Tag Archives: Champions League
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Europa League Final preview: Ajax hope to channel spirit of ’95 against Manchester United

On Wednesday evening in Stockholm, Manchester United and Ajax will contest the Europa League, each hoping for a victory that would add some shine to a below par season (and provide a back door route into the Champions League). Two of Europe’s grand old football institutions seem a long way from being able to look […]

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Juventus 2-1 Monaco – 5 key talking points as Juve reach Champions League final

With goals from Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves, Juventus cruised into the Champions League final courtesy of a 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco. Two years since losing to Spanish opposition in the 2015 final, the Old Lady has a chance to rectify that pain and lift the trophy for the third time in their history.  […]


Real Madrid 3-0 Atletico Madrid: 5 Champions League semi final 1st leg talking points

The first leg of the first Champions League semi-final is out of the way, and you could be forgiven for thinking the tie is already over. A potentially tense and tight first leg was busted open by a virtuoso show from Cristiano Ronaldo to give Real Madrid an unassailable-looking 3-0 ahead of the second leg […]

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Manchester United v Liverpool in trophies – Which club has won more titles?

It’s arguably English football’s fiercest rivalry. The tension whenever Manchester United and Liverpool lock horns is palpable. The rivalry between two of English football’s giants is fuelled in part by the close proximity of the two major cities they represent. But the main ingredient for the rivalry is the level of success achieved by United and Liverpool, success accrued domestically, in Europe and […]

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Real Madrid v Barcelona in trophies: Which club has won more titles?

When the footballing giants of Real Madrid and Barcelona face off it is perhaps the biggest rivalry in club football: El Clásico. Watched by millions of people all over the world the match is steeped in history, with politics, world-class players and passionate fans all playing their part in ensuring that their matches are more […]

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale at Real Madrid: Top 10 moments that define Bale’s Madrid career so far

Following Barcelona’s recent announcement that Neymar had signed a new five-year deal, rivals Real Madrid have also decided to tie down one of their own to a new long-term contract, announcing that Gareth Bale has committed his future to Los Blancos until 2022. The Welshman has agreed a lucrative new six-year deal with the Madrid giants, […]

Arsene Wenger

20 for 20: Twenty games that define Arsene Wenger’s 20 years at Arsenal

What were you doing this time 20 years ago? Chances are your life has undergone a number of changes in that time. Maybe you grew up, left school, did a variety of odd jobs, got a degree, got married, had children and are now nicely settled down, older and wiser. Maybe you weren’t even born. […]

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Neymar, Marc Albrighton, Talisca… Names of the Champions League, matchday 1

Europe’s biggest football competition is back for another season as Real Madrid look to defend their crown and claim a 12th Champions League title to add to their record tally. But who were the star players in the opening round of games in 2016/17? Names of the Champions League is here for you with a […]

Leicester City champions

Life after the fairytale: Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers, Boavista and how underdog champions did the year after

Before last season, dishing out a thrashing at Anfield to Leicester City would have been seen as business as usual for Liverpool. But Leicester are the Premier League champions now. As such, Liverpool’s 4-1 victory at the weekend looks like more of a statement than a routine win. It marks another trip in Leicester’s so far stumbling defence […]