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Keane: Costa is a balloon but Kane can match Ronaldo

Roy Keane labelled want-away Chelsea striker Diego Costa “a balloon” but hailed Tottenham star Harry Kane’s potential to match Cristiano Ronaldo after an exceptional Champions League performance. Costa is yet to feature for Chelsea this season as he continues to push for a move back to Atletico Madrid following the …

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Neymar: I am not obsessed with the Ballon d’Or

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar insists team trophies are more important to him than winning a first Ballon d’Or. The Brazil international joined from Barcelona in a world-record €222million transfer last month, in a move that many considered to be motivated by a desire to escape the shadow of Lionel Messi and …

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Betting: Get 9/1 for five English wins in the Champions League

The Champions League returns this week and there is plenty of Premier League interest, with five English sides competing in the group stage of the competition. Both Manchester clubs, as well as Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham, are set to get their campaigns under way and they all have winnable fixtures …

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Betting: Real Madrid worthy favourites to secure a hat-trick of Champions League titles

Who are you backing for the Champions League this season? Will it be the usual suspects in the finale come 26 May in Kiev? Or will we see a contender emerge from the pack? 888Sport have a huge range of markets available ahead of the tournament, from the outright winner …

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Tottenham determined to fight Real Madrid for Champions League top spot, says Pochettino

Tottenham are not assuming Real Madrid will finish first in Champions League Group H, according to Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs 9/2 to win Group H Madrid, crowned European champions in three of the last four seasons, are top seeds in a fiercely competitive group that also includes Spurs, Borussia Dortmund and …

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Dortmund captain Schmelzer out for six weeks

Borussia Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering an ankle injury at the hands of Freiburg winger Yoric Ravet. Ravet was sent off just before the half-hour mark at Schwarzwald-Stadion for a lunging tackle on Schmelzer, referee Benjamin Cortus producing a red card, having …

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Chiellini in doubt for Champions League opener against Barcelona

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini is in doubt for his club’s Champions League opener against Barcelona on September 12.  Chiellini suffered a right calf injury while on international duty with Italy, and was subsequently ruled out of the Azzurri’s World Cup qualifiers with Spain and Israel. Juventus 12/1 to win the Champions League Related …

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Ferguson: Real Madrid team to beat in Champions League

Seeking a Champions League three-peat, the former Manchester United boss said it is hard to look past the La Liga champions in Europe this season Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson lauded Juventus’ dominance but believes it will be difficult to dethrone Champions League titleholders Real Madrid this season. Madrid …

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Liverpool vs Hoffenheim: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

Liverpool will hope to book their spot in the Champions League group stage by defending a 2-1 aggregate lead over Hoffenheim at Anfield. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick and an own goal earned the Reds an advantage in Germany, though Mark Uth’s late reply has given Julian Nagelsmann’s side a lifeline. Having …

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LIVE: Hoffenheim vs Liverpool

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s first Liverpool goal set Jurgen Klopp’s men on their way to a 2-1 Champions League play-off round win away at Hoffenheim in Tuesday’s first leg. The Reds, again without wantaway star Philippe Coutinho, dug in against tough opponents and found inspiration in the unlikely form of their teenage right-back, …

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‘I’m on fire’ – Man United boss Mourinho ready for Champions League challenge

Jose Mourinho does not feel under pressure to deliver at Manchester United this season, with the Portuguese manager optimistic about his team’s chances in the Premier League and Champions League. Mourinho’s first season at Old Trafford saw United finish sixth in the English top flight, though they won the Europa …

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VIDEO: EA Sports reveals Neymar’s FIFA 18 Ones To Watch card

EA Sports have dropped more Neymar news, with the video game maker officially revealing that the new Paris Saint-Germain superstar will be among the Ones To Watch in FIFA 18.  While the ratings on the card are not final, the slick video shared by EA shows one of the former Barcelona …

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Bayern sporting director Salihamidzic says Champions League is a must

The German champions fell in the quarter-finals of last season’s competition, and the club’s new sporting director wants to see more this year New Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says the club must win the Champions League in 2017-18. The German giants last won Europe’s premier club competition in 2013, …

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Ancelotti expects English clubs to contend in Champions League

The return of some big English clubs to the Champions League will make it tougher to win, according to the Bayern Munich boss Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti expects the Champions League to be even tougher this season due to the return of some big English clubs. Manchester United and …

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‘He was always there for me’ – Dembele sad to see Tuchel leave Dortmund

The German’s departure from Signal Iduna Park was hard to take for the French winger, who described him as a “very good coach” Ousmane Dembele has spoken of his disappointment at the departure of Thomas Tuchel from Borussia Dortmund. BVB sign Freiburg’s Philipp Dembele was brought to Dortmund by Tuchel …

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Koeman feels Real Madrid not on par with Pep’s Barcelona

The former Blaugrana defender believes the new Champions League holders do not deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Pep Guardiola’s team Ronald Koeman feels Real Madrid deserved their Champions League victory, but is adamant they still have work to do before reaching the same level as Pep …

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VIDEO: Ronaldo leads Real Madrid Champions League celebrations at the Bernabeu

Fans turned out in the thousands to the Plaza de Cibeles to welcome Los Blancos back to Spain after Saturday’s win against Juventus Champions League winners Real Madrid were in party mood on Sunday as they arrived home to a heroes’ welcome at the Santiago Bernabeu and Cristiano Ronaldo was at …

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Real Madrid Kick Off Celebration Parade

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and his men boarded an open top bus on Sunday as celebrations for their Champions League title continued in the Spanish capital following their 4-1 victory over Juventus in Cardiff. Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for life, club President Florentino Perez said on Saturday, …

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How many Champions League winners’ medals do Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid have?

The Portuguese has now won Europe’s top competition four times but he is not the only Blancos player to have enjoyed remarkable success Cristiano Ronaldo is now a four-time Champions League winner after helping Real Madrid defeat Juventus in the 2017 final at the Millennium Stadium. The Portuguese became the …

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