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Firmino strike sees Liverpool win five-goal thriller with PSG

Since joining Liverpool in 2015, only Sergio Aguero (17) and Harry Kane (15) have scored more penalties in all competitions for a Premier League club than James Milner (13) Roberto Firmino’s injury-time winner gave Liverpool a dramatic victory over Paris St-Germain in their opening Champions League Group C game at Anfield. Firmino was only fit […]

Inter Milan 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Inter stun Spurs with late fightback

Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino scored in the second minute of added time to give Inter victory over Tottenham Late goals from Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino stunned Tottenham as Inter Milan celebrated their return to the Champions League with a dramatic Group B win. Christian Eriksen’s deflected strike earlier in the second half looked to […]

Barcelona 4-0 PSV Eindhoven: Lionel Messi scores hat-trick in Champions League win

Lionel Messi has scored eight free-kicks in 2018 Lionel Messi scored his 48th career hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven in their opening group game. Barca’s captain curled home a stunning free-kick to open the scoring before Luis Suarez’s clever 20-yard lob hit the crossbar. The impressive Ousmane Dembele spun to lose two […]

Inter Milan 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur: Inter stun Spurs with late fightback

Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino scored in the second minute of added time to give Inter victory over Tottenham Late goals from Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino stunned Tottenham as Inter Milan celebrated their return to the Champions League with a dramatic Group B win. Christian Eriksen’s deflected strike earlier in the second half looked to […]

Is it time to scrap the away goals rule in Europe? Have your say on what could replace it

Manchester City were beaten on away goals in the Champions League last 16 by Monaco in 2016-17 A goal is a goal is a goal is a goal, right? Well, yes, apart from when it’s an away goal in a drawn two-legged European tie. Introduced by Uefa in the 1960s, the away goals rule provides […]

Champions League is back: The best games to watch this week

Can Liverpool go one better this time? The anthem, the global superstars, the evening football to base your working week around. The Champions League main tournament returns on Tuesday, 115 days after Gareth Bale’s double for Real Madrid helped them beat Liverpool in the 2017-18 final. It starts with a bang, with several big matches […]

Changing times in Champions League – all you need to know

Cristiano Ronaldo with the Champions League trophy after Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in May After a summer of World Cup thrills and big money transfers, a significant change to the group stages of the Champions League may have slipped under your radar. Two games per day will kick-off at 17:55 UK time, and […]

‘He’s an easy target’: Spurs boss Pochettino on Kane, contending… and cows

Harry Kane scored six times to claim the World Cup Golden Boot as England reached their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says striker Harry Kane is “an easy target” after questions about the World Cup Golden Boot winner’s form. Kane, 25, has scored twice for Spurs this season but has […]

Champions League quiz: Ten of the best club nicknames

Thirty-two teams are set for another instalment of the Champions League, but how well do you know their nicknames? We’ve translated some of the best nicknames from Europe’s elite clubs into English. See if you can work out the teams they belong to…

Murray scores stoppage-time penalty to earn Brighton point

Glenn Murray has scored five times in his past six starts against Southampton Glenn Murray struck a stoppage-time penalty as Brighton came from two goals down for the second consecutive game to earn a dramatic point at Southampton. Murray’s fourth goal in five games came when referee Anthony Taylor ruled James Ward-Prowse had shoved Shane […]

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