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The nine-goal thriller

There was a thrilling encounter going on at Anfield. At Milan, Real Madrid were experiencing the intensity of Inter. Paris Saint-Germain were experiencing that spending big money does not matter if you don’t realize what football is all about. Erling Haaland was doing his usual job. And, at Etihad, Manchester City joined the festival of goals to add extra spice to the night of Champions League – Don’t you dare to sleep at all!

PSG fall flat

Paris Saint-Germain love to show-off – they break the bank and buy big stars – hog the limelight and end up with nothing in the end. Their hype has always been such that they are more interested in a Gala rather than playing football.

AC Milan and Liverpool script classic at Anfield

The good thing was that AC Milan were back in the place where they actually belong – they have been the masters of Champions League and their return was greeted with a banner that read “25/05/05 – There are places I remember” at Anfield which was lively and vibrant. Yet again, Liverpool and AC Milan and orchestrated another Champions League classic – a game to remember.

Rodrygo Goes super strike rescues Real Madrid

It was one of those nights of Champions League where your temperament would be tested to the highest level. The opposition would choke our life out but still, you have to find a way to get past and break the deadlock. At Milan, Real Madrid experienced the going tough – well, they do have the youngsters to show them the way and obviously, without Brazilian magic, there cannot be any party.

Barcelona humiliated by Bayern Munich, again

No sweat. No extra-pressure. No tension at all. Bayern Munich came to hunt their prey at Camp Nou and left Spain after finishing the dinner. It was the most anticipated match last night and it turned out to be an exhibition match where a bunch of schoolboys were mesmerized by the sheer brute force known as Bayern Munich.

Young Boys shock Manchester United

Since Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United, the body language of the whole unit changed. They started off the weekend in a dazzling fashion with Ronaldo bagging a brace and at Bern, Switzerland, against the Young Boys; the Red Devils were expected to carry on the momentum. But, on a shocking night, Young Boys stunned the visitors.  

Chelsea win the Champions League: Thomas Tuchel the architect

After the final whistle, Tuchel smiled and the sadness of last season’s defeat against Bayern Munich was laid to rest once and for all.  In Porto, Tuchel stood among the litter of blue and silver glitter as a winner, the mastermind of a triumph that writes his name in Chelsea history.

Chelsea and not Real Madrid will travel to Istanbul

Chelsea toyed with Real Madrid as if they were playing against one of the minnows in European football. The Blues could have scored more and handed the Los Blancos a humiliation. It was one of the best displays in this event for Chelsea, while Real Madrid would love to forget it.     

Smart and composed Manchester City end the wait

PSG lost their calm and composure because they were tactically out-thought and outclassed by a much-more superior brain, who knows how things can be done in a smarter way.

Doubts over Mbappe, but Neymar is there

The Brazilian superstar is ready to give his all at the Eithad and one can expect a Neymar master class against the marvelous unit of Pep Guardiola – tough but not impossible!

Manchester City take the upper hand in Paris

Well, PSG remain poor on home soil and better away – Pep knows this very well and he is well aware that they can turn things around in Eithad; but at the moment, he would relish but keep his feet on the ground, while thinking about the night in Paris – City has the upper hand at the moment.

Real Madrid stay alive

It was a display where Real Madrid were given a stern test of temperament and till now they are alive in the contest. A much bigger test waits at Stamford Bridge

Real Madrid thrash Cadiz

The brouhaha about the European Super League still exists and in between the backlash and varied opinions from every corner of the globe the midweek, football is active because the show must go on. It was time for Real Madrid to face Cadiz after the dull draw a few days back and this time around there was no shock, rather, a dominating victory.

On the UEFA Champions League format change

World football is yet to recover from the topsy-turvy last two days and while each and everyone was busy protesting against the European Super League; UEFA officially announced the changes in the format of the Champions League which would be active from the 2024-25 season.

Manchester City break the jinx

Phil Foden, whose goal at the end of the first leg had given Manchester City the edge, all but settled the tie when he fired a shot in off the post with 15 minutes to go – City held to the lead and after the final whistle, the Blues were delirious.

Zinedine Zidane tames Liverpool at their own backyard

On the 109th anniversary of the maritime disaster, Real Madrid, with their patched-up unit, defended by dropping the anchor and would not let Liverpool’s heavy-pressing-intent destroy their plan. Zidane has galvanized a fragile unit that was down and out six months ago and has achieved success with those players who have spent the season on the fringes

It’s that man Neymar again

The photo of Neymar holding the Man of the Match award after the match might not have impressed his critics because at present the performance of a player is judged more on the basis of how many goals he scored and assists provided, but one of the best performances can come even without those and when a player does such, you have to realize the greatness of that player.

PSG beat Bayern Munich: The impact of Neymar

Mbappe bagged a brace, Marquinhos scored one, but the man who led from the back and front was Neymar.

The Vinicius Junior show

From here, one can expect, Vinicius to score more and more goals and create an impact.

Chelsea outweigh Atletico Madrid

Chelsea's backline and defensive midfield wall could not be penetrated and they outweighed Atleti. Without a doubt, Chelsea deserved to win last night.

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The nine-goal thriller

There was a thrilling encounter going on at Anfield. At Milan, Real Madrid were experiencing the intensity of Inter. Paris Saint-Germain were experiencing that spending big money does not matter if you don’t realize what football is all about. Erling Haaland was doing his usual job. And, at Etihad, Manchester City joined the festival of goals to add extra spice to the night of Champions League – Don’t you dare to sleep at all!

PSG fall flat