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Manchester City hit with UEFA fine, accept FA charge

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London (AFP) – Manchester City have been fined 18,000 euros by UEFA for three offences during their Champions League tie with Monaco at the Etihad Stadium last month, European football’s governing body said on Friday.

City were found guilty of three charges concerning a pitch invasion, the throwing of objects from the crowd and a delayed kick-off during the last-16 first leg match on February 21.

Arsenal, Bayern fined for troublesome fans

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Arsenal and Bayern Munich were on Friday fined by UEFA for their fans behaviour during this month’s Champions League last-16 clash at the Emirates Stadium.

European football’s governing body had opened disciplinary proceedings the day after the game which was held up by toilet paper thrown on the pitch and a fan who ran onto the playing surface.

Arsenal, Bayern fined for troublesome fans

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Arsenal and Bayern Munich were on Friday fined by UEFA for their fans behaviour during this month’s Champions League last-16 clash at the Emirates Stadium.

European football’s governing body had opened disciplinary proceedings the day after the game which was held up by toilet paper thrown on the pitch and a fan who ran onto the playing surface.

UEFA competitions director rejects Super League

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Estoril (Portugal) (AFP) – UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti on Thursday rejected the idea of a European Super League made up of the continent’s top clubs, but said the format of the Champions League could evolve.

“If the Super League is a competition for an elite, closed, then it’s not our competition,” said Marchetti on the sidelines of a football congress organised at Estoril, near Lisbon.

Highs and lows for Hart in Torino point with Inter

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Milan (AFP) – England goalkeeper Joe Hart had a typically topsy-turvy evening as Torino took a point in a thrilling 2-2 home draw with Inter Milan on Saturday.

Inter travelled to the Stadio Olimpico looking for a precious win as they bid to maintain their drive for a top-three finish and a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2012.

Highs and lows for Hart in Torino point with Inter

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Milan (AFP) – England goalkeeper Joe Hart had a typically topsy-turvy evening as Torino took a point in a thrilling 2-2 home draw with Inter Milan on Saturday.

Inter travelled to the Stadio Olimpico looking for a precious win as they bid to maintain their drive for a top-three finish and a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2012.

Difficult to rest Messi: Luis Enrique

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona boss Luis Enrique suggested Lionel Messi will have to be rested for some of an April packed with huge clashes, but that even the Catalan giants would struggle without the “best player in the world”.

Messi has started every Barca game in 2017 and will do so once more when Valencia visit the Camp Nou on Sunday.

Stage set for ‘classic’ as Real draw Bayern

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich and a reunion with “master” Carlo Ancelotti after Zinedine Zidane got his wish and avoided Leicester City in Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw.

Leicester will play Atletico Madrid - “a massive challenge,” said Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare - and the Italian and Spanish champions clash with Juventus drawing the miracle men of Barcelona.

Pep Guardiola says sweeping Man City changes ‘impossible’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has said it would be impossible to make sweeping changes to his Manchester City squad in the wake of their shock Champions League exit.

City were dismissed from the tournament in the first knockout round by Monaco on Wednesday, losing the second leg 3-1 after winning their home tie 5-3.

Pep Guardiola says sweeping Man City changes ‘impossible’

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has said it would be impossible to make sweeping changes to his Manchester City squad in the wake of their shock Champions League exit.

City were dismissed from the tournament in the first knockout round by Monaco on Wednesday, losing the second leg 3-1 after winning their home tie 5-3.

Real draw Bayern in Champions League quarter-final blockbuster

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face their former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals as Juventus were drawn on Friday against comeback kings Barcelona.

English champions Leicester play their first quarter-finals in the top-tier European competition against Atletico Madrid as France’s Monaco clash with Borussia Dortmund over two legs in April.

Real draw Bayern in Champions League quarter-final blockbuster

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face their former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals as Juventus were drawn on Friday against comeback kings Barcelona.

English champions Leicester play their first quarter-finals in the top-tier European competition against Atletico Madrid as France’s Monaco clash with Borussia Dortmund over two legs in April.

Real draw Bayern; Juve faces Barca in Champions League quarters

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face their former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals as Juventus were drawn on Friday against comeback kings Barcelona.

English champions Leicester play their first quarter-finals in the top-tier European competition against Atletico Madrid as France’s Monaco clash with Borussia Dortmund over two legs in April.

Real draw Bayern; Juve faces Barca in Champions League quarters

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face their former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals as Juventus were drawn on Friday against comeback kings Barcelona.

English champions Leicester play their first quarter-finals in the top-tier European competition against Atletico Madrid as France’s Monaco clash with Borussia Dortmund over two legs in April.

Champions League rivals running scared of Leicester City

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid, comeback kings Barcelona and the mighty Bayern Munich are all in the hat for Friday’s Champions League quarter-final draw, but Zinedine Zidane knows who he wants to avoid.

“No coach wants Leicester as a rival,” the Real boss admitted, a view echoed by Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon: “Leicester, because they’re a dangerous side, they’re full of enthusiasm and can hurt you.

Torino’s Hart in Inter Milan’s firing line

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Milan (AFP) – The attacking threat of Inter Milan should present a severe test to Serie A-loving England goalkeeper Joe Hart as his side Torino host on form vistors on Sunday.

With 15 goals from their past three league outings, Inter’s bid for a top three finish and a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2012 is taking shape.

Torino’s Hart in Inter Milan’s firing line

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Milan (AFP) – The attacking threat of Inter Milan should present a severe test to Serie A-loving England goalkeeper Joe Hart as his side Torino host on form vistors on Sunday.

With 15 goals from their past three league outings, Inter’s bid for a top three finish and a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2012 is taking shape.

Sampaoli’s Sevilla rue self-inflicted Leicester City wounds

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Madrid (AFP) – Coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted Sevilla had only themselves to blame after being left to reflect on missed opportunities as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale continued into the quarter-finals.

Sevilla dominated possession in both legs against the English champions but after missing a penalty in both matches, hitting the woodwork three times and having playmaker Samir Nasri sent-off, Wednesday’s 2-0 second leg loss condemned Sampaoli’s men to a 3-2 aggregate defeat.

Sampaoli’s Sevilla rue self-inflicted Leicester City wounds

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Madrid (AFP) – Coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted Sevilla had only themselves to blame after being left to reflect on missed opportunities as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale continued into the quarter-finals.

Sevilla dominated possession in both legs against the English champions but after missing a penalty in both matches, hitting the woodwork three times and having playmaker Samir Nasri sent-off, Wednesday’s 2-0 second leg loss condemned Sampaoli’s men to a 3-2 aggregate defeat.

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Carli Lloyd to feature in live stream of Manchester City Women’s Champions League game

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Carli Lloyd’s game for the Manchester City women’s team in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinal between Manchester City and Fortuna Hjørring will be streamed live to viewers in the United States and around the world on the legal streaming site mycujoo.

The first leg will stream live at 2pm ET on Thursday, March 23 from this web page.

Carli Lloyd to feature in live stream of Manchester City Women’s Champions League game

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Carli Lloyd’s game for the Manchester City women’s team in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinal between Manchester City and Fortuna Hjørring will be streamed live to viewers in the United States and around the world on the legal streaming site mycujoo.

The first leg will stream live at 2pm ET on Thursday, March 23 from this web page.

Man Utd star confirms that this fan favourite is set for Old Trafford return in June

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson is all set to return to the Old Trafford dugout this summer.

The Scottish manager spent 27 years at the club and guided the Red Devils to the top of English football before he retired in 2013.

The Spuds’ Secret

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As an avid fan of soccer who has played and coached at various levels, I am a keen student of what is reported by the always trustworthy British sports dailies. In particular, I read with a discerning eye about managers. I ask myself: how do they manage so well?

And how can I imitate them?

Pogba injury gives Mourinho fresh headache

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba’s absence has given Jose Mourinho another headache as Manchester United look to revive their Champions League qualification hopes at managerless Middlesbrough on Sunday.

United midfielder Pogba will miss the Premier League fixture, plus France’s forthcoming matches against Luxembourg and Spain, with a hamstring problem sustained during Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League victory over Rostov.

Are the super clubs playing a losing game?

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By J Hutcherson (Mar 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - It's almost too easy with an underachieving super club. Laugh along as they spend too much not to win. There are plenty of handy metrics to show just how badly a club like Manchester City is underachieving in the Champions League.

First-leg goes MLS’s way in Dallas, Arena’s roster

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The soccer news starts with an MLS result in the Champions League. FC Dallas came back to take the first-leg of their semifinal series with Pachuca 2-1 at Toyota Stadium. With Omar Gonzalez in Pachuca's starting eleven, Franco Jara put them up in the 3rd minute. Maxi Urruti equalized for Dallas in the 44th with Kellyn Acosta scoring from a free kick in the 58th.

Where to find Monaco vs. Manchester City on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Monaco vs. Manchester City, you’ve come to the right place.

Even though Manchester City defeated Monaco 5-3 in the first leg, this encounter is far from over. With Monaco having scored three away goals, all they have to do is win 2-0 today and they will advance to the quarter-finals.

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Champions League Quarter-Final Draw: Leicester City Avoid Bayern Munich And Barcelona, Face Challenging Trip To Atletico Madrid

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The balls are out of the pots and inreward for seeing off Sevilla in the last 16, Leicester City will be facing further, stiffer Spanish competition in the quarter-finals of the Champions League namely, Atletico Madrid.

According to the odds at Betway, the reigning Premier League championsare unsurprisingly massive 33/1 outsiders to win the whole thing outright, largely because they'd have to dispatch several of Europe's elite clubs to get their hands on the big cup.

Monaco nei quarti, il City crolla nel Principato. A Simeone basta lo 0 a 0

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Prosegue il sogno Champions del Monaco che, leader in Ligue 1, si mostra travolgente anche in Europa dove, con il 3 a 1 finale, si sbarazza del Manchester City di Guardiola, vittorioso 5 a 3 nella gara di andata. Partita dal preliminare la squadra del Principato è ora tra le migliori otto del Continente, tutto [.

‘I Couldn’t Convince Them To Attack’ – Pep Guardiola Left To Rue Flaccid Performance As Man City Sent Packing By Monaco

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Despite fielding a very top-heavy starting XI, Pep Guardiola was left to rue his side's inability to attack convincinglyas Man City were knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco last night.

Carrying over a 5-3 lead from the first leg at the Etihad, City lacked the necessary aggression to kill off the encounterin the second eventually slumping to a fairly meek 2-1 defeat at the Stade Louis II, thus losing out on away goals.

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Champions League: Guardiola Fails To Make Last Eight For First Time As Man City Crash Out In Monaco (Photos & Video)

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Pep Guardiola has failed to reach the last eight of the Champions League for the time as a manager after his Manchester City side lost 3-1 to Monaco on Wednesday night, with the away goals rule dumping the Premier League side out of the competition via a 6-6 aggregate scoreline.

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Two goals up from the 5-3 first-leg result, the Citizens were confident of booking their place in the last eight at the Stade Louis II.

Champions League: Porto Fan Clambers Over Into Juventus Section To Swap Scarves With Rival Supporter (Video)

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Porto's hardy band of travelling fans were in fine form last night, singing, chanting andgenerally cavorting the night away despite watching Juventus knock their side out of the Champions League.

The revelryin the away end was perhaps best encapsulated by alone Porto fan, who scaled the perimeter fence and clambered over into aJuventus section just to swap souvenirs with a rival supporter.

FC Dallas

The best version of MLS vs Liga MX

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Mar 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - It's not often that soccer serves up a historic, life-altering, history-making and possibly changing matchup. While soccer still has not served that one up quite yet in CONCACAF Champions League play, there may be just such a matchup waiting around the corner.

Vancouver loses CONCACAF Champions League semifinal opener

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The 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League semifinal didn't go Vancouver's way. The Whitecaps lost 2-0 at Tigres to open the series. Tigres benefited from a 66th-minute own goal. Eduardo Vargas doubled the lead in the 87th. Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman didn't have to make a save to keep the clean sheet.

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Where to find Atletico Madrid vs. Leverkusen on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Monaco vs. Manchester City, you’ve come to the right place.

In the first leg, Atletico Madrid demolished Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in Germany to take a convincing aggregate lead into the second leg. Bayer Leverkusen will need to win by a three goal margin in order to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.

Where to find Atletico Madrid vs. Leverkusen on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Monaco vs. Manchester City, you’ve come to the right place.

In the first leg, Atletico Madrid demolished Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in Germany to take a convincing aggregate lead into the second leg. Bayer Leverkusen will need to win by a three goal margin in order to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.

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‘Bung’ – Phil Neville Accuses Pierluigi Collina Of Fixing Everton’s 2005 Champions League Defeat Against Villarreal

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Like many Evertonians, Phil Neville harbours a grudge against ex-referee Pierluigi Collina for a controversial decisionthat ultimately saw the Toffees knocked out of the Champions League back in 2005.

Everton eventually lost 2-1 against Villarreal at El Madrigal and 4-2 on aggregate, as Collina disallowed a late Duncan Ferguson header that would have sent the tie to extra-time.

Sorteggio Champions: Juventus sfortunata, c’è il Barcellona. Bayern-Real da brividi

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Sorteggio durissimo per la Juventus che, nei quarti di finale di Champions, se la dovr vedere con il Barcellona (andata a Torino l'11 Aprile, ritorno in terra spagnola il 18 dello stesso mese) di Luis Enrique, reduce dalla super impresa realizzata contro il Psg, battuto 6 a 1 dopo il ko del Parco dei Principi [.

‘Jamie Vardy Is A Cheat’ – Samir Nasri Not Happy Bunny After Attempted Mind-Meld With Leicester Striker Backfires Horribly

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Samir Nasri has flat-out accused Jamie Vardy of cheating after the Sevilla midfielder was sent off for attempting an unsolicited mind-meld with the Leicester City striker during Tuesday night's Champions League clash.

Both playerswere shown yellow cards after the intense static discharge caused by rubbing their foreheads together caused Vardyto half-topple backwards.

Man Utd man celebrates Monaco’s winner vs Man City

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Oui Baka !!! Anthony Martial (@AnthonyMartial) March 15, 2017 Manchester United striker Anthony Martial took to his Twitter account to...

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