Champions League: Ronaldo returns to lead routine Real Madrid win

Champions League: Ronaldo returns to lead routine Real Madrid win

Cristiano Ronaldo wasted no time in showing Real Madrid what they have been missing during his five-game domestic suspension, by scoring twice as the holders began their Champions League defence with a routine 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday. Ronaldo, banned for pushing a referee after being sent off in the first leg of […] ...
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UEFA Champions League tables

UEFA Champions League tables

UEFA Champions League tables after Tuesday’s opening games in Groups A-D (played, won, drawn, lost, for, against, points): Group A Manchester United   1 1 0 0 3 0 3 CSKA Moscow         1 1 0 0 2 1 3 Benfica             1 0 0 1 1 2 0...
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Champions League: Rampant Chelsea hit Qarabag for six

Champions League: Rampant Chelsea hit Qarabag for six

Chelsea made a swaggering start to their Champions League challenge as memorable strikes from Pedro and Davide Zappacosta inspired a 6-0 rout of Qarabag on Tuesday. Antonio Conte’s side were in businesslike mood against the minnows from Azerbaijan, with ...
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[UPDATED] Champions League: Man Utd beat Basel 3-0

[UPDATED] Champions League: Man Utd beat Basel 3-0

Substitute Marouane Fellaini proved an unlikely source of inspiration as Manchester United comfortably defeated Basel 3-0 on their return to the Champions League on Tuesday. Fellaini, a replacement for the injured Paul Pogba, gave United a 35th-minute lead at ...
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Champions League: Stand-in Man United skipper Pogba limps off

Champions League: Stand-in Man United skipper Pogba limps off

Paul Pogba’s first game as Manchester United captain lasted just 18 minutes as he was forced off by an apparent hamstring injury in Tuesday’s Champions League opener against Basel. With Antonio Valencia dropping to the bench, Pogba inherited the ca...
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Leipzig relishing Champions League debut

Leipzig relishing Champions League debut

Just eight years after starting life in the local leagues, RB Leipzig will enhance their rags to riches tale on Wednesday by hosting Monaco on the German club’s Champions League debut. Backed by energy drinks giant Red Bull, who bought the licence of a f...
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Champions League: Dembele handed first Barca start against Juventus

French starlet Ousmane Dembele was handed his first Barcelona start by Ernesto Valverde for the Catalans’ Champions League opener at home to Juventus on Tuesday. Dembele joined Barca in an initial 105 million euro ($126 million) deal that could rise as h...
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Champions League: Pochettino urges Tottenham to make fast start

Champions League: Pochettino urges Tottenham to make fast start

Mauricio Pochettino has warned his Tottenham Hotspur stars that they must make a fast start to their Champions League campaign or risk another early exit. Pochettino’s side failed to make it past the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition l...
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Champions League: Rampant Man City ready to march on Feyenoord

Champions League: Rampant Man City ready to march on Feyenoord

Pep Guardiola’s rampant Manchester City will be keen to keep the momentum going as they open the hunt for Champions League glory against a diminished Feyenoord in Rotterdam on Wednesday. After mauling Liverpool 5-0 in the Premier League on Saturday, City...
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PSG duo ruled out of Champions League opener

PSG duo ruled out of Champions League opener

Paris Saint-Germain forwards Javier Pastore and Angel Di Maria have been ruled out of the French club’s Champions League opener at Celtic on Tuesday with injuries. Celtic striker Moussa Dembele will also miss out, with manager Brendan Rodgers saying Mond...
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