Tag: Champions League

UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid, Spurs, Man City start campaign with wins

Madrid: Current holders Real Madrid and English giants Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City all made winning starts to their 2017/18 UEFA Champions League campaigns on Wednesday. In Madrid, Christiano Ronaldo made a thumping comeback after a suspension by hammering a brace as Real Madrid secured all three points in Group H with a 3-0 win […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Figo expects Portugal to win World Cup

Tegucigalpa: Portuguese former football great Luis Figo said he expected Real Madrid to win the Champions League and was picking Portugal to take the World Cup title in Russia. “I believe (Real) Madrid is one of the favourites to win because of its experience and history, but it’s a final and anything can happen, I […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
PSG bounce back in Ligue 1 after Champions League

Paris: Paris Saint-Germain regained their dominance in Ligue 1 with a 5-0 home win over Metz and maintained a 14-point lead on the table. However, that could not compensate for the frustrating exit from UEFA Champions League last 16 for the second straight season after losing 2-1 at home and 5-2 on aggregate to holders […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
UEFA Champions League: City look bound for CL quarters, Spurs held

Basel: Manchester City lived up to their billing by clobbering Basel 4-0 here in the first leg of their Champions League pre-quarterfinal tie, making the reverse fixture in England almost a formality. The hosts, seen as the weakest side in the round of 16, on Tuesday were simply no match for a City squad that […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Messi credits coach for Barcelona's success

Barcelona: New manager Ernesto Valverde deserves credit for FC Barcelona’s improved performance, Lionel Messi has said. Under Valverde, who joined the club last summer, Barça have built a 11-point lead at the top of La Liga, reached the Champions League round of 16 and qualified for the semifinals of the Copa del Rey, Efe news […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Messi stars in Barca's win over Juventus

Madrid: Argentine star Leo Messi took his time to get into the game but was the architect of FC Barcelona’s excellent 3-0 win over Juventus to kick off their Champions League campaign. Messi scored the first and third goals on Tuesday and set up Ivan Rakitic for the second on in a game in which Ousmane […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Over 400 injured in stampede during Champions League final

Rome: Over 400 people were injured in a stampede due to a false alarm that caused panic in Italy’s Turin city where Juventus supporters had gathered to watch the Champions League final against Real Madrid on giant TV screens. The incident occurred in the city’s Piazza San Carlo square on Saturday night, Efe news reported. […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Gayle picks Ronaldo's Real Madrid to bag 12th Champions League crown

New Delhi: West Indian hard-hitting batsman Chris Gayle, who is an ardent fan of Real Madrid, has put his money behind the Spanish capital’s football giants, saying star forward Christiano Ronaldo will get them their record 12th Champions League title this time. The Los Balancos will take on Serie A giants Juventus in the summit […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Juventus reach Champions League final

Paris: Italian Serie A leaders Juventus booked their second appearance in UEFA Champions League final over the past three years with a 2-1 home win and 4-1 on aggregate over Ligue 1 side Monaco. Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves on Tuesday extended the hosts’ advantage to four goals in the first half, before promising star […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Ronaldo stars in Real Madrid win

Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid took a huge stride towards qualifying for their second Champions League final in two years as they defeated city rivals Atletico Madrid 3-0 in the first leg of their semi-final at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Although the second leg still has to be played in Atletico’s […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich to enter Champions League semis

Madrid: Real Madrid booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League after a controversial 4-2 win at home to Bayern Munich in the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie to see them qualify 6-3 on aggregate. Defending a 2-1 lead from the first half, Madrid were taken into extra time by the […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique
FC Barcelona's Pique lets rip at Madrid after Spain win

Madrid: FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique again made comments criticising Real Madrid and the capital football club’s apparently close ties with key institutions following Spain’s 2-0 win away to France. Speaking on Spanish radio, the Catalan defender, who is well known for speaking his mind, first of all spoke about his irritation at what he […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Liverpool beat Tottenham to win 6th Champions League title

Madrid: Mohamed Salah converted a penalty try in the opening minutes and Divock Origi added a late insurance goal as Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to win their sixth Champions League title. On Saturday, the Reds became the first Premier League side to capture Europe’s most prestigious annual club tournament since Chelsea in 2012, while […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021