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John Terry practiced Panenka before UCL final penalty miss
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John Terry practiced Panenka before UCL final penalty miss

It can be recalled that former Chelsea defender John Terry was handed the golden opportunity to score the winning penalty for the Blues in 2008 UEFA Champions League final but ended up wasting it. The English defender slipped in the run-up and his spot-kick hit the post before Manchester United went on to win the shoot-out 6:5. The miss is one that has haunted John Terry and all Chelsea fans over the years, although they won the competition against all odds in 2012. Whilst recalling the incident, Terry revealed that he was very confident in his spot-kick ability and even practiced Panenka penalties in training. In a chat with beiN Sports, the former Chelsea captain said: “On the build up to finals you take penalties, and you go through the routines, and you do the walk from the ha...
UEFA consider August 29 as later UCL final date
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UEFA consider August 29 as later UCL final date

UEFA is considering proposals that would result in the Champions League final being played on August 29, three months later than the original date. The UCL final was scheduled to take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on May 30. One of the new proposals that will be discussed next week by UEFA would see the final moved to Saturday, August 29, with the same venue maintained. Meanwhile, the Europa League final which was to be played in Gdansk on May 27 could be postponed to Wednesday, August 26. The body is looking at two different options for the resumption of its club competitions. READ: Karius reveals death threats after costly UCL final errors If league football returns in June, then it could be possible to play European club games at the same time. However, if...
Liverpool win the 2018/19 UCL title
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Liverpool win the 2018/19 UCL title

Liverpool emerged victoriously in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League final with a 2 nil defeat of Tottenham Hotspur at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. The Reds moved past the jinxes that have worked against them recently with Jurgen Klopp also exorcising his UCL final jinx demons by the time the final whistle went off. Liverpool moved into pole position in the all-Premier League final with an opening goal in the first 2 minutes, courtesy of a converted penalty by Mohammed Salah after Moussa Sissokho was penalized for handling the ball in the 18-yard box. READ: Conte on Icardi: We’ll make the best decisions Allison was on hand to thwart all efforts by Mauricio Pochettino's men by pulling decent saves from the likes of Son and Eriksen before Divock Origi came off th...
UCL Final – Eriksen says they won’t be Spursy against Liverpool
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UCL Final – Eriksen says they won’t be Spursy against Liverpool

Christian Eriksen has stated that Tottenham won't be 'Spursy' when they face Liverpool in the final of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League on Saturday. The term is used to refer to the club's penchant for near misses of glory and regularly falling short when the stakes are high. Regardless, he has opined that it's all in the past. Eriksen, who currently has just 1 year left in his deal and might leave in the summer revealed that a triumph in Madrid would change the entire outlook and perception of the North London club. Spurs' route to the UCL final is arguably the surprise package of the competition considering that they took just 1 point from their opening three games in the group stages. READ: https://footiehound.com/man-united-slap-80million-price-tag-on-lukaku-amid-inter-i...
Mohammed Salah fired up for UCL final against Spurs
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Mohammed Salah fired up for UCL final against Spurs

Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah is eager to make a decisive contribution for his side when they face Tottenham Hotspur in the final of the UEFA Champions League on Saturday. The Egypt international is keen to lay the demons of last UCL final's defeat to Real Madrid to rest. It can be recalled that Salah injured his shoulder after being tackled by Ramos in that game and was forced to leave the pitch with just 30 minutes played. Liverpool lost the game 3:1. However, Salah is prepared for yet another UCL final and is eager to make a significant contribution for Liverpool in their quest for a 6th European Cup. In a chat with reporters on Tuesday, Salah said: “I hope I can play the full game this time. I’m very excited,” READ: HAZARD WILL NOT JOIN ANOTHER PREMIER LEAGUE CLUB “...
Harry Kane set to face Liverpool in UCL final
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Harry Kane set to face Liverpool in UCL final

Harry Kane has entered the last stages of his recovery from an ankle injury which has kept him out of action, and Mauricio Pochettino has expressed optimism that the striker will be ready to face Liverpool in the UCL final in Madrid on June 1. Harry Kane sustained the seemingly season-ending ligament injury in the UCL quarter-finals against Manchester City but can return in time for the final showpiece in the all-Premier League UCL final. In a chat with reporters in Spain on Thursday, Pochettino said: "(Kane) is training and has entered the final stage of his recovery" READ: https://footiehound.com/zidane-pushing-madrid-to-pay-up-and-sign-hazard/ "We're hoping he'll be able to give us a hand, either from the start, from the bench, or if not, then by giving us moral support in...
Mourinho – A third UCL final defeat will crush Klopp
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Mourinho – A third UCL final defeat will crush Klopp

Jose Mourinho has opined that a Liverpool triumph in the final of the UEFA Champions League would be huge for Jurgen Klopp but adds that a third final defeat would crush the German tactician. Liverpool will face Tottenham in the UCL final on June 1, having been on the losing side in last year's final in a 3:1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev. It can be recalled that Jurgen Klopp also lost a final with Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich in a 2:1 defeat in 2013. Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the game scheduled for June 1, Mourinho said: "Being a manager and understanding what it means for a manager to play a Champions League final, there is always a negative side of it and the negative side is that one team is going to lose it" READ: Tim Cahill: Ronaldo should win the Ballon D'Or over Me...
Skomina to officiate the UCL final on June 1
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Skomina to officiate the UCL final on June 1

UEFA have announced that Damir Skomina will referee the UEFA Champions League final between Premier League clubs Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. The referee has previously been in charge of 4 UEFA Champions League games in the 2018/19 season, with Man United's 3:1 win at Parc des Princes against Ligue I giants PSG inclusive. READ: Man City express concern over UCL ban story The 42-year-old Slovenian referee will officiate the game scheduled for June 1 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid. Skomina was the man in charge of proceedings in the Europa League final in 2017 when Man United beat Ajax, and also officiated Atletico Madrid's triumph over Chelsea in the Super Cup in 2012. It can be recalled that Skomina brandished the fasted red card in last year's World Cup to...
Five talking points from the 2018/19 Premier League campaign
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Five talking points from the 2018/19 Premier League campaign

The 2018/19 Premier League season has ended and it came with its own share of unlimited excitement, anxiety, and tension. The 'noisy neighbors' successfully defended their Premier League title despite being hotly chased by Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, the German boss who was stated to have a bridesmaid's tag about him but never the bride. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City sealed a double and are on course for a domestic treble as they will face Watford in the FA Cup final on May 18. The Premier League top two in the just concluded 2018/19 campaign took the fight to each other and dragged it on till the final day where they both garnered wins. READ: Brighton sack Chris Hughton However, the same can't be said for the other clubs who came with the aim of competing for the title when...
Mbappe wants PSG vs Juventus UCL final
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Mbappe wants PSG vs Juventus UCL final

Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he would take a UCL final between Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. It can be recalled that the president of the club Nasser Al-Khelafi recently mentioned Juventus as his club's biggest rival in the Champions League, and the youngster appears to agree with him. “Our group is complicated, but it’s the very nature of the Champions League to want it because it’s the most coveted trophy by the biggest European teams,” Mbappe said in a chat with Gazzetta dello Sport. “Against Napoli it’ll be tough. Ancelotti’s teams play good football with a precise philosophy, pressing high. They also have fantastic fans. “Even though my memory isn’t so pleasant, I lost 5-0 to them with Monaco in a 2016 friendly. READ: FIFA devising plans to remake football’s tran...