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Nearly 2,000 Liverpool fans to sue UEFA over Champions League fiasco

LONDON: More than 1,700 Liverpool fans who allege they were injured or suffered psychological trauma as a result of the crowd chaos at this year’s Champions League final in Paris are to sue UEFA, lawyers said on Friday. European football governing body UEFA is facing group action following the showpiece match between Liverpool and Real […]

Champions League: Manchester City, Real Madrid, PSG register wins; Chelsea held

PARIS: Erling Haaland scored an acrobatic late winner against his old club as Manchester City beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while there were hard-earned victories for Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Meanwhile, Chelsea were held by Red Bull Salzburg in their first match under new head coach Graham Potter, […]

Rangers defy UEFA with rendition of ‘God Save the King’ ahead of Champions League game

GLASGOW: Scottish club Rangers defied UEFA on Wednesday by playing Britain’s national anthem ahead of their Champions League match against Napoli as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth after her death last week. Rangers, Manchester City and Chelsea had requested to be able to play the anthem before their Wednesday evening matches but European […]

Tottenham must show they deserve Champions League spot, says Conte

Tottenham Hotspur must show they belong in Europe’s elite club competition following a late collapse against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League, manager Antonio Conte said on Thursday. Spurs, who played in the Europa Conference League last season, conceded twice late on in a 2-0 defeat by the Portuguese side on Tuesday. “I think we […]

Bayern defence braces for return of Barca’s Lewandowski to Munich

MUNICH (Germany): Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann will decide only shortly before the game which central defenders will face Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski as he returns to Munich for their Champions League Group C match on Tuesday. The Poland forward, who scored 344 goals for Bayern in 375 games during his eight years at the […]

Klopp seeks Liverpool reaction against Ajax even as injuries mount

Liverpool have identified their shortcomings from their Champions League loss to Napoli and must find consistency in their performances again if they are to beat Ajax Amsterdam in their second group game, manager Juergen Klopp said on Monday. Klopp said the 4-1 loss at Napoli last week was the “worst game we played since I […]

Champions League: Rampant Haaland set to show Dortmund what they are missing

MANCHESTER: Borussia Dortmund know only too well of Erling Haaland’s ability to destroy defences in the Champions League, but the German giants may die by the sword they previously lived by when they visit Manchester City on Wednesday. Haaland blossomed into one of the world’s most feared strikers during two-and-a-half years in Germany, scoring 86 […]

Conte’s Tottenham ‘clear favourites’, says Sporting coach

LISBON: Antonio Conte’s Tottenham are “clear favourites” in this week’s Champions League Group D match, Sporting coach Ruben Amorim said on Monday on the eve of their game in Portugal. “Tottenham are the clear favourites in the group. They are a team that have one of the best attacks in the world with a winning […]