Arsenal completed the signing of Willian on a three-year deal on Friday after the Brazilian winger’s contract at Chelsea expired.
Diego Simeone said Atletico Madrid were weighed down by the pressure and intensity of a long season as they crashed out of the Champions League on Thursday against Leipzig.
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick stayed neutral in the debate whether his striker Robert Lewandowski is better than Barcelona star Lionel Messi ahead of Friday’s Uefa Champions League quarter-final clash in Lisbon
Manchester City finally have a marquee victory in the knockout stages of the Champions League after seeing off Real Madrid to reach the last eight, but they want much more in Lisbon over the next week with Pep Guardiola insisting they cannot be satisfied by beating the 13-time winners.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who is facing a criminal probe in Switzerland, “thinks he is untouchable,” his deposed predecessor Sepp Blatter said on Thursday.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann says he is relishing facing former mentor and Paris Saint Germain coach Thomas Tuchel in the Champions League semi-finals following his side’s stunning win over Atletico Madrid.

world soccer Leipzig beat Atletico to book historic meeting with PSG

Leipzig stunned Atletico Madrid 2-1 on Thursday to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time as Tyler Adams’ 88th-minute winner earned them a showdown with Paris Saint-Germain.

world soccer Preview: What awaits Atlético and Barcelona in Champions League quarters?

Two LaLiga sides will be taking part in the most unique Champions League quarter finals in history this week, with Atleti and Barça both set to face German opposition.

local soccer Bafana striker Foster joins Zungu’s former club Vitoria Guimaraes

Vitoria Guimaraes have announced the signing of former Orlando Pirates striker Lyle Foster from French club AS Monaco.

Sport Atalanta turn to next season after ‘bitter’ Champions League exit

Atalanta turned their focus to next season after their stunning Champions League run ended in a heartbreaking 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.

Sport No repeat of Champions League ‘Final Eight’ in future, says UEFA chief

The ‘Final Eight’ format for the Champions League will not be repeated in future, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has told AFP, saying it is “impossible” to find space in an already packed calendar.

Sport FA Cup replays scrapped for next season

FA Cup replays will be scrapped for the 2020-21 season in a bid to ease the strain on clubs during the coronavirus pandemic, the Football Assocation announced on Thursday.

Sport World Cup winner Matuidi joins Beckham’s Inter Miami

France’s World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi will join David Beckham’s Major League Soccer club Inter Miami, the American club announced on Thursday.

Sport Ozil tells Arsenal ‘I’ll decide when I go’

Mesut Ozil insists he is the only person who will decide when he leaves Arsenal after the German star was frozen out by Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

Sport PSG break through Champions League glass ceiling after years of disappointment

After years of failing to live up to their billing in Europe, Paris Saint-Germain are within 90 minutes of the Champions League final thanks to their dramatic win over Atalanta on Wednesday, and coach Thomas Tuchel now knows “everything is possible” for his team.

world soccer Five rising African stars to watch in 2020/21 LaLiga season

From action in the Champions League to promotion playoffs to determine the third and final side promoted to the top flight.

African Soccer Southampton sign Ghana defender Salisu from Valladolid

Southampton signed Ghana defender Mohammed Salisu from Real Valladolid in a £10.9 million ($14 million) deal on Wednesday.

Phakaaathi Man Utd’s Jones received Twitter apology after jibe

Manchester United defender Phil Jones has received an apology from Twitter after its official UK account mocked the England international.

Phakaaathi Juventus defender De Ligt to miss start of season after shoulder surgery

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt will miss the start of next season after undergoing shoulder surgery which will sideline him for three months, the club said Wednesday.

world soccer Messi’s toughest task as Barcelona face up to Bayern Munich

Lionel Messi might never have been faced with a more daunting task at Barcelona than engineering a victory against Bayern Munich in Lisbon on Friday.





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