Champions League

Thu
12
Apr
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Ronaldo joy, Buffon woe defines wild night in Madrid

One crazy minute, at the end of an incredible Champions League quarterfinal second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, perfectly summed up the contrasting fortunes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianluigi Buffon in club football's most prestigious competition.

Buffon, the perennial Champions League fall guy, the Juventus veteran with three runners-up medals making his 117th and last appearance in the competition, is sent off by referee Michael Oliver for protesting against the awarding of a stoppage time penalty. And Ronaldo, the man with four Champions League winners medals in his pocket, is given the chance to not only mark his 150th appearance with his 120th goal from the penalty spot but also to salvage a place in the semifinals for Real Madrid by extinguishing Juventus's sensational fight-back.

Wed
14
Mar
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Man Utd knocked out of Champions League by Sevilla

Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage after an awful performance ended in a 2-1 home defeat by Sevilla.

Substitute Wissam Ben Yedder was the match-winner for the Spanish side, shooting from inside the area just two minutes after coming on and heading in at the back post from a corner.

After posing little threat in the goalless first leg, United again looked second best against the La Liga side, though Marouane Fellaini's thumping effort did draw Sergio Rico into a save and the away goalkeeper kept out Jesse Lingard's low strike.

Romelu Lukaku lashed home from close range with seven minutes remaining, but it proved to be merely a consolation.

United exit the competition along with Tottenham, but Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool progressed to Friday's quarter-final draw. Chelsea can join them if they beat Barcelona on Wednesday.

Muddled Mourinho

Mon
11
Dec
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Champions League draw: Chelsea to face Barcelona in last 16

• Juventus v Tottenham; Basel v Manchester City; Porto v Liverpool
• Sevilla v Manchester United and Real Madrid to face Paris Saint-Germain

Chelsea must find a way past five-time winners Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Tottenham face a tricky tie against last season’s runners-up Juventus.

Antonio Conte’s side finished second in their group behind Roma and their reward is a tie against La Liga’s leaders, with the first leg taking place at Stamford Bridge. Elsewhere, Manchester City were handed potentially the most straightforward task whe they were paired with Swiss champions Basel, with Liverpool up against Porto.

Manchester United will also fancy their chances of progressing the last eight after they were drawn to face Sevilla, with the second leg due to take place at Old Trafford. The remaining three ties pit Real Madrid against Paris Saint-Germain, Shakhtar Donetsk with Roma, and Bayern Munich against Besiktas.

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