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Di Maria: Van Gaal to blame for my Man United struggles

Angel di Maria believes "complications" with manager Louis van Gaal was the reason behind his failed stint at Manchester United The Red Devils signed Di...

Drogba pays tribute to the retiring Cech

Didier Drogba has paid tribute to his former Chelsea team-mate Petr Cech following his announcement he will retire at the end of this season Drogba,...

Chiellini: Ronaldo has made Juventus Champions League contenders

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini believes Cristiano Ronaldo can make his "dream" of winning the Champions League come true after coming so close in recent...

Choupo-Moting: PSG in for a tough time against Man United

Paris Saint-Germain forward Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting accepts that Manchester United have changed and expects a challenge in next month's Champions League clash Interim coach Ole Gunnar...

Cavani: Solskjaer has brought a ‘change of energy’ to Man United

Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani accepts Manchester United have turned things around under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of next month's Champions League clash Thomas Tuchel's...

Muller suspended for Bayern Munich’s clash with Liverpool

UEFA have handed Thomas Muller a two-match suspension in the Champions League, which rules him out of Bayern Munich's last-16 clash with Liverpool The European...

Kane: Spurs must bring home the silverware this season

Tottenham striker Harry Kane believes it's time for them to end their wait for a trophy and called on his teammates to "step it...

Mourinho attacks Sir Alex Ferguson’s achievements

During the very first interview made after being sacked by Manchester United, Jose Mourinho came back with a vengeance against Sir Alex Ferguson. In a...

Tottenham to continue playing at Wembley

Tottenham have announced they will continue to play all their home fixtures at Wembley for February after further delays in the construction of their...

Robben: Getting Liverpool was the worst possible draw for Bayern Munich

Arjen Robben admits Bayern Munich couldn't have been more unlucky in getting drawn to face Liverpool in the Champions League Niko Kovac's side will meet...

Opinion: Vinicius Junior is ready to start at Real Madrid

Despite the loss against Real Sociedad on Sunday at the Bernabeu, Real Madrid did take a positive from the match: Vinicius Junior's performance. Now that...

Blaise Matuidi eyes European glory for Juventus & France

French midfielder Blaise Matuidi wants to win the Champions League at Juventus and then help the national team win Euro 2020 The 31-year-old has enjoyed...

Paratici: Champions League is the aim for Juventus in 2019

Fabio Paratici outlined Juventus' objective for 2019 after being named Sporting Director of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai The Bianconeri secured...

Cannavaro: Napoli need Messi to beat Juventus for the Serie A

Napoli's only hope of ending Juventus' dominance in the Serie A is by signing Lionel Messi, says former defender Fabio Cannavaro Carlo Ancelotti's side already...

Ronaldo swears to do the “impossible” at Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to do the "impossible" and deliver Juventus a first Champions League title since 1996 The Bianconeri have enjoyed great success over...

Iniesta hopes to see Barcelona win a sixth Champions League title...

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta believes the club deserve another Champions League crown, despite the stiff competition Ernesto Valverde's side emerged as Group B winners with...

Atletico Madrid hopeful Diego Costa will return for Juventus clash

Atletico Madrid have released a positive update on Diego Costa's recovery from injury as he bids to return in time for their Champions League...

Zvonimir Boban: Ronaldo has made Juventus “15%” stronger

AC Milan legend Zvonimir Boban believes Cristiano Ronaldo has made Juventus "15%" stronger and that they are the clear Champions League favourites The Bianconeri ended...

Julio Cesar: Messi save was my greatest one

Former Inter Milan goalkeeper Julio Cesar recalled the moment of his remarkable save against Lionel Messi in 2010 Under Jose Mourinho, Inter were drawn against...

Buffon insists there is no competition with Areola at PSG

Gianluigi Buffon denies that there is any rivalry at Paris Saint-Germain with fellow goalkeeper Alphonse Areola this season The 40-year-old has had his minutes in...

Buffon: Mbappe & Neymar have the same pedigree as Ronaldo

Paris Saint-Germain forwards Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are in the same class as Cristiano Ronaldo, says Gianluigi Buffon The Italian goalkeeper missed out on the...

Sneijder: Now’s a great time for Ajax to face Real Madrid

Dutch legend Wesley Sneijder believes the young Ajax team cannot be underestimated against Real Madrid De Godenzonen have been drawn to face reigning champions Real...

Ten Hag: Ajax should look further than Real Madrid

Ajax manager Erik ten Hag believes his side should be thinking about winning the Champions League instead of being content with just competing De Godenzonen...

Andre Onana: “Ajax can go toe to toe with Real Madrid”

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana believes the experience of losing the Europa League final to Manchester United in 2017 was a valuable lesson Under the now...

Lopes thinks Lyon can defeat Barcelona in 2019

Lyon's goalkeeper Anthony Lopes, spoke about his new year's resolution and placed beating FC Barcelona in the at the top of his list. The year 2019 will...

Florentino’s hopeful Christmas message from Real Madrid

Alongside all his football players from the Real Madrid premises, president Florentino Perez sent a hopeful Christmas message to the fans. The year 2018 is...

Ivan Rakitic wins UCL’s best goal of the group stages

Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic's brilliant volley against Tottenham has been voted the best goal of the Champions League group stages The Croatian midfielder scored at...

Kylian Mbappé reveals the player he admires the most

On his 20th birthday, Kylian Mbappé offered an interview in which he revealed which historic player is the quintessential role model in his career. French...

Torres thinks Juventus should be afraid of Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid legend Fernando Torres, spoke openly about the upcoming Champions League match between Juventus and his former club. We can't really deny that one of the...

Neymar reveals he has overcome his injury at PSG

Brazilian star Neymar, offered an interview to PSG about the current state of the club, his injury recovery process, and the Champions League rivals. Now that almost...

Thiago Silva: PSG must not underestimate Man United

Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva warned his teammates that Manchester United are always "dangerous" ahead of their Champions League showdown next year Following Sunday's 3-1...

Hamann: Liverpool favourites to beat Bayern Munich

Dietmar Hamann has labelled Bayern Munich the "underdogs" ahead of their last-16 tie in the Champions League against Liverpool The two sides were drawn to...

Buffon is not after the Champions League anymore

Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, told the press that his dream of someday winning the Champions League is long gone from his targets. In the life of Gianluigi...

Juninho believes Lyon can eliminate FC Barcelona

Former Lyon star Juninho Pernambucano, is convinced that FC Barcelona could actually lose against this version of the French squad. As FC Barcelona faces another massive test...

Neuer says Liverpool is “Vulnerable,” Robben disagrees

Robben, who is leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season, described their upcoming Champions League draw against Liverpool as an "epic match." Bayern...

De Ligt would rather “Play with Ziyech at Ajax” than with...

De Ligt claims he would rather play with his Ajax teammates than with arguably the two greatest football players to have ever lived. Matthijs de...

Barcelona boss says Lyon is a difficult Champions League opponent

Barcelona will visit Lyon February 19 before hosting the second leg at Camp Nou a month later. FC Barcelona will play Lyon in their Champions...

Opinion: Atletico Madrid should be afraid of Ronaldo

We give you our take on the crossing between Atletico Madrid and Juventus, and why the Colchoneros should be very afraid of Cristiano Ronaldo. With...

Confirmed: Champions League last 16 draw

Real Madrid will continue the defence of their Champions League when they face Dutch giants Ajax in the last 16 of the Champions League. The highlight of the...

Alisson: Napoli save felt like the winning goal

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has described his sensational late save against Napoli in the Champions League as like a match-winning goal The Reds progressed to...

Hamann: Bayern Munich would struggle to beat Liverpool

Ex-Germany international Dietmar Hamann doubts Bayern Munich would be able to beat Liverpool in the Champions League knockout stages Niko Kovac's side finished top of...

Carvajal defends “brave” Isco from Real Madrid fans

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal insists team-mate Isco will not hide away from his difficulties at the club The Spain international has struggled to establish...

Pochettino jokes that Spurs chairman is worried he’ll lose him

Spurs boss Pochettino has been linked to clubs like Manchester United and Real Madrid since arriving at Tottenham in 2014. Mauricio Pochettino joked that Tottenham...

Muller apologises to Tagliafico for kicking his head

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller wrote Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico a public apology after his challenge in Wednesday's 3-3 thriller in the Champions League The Germany...

Juan Mata frustrated with Man United’s “painful” defeat at Valencia

Juan Mata was to rue Manchester United‘s missed opportunity at winning Group G following their 2-1 defeat to Valencia on Wednesday night Manager Jose Mourinho...

Vinicius Junior: “Real Madrid will keep working to improve”

Vinicius Junior believes Real Madrid were not clinical in front of goal in their shocking 3-0 Champions League home defeat to CSKA Moscow The 18-year-old...

Dybala: “Juventus failed to take their chances”

Paulo Dybala was left frustrated with Juventus' 2-1 defeat at BSC Young Boys, despite winning Group H anyway The Argentine striker scored a consolation goal...

Neuer: “Bayern Munich should have scored more goals”

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer believes they had the chances to end the game before the last explosive end to their 3-3 Champions League...

Lewandowski unhappy with Bayern Munich’s 3-3 draw against Ajax

Robert Lewandowski wasn't satisfied with what he saw from Bayern Munich's thrilling 3-3 draw against Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday The Polish striker...

De Jong on PSG move: “I haven’t made a decision yet”

Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong claims to not have come to any decision over his future yet, amid strong interest from some of the...

Vitoria: Benfica have no motivation issues

Benfica manager Rui Vitoria believes his men proved their desire by defeating AEK Athens on Wednesday night to bolster their hopes of entering the Europa...

Kovac enjoyed Bayern Munich’s 3-3 thriller with Ajax

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac described their sensational 3-3 draw with Ajax on Wednesday night as an advertisement for football The Bavarians played out a...

Leroy Sane reveals the secret behind his stunning free-kick

Leroy Sane was delighted with himself after scoring the first free-kick of his career in Manchester City's 2-1 win over Hoffenheim in the Champions...

Marcelo: Isco rejected Real Madrid captain’s armband

Real Madrid defender Marcelo revealed that Isco turned down the opportunity to skipper the side in their disastrous 3-0 home defeat to CSKA Moscow In...

Cristiano Ronaldo excited for UCL knockout stage, trusts his “Potential”

Ronaldo hit the post in Juve's 2-1 shocking loss against Young Boys but is excited the Italian club is moving forward to the Champions...

Fekir’s goal secures Lyon’s UCL knockout stage ticket, praises teammates

The French forward's goal confirmed Lyon's progression to the UCL elimination stages alongside Group F leaders Manchester City. Nabil Fekir praised his "heroic" team-mates after...

Mourinho not surprised “At all” that Valencia beat Manchester United

Jose Mourinho says he didn't learn anything from Manchester United's 2-1 Champions League loss to Valencia. Manchester United boss Mourinho told reporters he was not...

Lewandowski upset at Bayern performance despite leading UCL group

The Polish international scored two goals in the 3-3 Champions League thriller between Bayern Munich and Ajax but says he and his teammates can...

Manchester United starting XI spots up for grabs, says Jose Mourinho

Mourinho's Manchester United lost 2-1 against Valencia in their last Champions League group stage match. Jose Mourinho told reporters that there are many starting eleven...

Pep Guardiola calls Phil Foden’s UCL performance “Incredible”

Phil Foden played the entire Champions League match against Hoffenheim despite not seeing any action in the Premier League yet. Pep Guardiola branded Phil Foden's...

Possible Champions League draw for English teams

With all English teams set to feature in the draw for the Champions League last 16, there is a huge possibility they could face some...

Isco and Bale crash with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu

With a painful 0-3 at the Santiago Bernabeu, both Isco and Gareth Bale offered a shameful display to the Bernabeu crowd. Isco and Gareth Bale...

CSKA Moscow hammer Madrid to complete historic double

Real Madrid suffered their biggest-ever home defeat in Europe after suffering a 3-0 loss to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. The Moscow based club followed in the footsteps...

Ancelotti: VAR would have sent Van Dijk off

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti believes that Virgil van Dijk deserved to be sent off for his first-half challenge in their Champions League defeat to...

Kane: Barcelona draw is one of Spurs’ greatest nights

Tottenham forward Harry Kane believes sealing their place in the Champions League knockout stages at Barcelona qualifies as one of the club's greatest nights Mauricio...

Buffon: Juventus are the strongest team in the Champions League

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon believes his old club are the team that nobody wants to meet in the Champions League this season The Bianconeri are...

Koulibaly: Europa League now the target for Napoli

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly announced that winning the Europa League is now a priority for them after their group stage exit from the Champions...

Miranda: “Everything’s easier when you’ve got Messi”

Barcelona defender Juan Miranda shared some advice Lionel Messi gave him before he made his Champions League debut against Tottenham on Tuesday The 18-year-old academy...

Glenn Hoddle congratulates Spurs on Champions League heroics

Former Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle was delighted with their 1-1 draw at Barcelona on Tuesday night Lucas Moura's 85th-minute equaliser at Camp Nou handed Spurs...

Berbatov: Pogba has nothing to prove at Man United

A world champion like Paul Pogba doesn't need to prove anything to anyone, says former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov The French midfielder was left...

Icardi: Inter Milan deserved a last-16 spot

Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi was disappointed their efforts in the Champions League went unawarded after their group stage exit on Tuesday The Argentine striker...

Thiago Silva: I was scared PSG wouldn’t reach last-16

Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva revealed he feared that qualification to the Champions League knockout stages was out of their reach The Ligue 1 leaders...

Solari hopes to see Marcelo back for Real Madrid soon

Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari hopes to welcome back Marcelo soon as he continues to recover from his latest injury setback The Brazilian full-back has...

Guerreiro: Ronaldo still the best Portuguese scorer

Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro expects his status as the top Portuguese scorer in this season's Champions League will not last long The 24-year-old defender, who...

Klopp confirms Alexander-Arnold injury blow

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed that defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has suffered a "painful" foot injury after their 1-0 win over Napoli The English full-back was...

Tedesco: Win proves Schalke deserves last-16 spot

Schalke 04 manager Domenico Tedesco believes they proved themselves after defeating Lokomotiv Moscow 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday night Alessandro Schopf's injury-time goal...

Solari: Real Madrid still aim to win everything

Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari revealed their aims for this season remain unchanged ahead of tonight's Champions League game against CSKA Moscow The Argentine has...

Henry: Dortmund are a great team

AS Monaco coach Thierry Henry praised Borussia Dortmund's preparation in Tuesday night's 2-0 Champions League defeat Raphael Guerreiro’s double was enough for Dortmund to claim...

Di Francesco remaining focused on Roma’s form

AS Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco is choosing to keep his focus on turning around the club's form rather than dwell of the speculation...

Gotze: “Dortmund winning Group A makes it that bit sweeter”

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze believes they deservedly won against AS Monaco on Tuesday night and hailed the significance of the result Lucien Favre's side...

Jan Oblak disappointed with Atletico Madrid draw

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak was left to lament their failure to beat Club Brugge after being pipped to top spot in Group A...

Allegri warns Juventus to take Young Boys seriously

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is wary of the threat that BSC Young Boys will provide them ahead of tonight's Champions League game The Bianconeri sealed...

Arjen Robben out for Bayern Munich’s trip to Ajax

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Arjen Robben is unavailable for their Champions League match at Ajax due to injury The Dutch winger has been reportedly...

Jose Mourinho defends Valencia from criticism

Ahead of Manchester United's trip to Valencia in the Champions League, manager Jose Mourinho defended the Spanis club from critics. Knowing that Manchester United have...

Fernandez shares more details about tardy Dembele

Barcelona's former technical secretary, Robert Fernandez, spoke in detail about Ousmane Dembele being tardy and his performance. The talk of the day for FC Barcelona...

Mbappé praises both of his attacking teammates of PSG

French wonder kid Kylian Mbappé was gracious even in a day when PSG won the match mostly thanks to him, he praised his teammates. We already...

Barcelona ties Bayern’s record of undefeated home games in UCL

The Catalan squad equaled Bayern Munich's record of 29 consecutive home games without losing in the Champions League. Barcelona's 1-1 draw with Tottenham extended their...

Inter coach says his team lost control against PSV due to...

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti says his team was unable to remain calm, cool, and collected in their Champions League match against PSV. Inter Milan's 1-1...

Barcelona boss explains why Messi played against Spurs after all

Even though Barcelona was already through to the next round, Valverde subbed Messi into a squad full of bench players already winning the game. Following...

Klopp: “If I’d known how good [Alisson] was, I’d have paid...

Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson, who signed in the summer for £67 million, made a jaw-dropping stop to keep Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik from scoring in injury...

Valverde happy with Dembele’s goal, dodges disciplinary questions

Barcelona boss praised Dembele for scoring a goal in their UCL draw with Tottenham. Ernesto Valverde expects Ousmane Dembele to continue producing great performances for...

Van Dijk calls Alisson “Fantastic goalkeeper” following epic save

The Liverpool star defender spoke wonders of his goalkeeper Alisson but urged his teammates to remain focused. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk praised Alisson's "fantastic"...

PSG manager Tuchel hails player’s efforts in Belgrade

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel praised his team's efforts after Paris Saint-Germain qualified to the Champions League knockout stages. Paris St. Germain topped Group C after...

Allegri confirms Ronaldo will play against Young Boys

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri will field a star-studded team in hopes of topping Group H. Juventus will play Young Boys on Wednesday and hope to...

Simeone isn’t worried about the Champions League draw

After not being able to get past a goalless draw against Brugge, Simeone is not worried about Atletico's fate in the Champions League draw. It...

Valencia midfielder “p***ed off” at Fellaini’s goal despite handball

Marouane Fellaini's late effort in the first group match between Valencia and Manchester United is still creating controversy.Despite a handball by Fellaini in the...

Ancelotti apologizes to Napoli fans for UCL elimination

Before the match, Ancelotti stated that they "would be a******s" if they didn't qualify to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Napoli boss Carlo...

Jurgen Klopp praises Liverpool’s performance against Napoli

Liverpool boss says no other team has given Napoli as much trouble this season as they did. Jurgen Klopp is proud of his squad's Champions...

Ferdinand hails Van Dijk as Liverpool’s best ever

From the mouth of Rio Ferdinand himself, Virgil Van Dijk is recognized as Liverpool's best defender in the Premier League's history. We are sure that...

Pochettino says Spurs deserve ticket to UCL knockout stages

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says his team and Barcelona were the best teams in Group B of the Champions League, and that both deserved...

Mendieta says Solari needs to keep faith in Vinicius

The 18-year-old will feature today at Los Merengues attack, as the team takes on Leganes in the Copa del Rey tournament. Real Madrid and Leganes...