Tag: Champions League

Defending Champions League winner Bayern Munich begins its quest for back-to-back titles on Wednesday vs. Atletico Madrid. (Image: Getty)

Bayern Munich Begins Champions League Title Defense vs. Atletico Madrid

Bayern Munich begins its quest to win a seventh Champions League title on Wednesday when the German club takes on Atletico Madrid to begin the group stage. While Bayern should advance through to the knockout stages without much issue, they have drawn a fairly competitive group with Atletico, Red Bull […]

Lionel Messi (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo (center) will meet up in the group stage of the Champions League for the first time this season. (Image: Harold Cunningham/UEFA/Getty)

Champions League Draw: Juventus vs. Barcelona, Man Utd. vs. PSG in Group Stage

The Champions League draw almost always results in at least one group where two of Europe’s biggest powerhouses are thrown together. Thursday’s draw kept that tradition alive, giving soccer fans at least three different matchups worthy of a European final. Thursday’s Champions League draw placed the final 32 teams into […]

Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich face off against PSG in the Champions League final on Sunday. (Image: Getty)

Champions League Final: Bayern Munich Favored Over Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain has the opportunity to win its first Champions League final on Sunday, but will face off against an in-form Bayern Munich in Lisbon for the European title. Both teams dominated their respective Champions League semifinals, winning by identical 3-0 scores. Verratti: ‘The Most Important 90 Minutes of Our […]

Manchester City enters its Champions League quarterfinal as a prohibitive favorite against Lyon. (Image: Ricardo Nogueira/Eurasia Sport/Getty)

Champions League Favorite Man City Takes on Lyon in Quarterfinal

Manchester City enters the last Champions League quarterfinal on Saturday as a massive favorite over Lyon, though manager Pep Guardiola remains wary of the French side. The winner of Saturday’s match will take on Bayern Munich in the semifinals on Aug. 19. City Seeks Champions League Breakthrough City failed to […]

Kylian Mbappe (right) should be able to play for PSG in the club’s Champions League quarterfinal match against Atalanta on Wednesday. (Image: David Ramos/AP)

Champions League Quarterfinals: Atalanta Challenges European Powerhouse PSG

First-timers Atalanta will try to keep their incredible run alive as they battle French champions Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League quarterfinal match in Lisbon on Wednesday. The Champions League is concluding with single-elimination games in the Portuguese city after nearly five months off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Atalanta […]

Chelsea faces a three-goal deficit as it heads to Germany to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 clash. (Image: Clive Mason/Getty)

Champions League: Chelsea Faces Overwhelming Deficit vs. Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich holds a commanding 3-0 lead and will host the second leg of its Champions League matchup against Chelsea on Saturday. Chelsea will need at least three goals to have any chance of advancement, a tall order in Allianz Arena after the drubbing at Stamford Bridge in February. Bayern […]

Manchester City won its appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which overturned its two-year ban from European competitions. (Image: AFP/Getty)

Manchester City Wins Financial Fair Play Appeal, Avoids Champions League Ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned Manchester City’s European ban on Monday, a ruling that will allow the club to participate in the Champions League next season. City faced a two-year ban from all European competitions after the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) found the club guilty of violating […]

Manchester City enters the knockout stages as the top pick to win the Champions League title. (Image: Ina Fassbender/Getty)

Group Stage Complete, EPL Giants Emerge as Champions League Favorites

Manchester City and Liverpool have emerged as the favorites to win the Champions League, as all four English sides are still alive heading into the knockout rounds of the competition. FanDuel Sportsbook lists Man City as the +280 overall favorite to win the tournament, with Liverpool second choice at +500. […]

Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid are fighting for the second ticket out of Group D and into the Champions League knockout stages. (Image: Jorg Schuler/Getty)

Champions League: Final Round of 16 Spots Will Be Filled on Wednesday

The final qualifiers for the Champions League knockout rounds will be determined on Wednesday, when the last two positions in the Round of 16 are determined. While most of Wednesday’s matches will have minimal impact on the knockout stage bracket, both Group C and Group D still have one spot […]

Liverpool can advance to the Champions League knockout stages with a win or draw against Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday. (Image: PA)

Champions League: 10 Teams Playing for Six Knockout Stage Positions

Four of the eight Champions League groups will play their final matches on Tuesday, with 10 teams still fighting for six positions in the Round of 16. While Barcelona and RB Leipzig are assured of going through no matter the results on Tuesday, other European heavyweights like defending Champions League […]

Benfica celebrates during their victory over Turkish club Fenerbahce in the third qualifying round of the 2018-19 Champions League. (Image: AA)

Champions League: 12 Clubs Battle for Final Six Spots in Playoff Round

The last six slots into the Champions League group stage will be determined over the next two weeks, as 12 hopeful sides will face off in the tournaments playoff round, which starts Tuesday. While Europes biggest clubs have already been awarded their positions in the final 32, some famous teams […]