Champions League power rankings: Who moves up and down after first week of action?

Champions League power rankings: Who moves up and down after first week of action?

Champions League power rankings: Who moves up and down after first week of action? | The Independent Sport > Football > European There were opening defeats for Liverpool and Chelsea while PSG bested Real Madrid – how do this week’s Champions League results affect our rankings? The Champions League has returned, with the first 16 […]

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Liverpool 'keen on Napoli star' who helped beat them in Champions League

Liverpool ‘keen on Napoli star’ who helped beat them in Champions League

Liverpool have been linked with Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz after he helped consign them to defeat in their Champions League opener. European champions Liverpool began the defence of their title with a 2-0 defeat away to Napoli , who sealed the points thanks to a controversial Dries Mertens penalty and a goal from Fernando Llorente. […]

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Champions League 2019/20 predictions: Winner, top scorer, breakout star, surprise package and more

Champions League 2019/20 predictions: Winner, top scorer, breakout star, surprise package and more

The world’s premier club competition returns this week with the Champions League back with a bang with a full slate of games featuring the very best 32 teams Europe has to offer. Liverpool begin the defence of their crown against Napoli, with a potential final in Istanbul sure to get the romantics and nostalgics excited. But […]

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PSG chief Leonardo makes Neymar admission following goalscoring return

PSG chief Leonardo makes Neymar admission following goalscoring return

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has admitted that Neymar’s situation at the club has yet to be completely resolved, despite the forward’s goalscoring return to action. The Brazil star made his first appearance of the season for the French champions on Saturday and scored an overhead kick in stoppage time give his side a 1-0 […]

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Philippe Coutinho makes unlikely comment about Liverpool as he talks up Bayern Munich

Philippe Coutinho makes unlikely comment about Liverpool as he talks up Bayern Munich

Philippe Coutinho has claimed Bayern Munich is “more familiar” than Liverpool . Coutinho completed a summer switch from Barcelona to the German club on a loan deal with an option to buy and has quickly settled in with Niko Kovac’s side. He was linked with a return to Liverpool, although some reports in the past […]

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Barcelona issue Lionel Messi injury update ahead of Champions League opener

Barcelona issue Lionel Messi injury update ahead of Champions League opener

Barcelona have confirmed Lionel Messi is fit to play in their Champions League opener with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. The Spanish champions have been without their star man for all four of their domestic fixtures so far this season. Messi has been ruled out of action with a calf injury he sustained in pre-season shortly […]

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UEFA release definitive guide on how to pronounce players' names - and you've been getting a lot wrong

UEFA release definitive guide on how to pronounce players’ names – and you’ve been getting a lot wrong

With the Champions League returning to our screens and stadiums across the continent on Tuesday, UEFA have released a handy guide to help us all with our pronunciations. While some teams are very easy to pronounce (we’re looking at you, Genk) others can prove more tricky. Did you know, for example, the Atletico in Atletico […]

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Lionel Messi: Barcelona star returns to training ahead of Champions League clash with Dortmund

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star returns to training ahead of Champions League clash with Dortmund

Barcelona have been handed a huge boost ahead of their Champions League opener against Borussia Dortmund, with Lionel Messi being named in their 22-man squad that will travel to Germany.  The Argentine suffered a calf injury and was initially expected to return after a few weeks, but the knock has been tougher to recover from […]

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Paco Alcacer blasts Barcelona chiefs ahead of Champions League reunion with former club

Paco Alcacer blasts Barcelona chiefs ahead of Champions League reunion with former club

Paco Alcacer has claimed he was treated badly by many people at Barcelona ahead of his reunion with the La Liga club . The Borussia Dortmund forward will come up against his former club when Lucien Favre’s side start their Champions League campaign on Tuesday. Alcacer, 26, failed to make an impact in his two […]

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Manuel Neuer responds to Marc-Andre ter Stegen amid growing Germany tension

Manuel Neuer responds to Marc-Andre ter Stegen amid growing Germany tension

Manuel Neuer has offered some advice to Marc-Andre ter Stegen following his comments on the Germany goalkeeper situation. Ter Stegen was left frustrated during the international break after being left out of Die Mannschaft’s lineup for the matches against Holland and Northern Ireland. The Barcelona stopper has been named as one of the three best […]

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