After letting a lead slip in their first leg in Manchester, AS Monaco fought back for a place in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 second leg victory over Manchester City on Wednesday.
Even withoutstar stiker Radamel Falcao due to injury, Leonardo Jardim's side started off excellent at the Stade Louis II, as 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe rifled home after eight minutes for a 1-0 lead.
Wednesday is full of Champions League action, spanning several continents.
In the afternoon, the UEFA Champions League continues play as Monaco battles Manchester City while Atletico Madrid take on Bayer Leverkusen as each seeks to earn a place in the quarterfinals. Monaco have a hole to dig themselves out of, as Man City lead, 5-3, after leg one, as do Leverkusen, who trail Atletico, 4-2.
In years past, Cristiano Ronaldo has always been a thorn in the sides of Bayern Munich. On Wednesday, that trend continued as the Portuguese forward netted a brace in Real Madrid's 2-1 first-leg victory at the Allianz Arena.
Ronaldo's 77th-minute finish, his 100th goal in European competition, proved to be the match-winner for Zinedine Zidane's side on the road.
German authorities are moving quickly to resolve the scary incident that took place yesterday in Dortmund.
After three small bombs detonated outside of the Borussia Dortmund team bus while the team was traveling to the stadium ahead of it's UEFA Champions League match on Tuesday, police rapidly mobilized to gain control of the situation.
Dybala downs Barca, and a report from D.C. United training
Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. Today sees the continuation of UEFA Champions League with 3 matches: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid vs. Leicester City, and the rescheduled matchup of Borussia Dortmund vs. AS Monaco.
The UEFA Champions League's final four is now officially set for the semifinal round.
UEFA conducted the Champions League's semifinal draw on Friday as Atletico Madrid was paired with rivals Real Madrid in a rematch of the 2016 finale. Juventus, meanwhile, booked a pair of dates with Monaco in the other semifinal pairing.
The UEFA Champions League semifinals dominated the midweek slate, but Thursday turns towards eight Europa League sides looking to lock up a semifinal berth of their own.
Europa League action is headlined by Manchester United, who take on Anderlecht in Thursday's quarterfinal headliner. Jose Mourinho's side earned a 1-1 draw with the Belgian club as they now return to Old Trafford for the second leg.
While many English-language sportswriters and sports business reporters in the U.S. were caught by surprise by Turner Sports’ $180 million winning bid for the U.S. English-language media rights for the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League for August 2018-May 2021, this seemingly bold move by Turner Sports appears to this long-time observer of the U.
The opening match of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal round on Tuesday saw a slew of talent on display at the Juventus Stadium in Turin. However, it was an Argentinian forward not named Lionel Messi that stole the show.
Juventus took a huge first step to booking their place into the semifinal round after a convincing 3-0 victory against Barcelona.
After a thrilling Round of 16 back in March, eight teams remain with a chance to clinch a spot in May's UEFA Champions League Final.
Headlining this week's first legs isJuventus welcoming Barcelona to Turin on Tuesday afternoon. This is the first meeting between the two sides since they faced off in the 2015 final in Berlin, which Barcelona won 3-1.
Paulo Dybala's first-half penalty ensured Juventus reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the third time in five seasons, seeing off a Porto side who again played more than half the game with ten men.
Two-nil up from their trip to Portugal three weeks ago, Juventus initially looked set to seize the initiative once again, with Dybala twice trying his luck in the opening ten minutes.
It's a Champions League-packed day in socceras several continental competitions resume on Tuesday.
The round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League continues with Leicester City trying to overcome a 2-1 deficit at home against Sevilla. A 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium would be enough for the Premier League champions to advance to the quarterfinals.
Barcelona's historic comeback against Paris Saint-Germain last week showed that no tie in the Champions League Round of 16 is safe until the final whistle. Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and Real Madrid all punched their tickets to the UCL quarterfinals last week, while eight teams fight for the remainingfour spots this week.
FC Barcelona, one of the top clubs in the world, hold themselves to extremely high standards. Just weeks ago, it seemed as though Barcelona’s season aspirations were crushed but now their season has been completely turned around.
Real Madrid were pulling away in La Liga and seemed unbeatable, but over the past months, the Catalonia giants have clawed their way back into the title race.
Real Madrid booked a record seventh consecutive appearance to the UEFA Champions League semifinals after a 6-3 aggregate victory over 10-man Bayern Munich, with Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick helping Real Madrid get past the Bundesliga leaders, despite needing extra-time to do so.
After missing the first leg due to injury, Robert Lewandowski returned for Carlo Ancelotti's side who needed a spark offensively, following scoreless league draw this past weekend.