Barca need a point at home to Juve to seal top spot, but a defeat could see Juve jump above them (as long as they better the result from Barca’s 2-0 win at Juve in October). Dynamo Kiev and Ferencvaros square off for third place with both teams on one point after their 2-2 draw in Hungary earlier in the group stage. … [Read more...] about Champions League: Who can reach last 16?
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It took Giroud just eight minutes to find the back of the net after some incisive build-up play from Kai Havertz. He scored his second goal via a chip in the 55th minute after a Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic link up created a chance for him. … [Read more...] about Chelsea Forward Makes History, Becomes Oldest Player to Score Champions League Hat-trick
United knew a point would be enough to secure a place in the last 16 and they really should have wrapped the game up well before Marquinhos put PSG 2-1 up in the 69th minute and Fred received his marching orders a minute later. … [Read more...] about Champions League: Neymar’s brace powers Paris Saint-Germain to 3-1 win over Manchester United
Both sides now have seven points and Shakhtar has hold of the tiebreakers over Real due to the sweep. Real is home to Gladbach to close out the group stage, who opens the day with eight points but would be uncatchable if it picks up three points against Inter Milan at home. Inter opens the day with five points and hosts Shakhtar on the final day. … [Read more...] about Real Madrid loses again, putting Champions League record on the line
Uefa and the European Club Association are discussing a reshaping of the Champions League when the agreed global and European calendar is concluded in 2024, with the expectation this will result in an expanded format providing more lucrative matches and a bigger TV deal, mostly for the top clubs. A draft plan last year, which was reported and opposed by European leagues, was for a top division of 32 clubs, in a structure that envisaged 64 clubs in an expanded Europa League, and promotion and relegation between the two. … [Read more...] about European Premier League: talks held over lucrative breakaway competition