Tag: Champions League

Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in Champions league first leg

Liverpool beat Hoffenheim in Champions league first leg

International News
Liverpool will take a one-goal advantage back to Anfield for the second leg of their Champions League play-off tie with Hoffenheim after Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick and an own goal earned them a hard-fought victory in Germany. Rookie full-back Alexander-Arnold demonstrated a cutting edge lacking in some of his more experienced team-mates with an expertly taken set-piece that found the bottom corner of the home net in the 35th minute to give him his first goal for the club. James Milner took advantage of acres of space on the left to find the top corner via a significant deflection from the chest of Havard Nordtveit just 10 minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute. But defensive frailties again hampered the Reds as Mark Uth was found by a long ball into the box an...
Liverpool’s Adam Lallana out for two months

Liverpool’s Adam Lallana out for two months

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London - Liverpool will be without midfielder Adam Lallana for "a couple of months" due to a thigh injury, the Premier League club announced on Friday. The England international, 29, sustained the injury during Liverpool's friendly match against Atletico Madrid in Munich on Wednesday. "This is certainly not news we would have wanted," manager Jurgen Klopp told the Liverpool website. "Unfortunately, the damage is such that it will likely mean Adam is out for a couple of months not weeks, so I think we can pretty much rule him out of August and September. Beyond that we will monitor and wait and see. "He is a boy with a world-class attitude to everything professionally and he has always come back in good time from injury setbacks since I have been here, so we will see." Lallan...
Zamalek riots will not affect Al Ahly fans attending ties

Zamalek riots will not affect Al Ahly fans attending ties

African Sports
The Egypt Football Association (EFA) says fans can attend Al Ahly's remaining Champions League ties despite violence at Zamalek's match on Sunday. The incidents happened at Alexandria's Borg el-Arab Stadium as Zamalek crashed out of the tournament after a 2-2 draw with visiting Al Ahly Tripoli of Libya. Fans threw flares onto the pitch causing the game to be halted briefly as they were cleared away. After the final whistle the seats were ripped out and thrown onto the pitch. Zamalek fans ripped up seats after their team were knocked out of the Champions League "We should hold a meeting to decide what action to take against the Zamalek fans after they damaged the Borg el-Arab stadium," the EFA's Karam Kordi said. However the EFA's executive manager Tharwat Sweilem adde...
Kwadwo Asamoah could join Ghanaian players with champions league medal after Juventus booked their place in the final

Kwadwo Asamoah could join Ghanaian players with champions league medal after Juventus booked their place in the final

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Black Stars midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah is on the verge of joining Ghanaian players who have won the Uefa Champions league trophy after his club Juventus booked their ticket for this year's final. The budding player would become the sixth Ghanaian player to win the trophy if Juventus are able to win the crunch final scheduled for June 3. Juventus defeated French side AS Monaco 4 - on aggregate after two legs to book a place in this year's Uefa champions league final which has been slated for the Millennium Stadium. The former Udinese star could join the likes of Abedi Ayew Pele, Ibrahim Tanko, Samuel Osei Kuffuor, Micheal Essien and Sulley Muntari if they are able to win on the final day. Kwadwo Asamoah will be hoping fortune smiles at him this time after missing out on the t...
Juventus Knock Barcelona out of champions league

Juventus Knock Barcelona out of champions league

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Juventus produced an exceptional defensive performance to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League after stopping Barcelona from scoring at the Nou Camp. Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, Barca peppered the Italian goal but failed to repeat their last-16 heroics when they overturned a first - leg 4-0 deficit to beat Paris St-Germain. Lionel Messi, who had earlier been denied by Gianluigi Buffon, fired wastefully over the bar while Luis Suarez and Neymar also spurned chances on a night Barca were restricted to one shot on target. Juve's Gonzalo Higuain fired tamely at Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Juan Cuadrado missed another chance but the final whistle was celebrated wildly by the champions of Italy. Juventus join Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in Friday's last-four d...
Barca eye yet another famous comeback in Camp Nou

Barca eye yet another famous comeback in Camp Nou

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Little over a month after producing the greatest comeback in Champions League history in camp nou, Barca needs another special turn around as they face Juventus in the second leg of their quarterfinal on Wednesday. Luis Enrique's side were taken apart in the first leg in Turin, losing 3-0 to a Juve team inspired by Paulo Dybala, who scored twice. In the last 16 they became the first team ever to overturn a 4-0 deficit when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the return at the Camp Nou, so fans are hoping for a similar "remuntada" this time. "We are going to take as many risks as we need to the point that we could go out with eight strikers, as we have nothing to lose," said Luis The Barcelona coach also called for supporters "to have faith in these players who have won everyt...
Frenchman Thierry Froger leaves TP Mazembe

Frenchman Thierry Froger leaves TP Mazembe

African Sports
Frenchman Thierry Froger has left Democratic Republic of Congo’s TP Mazembe by mutual consent after just over one month in charge. The Congolese side based in the southern city of Lubumbashi are among 16 clubs demoted from the Champions League to the Confederation Cup last weekend after suffering round-of-32 loss to Zimbabwe’s CAPS United, and the club said coach Froger had not achieved his goal of reaching the CAF Champions League quarter-finals. Mazembe who are the second most successful in CAF competitions with 10 titles, nine less than Al Ahly of Egypt, will now face JS Kabylie of Algeria in the Confederation Cup play-offs. Kabylie on their side have won six African titles, and the pairing is a repeat of a 2010 CAF Champions League semi-final won 3-1 on aggregate by
Hearts of Oak seek revenge over Wa All Stars

Hearts of Oak seek revenge over Wa All Stars

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Accra Hearts of Oak come up against Wa All Stars in the Ghana Premier League tomorrow at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Phobians will be having revenge on their minds going into this game after the 3-1 defeat they suffered at the hands of All Stars last season. Hearts are without a win in the league this season after settling for three straight draws in their opening games and will be hoping to win this game to get their season going. General captain of the side Thomas Abbey has revealed that the players will pick themselves and do everything possible to grab a first win of the season against Wa AllStars on Sunday. The hardworking midfielder captained the side in Wednesday's 1-1 draw game with Ebusua Dwarfs and provided the assist for Patrick Razak's opener. "We have to p
Oduro Nyarko shattered by Champions League loss

Oduro Nyarko shattered by Champions League loss

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Wa All Stars CEO, Oduro Nyarko is shocked by his side's shameful 3-1 home defeat to Al Ahli Tripoli in the 2017 CAF Champions League preliminary qualifying round first leg tie. Nyarko thought his side put in a lot to prepare for the assignment but were left disappointed by the result. He knows the task to overturn the deficit will be a Herculean task. "Football is so intricate that, you can hardly predict the scoreline. I’m absolutely shocked about the defeat but it is possible we can overturn the result in the second leg, even though I must admit that, it's going to be a tall order," he said. "We were really prepared for this game, but there will be the need to go back to the drawing board and correct our mistakes ahead of the second-leg."
Arsenal to face Bayern Munich in Champions League round-of-16

Arsenal to face Bayern Munich in Champions League round-of-16

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Arsenal have been drawn against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League, with Manchester City to face Monaco and Leicester to play Sevilla. The Gunners would have been hoping for an easier tie after winning their group for the first time in five seasons, but will face one of Europe's top clubs after Bayern qualified for the knockout stage by finishing second in Group D. Arsenal were eliminated by Bayern at this stage of the competition in both 2013 and 2014, and the two sides also met in the group stages last season. Leicester will take on Europa League champions Sevilla Premier League champions Leicester are the only round-of-16 debutantes and are likely to be given a tough test by hardened European campaigners Sevilla, who have won