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  • Atletico's UCL expectations illustrate growth under Simeone
    • Atletico's UCL expectations illustrate growth under Simeone
    Qualifying for the Champions League is the bare minimum for Atletico Madrid. Before Diego Simeone came along in 2011, that wasn't always the case....2022
  • • FA Cup final headlines This Weekend’s Soccer on TV and Online
    It is officially crunch time for Liverpool. Sunday’s FA Cup final offers the Reds a chance at their second domestic title this year while the Premier League and UEFA Champions League also hang in the balance over the next couple of weeks. The matchup is a rematch of the thrilling EFL Cup final that Liverpool ... Read more...2022
  • Arsenal's leadership woes exposed by Tottenham, and could cost them a Champions League spot
    • Arsenal's leadership woes exposed by Tottenham, and could cost them a Champions League spot
    The Gunners control their Champions League destiny, but a lack of seasoned experience from Mikel Arteta and his players could still them up....2022
  • Harry Kane's North London derby dominance pulls Tottenham closer to Champions League
    • Harry Kane's North London derby dominance pulls Tottenham closer to Champions League
    Harry Kane started this season seeking a move away from Tottenham, but he will end it spearheading a late surge for Champions League qualification....2022
  • • Spurs thrash Arsenal to keep UCL hopes alive
    Tottenham kept their Champions League hopes alive with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Arsenal in a one-sided North London derby on Thursday....2022
  • Follow live: Tottenham, Arsenal meet in top-four showdown
    • Follow live: Tottenham, Arsenal meet in top-four showdown
    An Arsenal win would see the Gunners clinch a Champions League place ahead of their north London rivals....2022
  • Fabinho to miss FA Cup final, may make UCL final
    • Fabinho to miss FA Cup final, may make UCL final
    Liverpool midfielder Fabinho will miss the FA Cup final on Saturday but has a chance of playing in the Champions League final, Jurgen Klopp said....2022
  • • Pulisic goal helps Chelsea beat Marsch’s Leeds
    Christian Pulisic remained in Chelsea’s starting lineup on Wednesday at Elland Road and rewarded Thomas Tuchel’s faith by scoring a goal to help the Blues move closer to securing a UEFA Champions League place for next season. Pulisic scored the second of Chelsea’s three goals in West Yorkshire on Wednesday, helping the Blues all but ... Read more...2022
  • Champions League revamp: How the competition will work from 2024-25
    • Champions League revamp: How the competition will work from 2024-25
    UEFA has finally confirmed how the Champions League (UCL) will look from the 2024-25 season, here's a full breakdown of what it means....2022
  • • UEFA Champions League format approved for season 2024-2025 | Champions League
    New Champions LeagueThe 2024-2025 season will have an early league stage with 8 games, and increasing the number of participating......2022

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Champions League injury and suspension

  • • MLS Ticker: Joao Paulo out for season with knee injury, and more
    Joao Paulo is a key presence in the Seattle Sounders squad but the Concacaf Champions League winners will be without his services for the remainder of the 2022 schedule. Paulo suffered a torn ACL in the Sounders’ 3-0 second leg win over Pumas UNAM on Wednesday, Brian Schmetzer confirmed in an interview with 93.3 KJR ... Read more...2022
  • • Here's how injuries will affect both Heat-76ers and Suns-Mavericks Game 1s in the NBA conference semifinals
    In the Champions League, Villarreal vs. Liverpool should see both teams on the scoresheet...2022
  • • Sounders rally to earn CCL final first-leg draw at Pumas
    The Seattle Sounders endured a forgettable first 48 minutes during Wednesday’s Concacaf Champions League final first-leg at UNAM Pumas, but a pair of second-half VAR decisions went their way and Nicolas Lodeiro did the rest to set up a dramatic second leg in Seattle on May 4. Lodeiro converted a pair of second-half penalty kicks, ... Read more...2022
  • • CCL Rewind: Revolution crash out of quarterfinals, CF Montreal eliminated
    The New England Revolution went to Mexico with a 3-1 lead and a comfortable cushion in their Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal against UNAM Pumas, but that two-goal margin disappeared as Bruce Arena’s side became the latest in the long history of MLS teams to suffer a brutal CCL disappointment. The New England Revolution suffered a ... Read more...2022
  • • Juve crash out of UCL after humbling vs. Villarreal
    Villarreal beat Juventus 3-0 in the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday to reach the quartetrfinals with a 4-1 victory on aggregate....2022
  • • Cristian Roldan’s “emotional leadership” sparks Sounders to dominant CCL win
    The Seattle Sounders have several attacking pieces to call on from Jordan Morris to Albert Rusnak, but on Tuesday night in Concacaf Champions League play it was Cristian Roldan who sparked Brian Schmetzer’s side to a convincing first leg win. Roldan registered two assists and also drew one penalty kick in the Sounders 3-0 quarterfinal ... Read more...2022
  • Guardiola blasts 'stupid' Walker for UCL suspension
    • Guardiola blasts 'stupid' Walker for UCL suspension
    Manchester City boss Pepe Guardiola has not forgiven Kyle Walker for being suspended for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Sporting Lisbon....2022
  • Guardiola blasts 'stupid' Walker for UCL suspension
    • Guardiola blasts 'stupid' Walker for UCL suspension
    Manchester City boss Pepe Guardiola has not forgiven Kyle Walker for being suspended for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Sporting Lisbon....2022
  • Sources: Mbappe doubtful for Madrid clash
    • Sources: Mbappe doubtful for Madrid clash
    Kylian Mbappe could miss Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League clash with Real Madrid after suffering a foot injury, sources have told ESPN....2022
  • • Reports: Weston McKennie suffered foot fracture in UCL, which would rule him out for March USMNT qualifiers
    Weston McKennie was in the midst of another impressive UEFA Champions League performance on Tuesday when a painful injury left him unable to walk under his own power, and now McKennie could be sidelined ahead of some of the most important matches of the year for both club and country. McKennie went down in agony ... Read more...2022

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Champions League lifestyle

  • • PSG stars' unity pledge in Verratti's restaurant takes them to UCL final
    Neymar and the rest of the PSG squad made a vow to each other at Marco Verratti's restaurant in February. Now, they are Champions League finalists....2020
  • • Barcelona need to respect 'incredible' Klopp & Liverpool - Mendieta
    The former Blaugrana midfielder believes the Liga title holders can overcome the Reds in the Champions League semi-finals, but expects a tough test...2019

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Champions League trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • FA Cup final headlines This Weekend’s Soccer on TV and Online
    It is officially crunch time for Liverpool. Sunday’s FA Cup final offers the Reds a chance at their second domestic title this year while the Premier League and UEFA Champions League also hang in the balance over the next couple of weeks. The matchup is a rematch of the thrilling EFL Cup final that Liverpool ... Read more...2022
  • Still got it! Ancelotti is first coach to reach UCL semis in four different decades
    • Still got it! Ancelotti is first coach to reach UCL semis in four different decades
    If any coach is worthy of being known as "Mr. Champions League," it's Carlo Ancelotti, who broke new ground with Real Madrid's triumph over Chelsea....2022
  • • Real Madrid – PSG headlines This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online
    The UEFA Champions League final-worthy matchup of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain comes to a head on Wednesday to headline a busy week of high-stakes viewing options across the globe. A late, stoppage-time goal from Kylian Mbappe handed PSG a 1-0 lead in the first leg. The slim lead did not reflect the Parisians’ dominance ... Read more...2022
  • Rangnick: Utd must prove worthy of Europe elite
    • Rangnick: Utd must prove worthy of Europe elite
    Ralf Rangnick said Manchester United have no divine right to reach the latter stages of the Champions League -- his players must prove themselves....2022
  • • Mbappe boosts PSG, gives Madrid glimpse of future
    Long-term, Kylian Mbappe might be bound for the Bernabeu. As he showed with a sensational winner on Tuesday, however, he offers PSG a chance of Champions League glory this season....2022
  • Pogba's Man United career is almost over. Can he leave Champions League legacy?
    • Pogba's Man United career is almost over. Can he leave Champions League legacy?
    As his contract runs down, Paul Pogba can still end on a high by helping United into next season's Champions League -- or even winning it this year....2022
  • Peace of the pie: UEFA has no beef with UCL pizza
    • Peace of the pie: UEFA has no beef with UCL pizza
    UEFA said it does not mind that a German frozen pizza manufacturer is referencing the Champions League with one of its cheesy offerings....2022
  • • Triston Casas, 2022 Fantasy Outlook
    There's likely a lot of factors that go into fantasy baseball prospects, but here's two I look at: 1. Ready and it's up to the club. 2. Not ready. Frank Voila! That's it! Well, maybe not it it, but it is close enough to it. That it is in the It Crowd. In the big broad, general sense. If the player is in the 2nd category, then I'm not going to cover them. It's why we have Prospectors Itch and Ho...2021
  • • Messi bids a tearful goodbye to FC Barcelona
    It took Lionel Messi more than a minute to start this emotional farewell news conference on Sunday (August 8) at FC Barcelona,where the soccer icon confirmed he'd be leaving the team -- a team where he's spent his entire career.With tears running down his cheeks, he told the news conference that this is without a doubt, the most difficult moment of his career.And it’s a glittering career that star...2021
  • Thai club adds actor to Champions League squad
    • Thai club adds actor to Champions League squad
    Famed actor and singer Phakin Khamwilaisak has signed a six-month contract with Thailand's Ratchaburi Mitr Phol....2021

Champions League stats and results

  • UCL talking points: Will it be Liverpool or Real Madrid to lift the trophy?
    • UCL talking points: Will it be Liverpool or Real Madrid to lift the trophy?
    Gab Marcotti, Mark Ogden and Julien Laurens give their takes on a thrilling end to the Champions League semis and who they think will win the final....2022
  • • Here's how injuries will affect both Heat-76ers and Suns-Mavericks Game 1s in the NBA conference semifinals
    In the Champions League, Villarreal vs. Liverpool should see both teams on the scoresheet...2022
  • How Liverpool, Klopp and Mane are setting UCL standards
    • How Liverpool, Klopp and Mane are setting UCL standards
    Liverpool's Champions League stats this season are mighty impressive -- and there might be more to come if they can reach the final....2022
  • • De Bruyne's fast start, Benzema's brilliance and sloppy mistakes
    It was a wild Champions League semifinal, but Man City leave Etihad Stadium with the upper hand over Real Madrid. Here are the key talking points....2022
  • Epic Champions League comebacks have been happening more since Barca's vs. PSG
    • Epic Champions League comebacks have been happening more since Barca's vs. PSG
    The Champions League knockout phase has become a machine for generating stunning comebacks, as Barca's historic result redefined what is possible....2022
  • Legacy of 'La Remontada': More Champions League comebacks since Barca's vs. PSG
    • Legacy of 'La Remontada': More Champions League comebacks since Barca's vs. PSG
    The Champions League knockout phase has become a machine for generating stunning comebacks, as Barca's historic result redefined what is possible....2022
  • Champions League talking points: Is Liverpool-Man City final inevitable?
    • Champions League talking points: Is Liverpool-Man City final inevitable?
    The Champions League semifinals are set after Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Villarreal made it through. Our writers have their say....2022
  • • Christian Pulisic scores another Champions League goal, helping Chelsea reach quarterfinals
    Christian Pulisic was a thorn in Lille’s side in the first meeting between the two clubs earlier this year and the in-form American attacker followed that up with his second goal in as many matches against the Ligue 1 club. Pulisic scored his second goal in his past three appearances for Chelsea as the defending ... Read more...2022
  • • Chelsea beat Lille again and saw their ticket to the Champions League quarter-finals
    Chelsea turned the score around 1-2 against Lille in France in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, a result......2022
  • • CCL Rewind: Revs take down Pumas, CF Montreal falls in Mexico
    Success for Major League Soccer clubs continued in Concacaf Champions League Wednesday night, with the New England Revolution earning an eyebrow-raising 3-0 result at home against Mexican club UNAM Pumas. Meanwhile, CF Montreal lost 1-0 in the first leg against Cruz Azul. The result could be seen as a positive, given the altitude at Azteca ... Read more...2022

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  • • Thomas Tuchel on Christian Pulisic: “He’s in a good moment”
    Thomas Tuchel has several offensive players fighting for spots in his starting lineup each week at Chelsea and Christian Pulisic is one who has been impressing the German as the competitive schedule for the Blues rolls on. Pulisic remains in good form for Chelsea as the defending UEFA Champions League winners continue their busy schedule ... Read more...2022
  • • Triston Casas, 2022 Fantasy Outlook
    2021
  • • Messi bids a tearful goodbye to FC Barcelona
    2021
  • Zidane: 'Good moment' for Hazard to shine
    • Zidane: 'Good moment' for Hazard to shine
    Zinedine Zidane has said Real Madrid's Champions League semifinal second leg with Chelsea is "a really good moment" for Eden Hazard....2021
  • • Man City get big-time performances from their big-time players
    In big moments, you need your big players to come up big. Trailing PSG at the half, Man City's stars did just that to fight back for a 2-1 win in their Champions League semifinal first leg....2021
  • Matched officials! Elite refs Webb and Steinhaus got married
    • Matched officials! Elite refs Webb and Steinhaus got married
    Congratulations to World Cup and Champions League final referees Howard Webb and Bibiana Steinhaus, who have revealed they tied the knot recently....2021
  • • Kwadwo Opoku's shining moment goes beyond Concacaf Champions League heroics | Charles Boehm
    2020
  • • How Russian Champions League hopefuls Rostov were forced to send kids out for 10-1 loss
    Heard the one about the teenage keeper, named man of the match after a game in which he saved a penalty, but also conceded double figures in goals?...2020
  • WATCH: Movers and Makers - Ronaldo, Hee-Chan, Ziyech and Willian ready for UEFA Champions League crunch time
    • WATCH: Movers and Makers - Ronaldo, Hee-Chan, Ziyech and Willian ready for UEFA Champions League crunch time
    Four accomplished UCL performers are primed to do everything they can for their clubs on a potentially momentous MD6...2019
  • Caf Caf Champions League Saturday wrap: TP Mazembe win again as Mamelodi Sundowns hold Wydad Casablanca
    • Caf Caf Champions League Saturday wrap: TP Mazembe win again as Mamelodi Sundowns hold Wydad Casablanca
    The action continued on Saturday with the Congolese giants and Etoile maintaining 100 percent records...2019

Top Champions League news

  • 'We'll eliminate Liverpool!' - Real Madrid boss Zidane jokes ahead of Champions League draw
    The Frenchman aimed a light-hearted jibe in the defending champions' direction and conceded Luka Jovic needs more playing time....2019
  • Fati becomes youngest ever Champions League goalscorer in Barcelona win
    • Fati becomes youngest ever Champions League goalscorer in Barcelona win
    The young Catalan star has continued his stunning breakout season by snaring a European record...2019
  • • Man City escape UCL ban after appeal
    Manchester City have escaped a ban from the Champions League for Financial Fair Play violations, it was announced on Monday....2020
  • • Rangnick fears sulky Man United stars could derail Champions League bid
    Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick is dealing with increased player unrest at Old Trafford. ESPN's Insider Notebook has the latest....2022
  • • Sources: UCL final in Russia set to be moved
    UEFA is set to remove Saint Petersburg as host of the 2022 Champions League final, sources have told ESPN, after Russia's attack on Ukraine....2022
  • • Report: Lisbon to host 8-team UCL knockouts
    The Champions League final is heading to Lisbon, with UEFA planning an Aug. 23 final to cap seven broadcast nights in a 12-day span....2020
  • ‘Hungry’ Rudiger returns to Chelsea fold ahead of crucial Champions League clash
    • ‘Hungry’ Rudiger returns to Chelsea fold ahead of crucial Champions League clash
    Frank Lampard has revealed that the Germany international defender is back in consideration for a European encounter with Lille on Tuesday...2019
  • • Lisbon to host Champions League in August
    The mini-tournament will run from Aug. 12-23, with the round-of-16 matches completed Aug. 7-8....2020
  • Man United need Champions League progress to justify super-club standing
    • Man United need Champions League progress to justify super-club standing
    Man United view themselves as a super club commercially, but the on-field performance needs to catch up quick starting in the Champions League....2022
  • • Pulisic, Chelsea advance to Carabao Cup semifinals
    Christian Pulisic already has a UEFA Champions League title under his belt at Chelsea and moved one step closer to claiming his first domestic trophy in England. Pulisic and Chelsea advanced to the Carabao Cup semifinals on Wednesday after defeating Brentford 2-0 at the Community Stadium in the quarterfinal round. The Blues will next face ... Read more...2021
  • • Sarri sacked by Juventus after UCL exit
    Juventus have appointed Andrea Pirlo as coach after sacking Maurizio Sarri following the club's Champions League elimination against Lyon....2020
  • • Sarri sacked by Juventus after UCL exit
    Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has been sacked following the club's Champions League exit to Lyon. Sarri led Juve to the Serie A title, but could not survive failure in Europe....2020
  • Latest humiliation suggests Man United aren't good enough for top four
    • Latest humiliation suggests Man United aren't good enough for top four
    The mountain Man United had to climb to qualify for next season's Champions League got that much harder after their latest loss at Everton....2022
  • • Man City escape UCL ban after appeal
    Manchester City have escaped a ban from the Champions League for Financial Fair Play violations, it was announced on Monday....2020

Champions League fantasy rankings and news

  • • Triston Casas, 2022 Fantasy Outlook
    2021
  • CONCACAF president skeptical over Liga MX-MLS Copa Libertadores reports
    • CONCACAF president skeptical over Liga MX-MLS Copa Libertadores reports
    With Atlanta and Houston among the most recent MLS clubs to be ousted from the CCL, the FC crew assess the root causes of their struggles. MONTERREY - CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani isn't buying recent reports suggesting that MLS and Liga MX clubs could soon be competing in the Copa Libertadores. Montagliani is confident that the focus for clubs in the region remains the CONCACAF Ch...2019

Champions League schedule, game

  • • FA Cup final headlines This Weekend’s Soccer on TV and Online
    2022
  • • Pulisic goal helps Chelsea beat Marsch’s Leeds
    2022
  • • MLS Ticker: Joao Paulo out for season with knee injury, and more
    2022
  • • Sixers star Joel Embiid reacts to Real Madrid’s epic Champions League comeback vs. Man City
    Real Madrid’s stunning comeback against Manchester City in the Champions League Semifinals sent social media into a frenzy. Perhaps no one was more fired up than Philadelphia 76ers star and Real Madrid mega fan, Joel Embiid. The NBA superstar took to Twitter to share his excitement after Real Madrid defied the odds to stage the […] The post Sixers star Joel Embiid reacts to Real Madrid...2022
  • • Confirmed squads: Real Madrid vs Manchester City, UEFA Champions League 2022
    real madrid Publish the starting lineup for the next match against Manchester On the return trip from Champions League Semi-finals.......2022
  • Spurs vs. Arsenal finally gets rescheduled, and it's a potential Champions League showdown
    • Spurs vs. Arsenal finally gets rescheduled, and it's a potential Champions League showdown
    The delayed north London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal will be on May 12, less than two weeks before the end of the Premier League season....2022
  • • CCL Preview: Revs, Sounders, NYCFC hit the road for decisive second legs
    The business end of four Concacaf Champions League ties arrive midweek, with four MLS teams in position to challenge for a semifinal berth. The New England Revolution and the Seattle Sounders carry 3-0 aggregate leads into the second leg of their quarterfinal matchups against UNAM Pumas and Club Leon, respectively. New York City FC just ... Read more...2022
  • • Man United need Champions League progress to justify super-club standing
    2022
  • • Thomas Tuchel on Christian Pulisic: “He’s in a good moment”
    2022
  • • Real Madrid – PSG headlines This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online
    2022

Champions League rumors, scandals

  • Women's Champions League living up to the hype
    • Women's Champions League living up to the hype
    There was a hopeful buzz after the Women's Champions League quarterfinal draw. With the first legs now in the books, it's hard to be disappointed....2022
  • • UEFA Champions League: UEFA apologizes for shameful draw for Round of 16 | Alexandre Ceferin | Sports
    the Champions League They entered the knockout stage and the Round of 16 among the 16 qualified teams was announced......2021
  • • The draw is a shame again and again; UEFA lie
    Real Madrid consider the rematch of the Champions League 16th round draw a “disgrace” and, according to various sources confirmed......2021
  • Sources: Madrid fume at 'shameful' UCL redraw
    • Sources: Madrid fume at 'shameful' UCL redraw
    Real Madrid are furious with UEFA over their "shameful" handling of the Champions League round-of-16 draw, sources told ESPN....2021
  • • “Juventus is a shameful team ruled by Cristiano Ronaldo” – ten
    It’s been a week since Juventus He was once again eliminated from the Champions League and the criticism continues. this......2021
  • Tuesday UCL Rewind: PSG edges RB Leipzig, Chelsea clinches Round of 16 spot, and more
    • Tuesday UCL Rewind: PSG edges RB Leipzig, Chelsea clinches Round of 16 spot, and more
    A shocking league defeat over the weekend didn't stop Paris Saint-Germain from rebounding in UEFA Champions League play on Tuesday at home. Neymar's first-half penalty kick was all Thomas Tuchel's side (...)...2020
  • • Turner and Bleacher Report quit Champions League but have eyes on MLS rights
    In shocking news this week, Turner Sports have told UEFA that they have opted out of its UEFA Champions League contract, meaning that the U.S. broadcaster will not broadcast the remainder of the 2019/20 Champions......2020
  • • CONCACAF Champions League preview: Five reasons why MLS can finally break Liga MX dominance
    Steve Nicol says Cristiano Ronaldo would bring goals and silverware to any MLS franchise. Herculez Gomez responds to speculation about Mexico goalkeeping great Guillermo Ochoa's role at Club America. Herculez Gomez questions Inter Miami's strategy after signing Rodolfo Pizarro for their first MLS season. NFL stars, rappers and actors model the new kits MLS club...2020
  • • CONCACAF president skeptical over Liga MX-MLS Copa Libertadores reports
    2019
  • • Pirlo hits out at 'timid' Juventus after shocking Ajax elimination
    The club's former midfielder was far from impressed with the Bianconeri's showing in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final...2019

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