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# Champions League

Last year
# Hitting back
Liverpool dismayed by 'disgraceful' claims from French Interior Minister
UEFA have launched their own independent review, led by Portugal’s Dr Tiago Brandao Rodrigues.
# Investigation
President Macron urges 'full transparency' over Champions League final mayhem
The scenes outside the stadium saw thousands of Liverpool supporters struggle to enter and police respond with tear gas.
# top dog
Real Madrid star Benzema deserves to win Ballon d'Or - Messi
Benzema was crucial in Real Madrid’s Champions League victory this season.
# Blame Game
French government blames 'massive' ticket fraud for ugly Champions League scenes
The policing of the final between Liverpool and Real Madrid has been heavily criticised.
# Probe
Uefa announce 'independent report' into Champions League final chaos
There were shocking scenes outside the stadium before the clash of Liverpool and Real Madrid.
# Fiasco
'Someone told one of my mates he had a fake ticket, which I assure you it wasn't'
Andy Robertson’s anger as friends and family are caught up in Champions League final fiasco.
# upanotch
'He gets enough praise' – Robertson takes Alexander-Arnold rivalry to new level
The Liverpool full backs have been two of the driving forces under manager Jurgen Klopp.
# mersey paradise
Mane promises 'special' answer over future at Liverpool
Speculation has mounted over the future of the 30-year-old, who has been linked with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
# Good Grass
New Stade de France pitch being laid over 48 hours before Champions League final
The grass for the new surface was grown in Spain before being transported to France.
# ticket scramble
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin defends Champions League final ticket policy
The Spirit of Shankly group has accused Uefa of ripping off fans.
# ditched
Uefa set to abandon plans to award Champions League places based on European performances
The controversial proposal was heavily criticised for creating a safety net for big clubs who fail to qualify.
'Uefa is not the saint of football' - Klopp understands Liverpool fans’ anger over Champions League tickets
The Reds and Real Madrid have received just 19,618 tickets apiece for the final.
Klopp anger at Champions League final allocation - 'Where are these tickets going?'
The Stade de France holds more than 81,000 but both clubs have received just 19,618 apiece – well below half the capacity of the ground in Paris.
# Champions League
Guardiola: 'It is tough for us, we cannot deny that. We were so close'
Real Madrid’s astonishing comeback leaves Manchester City nursing heartbreak.
# real drama
Real Madrid seal Champions League final spot after sensational comeback against City
Carlo Ancelotti’s men will face Liverpool in the final.
# klopp
'Before the game I told the boys I’d like to read the headline ‘Mentality monsters were in town'
Liverpool survived a first-half shock to beat Villarreal 5-2 on aggregate and reach the Champions League final.
# No entry
Russian clubs banned from Champions League and other European competitions next season
Russian clubs and national teams were suspended ‘until further notice’ in February following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.
# effort
Liverpool must be 'ready to suffer' against Villarreal to reach Champions League final - Klopp
The Reds go into the second leg with a 2-0 lead from last week’s clash.
# Barca
Lyon win in front of record crowd to join holders Barca in the women's Champions League final
Wolfsburg ended Barca’s long winning streak in all competitions dating back to last season but still crash out of the competition.
# real classic
Pep Guardiola has 'not one complaint' following Champions League thriller with Madrid
The Premier League leaders beat Real Madrid 4-3 in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday.
# Epic
Man City beat Real Madrid 4-3 in one of the great Champions League semi-finals
Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva scored as the home side claimed a slender first-leg advantage.
# Focus
Klopp: 'Maybe Juve or Bayern under-estimated them, but that will never happen to us'
The Liverpool manager says his side won’t be taking Villarreal’s challenge for granted in tomorrow’s Champions League semi-final first leg.
# melee
Manchester City and Atletico Madrid embroiled in tunnel bust-up
Players needed to be separated and objects were thrown.
# spoke too soon
Bayern's 'manageable' comment comes back to haunt them after 'bitter' Champions League defeat
Villarreal shocked the German champions last night, with Bayern now left to worry about Robert Lewandowski’s future.
# karim the dream
Real Madrid edge Chelsea after extra-time in Champions League classic
Chelsea were winners on the night but lost a thrilling tie 5-4 on aggregate.
# a very good ebening
Villarreal stun Bayern Munich to reach Champions League semi-finals
Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th-minute goal shocked the German champions.
# Euro Vision
Klopp insists Liverpool ‘should have scored more’ in win over Benfica
Luis Diaz’s late goal gave the Champions League quarter-final first-leg scoreline a more comfortable look at 3-1.
# tough night
De Bruyne gives Man City slender lead over stubborn Atletico
The midfielder’s second-half strike clinched a 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium.
# Job Done
Liverpool in sight of Champions League semi-finals after putting three past Benfica
Benfica made a game of it early in the second half when an Ibrahima Konate error allowed Darwin Nunez to pull a goal back.
# Final Four
Barca book Champions League semi-final spot in front of record crowd, PSG down Bayern
The previous highest turnout for a women’s club game came in 2019 when 60,739 people saw Barca beat Atletico Madrid.
# Last Eight
Chelsea cruise into Champions League quarter-finals
The Blues fought back to put their off-field woes behind them.
# old lady sings
Villarreal humiliate Juventus to reach Champions League quarters
Unai Emery’s side scored three times in the final 15 minutes to win 4-1 on aggregate.
# venting
Referee made it 'pretty easy' for Atletico's time-wasting antics, says Rangnick
Man United crashed out of the Champions League after losing out to the Spanish side.
# Exit
Atletico Madrid dump Manchester United out of Champions League
Ralf Rangnick’s Red Devils saw their final route to silverware slammed shut by Diego Simeone’s wily, well-drilled side on Tuesday evening.
# Champions League
Ralf Rangnick insists Cristiano Ronaldo will be ready for Atletico Madrid test
The forward scored a hat-trick in the weekend win over Tottenham.
# Unhappy
PSG bosses confront referee after Madrid defeat
NAsser Al-Khelaifi and Leonardo were unhappy with a supposed foul on the PSG goalkeeper prior to Real Madrid’s first goal.
# var
Pochettino criticises referee after PSG collapse against Real Madrid
Pochettino was left angered that PSG were not given a free-kick for Benzema’s challenge on Gianluigi Donnarumma.
# PSG Champions League Collapse
Benzema hat-trick sees Real Madrid knock PSG out of Champions League
A second-half Karim Benzema hat-trick thrilled the Bernabéu.
# mo worries
'Maybe next game I will score three' - Salah on missed goal chances against Inter Milan
Liverpool lost the game on the night but progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals.
# The Hammers
Tomas Soucek on target as West Ham boost Champions League push with Wolves win
David Moyes had admitted before the match he would like more goals from Michail Antonio and Soucek.