• Europa League 2020: Manchester United set to face Copenhagen or Basaksehir – as it happened

    Europa League 2020: Manchester United set to face Copenhagen or Basaksehir – as it happened
    Wolves will play Sevilla or Roma if they overcome Olympiakos while Manchester United are likely to face Copenhagen or Basaksehir 12.55pm BST And that is quite literally that. Next month will be a veritable feast of European footballing action, presuming it all goes ahead as planned, and the top two club competitions will be compressed and concluded in speedy fashion.Thank you for reading, goodbye, and have a nice weekend. Related: Manchester City to face Juventus or Lyon if they beat Real Madrid
  • Europa League 2020: quarter-final and semi final draw – live!

    Europa League 2020: quarter-final and semi final draw – live!
    Champions League draw: Man City to face Juventus or LyonAny comments? You can email Luke | tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 12.09pm BST Omar Elabdellaoui of Olympiakos chips in on the goings-on of the last few months in the Covid-19 lockdown: “It was really strange and difficult, but we are hoping the worst is past.” 12.08pm BST Wolves captain Conor Coady talks to Pedro Pinto ahead of the draw. Pinto asks him how he has managed during the lockdown: “It’s been hard ... it’s bee
  • Champions League draw: Man City to face Juve or Lyon if they beat Madrid – live!

    Champions League draw: Man City to face Juve or Lyon if they beat Madrid – live!
    Real Madrid/Man City v Lyon/Juve, Leipzig v AtléticoNapoli/Barcelona v Chelsea/Bayern Munich, Atalanta v PSGAny comments? You can email Luke | tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 11.42am BST And that concludes the draw. Looking ahead a bit further, we can be sure that *one* of RB Leipzig, Atlético Madrid, Atalanta or PSG will end up in the final, because the winners of the two confirmed quarter-finals will be pitted against each other in the last four. Hope that’s clear. 11.38am BST So, wh
  • Manchester City to face Juventus or Lyon if they beat Real Madrid

    Manchester City to face Juventus or Lyon if they beat Real Madrid
    Guardiola could face Barcelona in Champions League semiChelsea to meet Napoli or Barça if they achieve Bayern miracle
    Manchester City will face Juventus or Lyon in the Champions League quarter-finals if they defeat Real Madrid. Their path to the final would then be blocked by one of Napoli, Barcelona, Chelsea or Bayern Munich.City hold a 2-1 lead from the first leg of their tie against Madrid and have the go-ahead to play the return at the Etihad Stadium in early August.Route to the final
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  • Champions League 2020 quarter-final and semi-final draw – live!

    Champions League 2020 quarter-final and semi-final draw – live!
    The draw for the Lisbon tournament, starting 11am BSTManchester City to play Real Madrid second leg at EtihadAny comments? You can email Luke | tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 10.39am BST In any normal season, European action in the height of summer means the preliminary rounds of the Europa League in some far-flung corner of the continent. But not this year. This is a Champions League / Europa League draw with a difference, and not just because it’s taking place in July: the Covid-19 shutdown left
  • Manchester City to play Real Madrid second leg at Etihad Stadium

    Manchester City to play Real Madrid second leg at Etihad Stadium
    Manchester United and Wolves can also play ties at homeUefa rules on Champions and Europa League last-16 tiesManchester City have the go-ahead from Uefa to play the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium.European football’s governing body has also allowed Manchester United and Wolves to host their Europa League games against Lask and Olympiakos. Chelsea will go to Bayern Munich and Rangers to Bayer Leverkusen as scheduled. Related: Premie
  • Premier League clubs still in Europe want delayed start to next season

    Premier League clubs still in Europe want delayed start to next season
    Uefa mini-tournaments in August threaten players’ restManchester United, City, Wolves and Chelsea may be involvedPremier League clubs involved in August’s mini-tournaments for the Champions League and Europa League are expected to ask to start next season later than the rest of the division to allow their players a longer break.Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves are still involved in Uefa club competition, although Chelsea will have to overturn a 3-0 first-leg hom
  • Lisbon confirmed as venue for Champions League mini-tournament

    Lisbon confirmed as venue for Champions League mini-tournament
    Portuguese capital to host knockout games from last eightOutstanding last-16 second legs may be held at normal venuesLisbon has been selected by Uefa as the venue for a mini-tournament to conclude this season’s Champions League.One-leg quarter- and semi-finals and the final will be played in the Portuguese capital from 12-23 August. In a few weeks a decision will be taken as to whether the second legs of the four unfinished last-16 ties, including those involving Manchester City and Chelse
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  • When Aston Villa played behind closed doors as European champions

    When Aston Villa played behind closed doors as European champions
    The Premier League is making its return at Villa Park. This is not the first time the ground has been empty for a big gameBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogWhen Aston Villa take on Sheffield United on Wednesday, it will be the first time Villa Park has hosted a Premier League game behind closed doors, but it will not be a unique occasion for that famous old ground. Villa were champions of Europe the last time they played a competitive match in an empty Villa Park. Violence and glory provid
  • Werner ready to skip Champions League with Leipzig to hook up with Chelsea

    Werner ready to skip Champions League with Leipzig to hook up with Chelsea
    Forward keen to move to London before AugustRB Leipzig are in Champions League quarter-finalsTimo Werner is ready to miss RB Leipzig’s Champions League quarter-final in August because he wants to prepare for his move to Chelsea once the Bundesliga season finishes.Leipzig reached the last eight of the Champions League for the first time when they beat Tottenham in March but Werner has agreed to join Chelsea and is prepared to give up the chance of European glory after signalling his intent
  • Timo Werner ready to skip Champions League with Leipzig to hook up with Chelsea

    Timo Werner ready to skip Champions League with Leipzig to hook up with Chelsea
    Forward keen to move to London before AugustRB Leipzig are in Champions League quarter-finalsTimo Werner is ready to miss RB Leipzig’s Champions League quarter-final in August because he wants to prepare for his move to Chelsea once the Bundesliga season finishes.Leipzig reached the last eight of the Champions League for the first time when they beat Tottenham in March but Werner has agreed to join Chelsea and is prepared to give up the chance of European glory after signalling his intent
  • Football quiz: host venues

    Football quiz: host venues
    How much do you know about the places that have held World Cups, Euros and Champions League finals?Complete this sequence: Uruguay, Italy, England, West Germany, Argentina …BrazilSpainSouth Africa FranceWho were the first English club to win a European Cup final in England?Nottingham Forest Aston Villa LiverpoolManchester United Who were the first English club to lose a European Cup final in England? LiverpoolAston Villa Nottingham Forest Manchester UnitedWhich country has hosted a World
  • Lisbon the favourite to host Champions League mini-tournament in August

    Lisbon the favourite to host Champions League mini-tournament in August
    One-off games expected in quarter- and semi-finalsUefa to make decision on WednesdayLisbon appears to be the favourite to host the final stages of the Champions League. The Portuguese capital is understood to be in contention to stage a condensed version of the tournament, with ties played as single legs as Uefa seeks a solution for completing the competition amid the coronavirus pandemic.How the four outstanding last-16 matches should be completed remains open to discussion. Manchester City are
  • Gabriel Clarke: 'I asked Alex Ferguson actual questions so we got on well'

    Gabriel Clarke: 'I asked Alex Ferguson actual questions so we got on well'
    ITV’s award-winning reporter reflects on the absence of Euro 2020, interviewing Manchester United’s legendary manager and encountering ‘poetic’ José MourinhoSometimes in life you meet the most remarkable of people in the most unexpected of ways. Gabriel Clarke can testify to that given what happened after he tried to secure an interview with Louis van Gaal before Barcelona’s Champions League semi-final with Valencia in May 2000. Van Gaal was Barcelona’s
  • Football quiz: runners up

    Football quiz: runners up
    Everyone remembers the winners, but what about the teams that finished second?Who were the losers of the first World Cup final – a game that was played just 125 miles away from their capital city?ItalyArgentina ChileBrazilWhich European team has lost a World Cup final in their home country?HungaryItalySwedenThe Netherlands Who finished second the last time Liverpool won the league?Manchester United  ArsenalLeedsAston VillaWho finished second in the inaugural season of the Premier
  • Madrid bids to host Champions League final if Uefa rules out Istanbul

    Madrid bids to host Champions League final if Uefa rules out Istanbul
    Mayor says Madrid in talks about hosting if Istanbul ditchedUefa looking at ‘variety of options’ and will meet on 17 JuneMadrid’s mayor has said the Spanish capital is in talks about hosting this year’s Champions League final if organisers decide to move it from Istanbul due to the coronavirus crisis.This year’s showpiece was scheduled to be played at Istanbul’s Ataturk Stadium on 30 May until the competition was postponed at the last-16 stage in March due to
  • Manchester City's twisting tale can offer a new chapter of stranger things | Barney Ronay

    Manchester City's twisting tale can offer a new chapter of stranger things | Barney Ronay
    Winning the Champions League would be an extraordinary act of defiance from a team still waiting to learn if it will be cast out by Uefa and transformed into a sporting ghost shipHas there been a more existentially strange interlude in the history of any modern football club than the drama that could await Manchester City over the next three months?This is a question that may concern only City’s fans for now. It will get lost in the more general weirdness of sporting life in the time of pl
  • Football quiz: when Ajax won the Champions League final in 1995

    Football quiz: when Ajax won the Champions League final in 1995
    An 18-year-old Patrick Kluivert scored the winner against Milan. Do you remember the details?More Champions League quizzes: 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008 2012Patrick Kluivert scored the only goal of the game, becoming the youngest player to score in a Champions League final – a record he still holds 25 years later. Who is the oldest player to have scored in a Champions League final?Mario MandzukicFranco BaresiPaolo MaldiniTeddy Sheringham Who were the reigning champions in 1994-95? Marseille
  • From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives? – podcast

    From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives? – podcast
    A series of high-profile sporting events went ahead as scheduled in mid-March even as Covid-19 was being declared a pandemic. The Guardian’s David Conn investigates the scientific reasoning behind the decision, while Liverpool fan Simon Renoldi reflects on the loss of his father In the hours before Liverpool faced Atlético Madrid at Anfield in a crucial Champions League match in March, the WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic. But like other major events in Britain at the time, the gove
  • Football quiz: when Manchester United won the 2008 Champions League final

    Football quiz: when Manchester United won the 2008 Champions League final
    Manchester United beat Chelsea in the first all-English Champions League final in 2008. Do you remember the details?More Champions League final quizzes: 1999, 2005, 2006, 2012Manchester United did not lose a game in the Champions League that season (the most recent winners who can say that). Which team beat Chelsea over 90 minutes earlier in the competition?LiverpoolFenerbahçeSchalkeOlympiakosWhat was the local time in Moscow when the game kicked off?5.45pm 9pm10.45pm11.30pm Which member
  • Valencia criticises Atalanta coach who attended match with Covid-19

    Valencia criticises Atalanta coach who attended match with Covid-19
    Gian Piero Gasperini admits he had symptoms prior to Champions League match in Spain Coronavirus – latest updates
    See all our coronavirus coverageThe Spanish football club Valencia has criticised the coach of Italian team Atalanta for “putting the health of numerous people at risk’’ after confessing he had symptoms of Covid-19 prior to the Champions League match between the two sides in March.In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Gian Pi
  • Valencia criticise Atalanta coach who attended match with Covid-19

    Valencia criticise Atalanta coach who attended match with Covid-19
    Gian Piero Gasperini admits he had symptoms prior to Champions League match in Spain Coronavirus – latest updates
    See all our coronavirus coverageThe Spanish football club Valencia have criticised the coach of Italian team Atalanta for “putting the health of numerous people at risk’’ after confessing that he had symptoms of Covid-19 prior to the Champions League match between the two sides in March.In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, G
  • Football quiz: when Barcelona won the Champions League final in 2006

    Football quiz: when Barcelona won the Champions League final in 2006
    Arsenal reached their first (and so far only) Champions League final in 2006. How well do you recall the game?More Champions League final quizzes: 1999, 2005, 2012Where was the final played?AthensParisRomeAmsterdamArsenal kept a staggering 10 consecutive clean sheets on their way to the final. Who started at left-back in their six knockout games against Real Madrid, Juventus and Villarreal?Ashley Cole Gaël Clichy Kolo TouréMathieu FlaminiWhose free-kick was headed in by Sol Campbell
  • Riyad Mahrez sets Manchester City's sights on Champions League glory

    Riyad Mahrez sets Manchester City's sights on Champions League glory
    ‘We have the team, the manager … everything’City lead Real Madrid 2-1 going into home legRiyad Mahrez is confident Manchester City can win the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.Uefa is intent on the competition returning in August when domestic leagues have been completed following football’s suspension. Should that prove to be the case, City will resume a last-16 tie against Real Madrid leading 2-1 from the first leg at the Bernabéu.
  • When Nottingham Forest retained the European Cup 40 years ago

    When Nottingham Forest retained the European Cup 40 years ago
    Brian Clough’s team went to the 1980 final without their record signing. They returned as two-time European championsBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog“You win something once and people say it is all down to luck,” reflected Brian Clough after Nottingham Forest had successfully defended the European Cup on 28 May 1980. “You win it twice and it shuts the buggers up.”Winning the 1979 European Cup was hardly a fluke. Defeating Liverpool and Cologne on their way t
  • Football quiz: when Manchester United won the Champions League in 1999

    Football quiz: when Manchester United won the Champions League in 1999
    Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær saw off Bayern Munich in the last minute but can you remember the details?Which airliner did United use to fly to Barcelona?Boeing 747 Learjet 45 ConcordeEasyjetWhat was special about the date of the final?It was Sir Alex Ferguson’s birthday It was the 31st anniversary of United’s last European Cup win It would have been Sir Matt Busby’s 90th birthday It was Erik Nevland’s birthday Who captained United in the absence of Roy K
  • Raymond Goethals: Marseille's messiah who toppled mighty Milan | Paul Doyle

    Raymond Goethals: Marseille's messiah who toppled mighty Milan | Paul Doyle
    The man who guided Marseille to Champions League glory is seldom remembered outside France and Belgium but his tactical wizardry and brushes with crime render him a fascinating figure
    The first final after the rebranding of Europe’s premiere club competition as the Champions League took place 27 years ago this Tuesday. It was a stinker. Marseille, who beat Milan 1-0 in Munich, had contested an even grimmer final two years previously, losing the European Cup on penalties to Red Star Belgrad
  • Football quiz: when Liverpool won the Champions League final in 2005

    Football quiz: when Liverpool won the Champions League final in 2005
    Who replaced Harry Kewell? Who hacked? Who hit the showers?Take our quiz on the 2012 Champions League final What was the half-time score?Milan 2-0 Liverpool Milan 3-0 Liverpool Milan 3-1 Liverpool Milan 3-2 Liverpool Who was the official Man of the Match?Steven GerrardHernán CrespoKakáJerzy Dudek Five days before the Champions League game, Milan drew 3-3 in their penultimate league game. Who were they playing?ChievoSienaFiorentinaPalermoWhose cross led to Steven Gerrard’s goa
  • 'A volcano that exploded': the '95 Ajax side that changed European football

    'A volcano that exploded': the '95 Ajax side that changed European football
    Exactly 25 years on, Patrick Kluivert, Ronald de Boer and more recall Ajax’s famous Champions League triumph over MilanPatrick Kluivert has, with the precision that accompanies an Ajax upbringing, just offered a photo-realistic description of the goal that changed European football. Twenty-five years have passed but no detail is spared: the gap into which he invited Frank Rijkaard’s pass; the ricochet that set him teetering as Zvonimir Boban slid in; the instinctive adjustment and ex
  • Two more Watford players isolate while UK quarantine rules may hit Uefa plans

    Two more Watford players isolate while UK quarantine rules may hit Uefa plans
    Players came into contact with someone who has Covid-19English teams still in Europe wait for clarity on travel rulesTwo more Watford players have been forced to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who has coronavirus, it emerged on Friday, as the Premier League extended its testing regime and fresh doubt was thrown on to the future of English teams in European competitions.The Watford manager, Nigel Pearson, revealed the development on a day when it emerged the league had increa
  • Football quiz: last goodbyes

    Football quiz: last goodbyes
    Who was sent off? Who was taken off? Who slacked off?Frank Rijkaard won a Champions League final and an Eredivisie title in the last week of his playing career. What was the year?19951996 19971998Zinedine Zidane was sent off in his final game as a player. In which city?MadridBerlinMunichYokohamaZidane is not the only player who finished his career with a red card. Edgar Davids, his old Juventus teammate, was sent off in a Conference game in 2013 and never played again. Which club was he playing
  • Football quiz: when Chelsea won the Champions League final in 2012

    Football quiz: when Chelsea won the Champions League final in 2012
    How much do you remember about Roberto di Matteo’s finest hour and a half as a manager?Ryan Bertrand had never played in the Champions League before he started in the final for Chelsea. Which club had discovered him?BournemouthGillinghamNottingham ForestExeter CityBayern fans unveiled a huge banner behind one of the goals before the game. What do the words on that banner translate to in English? "It's coming home.""Pride of Bavaria.""Our cup.""Here comes number five."Chelsea boss Roberto D
  • Manchester United v Galatasaray, 1993 – podcast

    Manchester United v Galatasaray, 1993 – podcast
    A new series from The Guardian, featuring the best stories from the beautiful game that you may never have heard before, written by some of the world’s leading sports journalists, and spanning more than 100 years of sporting history from across the footballing planet. In this episode: few had expected much from Galatasaray in the European Cup, but United were out of their depth on the pitch amid terrifying hostility and harassment off itEpisode one: farce and fascism at the 1936 Olympics C
  • Forgotten stories of football: Manchester United v Galatasaray, 1993 – podcast

    Forgotten stories of football: Manchester United v Galatasaray, 1993 – podcast
    A new series from The Guardian, featuring the best stories from the beautiful game that you may never have heard before, written by some of the world’s leading sports journalists, and spanning more than 100 years of sporting history from across the footballing planet. In this episode: few had expected much from Galatasaray in the European Cup, but United were out of their depth on the pitch amid terrifying hostility and harassment off itEpisode one: farce and fascism at the 1936 Olympics C
  • Rijkaard, Kluivert and Ajax 1995 (plus the Bundesliga!) – Football Weekly

    Rijkaard, Kluivert and Ajax 1995 (plus the Bundesliga!) – Football Weekly
    Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn discuss the 1995 Champions League final as a turning point in European football in the 1990s, Frank Rijkaard coming full circle in more ways than one, and Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us to talk about the restart of the BundesligaJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.Max, Barry, Musa and Ryan discuss the 1995 Champions League final between Ajax and Milan - a huge collection of future superstars at Ajax beating a Milan side who
  • Uefa president says Champions League and Europa League will finish by August

    Uefa president says Champions League and Europa League will finish by August
    Aleksander Ceferin says 80% of national leagues will finishUefa president says ‘everything is set’ for Euros in 2021Uefa has a plan to finish the 2019-20 season by August, including the Champions League and Europa League campaigns, the governing body’s president Aleksander Ceferin has said.The majority of European league seasons were suspended in March due to the C0vid-19 pandemic but a few leagues have announced plans for a restart in the coming weeks. Related: Football has al
  • Champions League and Europa will finish by August, says Uefa president

    Champions League and Europa will finish by August, says Uefa president
    Aleksander Ceferin says 80% of national leagues will finishUefa president says ‘everything is set’ for Euro in 2021Uefa has a plan to finish the 2019-20 season by August, including the Champions League and Europa League campaigns, according to the governing body’s president, Aleksander Ceferin.The majority of European league seasons were suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic but a few leagues have announced plans for a restart in the coming weeks. Related: Football ha
  • Champions League and Europa League will finish in August, says Uefa president

    Champions League and Europa League will finish in August, says Uefa president
    Aleksander Ceferin says 80% of national leagues will finishUefa president says ‘everything is set’ for Euro 2020 next yearUefa has a plan to finish the 2019-20 season by the end of August, including the Champions League and Europa League campaigns, according to the governing body’s president, Aleksander Ceferin.The majority of European league seasons were suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic but a few leagues have announced plans for a restart in the coming weeks. Re
  • Celebrating Arsène Wenger's eclectic mix of right-backs at Arsenal

    Celebrating Arsène Wenger's eclectic mix of right-backs at Arsenal
    Wenger was ridiculed for his love of buying creative central midfielders, but he rarely erred when signing right-backsBy Eryk Delinger for The SquallNone of Arsène Wenger’s achievements at Arsenal – the Invincibles, the way he reshaped English football, the Double he claimed in his first full season, the long unbeaten run or the way he kept the club among the elite despite heavy financial constraints in the early days at the Emirates – would have been possible without hi
  • Football quiz: substitutes

    Football quiz: substitutes
    How much do you know about the players on the bench?Who has scored the most goals in the Premier League as a substitute?Jermain Defoe Tore André Flo Olivier Giroud Ole Gunnar Solskjær Who came on as a substitute in the 1994 World Cup final, started the 1998 final and started the 2002 final?Ronaldo Bebeto CafuRoberto Carlos Ali Daei scored a record 109 goals in international football. At which major club final was he an unused substitute?Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1998Champions
  • Liverpool's Istanbul miracle and the row in Scotland – Football Weekly

    Liverpool's Istanbul miracle and the row in Scotland – Football Weekly
    Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and Gregg Bakowski discuss Liverpool’s triumph in Istanbul, the half-time leavers, the second-half revival and wobbly legs on and off the pitch, while Ewan Murray updates us on all things ScotlandJoin the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.Max, Barry and Gregg discuss the 2005 Champions League final, a game which Gregg was lucky enough to attend as a fan – going behind early on, dejection at half-time, a rapid turnaround and wobbly legs, both o
  • Kevin De Bruyne admits two-year European ban could lead him to leave

    Kevin De Bruyne admits two-year European ban could lead him to leave
    Manchester City appealing against Uefa punishment
    ‘I will review everything. Two years would be long’Kevin De Bruyne has admitted he will consider his future if Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competition stands, but suggested he could stay at the Etihad Stadium even if he faced a year out of the Champions League.City were hit with the ban for “serious breaches” of Uefa’s financial fair play regulations but have appealed against the punishment to
  • Do you believe you were infected by coronavirus at a big event in March?

    Do you believe you were infected by coronavirus at a big event in March?
    We want to hear from those who attended mega-events such as Cheltenham Festival and the Stereophonics concerts in Cardiff
    We’d like you to help us document the spread of coronavirus due to some of the mega-events that went ahead during the week beginning 15 March.Those events include: the Cheltenham Festival, the Liverpool v Atletico Madrid Champions League tie, and the Stereophonics concerts in Cardiff.Continue reading...
  • Ending the Ligue 1 season leaves us with as many questions as answers

    Ending the Ligue 1 season leaves us with as many questions as answers
    Which clubs will be relegated? Who qualifies for Europe? And how will this affect PSG and Lyon in the Champions League?By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News
    So ends the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season. The French prime minister, Édouard Philippe, announced on Tuesday that team sports would be banned until September – even if they were played behind closed doors – meaning that Ligue 1 became the first of the so-called “big five” leagues to end its season.
  • Uefa considering neutral venues for remaining Champions League matches

    Uefa considering neutral venues for remaining Champions League matches
    Government’s decision means PSG cannot play in FranceManchester City and Chelsea among 12 teams still involvedUefa could press ahead with plans to stage the final stages of the Champions League behind closed doors and at neutral venues after the French government confirmed there would be no professional football allowed in the country until at least 1 September.With Paris Saint-Germain one of four clubs already through to the quarter-finals of Uefa’s flagship competition, the prospec
  • Football quiz: which goalkeepers faced these famous penalties?

    Football quiz: which goalkeepers faced these famous penalties?
    You know who took these penalties but do you remember who tried to save them?
    Roberto Baggio for Italy in 1994.DidaGilmarZettiTaffarelAntonín Panenka for Czechoslovakia in 1976.Piet Schrijvers Ognjen Petrovic Rudolf Kargus Sepp MaierChris Waddle for England in 1990.Bodo IllgnerWalter Zenga Raimond Aumann Oliver KahnStuart Pearce for England in 1996.Santiago Cañizares Andreas Köpke Oliver Kahn Andoni ZubizarretaThierry Henry and Robert Pires in 2005.Joe Hart David JamesPeter Sc
  • Officials to investigate potential Covid-19 link with Liverpool match

    Officials to investigate potential Covid-19 link with Liverpool match
    Several deaths in city have been blamed on 11 March football game against Atletico Madrid
    Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic health authorities are to investigate a potential link between a Champions League football match in Liverpool and a potential coronavirus rise in the city.The mayor, Joe Anderson, has commissioned the city’s new public health director, Matthew Ashton, to see if there is any link after a number of deaths were blamed on the 11 Marc
  • Nessun Dorma podcast: Rangers, Mexico 86 and a season of scandals

    Nessun Dorma podcast: Rangers, Mexico 86 and a season of scandals
    The podcast about 1980s and 1990s football is back to discuss cup runs, indecent incidents, Maradona and Graham TaylorSo, you’re at home, in lockdown and thinking there is a real dearth of media outlets offering hours of football nostalgia to pass the time? Don’t worry friend, we’ve got you covered. Here at Nessun Dorma we have a hefty back catalogue of the stuff for those of you hunkered down and looking for ways to fill your evenings.Regulars Lee Calvert, Gary Naylor, Rob Smy
  • Pivotal Pivatelli: how random events helped elevate two great Milan sides | Jonathan Wilson

    Pivotal Pivatelli: how random events helped elevate two great Milan sides | Jonathan Wilson
    Gino Pivatelli does not have a prominent place in the hearts of Milan fans but a foul in a European Cup final and telling Arrigo Sacchi he wasn’t good enough changed historyYou can plan, you can plan and you can plan some more and then something happens over which you had no control, that you couldn’t reasonably have been expected to foresee, and everything changes. That’s not to say that there’s no point in coaches and directors planning, but it is to say that there are
  • Better to play behind closed doors than not at all, says Uefa president Ceferin

    Better to play behind closed doors than not at all, says Uefa president Ceferin
    Ceferin warns competitions must be completed by SeptemberUefa also considering postponing FFP for a yearThe Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, believes it is a “better option” to conclude this season’s Champions League and Europa League behind closed doors rather than scrapping them entirely but also admitted that both competitions could be abandoned if coronavirus restrictions remain into September.European football’s club competitions are indefinitely postponed, with t

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