Which Premier League clubs will qualify for the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League?

The Premier League season is entering its final stretch and the race for a place in Europe next season is starting to heat up. We take a look at who is in contention to qualify for the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League, and what impact an English side winning a European trophy … Read more

Brazil defense a concern for World Cup as Thiago Silva and Marquinhos struggle in Champions League

Recent Champions League fixtures have whetted the appetite for this year’s World Cup – an edition where the best players won’t suffer burnout at the end of the season, but will instead be close to peak fitness a once the tournament started in November. It’s a worrying thought for defenders – perhaps especially those coming … Read more

Manchester City tunnel clash with Atletico Madrid leads to police intervention

7:29 p.m. ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Police had to intervene after a moody end to Atletico Madrid’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City in their Champions League quarter-final second leg turned into a post-match showdown. game in the tunnel. City face Real Madrid in the semi-finals after fending off a late rally from a much-improved … Read more

Liverpool’s Klopp wary of Villarreal ‘king of cups’ boss Emery in UCL semis

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool qualified for the Champions League semi-finals after beating Benfica. Getty Images Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Champions League semi-final opponents Villarreal fully deserve their place in the last four and coach Unai Emery is the “king of cups”. Liverpool drew 3-3 with Benfica in their quarter-final second leg on Wednesday to … Read more

Manchester City rose as Atletico Madrid tried to bully them and secured a place in the Champions League semi-finals

6:30 p.m. ET Rob DawsonCorresponding MADRID — On a night when Atletico Madrid tried everything to make Manchester City lose their minds, Pep Guardiola’s players showed they had the steel as well as the silk to win the Champions League. In the end, it was the home side who lost their temper when Brazilian defender … Read more

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has now reached the Champions League semi-finals as a manager in four different decades

Real Madrid dug deep to produce a classic Champions League comeback as the 13-time winners came from behind to oust defending champions Chelsea from the quarter-finals 5-4 on aggregate after two thrilling games. Whites held on to a 3-1 first leg advantage but was quickly wiped out at the Bernabeu as goals from Mason Mount … Read more

Villarreal slam Bayern Munich after Champions League clash: They get what they deserve

Villarreal players Dani Parejo, Etienne Capoue and Gerard Moreno have slammed Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann for failing to respect the Spanish side in the Champions League quarter-finals. The two sides drew 1-1 in Munich on Tuesday – a result that saw Villarreal qualify for the semi-finals with a 2-1 win on aggregate. – ESPN+ … Read more

Chelsea showed spirit and potential despite heartbreaking Champions League exit against Real Madrid

MADRID – There’s no preferred way to give up your Champions League crown, but nothing could be closer than this. Asked on the eve of Tuesday’s game how the champions pull out of a competition if it is going to be their moment, Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel replied: “By not accepting it before the … Read more

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel slams referee’s lack of ‘courage’ after Real Madrid loss

Thomas Tuchel slammed referee Szymon Marciniak for ‘laughing and smiling’ with Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti as Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League and questioned whether the officials had the ‘courage’ to make key calls against the La Liga giants. Chelsea’s defense of their Champions League crown ended in the quarter-finals on Tuesday … Read more

Villarreal’s Champions League run continues as Bayern Munich squander key chances

MUNICH, Germany — Speakers at the Allianz Arena blared “Bitter Sweet Symphony” and “The Show Must Go On” as soon as the final whistle sounded on Bayern Munich’s Champions League hopes for another season , but they would have heard none of those mournful chants in the tiny section housing the Villarreal supporters. They were … Read more