Category Archives: Champions League

Can Pep Guardiola Win Manchester City the Champions League?

Despite being the most successful English team of the last decade, Manchester City seem unable to achieve European success. Between 2010 and 2019, the Citizens lifted more domestic silverware than any other club, claiming a total of 16 trophies, as per Manchester City’s official website.   However, under the likes of Manuel Pellegrini, Pep Guardiola, and Roberto Mancini, a Champions League trophy has yet to be added to the collection. So, is the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager the…
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Champions League: fixtures, preview and predictions

The Champions League returns on August 7 and 8, with the remaining round of 16 ties scheduled to be played to a conclusion. The winners of those four matches will join the four teams who have already booked their places in the quarter-finals. The format of the final phase of the competition has been revised with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final all now set to be staged as one-off ties in Portugal. Favourites in Pole Position to Progress Manchester City…
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Details on the 2019-20 Champions League finish

UEFA have confirmed the details on how the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League will be completed. The competition had been three-quarters of the way through the round of 16 prior to the coronavirus disruption by mid-March, causing football to be suspended around Europe (with the exception of Belarus). Manchester City are the current bookmakers’ favourites to win the trophy for the first time in their history, with odds as high as 3/1, as per oddsfactory.co.uk. Pep Guardiola’s side are followed directly…
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UEFA Champions League matchday 4 preview: Premier League giants look to take one step into knockout rounds

It’s been relatively smooth sailing for the majority of the Premier League clubs in the UEFA Champions League so far, even though a few hiccups have threatened last season’s finalists Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on occasions. Spurs, in particular, are reeling from their recent struggles in the league. They’re stuck in 11th place in the Premier League, failing to win matches and at rock-bottom in terms of confidence.  So a trip to Belgrade to take on the daunting FK Crvena…
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UEFA Champions League Draw: PSG, Real Madrid clash in feisty group stages

The UEFA Champions League draw took place earlier today, with the UEFA awards also being distributed at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. However, the centre of attention were the groups being seeded and the gigantic group A which includes European goliaths Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. The two infamously met in the Round of 16 encounter two years ago, when Madrid recorded a relatively easy win to destroy the European dreams for the Parisians. Club Brugge and Galatasaray complete the grou.. UEFA…
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Champions League Final: Tottenham and Liverpool eager to snap trophy drought

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool face a date with destiny on June 1 as they meet in Madrid in the final of the Champions League. Both sides have qualified for next season’s competition via their league position, but each will be eager to end the current campaign by claiming the prestigious trophy. The match is also hugely important for the respective managers, with neither Mauricio Pochettino or Jurgen Klopp winning any silverware during their time in the English game. Read on…
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Champions League and Europa League set for exciting last eight showdowns

Europe’s top clubs are gearing up for the quarter-finals of the continent’s two major knockout tournaments. The Champions League and Europa League are both down to the last eight teams and there are some mouth-watering ties scheduled to take place during April. Read on as we assess who will make it through to the semi-finals in both competitions. Big guns fancied to progress to the last four in the Champions League Manchester United versus Barcelona is undoubtedly the standout tie…
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Will we still be in Europe come May?

Will we still be in Europe come May? That is the question uppermost in the minds of Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United fans. By 29 March 2019, the nation’s fate in Europe may still be up in the air, but we will know for sure if the four English clubs that are competing in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League have all progressed in to the last eight ties that will be played in April.…
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A look at the Champions League second round draw: Who are the favourites now?

The second round draw for this season’s Champions League has taken place today. As always, a number of mouth-watering ties have been drawn up among the 16 qualifiers from the Group Stage. Here’s a look at how the draw went: Schalke 04 v Manchester City Manchester City are the competition’s favourites with their odds now down to 11/4 with reputable bookmaker Ladbrokes following the draw. Pep Guardiola’s side will fancy an easy tie versus Schalke 04 who are currently in the…
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