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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# European Football

All time
# European adventure
Wexford Youths will play Champions League football for the first time today
We spoke to manager Will Doyle ahead of their qualifying group stage opener in Poland.
# Wrap
UCD triumph as Cork must settle for draw in Europa League first round
Meanwhile, Premier League side West Ham earned a comfortable victory.
# Second legs
4 talking points ahead of this week's Champions League games
Manchester City and Arsenal will have to make up for first leg defeats if they are to remain in this year’s competition.
# Quiz
How much attention were you paying to European club football in 2014?
Test your knowledge on all things Serie A, La Liga and the Bundesliga
# Champions League
No Zlatan but Barca burned in Paris, Bayern march on with minimal fuss
Plus, our Cillian Sheridan in the Champions League watch continues.
# smash and grab
Celtic crash out of the Champions League (again) as Maribor strike late
Only an administrative failure can save them now.
# Euro Dreams
Derry fire four past Welsh opposition as Sligo secure valuable draw
The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division sides were in Europa League qualifying action.
# Tribute
Alex Ferguson praises 'amazing servant' Ryan Giggs
The Welsh midfielder announced his retirement to concentrate on his new role as assistant to Louis van Gaal..
# Previews
Euro Vision: 4 continental games not to be missed this weekend
There’s the Rome derby, Barcelona’s trip to Seville and Dimitar Berbatov’s debut against Paris Saint-Germain.
# European Football
Eurovision: 3 continental games not to be missed this weekend
Barcelona are on the road, Monaco try to keep up with PSG and Clarence Seedorf takes charge of AC Milan for the first time.
# Previews
Euro Vision: 4 continental games not to be missed this weekend
Barcelona host Villarreal, Bayern Munich take on Hamburg while Juve looking to bounce back from their Champions League exit.
# European night
Explainer: Who needs what to progress to the Champions League knockout stages?
Both Manchester clubs will confirm their places in next week’s draw tonight and could both yet finish as group winners.
# Previews
Euro Vision: 3 continental games not to be missed this weekend
It’s second versus third in Germany while PSG need to bounce back from a surprising defeat in midweek.
# Previews
Euro Vision: 4 continental games not to be missed this weekend
Real Madrid take on Real Sociedad, Juve are at home to Napoli, while Bayern Munich can set a new Bundesliga record.
# European Football
4 things to look out for in tonight's Champions League games
Arsenal face a tough prospect in Borussia Dortmund while Celtic need a win at home to Ajax.
# Previews
Euro Vision: 4 continental games not to be missed this weekend
We pick the best televised matches from Europe including fixtures involving Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and AC Milan.
# Ones to watch
Euro Vision: 4 continental games not to be missed this weekend
The Rome derby and the battle of France’s richest clubs are highlights of the European weekend.
# Ones to watch
Euro Vision: Four continental games not to be missed this weekend
The Derby d’Italia and Gareth Bale’s debut are part of an action-packed couple of days.
# European Football
Europa League: Another trip to Russia for Livepool, Chelsea meet Sparta Prague
The draw for the round of 32 and 16 was made this afternoon.
AS IT HAPPENED
As it happend: Udinese v Liverpool, UEFA Europa League
Liverpool and Udinese went head to head in the Europa League.
# future plans
UEFA consider scrapping Europa League - Platini
The organisation are considering the possibility of extending the final phase of the Champions League from 32 to 64 teams
AS IT HAPPENED
Real Madrid v Manchester City, Champions League Tuesday
Europe’s elite club competition swung back into action this evening. Cue theme music…
# Watch this space
UEFA to investigate Bendtner's underpants celebration
The organisation will look into the striker’s antics following his goal against Portugal.
# Closure
Wave goodbye: Footballing legend Nesta set to leave Milan
The defender is now considering a move to the MLS, as European football is “too fast” for him.
# End of an era
Pep talk: Barca bosses plan for next season without Guardiola
With Pep Guardiola’s contract running out again this summer, the board at the Nou Camp are not counting any chickens.
# financial fair play
Window pain: reality bites as Europe's top clubs avoid deadline-day splurge
“It looks like economically the whole of Europe is becoming a bit more cautious,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.
AS IT HAPPENED
Champions League Tuesday
Europe’s premier club competition returned with some intriguing battles between old rivals and games with some new friends. Here’s what happened.
# Golazo!
Eurostar: Bavarian unrest and a killer bicycle kick
Cheaper than an Inter-rail pass and easier to digest than a hostel curry, join Paul Ring for his weekly tour around Europe’s biggest leagues.