LONDON: Britain on Friday said it was willing to step in to host the Champions League football final, after the government placed Turkey on a coronavirus travel red list. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the UK was “very open to hosting the final round” of the competition, which is due to take place between English … Read more UK open to hosting Champions League final due to Turkey travel ban | Football News – Times of India
Goals from Chelsea’s Timo Werner and Mason Mount sealed a 2-0 victory that ousted Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate. Chelsea’s decision to fire a club legend suddenly doesn’t seem so callous after all. While Frank Lampard’s name has hardly been forgotten by the Chelsea fans — there were chants outside Stamford Bridge before kickoff on … Read more Champions League | Chelsea beats Madrid to set up all-English final vs Man City
City won 2-0 to eliminate last season’s finalists 4-1 on aggregate. By the time Riyad Mahrez completed the counterattack that sealed Manchester City’s spot in a first Champions League final, it looked so effortless overcoming a Paris Saint-Germain lineup that lost its cool and composure. “Then they lost their nerve and started to kick us … Read more Man City ousts PSG to reach first Champions League final
A rested line-up faces a tired team with its back to the wall after losing the Champions League semifinal first leg 2-1. According to the tournament’s history books, Paris Saint-Germain has only a 7% chance of reaching its second straight final in a competition it’s desperate to win. Manchester City, meanwhile, is odds-on to reach … Read more Champions League: Rested City welcomes a tired PSG
By Tony Evans Things can get explosive when Manchester United and Liverpool face off. The relationship between English football’s biggest clubs has often been troubled on and off the pitch. When they come together as partners, the impact has been even more sensational and far-reaching. The latest manifestation of this unholy alliance came last week … Read more The failed Super League has left Manchester United and Liverpool longing for their days as bitter enemies
There will be no goal clips, lineup announcements, banter between clubs or even title celebrations. Four days of silence across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by football leagues, clubs and players in England began on Friday in a protest against racist abuse that has been adopted more widely. Such is the anger across the game, it … Read more Why clubs & athletes are boycotting social media
Reuters Photo MADRID: Real Madrid‘s Karim Benzema scored an acrobatic goal to cancel out an earlier strike from Chelsea‘s Christian Pulisic as Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg ended 1-1 to keep the tie delicately balanced. Chelsea made a bright start in heavy rain at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium and deservedly went ahead when … Read more Real Madrid and Chelsea draw 1-1 in Champions League semi-final first leg | Football News – Times of India
After struggling with injuries during most of the year, Real Madrid received welcome news about the fitness of Toni Kroos and Eden Hazard ahead of its Champions League semifinal first leg on Tuesday when Chelsea comes visiting. Kroos got some much-needed rest while skipping the 13-time European champion’s last three matches. Hazard successfully returned to … Read more Champions League | Tuchel seeks to go one step further
By Rory Smith After all that, there is one thing we still do not know. What united these 12 disparate club owners behind a single, slapdash scheme like the Super League? They have, after all, spent much of the last decade quarreling among themselves. Their motivations, priorities and concerns are all quite different. They are, … Read more The Super League is gone. What now?
What was the idea behind the Super League? What lies ahead for European club football? The story so far: Last Sunday, 12 of Europe’s biggest clubs resolved to form The Super League, a multi-billion-dollar tournament to be largely played among a closed group of 20 teams. The move was championed by Manchester United, Manchester City, … Read more The Hindu Explains | Why did plans for a European Super League collapse in just 48 hours?