European football’s governing body said all ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg would now go to extra time
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The La Liga giants announced last week that the long-serving centre-back is to leave the club after a remarkable 16-year spell in the Spanish capital
Usually, I write my column on Saturday morning but I delayed it till Saturday night – after the epic final – just to accommodate Manchester City’s anticipatory victory, hoping to use the triumph to rile my known and unknown football frenemies, who cut across countries and continents, online and offline
Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game in the 43rd minute as the Blues edged City to give manager Thomas Tuchel his first Champions League title.
The Reds claimed a fourth successive win to further boost their hopes of sealing UEFA Champions League qualification
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said the aim was to reduce new daily cases to below 5,000 and also revive the crucial tourism industry
Cristiano Ronaldo tapped home after his initial penalty kick was saved to put Juve ahead midway through the first half.
Jurgen Klopp’s side stumbled over the line for only a second league win at Anfield in 2021 in beating Southampton 2-0.
Leeds United laid siege to their visitors in typical fashion and led through Stuart Dallas’ eighth league goal of the campaign.
The Belgium international, who spent seven seasons at Stamford Bridge before joining Real Madrid in 2019, was heavily criticised for sharing a joke with some of his former colleagues.
Neymar scored the opener and crossed for Marquinhos to head in the champions’ second.
The France star sat out the 2-1 Ligue 1 win over Lens on Saturday after sustaining a calf injury in the first-leg loss to Pep Guardiola’s side earlier this week.
PSG have not disclosed how long the World Cup winner will be on the sidelines, but he has now emerged as a major doubt for the clash at the Etihad Stadium next week.
The new format has been put forward as a rival to the UEFA Champions League, but not as a replacement to domestic leagues.
Both games were played in Budapest because of mandatory coronavirus quarantine for people arriving in Germany from Britain
The win helped them to stay on course for a UEFA Champions League spot.
Due to the coronavirus travel restrictions, a number of UEFA Champions League and Europa League games have been switched to new venues by Europe’s football governing body UEFA
The tie, on February 16, has had to be switched to a neutral venue after the German government banned all arrivals from countries affected by new coronavirus variants.
The result left Bayern Munich on 33 points from 14 games at the top of the league, two more than second-placed RB Leipzig who won 1-0 at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday.
The former Real Madrid striker and his Argentina counterpart traded Ballon d’Or wins for a decade between 2008-2017 and were figureheads for the duelling Spanish giants, but there was only one winner at the Camp Nou as they met for the first time since Ronaldo’s departure for Juve in 2018