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# Champions League

Last month
March 2023
# In The Mix
Chelsea face holders Real Madrid as Man City take on Bayern in Champions League quarter-finals
The draw took place this morning at Uefa headquarters in Switzerland.
# In The Mix
Chelsea face holders Real Madrid as Man City take on Bayern in Champions League quarter-finals
The draw took place this morning at Uefa headquarters in Switzerland.
# Not good enough
'The right team went through to next round' - Klopp laments Liverpool defeat
Liverpool were outgunned by Real Madrid last night.
# To the victor
Victor Osimhen brace eases impressive Napoli into Champions League last-eight
The Serie A leaders completed a 5-0 aggregate victory over German side Eintracht Frankfurt.
# bogey side
Toothless Liverpool bow out of Europe in Madrid defeat
Karim Benzema scored to seal a 1-0 win for Madrid on the night.
# Ugly scenes
Fans clash in Italy ahead of Napoli-Eintracht Frankfurt Champions League tie
Videos showed officers wearing riot gear responding to missiles, with several cars said to have been set on fire.
# Champions League
AC Milan hold off toothless Tottenham to progress to last eight for first time since 2012
The Italian champions held out for a 0-0 draw at 10-man Tottenham to win 1-0 on aggregate.
February 2023
From LOI to the Champions League - The 'threat' multi-club ownership poses to football
Waterford have become part of a multi-club network, and Dundalk or Shelbourne could be next. The42 analyses the system’s benefits and the dangers it raises at the very top of the game.
Lukaku scores late winner as Inter Milan clinch advantage over 10-man Porto
Momentum swung Inter’s way when Otavio was shown a second yellow card in the 78th minute.
# All Square
Man City held by RB Leipzig in Champions League last-16 first leg
The second leg is at City’s Etihad stadium on 14 March.
# talking point
Real Madrid deliver the final, brutal blow to Liverpool's broken team
A 5-2 hammering from their nightmare opponents marked a shattering end for a once-great Liverpool team.
# Challenge
'I have to prove I can perform'- Liverpool star's Champions League test
Cody Gakpo determined to make his mark against Real Madrid.
# Champions League
Benfica with one foot in quarters after beating Club Brugge
The Portuguese league leaders, who lost to Liverpool in the last eight last season, will be expected to complete the job when the sides meet in Lisbon.
# Champions League
Chelsea beaten by Adeyemi’s superb solo goal for Borussia Dortmund
The Blues looked the stronger side for much of the match but failed to find the finishing touch.
# uphill battle
Tottenham suffer first-leg setback in lacklustre loss to AC Milan
Brahim Diaz scored the only goal at San Siro.
# Advantage
Coman scores winner as Bayern edge PSG in Paris
Kylian Mbappe was denied a late equaliser by VAR.
# Preview
Champions League returns: English sides are vulnerable, PSG in crisis and Napoli the dark horses
A look ahead to the last-16 ties as the knockout phase swings into action.
# standards
Conte suggests some Spurs players collapse under pressure
Spurs have failed in big moments over the years and Conte has hinted some of his players cannot live with the pressure.
Last year
# Pairings
Liverpool handed reunion with Real Madrid as Champions League last-16 draw is made
Chelsea will face Borussia Dortmund, while Spurs have drawn Italian champions AC Milan.
# Winner winner
Alvarez fills Haaland void and 17-year-old Lewis makes history as Man City rally to victory
A much-changed City side overcame Sevilla in their final group game.
# Cruise Control
Real Madrid hammer Celtic 5-1 and storm into Champions League last-16 as group winners
The holders converted two penalties on the way to a comprehensive win.
# Assessment
'We are not sure if he is concussed. It is Son’s face. His eye is a bit swollen'
The South Korean went off in the first half at the Stade Velodrome after a collision and looked very wobbly as he left the pitch.
# Last Hurrah
Ange Postecoglou wants to give Celtic 'memorable' night in Bernabeu
The Hoops conclude their Champions League campaign with a historic match away to 14-time champions Real Madrid.
# Drama
Conte sent off as VAR denies late Kane goal - 'I don't have a clue what just happened'
Matt Doherty admits frustration as Spurs draw 1-1 at home to Sporting Lisbon.
# Progress
Darwin Nunez's night of good, bad and ugly as Liverpool reach knockout stages
Uruguayan striker scores a sublime header after Mo Salah puts Jurgen Klopp’s men in the lead, with youngster Harvey Elliott completing the scoring.
# Slight Worry
Haaland fitness for Leicester clash in doubt after 'exhausted' Man City draw with Dortmund
The Norwegian picked up a knock during his side’s meeting with Borussia Dortmund last night.
# 7thheaven
Salah's historic six-minute hat-trick helps Liverpool demolish Rangers
Egyptian strikes fastest treble in Champions League history as Jurgen Klopp’s side come from one nil down to cruise to 7-1 victory at Ibrox.
# Champions League
Son shines with double as Spurs sink Frankfurt
Tottenham enjoyed a 3-2 win over the Germans.
# Early Doors
Napoli's mercurial 'Kvaradona' continues to shine on Champions League stage
Surprise package Club Brugge also booked their place in the last 16 with a 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid.
# Concern
Chelsea and England await news on Reece James injury after setback in Milan
The full-back was forced off in the Blues’ Champions League win at San Siro.
# near misses
Missed chances the story of Celtic’s Champions League season – Ange Postecoglou
Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg scored as RB Leipzig beat the Hoops 2-0.
# Concern
Reece James injury blow mars Chelsea’s Champions League win over AC Milan
The England full-back limped off just 40 days before the start of the World Cup.
# Champions League
John Lundstram wants Rangers to use ‘aura’ of Ibrox when they face Liverpool
The Light Blues are participating in European football’s elite club competition for the first time in 12 years.
# Punishment
Celtic fined over 'provocative' anti-monarchy banners at Champions League game
The inflammatory messages were displayed during the clash of the Hoops and Shakhtar Donetsk.
# Comfortable
Chelsea swat aside AC Milan to revive Champions League bid
Graham Potter’s side won for the first time in three Group E games.
# uphill battle
Celtic’s Champions League hopes dented by defeat in Leipzig
The defeat leaves Celtic bottom of Group F with one point from three matches.
# Reaction
Jurgen Klopp praises 'really good defensive performance in a new structure'
The Liverpool manager changed his approach for last night’s Champions League win against Rangers.
# Preview
Champions League becoming Liverpool's last salvation as they go 'back to the basics'
Jurgen Klopp’s misfiring side host Rangers tonight.
# Old Firm
Uefa clears Rangers over anthem but Celtic face action due to banner
European football’s governing body had issued instructions for God Save the King not to be sung before matches.
# Champions League
'Lots of positives' insists Potter despite Chelsea's draw with Salzburg
The Blues were held at home by Austrian side RB Salzburg.