Champions League

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  • Defiant Pellegrini defends City's progress in season to forget

    Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City are still heading in the right direction under his leadership despite surrendering the Premier League title without a fight. Pellegrini's side have limply allowed the English crown to slip from their grasp after falling 12 points behind leaders Chelsea…

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  • Manchester United-Everton Preview

    Everton and Manchester United have little to play for ahead of their meeting at Goodison Park on Sunday. Louis van Gaal's Manchester United (19-8-6) had their six-game winning streak end with last weekend's 1-0 defeat against champions-elect Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The result left United 11…

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  • Champions League semifinal draw produces great matchups but not Clasico

    Barcelona and Real Madrid could meet in the June 6 final but they'll have to survive two tough semifinal matchups.

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  • Barcelona to meet Bayern, Juventus gets Madrid in semifinals

    In a pairing of coach Pep Guardiola's past and present teams, Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals. Guardiola, who won two Champions League titles during four trophy-filled years at Barcelona, took over at Bayern in 2013. I can't say more,'' Guardiola said. I am…

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  • Van Gaal tells Fellaini to keep cool in Everton return

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has spoken to volatile midfielder Marouane Fellaini about keeping his emotions in check when he makes his first return to former club Everton. Fellaini left Merseyside to join United in a £27 million ($40 million) deal in August 2013 following five years in…

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  • Europa League semifinals: Sevilla-Fiorentina, Napoli-Dnipro

    Defending champion Sevilla has been drawn to play Fiorentina in the Europa League semifinals. The Spanish club can become the first to win a fourth UEFA Cup or Europa League title. In the other semifinal, Napoli will be at home first against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Dnipro plays its home games in…

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  • Unstoppable Juventus on verge of 31st scudetto

    Unstoppable Juventus will hope to follow up qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in over a decade by clinching a 31st Serie A title on Sunday. With a 15-point lead on Lazio and Roma and seven games remaining, Juventus already have one hand on what will be their fourth…

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  • Europe a spur and a problem for Pochettino

    Mauricio Pochettino is concerned that Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of claiming a place in next season's Champions League could be damaged if they end the current campaign having qualified for the Europa League. Pochettino's side currently lie sixth in the Premier League and travel to face his former…

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  • Man City seek European boost against Villa

    Manchester City will look to continue to draw home comfort from a disappointing season with a victory over FA Cup finalists Aston Villa on Saturday which would edge them closer to a top-four finish in the Premier League. With City 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea, their focus now is on ensuring…

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  • Treble-chasing Bayern poised for 25th German title

    Treble-chasing Bayern Munich could claim their first silverware of the season this weekend with the Bavarian giants poised to become German champions for the 25th time. With five games left, Bayern are 12 points clear before they entertain Hertha Berlin at the Allianz Arena on Saturday, with…

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  • Italian clubs kept apart in Europa League semis

    The draw for the semi-finals of the Europa League on Friday kept alive the possibility of an all-Italian final as Serie A sides Napoli and Fiorentina avoided each other. Rafa Benitez's Napoli will take on Dnipro of Ukraine while Fiorentina will face holders Sevilla in the semi-finals, with the…

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  • Guardiola to return to Barcelona in Champions League semis

    Pep Guardiola will return to face his former club Barcelona after the draw for the Champions League semi-finals on Friday paired the Catalans with Bayern Munich while holders Real Madrid were drawn against Juventus. Barcelona, who are in the last four for the seventh time in eight seasons, will be…

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  • France rely on PSG, Lyon players for World Cup

    France coach Philippe Bergeroo has drawn heavily on players from Lyon and PSG, the two dominant domestic forces, for his 23-woman squad for the 2015 women's World Cup. Nine-time champions Lyon provide 10 of the squad, while seven PSG players will also make the trip to Canada for the June 6 to July…

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  • Juve need luck after last four draw - Marotta

    Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta says the Italian champions will need luck to make the Champions League final after coming up against three "powerhouses" in Friday's last four draw. Juventus qualified for the semi-finals for the first time in over a decade on Wednesday thanks to a 1-0 aggregate win…

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  • Manchester City, Liverpool managers under pressure

    ProSoccerTalk's Joe Prince-Wright discusses the pressure facing Man City's Manuel Pellegrini and Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers. JPW believes that the manager that fails to make the Champions League will be fired.

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  • Robben could return for Bayern against Hertha

    Arjen Robben could make his return after injury for Bayern Munich against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Saturday after taking part in training on Thursday, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. "The coach will decide whether to select him for Saturday or keep him until Tuesday," said…

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  • Possible reunions add interest to Champions League draw

    The semifinal draw for the Champions League could bring together some old friends and some old foes. Defending champion Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus have combined to win the competition 21 times, with 16 runner-up finishes. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola could face former team…

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