Champions League

Manchester United wins Europa League

Manchester United have won the Europa League final after beating Dutch side Ajax 2-0 in today's final.

The victory means the Red Devils qualify for next season's Champions League tournament joining fellow English sides Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Frenchman Paul Pogba opened the scoring in the 18th minute before Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it 2-0 shortly after halftime with a slick finish with his back to goal.

The victory will see them qualify for next season's Champions League despite finishing 6th in this season's Premier League campaign.

Sport: Real Madrid to face Juventus in Champions League final

Real Madrid will face Juventus in the final of the Champions League on June 3rd in Cardiff, Wales.

Real lost 2-1 to rivals Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final but qualified on a 4-2 aggregate having won the first leg 3-0.

It will be a repeat of the 1998 final when Madrid defeated the Italians 1-0 in Amsterdam.

Two early goals by Saul Niguez in the 12th minute and Antoine Griezmann from the penalty spot four minutes later, put Atletico on course in a bid to erase the 3-0 first-leg deficit.

Sport: Ronaldo hat trick carries Real Madrid in semifinal first leg

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick in his second straight Champions League game as Real Madrid swept aside city rivals Atletico 3-0 at the Bernabeu in the first leg of their semifinal on Tuesday night.

Ronaldo had taken his tally of European goals to 100 in the quarterfinal win over Bayern Munich, which included a second-leg treble, and was once more the man for the big occasion to put the holders within touching distance of the final again.

Sport: Lightning did not strike twice - Barcelona out Champions League

Miracles do happen. But not every six weeks.

And not against this Juventus; not with Giorgio Chellini and Leonardo Bonucci, born to block, at the heart of a defence.

Barcelona are out of the Champions League, with Juventus going through into the semi-finals, and now the recriminations and rebuilding will begin in Catalonia.

They could not over-turn a daunting first-leg deficit, as they did in the previous round against Paris Saint-Germain just a month and a half ago, although there were chances.

Lionel Messi, amazingly, was wasteful.

Sport: Barcelona's coach believes team can pull off another miracle against Juventus

Luis Enrique has told Barcelona fans not to leave the Nou Camp early during their Champions League quarter-final tie against Juventus... because there may be a repeat of the miracle comeback against PSG.

Trailing 3-0 after a humbling defeat in Turin, Barcelona face a monumental task in their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday. But Lionel Messi and Co have already proved themselves capable of doing the impossible this season.

Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich in Champions League quarters

European champions Real Madrid will take on Bayern Munich in the standout UEFA Champions League quarter-final, as the draw for the last eight of the competition was made in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday. 

It's an encounter that'll see Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti return to his former club, for whom he won this tournament in the 2013-14 season. 

Elsewhere, Premier League champions Leicester City will face last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid, while Barcelona's reward for their stunning comeback against Paris Saint-Germain is a showdown with Juventus.

Manchester City beaten out of Champions League by Monaco

Manchester City are out of the Champions League after Monaco struck late to seal a thrilling away-goals victory.

The English side were 13 minutes from a place the quarter-finals after clawing themselves back into a second leg their hosts had dominated, but slack marking allowed Tiemoue Bakayoko to head home and send City out.

Having won the competition twice in his time at Barcelona, this is the first time in manager Pep Guardiola's career that he has gone out at this stage.

City seeks to qualify for Champions League quarters away to Monaco

Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola believes that attack may be the best form of defence as Manchester City head to Monaco tonight.

City are carrying a 5-3 advantage into the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie after coming through a thriling clash last month.

Both teams are attack-minded and Guardiola has warned that any attempts to just sit on the lead will end in defeat.

Monaco have scored 123 goals in all competitions this season and have lost just once in their past 17 games – the first leg at the Etihad Stadium.

Leicester books place among Champions League's last 8

Leicester City kept their Champions League adventure alive as goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton gave them a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sevilla to put them into the quarter-finals.

Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, the English champions produced a fine display to defeat the silky Spaniards, who missed a penalty and had Samir Nasri sent off in the second half.

Steven N'Zonzi had the chance to take the tie into extra time from the spot but Kasper Schmeichel came to Leicester's rescue with his second penalty save in the competition this season.

Barcelona try to claw back from 4-0 Champion's League loss

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has faith that his side can claw back a massive 4-0 aggregate deficit in their Champions League tie with Paris St-Germain.

The Catalan giants capitulated in the first leg in Paris after goals from Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani and a brace from Angel di Maria.

Barca host the French champions on Wednesday in the last 16 second leg – but since the debacle, they have won their last two games 6-1 and 5-0.

But if they do manage to achieve it, they will be the first team in Champions League history to come from four goals down and go through.

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