Mourinho bans Spurs players from watching Bayern thrashing

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has banned his players from watching replays of their 7-2 Champions League home defeat by Bayern Munich earlier in the campaign as they prepare to face the Germans in the reverse fixture later on Wednesday.…

UCL: Liverpool, Chelsea through to last-16 as Ajax go out

Holders Liverpool safely negotiated Tuesday’s trip to Salzburg to take their place in the last 16 of this season’s Uefa Champions League while Chelsea are also through, but Ajax suffered a shock group-stage exit. Six clubs secured spots in the…

Ancelotti sacked despite guiding Napoli to UCL last-16

Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked by Napoli despite taking the Serie A side to the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Genk. “Napoli has decided to relieve Carlo Ancelotti of his role as…

Messi fires Barca into last 16, Liverpool hold Napoli

A Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona booked their place in the Champions League knockout stages on Wednesday by crushing a desperate Borussia Dortmund 3-1, while RB Leipzig made the last 16 for the first time with an incredible stoppage time comeback. Lucien…

Martinez, Lukaku sink Slavia to keep Inter’s hopes alive

A brace from Lautaro Martinez and a Romelu Lukaku goal handed Inter Milan a 3-1 win at Slavia Prague on Wednesday, keeping the Italians in contention for the Champions League last 16. Inter are level with Borussia Dortmund on seven…

UCL: Lewandowski makes history with four goals in 15 minutes

Robert Lewandowski made Champions League history with four goals in 15 minutes as managerless Bayern Munich romped to a 6-0 win at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday. It was the fastest four-goal haul in the competition’s history and makes Lewandowski…

Dybala stunner seals top-spot for Juventus with Atletico made to wait

Paulo Dybala’s stunning curling free-kick rubber-stamped top spot in Champions League Group D for Juventus on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in Turin. The Italian champions had already booked their place for the last 16 with two…

Spurs survive scare to make last 16 on Mourinho’s home bow

Jose Mourinho survived a huge scare on his home debut as Tottenham Hotspur manager as his side came from 2-0 down to beat Olympiakos 4-2 and reach the last 16 of the Champions League. The Greek champions blew a huge…

Mane the main man as Liverpool close on Champions League knockouts

Sadio Mane has, in the words of Liverpool teammate Andy Robertson, “taken his game to another level”, stepping out of Mohamed Salah’s shadow to become arguably the main man at Anfield. The Senegal international shares star billing with Salah and…

Ancelotti’s future in spotlight as troubled Napoli visit Liverpool

Napoli head for Liverpool on Wednesday for a Champions League which could prove crucial to coach Carlo Ancelotti’s future at the troubled Italian club. The three-time Champions League winning coach’s second season at the Stadio San Paolo has proved to…

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