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Atletico Madrid benefit from Barcelona’s Champions League exit with guaranteed €50m cash injection

It was a very disappointing night for two of La Liga’s big three in the Champions League, with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid losing out in the quarter-final ties against Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund respectively. However, for…

“He’s been a disaster” – Xavi Hernandez blames referee for Barcelona’s Champions League exit

Barcelona’s wait for a sixth Champions League crown goes on, as they fell to a quarter-final defeat against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. The Catalans held a 3-2 lead going into the second leg, but went on to lose 4-1 at the Estadi…

Hellish three minutes costs Atletico Madrid as Borussia Dortmund progress in Champions League

Atletico Madrid have exited this season’s Champions League after losing out in a classic quarter-final tie against Borussia Dortmund. The match finished 4-2 on the night at Signal Iduma Park, which ensured a 5-4 aggregate victory for the…

10-man Barcelona collapse to Champions League exit, Paris Saint-Germain into semi-finals

Barcelona’s season is now all-but over, as they have been knocked out of the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain. Three second half goals were the difference in the end, as the French champions won 4-1 on the night, ensuring a 6-4…

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WATCH: PSG now 5-4 up on aggregate as Kylian Mbappe converts penalty against Barcelona

Barcelona are on the cusp of being eliminated from the Champions League, with Paris Saint-Germain now being 3-1 up on the night at the Estadi Olimpic, which means that the French champions are 5-4 up on aggregate. Raphinha opened the…

WATCH: PSG level on aggregate against Barcelona courtesy of long-range Vitinha strike

Barcelona are now right up against it in their hopes to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Having already been reduced to 10 men, they are now behind on the night against Paris Saint-Germain, which means that the…

WATCH: Own goal bring Atletico Madrid back level on aggregate with Borussia Dortmund

Atletico Madrid were staring down the barrel of exiting this season’s Champions League, having trailed 2-0 to Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduma Park (3-2 aggregate). Diego Simeone opted to make three changes at the interval, and it’s…

WATCH: Dreadful first half from Atletico Madrid sees Borussia Dortmund overturn first leg deficit

Atletico Madrid led 2-1 going into tonight’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Borussia Dortmund, having won last week at the Civitas Metropolitano. However, that advantage was completely wiped out inside five first half…

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WATCH: Ousmane Dembele scores against Barcelona again as PSG cut advantage to one

It’s been a dreadful few minutes for Barcelona. They have lost Ronald Araujo, who was sent off for a last man foul on Bradley Barcola, and they’ve now conceded to Paris Saint-Germain, which has levelled the scoreline on the night. Raphinha…

WATCH: Big blow for Barcelona as Ronald Araujo shown straight red card for last man challenge

Barcelona had been in a great position to progress past Paris Saint-Germain and into the semi-finals of the Champions League, having gone 4-2 in front early on at the Estadi Olimpic in Montjuic. However, they have now been reduced to 10…

WATCH: Raphinha’s fine form continues as Barcelona strike first again against Paris Saint-Germain

Barcelona may already have one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League. They carried a 3-2 lead from last week’s first leg in Paris, and now, they’ve struck first against Paris Saint-Germain at the Estadi Olimpic in Montjuic.…

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WATCH: Opposition coach breaks down in tears congratulating Athletic Club for Copa del Rey win

Villarreal manager Marcelino Garcia Toral could not hold back the tears on Sunday night, after his side secured a point against Athletic Club in stoppage time via a Dani Parejo penalty. Not because of the point, but his emotions got the…

Diego Simeone decides on veteran as Samuel Lino replacement for Borussia Dortmund-Atletico Madrid clash

Atletico Madrid face the difficult task of finishing their Champions League quarter-final clash at Borussia Dortmund’s home stadium, although they are 2-1 ahead from last week’s first leg at the Civitas Metropolitano. More worrying news…

Real Madrid President accused of flaunting power – ‘Politicians go there to kneel to Florentino Perez’

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has come under fire from Podemos MEP candidate and former Minister for Equality Irene Montero, who has claimed that Perez uses the director’s box at the Santiago Bernabeu as public forum to see…

16-year-old Barcelona star with €6m release clause turns down offers from Premier League clubs

Barcelona seem to have a never-ending supply of top youngsters coming through their La Masia academy, and one of those that could be the next to make the step to the first team in the coming years is Marc Bernal. The 16-year-old pivot is…

Bayer Leverkusen confirm astronomical asking price for Barcelona and Real Madrid target Florian Wirtz

Florian Wirtz was a star of the show as Bayer Leverkusen secured their first-ever Bundesliga title on Sunday. Xabi Alonso’s side won 5-0 against Werder Bremen, with the 20-year-old coming off the bench to score his first hat-trick in…

PSG summer plans: Unlikely to move for Real Madrid star, but will challenge them for summer target

Paris Saint-Germain are set to respond in the transfer market this summer, with all signs pointing to Real Madrid robbing them of their prize forward in Kylian Mbappe. They will not go for a direct response though. There had been some talk…

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Pedri risked by Xavi Hernandez as Barcelona name strong line-up for Paris Saint-Germain clash

Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez has named his starting line-up for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final showdown with Paris Saint-Germain, taking place at the Estadi Olimpic in Montjuic. The big news is that Pedri…

“Vinicius, d*e” chants heard from section of Barcelona supporters before Champions League clash with PSG

Barcelona fans packed out the area near the Estadi Olimpic in their droves on Wednesday evening to welcome their heroes for Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg showdown with Paris Saint-Germain. Xavi Hernandez’s side only…

Barcelona paying close attention to free agent midfielder who could fill gap at base of midfield

Barcelona are on the hunt for a pivot this summer, but with little in the way of finances to do so with, they could be forced into cheaper alternatives as things stand. That was the case last summer too, and despite bringing in Oriol Romeu…

Two more candidates added to Jagoba Arrasate for Sevilla job including Championship option

While Quique Sanchez Flores looks set to steer Sevilla to safety this season, his future looks far from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan this summer. It has been consistently reported that Sanchez Flores is not the preferred choice for Sevilla…

WATCH: Barcelona fans mistakenly throw objects at own team bus ahead of PSG showdown

Tensions are high in Catalonia ahead of Tuesday evening’s Champions League quarter-final second leg between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at the Estadi Olimpic in Montjuic. Xavi Hernandez’s side are in pole position to reach the semi…

Carlo Ancelotti confirms one Real Madrid starter for Manchester City clash, hints at key player missing out

Due to Aurelien Tchouameni being suspended for Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final second leg clash with Manchester City on Wednesday, Carlo Ancelotti has had a decision to make on who will replace the French international…

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Real Madrid clash – ‘I respect them, I don’t fear them’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said his side must be prepared for Real Madrid to switch things up again in the second leg. Guardiola had admitted that he was surprised by Carlo Ancelotti’s use of Rodrygo Goes on the left side,…

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Carlo Ancelotti calls on Real Madrid to put last season’s demons behind them for Manchester City showdown

After last week’s 3-3 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu, it’s safe to say that Manchester City are favourites to progress to the Champions League semi-finals ahead of Real Madrid, with the two European giants set to face off in the second leg…

Jude Bellingham explains reason behind drop-off in Real Madrid goalscoring form

Jude Bellingham had a ferocious start to life at Real Madrid. Having joined from Borussia Dortmund last summer, the English international midfielder hit the ground running immediately, and in the first half of the season, he had amassed an…

Jude Bellingham calls for action after another Real Madrid teammate racially abused

Racism has been a growing problem in Spanish football over the last few years, with Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Junior having often been the target of attacks. On Saturday, it was his teammate Aurelien Tchouameni that was racially…

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COLUMN: The USMNT midfielder revitalising Manuel Pellegrini’s midfield at Real Betis

“I understand perfectly that the supporters might be surprised by my exit,” Ramon Planes said. After just eight months in his role as Sporting Director of Real Betis, Planes’ midseason departure absolutely was a surprise. He had been…

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Manchester City star Bernardo Silva – ‘This Real Madrid are better than last year’

Manchester City star Bernardo Silva has declared that Real Madrid have improved from last year, ahead of the return leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash against Los Blancos. The game is delicately poised after a 3-3 draw at…

Real Betis assure Manuel Pellegrini future is safe again

Real Betis President Angel Haro has told the press again that there is no question in terms of their commitment to Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini. The 70-year-old signed a new deal with the club until 2026, despite a lucrative offer…