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# Champions League

This year
# 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.
# Wrap
PSG's deadly front three all score as Benfica sink dismal Juve to win 12th straight match
Meanwhile, Real Madrid left it late to beat RB Leipzig.
# Champions League
Rangers defy Uefa, but defeated by Napoli at Ibrox
Rangers’ return to the Champions League after a 12-year absence is quickly turning into a nightmare on the field.
# Attack
Reports of fan being stabbed overshadow AC Milan's win over Dinamo Zagreb
News agency AGI says a 39-year-old man was knifed in the buttocks as two fans were attacked near the San Siro stadium.
# allsquare
Sloppy Celtic rue missed chances as they settle for draw with Shakhtar
Artem Bondarenko’s own goal gave the away side an early lead in Shakhtar’s temporary home in the Polish capital, but Mykhailo Mudryk equalised.
# north v south
'Does he want to bring the Harlem Globetrotters as well?' - Klopp on Chelsea owner's All-Star game pitch
The Blues’ new co-controlling owner told a New York conference he has already floated the idea with Premier League counterparts.
# clinical
Two goals in three minutes sees Bayern overcome Barcelona, Leverkusen stun Atletico
Leroy Sane and Lucas Hernandez were both on target for the Bundesliga side.
# back on track
Late Matip winner secures crucial Champions League win for Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp’s side recovered from their defeat to Napoli with an important result against Ajax.
# Bristling
Spurs 'can do much better' says frustrated Conte after late agony against Sporting Lisbon
The Premier League outfit suffered a 2-0 defeat after conceding two goals in injury time.
# Old stomping ground
Guardiola expects Haaland to be even better for Dortmund reunion
The sensational Norwegian will meet his former club when the sides face off in the Champions League.
# Late Late Show
Two injury-time goals condemn Spurs to Champions League defeat
Things went very wrong at the death for Antonio Conte’s side against Sporting Lisbon.
# Recovery
Dzeko goal helps Inter Milan to first win of Champions League season
Inter made amends for last week’s defeat by Bayern with a 2-0 win over Viktoria Plzen.
# New experience
Graham Potter: I’ve never attended a Champions League match ahead of Chelsea bow
Potter’s Chelsea debut will also double as his Champions League bow.
# Champions League
Rangers' Napoli tie pushed back after death of Queen Elizabeth II
The Champions League clash has been moved back 24 hours.
# reset
Battered Liverpool have to 'reinvent' themselves, says Klopp
“We were not working as a team.”