Top European clubs facing losses of up to £3.5BILLION due to financial implications of coronavirus – even if competitions are completed

17 May

Top European clubs could be set to lose a staggering £3.5BILLION due to the financial devastation caused by coronavirus – even if the major domestic leagues and competitions are completed. The figure was mooted following a meeting of stakeholders within the game last week, and it is believed that if competitions are not finished the […]

How will Champions League places be confirmed for next season? Qualification could be decided by points per game if coronavirus cancels domestic leagues

23 Apr

European qualification is expected to be determined on sporting merit if coronavirus forces domestic leagues to be cancelled without the 2019/20 season completed. A possible points-per-game system will be used by UEFA to decide which clubs will be playing in the Champions League and Europa League next term, which means on-field performance up to the […]

UEFA could ditch VAR in Champions League and Europa League matches when football returns due to social distancing rules

22 Apr

VAR could be scrapped from Champions League and Europa League matches when football returns, reports claim. The coronavirus pandemic has forced UEFA to suspend matches indefinitely with most parts of Europe in lockdown. European football’s governing body brought the two competitions to a halt when the Champions League last-16 ties and the first legs of […]

UEFA opens door to domestic league and cup competitions being cancelled in ‘special cases’ due to coronavirus pandemic

21 Apr

Domestic leagues and cup competitions could be cancelled in ‘special cases’ due to the coronavirus pandemic, UEFA has announced. European football’s governing body gathered for a conference call on Tuesday to discuss ‘a variety of calendar options’ to complete the 2019-20 season. UEFA had previously warned that domestic leagues cancelling their seasons prematurely risked their […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

LASK vs Manchester United live stream: How to watch Europa League clash for free – kick-off time, TV Channel and team news

12 Mar

LASK and Manchester United will face off behind closed doors in their Europa League clash tonight. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are in Austria for their Round of 16 first-leg tie. The game will be held in an empty Linzer Stadion due to the coronavirus outbreak. United reached this round by smashing Club Brugge last month […]

Manchester United will reimburse fans who bought tickets for LASK fixture to tune of £350 each

12 Mar

Manchester United will reimburse travelling fans £245k in total following news that Thursday’s Europa League clash at LASK will be played behind closed doors. The last 16 match is being contested without fans due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has officially been called a pandemic. The deadly disease has infected more than 125,000 people worldwide, […]

Big opportunity for Tahith Chong and Axel Tuanzebe to return – How a much-changed Manchester United side can beat LASK in Europa League

12 Mar

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to shuffle his pack for the first leg of their Europe League round of 16 clash against LASK on Thursday evening – a game which is LIVE on talkSPORT. The game in Linz will be played behind closed doors, owing to the global coronavirus outbreak. United head […]

Police probing allegation of racist abuse and assault by Manchester United security staff at Old Trafford

10 Mar

Manchester United have confirmed they are cooperating fully with an investigation into alleged racist abuse and assault by security personnel at Old Trafford. Reports emerged on Monday claiming a member of staff working for Arc, which provides catering and cleaning services, was abused by employees of Controlled Solutions Group ahead of February’s Europa League encounter […]

Coronavirus: Champions League and Europa League ‘to be SUSPENDED by UEFA after round-of-16 matches’ due to COVID-19

10 Mar

The Champions League and Europa League may be suspended after the round-of-16 fixtures are played due to the coronavirus outbreak. Europe’s two continental club competitions have round-of-16 matches taking place this and next week, with some ties already confirmed to be played behind closed doors. And, according to reports in Spain, UEFA will make the […]

Copenhagen striker Michael Santos charged over alleged assault of police officer during wild celebrations against Celtic

28 Feb

Copenhagen striker Michael Santos has been charged with an alleged assault on a police officer during the scenes of wild celebrations as they dumped Celtic out the Europa League. Television cameras captured the moment Santos, who opened the scoring, ran to celebrate with the travelling fans at Parkhead after Pep Biel fired Copenhagen 2-1 in […]

Perry Groves slams Arsenal for ‘unacceptable complacency’ and names NINE players who must be sold this summer after shock Europa League exit

28 Feb

Former Arsenal star Perry Groves has slammed the current Gunners squad for their ‘lack of desire and hunger to win’ after their shock Europa League exit. And he believes there are as many as NINE players the club must sell this summer to back Mikel Arteta’s rebuild at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal have failed to […]

Arsenal have ‘only got themselves to blame’ for Europa League exit – Martin Keown and John Hartson blast efforts of players

28 Feb

Martin Keown has blasted Arsenal’s commitment in their shock Europa League defeat against Olympiakos. Arsenal’s bid for European glory is over for another season as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to the Greek side, going out of the competition on away goals. The Gunners had seemingly done all the hard work by winning […]

Martin Keown says ‘experienced players cost Arsenal’ and criticises Mikel Arteta for Martinelli mistake after shock Europa League exit

28 Feb

Martin Keown has slammed Arsenal’s ‘unprofessional’ performance as they crashed out of the Europa League with an extra-time defeat to Olympiakos on Thursday night. The Gunners legend has told talkSPORT ‘experienced players cost Arsenal’ in the vital moments, while he also criticised manager Mikel Arteta after an embarrassing night at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal were […]

Manchester United to face Lukaku, Sanchez and Young in Europa League final? Inter and Red Devils backed to face off in Gdansk showpiece

28 Feb

It could be a meeting of old friends and old rivals at this season’s Europa League final. The Gdansk showpiece, scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, is being strongly backed to feature both Manchester United and Internazionale of Milan after the two sides qualified for the tournament’s round-of-16. There are 17 teams remaining in the competition […]

Watch former Chelsea and Tottenham defender Jason Cundy’s hilarious reaction to Arsenal getting knocked out of the Europa League

28 Feb

Sports Bar host Jason Cundy tried his best to stay impartial when Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League… not. Nope, quite the opposite, in fact. The former Chelsea and Tottenham defender just couldn’t contain his excitement and pleasure as he watched the Gunners suffer an embarrassing exit at the hands of Olympiakos on Thursday […]

Europa League draw LIVE: Coverage from Nyon and updates as Man United, Rangers and Wolves learn last 16 opponents

28 Feb

This season’s Europa League has reached the round of 16 stage and the remaining teams have now found out their opponents. Wolves, Manchester United and Rangers are all still in the competition but two other British sides, Arsenal and Celtic, crashed out this week. European big guns Inter Milan, Roma, Sevilla and Bayer Leverkusen have […]

‘Celtic have shamed Scottish football, Rangers embarrassed them’ – Jason Cundy slams Bhoys after shock Europa League exit

28 Feb

Celtic were branded a ‘shame on Scottish football’ after their shock Europa League exit at the hands of Copenhagen. Despite heading into the match as favourites to reach the last 16 – having scored a vital away goal in last week’s first leg to secure a 1-1 draw – the Hoops were stunned at Parkhead. […]

Paul Scholes compares Bruno Fernandes to Eric Cantona and Wayne Rooney and says star has ‘made Manchester United watchable’

28 Feb

Paul Scholes has compared Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United legends Eric Cantona and Wayne Rooney, saying the January signing has ‘brought life’ back into the Red Devils team. Fernandes has had a huge impact at Old Trafford since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon, with two goals and two assists in five games for his new […]

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cannot believe he missed the chance to score for Arsenal in Europa League defeat to Olympiakos

28 Feb

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appeared close to tears as he left the Emirates pitch on Thursday night, having been inches from keeping Arsenal’s Europa League dream alive. The striker, who had scored a wonderful goal in stoppage time against Olympiakos, then uncharacteristically missed a sitter. “I feel very bad but that can happen,” he told BT Sport […]