Champions League & Europa League suspended ‘until further notice’

Paris St-Germain fans gathered outside the Parc des Princes in March, despite the club playing their Champions League last 16 tie with Borussia Dortmund behind closed doorsAll Champions League and Europa League matches have been suspended “until further notice” by Uefa because of the global coronavirus pandemic.All national team games in June have also been…

Champions and Challenge Cups postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Saracens won their third European Champions Cup in 2019Rugby union’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals and finals have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The finals of both competitions had been scheduled for the weekend of 22-23 May in Marseille.European rugby chiefs say they remain committed to completing the campaigns this season.”It is planned…

Champions League: Manchester City’s last-16 tie v Real Madrid postponed

Manchester City hold a 2-1 lead over Real Madrid from the first leg in Spain on 26 FebruaryThe second leg of Manchester City’s last-16 second leg Champions League tie against Real Madrid, scheduled for Tuesday 17 March, has been postponed.The decision, confirmed by Uefa, comes after the Real Madrid squad went into quarantine because of…

Champions League last 16: What are each side’s chances?

Kevin de Bruyne’s late penalty at the Bernabeu sealed a 2-1 first-leg win for Manchester City against Real MadridWho are the clubs well-placed to progress as crunch time arrives in the Champions League last 16? And who has it all to do?Three of England’s four clubs head into the second leg with a deficit to…

Champions League: Paris St-Germain v Dortmund will be behind closed doors

The stands at the 48,000 capacity Parc des Princes will be empty for Wednesday’s second legParis St-Germain’s Champions League last-16 match against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday will be played behind closed doors because of coronavirus.Paris police made the decision on Monday in a bid to contain the spread of the virus.The French champions, trailing 2-1…

Champions League: Liverpool face tough task against Atletico Madrid

I am still confident Liverpool will get the result they need at Anfield against Atletico Madrid, but we saw on Tuesday night just how tough that will be to achieve.The final pass was just not there for the Reds in the first leg, which is something that will have to change if they are going…

Champions League: What to look out for in the knockout stages

Media playback is not supported on this device Key battles, players to watch in the Champions LeagueBusiness is about to pick up.The Champions League group stages did not disappoint with a record 308 goals scored – and Europe’s elite club competition returns with the start of the knockout stages.All four English teams – holders Liverpool,…

Saracens face Champions Cup misconduct complaint for using an ineligible player

Titi Lamositele played for the United States at the 2019 Rugby World CupSaracens are subject to a misconduct complaint after playing prop Titi Lamositele when he may have been ineligible in January’s Champions Cup win against Racing 92.The tournament organisers were informed by the club that United States international Lamositele’s work permit expired the day…

Manchester City need to win Champions League for successful season – Ian Wright

Pep Guardiola has led City to two Premier League titles since joining in 2016Manchester City “have to win the Champions League for it to be a successful season”, says former England striker Ian Wright.The defending champions are 22 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool with 13 games remaining.Pep Guardiola’s side face Real Madrid in the…