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Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola
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Champions League: Maybe Bellingham is Lying about Being 17 Years – Guardiola

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has hailed Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and joked the midfielder might be lying about his age. City were heading out of the Champions League on away goals after the 17-year-old scored in the 15th minute. However, Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty, before Phil Foden lashed in the winner, to see Guardiola’s men qualify for the semi-final on a 4-2 aggregate. Bellingham’s goal made him the youngest English player to score in the Champions League. “I cannot believe it, maybe he’s a liar!” Guardiola said when asked about Bellingham’s performances over the two legs. “He’s so good for 17-years-old, he’s a fantastic player. “I spoke with his manager, Edin [Terzic], and he told me what you see in these two games is like ev...
Champions League semi-final: Thibaut Courtois reacts to Chelsea facing Real Madrid
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Champions League semi-final: Thibaut Courtois reacts to Chelsea facing Real Madrid

  Real Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has said that only one club can be in the Champions League final when Zinedine Zidane’s side take on his former club Chelsea in the semi-final tie later this month. Courtois left Chelsea back in 2018, which by his own admission, “was not in the best way”. The Belgium international will now get the chance to return to Stamford Bridge with Real Madrid after both teams qualified for the Champions League last-4. Real Madrid eliminated Liverpool from the Champions League on Wednesday, while Thomas Tuchel’s side knocked Porto out from the competition. “It will be very nice to see a lot of familiar faces [at Chelsea] and I wish there was public at Stamford Bridge because there was a lot of happy moments I had there, even though m...
UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Boss Zidane Predicts Tough Semi-final Clash against Chelsea
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UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Boss Zidane Predicts Tough Semi-final Clash against Chelsea

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane says his side's Champions League semi-final clash against Chelsea will be difficult. Madrid booked passage into the last four after holding Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield to qualify 3-1 on aggregate on Wednesday night, April 14. The Blues beat FC Porto despite losing the reverse tie on Tuesday. Zidane has said that he is looking forward to the clash with Chelsea. He told the media: ”We’ve got a number of LaLiga games to play before we face Chelsea, but it’s going to be a very tough tie.” On how his side were able to overcome Liverpool, Zidane disclosed that their togetherness made it possible. “We dug in and I think we deserve to go through. We showed real togetherness and I’m delighted for the boys. It was a really importan...
Fede Valverde’s Girlfriend Shares Image Of Real Madrid Star’s Nasty Foot Injury
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Fede Valverde’s Girlfriend Shares Image Of Real Madrid Star’s Nasty Foot Injury

  Fede Valverde's girlfriend shared an image of the Real Madrid star's brutal foot injury - taken before the Champions League game against Liverpool at Anfield. The Uruguayan was an injury doubt going into Wednesday's game after picking up a knock in Real's 2-1 win over Barcelona at the weekend. However Madrid urgently needed someone to fill in at right wing-back - and Valverde played through the pain in the quarter-final second leg. Valverde's partner, Mina Bonino, shared an image of the spectacular purple bruise the player had on his ankle and foot - even before the Champions League match had kicked off. Ouch. Clearly the 22-year-old wasn't fully fit as - if our foot was that colour - we'd be resting it for a week before kicking a ball (let alone defending for a full 9...
Champions League Semi-final Fixtures Confirmed
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Champions League Semi-final Fixtures Confirmed

  The two Champions League semi-final ties have been confirmed, following the completion of the last-eight fixtures. Real Madrid booked their place, following a 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield. The Spaniah giants go through with a 3-1 aggregate and will now face Chelsea in the last four. Manchester City defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at the Signal Iduna Park. Pep Guardiola’s men qualify with a 4-2 aggregate and will face Paris Saint-Germain next.
UCL: Stuart Pearce Predicts Teams to Win Champions League Semi-finals
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UCL: Stuart Pearce Predicts Teams to Win Champions League Semi-finals

  Former England defender, Stuart Pearce has tipped Chelsea to beat Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League. He also predicted an all-English final. Chelsea face Real Madrid in one of the semi-finals, while Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain will battle for a place in the final. Pearce described Thomas Tuchel’s side as a team to beat at the moment as they are set to face Spanish side. Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-final to book their place in the final four. Chelsea got past Porto 2-1 on aggregate on Tuesday night as they continue to thrive under Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel’s side will also face Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday in what could be a precursor to an all-English Champions League final. “W...
Champions League: What Guardiola Said about Haaland after Man City Defeated Dortmund
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Champions League: What Guardiola Said about Haaland after Man City Defeated Dortmund

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has insisted that Borussia Dortmund star, Erling Haaland, was almost unstoppable during both sides’ Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie in Germany. Guardiola explained that Haaland is a top-class player, adding that the Norway international will be stronger in the future. Phil Foden’s strike against Dortmund secured a place in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time under Guardiola’s leadership. Riyad Mahrez had equalised from the spot as Man City shrugged off Jude Bellingham’s early opener to beat Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate. The Premier League leaders will now face Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final. “I would say this player [Haaland] is almost unstoppable, and the best way to defend against these talented ...
UCL: What Zidane told Real Madrid Players Before 0-0 Draw with Liverpool at Anfield
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UCL: What Zidane told Real Madrid Players Before 0-0 Draw with Liverpool at Anfield

  Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane’s conversation with his players before their Champions League quarter-final second leg with Liverpool at Anfield has now emerged. Real Madrid progressed to the semi-finals on Wednesday after a 3-1 aggregate win over Liverpool. While the game ended 3-1 in Madrid last week, the second leg at Anfield ended a barren draw, sending the LaLiga giants through to face Chelsea. According to El Chiringuito TV, the Frenchman told the Los Blancos before the game, “We are good, we are prepared, and we will be giving everything tomorrow. Focus on the match, mentality in the game.” Addressing his pre-match press conference Zidane said his side had come to Anfield to win, not sit on their two-goal lead. “We’re not going to try and manage our eff...
UCL: No Guarantee Liverpool Will Qualify for next Season’s Champions League – Klopp warns
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UCL: No Guarantee Liverpool Will Qualify for next Season’s Champions League – Klopp warns

  Jurgen Klopp has warned there are no guarantees Liverpool will qualify for next season’s Champions League. The warning followed their 3-1 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League last 8 that saw the Reds tumble out of the competition. The result also means that Liverpool’s only route into next season’s tournament is via a top-four Premier League finish. Klopp’s team is currently sitting sixth on the table, three points between them and fourth-placed West Ham. The race for a top-four finish is very open but the German tactician was asked how confident he is that Liverpool will be in the Champions League next season and he said, “That has nothing to do with confidence. I would say I’m naturally confident but that doesn’t mean we will end up there. ...
Michael Owen Names One Liverpool Player to Blame for Defeat to Real Madrid
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Michael Owen Names One Liverpool Player to Blame for Defeat to Real Madrid

  Former Liverpool star, Michael Owen has blamed Mohamed Salah for the club’s loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League last night. According to Owen, the Egyptian missed an easy chance to score against Real Madrid. After losing 3-1 in the Spanish capital last week, Liverpool needed to score at least two goals at Anfield to keep their silverware hopes alive this season. The Reds began brightly and created a number of good opportunities in the first-half, their first arguably the best of the game which was spurned by Salah. Sadio Mane found himself in space having ran in behind Real defender Eder Militao, squaring inside to the Egyptian. The former Chelsea and AS Roma star, however, played the ball too close to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who made the save with ...
UCL: Guardiola Hints at Winning Quadruple this year after Man City’s 2-1 Win Over Dortmund
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UCL: Guardiola Hints at Winning Quadruple this year after Man City’s 2-1 Win Over Dortmund

  Pep Guardiola has hinted that his Manchester City side may win the quadruple this season. After several attempts, the Spaniard finally guided Manchester City to the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday. Guardiola’s City side saw off Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on aggregate to book a meeting with Paris Saint-Germain in the last four. Riyad Mahrez scored from the spot kick to cancel out 17-year-old Jude Bellingham’s opener for the host but Phil Foden put the game beyond the Bundesliga side with a screamer. “We need three wins to win the Premier League, we are in the semi-finals of the Champions League, we are in semi-finals of the FA Cup and the final of Carabao Cup. It is incredible what we have done,” Guardiola told BT Sport. City have faced some big disa...
Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: What I Told Phil Foden When he ran to me – Pep Guardiola
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Borussia Dortmund vs Man City: What I Told Phil Foden When he ran to me – Pep Guardiola

  Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has revealed what he told Phil Foden after the England International scored the winner in the Champions League quarter-final second leg battle against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. For the first time, Guardiola guided Manchester City to the semi-finals of the competition after a 4-2 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund. Riyad Mahrez scored from the spot and Foden sealed the tie in a 2-1 win against Dortmund, with 17-year-old Jude Bellingham scoring what proved to be a consolation for the Bundesliga side. After Foden scored a screamer to put the tie beyond Dortmund, the England youngster sprinted over to embrace Guardiola. And the Spanish gaffer was asked what he told the Englishman that moment, he replied, “He found me, he ra...
Wasted Chances Cost Liverpool as Real Madrid Reach CL Last four
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Wasted Chances Cost Liverpool as Real Madrid Reach CL Last four

Liverpool's bid for a seventh Champions League title was ended as Real Madrid battled to a 0-0 draw at Anfield to secure a 3-1 aggregate win and a place in the semi-finals. Trailing 3-1 from last week's first leg, Jurgen Klopp's side knew they needed a fast start and that is exactly what they got, however, they spurned glorious chances with Mohamed Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum the guilty parties in the first half, while Thibaut Courtois had to be alert to keep out James Milner's long-range effort. Real Madrid were a constant threat on the break and they went close to a crucial away goal in the first half when Karim Benzema's deflected strike struck the foot of the post, but after the break Liverpool continued to press forward. However, they just could not find a way through t...
Man City Survive Dortmund Scare to Secure Semi-final Spot
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Man City Survive Dortmund Scare to Secure Semi-final Spot

Manchester City reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time under Pep Guardiola after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Germany, winning the tie 4-2 on aggregate. Holding a 2-1 advantage from the first leg, City did not know whether to stick or twist in the early stages and were caught cold by a fantastic strike from 17-year-old Jude Bellingham, who became the youngest English goalscorer in the Champions League. Guardiola has seen his City team knocked out at the quarter-final stage in the last three seasons and must have been fearing the worst again, but Emre Can handed the visitors a lifeline when handling a cross. Riyad Mahrez stroked home from the penalty spot (55) before Phil Foden hammered in a second (75) from the edge of the area to rubberstamp the v...
Champions League: Chelsea’s Prize Money for Reaching Semi-finals Revealed
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Champions League: Chelsea’s Prize Money for Reaching Semi-finals Revealed

The prize money Chelsea earned after qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals has been revealed. The Premier League giants booked their place in the Champions League last-4 on Tuesday night in Spain after seeing off Porto. Thomas Tuchel’s side lost the second leg 1-0 but headed through following a 2-1 aggregate win to set up a clash against Real Madrid or Liverpool later this month. It’s the first time since 2014 that Chelsea has made the Champions League semi-finals. However, Chelsea earned €12 million for reaching the semi-finals and seeing off Porto at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. If the Blues reach the Champions League final, they will receive either a further €15 million or €19 million, depending on the outcome of the game. The latter figure if they ...
Real Madrid Team Bus Attacked At Anfield By Liverpool Fans
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Real Madrid Team Bus Attacked At Anfield By Liverpool Fans

Liverpool fans threw stones at Real Madrid's team bus as they arrived at Anfield this evening. Real Madrid's team bus window was broken due to the stones from Liverpool fans outside the stadium. There is no injury from the incident but the Champions League quarter-final 2nd Leg will still played tonight at Anfield. Real Madrid have a 3-1 advantage heading into the 2nd leg against Liverpool. Fans are not allowed to watch the Champions League match inside the stadium. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/dJEXhNhKR-w
Neymar Celebrates PSG Win Kimmich’s Face
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Neymar Celebrates PSG Win Kimmich’s Face

Neymar celebrated as PSG qualified for the Champions League semi final in the face of Bayern Munich player Joshua Kimmich. Neymar played a key role as PSG lost in the quarter-finals second leg 1-0 but won on away goals. The Brazilian was overjoyed, and passionately celebrated PSG Semi-final qualification. Neymar made sure to celebrate right in front of Kimmich with teammates Paredes. Neymar hugged fellow teammate Leandro Paredes, and Kimmich was right there. A fan on Twitterwrote: " Neymar screaming in the face of Kimmich was great no doubt." Another fan wrote: "Neymar screaming in Kimmich's face after the match made it worth watching." Watch Video; https://youtu.be/-6FOCrXwU08
Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG
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Neymar Confirms he’ll Renew Deal at PSG

PSG star, Neymar Jr, has confirmed he is set to renew his contract with the club after helping them eliminate Bayern Munich from the Champions League on Tuesday night, April 13. Bayern won the quarter-final second leg 1-0, but PSG reached the semi-final on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate result. After the game, Neymar, whose current deal expires in 2022, said his renewal was "no longer an issue" due to his comfort level at PSG Speaking to ESPN Brazil after the game, Neymar said: "This (renewal with PSG) is no longer an issue. Obviously I feel very comfortable and at home here at PSG. I feel happier than I was before." PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added his belief that neither Neymar nor Kylian Mbappe have any reason to leave the club. “We have invested a lot in the ...
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I’m a failure if i dont win the Champions League with Man City – Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says he will be viewed as a failure as Manchester City boss if he does not win the Champions League during his time at the club. City take a 2-1 aggregate lead to Borussia Dortmund for the second leg of their quarter-final tie on Wednesday. They have not reached the semi-finals under Guardiola, going out in the last eight for the last three seasons. "I know if we don't win I'll be a failure and if we do it's 'how good is Pep'," said Guardiola. City's preparations were hampered by a series of fireworks being let off outside the team hotel in the early hours of Wednesday morning. On two occasions during the night explosions woke players and staff before a third attempt was prevented by the Blues' own security staff. City's cause will be boosted by the absenc...
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Thomas Tuchel picks who Chelsea Prefer to Face in Semi-finals
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Thomas Tuchel picks who Chelsea Prefer to Face in Semi-finals

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has said that he would prefer a Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid instead of Liverpool. The German gaffer said he does not want to face teams from the same league as his sides in Europe. Chelsea booked their place in the semi-finals for the first time in seven years after a 2-1 aggregate win against Porto in Sevilla on Tuesday. Mehdi Taremi struck at stoppage time to give Porto a 1-0 win but the victory was not enough to see the Portuguese through to the next round. Chelsea will now wait for the winner between Liverpool and Real Madrid with the Spanish side leading the Premier League outfit 3-1 on aggregate. And Tuchel said he typically prefers to avoid teams from the same league in European knockout games. “I don...
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Kovacic’s Condition Made me ‘Very Sad’ – Chelsea Coach, Thomas Tuchel

  Chelsea boss, Thomas has said that he was ‘very sad’ to be without Mateo Kovacic for the 1-0 defeat against Porto in their Champions League quarter-final second leg tie on Tuesday. Chelsea progressed to the semi-finals despite the defeat after the Croatian, who was set to start the match, pulled up at the end of training on Monday with a hamstring issue. Kovacic, one of the most experienced Champions League stars in the Chelsea set up, will also miss this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City. “Unfortunately yes I was very sad yesterday to see him after twenty minutes in training to have this little muscle injury more or less out of nothing,’ Tuchel told reporters. “We played little boxes after training just to have a little sweat and he felt h...
UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle
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UCL: Luka Modric Cautions Liverpool Ahead of Anfield Battle

  Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modrić has issued warning to Liverpool ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg tie on Wednesday. Modric addressed the press at the Anfield press room on the eve of the second-leg encounter against Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Croatian warned that despite their two goals advantage going into the game, Los Blancos were in England to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and will have to put in a top display. “I expect it to be a very demanding game, in which we’ll have to deliver a performance befitting of the competition and we’ll have to put in a top display,” Modric told the press. “We’ll have to try and do what we did in the first leg and attack and defend as a unit, go out to get the win and not defend our le...
Messi vs Mbappe: Neymar Speaks on Comparison, Names Best Player
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Messi vs Mbappe: Neymar Speaks on Comparison, Names Best Player

Neymar has said that there is no comparison between his Paris Saint-Germain teammate, Kylian Mbappe and Barcelona King, Lionel Messi. Even though Neymar enjoys playing with Mbappe, he noted that the France international is still a long way from reaching Messi’s level. The Frenchman has impressed in the Champions League this season, single-handedly shooting down Barcelona at the Camp Nou. “There’s no comparison,” Neymar told France Football when asked to compare the two. “They have two very different styles of play. “Messi is the best player I’ve seen, and Kylian is on his way to becoming one of the best.” Neymar and Mbappe made it to the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday despite losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in Paris. The first leg of the quarter-final ties ended...
PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals
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PSG Knock Holders Bayern out on Away Goals

Paris Saint-Germain knocked Bayern Munich out of the Champions League after a 1-0 win for the Bundesliga side was not enough, with the French champions progressing to the semi-finals on away goals. In another elite encounter which followed on from an entertaining first leg which PSG won 3-2 in Germany, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal (40), which came against the run of play after Neymar had hit the post and bar, put Bayern just one goal away from qualification. PSG could have crumbled, knowing they have only made one Champions League semi-final since 1995, but Mauricio Pochettino's team were resolute in defence to see out the result. The French side will face either Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals.
Chelsea Through to Champions League Semi-Final Despite Late Porto Scare
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Chelsea Through to Champions League Semi-Final Despite Late Porto Scare

Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in seven years despite Mehdi Taremi's sublime overhead kick giving them a late scare in a 1-0 defeat by Porto, going through 2-1 on aggregate. Porto were intense in the first half, but lacking in quality in the final third as neither side registered a shot on target until the 66th minute, when Edouard Mendy did well to save and hold sub Taremi's weak header. In their home leg, Chelsea were savvy and professional in equal measure as they kept Porto at arm's length, until the last minute of stoppage time when Taremi produced an incredible, acrobatic overhead kick. But it was too little, too late, and Chelsea will now play either Liverpool or Real Madrid (Agg: 1-3) in the semi-finals on April 27/28 and May 4/5.
Klopp Reveals ‘Special Plans’ to Stop Dangerous Real Madrid Player at Anfield
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Klopp Reveals ‘Special Plans’ to Stop Dangerous Real Madrid Player at Anfield

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has revealed that his side has made ‘special plans’ for dealing with Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. when both sides clash again on Wednesday night in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg at Anfield. Real Madrid lead 3-1 lead going into battle at Anfield after Vinicius scored a brace in Madrid last week, with Marco Asensio also netted for the hosts. The result makes it almost impossible for the Reds to think of advancing to the semi-finals of the competition and they will be wary of getting hit on the break by the pace of Vinicius. But the German gaffer said his side will look to stop the supply into the in-form 20-year-old. Asked if he was surprised by Vinicius performance in the first leg, Klopp said, “I was impressed, not surpri...
Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Zidane Announces Squad for Champions League tie at Anfield
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: Zidane Announces Squad for Champions League tie at Anfield

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has named a 21-man squad to tackle Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie at Anfield on Wednesday night. Zidane announced the squad in a post on Real Madrid’s official website on Tuesday. Zidane’s men had won Liverpool 3-1 in the first-leg in Spain last week. Real Madrid head to the game after beating Barcelona 2-1 in the LaLiga El Clasico clash last weekend. Below is Real Madrid’s squad against Liverpool: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Altube. Defenders: E. Militão, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola, F. Mendy and Chust. Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Marvin and Arribas. Forwards: Benzema, Asensio, Vini Jr., Mariano and Rodrygo. The kick-off time for Real Madrid vs Liverpool is...
Champions League: Bayern Munich’s squad to Face PSG in France confirmed
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Champions League: Bayern Munich’s squad to Face PSG in France confirmed

  Bayern Munich’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night in France has been confirmed. Bayern Munich manager, Hans-Dieter Flick, released a list of 19 players to tackle PSG in a tweet via the club’s official Twitter handle. Flick’s men had lost 3-2 against PSG in the first-leg last week in Germany. Bayern head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Union Berlin in their previous game on Saturday. Bayern’s squad against PSG: Neuer, Nubel, Pavard, Kimmich, Martinez, Sane, Choupo-Moting, Boateng, Goretzka, Davies, Sarr, Hernandez, Nianzou, Muller, Alaba, Coman, Musiala, Stanisic and Zaiser. The kick-off time for PSG vs Bayern is 8 pm.
Sergio Ramos Tests Positive For COVID-19
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Sergio Ramos Tests Positive For COVID-19

Spanish Professional Football Club, Real Madrid has revealed that its defender, Sergio Ramos has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. This was revealed on the official website of the football club as the player is out of their upcoming match with Liverpool on Wednesday, 14 April 2021. Ramos was also absent from his team’s weekend win over fierce rivals Barcelona, which placed them in a strong position to defend their league title. The Spanish giants won 3-1 thanks to a brace from Vinicius Junior and Marcos Asensio, who are both in excellent form ahead of tomorrow’s match at Anfield. Meanwhile, the Grid Company Limited(GRIDCo) has explained the reason behind the sudden power outages in the country yesterday. In a statement release, the company revealed that there was...
Now Is The Time For Chelsea To Win The Champions League – Tuchel
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Now Is The Time For Chelsea To Win The Champions League – Tuchel

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel believes that his side have what it takes to win the Champions League this season. The Blues currently lead 2-0 after their quarter-final first leg with Porto, and the German is only thinking about silverware despite his side not being favourites in the competition. "I've come here to win titles," Tuchel said on Monday. "I'm here to win games, that's what I ask of myself. "The time is now. Although if I'm honest we could talk about it for hours and hours. Tomorrow, we have to play and there are no games more difficult than the next one." Beyond himself, the German is confident that his players and the club are on the same page as he is, and are similarly hungry for silverware. "You won't find any team who don't want to reach the semi-finals," T...
Champions League: Man Utd to Splash Bonus on Signing Cristiano Ronaldo
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Champions League: Man Utd to Splash Bonus on Signing Cristiano Ronaldo

  Manchester United will splash money on bringing back Cristiano Ronaldo, now that they have all but secured Champions League football for next season, according to Calciomercato. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men came from behind to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on Sunday. They are now nine points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea with seven games left to play. Man United finishing in the top four, means extra money will be made available to Solskjaer in the summer transfer window. It is believed the Premier League outfit are considering a transfer for Ronaldo, who has not ruled out returning to Old Trafford in the future. The deal could reportedly include Paul Pogba going in the opposite direction and signing for Juventus.
Owen predicts Chelsea vs Porto Chelsea, PSG vs Bayern Munich
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Owen predicts Chelsea vs Porto Chelsea, PSG vs Bayern Munich

  Michael Owen, a former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker, has predicted Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash between Chelsea and FC Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Sevilla, Spain. Owen also predicted Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League home clash at the Parc des Princes Stadium in France. Recall that Chelsea had won Porto 2-0 in the first-leg last week, while PSG defeated Bayern Munich 3-2 in Germany. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “PSG hold all the aces going into this as they welcome Bayern Munich to Paris. Making last year’s final, it seems that the Parisians are ready to again push for the elusive Champions League trophy. “Prior to the first leg, all the talk was around how much Bayern would miss Robert Le...
Chelsea vs Porto: Tuchel names Squad for Champions League Second-leg tie
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Chelsea vs Porto: Tuchel names Squad for Champions League Second-leg tie

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has named his side’s squad to face FC Porto in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night. Tuchel released a 23-man squad that will tackle Porto at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in Seville, Spain. Chelsea had won Porto 2-0 in the first-leg last week. The Bleus head to the game following a 4-1 win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League last weekend. Chelsea’s squad against Porto: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Tammy Abraham Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Willy Caballero, Kurt Zouma, Edouard Mendy, Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kai Havertz a...
Champions League: Lewandowski Returns To Bayern Munich Training
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Champions League: Lewandowski Returns To Bayern Munich Training

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, got back to preparing on Monday after a knee injury. Nonetheless, the Bundesliga champions have governed him out of their Champions League quarter-last second leg at Paris Saint-Germain. Bayern say Lewandowski "isn't accessible" for Tuesday's down in Paris. The holders need to upset a 3-2 loss from the primary leg. Lewandowski harmed tendons in his correct knee a fortnight back while on global obligation with Poland. Bayern's clinical staff at first projected he would be out for about a month, yet the 32-year-old participated in drills on Monday during a snowfall in Munich. Lewandowski has scored 35 association objectives this season. Robert Lewandowski plays the position Forward, is 32 years old and 185cm tall, weights 79...
Europa League: Arteta Gets Warning to either win Trophy or be Sacked
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Europa League: Arteta Gets Warning to either win Trophy or be Sacked

  Former Tottenham Hotspur striker, Darren Bent, has warned Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, that he could be sacked if he fails to win the Europa League this season. The Gunners are struggling to qualify for Europe through the Premier League, as they currently sit ninth place and four points behind Spurs who occupy the last spot. However, they could qualify for the Champions League if they win the Europa League outrightly. “Yes, this season has been really inconsistent. But I don’t want Arsenal to become a club where they keep sacking managers. At some stage you’ve got to give someone a little bit of time. “The FA Cup win papers over a lot of cracks and if Arsenal go out of the Europa League and finish 10th or 11th, I think he could be out of a job,” Bent told talkSP...
Gary Neville Predicts Likely Outcome of Liverpool vs Real Madrid
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Gary Neville Predicts Likely Outcome of Liverpool vs Real Madrid

  Former Manchester United star, Gary Neville has predicted that Liverpool will be knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid on Wednesday evening. Liverpool were beaten 3-1 in Spain by Real Madrid in the first leg of the quarter-final ties and now have a mountain to climb at Anfield in the return leg. Although Jurgen Klopp’s side won their weekend Premier League clash 2-1 against Aston Villa, Neville believes Liverpool’s injury-time victory against Villa suggests that they will be unable to pull off the rest they require to knock Zinedine Zidane’s side out of Europe. Neville said on Sky Sports, “They [Liverpool] were really poor in Madrid in midweek, and they’ve given themselves a lot to do and I’m not sure they have got it in them to do it because at Anfield ...
Jose Mourinho Gets Sack Warning
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Jose Mourinho Gets Sack Warning

Jose Mourinho has been given a sack warning as his Tottenham side take on Manchester United in a Premier League top-four battle. Former Portsmouth manager, Harry Redknapp warned the Portuguese that missing out on the top-four would put ‘real pressure’ on him. Tottenham is currently seventh in the table but could close the gap on fifth-placed Chelsea to just two points with victory over United on Sunday afternoon. Redknapp noted that the match is a ‘must-win’ for Mourinho. According to the former Tottenham boss, Chairman of the club, Daniel Levy and majority owner Joe Lewis will accept nothing less than a Champions League next season. Redknapp said former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss must get a result against the Red Devils. “I don’t know about that ...
Champions League: Real Madrid Suffer Fresh Injury Blow Ahead of Liverpool Clash at Anfield
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Champions League: Real Madrid Suffer Fresh Injury Blow Ahead of Liverpool Clash at Anfield

Real Madrid have suffered a fresh injury setback after their winger, Lucas Vázquez, picked up a sprain in his left leg ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with Liverpool on Wednesday night at Anfield. Vázquez had sustained the injury during Real Madrid’s LaLiga El Clasico 2-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday. Real Madrid disclosed this in a statement via the club’s website on Sunday. The statement read, “Following tests carried out today on Lucas Vázquez by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a sprain to the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. His recovery will continue to be assessed.” Zinedine Zidane’s side had defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg last week. The Los Blancos ar...
Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash
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Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash

Chelsea have suffered a fresh injury setback after their defender, Andreas Christensen, picked up a hamstring injury in training ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with FC Porto on Tuesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Christensen sustained the injury before Chelsea’s Premier League 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. The centre-back was missing from the Chelsea squad that defeated Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park Stadium as they boosted their top-four hopes. His absence from the match was a surprise after the Blues manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed he had a fully fit squad. However, the 25-year-old was replaced by Kurt Zouma at the defence line. A brace from Christian Pulisic and a strike from Kai Havertz and Zouma gave Chelsea all...
Graeme Souness Identifies club with Best Squad in Premier League history
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Graeme Souness Identifies club with Best Squad in Premier League history

  Former Liverpool manager, Graeme Souness has named the current Manchester City squad as the best in the history of the English Premier League. Souness hailed Pep Guardiola, City manager, for having assembled and parading an ‘incredible’ array of players. City were defeated 2-1 by Leeds United at the Etihad on Saturday but still maintain 14 points lead on the Premier League table. Apart from the Premier League title, City are still in the race to clinch the Champions League, League Cup and FA Cup trophies this season. And Souness, who noted that Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have the second best squad in the league at the moment, insisted that City are simply operating on another level. “They’re in a great position,” Souness told Sky Sports of Chelsea. When you look a...
Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four
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Thomas Tuchel Plays own Chelsea’s chances of finishing top four

  Thomas Tuchel has played down Chelsea’s chances of ending the Premier League campaign in the top four. This is despite his side’s dominant 4-1 away win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Chelsea bounced back from their disgraceful outing last weekend and were in fine form at Selhurst Park with Kai Havertz firing them in front very early before a Pulisic’s brace and a Kurt Zouma’s header. Thomas Tuchel’s team moved into the top four with the win and are now two points clear of Liverpool after the Reds beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Anfield. Chelsea are in a strong position to end the season on a brighter note and book a Champions League place for next season but Tuchel says it is a tough job ahead. “Everything was bad against West Brom,” Tuchel said after the win against C...
Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win
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Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea : Blues move back to fourth with Commanding Win

Chelsea moved back up to fourth in the Premier League table after a blistering 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Friday, April 9. Before kick-off of the London derby, both teams observed a two-minute silence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on Saturday April 9. Then in quick transition the Blues were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes and before Crystal palace could recognize what was going on, Chelsea were already 3-0 ahead on the 30th minute. Kai Havertz scoring his first Premier League goal since October, guided the ball into the net from an angle. Christian Pulisic soon scored after Havertz’s opener, before Kurt Zouma beat former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill in the air to add Chelsea's third from a Mason Mount free-kick. Palace s...
Why I Benched Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s 2-1 Win Over Aston Villa – Klopp
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Why I Benched Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s 2-1 Win Over Aston Villa – Klopp

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has explained why he benched Sadio Mane in his side’s Premier League 2-1 win against Aston Villa on Saturday.   Klopp said Liverpool’s next week’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie against Real Madrid did not influence his decision to drop Mane to the bench against Aston Villa at Anfield. According to him, he made the decision based on performance. Two second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold gave Liverpool all three points against Aston Villa. Asked if the game against Real Madrid played a part in his team selection, Klopp said at his post-match press conference: “No, not it’s pure coincidence that you brought up at that moment. “Well, not you personally, but the media brought up Sadio didn’t score f...
Victor Moses Names Club to Win Champions League this Season
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Victor Moses Names Club to Win Champions League this Season

  Former Super Eagles attacker, Victor Moses, has named his parent club, Chelsea as best positioned to win this season’s Champions League. Moses, who is on loan to Spartak Moscow from Chelsea, noted that the Blues are doing very well this season. Chelsea defeated FC Porto 2-0 in the first leg of the quarter-final of the competition, giving themselve a huge advantage going into the second leg slated for next week at their neutral grand, Sevilla. The Blues have been in fine form since the coming of Thomas Tuchel as a replacement for Frank Lampard who was sacked in January following a series of poor results. “Chelsea they are doing very well at the moment. Hopefully they can go all the way to win the Champions League,” Moses told Spartak Moscow’s YouTube channel. “I...
Harry Kane Gives Condition to Leave Mourinho’s Men
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Harry Kane Gives Condition to Leave Mourinho’s Men

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, will only leave Jose Mourinho’s men this summer if they fail to secure Champions League football next season, according to The Athletic. Kane, who came through the academy at Tottenham, has become, ‘frustrated’ with the club’s lack of progress and is beginning to see his future elsewhere. The 27-year-old is desperate to start winning major trophies, and Tottenham could be persuaded to let him go if they receive a massive nine-figure offer. This is coming ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League tie with Manchester United on Sunday evening. Kane has drawn the interest of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG in the past. The England international has scored 19 goals and provided 13 assists in 28 Premi...
Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years
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Bayern Munich confirm veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club after 10 years

Bayern Munich veteran defender, Jerome Boateng will leave the club in the summer after a decade at the club, the German club have confirmed. The Germany international's deal at the Allianz Arena runs out at the end of the season and he won't be given a new contract, meaning he can sign for another club on a free transfer. "Jerome's contract expires in the summer. It will not be extended," the club sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky in Germany "That was a joint decision of the club management and the coach was also involved. I explained that to Jerome and he was very understanding. He leaves through a big door - hopefully with titles." Austria's David Alaba will also leave Bayern in the summer upon the expiry of his contract to join Real Madrid. Boateng has pla...
Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy
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Champions League: Chelsea hero, Frank Names Favourite Clubs to win Trophy

Chelsea hero, Frank Lebouef, has named Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain as the favourites clubs to win the Champions League ahead of the Blues this season. Leboeuf feels Chelsea is far away from winning the Champions League this season despite beating Porto 2-0 in the quarter-final first-leg on Wednesday. “You can say you have a feeling, but you cannot say Chelsea has a chance to win the Champions League, You have to be far away from really thinking that,” Leboeuf told ESPN. “Of course, in one game, you do not know what can happen and it happened for them when they played Bayern Munich in 2012, playing the final in Munich. It is possible. “But they’ll have to be more consistent up front, stronger in the middle of the park to just hope of winning someth...
Marcus Rashford equals Bobby Charlton’s 56-year-old record after scoring in Man United’s 2-0 win over Granada
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Marcus Rashford equals Bobby Charlton’s 56-year-old record after scoring in Man United’s 2-0 win over Granada

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford has cemented a place in the history books of the club after scoring in the 2-0 win over Granada in the quarter-final of the Europa League on Thursday night, April 8. The 56-year-old Manchester United record was set by Sir Bobby Charlton but on Thursday night, April 8, Rashford put United 1-0 up against the Spanish outfit in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes . The 23-year-old's strike in continental competition has seen him emulate former Red Devils midfielder Bobby Charlton. Rashford is now the first English player to score eight goals in Europe in one season since Charlton way back in the 1964-65 season. Rashford had recorded six goals in the Champions League and just one in the Europa L...
Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto
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Mason Mount Warns Chelsea Players after Victory Over Porto

Chelsea midfielder, Mason Mount, has warned Thomas Tuchel’s men following their Champions League quarter-final first-leg 2-0 victory over FC Porto on Wednesday night in Spain. Mount, who scored a goal against Porto, cautioned the Blues players that it was ‘only half-time’ and their work was far from complete in the Champions League last-8. Two goals from Mount and Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea the first-leg advantage ahead of the second-leg next Tuesday. “A very important game for us and me personally, to get my first goal in the Champions League,” Mount told Virgin Media Sport. “It was probably a long time coming, I have been waiting for the moment, and I am delighted it’s come tonight in a big win. “To keep a clean sheet as well going into the second leg, it’s a big perfor...
This is the worst Arsenal team ever – Merson
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This is the worst Arsenal team ever – Merson

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson, has labelled the current squad as the worst he has seen. The Gunners were thrashed 3-0 by Liverpool last weekend, leaving them in 10th place in the league. Arsenal face Slavia Prague on Thursday night in the Europa League, knowing they must win, if they want to stand any chance of playing in the Champions League next season. But it has been a disappointing season for Mikel Arteta’s men, one that has left Merson shocked. “They’ve taken that chance now to be completely and utterly judged on five more football matches. What I watched against Liverpool the other day was as bad as I’ve ever seen. “People will say about the times under Unai Emery and at the end of Arsene Wenger’s reign, but I never saw anything like that. “All I saw was rolling ...

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