Coronavirus: UEFA SUSPEND Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs indefinitely

1 Apr

UEFA’s executive committee has announced all competitions will remain postponed until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. European football’s governing body confirmed the news on Wednesday afternoon following a meeting with its 55 member associations to discuss strategy in the wake of the global health crisis. Deadlines related to the 2020/21 UEFA club competitions […]

FIVE English clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester United, hit with UEFA fines over recent matches

31 Mar

European football’s governing body, UEFA, has fined Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Wolves relating to incidents in their most recent European outings. Liverpool, who won the Champions League last season, have been fined £2,881 (€3,250) for setting off fireworks ahead of their round-of-16 second leg clash at home to Atletico Madrid on March […]

Peter Schmeichel EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United icon says he’s never been ‘so nervous’ than final moments of incredible 1999 Champions League triumph

26 Mar

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel says he has ‘never been so nervous’ in his life than the final moments of the 1999 Champions League final. The increbible match remains forever etched into the memory of football fans far and wide. Mario Basler opened the scoring for Bayern after just six minutes and that looked like […]

Coronavirus: Atalanta vs Valencia Champions League clash was a ‘biological bomb’ and ‘infected 40,000 fans’, claims Bergamo mayor

25 Mar

Bergamo mayor Giorgio Gori claims a Champions League match between Atalanta and Valencia in Italy ‘infected 40,000 fans’ in attendance. Atalanta hosted Valencia at Inter Milan’s San Siro last month as their 21,000-capacity home ground in Bergamo, Italy was deemed too small. The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 400,000 people worldwide, including over 19,000 […]

Chelsea legend John Terry completes ‘stay at home challenge’ with Champions League trophy and hilarious full-kit reference

20 Mar

John Terry has delivered potentially the best ‘stay at home challenge’ yet. With football suspended due to coronavirus, footballers around the world have been doing tricks with toilet roll to pass the time. There have been various different takes on the challenge – most just do keepy-uppies, while Felipe Melo’s bog roll felt the full […]

When will the Champions League resume? Coronavirus Q&A on what we know – no news for Man City and Chelsea ‘until further notice’

20 Mar

The 2019/20 Champions League is in limbo as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause major headaches for the sporting world. Europe’s elite competition is midway through the Round of 16 but has now been halted amid the ongoing issues surrounding the virus. With football at a standstill, UEFA are trying to work out how to […]

Coronavirus: UEFA postpones Euro 2020 until 2021, decisions to be made on Champions League and Europa League

17 Mar

This summer’s European Championships have been delayed for a year, the Norwegian football federation announced on Tuesday.. Euro 2020 was due to begin on June 12 for one month, but the decision has been made to postpone the finals due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on the sporting calendar. The tournament, which […]

Coronavirus: UEFA drawing up plans to complete Champions League and Europa League in a ‘final four’ format in one city over four-day period

15 Mar

The Champions League and Europa League could be decided by a ‘final four’ knockout tournament hosted in a single city. UEFA postponed next week’s round-of-16 fixtures in both European club competitions due to the coronavirus pandemic. European football’s governing body will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the future of both competitions, as […]

Coronavirus in sport: All the events cancelled or postponed including Premier League, Euro 2020, Olympics, The Open, Wimbledon and Anthony Joshua fight

13 Mar

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the worldwide sporting calendar. The Football Association, the Premier League, the English Football League, FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have all called a halt to the action. Meanwhile, England’s cricket team cut short their tour of Sri Lanka, while the year’s first golf major, […]

UEFA postpones next week’s Champions League and Europa League fixtures due to coronavirus pandemic

13 Mar

UEFA has decided to postpone next week’s Champions League and Europa League fixtures due to the coronavirus pandemic. The governing body will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the future of both competitions, as well as this summer’s European Championship. Getty Images – Getty A statement read: “In the light of developments due […]

Jason Cundy laughs at Liverpool and Adrian as goalkeeper’s blunder knocks Jurgen Klopp’s side out the Champions League

12 Mar

Jason Cundy was perhaps EVERY neutral fan as he reacted with glee to Liverpool being dumped out the Champions League by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night. As we saw last week when Arsenal crashed out the Europa League, former Chelsea defender Cundy struggles to remain impartial on air when he’s watching his rival clubs play. […]

Man City’s Champions League second leg against Real Madrid postponed amid coronavirus threat

12 Mar

Manchester City’s Champions League second leg match against Real Madrid has been postponed amid the increasing threat of coronavirus around the world. The decision was made by both clubs in conjunction with UEFA following confirmation that players from Real Madrid will self-isolate for fifteen days. This came after it emerged that a player from Real […]

Piers Morgan mocks Michael Owen after former Liverpool striker slams Diego Simeone – ‘Spare me all this masterclass nonsense’

12 Mar

Michael Owen has rubbished suggestions Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone pulled off a managerial masterclass against Liverpool. The LaLiga giants secured a 3-2 win over the Reds at Anfield to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday. Jurgen Klopp’s side recorded 34 shots, with 11 hitting the target, as Georginio Wijnaldum’s header took the […]

Liverpool season a DISAPPOINTMENT after Champions League failure, says Jason Cundy – ‘All they have done is equal Leicester and Blackburn’

12 Mar

Jason Cundy claims Liverpool’s season has gone from remarkable to a huge disappointment after their hopes of winning back-to-back Champions Leagues were shattered by Atletico Madrid. The Reds have just the Premier League to focus on now after they crashed out of Europe with a 3-2 extra-time defeat at Anfield on Wednesday night, losing their […]

Ray Parlour slams Jurgen Klopp for being a sore loser – ‘Liverpool had their chances, Atletico Madrid got the job done’

12 Mar

Ray Parlour has criticised Jurgen Klopp for claiming Atletico Madrid’s don’t play ‘proper football’ after Liverpool were knocked out the Champions League by the Spanish side. It was a textbook smash-and-grab performance from Diego Simeone’s side, who scored three goals in extra-time to win 3-2 at Anfield, winning the round-of-16 tie 4-2 on aggregate. The […]

Jurgen Klopp refuses to blame Adrian for costly error in Liverpool’s Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid

12 Mar

Jurgen Klopp insists Adrian is NOT to blame for Liverpool’s Champions League exit to Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s men beat the Reds 3-2 at Anfield to knock the reigning European champions out of the competition on Wednesday, winning 4-2 on aggregate. The game swung when Adrian, who was filling in for the injured Alisson, scuffed […]

Jurgen Klopp complains Atletico Madrid don’t play ‘proper football’ after Liverpool’s dramatic Champions League exit at Anfield

12 Mar

Jurgen Klopp admitted he is a ‘really bad loser’ and complained Atletico Madrid don’t play ‘proper football’ after the Spanish club knocked Liverpool out of the Champions League. The Reds’ European title defence came to an end at Anfield on Wednesday night with a dramatic defeat after extra-time. Liverpool played well but came up against […]

Watch as ex-Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata throws wild punch at camera as he passionately celebrates win over Liverpool

12 Mar

Alvaro Morata let off some pent-up frustration after Atletico Madrid knocked Liverpool out of the Champions League on Wednesday night. Three goals in extra-time sent the Spanish club through to the quarter-finals after the Reds dominated for the whole night and briefly went ahead in the tie. That one meant A LOT to Alvaro Morata […]

Neymar and entire Paris Saint-Germain team mock Erling Haaland after dumping Borussia Dortmund out of Champions League

11 Mar

Neymar and his Paris Saint-Germain teammates mocked Erling Haaland after beating Borussia Dortmund to advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The French champions, who entered the last-16 second leg trailing 2-1, won 2-0 in an empty stadium in Paris to send the German side crashing out. Dortmund’s teen sensation Haaland scored twice in […]

Watch as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp denies Diego Simeone handshake amid coronavirus pandemic, jokes with elbow bump instead

11 Mar

Jurgen Klopp opted against shaking Diego Simeone’s hand prior to their teams’ Champions League second leg on Wednesday night. Despite the current coronavirus pandemic, the Atletico Madrid manager offered his hand to the Liverpool boss, who turned him down and instead went for a jokey elbow bump. Diego Simeone goes to shake Jurgen Klopp’s hand […]

Watch as Jurgen Klopp RAGES at Liverpool fans who try to get high-fives before Atletico Madrid clash amid coronavirus pandemic

11 Mar

Jurgen Klopp vented his fury at Liverpool fans who tried to high-five him and his players before the Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid at Anfield. Players have been advised to reduce social interaction with supporters amid the spread of coronavirus, which was declared a pandemic on Wednesday. The Reds released a statement before the […]

Closed doors? Thousands of Paris Saint-Germain fans create fiery atmosphere to greet team ahead of Dortmund clash despite coronavirus fears

11 Mar

Paris Saint-Germain supporters may not be allowed in the stadium tonight – but they still turned up in their thousands to give the team an incredible welcome ahead of the Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund. The coronavirus pandemic means the likes of Neymar and Jadon Sancho will do battle behind closed doors on Wednesday […]