UEFA Champions League

Ronaldo was signed by Juve to win the Champions League. He’ll need to deliver in second leg vs. Atletico

21/02/2019

Cristiano Ronaldo’s manita gesture went unnoticed on TV in Italy. Subtle and off-camera, the moralising was instead dedicated to Diego Simeone’s celebration of the testicular fortitude Atletico showed in opening the scoring at the Wanda Metropolitano. When journalist Gianluca Di Marzio asked Simeone to explain what some adjudged to be inappropriate and disrespectful behaviour toward […]

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Ronaldo taunts Atletico Madrid: ‘I have five Champions Leagues and Atletico has zero’

21/02/2019

The FC crew answer your tweets on the repercussions if Juventus are knocked out of the UCL by Atleti, the video replays used by VAR and more. Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo left the Wanda Metropolitano […]

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Manchester United’s FA Cup draw makes Man City reschedule more complicated – sources

21/02/2019

Manchester City’s quest for the quadruple continues on Sunday at Wembley as Pep Guardiola’s side take on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final. Despite victory, Pep Guardiola does not believe his Manchester City side are ready to fight for Champions League honours. 10-man Manchester City left Germany with a 3-2 victory over Schalke, while Atletico […]

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Man City fan in critical condition following Champions League game against Schalke

21/02/2019

Despite victory, Pep Guardiola does not believe his Manchester City side are ready to fight for Champions League honours. 10-man Manchester City left Germany with a 3-2 victory over Schalke, while Atletico Madrid took down fancied Juventus at the Wanda Metropolitano. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Manchester City showed another facet of their game by […]

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Champions League best XI: Mbappe and Son plus Sane lead top performers

21/02/2019

The Champions League’s best performers from this week. We’re halfway through the Champions League round of 16, but who were the stars of the first leg ties? Here’s the best XI from the eight games so far. Goalkeeper – Anthony Lopes (Lyon) Barcelona rained in 25 shots on the Lyon goal but found Lopes in […]

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Atletico Madrid ready to suffer in Turin in return leg against Juventus – Diego Simeone

21/02/2019

Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said his team had “shown their balls” in beating Juventus 2-0 in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg, while predicting they would still have to suffer in the return […]

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Atletico spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Madrid Juve’s UCL hopes

21/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe credits Atletico Madrid for showing their mental strength by overcoming the reversed decisions made by VAR. Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ MADRID — “I’ve got five Champions Leagues, you have none,” was Cristiano Ronaldo’s icy response […]

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Wild Champions League Wednesday The VAR effect vintage Atletico fortunate Man City

21/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe credits Atletico Madrid for showing their mental strength by overcoming the reversed decisions made by VAR. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Manchester City showed another facet of their game by coming from behind in a gritty contest against Schalke. Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw […]

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Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus – Football Match Report – February 20, 2019

20/02/2019

Late goals by central defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin earned Atletico Madrid a 2-0 victory over Juventus in their Champions League round-of-32 first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano, amid more video assistant referee (VAR) controversy. The tie saw losers of four of the past five finals face off, with both sides renowned for their […]

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Juve's Khedira out for a month due to heart condition

20/02/2019

Atletico Madrid Juventus BT Sport 3 12:00 PM UTC Leg 1 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats Feb 20 (Reuters) – Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be on the sidelines for a month after having treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat, the Serie A leaders said on […]

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Atletico boss Simeone explains explicit gesture It took balls to include Costa, Morata

20/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe credits Atletico Madrid for showing their mental strength by overcoming the reversed decisions made by VAR. Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone said it “took balls” for him to include Diego Costa […]

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Sadio Mane’s house burgled while playing for Liverpool vs. Bayern in Champions League

20/02/2019

180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for. Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at […]

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Manchester City ‘still not ready to fight for the latter stages’ of Champions League – Pep Guardiola

20/02/2019

Despite victory, Pep Guardiola does not believe his Manchester City side are ready to fight for Champions League honours. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Manchester City showed another facet of their game by coming from behind in a gritty contest against Schalke. Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City are still not ready to compete for the […]

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VAR in focus in Wednesday Champions League action

20/02/2019

VAR was a dominant storyline in each of Wednesday’s Champions League games. After a fairly inauspicious first three matchdays in the Champions League’s round of 16, the video assistant referee (VAR) took centre stage on Wednesday, as Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus and Schalke 04 vs. Manchester City saw no fewer than five match-changing decisions as […]

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Bayern fight and scrap to earn an edge vs. Liverpool but need a change of focus in Munich

20/02/2019

Thanks to the much-maligned aways goal rule in European football, many consider a 0-0 draw in the first leg of a knock-out tie a good result for the home team. But after Tuesday night’s game at Anfield, Bayern Munich walked away by far the happier side. The German champions probably knew that a goalless draw […]

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Neymar to return to Brazil for treatment on broken foot Paris Saint-Germain confirm

20/02/2019

The crew weigh up Neymar’s level after he fell outside the top 10 in ESPN Brazil’s poll of greatest post-Pele players for the Selecao. ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno explains why he believes Neymar may come to regret not maximizing his talent for both club and country. France legend Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to talk […]

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David Silva and Man City attack show their resiliency in comeback win at Schalke

20/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Manchester City showed another facet of their game by coming from behind in a gritty contest against Schalke. GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany — Manchester City snatched a 3-2 victory in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg at Schalke thanks to late goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling. City were ahead through […]

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David Silva and Man City attack show their resilience in comeback win at Schalke

20/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Manchester City showed another facet of their game by coming from behind in a gritty contest against Schalke. GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany — Manchester City snatched a 3-2 victory in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg at Schalke thanks to late goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling. City were ahead through […]

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Schalke 04 vs. Manchester City – Football Match Report – February 20, 2019

20/02/2019

Late goals from Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling gave Manchester City a 3-2 win at Schalke 04 in their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday that put the English side in the driving seat. Substitute Sane scored against his former club with a sensational free kick in the 86th after Nabil Bentaleb […]

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Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool-Bayern Munich draw: Not our dream result

20/02/2019

Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. LIVERPOOL, England — Jurgen Klopp accepts that Bayern Munich will be the team most satisfied after Liverpool were held to a goalless […]

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