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UCL – PL sides battle Serie A sides for a place in the round of 16

The UEFA Champions League returns tonight for the first set of games of the last match day and it's all set to be action-packed. Some teams have their destinies in their hands while others will have to rely on other results to favor their quest to make it to the UCL round of 16 stage. The likes of Inter Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Napoli, and PSG will definitely steal the spotlight for Tuesday's fixtures as they are so near and yet so far with regards to qualification to the next stage. It's effectively a battle between the Premier League and the Serie A on which league's sides seal a place to the next stage tonight. The Premier Leagues sides such as Liverpool and Tottenham have to win tonight to stand a chance of making it to the next stage. Liverpool welcome Carlo Ancelott...
Talking points from Day 2 of UCL Matchday 1
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Talking points from Day 2 of UCL Matchday 1

  The day 2 of the Matchday 1 of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League provided even more excitement than the previous day's encounters albeit with more controversies. The Wednesday night fixtures served up upsets, controversies, and also showed us that the defending champions of the competition are still formidable and won't give up their title without a fight. Regardless, here are some major talking points from yesterday's fixtures: CHECK OUT OUR LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY 1. Lyon proved to be no pushovers against Guardiola's Man City The Etihad was the center of arguably the biggest upset of the 2018/19 UCL Matchday 1 fixtures after visitors Lyon stunned the Citizens and left with all three points in the bag. This was courtesy of goals from Maxwel Cornet in ...
UCL Matchday 1- Ronaldo set to rival Messi, but in a Juve shirt
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UCL Matchday 1- Ronaldo set to rival Messi, but in a Juve shirt

Lionel Messi bagged a hat-trick for Barcelona yesterday in the first set of games of Match Day 1 of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League against Eredivisie champions PSV. One season ago and we would have been looking to see if his rival Cristiano Ronaldo would replicate similar performance and to bag his for Real Madrid. This won't be the case this term as the Portuguese is now with Juventus but there is still room for rivalry between the two especially in the UEFA Champions League. Funny enough, Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Spain tonight and visits the Mestalla. He'll be doing this in a Juventus shirt, and having broken his duck last weekend with a brace against Sassuolo in the Serie A, one would expect him to continue his fine scoring form in the UEFA Champions League tonight. ...
Two exciting PL sides in the 2017/18 UCL quarters. No coincidence!
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Two exciting PL sides in the 2017/18 UCL quarters. No coincidence!

  Football has been fun and will always be fun. The 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League has been nothing short of exciting, and more excitement awaits from the upcoming draws to be held as well as the potential crackers that will emerge from the draws. But basically, we'll be more focused on the adventures of the Premier League sides as well as their impact so far in this season's UCL competition. It's no news that only 2 teams from the Premier League will be participating in the quarter-finals of the UCL as the other 3 have been eliminated by opponents who proved to be superior after the proceedings of the UCL night encounters. Liverpool and Manchester City will be England's hope of making any significant impact in the 2017/2018 UCL competition. Who would have thought that the Prem...
Top African players in the UCL – 2017/18 Match Day 2
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Top African players in the UCL – 2017/18 Match Day 2

  Some African players covered themselves in glory in the course of the 2017/18 UCL Match day 2 fixtures. There were lots of significant contributions by a good number of African players in the UCL Match Day 2 fixtures in defense, attack and in midfield positions. However, not all of them ended up on the winning sides. The most impressive African players in the UCL Match Day 2 fixtures are listed below: Cameroonian striker Vincent Aboubakar was on song and netted a brace as FC Porto hammered Ligue 1 champions Monaco right in their own home turf by 3 goals to nil Malian forward Moussa Marega was also impressive in the same game as he contributed 2 assists in FC Porto’s 3 nil rout of Monaco at the Stade Louis II READ: Mesut Ozil dropped from Germany squad ahead of qualifiers...
Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea’s last gasp game winner and Mr. Leave it late
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Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea’s last gasp game winner and Mr. Leave it late

  He may not be the ideal forward in terms of flamboyance and skillset that fits the criteria of the fans at Stamford Bridge, but Michy Batshuayi has been winning the hearts of Chelsea fans around the world with very significant key moments. And like it or not, Batshuayi is Chelsea’s highest goal scorer in the UCL for Chelsea with two goals to his name. He may have been heavily criticized for finding the back of the net just once against a lowly Qarabag on the opening night of the 2017/18 UCL, but how about a winning goal as Chelsea came from behind in the dying minutes of the game to beat Atletico Madrid by 2 goals to 1 at the Wanda Metropolitano after going a goal behind in the first half through a Griezmann penalty? READ: AS Roma suffer more injury woes after victory again...
Liverpool spoiling English fun in the 2017/18 UCL so far
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Liverpool spoiling English fun in the 2017/18 UCL so far

  The Match Day 2 of the 2017/18 UCL round of matches has come and gone with much excitement and nerve-wracking moments. However, this piece focuses on the performance of the Premier League clubs in the competition thus far. Talking about nerve-wracking, our guess is that fans of Chelsea and Liverpool can attest to that. The only difference is that one side left it late and stole maximum points from a very difficult ground, while the other side conspired to falter yet again. READ: Harry Kane continues fine form in UCL as Spurs hammer Apoel Nicosia The Premier League clubs participating in this season’s UCL competition are yet to record a loss after two rounds of matches. Interesting development! Isn’t it? 4 out of the 5 Premier League reps in the UEFA Champions League garnere...
Harry Kane continues fine form in UCL as Spurs hammer Apoel Nicosia
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Harry Kane continues fine form in UCL as Spurs hammer Apoel Nicosia

  The Tuesday night group H fixtures of the 2017/18 UCL were the center of attraction as Englishman Harry Kane and Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo were on song to grab the maximum spotlight on the night. However, Harry Kane was the star of the UCL night as he hit a hat-trick against Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus while Cristiano Ronaldo made do with a brace against Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park. Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham seem to have found the missing piece of the puzzle that will enable them to impress in the UEFA Champions League, a long while after the season in which Gareth Bale took some defenders to the cleaners with his frightening speed. READ: Marchisio and Khedira return to training for Juventus It’s just two games into this season’s UCL ...