FC Barcelona vs Chelsea | Champions League Preview

FC Barcelona vs Chelsea | Champions League Preview

Chelsea travel to the Nou Camp for the second-leg of their Champions League tie against FC Barcelona on Wednesday and they face an uphill battle to reach the quarter-final stage. Two weeks ago, they competed well at home and came close to picking up a precious first-leg lead, but a late goal from Lionel Messi denied them. The Blues are not in the best form and will go into the match as huge outsiders, but they have beaten the odds …
FC Porto Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

FC Porto Vs Liverpool Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

After a short winter break, the UEFA Champions League returns this week and alongside the marquee fixture of PSG vs Real Madrid, we will see two teams that have relatively outperformed in their groups face each other. In this first leg, FC Porto will host Liverpool at the Estádio do Dragão on Wednesday night. Porto had a very open group in the group stages and they beat quite long odds to reach the knockout stages. Having beaten the likes of …
Juventus vs Tottenham Preview | Champions League

Juventus vs Tottenham Preview | Champions League

The Champions League returns this week and there are five English teams that remain in the competition. Tottenham arguably had the most impressive group stage as they overcame both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to finish top, but the struggles of each team since have somewhat tainted that achievement. They have been drawn to face Juventus in the round of 16 and will travel to Italy for the first leg on Tuesday. It is a tough draw as they are …
Champions League Group A Showdown: Man United v CSKA Preview

Champions League Group A Showdown: Man United v CSKA Preview

The group stage of the 2017/18 Champions League are approaching the end with teams across the eight groups scrambling to seal their place in the knock-out rounds next calendar year. In group A, Manchester United welcome CSKA Moscow - needing a point to ensure progression to the last 16 - as winners of the group. If you had told me after the dull defeat to Basel on matchday five that Manchester United would go on to win their next three …
Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Champions League returns this week and Group H is going to be one of the most fascinating to follow. Tottenham have been drawn to face Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL. Their opening fixture is at Wembley as they host Dortmund in a clash that they will be looking to win. The Germans have more experience in this competition and it will be a real test of Spurs' ability at the highest level. Last season, Mauricio Pochettino's men failed …
Manchester United v FC Basel 1894: Champions League Preview

Manchester United v FC Basel 1894: Champions League Preview

It's time Manchester United fans looked forward to the UEFA Champions League anthem blaring through the PA system at Old Trafford as the Red Devils will begin their European campaign against Switzerland's FC Basel. Manchester United are back in the Champions League under Jose Mourinho, achieving qualification by winning the Europa League last season. Despite what at first glance, looks an easy group stage draw, having avoided the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus from Pot 1, Group …
Liverpool Champions League Group Preview: Progress to Last 16 to be Expected

Liverpool Champions League Group Preview: Progress to Last 16 to be Expected

Liverpool fans, like the fans of most clubs with a storied past, believe that Champions League is a competition their team ought to be playing in every season. Only a handful of clubs have won the premier European competition more times than Liverpool (five times). Liverpool fans do not miss a chance to remind supporters of other sides that their club has been victorious on multiple occasions in the elite European competition. So, the last few years out of that …
Liverpool Vs Hoffenheim 2nd Leg Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs Hoffenheim 2nd Leg Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

After his side’s debut in European competition, Hoffenheim’s young manager Julian Nagelsmann had believed that the Liverpool side that beat his team 2-1 at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena had been lucky to win. He cited his side’s better possession and higher pass numbers as the proof that Hoffenheim put in a better performance but could not finish their chances. This week they will get a chance to correct that. The German side travel to Liverpool to play the second leg of …
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