Pique won eight LaLiga titles and the UEFA Champions League three times with Barca.
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Barca, therefore, will play in the Europa League in the new year regardless of their results against Bayern Munich at Camp Nou later on Wednesday and in their final match in Plzen next week.
Mahrez was brought down by Emre Can in the 56th minute but Kobel pushed away the Algerian’s effort from the spot.
Ronaldo is believed to have informed the Red Devils at the start of July of his desire to leave in order to continue playing in the Champions League this season, but the attacker ultimately stayed in Manchester.
He was the overwhelming favourite after his remarkable performances last season helped his club win the Champions League and La Liga
The pressure was on Antonio Conte’s side going into the match, picking up just one point across their previous two Champions League matches.
Benfica started with an intense and high press that unsettled PSG in the early stages, until Messi broke the deadlock.
Media reports emerged this week suggesting UEFA’s executive committee were exploring options to stage marquee group stage encounters in neutral territory such as the US, China and Middle East.
Potter was on course for a winning debut when Raheem Sterling put Chelsea ahead early in the second half at Stamford Bridge.
Bayern’s France defender Lucas Hernandez headed in a corner to open the scoring, but it was Sane who put the game beyond doubt for the home side.
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The Brazilian forward who signed from Everton in the summer, struck twice in five minutes late on to secure three points that had not looked likely for the hosts.
The Nigerian hit the post inside the opening minute and a James Milner handball gave the hosts a fifth-minute penalty, with Piotr Zielinski keeping his cool to score.
Benzema, who was awarded UEFA men’s player of the year award for 2021/22, was forced off after just 30 minutes at Celtic Park on Tuesday as Madrid beat the Scottish Premier League side 3-0.
The prolific Norwegian maintained his stunning start at City – and his own remarkable record in the competition.
Defeat condemned Chelsea to a third consecutive away loss in all competitions, as the Blues’ patchy early season form continued.
Spurs started the season strongly by taking 10 points from a possible 12 after Sunday’s 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest.
Lewandowski ended his eight-year spell at Bayern acrimoniously in July to join Barcelona in a €50 million deal.
He said football’s leaders should not “kid themselves” about where value in the European game was created: by the continent’s top clubs.
Kane has won three Golden Boot awards in the English top-flight: 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2020/2021.