Champions League: Depleted Real Madrid Pip Atalanta


 219  Ferland Mendy put Real Madrid within touching distance of the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday with the late strike that sank 10-man Atalanta 1-0 in Bergamo. The French left-back’s curling effort came four minutes from time in a last 16, first leg clash in which the hosts had to play a man down for […]

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Champions League: Lewandoski Leads Bayern Munich Past Lazio


 253  Holders Bayern Munich brushed off their recent poor domestic form to throw down a Champions League marker with an emphatic 4-1 win at Lazio in Tuesday’s last 16, first leg. Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern an early lead before 17-year-old Jamal Musiala scored his first Champions League goal on only his fourth appearance in Europe. […]

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UCL: Giroud On Target As Chelsea Stun Atletico Madrid


 301  A spectacular Olivier Giroud overhead kick gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg in Bucharest. The French striker broke the deadlock in the 68th minute with an outrageous bicycle kick which was flagged offside but eventually given following a lengthy VAR review as the ball had […]

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UCL: Porto Stun Juventus In Portugal


 175  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 […]

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UCL: Haaland On Target As Dortmund Pip Sevilla


 38  Erling Braut Haaland produced another deadly display of finishing with a first-half brace as Borussia Dortmund came from behind to beat Sevilla 3-2 in Spain in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday. Suso’s deflected strike gave last season’s Europa League winners an early lead behind closed doors at the […]

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UCL: Liverpool Beat Leipzig To Earn First Leg Advantage


 218  Liverpool seized the initiative against RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with a comfortable 2-0 win in Budapest on Tuesday. Clinical strikes from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the space of five minutes early in the second half, both courtesy of dreadful defensive errors, were decisive and […]

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Mbappe Runs Riot As PSG Spank Sorry Barcelona


 282  By Taiwo Ibrahim Kylian Mbappe once again showed his class by scoring a hat-trick to help PSG to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Barcelona at Nou Camp. Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Barcelona with a contentious penalty before Kylian Mbappe restored parity for the visitors to end the first half 1-1. Barcelona capitulated […]

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Lewandoski On Target as Bayern Beat Al-Ahly To Book World Club Cup Final Spot


 299  Robert Lewandowski says Bayern Munich are eager to claim their sixth title in a year after advancing to the Club World Cup final as his goals sealed a 2-0 victory over African champions Al Ahly in Monday’s semifinal. The European champions face Tigres in the final on Thursday after the Mexican club saw off […]

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Champions League: Neymar Set For Barcelona Return, Chelsea To Face Atletico Madrid


 2,882  Barcelona will face Paris St Germain and former striker Neymar while title holders Bayern Munich are up against Italy’s Lazio in the last 16 of the Champions League after Uefa’s draw was held on Monday. The clash of Lionel Messi and Barca with last year’s runners-up PSG is a repeat of their remarkable meeting […]

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Champions League: Benzema Leads Real Madrid Into Round Of 16, Inter Hit Rock Bottom


 562  By Taiwo Ibrahim Real Madrid recorded a comfortable 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach to qualify for the Uefa Champions League last 16. The most successful team in the competition needed a win to avoid an embarrassing first round exit. Karim Benzema rose up to the occasion to score a brace which sent them through […]

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