Takeaways from UEFA Women’s Champions League Final

FC Barcelona showed utter dominance throughout the UEFA Women’s Champions League and trounced Chelsea 4-0 to win their maiden European title on Sunday. Melanie Leupolz scored a very early own goal and from there, Barcelona tormented Chelsea to grab a massive victory. Alexia Putellas scored a penalty in the 14th minute, six minutes after which Aitana Bonmati scored Barca’s third. Caroline Graham Hansen then sealed the deal for the Catalan club in the 36th minute with the team’s fourth goal.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Not to Blame if Liverpool Miss UEFA Champions League: Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo Credit: AP)

Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo Credit: AP)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said they will only have themselves to blame if they fail to qualify for UEFA Champions League next season.

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  • Last Updated:May 13, 2021, 11:28 IST
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Liverpool will only have themselves to blame if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season, manager Jurgen Klopp said, despite their task being made more difficult by Leicester City’s win over a weakened Manchester

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Japan Captain Saki Kumagai Signs for Bayern Munich After Eight Years at Lyon

Saki Kumagai (Photo Credit: Bayern Munich Frauen Twitter)

Saki Kumagai (Photo Credit: Bayern Munich Frauen Twitter)

Sagi Kumagai won the UEFA Champions League five times in a row with Lyon and now aims for the title with Bayern Munich.

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  • Last Updated:May 12, 2021, 21:58 IST
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Japan captain Saki Kumagai says she wants to win the Champions League with new club Bayern Munich after signing a two-year contract following her transfer from Lyon for next season. Having already won the Champions League title

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Juventus in Danger as Doubt Surrounds Andrea Pirlo, Cristiano Ronaldo Futures

With their nine-year reign in Serie A ended and club president Andrea Agnelli roundly criticised for his role in the aborted European Super League, Juventus now risk missing out on next season’s Champions League. Juventus were knocked out of Italy’s top four last weekend following a 3-0 home defeat by AC Milan, leaving coach Andrea Pirlo’s position increasingly under threat entering the final three games. The head of the Italian Football Federation even warned Monday that Juventus would be thrown

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‘Delicate Negotiations’ on to Move UEFA Champions League Final to Britain

“Delicate negotiations” are taking place about moving the Champions League final to Britain, government minister Michael Gove said on Sunday. Premier League sides Manchester City and Chelsea are scheduled to face off in the showpiece fixture on May 29, with Istanbul the destination for the match. However, doubts about the Turkish city’s ability to host the game were left in serious doubt after the British government placed the nation on its country’s travel “red list”, reports DPA. This week, UEFA

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Eden Hazard Apologised to Me, the Players and the Club: Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday Eden Hazard had apologised to him, the players and the club for laughing with Chelsea players after Real Madrid‘s Champions League exit earlier this week. Hazard joked with Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy after the full-time whistle on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge, where Madrid had lost 2-0, and 3-1 on aggregate, to go out in the semi-finals. It prompted an angry reaction from sections of the media in Spain, with Madrid newspaper Marca

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Pep Guardiola Says Champions League Final Not on His Mind as Manchester City Host Chelsea

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City‘s Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday will not have any bearing on the Champions League final between the two sides later this month. City host Thomas Tuchel’s Blues in the English top-flight knowing that victory will secure their third Premier League title in four years. The two teams, who also met in the FA Cup semi-finals last month, when Chelsea prevailed, will meet again in European club football’s showpiece match in Istanbul on

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Thomas Tuchel Says Chelsea Will Face Manchester City with Confidence in UEFA Champions League Final

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said their Champions League final opponents Manchester City are the “benchmark” in Europe, but his team will head to the title clash in Istanbul equipped with the confidence that they can beat Pep Guardiola’s side.

Goals by Timo Werner and Mason Mount sent Chelsea into the title clash with City as they outclassed 13-times champions Real Madrid 2-0 in the semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday for a 3-1 aggregate triumph.

Chelsea knocked City

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CHE vs RM Dream11 Team Prediction and Suggestions For Today’s UEFA Champions League 2020-21 between Chelsea vs Real Madrid: We are in the defining rounds of the UEFA Champions League and will see the clash of Premier League bigwigs Chelsea against La Liga champions Real Madrid. The first leg, which took place at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, ended in a 1-1 draw. Karim Benzema cancelled out Christian Pulisic’s early strike and this givesthe Blues an advantage heading into Wednesday’s

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Thomas Tuchel Wants Chelsea to Go for The Kill against Real Madrid

Thomas Tuchel insists Chelsea will not sit back on their away-goal advantage against Real Madrid in the Champions League as it is in the club’s DNA to try to win every match.

Christian Pulisic scored a crucial goal for Chelsea in last week’s semi-final first leg before Karim Benzema levelled up the tie at 1-1 through Madrid’s only shot on target, reports DPA.

The onus is on Madrid to score an away goal of their own in Wednesday’s return match

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PSG Players Claim Referee Swore at Them in Manchester City Defeat

Paris St Germain’s Leandro Paredes was verbally abused by Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers during Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg loss to Manchester City, his team mate Ander Herrera has claimed.

City reached the final of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time thanks to a 2-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium to secure a 4-1 aggregate win.

French champions PSG were left angered by the referee, who sent off PSG’s Angel Di Maria in the 69th minute for

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Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane Injured Ahead of Champions League Clash vs Chelsea

Raphael Varane (Photo Credit; AP)

Raphael Varane (Photo Credit; AP)

Real Madrid will be without defender Raphae Varane in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.

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  • Last Updated:May 04, 2021, 22:07 IST
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Real Madrid will be without central defender Raphael Varane for at least 10 days after the club confirmed the Frenchman had suffered “an injury in his right abductor muscle”. Varane suffered the injury during Saturday’s 2-0 La Liga win at home to Osasuna

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PSG Midfielder Idrissa Gueye Gets Two-match European Ban: UEFA

Paris St Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye will serve a two-match European suspension for his straight red card in last week’s Champions League semi-final first-leg against Manchester City, European soccer’s governing body UEFA said on Monday.

Gueye was dismissed in the 77th minute in Paris for a reckless challenge on Ilkay Gundogan as City came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory in Paris.

The Senegal international was already out of Tuesday’s return leg at the Etihad Stadium through an automatic

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Manchester City Players Must Stay Calm to Finish off PSG, Says Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says his players must control their emotions and take the opportunity to make history when they face Paris St Germain in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Tuesday.

City hold a 2-1 lead after an impressive performance in Paris last week and Guardiola’s men are within touching distance of their first Champions League final.

Guardiola, who won the trophy twice as Barcelona coach, has urged his team to play with the same confidence that

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Real Madrid Defender Raphael Varane Ruled Out of Chelsea Game

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg away to Chelsea with a muscle injury.

Real said on Monday the France international had hurt his right thigh during Saturday’s 2-0 win over Osasuna in La Liga, in which he was substituted at halftime.

Newspaper AS said Varane would be sidelined for around 10 days, also missing Sunday’s game at home to title rivals Sevilla and next Thursday’s trip to Granada.

Varane missed

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