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Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé Takes Blame for PSG Champions League Exit

Paris Saint-Germain's star striker, Kylian Mbappé, is accustomed to receiving accolades when his team triumphs. However, following PSG's defeat to Dortmund in the Champions League semifinals, Kylian Mbappé bravely accepted accountability for the loss, acknowledging missed opportunities, some of which were his own. In the aftermath of the 2-0 aggregate loss to Dortmund, Kylian Mbappé candidly admitted that the outcome was influenced by a series of squandered chances, including several of his own. Speaking at the Parc des Princes after the game, the
European Leagues

European Leagues’ Battle for Champions League Spots

The competition for extra places in the Champions League intensifies as European leagues vie for higher coefficients and performance in continental competitions. With two leagues set to earn additional spots in the revamped 36-team Champions League, the race heats up as the knockout stages unfold. While Italy, Germany, England, and Spain lead the charge, other leagues remain in contention. The coefficient system, based on wins, draws, and bonus points for advancing in competitions, determines the allocation of extra spots. However, the battle for
Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland: Return to Training Update

Manchester City's manager, Pep Guardiola, has announced that Erling Haaland will resume training with the team on Thursday. The Norwegian striker missed the recent game against Luton due to a foot complaint and will not travel to Belgrade for the Champions League meeting with Red Star on Wednesday. Although City has already secured the top spot in Group G, they aim to finish the group stage with a perfect 18 points. Guardiola is uncertain about Haaland's availability for the Premier League match against
RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig vs. Young Boys: Champions League Showdown

RB Leipzig, already secured a place in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, faces Young Boys in a match that holds importance for pride and potential Europa League aspirations. As they gear up for their meeting on Wednesday at 6.45 pm CET, both teams are expected to showcase their strengths and aim for a positive result. Leipzig, having impressively qualified from Group G alongside Manchester City, is set to face Young Boys with a five-point cushion on the third-placed team. Marco Rose's side
Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund Winning Edge: 5 Reasons to Beat PSG

Borussia Dortmund is set to face Paris Saint-Germain in a crucial UEFA Champions League Group F match, and there are compelling reasons why Dortmund could emerge victorious in this encounter. Here are five key factors that contribute to Dortmund's potential success in this high-stakes match. 1. Taking the Group by Storm Despite facing challenges in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund has been a force to be reckoned with in the Champions League. After five games, they lead Group F with 10 points, securing their
Dortmund

Dortmund vs. PSG: Champions League Showdown

Borussia Dortmund faces Paris Saint-Germain in a crucial UEFA Champions League clash, with Dortmund already securing progression but aiming to secure top spot in Group F. The 'Group of Death' has seen intense competition, and Dortmund's journey has been impressive, bouncing back after an initial loss to PSG with undefeated performances in the next four matches, including victories against Newcastle and AC Milan. Despite their European success, Dortmund has faced challenges domestically, recently being eliminated from the DFB Cup by Stuttgart and suffering
Carrington

Carrington Chronicles: United’s Bayern Showdown

Manchester United conducted a public training session at Carrington, gearing up for a crucial UEFA Champions League match against Bayern Munich. Victor Lindelof's presence brought relief, countering doubts raised by manager Erik ten Hag. However, forwards Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford missed the session due to illness, posing concerns for the must-win fixture. Amidst training, the article provides insights into Lisandro Martinez's rehabilitation, Amad's fitness journey, and the team's preparation under the looming Manchester clouds. Victor Lindelof's Return: Manager Erik ten Hag's earlier
FERNANDES

FERNANDES: WE HAVE TO BE MORE CONSISTENT

Manchester United Captain Calls for Consistency After Bournemouth Defeat Following Manchester United's disappointing 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday, team captain Bruno Fernandes emphasized the need for consistency in performances. The stark contrast between the recent 2-1 victory over Chelsea and the lackluster display against Bournemouth has raised concerns among the players. In a post-match interview with MUTV, Fernandes expressed frustration with the team's inconsistency, saying, "It’s been consistently like this when we win a game, [in] the next one we don’t perform.
CONFIRMED: Champions League Group-Stage Pots Revealed

Champions League Group-Stage Pots Confirmed.

With the conclusion of the Champions League qualifying play-offs, the four pots for the group-stage draw have been finalized. This development provides a clearer picture of potential opponents for Manchester United in the upcoming season's group stage. The eagerly anticipated UEFA ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, commencing at 17:00 BST. Fans can stay updated on live developments via the United App, as well as anticipate reactions through a special episode of The Debate. Watch: https://www.sportsmonks.com/premier-league/city-renames-pitch-in-honor-of-alex-williams/ As

ANDRE ONANA: REDEFINING THE ROLE AT THE BACK

Transfers in the world of football always bring a sense of excitement, but few signings in the history of Manchester United have ignited as much curiosity as that of Andre Onana. While every player brings their unique attributes, Onana's addition signifies something more profound. Undoubtedly, the Cameroonian goalkeeper possesses remarkable talent and a commanding presence – qualities often deemed crucial at Old Trafford. However, these traits are not exclusive to him alone in the world of United acquisitions. The source of the anticipation

Real Madrid Earn an Impressive 5-2 Win at Liverpool

Even though Liverpool had a two-goal lead early on in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 match at Anfield, Real Madrid shocked everyone by defeating them 5-2. Vinicius Junior struck twice before halftime to offset Liverpool's early lead, and three unanswered goals in the second half, including two goals from Karim Benzema, handed Jurgen Klopp's team its worst Champions League home defeat ever. Throughout a furious first half, the Reds had threatened to overrun the world champions, who had defeated them
Liverpool v Real madrid: A heavyweight final

Liverpool v Real madrid: A heavyweight final

Liverpool will look to win European club football's most prestigious prize for the seventh time when they face Real Madrid in a mouth-watering Champions League final in Paris on Saturday. Up to 60,000 Liverpool fans - many without tickets - are expected in the French capital as Jurgen Klopp's Reds attempt to seal an FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League treble in their 63rd and final game of 2021-22. However, Real Madrid are record 13-time winners and their Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti

Liverpool fight back to reach Champions League final with…

Liverpool survived a first-half scare to reach the Champions League final with a 3-2 win at Villarreal on Tuesday, for a 5-2 aggregate victory, after the night had threatened to turn sour for Juergen Klopp's side. The visitors fell 2-0 down with an insipid first-half performance before fighting back with three goals in a 12-minute spell after the break to advance to their third European Cup final in five seasons. The Premier League side had won 2-0 in England but looked in danger
Liverpool

Liverpool breeze past Villarreal to close in on Champions…

An own goal and a Sadio Mane strike earned Liverpool a 2-0 victory in their Champions League semi-final first-leg against Villarreal on Wednesday, putting Juergen Klopp's side on course for their third European Cup final in five seasons. After the drama of Tuesday's other semi-final, which saw Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-3 at the Etihad, it was never going to be easy for this game to compete in the entertainment stakes. But Liverpool did enough to build themselves a solid lead for

Man City beat Real Madrid 4-3 in Champions League…

After one of the greatest of Champions League semi-final clashes, Manchester City will take a 4-3 lead into the second leg of their tie against Real Madrid following an extraordinary encounter at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. A breathtaking and relentlessly fast game, packed with chances, moments of individual brilliance and a smattering of defensive lapses, was a treat for the spectators but leaves City, who had the better of the game, with the slenderest of leads to defend at the Santiago Bernabeu

Man City ride out Atletico storm to secure semi-final…

Manchester City produced a disciplined performance to secure a fractious 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday and reach the Champions League semi-finals 1-0 on aggregate. Tensions boiled over in the closing stages and Atletico defender Felipe was sent off after receiving a second yellow card before the teams played out 12 minutes of added time. Scuffles broke out among the players following Felipe’s dismissal for kicking out at Phil Foden and continued after the final whistle as the teams went down the

Villarreal stun Bayern 1-0 in Champions League last-eight first…

Nigerian-born Dutch forward Arnaut Danjuma's eighth minute strike gave Unai Emery's side a slender lead for the second leg at the Allianz Arena in Munich next Tuesday. Villarreal stunned six times European Cup winners Bayern Munich with a deserved 1-0 win after creating a hatful of chances in a frantic Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday. In the end Nigerian-born Dutch forward Arnaut Danjuma's eighth minute strike gave Unai Emery's side a slender lead for the second leg at the Allianz Arena

Atletico must have more possession in return leg against…

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was happy with his side's defending in Tuesday's 1-0 Champions League quarter-final first leg defeat at Manchester City but said they must get a bigger share of possession in the return leg if they are to advance. Kevin De Bruyne's 70th minute strike was the only goal in a game that featured few clear-cut chances, with Atletico failing to produce a single shot on target after spending much of the contest camped in their own half. "In the
PSG get Real, Man Utd v Atletico in revised Champions League last-16 draw

PSG get Real, Man Utd v Atletico in revised…

Paris St Germain will face Real Madrid in a titanic clash in the last 16 of the Champions League while Manchester United take on Atletico Madrid after UEFA declared the original draw void due to a technical error in the process on Monday. Earlier, United were mistakenly drawn with Villarreal, even though both teams had already faced each other in the group stage while the Premier League side's ball was not added to the bowl as a potential opponent for Atletico Madrid. United
Second-string Man United held by Young Boys

Second-string Man United held by Young Boys

A second-string Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw with Switzerland's Young Boys in Champions League Group F in a poor quality match at Old Trafford on Wednesday. United were already assured of top spot in the group and a place in the last 16 while Young Boys finished bottom and were eliminated. With little at stake, interim United manager Ralf Rangnick made 11 changes from the team which beat Crystal Palace on Sunday and if it was a chance for some