Tag: Champions League

Fantastic Turnaround Sends Real Madrid to Champions League Final!
Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Champions League, Football

Fantastic Turnaround Sends Real Madrid to Champions League Final!

By Score More Staff Madrid, Spain - In a stunning comeback, Real Madrid secured their spot in the UEFA Champions League final after defeating Bayern Munich with two late goals from Joselu. Trailing until the 88th minute, Real Madrid's fate looked uncertain. However, Joselu's remarkable brace in the closing minutes overturned Alphonso Davies' early lead for Bayern, propelling the Spanish giants into the coveted Champions League final. The match commenced with Real Madrid asserting control, a stark contrast to the first-leg encounter. The Madrilenos dominated possession and posed significant threats upfront, notably through Vinícius Jr. and Rodrygo. Despite their efforts, Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer thwarted their attempts, denying them a breakthrough in the first half. As the s...
Dortmund Knocks Out PSG and Secures First Champions League Final Spot
Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund Knocks Out PSG and Secures First Champions League Final Spot

By Score More Staff Paris, France - Borussia Dortmund's triumph at Parc des Princes against Paris Saint-Germain sealed their place in the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley with a 1-0 aggregate victory. Dortmund supporters can now start booking their flights to London as the German side delivered a resilient performance to eliminate PSG and become the first team to secure a spot in the Champions League final. Under the guidance of Edin Terzic, Dortmund entered Paris with a 1-0 advantage from the first leg in Germany. In a tightly contested first half, both teams created promising opportunities. Notable chances included Adeyemi's shot (36') saved by Donnarumma and Schlotterbeck's dangerous deflection that narrowly avoided an own goal just before halftime. PSG emerged from the b...
Champions League: Inter Milan 1 – 0 Benfica
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Champions League: Inter Milan 1 – 0 Benfica

By Score More In a crucial Champions League clash at the Meazza, Inter got their campaign back on track with a resounding 1-0 victory over Benfica, thanks to a second-half strike by Thuram, set up brilliantly by Dumfries. The match, which began as a relatively balanced affair, saw Inter emerge as the dominant force after the halftime break. Inter's manager, Inzaghi, stuck with a familiar starting lineup, with Pavard, Acerbi, and Bastoni forming the defensive trio, and a midfield featuring the formidable trio of Barella, Calhanoglu, and Mkhitaryan. The wingbacks and strikers were the usual suspects. On the opposing side, Schmidt opted for a more attack-minded approach, with Neres leading the line and Di Maria and Silva providing width from the wings. Interestingly, former Inter playe...
Champions League: Arsenal 4-0 PSV Eindhoven
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Champions League: Arsenal 4-0 PSV Eindhoven

By Score More Arsenal made a triumphant return to the Champions League after a six-year hiatus, delivering a resounding 4-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven in their group stage opener at the Emirates Stadium. In an opening half marked by dominance, the Gunners overwhelmed the attack-minded PSV, establishing a commanding 3-0 lead by halftime courtesy of goals from Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard, and Gabriel Jesus. Their return to the grand stage was greeted with thunderous applause from the home crowd, and they could have easily added more goals. The second half saw Arsenal maintain control, albeit with slightly less clinical precision. Martin Odegaard's spectacular long-range strike added a well-deserved fourth goal, sealing the victory. Arsenal comfortably managed the remaining 20 minute...
Champions League: Braga 1-2 Napoli
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Champions League: Braga 1-2 Napoli

By Score More In a captivating Champions League Group C encounter on Wednesday, Italian champions Napoli secured a 2-1 away victory, thanks to a late own goal by Sporting Braga defender Sikou Niakate. In a match characterized by numerous missed opportunities, Napoli broke the deadlock in first-half injury time when captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo capitalized on a clever nod-down by striker Victor Osimhen. Di Lorenzo skillfully directed the ball off the bar and into the net. Braga, making their third Champions League appearance and their first in 11 seasons, raised their intensity in the second half. Forward Bruma leveled the score in the 84th minute with a well-executed header, connecting with a precise cross delivered by substitute Rodrigo Zalazar. However, just four minutes later, Ni...
Champions League: Real Madrid 1-0 Union Berlin
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Champions League: Real Madrid 1-0 Union Berlin

By Score More Real Madrid clinched a thrilling late triumph over Union Berlin in their opening Champions League Group C match at the Bernabeu, securing a hard-fought 1-0 victory. Union Berlin effectively managed the first 45 minutes, frustrating Madrid's efforts and limiting them to half-chances. In fact, the only on-target attempt from the home side was a weak Joselu header easily gathered by the goalkeeper, as Berlin continued to defy their hosts. Madrid exhibited a notable improvement in the second half, fashioning numerous scoring opportunities but encountering strong resistance from Frederik Ronnow and Union Berlin's resolute defense. Nonetheless, it was Jude Bellingham's 94th-minute tap-in that sealed a last-gasp win for the Spanish side, earning them three crucial points in t...
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: 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...
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 ...