a team effort – the basis for a big win. “We knew it [Atletico...
    Chelsea stunned Atletico Madrid in the Champions League thanks to an incredible bicycle kick goal from striker Olivier Giroud  Chelsea fans are on cloud nine right now thanks to an unbelievable result against La Liga powerhouse Atletico Mardid on Tuesday in the Champions League Round of 16. That’s because striker Olivier Giroud has given the team a massive victory thanks to one of the goals of the tournament. With the two sides tied at 0-0 in the second half, Giroud put the English Premier League club in front thanks to a goal in the 68th minute. This wasn’t any kind of goal, though, as the French star is stealing headlines thanks to his brilliant bicycle kick finish. Worth the wait. Olivier Giroud with a spectacular finish. ???? pic.twitter.com/VT5ojrD2NS — Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) February 23, 2021 Olivier Giroud’s bicycle kick goal for Chelsea FC will be shown for...
    A truly heartbreaking milestone: President Biden honors 500,000 US COVID-19 deaths with moment of silence Biden readies his first major penalties on Russia Thomas Tuchel returns to the UEFA Champions League stage on Tuesday just over two months after his Paris Saint-Germain side thumped Istanbul Basaksehir. However, this time the German will be leading Chelsea instead of the French giants after his December sacking at Parc des Princes and subsequent arrival at Stamford Bridge just over one month later as Frank Lampard's replacement. © Provided by CBS Sports Tuchel, 47, oversaw two full seasons in Paris and half of a third. Last summer's run to the UCL final -- where they were stopped in their tracks by Bayern Munich -- was the undoubted highlight of his increasingly rocky tenure. PSG might have been sluggish in this campaign's group stage, ultimately topping Group H despite losing two of their three...
    LONDON (AP) — The Champions League talking points ahead of the second set of first-leg matches in the round of 16 on Tuesday and Wednesday: LAZIO VS. BAYERN MUNICH Defending champion Bayern Munich has mounting problems ahead of Tuesday’s game. The coronavirus is having an adverse effect on the team with Thomas Müller and Benjamin Pavard out of the match in Rome, though Javi Martínez and Leon Goretzka have recovered. The latter made his comeback Saturday with a second-half appearance but couldn’t prevent Bayern from slumping to a 2-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt, days after the Bavarian giant was held 3-3 at home by relegation-threatened Arminia Bielefeld. French midfielder Corentin Tolisso is also out after tearing a muscle in training last week. Five dropped points over two Bundesliga games has given rivals hope and increases the pressure on Bayern’s tired players after their punishing schedule including a Club World...
    New York : The Colombians Duván Zapata and Luis Muriel, with one goal and one assist each showed an offensive display of the highest level, gave a 4-2 victory to Atalanta this Sunday against Napoli and they warned Real Madrid, who will visit Bergamo this Wednesday in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. Duván Zapata who opened the scoring with a header from Muriel to the center and that he offered, shortly after Napoli equalized with the Polish Piotr Zielinski, a low pass that the German Robin Gosens finished off for 2-1. As well Muriel participated in the second goal, who dribbled with speed and power to three rivals before combine with Duván Zapata. The award for Muriel arrived in the 71st minute, when he struck down goalkeeper Alex Meret with a tremendous left foot to a squad for 3-1. Gian Piero Gasperini,...
    LIVERPOOL have been made odds-on to miss out on a Champions League spot this season. The Champions disastrous season hit a new low following a 2-0 defeat to Everton - the first time their local rivals had won at Anfield since 1999. 2Liverpool face a fight to finish in a Champions League spot this seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty The result meant the Reds have lost a fourth home game in a row and missed the chance to go level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp's men are down in sixth and have now been made odds-on at 10/11 to finish outside the spots for a Champions League place. ONLINE CASINO OFFERS: CLAIM OVER £800 IN BONUS CASH That marks a stark drop from just two weeks ago when Liverpool were just 4/1 before losses to Leicester and Everton. Betfair Spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said: “Liverpool have now lost four consecutive Premier...
    DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund’s win over Sevilla in the Champions League came at just the right time. Erling Haaland’s two goals and Mohamed Dahoud’s long-range curler in the 3-2 win on Wednesday reminded everyone, not least the Dortmund players, that they can still be an exciting team capable of challenging Europe’s best. Now to do it in the Bundesliga. Saturday brings the Ruhr Derby against Schalke. Once German soccer’s must-watch rivalry, it threatens to be compelling for a different reason. Dortmund is teetering on the brink of a crisis if it can’t get back into the Champions League qualifying places while Schalke is facing relegation. The Sevilla win was a valuable morale-booster since Dortmund has won just one of its last six in the league and was this week beaten to announcing its own coach. When Borussia Mönchengladbach said Monday that Marco Rose...
    RIO FERDINAND has warned Liverpool teams will still fancy their chances against Jurgen Klopp’s side in the Champions League despite brushing RB Leipzig aside 2-0 on Tuesday night. The Reds banished their shocking league form to one side as goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane put them in the driving seat of the last-16 tie. 3Rio Ferdinand warned Liverpool they are not back to their best just yet The Bundesliga side now face a deficit heading to Anfield later this month – with the first leg played in Hungary due to coronavirus travel restrictions. But while fans were heralding a return to form for Liverpool, Manchester United legend Ferdinand believes teams will still be targeting their under-powered defence. He said on BT Sport: "I think other teams who are looking at them won't be too carried away with the way Liverpool played today because they've still going to get...
    NEYMAR is facing a two-game ban for slamming the penalty decision given to Barcelona on Tuesday night. The Brazilian star could be made to explain his tweets during the 4-1 win for his PSG side. 4Neymar slammed Barcelona's penalty in their 4-1 defeat by PSG 4Layvin Kurzawa was adjudged to have tripped up Frenkie De JongCredit: Reuters And Uefa could act with a ban of up to two games for the 29-year-old. He missed the thrilling Champions League last 16 first-leg tie through injury. But Neymar was active on Twitter after Frenkie de Jong controversially won a penalty for Barcelona in the 27th minute. It appeared the Dutchman may have just tripped over his own legs, but that didn’t stop the ref from awarding a penalty against Layvin Kurzawa. A VAR review sided with the match official. Neymar tweeted: “Joke that penalty,” accompanied by laughing emojis. And former Nou Camp...
    KYLIAN MBAPPE was heralded as Lionel Messi’s successor-in-waiting after netting a breathtaking hat-trick in the Argentine genius’ own backyard. Barcelona took the lead through Messi’s penalty but were then hammered by Mbappe’s magnificent treble and a header from Everton outcast Moise Kean. 3Kylian Mbappe scored a magnificent hat-trick for PSG at the Nou CampCredit: Icon Sport - Getty 3The French striker outshone Lionel Messi in the Champions League showdownCredit: AP:Associated Press And Mbappe was tipped to take Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's throne by BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand after a thumping 4-1 win at the Nou Camp. The ex-Man Utd defender said: "Mbappe is on his own - out of young players he’s on his own. People forget he’s 22 years old. "Given he’s won the World Cup, what he’s done in the French league and in the Champions League, he’s been immense. "I just feel that he’s the guy...
    For a team in crisis, this was just what the doctor ordered. They may be struggling domestically, but Europe has always brought out the best in Liverpool. And Jurgen Klopp’s side have one foot in the quarter-finals after their 2-0 first leg victory over RB Leipzig in Budapest. Confident and clinical, the Reds thoroughly deserved their win, achieved courtesy of second-half strikes from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane at the Puskas Stadium. At the halfway stage, and with two ‘away’ goals in the bag, they are in complete control of the tie. They have been few and far between of late, but this was a good night’s work indeed for the Premier League champions. Under pressure at home, they found the continent much more to their liking. From pretty much the first whistle to the last, they were at it. Hungry in Hungary, you could say. They pressed and they...
    Hobby Mexico City / 02.16.2021 20:51:01 Just a few hours passed from the duel between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in which the Catalans took a tough 1-4 defeat thanks to the extraordinary performance of Kylian Mbappé and the French player Antoine Griezmann decided to leave the city. The number ‘7’ Blaugrana, who could do little this afternoon, was captured in the private flights area at the facilities of the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport prior to taking a flight to an unknown destination. Antoine Griezmann did not want to give statements and, before the siege of the reporters who were in the place and they stalked him near his car, the only thing he chose to rSponder was: « What does it matter to you? » In the video you can see the moment in which the journalists approach the car of the...
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane pounced on defensive mistakes to score Liverpool’s goals in a 2-0 win over Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday, giving the six-time European champions some respite amid an alarming slump in form domestically. The Champions League is the only trophy Liverpool can win this season after dropping out of the Premier League title race unexpectedly early, and Jurgen Klopp’s side is already in sight of the quarterfinals after being given a helping hand from Leipzig. Salah latched on to a misplaced pass from Marcel Sabitzer back to defender Lukas Klostermann in the 53rd minute, raced into the area and slotted his finish past former Liverpool goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi. Only five minutes later, a long ball forward was misjudged by Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele, allowing Mane to run clean through and dispatch a similarly sharp effort beyond Gulacsi. The first leg...
    MANCHESTER CITY are finally set to win their first-ever Champions League crown, according to a supercomputer. Since being taken over by their mega-rich owners in 2008, the Etihad club have wanted to win it all. 4Man City are comfortable favourites to win this season's Champions League, according to a supercomputer 4Man City are runaway favourites to win the Champions League this seasonCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd In that time, City have won the Premier League four times, the FA Cup twice and the League Cup a staggering five times. But the one trophy that's always eluded them, much like fellow super-wealthy giants Paris Saint-Germain, is the Champions League. Man City take on Porto in their last-16 tie as they look to take a step towards the holy grail. And according to FiveThirtyEight, Pep Guardiola's side are finally set to break their European Cup duck. The numbers suggest absolutely no-one will put...
    Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Celebrate Their 1st Valentine’s Day as Parents Jaw-Dropping Stats About the State of Retirement in America Pochettinos PSG excited for Barca trip despite no Neymar Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Monday his side remained "excited" for this week's Champions League last 16 first leg at Barcelona despite the absence of Neymar. © Sameer Al-DOUMY Neymar left the field in last week's French Cup win at Caen with a groin issue The world's most expensive player as well as fellow attacker Angel Di Maria will miss Tuesday's trip to the Camp Nou with injuries. "You can see the excitement throughout the club, for PSG it is an obvious goal to win the Champions League and we understand the responsibility," said Pochettino, who took over from the sacked Thomas Tuchel in January, at his eve-of-match press conference. "It is clear that absences like those...
    MADRID (AP) — The last time Barcelona hosted Paris Saint-Germain, it was one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history. The same teams will meet Tuesday at the Camp Nou for the first time since Barcelona routed PSG 6-1 nearly four years ago. “That game will go down in history,” Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembélé said ahead of the first leg of this year’s round of 16. “There will be revenge in the air due to the media trying to spice things up. However, we don’t talk about it in the squad because we know it’ll be a difficult game. We know Paris, they are the current Champions League runners-up. They are among the favorites to win the trophy.” Things have changed since that match in 2017, with PSG getting closer and closer to the title and Barcelona coming off one of its worst seasons ever amid political turmoil and...
    A look at first-leg matches in the Champions League’s round of 16 on Tuesday and Wednesday: TUESDAY Barcelona vs. Paris Saint-Germain Barcelona will have Lionel Messi in his best form this season as the team resumes its campaign in Europe’s top club competition. The Argentine great has scored nine goals in his last nine matches in all competitions, including a brace in the 5-1 rout of Alavés on Saturday. It remains unclear if coach Ronald Koeman will have Gerard Piqué or Ronald Araújo back from injuries to boost the team’s defense. PSG also has injury concerns. Both Neymar and Angel Di Maria are out, putting pressure on Kylian Mbappe to carry the attack. Mbappe scored twice in the 5-1 win against Istanbul Basaksehir back in December — when the Turkish side had nothing but pride to play for — but more telling is that Mbappe had not scored...
    A MONTH ago it was a title race I thought would go down to the wire. Now I’d say we’ll be lucky if it’s still any sort of contest by the time we get to Easter. 7Is there any stopping Manchester City? Harry Redknapp doesn't think soCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7SunSport columnist thinks the Premier League title race is as good as doneCredit: Louis Wood - The Sun In fact, forget that. In my eyes the Premier League is over already, certainly in terms of who will be champions. The strangest few weeks in the strangest of seasons means whatever happens at Liverpool on Sunday, Manchester City will win it at a canter. So much for my view that six or seven teams could still be in with a shout come late April. As far as I’m concerned, the only battle now is for second place. And the way...
    MANCHESTER UNITED WILL rue this. If neighbours City win at Anfield in the Super Sunday clash it will take a mammoth effort to haul them back in. 5Calvert-Lewin slid home Everton's equaliser with virtually the last touch of the matchCredit: 3 Their two games in hand could equate to an eight point gap. But nobody should think that City’s walk to a title should have been inevitable. United have now surrendered seven points in four games. There is a spirit in this Manchester United side that may yet have Paddy Power counting the cost. So convinced were the bookmakers of Manchester City’s current table top form that they paid out on them being Champions last week. They don’t get it wrong and are unlikely to this time. United will not go away. There is a spirit in this team that will not be accepting what Paddy thinks is inevitable. The...
    Chelsea canned coach Frank Lampard on Monday following a string of poor results. A new coach could mean a shot at winning the Champions League. Chelsea sacked manager Frank Lampard on Monday and are set to announce the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as his replacement. Tuchel spent two years at the helm of Borussia Dortmund before being sacked. His arrival at Chelsea will reunite him with Christian Pulisic. It could mean more playing time for the American given that Tuchel made Pulisic a starter during his time there. “I’m just very thankful for everything [Tuchel] did for me,” Pulisic said in a 2017 interview with Bundesliga.com. “Tuchel always just trusted me and gave me a chance. Of course he’s given me tips and feedback with what he sees every day in training and stuff like that, small things.” That trust could result in a Chelsea run that ends with lifting...
    MAREN MJELDE has given a Chelsea boost by agreeing to extend her contract with the champs until June 2022. And the Norway ace is targeting triumph in Europe with Emma Hayes's side aiming to snatch Lyon’s Champions League crown. 2Maren Mjelde's new deal will see her remain at Chelsea until 2022 with the possibility of an extension Credit: Getty Images - Getty The tough-tackling midfielder, who joined Chelsea in 2017 has her hopes pinned on domestic and European glory this season. The Blues, who are due to play Aston Villa, are aiming to become the first WSL team since Arsenal to win the biggest prize in women’s club football in Europe.  Mjelde, 31, told Chelsea’s website: “Of course, we want to win everything in England first, that is important. We also want to compete in Europe, we feel we belong there. ‘Last year, we were not able to compete...
    NBA : 2021-01-22T11:47:48+00:002021-01-22T11:47:48+00:002021-01-22T11:47:48+00:00. Arma Kaynar 22 / Father / 21 11:47 Eurohoops.net Arma Kaynar Tolga Öngören, the general manager of TOFAŞ, made a statement by beating ERA Nymburk and completing the group in the Basketball Champions League first and to the next round. By Eurohoops Team / [email protected] The blue-green people who competed in the Basketball Champions League for the first time in their history are excited to achieve success. General manager Tolga Öngören made a statement at TOFAŞ, which has won three games in the ING Basketball Super League and FIBA ​​Champions League since the beginning of the year. Stating that they crowned the success with the tough fight against ERA Nymburk and promoted to the play-offs, Öngören said, “This win was very important for us. We achieved an important success by completing the...
    ARSENAL can still make the top four AND win both the FA Cup and Europa League, according to Gunners legend Lauren. The Gunners have staged a revival under boss Mikel Arteta after hovering above the relegation zone just a few weeks ago. 4Mikel Arteta has overseen a change in fortunes for his Arsenal sideCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd 4Defender Lauren spent seven years at Arsenal after arriving in 2000Credit: Action Images - Reuters The North Londoners have taken 13 points from a possible 15 in their last five Premier League games and have climbed into the top half of the table. And former right-back Lauren, 44, believes the men at the Emirates can still make the Champions League spots despite being seven points off the pace. He told GentingBet: "There has been a big change at Arsenal since the New Year. "The team have been getting results, beating Chelsea,...
    JURGEN KLOPP reckons Liverpool's quest for back-to-back titles is all-but over after a three-game goal drought saw them slip down the Premier League table. The Reds most-recently drew 0-0 at home to Manchester United on the back of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton and a 0-0 draw against struggling Newcastle. 5The team last time Liverpool went three games without a goal 5Liverpool have now gone three games without a goal after their Man Utd stalemateCredit: EPA Liverpool now sit fourth in the table and could go as low as fifth if neighbours Everton win their game in hand. Klopp now reckons the reigning champions have a fight on their hands just to reach the top four this season. All eyes have been focused on the Reds' defence - due to injuries to their only senior centre-backs Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. However, the real...
    THIAGA ALCANTARA says he joined forces with Liverpool for one reason – to continue winning trophies. Alcantara swapped the success of Bayern Munich for a title defence at Anfield in the belief that he and Jurgen Klopp combined was a ready made recipe for more honours. 1Thiago moved to Liverpool to win trophies after a red-hot streak at Bayern MunichCredit: Getty Images - Getty The Spanish international said: “The last one was a very successful year for Bayern and for me, but it also was for for Liverpool so we were hungry and we wanted to join our forces. “We are just trying to get more and more trophies and winning more games.” The 29-year-old has had to be patient to make his impact at Anfield after a knee injury kept him sidelined for two months. But despite that and the problems with the pandemic he insists he is already...
    ROME (AP) — Lazio revived its chances of staying in the Champions League by convincingly beating third-placed Roma 3-0 in a Serie A derby on Friday. Luis Alberto scored twice and Ciro Immobile also found the target as Lazio controlled throughout. Lazio moved up to seventh place, two points behind fourth-placed Juventus, which faces a challenging visit to Inter Milan on Sunday; and three points behind Roma, which saw its title hopes fade. It was a third straight league win for Lazio, which faces Bayern Munich in the Champions League next month. Immobile opened the scoring 14 minutes in by completing a counterattack when Roma defenders Chris Smalling and Ibañez both slipped to the ground. Lazio doubled the lead nine minutes later when Ibañez was again left on the ground following strong play from Manuel Lazzari, who set up Alberto for a clear look. Immobile threatened throughout yet it was...
    NBA : 2021-01-13T23: 00: 40 + 00: 00 2021-01-13T23: 00: 40 + 00: 00 2021-01-13T23: 22: 26 + 00: 00. Stefan Djordjevic 13/Jan/21 23:00 Eurohoops.net Stefan Djordjevic Bonzie Colson was on fire as he led Strasbourg past Riga in the double-overtime affair in the Basketball Champions League By Eurohoops team/ [email protected] VEF Riga needed a win in order to seal a playoff ticket and, although they had it within their grasp, Bonzie Colson and SIG Strasbourg didn’t allow it. After two overtimes, the French team was victorious, 101-94. Colson banked in 31 points along with a number of crucial shots including the three-pointer which sent the game into overtime. ???? ICE RUNNING IN HIS VEINS! ???? @Bcolson_35 sends the game to OT!#BasketballCL I @SIGStrasbourg pic.twitter.com/PuFa6i58yO — Basketball Champions League (@BasketballCL) January 13,...
    50 best Netflix original series 15 things that will cost more in 2021 Pochettino named new coach of PSG, vows to win with style Mauricio Pochettino was officially named the new coach of French champions Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel and immediately vowed "to win with style". © ANGELOS TZORTZINIS Pochettino named as Tuchel's successor PSG announced on its website that former Tottenham manager Pochettino had signed a contract until June 30, 2022 with an option for an additional year. "PSG are one of the biggest clubs in the world," the 48-year-old told the club's TV channel. "So it's not only important to win but to win with style." However, he added: "Discipline is important, respect, friendship between the players but also all the staff." The Argentine was the only name in the frame to take over at the club after PSG abruptly ended...
    IT MAY come as a shock to many Manchester United fans but their team is actually getting BETTER. Well, that is the view of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer anyway. 2Solskjaer saw his side crash out of the Champions League this week His glass is always half full, even when loyal Red Devils are drowning their sorrows. But looking back over the last 11 months he believes there is evidence to back up his claim. Since that awful 2-0 loss to Burnley at Old Trafford on January 22, United have had 43 games in all competitions. Of those they have won 26, lost just eight and drawn nine — one of which they went on to win on penalties against Norwich in the FA Cup. So as he prepared for the late- afternoon Manchester derby, Solskjaer insisted it was not all doom and gloom. The United boss said: “I feel we’re getting...
    A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Saturday: ENGLAND It’s become a rare position for Manchester United to be heading into the derby ahead of Manchester City in the Premier League standings, but it is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side seemingly under the most pressure. United has won just one of its five home league matches and is reeling from failing to qualify for the round of 16 in the Champions League. United in sixth is a point and a place ahead of City. Anthony Martial and fellow forward Edinson Cavani could return for United from slight injuries. Newcastle returns to action for the first time since a spate of positive coronavirus tests saw last weekend’s meeting with Aston Villa postponed. It was the first Premier League match to be called off since football resumed during the pandemic and Newcastle will still be without what manager Steve Bruce called...
    Heres What We Know About Indiana Jones 5, Including Its New Release Date Airbnb, DoorDash Rallies Stoke Renewed Debate on Pricing IPOs Ranking the UEFA Champions League’s final 16, odds to win We know the 16 teams left in the chase for the European Cup, a group which includes 17 of the last 18 Champions League finalists. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Our pals Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe broke down the odds for Premier League teams to win the crown (see video above) and we’re picking up what they’re putting down as revisit the UCL power rankings we posted prior to the group stage. [ MORE: Who can PL teams draw in Round of 16? ] Now we love the 2 Robbies breakdown, but let us bring our own take to the rankings. Can we defy our pals at SportsBet? We’ve got a couple of...
    MANCHESTER UNITED players believe that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 'constant tinkering' is contributing to the club's struggles, according to reports. Fresh scrutiny has been placed on the Red Devils manager, after his side crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of RB Leipzig on Tuesday night. 2Solskjaer has used nine difference forward combinations this seasonCredit: PA:Press Association And while members of his squad are 'sympathetic' towards Solskjaer's position, The Telegraph report that they feel the chopping and changing has made it difficult to build partnerships on the pitch. Solskjaer, 47, switched to a 3-4-1-2 formation for just the second time this season against the Germans. And with such little time between matches in this congested season, preparation for each formation has been hindered. Speaking on BT Sport, Red Devils legend Paul Scholes said: "How could a director of football buy a player for Manchester United? “You don’t know if...
    Warning of drastic cuts, transit agencies revive push for $32B in federal aid Senate Rejects Resolutions Seeking to Block F-35 Sale to UAE Champions League group stage winners and losers: Manchester United headlines early exits Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The most condensed UEFA Champions League group stage in the history of Europe’s top club competition came to an end Wednesday as the final slate of Matchday 6 games concluded. Despite the breakneck pace of the schedule — the 2020-21 campaign started a month later than normal because of fixture congestion caused by the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in games almost every single week — there was absolutely no drop-off in drama. Now that the first round is over, with the knockout phase set to begin February as usual, a look and the biggest winners and losers is in order.Champions League group stage winnersReal Madrid:...
    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Yannick Carrasco scored late to seal a 2-0 win for Atlético Madrid’s at Salzburg on Wednesday that sent the Spanish team into the Champions League knockout stage. The Belgian forward’s 86th-minute goal ensured Atlético finished second in Group A, seven points behind defending champion Bayern Munich, which defeated Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 at home at the same time. Salzburg, which finished third in the group, needed a win against Atlético to progress to the knockout stages at the Spanish side’s expense. But Atlético relied on luck at times as Mergim Berisha and Enock Mwepu both struck the post for Salzburg. Berisha set the tone for the game when he struck the post in the second minute. The home side maintained its early pressure and Dominik Szoboszlai – reportedly a winter target for the likes of Leipzig and Real Madrid – drew a good save from Jan Oblak...
    16-year-old Youssef McCaugh became the youngest Champions League player to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1. & Nbsp | & nbsp Photo credit: & nbspAP Borussia Dortmund striker Youssef McCo, 16, and 18 days old, became the youngest player in Champions League history on Tuesday when he came off the bench with a 2-1 win over Zenit St Petersburg. Born in Cameroon, a European debutant in Russia as a 58th-minute substitute, McCook broke the previous record of 16-year-old 87-day-old Celestine Papiero when he played for Anderlecht in November 1994. Dortmund, who had already qualified for the last 16, equalized just minutes after McCoco’s introduction, with Lucas Bissek canceling Sebastian Truce’s first-half goal. Axel Witzel’s low shot won the game for Dortmund in the 78th minute, finishing first in Group F over Lazio. “It’s an ugly win, it’s more about our mood than our standards, but you have to win...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO scored against Lionel Messi in the Champions League for the first time ever as Juventus demolished Barcelona at the Nou Camp. Ronaldo, 35, netted twice in a 3-0 win to seal Juve’s place in the knockout stages alongside their rivals who had already qualified. 3Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored his first goals against Lionel Messi in the Champions LeagueCredit: AFP OR LICENSORS 3Messi had scored three goals against Ronaldo before Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0Credit: Reuters But his brace marked the first time Ronaldo had ever hit the target against a Barcelona side featuring Messi, 33, in Europe’s elite competition. Ronaldo had gone FIVE games without success whereas Messi had netted three times against him. Their first encounter came in 2008 when Barcelona and Manchester United faced each other in the Champions League semi-finals, with both players drawing blanks across the two legs as the Red Devils progressed 1-0 on...
    INTER MILAN know that a win over Shakhtar Donetsk could propel them from bottom of their group to the last-16 of the Champions League. Inter are sitting at the foot of their table with 5 points but a win for the Italian side, coupled with a Borussia Monchengladbach victory over Real Madrid, would put them through. 2Antonio Conte will be hoping for a Champions League group stage miracleCredit: Reuters Shakhtar, meanwhile, could finish finish top with 10 points, but they're relying on Gladbach to lose to Real. The stakes couldn't be higher for the tightest group in this year's competition. What time does Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk kick-off? Inter Milan vs Shakhtar Donetsk will kick-off at 8pm UK time on Wednesday, December 9. The game will take place at the San Siro in Milan. There will be no fans in attendance at...
    YOUSSOUFA MOUKOKO made history tonight by becoming the youngest Champions League player ever. The Borussia Dortmund starlet came off the bench in their 2-1 win at Zenit St Petersburg aged 16 years and 18 days. 3Youssoufa Moukoko made history as the youngest ever Champions League player on TuesdayCredit: AFP He broke the record set by Celestine Babayaro when he came on for Anderlecht against Steaua in 1994 aged 16 years and 87 days. Moukoko shattered the Bundesliga record when he came off the bench against Hertha Berlin last month just one day after his 16th birthday. He was part of the squad to take on Club Brugge earlier in the group phase but never made it onto the pitch. However, history was made on Tuesday night in Russia when he replaced Felix Passlack just before the hour mark. Dortmund won the game 2-1 thanks to a stunning late winner from...
    GARETH TAYLOR's Manchester City will be without crocked star Rose Lavelle when they play Göteborg in their first Champions League game this term. The USA ace will be sidelined for a short spell following the results of a knee injury scan. 3Rose Lavelle suffered a knee injury against Everton ahead of City's Champions League clash with Göteborg Credit: Getty Images - Getty The World Cup-winning playmaker, 25, was seen hobbling on crutches during City’s win against Everton after hurting her knee following a tackle. Taylor, 47, said: "The crutches were a precaution so it probably looked worse than what it is. “She has had quite a few niggles here and there. She went away to the USA camp and was limited in what she could do due to a slight niggle she had previously.  “It has been a little bit of a stop-start with Rose, but she is pretty robust,...
    BARCELONA will welcome Italian champions Juventus to the Nou Camp on Tuesday night, with the eagerly-anticipated battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo expected to take centre stage. The Spanish giants ran out 2-0 winners against the Old Lady in October, with goals from Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi doing the damage. 3Barcelona ran out 2-0 winners against Juventus in OctoberCredit: AP:Associated Press A second successive win over Andre Pirlo's side would see Barca seal top spot in Group G, which they currently lead by the three points. Victory at the Nou Camp would see Juve move level on points with the Catalans, although they'll need to win by seven goals to qualify for the last-16 as group winners. Most read in FootballRevealedED UPHazard has cost Real Madrid £65,000 PER MINUTE since £143m move from Chelsea in 2019Live BlogROAD TO QATARFollow the draw for the World Cup qualifying groups for...
    Getty Leonardo Bonucci and Lionel Messi Juventus center-back Leonardo Bonucci took time out to explain how his team plan to try and stop Lionel Messi in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Camp Nou. The Serie A champions head into the final Group G game three points behind the Catalan giants and need to win by three goals or more, or any two-goal margin other than 2-0, if they are to pip Ronald Koeman’s men to top spot. Messi scored in Barca’s 2-0 win over Juve in the reverse fixture in Turin in October, and Bonucci told a news conference how the Serie A champions plan to handle the Argentina international, as reported by Football Italia. Messi is stopped with great teamwork, being a champion, he makes you win games alone. With teamwork, in the defensive phase, we can stop Messi’s qualities and highlight the qualities...
    GLENN HODDLE claims Chelsea are already better than Barcelona and Real Madrid - leaving Bayern Munich as their main rivals to win the Champions League. Ex-Blues' player-boss Hoddle even believes Frank Lampard's men will keep improving, having topped the Premier League after Saturday's 3-1 home win over Leeds. 3Glenn Hoddle tips Chelsea as serious Champions League contenders asthey romped into the KO stage, Olivier Giroud scoring four at Sevilla Credit: Getty Images - Getty 3Stamford Bridge boss Frank Lampard has compiled a side already better than Barcelona and Real Madrid, says Glenn HoddleCredit: Andy Hooper-The Daily Mail And with group top spot assured in the Champions League following Olivier Giroud's four-goal blast in Sevilla last Wednesday, the former England manager says a semi-final spot is the minimum Chelsea should achieve. Hoddle told BT Sport: “You can't look past Bayern Munich because they are so powerful but you have got to put Chelsea up there. "For me...
    JOE COLE claims Chelsea can "win everything" as boss Frank Lampard already has a "better team" than their 2012 Champions League winners. The Blues will head the Premier League if they beat Leeds at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night, as current top two Spurs and Liverpool are out of action until the next day. 3Frank Lampard's Chelsea sit third in the Premier League and are tipped for greatness by ex-Stamford Bridge team-mate Joe ColeCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Then-England star Frank Lampard helped Chelsea win the Champions League in 2011-12, beating Bayern on penalties, plus the FA CupCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd And Cole, Lampard's former midfield team-mate for Chelsea as well as England, believes the new Blues are approaching greatness. Lampard's men cruised into the Champions League KO stage, fringe striker Olivier Giroud netting all four in Wednesday's 4-0 victory at Sevilla. And big-name recruits like Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell are blending well with next-generation stars such...
    BAYERN MUNICH goal machine Robert Lewandowski has hit out after missing out on the chance to win the Ballon d'Or. The Pole was heavy favourite to land the prestigious prize after having his best season - scoring 61 goals to lead the German giants to the treble. 2Robert Lewandowski has hit out after missing out on the chance to win the Ballon d'OrCredit: Getty Images - Getty However, due to the global pandemic the forward has been denied the opportunity to take home the award after it was cancelled. Lewandowski, 32, told the Daily Mail: "Someone had to decide that this year there would be no Ballon d'Or. "Maybe they decided too early because every trophy has been decided. So many players, coaches, journalists know that, for me, it was the best season. "We did what we did and it was spectacular. I'm glad everyone has seen it. These awards...
    While the likes of Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Barcelona, Liverpool and Juventus have already confirmed their spots in the round of 16 of the 2020-21 Champions League, a handful will not learn their fate until the final matchday. Goal has rounded up what results each team needs to safely progress into the highly-anticipated knockout stages of the flagship European club competition. Group A Bayern Munich have already qualified for the round of 16 as winners of Group A. Atletico Madrid and RB Salzburg are both vying for second place and will meet each other in matchday six. Salzburg need to defeat Atletico to make it to the knockout phases, while Atletico need to just avoid defeat to make it through. Lokomotiv Moscow are unable to qualify for the last 16, but still have a chance of qualifying for Europa League should they beat Bayern and Salzburg fail to win. Group B Group B...
    The UEFA Champions League enters the final matchday with seven knockout round spots up for grabs. Here’s what to watch for ahead of matchday six. The Champions League is once again living up to its reputation as the world’s most competitive club competition following this week’s string of wild results. In fact, the tournament produced some crazy results across the continent over the past two days. As a result, only nine teams officially clinched spots to the round of 16, setting up what could be one of the most-exciting final matchdays in recent memory. Barcelona (Group G), Bayern Munich (Group A), Chelsea (Group E), Borussia Dortmund (Group F), Juventus (Group G), Liverpool (Group D), Manchester City (Group C), Porto (Group C) and Sevilla (Group E). That means that the final matchday results in Group C and G will not impact which teams advance to the round of 16. In Group C, current leaders Manchester City have a...
    Getty Former Barcelona star Neymar played a starring role for Paris Saint-Germain in Wednesday’s Champions League win over Manchester United at Old Trafford and promptly dropped a bombshell after the game. The Brazilian was interviewed by ESPN Argentina and decided to speak about his future. He explained, “What I want most is to play with Messi again. I want to enjoy playing with him again on the field, surely next year we have to do it.” Neymar spent four years at Barcelona and enjoyed huge success, winning two league titles and the Champions League. He formed part of the famous ‘MSN’ attack alongside Messi and Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou. The Brazilian’s subsequent departure for PSG in 2017 shocked the soccer world, although he has regularly been linked with a return to Barcelona during his time with the Ligue 1 side. Follow the Heavy on Barcelona Facebook...
    Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal. Olivier Giroud put on a four-goal masterclass. Neymar got the goals that mattered most to leave Manchester United facing a possible Champions League exit. Neymar scored early and late at Old Trafford as Paris Saint-Germain won 3-1 in the latest bout of a fierce Champions League rivalry to take control of its destiny in Group H. United was left to regret not substituting midfielder Fred who seemed lucky not to be sent off in the first half when head-butting PSG’s Leandro Paredes. Fred finally saw a red card in the 70th minute just as United tried to come back from PSG taking a 2-1 lead through another Brazilian, Marquinhos. PSG and United are joined on nine points by Leipzig, which got a stoppage-time winning goal to beat İstanbul Başakşehir 4-3 in a thrilling game. United has perhaps the toughest task in the...
    MANCHESTER UNITED squandered the chance to book their place in the Champions League knockout stages by losing at home to Paris Saint-Germain. And now they know exactly what they need to do in order to progress when they face RB Leipzig away next Tuesday. 4Manchester United have it all to do in their final group game against RB LeipzigCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4This is how Group H looks after five rounds of matches A Neymar double either side of Marquinho's close-range finish secured a 3-1 victory for the French champions at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Marcus Rashford had equalised just after the half-hour mark when his strike took a wicked deflection off Danilo Pereira and beyond Keylor Navas. And a draw would have been enough to secure their spot in the next phase of the competition. But the defeat - as well as RB Leipzig's 4-3 win over Istanbul...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO reached a magnificent 750 career goals as Juve's 3-0 cruise was marked by Stephanie Frappart becoming the first female Champions League referee. And in fact one of the few issues on a mostly-comfortable night for Frenchwoman Frappart was when VAR made Ronaldo wait a few seconds before confirming his latest landmark strike. 4Cristiano Ronaldo tucks home his 132nd Champions League goal and the 750th strike of his career in all competitions in a 3-0 winCredit: EPA 4Stephanie Frappart ignored Kiev shouts for a penalty and saw Ronaldo's goal only allowed on VAR but generally had few contentious issues Credit: Getty Images - Getty 4Juve's three scorers celebrate as Federico Chiesa, Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo see off Ukrainians Dinamo KievCredit: Getty Images - Getty Juventus had already sailed into the KO stages but this dispatching of Dynamo Kiev surely won't stop Barcelona winning the group. Italy winger Federico Chiesa nodded...
    KRASNODAR, Russia (AP) — Krasnodar earned its first win in the Champions League by beating Rennes 1-0 on Wednesday, securing a place in the Europa League knockout rounds for the Russian club. Marcus Berg’s muscular run and shot in the 71st minute settled a game between two Champions League newcomers seeking their first win in the competition. It was also a first victory for any of Russia’s six entries in the Champions League or Europa League this season. The prize for a win by either Krasnodar or Rennes was a guaranteed third-place finish in Group E and a place in the Europa League’s last 32 in February. Chelsea and Sevilla already advanced to the Champions League’s last 16 with two games to spare. Krasnodar is only three points clear of Rennes in the standings, but also leads on the tiebreaker of head-to-head results. Krasnodar completes its program away...
    Issued by: Abi | Updated: December 2, 2020 at 2:52:15 pm During the match between Champions League, Group B, Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Tuesday, December 1, (AB Photo / Ephrem Lukotsky) As former champions Liverpool and Porto advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League, 13-time champions Real Madrid face a group-level exit after a 2-0 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. Zinedine Zidane’s team would have advanced with a win, but it was poorly defended all season and was canceled by counter-attacks in the second half. Instead of advancing, Madrid were pushed to third place in Group B behind the Ukrainian side and Borussia Munchengladbach. Six-time champions Liverpool overcame injury problems to beat four-time winners Ajax 1-0 at Anfield thanks to a second-half goal from midfielder Curtis Jones. The upcoming...
    Back in 2012, when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to win the Champions League, it felt like the culmination of Roman Abramovich’s ambitious and well-financed project in west London. The Russian spent big to ensure that the Blues would become a force in English football before establishing themselves among Europe’s elite. And though the way that they won the continent’s premier cup competition for the first time might not have been via the method many expected – with Roberto Di Matteo as the interim coach of a team that could at best be described as ‘cautious’ – few could argue that it was not deserved, after a succession of runs to the latter stages of the tournament. Since that triumphant evening at the Allianz Arena, though, Chelsea’s stock in Europe has fallen somewhat. They have only been past the last 16 of the Champions League once since 2012, with their semi-final appearance 2014...
    Los Angeles Covid-19 testing site threatened by movie shoot for Shes All That remake These remote lagoons in the Philippines will change the way you feel about jellyfish UEFA Champions League wrap: Wild results set up chaotic final matchday The UEFA Champions League entered Tuesday with six of 16 knockout round places decided, and added a grand total of two more after a wild day of action set up a grandstand final match day. © Photo by Marius Becker/picture alliance via Getty Images [ MORE: Champions League standings. box scores ] Porto and Liverpool are onto the Round of 16 but the bigger story is who didn’t seize a berth and how they went about those failures. Atletico Madrid, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Atalanta will be licking their wounds ahead of massive matches on Dec. 9. Lokomotiv Moscow 1-3 RB Salzburg MORE: American boss Marsch reacts to big...
    Talking points ahead of the penultimate round of group-stage games in the Champions League: SPAIN A victory for Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid at Shakhtar Donetsk will prevent qualification for the knockout stage going down to the final game. Zidane is under increasing pressure to get his team playing like the one that won the Spanish league last season, when it dominated after competition resumed following a long stoppage because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The record 13-time European champion has only one win in its last four matches across all competitions — a 2-0 victory at Inter Milan in the Champions League last week. Madrid lost 2-1 to Alavés in the Spanish league on Saturday. Eden Hazard has been left off the squad after he was substituted in the first half against Alavés for an apparent leg injury. Shakhtar had an upset 3-2 win over Madrid in Spain in their first...
    A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Sunday: ENGLAND Jose Mourinho returns to former club Chelsea with current team Tottenham, which came into the 10th round in the Premier League in first place. It is the latest managerial meeting between Mourinho and Frank Lampard, who used to play under the Portuguese coach at Chelsea before becoming its manager. Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes is in strong form heading into his team’s match at Southampton, having scored in games in the league and Champions League over the past week. Stuttering Arsenal is at home to Wolverhampton in the other game. SPAIN After a perfect start to its Champions League campaign with four wins from four matches, Barcelona tries to get back on track in the domestic league when it plays Osasuna at the Camp Nou Stadium. The Catalan club is 12 points off the lead and has only one...
    MADRID (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid lost to locomotive Moscow but drew 0-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, which could have done them a lot if they had reached the knockout stages. When Coke advanced again after a shot from Yannick Karasco, Atletico thought they had found a turning point in the second half, but the goal was rejected for a short offside following a VAR review. Defender Jose Kimines missed a glorious chance to catch the winner in the final stages, rising to meet a corner, but went narrower on a nearby post. The draw saw Atletico beat A.C. by five points after four games. Bayern Munich have qualified with 12 runs, R.P. Salzburg is in one last place. Atletico host Bayern will have to win both matches to ensure they advance to the last 16 before visiting Salzburg in their final next week. “We are so angry, no...
    After the Champions League paused to pay tribute to Diego Maradona, defending champion Bayern Munich and Manchester City won on Wednesday to advance to the knockout rounds. The Argentina great’s death was announced two hours before the first games kicked off. A minute’s silence was observed by players before each of the eight games, which were all played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic. Bayern’s 3-1 win over Salzburg included Robert Lewandowski’s 71st Champions League goal, tied for third all-time with Real Madrid great Raul. City’s 1-0 win at Olympiakos means six elite teams are already into the last 16 with two rounds of the group stage still to play. Barcelona, Juventus, Chelsea and Sevilla advanced on Tuesday. Liverpool wasted the chance to join them, as the 2019 champion conceded its first goals in this season’s competition to lose 2-0 at home against Atalanta. Eden...
    MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored again to help Bayern Munich reach the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 3-1 win over Salzburg on Wednesday, the defending champion’s record-extending 15th straight win in the competition. Lewandowski gave Bayern the lead in the 43rd minute with his 71st Champions League goal, matching Spanish forward Raúl’s tally. Only Cristiano Ronaldo (131) and Lionel Messi (118) have more. Bayern’s 20-year-old American defender Chris Richards started for his Champions League debut, taking the place of the injured Lucas Hernández on the left. Spanish midfielder Marc Roca also made his first European start for Bayern. But the former Espanyol midfielder, who had made only one Bundesliga appearance since joining in the offseason, was sent off in the 66th minute with his second yellow card for a late challenge on Zlatko Junuzović. The game was preceded by a minute’s silence in the largely empty...
    INTER MILAN welcome Real Madrid for a crunch Champions League group game tonight. Both sides have got off to a shocking start in the competition, with hosts Inter still without a win and bottom of Group B after defeat to Madrid three weeks ago. 1Rodrygo's late winner gave Madrid their first win of the competition last time outCredit: AFP or licensors When is Inter vs Real Madrid? Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. When the sides met in Madrid three weeks ago, Real won an entertaining game 3-2 thanks to a late strike from Rodrygo. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? This game - along with every other Champions League clash - is being shown in the UK by BT Sport. You can catch all the action live on BT Sport ESPN. Subscribers can stream on the official app, while EE phone customers...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are masters of their Champions League fate, while Chelsea are already assured of a last 16 place. SunSport goes through the scenarios facing the English teams in the world’s most lucrative and prestigious competition. 3Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United need one point to qualify from their Champions League groupCredit: Reuters Manchester United The 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir keeps United top of Group H, with nine points. It means they are three clear of both PSG and RB Leipzig, with the French champions currently ahead of their German rivals by virtue of the head to head rule. One point from either of their next two games, against PSG at Old Trafford next week or the final match in Leipzig, would assure United of a place in the knockout stage. ⚽ Read our Man United live blog for the latest news from Old Trafford But two defeats would see...
    INTER MILAN welcome Real Madrid to Italy for a crunch Champions League group game. Both sides have got off to a shocking start in the competition, with hosts Inter still without a win and bottom of Group B after defeat to Madrid three weeks ago. 1Rodrygo's late winner gave Madrid their first win of the competition last time outCredit: AFP or licensors The good news for the two European giants is that there is still three games to play, with neither Borussia Monchengladbach or Shakhtar Donetsk pulling away at the top of the table. When is Inter vs Real Madrid? This huge Champions League game is set for Wednesday, November 25. Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. When the sides met in Madrid three weeks ago, Real won an entertaining game 3-2 thanks to a late strike from Rodrygo. Which TV channel and live stream can I...
    Juventus, Barcelona, Chelsea and Sevilla all reached the knockout stage of the Champions League with two matches to spare on Tuesday. Alvaro Morata scored in injury time to send Juventus through with a 2-1 win at home over Hungarian team Ferencváros, ensuring the Italian champions finished at least second in Group G. Barcelona tops the group and booked its spot in the last 16 for the 17th straight season with a comfortable 4-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv despite the absence of Lionel Messi, Frenkie de Jong and a number of others. Both Chelsea and Sevilla left it late to advance from Group E. Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score an injury-time header as Chelsea won 2-1 at Rennes, and Munir El Haddadi scored in the final minute of stoppage time as Sevilla defeated Russian newcomer Krasnodar 2-1 away. Elsewhere, Erling Haaland maintained his remarkable scoring pace with two...
    PARIS (AP) — Neymar scored an early penalty as a nervous Paris Saint-Germain scraped a 1-0 home win against a wasteful Leipzig in the Champions League on Tuesday. PSG was beaten by Bayern Munich in last season’s final, but needed a win after losing two of its first three group games. Although PSG moved above Leipzig and into second place in Group H — behind Manchester United — coach Thomas Tuchel’s side played poorly. PSG was fortunate to stumble upon a German side lacking a cutting edge, and so Neymar’s 11th-minute spot kick proved enough. He scored after Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer fouled forward Angel Di Maria breaking into the area. Neymar took a trademark staggered runup and placed the ball just out of the reach of Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi’s left hand after he went the right way. Tensions got to PSG at Parc des Princes. Di Maria...
    ERLING HAALAND has now scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane at the age of just 20. The Norwegian wonderkid has now scored 16 times in Europe's top competition after his double for Borussia Dortmund against Club Brugge on Tuesday night. 4Haaland now has 16 Champions League goals - more than Zidane and Ronaldo ever managedCredit: Reuters 4Haaland scored twice as Dortmund beat Club Brugge 3-0 on TuesdayCredit: AFP or licensors Haaland has been in exceptional form in his first full season at the Bundesliga giants this term. In fact, the ex-RB Salzburg striker has now scored at least once in each of his last seven games - including FOUR in the 5-2 Bundesliga win over Hertha Berlin at the weekend. Haaland now has SIX Champions League goals in just four matches this season - scoring twice in both games against Club Brugge. Jadon Sancho scored a...
    BARCELONA presidential favourite Victor Font has told Manchester City to  forget about signing Lionel Messi in the new year. SunSport revealed last week that Pep Guardiola is keen to try again for the Argentine superstar in January. 2Man City have been warned off Lionel Messi by the Barcelona presidential favouriteCredit: AFP or licensors Messi, 33, will be out of contract in the summer and a cut-price deal could tempt the cash-stricken Catalan giants. But Font says he has already made it clear to City chief executive Ferran Soriano that if he is nominated, Barca will not consider selling him. Font revealed: “I already told Soriano to forget about Messi, to look for alternatives to win the Champions League. “Messi will continue with us and we will win the Champions League.” Font had  previously said he would try to bring Guardiola back to Barca if he is voted in to succeed...
    Schools close for millions of kids as teachers get sick and COVID-19 cases surge: Some districts are holding out Biden: Diverse Cabinet will look like America Champions League: How to bet the second half of the group stage and beyond Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Ahead of the fourth round of Champions League group stage action, Yahoo Soccer highlights the best odds from this week, and selects the sides who are most likely to reach the knockout rounds.  Matchday 4 Best Bet: Inter Milan, Real Madrid to draw and both score (+320 on BetMGM)One of the most intriguing games of Matchday 4 sees Real Madrid head to the San Siro to take on fellow “heritage” side Inter. Curiously, both teams find themselves outside of contention in both their respective domestic leagues and this group. Surprisingly, Inter are languishing in fourth place.   But there’s hope...
    At tourist sites, masking up without diluting the experience Two cheers for the Never Trumpers: At least theyre speaking up now Champions League storylines: PSG under pressure as Barcelona and Juventus eye latter stages The fourth round of Champions League group stage fixtures is upon us and this week's matches have the potential to prove decisive in a number of groups. Halfway through the group stage, where the top two of each four team group advance, while third place is relegated to the Europa League, and fourth place goes home, some of Europe's biggest teams look set to cruise on through, while others are in for a bruising qualification fight. © Provided by CBS Sports Barcelona and Juventus in Group G as well as Chelsea and Sevilla In Group E are on course to reach the latter stages easily, but Group H is finely poised and could even see...
    Getty Lionel Messi has come in for some absurd criticism in the wake of Barcelona’s Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday at the Camp Nou. The captain scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in the 2-1 victory that made it three wins out of three for Barcelona in the Champions League 2020-21. Messi’s goal was his fourth of the season and indeed all of his strikes so far have come from the penalty spot. The captain’s lack of goals from open play is curious given his usual prolific nature and shows he’s clearly still searching for his best form. Yet fans have also taken aim at the Argentine for his work-rate against Dynamo Kiev. Follow the Heavy on Barcelona Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!Messi ‘Walking’ Clip Prompts DebateA video clip has been all over social media showing Messi failing...
    DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — What a year it’s been for Hansi Flick. The Bayern Munich coach marked 12 months in charge on Wednesday with a vibrant 6-2 win over Salzburg in the Champions League. Next up is the “Klassiker” against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Last year, victory in that fixture put Flick on course for a trophy-filled season. Initially he was a caretaker, tasked with picking up the pieces after Niko Kovac left Bayern stuttering in the Bundesliga following a humbling 5-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Flick was meant to hand over to a bigger name after a few weeks. Six days into his tenure, Flick’s team hammered Dortmund 4-0 as Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a rampant victory. The extra intensity in Bayern’s high pressing and non-stop attacking intent, compared to the same players under Kovac, helped Flick make his case to Bayern that he deserved to be...
    GERARD PIQUE dedicated his winning goal in Barcelona's win over Dynamo Kiev to his son Milan, Shakira revealed. The centre-back's long-term partner took to social media to share the celebration. 2Gerard Pique celebrated his Champions League goal for Barcelona by dedicating it to his son Milan View this post on Instagram Milan was so happy this morning to learn that his dad dedicated last nights Champions League goal to him! ???? Milan amaneció feliz con la dedicatoria de su papá anoche en el partido de Champions League! ???? A post shared by Shakira (@shakira) on Nov 5, 2020 at 2:43am PST Pique celebrated his glancing header into the far corner by looking at the camera and saluting. And Shakira said it was a touching gesture to their seven-year-old. She wrote on Instagram: "Milan was so happy this morning to learn that his dad dedicated last night's Champions League goal...
    Getty Gerard Pique offered a brutally honest assessment of Barcelona’s season so far and aims for 2020-21 after scoring in his team’s 2-1 Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday. The center-back scored the all-important second goal at the Camp Nou and spoke afterward about how his team does not deserve to be considered favorites for this season’s Champions League, as reported by Sport. It’s normal that we are not viewed as a candidate to win the Champions League with what’s happened in recent seasons. All we can do is keep working hard, win games and gain confidence. There’s a good group here, on a human level as well, and experience says the results will come — I don’t know when … This year won’t be easy but we’re confident we can turn things around. We’re in November, there’s a long way to go. Barcelona’s win over...
    MADRID (AP) — So far, so good for Barcelona in the Champions League. Now it’s time to get back on track in the Spanish league. The 2-1 win over Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday left Barcelona comfortably ahead in Group G of the Champions League with nine points from three matches. But the situation is very different at home, where the Catalan club got off to a lackluster start under coach Ronald Koeman. Barcelona enters its match against Real Betis on Saturday in 12th place in the standings and coming off a four-match winless streak. Among its poor results was a home loss against Real Madrid in the first “clásico” of the season. The club has eight points from six matches and currently trails leader Real Sociedad by nine, although it has two games in hand. Atlético Madrid has also played six matches but already is six points ahead of Barcelona,...
    MANCHESTER UNITED'S Champions League record for away day success is under threat - from Bayern Munich. The reigning champions have shown no sign of easing up after romping to last year's crown. ⚠️ Read our Man United live blog for the latest news from Old Trafford 3Bayern Munich dealt with Salzburg in devastating fashion on Tuesday nightCredit: EPA 3Manchester United's 2007-10 unbeaten run - including a famous win at Arsenal - is under threatCredit: EPA On Tuesday night, a plucky Salzburg side led early on against Bayern and even levelled after the Germans' initial comeback. Yet they could not hold off a late siege of the Red Bull Arena goal, with Jerome Boateng's header opening the floodgates for a 6-2 win. That notched Munich's 15th consecutive away game without tasting defeat in the Champions League. The record remains United's - but perhaps not for long. Sir Alex Ferguson led the...
    DIOGO JOTA struck a stunning hat-trick to fire Liverpool to the brink of the knock-out stages – and admitted he is loving playing in the best team he has ever known. Jota’s brilliant treble helped see off Atalanta and means he has struck seven goals in ten appearances since his shock £45million move from Wolves over the summer. 3Diogo Jota is loving life at Liverpool after his stunning Champions League trebleCredit: EPA The 23-year-old said: “I'm playing in the best team in my career. “Scoring goals, it's my way of playing football.” Jota is now fighting to be part of Jurgen Klopp’s preferred front free alongside fellow goalscorers Mo Salah and Sadio Mane- with Roberto Firmino at risk of losing his regular place. The Portuguese star added: “They are two world class players, we all know that quality, and it makes it easier for me to do my job because...
    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Defending champion Bayern Munich scored a flurry of late goals to beat Salzburg 6-2 away and extend its Champions League-record winning streak to 14 games on Tuesday. Joshua Kimmich played a big role in keeping Bayern’s winning run intact. With the score at 2-2, Kimmich set up Jérôme Boateng’s goal with a corner in the 79th minute, before putting Leroy Sané free on the right to score in the 83rd. The substitute curled the ball inside the far post with his left foot to effectively seal Bayern’s third win from three games in Group A. Salzburg’s defense crumbled in the final minutes, with Robert Lewandowski grabbing his second goal of the game in the 88th, before Lucas Hernández rounded off the scoring in injury time. Both teams observed a minute’s silence for the victims of an attack in Vienna on Monday. Bayern was without Leon Goretzka...
    TIMO WERNER says Chelsea can win the Champions League this season because of Europe’s fixture pile-up. Covid-19 is forcing the biggest teams to squeeze in matches — but the Blues  have a large squad thanks to a £220million spending spree. 3Timo Werner is confident in Chelsea's chances in the Champions LeagueCredit: Getty Images - Getty And as striker Werner prepared to face Rennes on Wednesday, he said: “Every team playing  in Europe plays every three days. “It’s difficult. But we have a big squad of good players. “I think with this, we have to have the goal to go very far in this competition.” CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news German Werner was one of six major new signings for Chelsea and has five goals already. He added: “We’re not here to say, ‘We will get in the next round and we’ll see’ — we are here...
    PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Porto secured a second straight win in the Champions League with a 3-0 defeat of Marseille that all but ended the French side’s hopes of qualifying from their group. Moussa Marega scored early for the Portugal champions, Sergio Oliveira doubled the home side’s lead with a first-half penalty, and Luiz Diaz completed the scoring in the 69th minute. After a seven-year absence, Marseille’s return to the elite tournament is proving a nightmarish experience. The 1993 champions have now lost their first three matches in Group C and have yet to score a goal in the competition. With its loss, Marseille became only the second team to lose 12 consecutive matches in the Champions League after Anderlecht. Manchester City leads Group C with nine points, three more than Porto. Olympiakos, which lost 3-0 to City in the group’s other match, is third with three points. Despite the...
    SERGIO RAMOS scored his 100th Real Madrid goal in their Champions League clash against Inter Milan. The Los Blancos skipper, 34, headed in at the club's Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano training stadium to bring up the ton. 2Sergio Ramos scored his 100th Real Madrid goal against Inter MilanCredit: AFP OR LICENSORS 2The Los Blancos captain rose highest at the near post to head homeCredit: AFP OR LICENSORS Ramos, who signed from Sevilla in 2005, has racked up more than 650 appearances for the Bernabeu club. And the defender found the net for the ninth time in his last 19th Real Madrid games to double their advantage against the Serie A giants. The Spaniard lost his marker Stefan de Vrij from Toni Kroos' inswinging corner. He rose at the near post and guided the ball inside the far one as Samir Handanovic watched on helplessly. Ramos took on the penalty-taking responsibilities...
    Severed deer heads found by Biden-Harris campaign sign, Black Lives Matter sign in Oregon The famous, must-try sandwich in each state PSG injuries: Kylian Mbappe wont travel with team for Champions League match vs. RB Leipzig Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that they will be without Kylian Mbappe for Wednesday's crunch Champions League Group H clash away at RB Leipzig on CBS All Access. © Provided by CBS Sports The France international picked up a hamstring problem in the 3-0 Ligue 1 win away at Nantes over the weekend and the club have announced that he is not fit enough to make the trip as his status "will be reassessed in 48 hours." PSG are already without Neymar until after the international break because of an adductor issue suffered last week in the 2-0 win away at Istanbul Basaksehir. On top of Mbappe and Neymar, Marco Verratti remains absent...
    MADRID (AP) — Winless and in last place in its Champions League group, Real Madrid needs a victory against Inter Milan to ease the pressure. Another setback at home on Tuesday could jeopardize Madrid’s chances of advancing and lead to its first group-stage elimination in three decades. “It’s a final and we are going to approach it like that,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Monday. “Three important points will be up for grabs and we are going to try to get them.” Inter Milan also is winless after two matches in Group B, having drawn at home against Borussia Mönchengladbach and at Shakhtar Donetsk. It also needs a good result on Tuesday to stay in position to advance. “It’s a team that we know very well,” Zidane said of Inter. “It will be a difficult match because they are a good team, they are physical and play good soccer. It’s...
    A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Saturday: SPAIN Barcelona visits Alavés looking to build momentum from its victory at Juventus and end a three-game winless streak in the Spanish league. Ronald Koeman’s side lost to Real Madrid in the last round and can ill afford another slip. The club travels to Alavés after a convincing 2-0 victory at Juventus in the Champions League that Koeman called his team’s best performance yet. Also, Real Madrid hosts a promoted Huesca that has lost only twice in seven games. Atlético Madrid visits Osasuna after a standout showing by João Félix with two goals in a 3-2 win over Salzburg in the Champions League. Sevilla also visits Athletic Bilbao after three rounds without a win in the domestic competition. ENGLAND After drawing with Tottenham and Manchester City, West Ham plays champion Liverpool looking to become the first side to win a...
    Voting 2020 live updates: Long lines plague New York; Election Day forecast shows good weather across US; Zeta impacts Georgia polls ‘Everybody Knows Joe’: I Ate at Biden’s Favorite Hometown Restaurants 2 Robbies podcast: Liverpool injuries, Champions League, Rashford Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe are here to review the Premier League and its teams’ midweeks in Europe before discussing the weekend ahead. © hoto by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images The gents discuss Liverpool losing Fabinho to injury in their win 2-0 over Midtjylland (0:45), Manchester City cruising to a 3-0 victory in Marseille (8:50), and Antonio Rudiger returns in Chelsea’s 4-0 win at Krasnodar (15:20). [ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ]  They also consider how high Marcus Rashford can fly after his hat trick in Man United’s 5-0 win v. RB Leipzig (24:05), plus give a preview of Manchester United-Arsenal (40:50) and discuss Tottenham’s hard-fought 1-0 victory at Burnley (44:05)...
    Clemson University has found 604 unmarked graves on its South Carolina campus. But who were they? Costco is dropping popular coconut milk after allegations of monkey labor, PETA says Barcelona, Nagelsmann, Sassuolo - what to look out for in Europe this weekend Barcelona look to build on a morale-boosting midweek win in the Champions League, while Napoli meet a Serie A surprise package and record-breaking Ajax may fancy their chances of another big victory.  © Marco BERTORELLO Lionel Messi and Barcelona picked themselves up from their Clasico defeat to beat Juventus in midweek. Now they face Alaves in La Liga AFP Sport previews the standout action on the continent this weekend: - New hope for Barcelona? Alaves v Barcelona, Saturday 2000 GMT Barcelona have been through just about every emotion in the last week, from a damaging defeat at home to Real Madrid in the Clasico to a fine...
    Voting 2020 updates: Supreme Court rejects quick review of Penn. extension; millions of early ballots still outstanding Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer says he was surprised by Trumps plan to save the hospitality industry in their podcast interview Champions League wrap: Messi leads Barca at Juve; Dortmund, PSG win We’ve got surprises in the UEFA Champions League, including Manchester United’s 2-0 start to life in a brutal Group H. © Photo by Tullio Puglia - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images United scored one more goal than PL pals Chelsea, who beat up Krasnodar through Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic, while Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge both posted solid results. [ UCL: Full lineups, stats, box scores ] And don’t forget about Barcelona, as Lionel Messi was pure dynamite in leading the Blaugranas to a win over Juventus in Turin. Krasnodar 0-4 Chelsea — RECAP, VIDEO An impressive away win in Russia got even...
    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund got its misfiring Champions League campaign into gear on Wednesday as it beat a defensive Zenit St. Petersburg 2-0 in heavy rain. Dortmund was looking to bounce back from last week’s 3-1 loss at Lazio but struggled to break through Zenit’s compact defense until Vyacheslav Karavaev gave away a penalty converted by Jadon Sancho. Erling Haaland added a second on the counter in stoppage time for the Norwegian’s 12th goal in 10 career Champions League games. Dortmund is third in Group F, a point behind Lazio and surprise challenger Brugge, who drew 1-1 on Wednesday. Dortmund has two games against Brugge next. Zenit is last after losing its opening game to Brugge, and already close to extending its five-year run without qualifying for the knockout stages. Haaland came close to scoring when he rifled a low shot wide in the 42nd minute...
    PEP Guardiola is lucky not to have been SACKED by Manchester City and he will not win the Premier League or the Champions League any time soon, according to Dietmar Hamann. The former Liverpool midfielder had a pop at the Reds' title rivals after their unimpressive start to the season. 3Didi Hamann spent seven years as the anchor of Liverpool's defence Credit: Getty - Contributor 3Guardiola has faced criticism over his Champions League record with both City and Bayern Munich Credit: Getty Images - Getty City claimed only the League Cup last season as they crashed out in the Champions League quarter final stage and got nowhere close to Liverpool in the league. And despite their phenomenal success since Guardiola's arrival, Hamann has been left unconvinced they have what it takes to challenge again - and revealed his surprise the Spaniard is still in a job. Hamann, 47,...
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