UCL

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.

Real Madrid: Quarterfinals, here I come!

Led by the pace and skill of Vinicius Junior, the outstanding command over the ball in the midfield of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, the leadership of Ramos and the finishing of Karim Benzema Real Madrid progressed to the Champions League quarterfinals on a windy night at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium for the first time in three seasons with a 3-1 win over Atalanta in the second leg of their last 16-tie. 

Fabinho: The hero at Budapest

Thiago Alcantara had one of the best nights in a Liverpool shirt while finally, the front three responded despite wasting too many opportunities, but in the end, the Red Machine needed an anchor to make them functioning yet again- Fabinho was that anchor and the hero at Budapest.  

Barcelona out of the Champions League

Since 2004-05, the Champions League quarterfinals stage would not witness Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi anymore.

Another night of records for Erling Haaland

Haaland beat Bono from the penalty spot to put Dortmund 2-0 up, in the process taking his own tally to 20 in the competition. It took Haaland just 14 games to reach the mark, meaning he made it quicker than any other player in history.

A night to forget for Juve and the night to celebrate for FC Porto

In a night of expectations and anxiety, FC Porto held their nerves to conquer Turin leaving Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo stunned. The spirit of Porto deserved to advance further

Ferland Mendy to the rescue

Atalanta are well known for their free-flowing nature and when Cristian Romero, the center-back stated, “Our idea is to attack 90 minutes” the intention of the Italian side was clear – attack and pressurize the fragile backline of Real...

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