Tag Archives: Champions League

Barcelona blow as Neymar wants new PSG contract… but future hinges on Champions League success this season

By | 17th January 2020

NEYMAR is reportedly prepared to sign a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, but the potential deal will depend on his team’s success in the Champions League this season. The news comes as a blow to Barcelona as the Brazilian was said to be closing in on a deal to return to Camp Nou. PSG are […]

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Champions League ‘to expand by four games per season’ as clubs close in on agreement that threatens EFL Cup

By | 16th January 2020

FOOTIE chiefs are close to adding four matches to the Champions League which could cause havoc for the domestic calendar, according to reports. Premier League clubs strongly oppose the rule changes – to come into play from 2024 – which would threaten to EFL Cup’s existence. The Times reports that the European Clubs’ Association (ECA) […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo DIDN’T make Uefa Team of the Year – but body ‘CHANGED formation to include him’ ahead of N’Golo Kante

By | 15th January 2020

UEFA big wigs have denied changing their team of the year formation to make room for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar received less fan votes in the ‘forwards’ category than Sadio Mane, Robert Lewandowski and bitter rival Lionel Messi which angered the governing body. So in order to squeeze the 34-year-old in, Uefa reportedly changed […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo DIDN’T make Uefa Team of the Year – but body ‘CHANGED formation to include him’ ahead of N’Golo Kante

By | 15th January 2020

UEFA big wigs have denied changing their team of the year formation to make room for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar received less fan votes in the ‘forwards’ category than Sadio Mane, Robert Lewandowski and bitter rival Lionel Messi which angered the governing body. So in order to squeeze the 34-year-old in, Uefa reportedly changed […]

Benfica XI of former stars would fight for Champions League after selling £408million worth of talent last decade

By | 14th January 2020

BENFICA’S business model of buy low, sell high has delivered domestic success but the £408million worth of talent leaving the club could have deprived them of greater glory. A stunning array of star players have passed through the Lisbon club‘s doors with the past decade in particular showcasing their eye for a gem. An impressive […]

ITV in talks to buy Champions League rights back from BT Sport in huge win for fans

By | 12th January 2020

ITV are in talks to buy a section of Champions League rights from BT Sport. It would mean fans can watch games back on terrestrial TV for the first time since 2015. According to the Times, the broadcaster was disappointed at being left empty-handed with rights after the latest round of bidding for games starting […]

Wayne Rooney gets assist on Derby debut as eldest son Kai goes wild in the stands after Marriot pokes home

By | 2nd January 2020

WAYNE ROONEY got an assist on his Derby County debut – and sent eldest son Kai wild in the stands. The England and Manchester United legend delivered an excellent cross from a free-kick for striker Jack Marriot to poke home. Rooney, captaining the Rams, joined the celebrations with his team-mates as they took the lead […]

Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2019: Hysteria at Anfield and in Amsterdam | Barney Ronay

By | 25th December 2019

No one gave Liverpool or Tottenham a chance of overhauling Barcelona and Ajax before a magical 24 hours of footballLiverpool v Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday night. Ajax v Tottenham in Amsterdam on the Wednesday. I was there. Or at least, I think I wa…

The fitness secrets that help Cristiano Ronaldo leap 8ft 5ins in the air for stunning header for Juventus vs Sampdoria

By | 19th December 2019

LAST night Cristiano Ronaldo defied gravity, jumping 8ft 5ins off the ground to score a stunning header for Juventus against Sampdoria. What made the goal even more impressive was the hang-time he got in his leap, drawing comparisons with NBA legend Michael Jordan. And last season, the Portuguese superstar was heralded for an incredible overhead […]

Chelsea owner Abramovich gave all players a ‘double bubble’ £50,000 bonus after beating Arsenal in 2004 CL quarter-final

By | 18th December 2019

ROMAN ABRAMOVICH paid Chelsea players £50,000 in cash after a Champions League win. The Premier League club have continually denied owner Abramovich had come up with money on the spot after their European win over Arsenal in 2004. But one of the stars involved in the 2-1 win at Highbury has finally explained what really […]