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Ronaldo scores as Juventus held in Verona

Rome (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 19th goal this campaign but champions Juventus settled for a 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona in Serie A on Saturday. The draw gives leaders Inter Milan the chance to pull 10 points clear of Juventus when they play mid-table Genoa at the San Siro on Sunday. Juventus are third and three points adrift of second-placed AC Milan who travel to Roma, two points behind the champions in fourth, on Sunday. Ronaldo broke through four minutes after the break connecting w...
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Atalanta, Ac Milan, Inter Milan, Verona, Roma, Torino, Lazio, Napoli


Europa League Draw: Man Utd-AC Milan Lead Mouthwatering Knockout Ties

Manchester United were drawn against AC Milan in the most high-profile tie in Europa League round-of-16 draw. The draw saw Arsenal face the side who eliminated them from the competition last season in Olympiakos, while AS Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk, Champions League regulars in recent seasons, will play one another. Between them, United and Milan have won a total of 10 European Cup/Champions League titles. They last faced each other in the Champions League round of 16 in 2010, when United won 7-2...
Tags: Europe, Milan, London, Sport, Ajax, Soccer, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Man Utd, Champions League, Poland, Jose Mourinho, Uefa


Simeone is Atlético’s secret weapon

El Cholo remains true to himself — consistent, totally committed and prepared to graft — and these values are retained by the team The post Simeone is Atlético’s secret weapon appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Champions League, Diego Costa, Atletico Madrid, Uefa, Diego Simeone, Atletico, Simeone, Top Six, El Cholo


CHELSEA NEWS IN FIVE MINUTES | ATLETICO MADRID 0-1 CHELSEA | GIROUD'S WONDER STRIKE WINS IT.

Welcome to the Chelsea news in five minutes featuring Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea in the Champions League.   Olivier Giroud's overhead kick proved to be the difference in the Champions League round of 16, 1st leg in Bucharest last night. I discuss the game, how defensive Atletico were, how dominant Chelsea were in the game but also to be honest and discuss the fact that we still lack that final pass.   The game looked like it was heading for a 0-0 draw but for a moment of magic from Olivier...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Champions League, Atletico Madrid, Olivier Giroud, Latest, Atletico, Bucharest, Chelsea Daft


Man City cruise past Gladbach to brink of Champions League last eight

Budapest (AFP) – Premier League leaders Manchester City closed in on the Champions League quarter-finals after cruising past Borussia Moenchengladbach witha comfortable 2-0 win in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first leg tie in Budapest.  A... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Budapest, Soccer, Manchester City, Champions League, Afp, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Budapest AFP Premier League


Atlético Madrid v Chelsea: Champions League, last-16 first leg – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offLive scoreboard | Follow Lazio v Bayern Munich hereAnd you can contact Simon by email or on Twitter 9.22pm GMT 64 mins: Jorginho trips Joao Felix, is booked, and becomes the second player to miss the second leg as a result of fouling the Portuguese tyro. 9.21pm GMT 62 mins: Llorente, just inside the Chelsea half, kicks the ball into Werner and rugby tackles him rather than let the forward chase the rebound into an empty Atletico half. It ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Chelsea, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Jorginho, Simon, Atletico, Werner, Llorente, João Félix, Follow Lazio


‘Nothing to lose’ – Rose urges Gladbach to be brave against Man City

Mönchengladbach (Germany) (AFP) – Borussia Moenchengladbach coach Marco Rose insists his side has nothing to lose against  a high-flying Manchester City team on an 18-match winning streak going into Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester City, Champions League, Man City, Afp, Marco Rose


ATLETICO MADRID VS CHELSEA PREVIEW | WE'VE GOT TO CHANGE | ATTACK SIMEONE'S SIDE.

Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea preview here on the channel tonight and I honestly believe that Thomas Tuchel needs to change the way we are playing if we are to get a result against Diego Simeone's side - one of the most organised in Europe.   For me, the 3-4-3 formation doesn't work and if anything, takes away one of the real strengths of our squad - natural width with our wingers in Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech. Playing in a 4-2-3-1 formation (against their three-man defence and one holdi...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Champions League, Atletico Madrid, Latest, Timo Werner, Diego Simeone, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Simeone, Thomas Tuchel, Tuchel, Kai Havertz, Chelsea Daft


‘No excuses’ – Flick demands embattled Bayern bounce back at Lazio

Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick insists there can be no excuses when the Champions League holders face Lazio away in Tuesday’s last 16, first leg after a recent dip in form. “I... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Champions League, Lazio, Afp, Bayern, AFP Bayern Munich, Hansi Flick


Crisis, what crisis? Mourinho scrambles for answers to Spurs slump

London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has played down talk of a crisis at struggling Tottenham but is scratching his head as he seeks a way to pull the club out of their spiral of decline. Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at West Ham was Spurs’ fifth in their past six Premier League games and they now trail the fourth-placed Hammers by nine points. Tottenham appear a shadow of the side that topped the table in December and Mourinho is in one of the worst spells of his long managerial career. The Portuguese has earne...
Tags: Europe, England, London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester City, Spurs, Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Champions League, Gareth Bale, Jose Mourinho, Harry Kane, Europa League


Real Madrid close on top spot after Atletico stumble again

Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid are back within touching distance of the top of La Liga after they punished another Atletico Madrid slip against Levante on Saturday by beating Real Valladolid 1-0. Atletico had the chance to stretch their lead to 11 points this week by winning back-to-back games against Levante but instead they followed a 1-1 draw on Wednesday with a surprise 2-0 loss, meaning a five-point advantage became only six. Real Madrid cranked up the pressure again by edging to a win over st...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, La Liga, Real Madrid, Champions League, Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez, Toni Kroos, Zinedine Zidane, Madrid, Sergio Ramos, Ronald Koeman, Barca, Suarez


Mbappe and Haaland show that their time is now

Paris (AFP) – Erling Braut Haaland’s phenomenal display in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 Champions League win over Sevilla on Wednesday was inspired by what he had seen the night before. “I love the Champions League and... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Champions League, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Afp, Mbappe, Haaland, Erling Braut Haaland


Sevilla 2-3 Borussia Dortmund: Erling Braut Haaland puts Dortmund in charge of Champions League tie

Erling Braut Haaland continues his stunning scoring run in the Champions League as Borussia Dortmund put aside their domestic woes to take control of their last-16 tie with Sevilla.
Tags: Football, Champions League, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Dortmund, Erling Braut Haaland


Porto edge Ronaldo’s lacklustre Juventus in Champions League

Porto (Portugal) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game for Juventus in his native Portugal ended in 2-1 defeat as FC Porto out-played the Italians for much of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16, first leg tie. Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi put the hosts ahead after just a minute at Estadio do Dragao following a Rodrigo Bentacur defending error. And Mali striker Moussa Marega added a second straight right after the break. But Federico Chiesa pulled a goal back with eight minutes to go to keep ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Real Madrid, Portugal, Champions League, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mali, Juventus, Wojciech Szczesny, Porto, Andrea Pirlo, FC Porto, Leonardo Bonucci, Turin, Alex Sandro


Pirlo says lacklustre Juventus handed Porto victory ‘on silver platter’

Porto (Portugal) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game for Juventus in his native Portugal ended in 2-1 defeat as FC Porto out-played the Italians for much of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16, first leg tie. Such was Juve’s lacklustre performance that coach Andrea Pirlo claimed his team handed victory to their hosts on “a silver platter”. Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi put Porto ahead after just a minute at Estadio do Dragao following a Rodrigo Bentancur error. And Mali striker Moussa Marega...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Real Madrid, Portugal, Champions League, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mali, Juventus, Wojciech Szczesny, Porto, Andrea Pirlo, FC Porto, Leonardo Bonucci, Turin, Alex Sandro


Klopp urges Liverpool to build on Leipzig win

Budapest (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool to build on their impressive Champions League last 16 away win against Leipzig which ended the Reds’ miserable run of recent results. Liverpool threw off the shackles... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Budapest, Soccer, Liverpool, Champions League, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, Reds, Leipzig, Afp


Liverpool seize control over RB Leipzig in Budapest

Budapest (AFP) – Liverpool seized the initiative against RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash by cruising to a 2-0 win in a chilly Budapest on Tuesday. Clinical early second-half strikes from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, both courtesy of dreadful defensive errors, proved decisive and leave the German side facing a formidable task in the return leg at Anfield on March 10. The win moves Jurgen Klopp’s men to the brink of the Champions League quarter-finals and also...
Tags: Germany, Sport, Budapest, Soccer, Liverpool, Manchester City, Champions League, Anfield, Jurgen Klopp, Mohamed Salah, Leipzig, Sadio Mane, Afp, Salah, Alisson, Emil Forsberg


‘Not yet at our peak’ – Mbappe promises more to come from PSG

Barcelona (AFP) – Kylian Mbappe believes the best is still to come from Paris Saint-Germain after his stunning hat-trick helped the French club to a memorable 4-1 win over Barcelona in their Champions League last 16, first leg at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. “We are very pleased. It was a very important match for us. We wanted to come here and win and we have done it in style,” Mbappe told French broadcaster RMC Sport after PSG came from behind to close in on a place in the quarter-finals. The win ...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Paris, Mauricio Pochettino, Champions League, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi, Monaco, Barca, Psg, Camp Nou, Dynamo Kiev, Afp, Paris Saint Germain


Lethal Messi leads Barca to thumping Alaves win ahead of PSG test

Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona might not be able to catch Atletico Madrid but they may fancy their chances against Paris Saint-Germain after Lionel Messi scored twice in a 5-1 thrashing of Alaves on Saturday.  Messi fired in two sensational long-range efforts and would have had a hat-trick at Camp Nou had a dubious VAR decision in the first half not ruled Antoine Griezmann offside.  He did tee up a second of the night for the 21-year-old Francisco Trincao and was instrumental in Junior Firpo adding a...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Mauricio Pochettino, Real Madrid, Champions League, Lionel Messi, Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez, Messi, Gerard Pique, Zinedine Zidane, Barca, Psg, Camp Nou, Valencia


Arsenal v Benfica Europa League return leg switched to Greece

Paris (AFP) – Arsenal’s home Europa League tie against Portuguese giants Benfica on February 25 has been switched to Greece because of Covid-19 restrictions in England, UEFA announced on Friday. The game will be played at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium of Olympiakos at 1655 GMT. The move comes after the first leg of the last 32 tie on February 18 had already been switched from Lisbon to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The moves were made necessary after the British government toughened Covid-19 ...
Tags: UK, England, Greece, Germany, Spain, Sport, Rome, Budapest, Soccer, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris, Real Sociedad, Arsenal, Portugal


A management professor explains what makes Jürgen Klopp so successful - he should be a role model for all managers

Management professor Ralf Lanwehr uses examples from professional soccer to illustrate his lectures. He cites Jürgen Klopp as an important role model in terms of leadership. The Liverpool coach unites players behind him through his charisma, confidence, and rhetorical techniques. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. This is an automated machine translation of an article published by Business Insider in a different language. Machine translations can generate errors or inaccura...
Tags: Trends, Munich, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Champions League, Bmw, Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, TSG Hoffenheim, Charisma, Neven Subotic, Subotic, Oliver Kirch, BI International, Kirch


PSG face Nice with one eye on Barcelona clash

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain will have one eye on next week’s Champions League clash with Barcelona, but can not afford to fall further behind in the Ligue 1 title race when they host Nice on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino’s men suffered another setback ahead of Tuesday’s last-16 first leg against Barca at the Camp Nou when Neymar joined Angel Di Maria on the sidelines after suffering a groin injury in midweek. But the French champions need to avoid dropping more points in Ligue 1, where th...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Premier League, Marseille, Paris, Italy, Mauricio Pochettino, Everton, Champions League, Angel Di Maria, Brazil, Lille, Monaco, Nice, Pochettino


Sevilla double leaves Barca with mountain to climb in Copa del Rey

Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona’s hopes of winning the Copa del Rey this season were left hanging by a thread on Wednesday after Sevilla won the first leg of their semi-final 2-0. Jules Kounde furthered his growing reputation as one of the world’s most exciting central defenders by scoring a stunning goal at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan before Ivan Rakitic came back to haunt his former club by adding a second late on. The 22-year-old Kounde dribbled past three Barca defenders and shot into the corner whi...
Tags: Bono, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Champions League, Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Sevilla, Ronald Koeman, Barca, Athletic Bilbao, Psg, Camp Nou, Real Betis, Sergio Busquets


Champions League: Atletico Madrid v Chelsea moved to Romania

Chelsea will play their Champions League last-16 first leg against Atletico Madrid in Romania because of Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Tags: Football, Chelsea, Champions League, Romania, Atletico Madrid


Atletico Madrid v Chelsea Champions League match moved to Bucharest

London (AFP) – Atletico Madrid’s home match against Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 has been moved from Spain to Bucharest as a result of coronavirus restrictions, UEFA confirmed on Wednesday. Chelsea said in a... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: London, Spain, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Champions League, Atletico Madrid, Uefa, Afp, Bucharest, Chelsea Champions League


Champions League Matches To Be Moved Due To COVID

Manchester City and Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 matches against German opponents that were scheduled to be played in Germany have been moved due to COVID. Germany has prohibited most travel from countries hit hard by new variants of Covid-19, including the UK. As a result, Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 first leg against RB Leipzig and Manchester City’s Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Monchengladbach will both be played in Budapest, Hungary, Uefa thanked both ...
Tags: UK, Germany, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, La Liga, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Atalanta, Anfield


Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 away tie against Leipzig moved to Budapest

Paris (AFP) – Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 away tie against RB Leipzig will be staged in Budapest as coronavirus restrictions bar the English champions travelling to Germany, UEFA announced on Sunday. The February 16 first... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Germany, Sport, Budapest, Soccer, Liverpool, Paris, Champions League, Uefa, Leipzig, Afp


Thomas Tuchel – Despite the exciting reputation, time waits for no-one.

As it is these days and just a little over 24-hours since the news of the sacking of Frank Lampard, Chelsea confirmed Thomas Tuchel had been appointed as the new manager with just 24-hours to prepare for the next game. With little time to work in between games, it will be interesting to see just how quickly he can make an impact on Chelsea, on his players, and the Premier League to the point that you would better or spending your money at joka room online casino than to predict how our season ...
Tags: Time, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Champions League, Frank Lampard, Latest, Thomas Tuchel, Tuchel, Chris Wilder, The Manager, Frank Lampard Chelsea, Chelsea Daft, Joka, Sheffield United 's


Asia football body axes tournaments, centralises Champions League groups

Hong Kong (AFP) – Asia’s football body cancelled several tournaments and announced centralised group stages for the Champions League and AFC Cup club tournaments on Monday, as it continues to battle coronavirus disruption. The Asian... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Sport, Soccer, Champions League, Afp


He shoots, he scores – or does he? How VAR changed football for ever

Virtual assistance for referees has drawn complaints from managers, players and fans. What has it done to the beautiful game?When Manchester City scored a brilliant winning goal in the last seconds of a Uefa Champions League quarter-final against Spurs in the spring of 2019, at least two spectators who were present at the game abandoned watching.Out in the stands, an overcoated City fan hurried for the exits, delighted with his last-gasp win and keen to beat the rush home. At the same time, down...
Tags: Football, Sport, Life and style, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Football politics, Spurs, Champions League, Uefa, Harry Kane, Thierry Henry, Moussa Sissoko