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David de Gea included in Manchester United's Champions League squad
David de Gea included in Manchester United's Champions League squad

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea named in the Champions League squad David de Gea has been named in Manchester United’s Champions League squad after missing out on a sensational move to his dream club Real Madrid, as revealed on their official website. The player has not even played a single match for United this season, as manager Louis van Gaal felt that the Spaniard’s focus was elsewhere. The 24-year-old was al

Sep 3 2015
5 Dark horses in the UEFA Champions League this season
5 Dark horses in the UEFA Champions League this season

The UEFA Champions League is easily the most prestigious club competition in the world and therefore it comes as no surprise that clubs try their best to qualify for the tournament at least, even if they don’t win it. The monetary reward for participating in the tournament is very high and of course, there is the matter of winning it. In recent years, the competition has been dominated by clubs such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid

Sep 2 2015
5 jinxed fixtures in Champions League history
5 jinxed fixtures in Champions League history

The Champions League is almost upon us, and there has been a lot of steam generated in recent weeks about what could happen this season as the most elite club competition gears up once again for what’s expected to be one of the best yet. Barcelona will attempt to become the first team to successfully defend their continental crown, albeit with a suspect defence, while their rivals will look to arrest them in their tracks. All across

Aug 31 2015
Video: Luis Suarez jokingly tries to bite Lionel Messi at UEFA Best Player ceremony
Video: Luis Suarez jokingly tries to bite Lionel Messi at UEFA Best Player ceremony

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo made the final shortlist for UEFA Best Player 2015 Barcelona striker Luis Suarez appeared to jokingly bite his club team-mate Lionel Messi backstage at the Champions League Draw. The night also included a UEFA Player of the Year award ceremony. The award went to Lionel Messi in the end but it is testament to an impressive season that the former Liverpool man had that had him standing on the st

Aug 31 2015
5 Big teams who could exit in Champions League group stages
5 Big teams who could exit in Champions League group stages

The Champion’s League group stage was drawn on Thursday and with the groups followed the discussions of who can make it out and who will be left either in the Europa League or watching it all from home midweek when the knockout rounds come around. Football loves a shock and sometimes the big teams can fall victim to them if they fail to click or put teams to the sword when in control. Also, if you lose key players and fail to replace them

5 Player/manager returns to watch out for in Champions League
5 Player/manager returns to watch out for in Champions League

The group stage draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League gave us all a lot of reasons to be excited, after throwing up a number of mouth-watering encounters between clubs deemed to be among the best in Europe. However, the teams will not be the only ones grabbing the headlines as the draw has also set the stage for some fascinating sub-plots. As we see in almost every Champions League edition, there will be players and managers drawn agai

Aug 30 2015
Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award
Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Lionel Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe  Lionel Messi’s contribution to FC Barcelona’s treble-winning campaign last season has been recognised by UEFA as they awarded him the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the second time. The little magician finished ahead of club-mate Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo who also made it to the three-man shortlist. On Thursday night in Monaco, Messi became the first ever pla

Aug 29 2015
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for

The draws for the 2015/16 Champions Leaue group stage were conducted yesterday in Monaco and have produced some really tentalizing match-ups, coupled with a few reunions.  With certain new rules and regulations to be abided by, this season’s first round draw have pitted teams against the ones whom they have seldomly clashed with, or otherwise, never at all. Some teams were given a staright-forward start whereas for some, a cumbersome task of

Aug 29 2015
Malmo website crashed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Champions League return
Malmo website crashed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Champions League return

Ibrahimovic had 40 appearances for Malmo in which he found the back of the net on 16 occasions. The website of Swedish club Malmo FF crashed following the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who started his career playing for the Swedish champions, will return to his homeland to take part in the group stage match with PSG. PSG were pitted against Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo FF in group A after the draw for the Champions League g

Aug 29 2015
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