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Champions League: Young Boys 1-3 Leipzig
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Champions League: Young Boys 1-3 Leipzig

By Score More Leipzig launched their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 victory over the Swiss champions, Young Boys, on Tuesday. The deciding goal, netted by substitute Benjamin Šeško, came during injury time and resulted from a skillfully executed counterattack initiated by Benjamin Henrichs following a Young Boys corner. The home team had a jittery start, with Leipzig initiating relentless attacks right from the beginning, creating three excellent scoring opportunities within the first two minutes. Their breakthrough came in the third minute when Mohamed Simakan scored from a corner. Xavi Simons consistently posed a threat, deftly dribbling past Young Boys' defenders and narrowly missing a chance to double the lead in the 13th minute. Gradually, Young Boys settled into the mat...
Champions League: Manchester City 3-1 Crvena Zvezda
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Champions League: Manchester City 3-1 Crvena Zvezda

By Score More The current European champions eagerly welcomed Crvena Zvezda to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, with the goal of launching their 2023/24 UEFA Champions League title defense with a victory against the Serbian side. However, Barak Bakhar's team also has a history of European success, having tasted glory in 1991, and they were determined to secure their first win on English soil in fifty years. Manchester City found themselves trailing for the second time in less than a week on Tuesday evening, conceding a goal just before halftime when Osman Bukari scored to give Crvena Zvezda a surprising lead at the Etihad Stadium. Bukari was played through on goal by Mirko Ivanić and remained composed when facing Ederson one-on-one. A VAR check confirmed that there was no offside. How...
Champions League: AC Milan 0-0 Newcastle
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Champions League: AC Milan 0-0 Newcastle

By Score More In the scorching San Siro heat, Newcastle United faced a demanding challenge but demonstrated commendable resilience against AC Milan's relentless attacks. This hard-fought draw against the odds will be treasured by Newcastle's devoted fans. While acknowledging the need for improvement, the return to the Champions League proved to be a challenging endeavor at times. Nonetheless, securing a point on the opening night provides a solid foundation for future endeavors. On the flip side, AC Milan may regret squandered opportunities. They generated 25 clear-cut chances, but they encountered an inspired Nick Pope and a resolute Newcastle defense that defended with unwavering determination. Buoyed by the passionate support of Curva Sud, Milan appeared formidable until they reach...
Champions League: Lazio 1-1 Atletico Madrid
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Champions League: Lazio 1-1 Atletico Madrid

By Score More Goalkeeper Ivan Provedel was Lazio’s unlikely goalscoring hero as he headed home an equaliser deep into stoppage-time to secure a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid. It was a memorable Champions League debut for Provodel at the Stadio Olimpico, becoming the fourth goalkeeper in the history of the competition to score a goal. Pablo Barrios was on target for Atletico in the first half, his effort taking a big deflection off Lazio midfielder Daichi Kamada.
Champions League: Feyenoord 2-0 Celtic
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Champions League: Feyenoord 2-0 Celtic

By Score More Celtic's UEFA Champions League campaign kicked off on Tuesday with a visit to Rotterdam, where they faced a formidable Feyenoord side that comfortably secured the Eredivisie title last season. Feyenoord was eager to rectify their past European shortcomings. Brendan Rodgers' Celtic began the match strongly in the Netherlands, holding their ground for most of the first half. However, just before halftime, Calvin Stengs stunned the visitors with a sensational free-kick, putting Feyenoord in the lead. Joe Hart's questionable goalkeeping and a poorly-organized wall allowed Stengs to curl the ball into the bottom-right corner, sending De Kuip into a frenzy. Following the crucial goal, the Celtic team struggled to recover and suffered a self-inflicted collapse in the second h...
Galeno Nets Twice as Porto Cruises to a 3-1 Victory Against Ukrainian Side Shakhtar in the Champions League
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Galeno Nets Twice as Porto Cruises to a 3-1 Victory Against Ukrainian Side Shakhtar in the Champions League

By Score More Shakhtar Donetsk, the reigning Ukrainian champion, kicked off its 2023-24 Champions League campaign at its new temporary home in Germany. The team was greeted by a near-capacity crowd of over 46,700 at the Volksparkstadion, a move forced by UEFA's decision not to allow home European games in Ukraine due to the ongoing Russian invasion. Despite spirited support for Shakhtar, Porto wasted no time and took less than eight minutes to open the scoring. Shakhtar's goalkeeper, Dmytro Riznyk, who had recently returned from injury, deflected a speculative shot into the path of Galeno, who capitalized on the opportunity to score. Shakhtar, once known for signing talented Brazilian players, has shifted its focus to younger, locally developed talent since the invasion last yea...
Barcelona Dominates Royal Antwerp with a 5-0 Victory in Champions League Opener
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Barcelona Dominates Royal Antwerp with a 5-0 Victory in Champions League Opener

By Score More Barcelona made a stunning start to their 2023-24 Champions League campaign with a commanding 5-0 victory over Royal Antwerp at the Olympic Stadium in Montjuic. The early ignition came courtesy of Joao Felix, who capitalized on a pass from Ilkay Gundogan. Felix found the net at the near post, providing Barcelona with a perfect start. Felix played a pivotal role in the second goal as well, delivering an exquisite cross to Robert Lewandowski at the back post. The Polish international marked his 100th goal in UEFA club competitions, extending Barcelona's lead to 2-0. Barcelona's third goal arrived just four minutes later, with Raphinha's cross deflecting off Jelle Bataille and into the net, further solidifying Xavi Hernandez's team's impressive halftime lead. Ten minutes...
Champions League: PSG 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
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Champions League: PSG 2-0 Borussia Dortmund

By Score More PARIS-SAINT GERMAIN kicked off their Champions League campaign with a triumphant start, thanks to a Kylian Mbappe penalty that paved the way for a 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes. The French champions asserted their dominance in the first half, although they didn't seriously challenge the Dortmund defense. Their breakthrough came just four minutes into the second half when Mbappe successfully converted a penalty awarded for a handball by Niklas Suele. Achraf Hakimi sealed the deal with a remarkable second goal, and PSG could have secured an even more substantial victory in Group F. This result immediately places them in command of the group, especially after AC Milan and Newcastle United played to a goalless draw earlier. Coach Luis Enrique ...
Completed UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw
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Completed UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw

The draw for the group stage of the Champions League took place this Thursday. Group A: Bayern Munich, Manchester United, FC Copenhagen, Galatasaray. Group B: Sevilla, Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, Lens. Group C: Napoli, Real Madrid, Braga, Union Berlin. Group D: Benfica, Inter Milan, Red Bull Salzburg, Real Sociedad. Group E: Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, Celtic. Group F: Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, Newcastle United. Group G: Manchester City, RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, Young Boys. Group H: Barcelona, Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, Antwerp. https://twitter.com/ChampionsLeague/status/1697291794617143488
Champions League: These are the 8 clubs in each of the 4 Champions League pots for the group draw
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Champions League: These are the 8 clubs in each of the 4 Champions League pots for the group draw

The four Champions League pots have now been confirmed. The eight clubs in each of the four pots, making up the 32 clubs who will fill the eight groups. One from each of the four pots making up a Champions League group. POT 1 Manchester City Sevilla Barcelona Napoli Bayern Munich Paris Saint-Germain Benfica Feyenoord POT 2 Real Madrid Manchester United Internazionale Borussia Dortmund Atletico Madrid RB Leipzig FC Porto Arsenal POT 3 Shakhtar Donetsk FC Salzburg AC Milan Braga PSV Eindhoven Lazio Red Star Belgrade FC Copenhagen POT 4 Young Boys Real Sociedad Galatasaray Celtic Newcastle United Union Berlin Antwerp Lens