Can Barca overcome harm disaster forward of UCL and Clasico?

The “butterfly impact” which Barcelona president Joan Laporta imagined when he mortgaged chunks of the club’s future so he might instantly make investments a few hundred million euros in switch charges and wages, was that of an remoted, unattractive footballing larva reworking into a ravishing, vibrant, much-admired creature. Nonetheless, the influence which the brutal accidents …

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Neymar rips UCL ref after reserving for celebration

Neymar argues with referee after receiving a yellow card for doing his trademark celebration. Photograph by JACK GUEZ/AFP by way of Getty Pictures Paris Saint-Germain ahead Neymar has hit out at a referee after he obtained a yellow card for his celebration within the Champions League on Wednesday. Neymar scored late on to finish PSG’s 3-1 …

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UCL speaking factors: Haaland saves Man Metropolis, Juventus wrestle

Matchday Two of the Champions League group stage is wrapped up, offering followers with late drama, upsets and loads of targets. We requested our writers Rob Dawson, Alex Kirkland and Mark Ogden to reply a few of our burning questions. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) What caught your consideration from Matchday …

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Klopp on UCL rout: Opponents ‘laughing at us’

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has warned that opposition will likely be “laughing” at his aspect after they suffered a 4-1 hammering by the hands of Napoli of their Champions League Group A opener on Wednesday. Liverpool have been outplayed within the first half and went into half time Three-Zero down following objectives from Piotr Zielinski, …

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‘Spectacular’ Lewandowski makes UCL historical past

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez says he’s already working out of reward for the “spectacular” Robert Lewandowski after the striker’s hat trick in Wednesday’s 5-1 Champions League win in opposition to Viktoria Plzen. Lewandowski, 34, took his tally for Barca to eight in 5 video games since his €45 million transfer from Bayern Munich, whereas he …

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Chelsea fireplace Tuchel: Social media reacts to shock sacking after UCL loss

Chelsea have sacked manager Thomas Tuchel after a poor begin to the 2022-23 season culminated in Tuesday’s woeful defeat in their Champions League group-stage opener at Dinamo Zagreb, however the announcement of the firing nonetheless got here as a shock. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, more (U.S.) The Blues have misplaced three of …

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RB Leipzig sack Tedesco after UCL house debacle

Domenico Tedesco has paid the value for unhealthy outcomes at RB Leipzig. Anton NovoderezhkinTASS by way of Getty Photos RB Leipzig have parted methods with coach Domenico Tedesco on Wednesday following a foul begin to the Bundesliga and a 4-1 loss at house to Shakhtar Donetsk within the Champions League. Shakhtar got here to Leipzig with …

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UCL ushers in semi-automated VAR offside, however what’s all of it about?

FIFA and UEFA have spent the previous three years testing out a brand new artificial-intelligence-based semi-automated offside expertise (SAOT), and now it is able to be rolled out within the Champions League. Though SAOT was utilized by FIFA on the Membership World Cup in February, and likewise by UEFA within the Tremendous Cup between Actual …

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Ancelotti: ‘Good signal’ Madrid aren’t UCL favourites

four:17 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Carlo Ancelotti stated it is a “good signal” that final 12 months’s winners Real Madrid aren’t among the many favourites to retain the Champions League this season. Madrid beat Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Manchester City after which Liverpool within the last in Might on their solution to profitable their …

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