Chelsea won the Champions League for the second time Saturday, beating Manchester City 1-0 thanks to Kai Havertz's first-half goal as Pep Guardiola's overthinking proved costly again in the all-English final.
The Champions League provided an all-English final last season and Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool look well-equipped to go deep again this term while PSG and Lionel Messi will provide a stern test
Arsenal came close to signing Christopher Nkunku in January 2019 but instead loaned in Denis Suarez. The following summer saw Unai Emery prioritise Dani Ceballos over a £11 million deal for the Frenchman.
Ajax’ Champions League campaign got off to a stunning start on Wednesday evening with a 1-5 win over Portuguese club Sporting CP, including four goals for debutant Sébastien Haller. Haller signed for Ajax from West Ham for a club record fee of €22.5m last winter but was left off the list for European competition due to an administrative error. Steven Berghuis, who moved to Ajax this season from arch rivals Feyenoord, scored the fifth. Match report and highlights Ajax next...
Osaka: Lee Seung-mo’s close range strike took Pohang Steelers into the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the first time in seven years as Kim Gi-dong’s side handed Cerezo Osaka a 1-0 defeat at Nagai Stadium on Wednesday evening.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pohang Steelers and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors both won Wednesday to give South Korea three teams in the quarterfinals of the Asian Champions League. Pohang, going for a record fourth continental championship, advanced with a 1-0 win at Japanese club Cerezo Osaka.
Two-time champions Jeonbuk Motors needed a penalty shootout to see off BG Pathum United in Jeonju on Wednesday and advance to the quarter-finals of the Asian Champions League as fellow South Koreans Pohang Steelers beat Cerezo Osaka to also progress.
VILLARREAL, Spain (AP) — Villarreal was frustrated by Atalanta in its return to the Champions League after a 10-year absence, being held to a 2-2 draw at the start of the group stage on Tuesday. The Europa League champions rallied to take the lead in the second half but conceded late to fall short of an opening home win.