Latest in Tag: Champions League Highlight

Latest in Tag: Champions League


Champions League: Tuchel undone by basic errors as PSG cement unwanted reputation

Marcus Rashford’s penalty completed a scarcely believable Manchester United comeback that knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League. Errors cost Thomas Tuchel’s men and PSG’s reputation is tough to escape.No matter how much certain clubs change coaches, players or owners, traces of identity tend to linger. On Wednesday, Manchester United, a club with a …

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Champions League: Thomas Tuchel's past is the key to PSG's future

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is preparing for his first Champions League knock-out tie since the psychologically devastating attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus in 2017. But injuries are piling up.Just before half-time against Bordeaux on Saturday, Edinson Cavani had the chance to put Paris Saint-Germain ahead from the spot. He made no mistake, …

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Champions League: Leroy Sane double blows Hoffenheim away

The Bundesliga side gave a fine account of themselves but were outdone by the two moments of quality from Leroy Sane. The German appears to have returned to top form after a topsy-turvy 2018.Julian Nagelsmann and his team will head back to Germany knowing, had they performed as well as they did here on their …

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Champions League: Bayern need Ajax victory to restore normality

Bayern Munich head into their Champions League clash with Ajax needing only a draw to take top spot in Group E. But a victory is essential if they are to truly begin to recover from a dodgy start to the season.Form is temporary, class is permanent. It's a sporting cliché that Niko Kovac and Bayern …

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Champions League: Borussia Dortmund take top spot, Schalke leave it late

Borussia Dortmund eased to a group-changing result in Monaco, while Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool endured in a thriller at Anfield. Schalke left it very, very late to seal victory in their final group-stage game.Monaco 0-2 Borussia Dortmund (Guerreiro 15', 88') With a somewhat second-string team, Borussia Dortmund made life worse for Thierry Henry's Monaco thanks to …

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Champions League: Schalke lose, but make last 16

Goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann was Schalke’s man of the match, but even he couldn’t stop a dangerous-looking Porto side for long enough. Before the game though, Schalke got the result they wanted from elsewhere.Porto 3-1 Schalke (Militao 52', Corona 55', Marega 90+4' – Bentaleb pen. 88') Before a ball was even kicked in Portugal, Schalke secured …

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Champions League live: Borussia Dortmund vs. Club Brugge

Borussia Dortmund can secure their place in the last 16 if they avoid defeat at home against Club Brugge. But the Belgian side proved awkward opponents for the Bundesliga leaders last time the two met. Follow it live.+++ Refresh page for live updates, all times in CET +++ Borussia Dortmund 0 – 0 Club Brugge …

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Champions League: Robben, Lewandowski double up as Bayern qualify

Two goals each from Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski and a late Franck Ribery strike secured Bayern a much-needed win. Their 5-1 victory over Benfica ensures the German side are in the knockout stages once again.Bayern Munich 5-1 Benfica (Robben 13', 30', Lewandowski 36', 51', Ribery 76' – Gedson 46') In the midst of a …

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Champions League: Hoffenheim stun Lyon with unlikely comeback

It was another flawed performance by Julian Nagelsmann’s side, but this time they rewarded themselves with a point rather than dropping two. Making the knockouts though, looks a long shot.Lyon 2-2 Hoffenheim (Fekir 20', Ndombele 28' – Kramaric 65', Kaderabek 90+2') Hoffenheim have had their moments in Europe this season, and in Lyon they came …

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Champions League: Schalke miss chance to win in Istanbul

Domenico Tedesco’s season has been endured rather than enjoyed so far, but in Europe there have been bright moments. His Schalke side came agonisingly close to providing another one in Turkey.Galatasaray 0-0 Schalke In an intimidating atmosphere in Istanbul, Schalke showed plenty of grit but not enough quality as Breel Embolo missed a handful of …

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Champions League: Patience the key to Monaco win, say Dortmund

A 3-0 win over Monaco gave Dortmund two wins from two in the Champions League, as their unbeaten start to the season continued. Coach Lucien Favre and his players agreed that staying calm bore fruit.Patience, patience, patience. Almost to a man Dortmund repeated the phrase after their 3-0 home win over Monaco in the Champions …

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Champions League: Hoffenheim lose, but still upstage Bayern Munich

Hoffenheim suffered a defeat most had expected, but still gave a good account of themselves. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, did the complete opposite. What might this mean for Germany’s sides in Europe this season?On paper, Hoffenheim stood little chance against Manchester City. Weakened by a long injury list, notably defenders Kevin Vogt and …

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Champions League: Borussia Dortmund fired up ahead of Monaco visit

Off the back of a series of scintillating Bundesliga displays, Dortmund are set to host Ligue 1 side Monaco in Group A. The visitors, on the other hand, will welcome a break from their domestic woes.”This is a good opponent regardless of their league position,” insisted Lucien Favre ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League tie …

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Champions League to use VAR as of 2019-20

UEFA have confirmed that video assistant referees (VAR) will be in operation in the Champions League as of next season and in the Europa League as of 2020-21. It will also be used at the 2020 European Championship.The decision was made on Thursday at a meeting of UEFA’s Executive Committee in Nyon, Switzerland, ahead of …

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Champions League: Renato Sanches seals Bayern Munich win on Benfica return

Renato Sanches put the finishing touches on a brilliant team move to complete a comfortable 2-0 win for Bayern Munich against his old club Benfica. A more familiar source, Robert Lewandowski, had given Bayern the lead.Benfica 0-2 Bayern Munich (Lewandowski 10′, Sanches 54′) It may have been somewhat forced upon him, but Niko Kovac’s decision …

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Champions League: Thomas Tuchel vs. Jürgen Klopp kick-starts tournament

Bundesliga exports Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel are set to clash on the sidelines on the opening matchday of the Champions League as Liverpool host PSG. Borussia Dortmund are in Bruges and Schalke host Porto.Liverpool vs. Paris Saint-Germain (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m. CEST) Two wannabe European heavyweights are set to clash on Tuesday night, driven on …

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