Champions League Soccer Competitions Headlines

  • Soccer: Bayern snatch win with late penalty but Cologne foiled by VAR

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Robert Lewandowski converted a 90th-minute penalty as runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich hit back to beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 on Saturday while bottom club Cologne were denied a rare win by a video replay.

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  • Soccer: Klopp welcomes selection woes at fully-fit Liverpool

    (Reuters) - Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is relishing the chance to select his best players for every match as the club boast a fully-fit squad ahead of crucial fixtures in the Premier League and Champions League.

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  • Soccer: Arsenal boss Wenger confident of seeing out contract

    (Reuters) - Long-serving Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful of seeing out his current two-year contract at the Premier League club amid speculation about his future.

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  • Soccer: Mkhitaryan backs Arsenal to win Europa League

    (Reuters) - Arsenal have the potential to win the Europa League, midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan said after their 3-0 win at Ostersunds in the first leg of their last 32 tie on Thursday.

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  • Napoli lose at home, Arsenal and Milan win away in Europa League

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Napoli went down 3-1 at home to RB Leipzig, Arsenal and AC Milan enjoyed comfortable away wins, and Borussia Dortmund's Michy Batshuayi scored twice to secure a 3-2 victory in Europa League last 32, first leg action on Thursday.

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  • Neymar's father hits out at son's critics after CL defeat

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Neymar's father spoke out at what he called the "vultures" circling his son on Thursday, in an apparent reference to criticism of the Paris St Germain striker's less than stellar performance in the previous night's loss to Real Madrid.

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  • Nice's Balotelli upstaged by Fernandes treble for Lokomotiv

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Nice striker Mario Balotelli scored twice in the first half hour only to be upstaged by a Manuel Fernandes hat-trick as Lokomotiv Moscow hit back to win 3-2 in a pulsating Europa League, last 32 first-leg tie on Thursday.

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  • Soccer: Premier League clubs back on the march in Europe

    LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool's 5-0 victory in Porto on Wednesday and Manchester City's 4-0 stroll alongside the Rhine in Basel 24 hours earlier were a Premier League show of force that reverberated across Europe.

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  • Soccer: Emery‚Äôs selection backfires but PSG still confident

    PARIS (Reuters) - Unai Emery's decision to start with Giovani Lo Celso in front of the defence in Paris St Germain's 3-1 Champions League defeat at Real Madrid backfired badly, but the coach remained confident his side would qualify for the last eight.

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  • Soccer: 'Grown up' Tottenham have learned to fight back, says Eriksen

    (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has instilled a fighting spirit within the side that helps them overcome deficits rather than capitulate, playmaker Christian Eriksen has said.

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  • Soccer: Zidane strikes back to win tactical battle with PSG

    MADRID (Reuters) - Zinedine Zidane has been questioned for his failure to repeat Real Madrid's magnificent feats of last season but the Frenchman showed he still knows how to manage a big game as his side beat Paris St Germain 3-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League.

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  • Soccer: Reds thrive in orange once more as Liverpool run riot in Porto

    (Reuters) - Liverpool's ruthless form in their third kit continued in Wednesday's 5-0 Champions League win at Porto as the Merseyside club notched their fifth win in six while donning the bright orange strip, scoring a staggering 24 goals in the process.

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  • Low-cost Asensio upstages Neymar and Mbappe in Real win

    MADRID (Reuters) - Paris St Germain spent 400 million euros ($498 million) on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe last year but it was Real Madrid's bargain signing Marco Asensio who stole the show when Real beat the Parisians 3-1 in Wednesday's showcase Champions League last-16 first leg.

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  • Mane bursts back into life with first Liverpool hat-trick

    PORTO (Reuters) - After a few relatively subdued performances, Liverpool forward Sadio Mane burst back into life on Wednesday with his first hat-trick for the club.

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  • Ronaldo double helps Real to 3-1 win over PSG

    MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Paris St Germain 3-1 on Wednesday, with the holders roaring back to life in the Champions League last-16 first leg tie after a dismal domestic campaign.

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  • Five-star Liverpool thrash Porto with Mane hat-trick

    PORTO (Reuters) - Sadio Mane grabbed a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah scored with a mesmerising piece of ball-juggling as Liverpool demolished Porto 5-0 away with an irresistible attacking display in their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Wednesday.

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  • Soccer: Low-cost Asensio upstages Neymar and Mbappe in Real win

    MADRID (Reuters) - Paris St Germain spent 400 million euros ($498 million) on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe last year but it was Real Madrid's bargain signing Marco Asensio who stole the show when Real beat the Parisians 3-1 in Wednesday's showcase Champions League last-16 first leg.

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  • Soccer: Man City won't ease up against Basel, says Kompany

    LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City will not take their foot of the gas against Basel despite winning the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie 4-0 in Switzerland on Tuesday, according to club captain Vincent Kompany.

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