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#Champions League

From The42 Gareth Bale did not want to play against Man City, says Real boss Zidane Opted Out

Gareth Bale did not want to play against Man City, says Real boss Zidane

‘He preferred not to play, nothing more, and the rest is between me and him.’

From The42 Gareth Bale omitted from Real Madrid's squad for Manchester City showdown Bale Out

Gareth Bale omitted from Real Madrid's squad for Manchester City showdown

The teams are due to square off in a much-anticipated Champions League game on Friday night.

From The42 Ireland teenage goalkeeper added to Man City's Champions League squad COYBIG

Ireland teenage goalkeeper added to Man City's Champions League squad

Gavin Bazunu is added to the squad as Man City get set to face Real Madrid on Friday night.

From The42 De Bruyne wants Champions League glory to give David Silva perfect City send-off Euro Vision

De Bruyne wants Champions League glory to give David Silva perfect City send-off

Veteran playmaker Silva made his final appearance in the Premier League yesterday.

From The42 Leicester want Champions League but Man United need it, says Foxes boss Rodgers Sunday Showdown

Leicester want Champions League but Man United need it, says Foxes boss Rodgers

The King Power Stadium hosts a massive head-to-head battle this weekend.

From The42 Mourinho and Klopp criticise lifting of Uefa ban but Guardiola says City deserve an apology Reaction

Mourinho and Klopp criticise lifting of Uefa ban but Guardiola says City deserve an apology

It’s ‘a disgraceful decision’ according to the Tottenham boss.

From The42 Manchester City win appeal against Champions League ban Victory

Manchester City win appeal against Champions League ban

The club are free to play in next season’s competition.

From The42 CAS to deliver result of Manchester City appeal on Monday Champions League

CAS to deliver result of Manchester City appeal on Monday

City were fined €30 million and banned from Uefa competitions for two years, but insist they are innocent of flouting FFP rules.

From The42 Champions League draw made as road to Lisbon heats up European Matters

Champions League draw made as road to Lisbon heats up

The competition’s remaining teams have learned their fate, with Manchester City facing Lyon or Juventus should they beat Real Madrid.

From The42 LOI clubs' European qualifiers to be held behind closed doors Empty Grounds

LOI clubs' European qualifiers to be held behind closed doors

The games have already been reduced to one-legged ties.

Champions League matches to be played behind closed doors and last-16 second legs at home stadiums

Uefa confirmed the news in a statement this evening.

From The42 Explainer: Here's all you need to know about tomorrow's Champions League draw Drawn Out

Explainer: Here's all you need to know about tomorrow's Champions League draw

Explaining the new format, and recalling the clubs still in contention. With added Europa League content.

From The42 Solskjaer says Man Utd aiming for maximum points to reach Champions League Euro Vision

Solskjaer says Man Utd aiming for maximum points to reach Champions League

United travel to Villa Park tomorrow.

From The42 Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events Rules

Government announces quarantine exemptions for major English sporting events

Manchester City are due to host Real Madrid in the Champions League in August.

From The42 Uefa say no need for Champions League Plan B, despite fresh outbreak in Lisbon Plough On

Uefa say no need for Champions League Plan B, despite fresh outbreak in Lisbon

The competition is due to be run off from the last eight in the Portuguese city.

From The42 Late drama leaves Champions League-chasing Leicester frustrated Denied

Late drama leaves Champions League-chasing Leicester frustrated

Ben Chilwell’s brilliant strike put the visitors ahead at the start of stoppage time.

From The42 Pep Guardiola: 'Facing Madrid away from Etihad is no Real problem' Crunch Tie

Pep Guardiola: 'Facing Madrid away from Etihad is no Real problem'

UEFA confirmed the fixture will now take place on August 7 or 8, but the venue remains unknown.

From The42 Here's how Uefa will conclude the Champions League and Europa League Best Laid Plans

Here's how Uefa will conclude the Champions League and Europa League

All the detail you need to know about Uefa’s re-jigged plans to finish their competitions.

From The42 Champions League to be concluded over 11 days in Lisbon Blitz

Champions League to be concluded over 11 days in Lisbon

The competition is set to be finished in a ‘Final Eight’ format, to be held in Portugal at the end of August.

From The42 Condensed Champions League could be played to a finish in Lisbon Champions League

Condensed Champions League could be played to a finish in Lisbon

The competition could be completed as single-leg ties from the last eight stage onwards.

From The42 When will Liverpool be champions? And who will be facing the drop? Talking Points

When will Liverpool be champions? And who will be facing the drop?

The Premier League is set to return on 17 June and there is still a host of issues to be resolved.

From The42 Quiz: How many of these Champions League winners can you identify? Euro Stars

Quiz: How many of these Champions League winners can you identify?

With no final to look forward to this weekend, test your knowledge of these former victors instead.

From The42 Uefa chief hopes Champions League will finish by 'end of August' European Matters

Uefa chief hopes Champions League will finish by 'end of August'

Meanwhile, the Serie A season finish has been pushed back to 20 August – with the new campaign to begin on 1 September.

From The42 Champions League and Europa League spots could be allocated through play-offs European Business

Champions League and Europa League spots could be allocated through play-offs

Competitions which cannot restart at all must provide “legitimate” grounds for doing so, Uefa says.

From The42 Champions League game escalated spread of Covid-19, says mayor of worst-hit Italian city Claim

Champions League game escalated spread of Covid-19, says mayor of worst-hit Italian city

Bergamo Mayor Giorgio Gori was speaking about the clash between Atalanta and Valencia.

From The42 Vertonghen's family robbed at knifepoint while he was on duty with Tottenham Ordeal

Vertonghen's family robbed at knifepoint while he was on duty with Tottenham

The incident occurred while Vertonghen was in Germany for Tuesday’s game against RB Leipzig.

From The42 Uefa postpone next week's Champions League and Europa League games Off

Uefa postpone next week's Champions League and Europa League games

The European governing body have made the call as football shuts down across the world.

From The42 Man City's Champions League clash with Real Madrid postponed Cancel Culture

Man City's Champions League clash with Real Madrid postponed

Juventus’ clash with Lyon has also been called off.

From The42 'Bad loser' Klopp takes swipe at Atletico tactics Parked Bus

'Bad loser' Klopp takes swipe at Atletico tactics

The Liverpool boss was frustrated with Atletico’s approach as they relinquished their crown at Anfield.

From The42 This night at Anfield will be one that Liverpool players will always look back on with the worst kind of regret Left Behind

This night at Anfield will be one that Liverpool players will always look back on with the worst kind of regret

For so much of this clash, despite their clear superiority, Jurgen Klopp’s players seemed to be infiltrated by an anger at the way in which their opponents set out to frustrate them.

From The42 Extra-time collapse ends Liverpool's Champions League defence The Crown Slips

Extra-time collapse ends Liverpool's Champions League defence

Jurgen Klopp’s side are out of the Champions League, beaten 3-2 after extra-time by Atletico Madrid.

From The42 Neymar inspires PSG as they end Champions League pain to beat Dortmund Inspired

Neymar inspires PSG as they end Champions League pain to beat Dortmund

With the clash at Parc des Princes played behind closed doors amid fears over the spread of coronavirus, PSG overturned a 2-1 opening-leg deficit to progress to the last eight for the first time since 2016.

From The42 As it happened: Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid, Champions League last-16 second leg Blog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid, Champions League last-16 second leg

A dramatic, extra-time thriller ended Liverpool’s European Cup defence.

From The42 Atalanta's Ilicic produces a four-goal masterclass for historic victory in front of an empty Mestalla History Boys

Atalanta's Ilicic produces a four-goal masterclass for historic victory in front of an empty Mestalla

The Italians have reached the last eight of the Champions League for the first time.

From The42 No miracle for Tottenham as RB Leipzig dump Mourinho's sorry side out No Heroics

No miracle for Tottenham as RB Leipzig dump Mourinho's sorry side out

Defeat, on a back of a disappointing exit to Norwich in the FA Cup last week, leaves the Premier League club with no prospect of silverware this season.

From The42 Liverpool are ready for Atletico’s antics at Anfield – Jurgen Klopp Gamesmanship

Liverpool are ready for Atletico’s antics at Anfield – Jurgen Klopp

The La Liga side’s gamesmanship was a major talking point of the first leg in Madrid.

From The42 PSG and Dortmund will play Champions League clash behind closed doors on Wednesday Covid-19

PSG and Dortmund will play Champions League clash behind closed doors on Wednesday

The move comes after French authorities banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people.

From The42 Leipzig say clash with Spurs will go ahead despite government cancellation call Champions League

Leipzig say clash with Spurs will go ahead despite government cancellation call

The German health minister has called for the halting of all events involving more than 1,000 people until further notice.

From The42 Van Dijk slams 'negative' critics after latest Liverpool loss Heard Enough

Van Dijk slams 'negative' critics after latest Liverpool loss

The Dutch defender isn’t impressed with those who say his side will win ‘just’ the Premier League title this season.

From The42 The biggest crime of all would be Kevin De Bruyne being denied his place on this stage NO GIVING UP

The biggest crime of all would be Kevin De Bruyne being denied his place on this stage

As Manchester City stare down the barrel of a two-year ban, it seems as if Pep Guardiola’s men are intent on leaving in the most impressive manner possible.

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