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Tag Archives: Champions League

Can stale Champions League group stage be revived? – Only solution is to reintroduce straight knockout system, with no seedings

PARIS, Dec 4, (AFP): The Champions League group stage, which reaches its conclusion this week, has once again largely served to emphasise the gulf between Europe’s haves and have-nots. As a reminder, here are just a few of the scores from the competition this season: Maribor 0 Liverpool 7; Paris …

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Aubameyang fires Dortmund into CL – Hamburg survive

BERLIN, May 20, (AFP): Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-3 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday to finish as the Bundesliga’s top-scorer and seal his side’s direct Champions League place on a dramatic final day of the season. Aubameyang finished with 31 goals, one more than Bayern Munich’s …

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Real, Juve, Leicester into CL last 16 – Monaco knock Hotspurs out as Leverkusen advance

GENEVA, Nov 23, (AP): The first 12-goal game in 25 Champions League seasons took the spotlight from Real Madrid and Juventus advancing to the Round of 16 on Tuesday. It ended Borussia Dortmund 8, Legia Warsaw 4 — beating the Champions League’s previous best set by Monaco’s 8-3 win over …

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Zidane frustrated as Real draw again in Dortmund – Lyon fuming over Spanish police show of force

DORTMUND, Germany, Sept 28, (Agencies): Zinedine Zidane admitted he was frustrated at Real Madrid’s third straight draw after Andre Schuerrle’s late equaliser ensured a 2-2 stalemate at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday. Real’s serene run since Zidane took charge in January has hit a minor slump in the …

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West Ham shred Man United top four hopes – Violence, drama

LONDON, May 11, (AFP): Manchester United endured a pre-match bus attack and post-match demoralisation as their Champions League hopes were harpooned by a 3-2 defeat at West Ham United. After United’s bus was pelted with missiles en route to the ground, they came from behind to lead 2-1 as Anthony …

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Club America retain CL title

MEXICO CITY, April 28, (AFP): Mexican giants Club America clinched back-to-back CONCACAF Champions League crowns on Wednesday after coming from behind to beat fellow Liga MX side Tigres 2-1, sealing a 4-1 aggregate victory. America had been heavy favorites to retain their continental crown and seal their place in this …

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Slumping Barca must bounce back: Enrique – Bayern ready to take next step in CL with Pep

MADRID, April 14, (Agencies): Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted his side are suffering a slump in form after a third defeat in four games saw them dumped out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid. Antoine Griezmann struck twice for Atletico in a 2-0 win Wednesday to seal their passage …

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Man City Europe breakthrough shows Pellegrini still punching – PSG exit underlines limitations of Blanc and Ibra

MANCHESTER, April 13, (Agencies): Manchester City’s Champions League quarter-final success over Paris Saint-Germain demonstrated that reports of the team’s demise under Manuel Pellegrini have been greatly exaggerated. Pellegrini has been cast as a dead man walking ever since the announcement on Feb 1 that Pep Guardiola will succeed him as …

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‘Chelsea can still finish in top 4’ – Arsenal have right vibe to lift title: Wenger

LONDON, Jan 4, (RTRS): Chelsea still have a chance of finishing in the Premier League top four and securing Champions League football at the end of the season, interim manager Guus Hiddink has said. Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on Sunday to register their sixth league win of the season …

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