Champions League

  • James Rodriguez is a typical No.10 who d...

    Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez is a “typical No. 10 who doesn’t like tracking back”, according to former midfielder Michael Ballack. The Colombia international linked up with the Bundesliga champions over the summer in an initial loan move from Real Madrid which include...

    James Rodriguez is a typical No.10 who doesn't track back - Ballack

    Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez is a “typical No. 10 who doesn’t like tracking back”, according to former midfielder Michael Ballack. The Colombia international linked up with the Bundesliga champions over the summer in an initial loan move from Real Madrid which includes an option for a permanent switch. Hamburg 13/2 to beat Leverkusen He has faced criticism since his arrival at the Allianz Arena, with questions being asked of his ability to adapt his game to meet the demands of life in the German top-flight. Ballack believes that is down to his mentality as a creative influence, but believes the 26-year-old will be given time to get things right as he has the full support of manager Carlo Ancelotti. The former Bayern midfielder told Bild: "He is a giant footballer, but he still has problems with the pace of the game.  “Against Schalke his pace going backwards improved. He is just a typical No. 10 who doesn’t like tracking back.  “James has the advantage that he has a good connection with his coach.  “Carlo put him in a difficult situation because there was already criticism of him. For a player this is a big advantage if you have a coach who is standing beside you when you're being questioned." James was given just five minutes of action towards the end of Bayern’s 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg on Friday, as they squandered a two-goal lead to be held on home soil. His next opportunity to impress could come against big-spending Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, with Ancelotti’s side heading to the French capital to face his former club in Champions League competition. Ballack believes that contest offers Bayern a chance to prove their strength against a formidable continental foe, with it up to the likes of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery to show that they can mix it with PSG stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. "For the Bavarians it is a chance to determine to where they stand,” added the ex-Germany international. “Above all, the attacking unit of Paris will want to show that they can rightly play for the Champions League title.  “For the Robbens and Riberys, it is a great opportunity to show the Neymars and Mbappes that they can.  “For Bayern, a draw would be a good result. PSG have more pressure on them following their spending." Both Bayern and PSG opened their respective 2017-18 Champions League group stage campaigns with a win, with the former seeing off Anderlecht 3-0 while the latter crushed Celtic 5-0 in Glasgow.

  • UEFA inspector to examine disrupted clas...

    UEFA has announced the appointment of an ethics and disciplinary inspector to investigate the delayed Europa League match between Arsenal and Cologne. There were chaotic scenes at the Emirates Stadium this month as Cologne fans travelled in huge numbers for the club's first Euro...

    UEFA inspector to examine disrupted clash between Arsenal and Cologne

    UEFA has announced the appointment of an ethics and disciplinary inspector to investigate the delayed Europa League match between Arsenal and Cologne. There were chaotic scenes at the Emirates Stadium this month as Cologne fans travelled in huge numbers for the club's first European game since 1992-93, despite a limited ticket allocation for away supporters. Arsenal 7/1 to win Europa League Many Cologne fans managed to acquire seats alongside Arsenal supporters, causing some alarm within the nominal home section, while there were reports of isolated incidents of aggression towards stewards and officials. In a statement released on Friday, UEFA announced the inspector will "contact both clubs in order to evaluate the scope of their respective responsibility as regards the incidents connected to this match". Cologne have been charged with crowd disturbances, the setting off of fireworks, throwing objects and acts of damage, while Arsenal have been charged with stairways being blocked in the away supporters' area for the game, which was delayed due to congestion during the build-up to kick-off. The Premier League and Bundesliga clubs were not the only teams to come under UEFA scrutiny after recent matches. Spartak Moscow have been fined €60,000 and banned from selling tickets to their supporters for the team's next away game after the setting off of fireworks and throwing of objects in the 1-1 Champions League draw at Maribor. Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo received a one-match touchline ban for being sent to the stands during the 2-2 draw at Liverpool for twice throwing the ball away. Finally, Hajduk Split have been fined and must pay costs to Everton after the Croatian club's fans threw objects, caused crowd disturbances, invaded the field and caused damage in the Europa League qualifying play-off at Goodison Park. The Toffees received a smaller fine for the throwing of objects.

  • Mourinho misses out as Allegri, Conte an...

    Massimiliano Allegri, Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane have been named as the finalists for the Best FIFA Coach of the Year award. The final three were cut down from an initial list of 10, with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, boss of rivals Manchester...

    Mourinho misses out as Allegri, Conte and Zidane battle for Best FIFA Coach of the Year

    Massimiliano Allegri, Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane have been named as the finalists for the Best FIFA Coach of the Year award. The final three were cut down from an initial list of 10, with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, boss of rivals Manchester City, among the names to be dropped. Chelsea 5/1 to win Premier League Juventus head coach Allegri won Serie A and the Coppa Italia last season, with defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final denying him a historic treble. Zidane led that Madrid side, who also triumphed in La Liga, while Conte tasted Premier League glory in his first season in England, having taken over a side who had ended the previous campaign in 10th place. As well as Mourinho and Guardiola, the other bosses initially nominated to subsequently miss out on the final three are Carlo Ancelotti, Luis Enrique, Leonardo Jardim, Joachim Low, Mauricio Pochettino, Diego Simeone and Tite. Claudio Ranieri was named Best FIFA Coach of the Year in 2016 after Leicester City's stunning Premier League triumph, with Zidane and Portugal's Fernando Santos the other finalists. Also announced on Friday were the 10 nominations for the Puskas award for the best goal of 2017, which will be decided by a fan vote.  Kevin-Prince Boateng, Alejandro Camargo, Denya Castellanos, Moussa Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Aviles Hurtado, Mario Mandzukic, Oscarine Masuluke, Nemanja Matic and Jordi Mboula will have spectacular efforts put to a public vote. The finalists for the best goalkeeper award are Gianluigi Buffon, Keylor Navas and Manuel Neuer. FIFA's Fan Award finalists are Borussia Dortmund, Celtic and Copenhagen, while the best women's player will be between Castellanos, last year's winner Carli Lloyd and Lieke Martens. The top women's coach will be battled out between Nils Neilsen, Gerard Precheur and Sarina Weigman, with award winners announced on October 23 at a ceremony in London.

  • TV Guide: Date, time and where to get yo...

    It's a packed weekend of European League games follopwed by mid-week Champions League and Europa League clashes. Liverpool face the Leicester City test once again, Real Madrid will want to alter their bad start in the La Liga while Juventus come against Torino in the Turin derby....

    TV Guide: Date, time and where to get your football fix

    It's a packed weekend of European League games follopwed by mid-week Champions League and Europa League clashes. Liverpool face the Leicester City test once again, Real Madrid will want to alter their bad start in the La Liga while Juventus come against Torino in the Turin derby. FIFA U-17 World Cup: Know Your India U17 Players High profile Champions League clashes beckon among which Dortmund host Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. and PSG welcome Bayern to Paris. Meanwhile, Arsenal travel to Belarus to play against Bate in the Europa League after their Premier League fixture on Tuesday.   Fri, Sep 22 Match Time (IST) Channel Bundesliga: FC Bayern Munich vs. Wolfsburg 11:46 PM Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select HD 2   Sat, Sep 23 Match Time (IST) Channel Ligue 1: Losc Lille Sa vs. A.S. Monaco 12:00 AM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD Premier League: West Ham vs. Tottenham Hotspur 4:50 PM Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD 1 Premier League: Southampton vs. Manchester United 7:20 PM Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD 1 La Liga Santander: Alaves vs. Real Madrid 8:00 PM Sony Ten 2 Ligue 1: Montpellier Herault S.C. vs. Paris Saint-Germain 8:30 PM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund vs. Borussia M'gladbach 9:46 PM Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select HD 2 Premier League: Leicester City vs. Liverpool 9:50 PM Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD 1 La Liga Santander: Malaga vs. Athletic Bilbao 10:00 PM Sony Ten 2 Eredivisie: Feyenoord vs. NAC Breda 11:00 PM Neo Prime Ligue 1: Olympique Lyonnais vs. Dijon Football Cote-dor 11:30 PM Sony ESPN HD   Sun, Sep 24 Match Time (IST) Channel La Liga Santander: Girona vs. Barcelona 12:30 AM Sony Ten 2 Serie A TIM: Juventus vs. Torino 1:00 AM Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD La Liga Santander: Espanyol vs. Deportivo 3:30 PM Sony Ten 2 Eredivisie: FC Utrecht vs. PSV Eindhoven 4:00 PM Neo Prime, Neo Sports Serie A TIM: Sampdoria vs. AC Milan 4:00 PM Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD Eredivisie: AFC Ajax vs. Vitesse 6:00 PM Neo Prime, Neo Sports La Liga Santander: Getafe CF vs. Villarreal 8:00 PM Sony Ten 2 Premier League: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Newcastle 8:20 PM Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD 1 Ligue 1: R.C. Strasbourg Alsace vs. F.C. Nantes 8:30 PM Sony ESPN HD La Liga Santander: Eibar vs. Celta Vigo 10:00 PM Sony Ten 2   Mon, Sep 25 Match Time (IST) Channel La Liga Santander: Real Sociedad vs. Valencia 12:30 AM Sony Ten 2 Serie A TIM: Fiorentina vs. Atalanta 12:30 AM Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD Ligue 1: Olympique De Marseille vs. Toulouse F.C. 12:30 AM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD   Tue, Sep 26 Match Time (IST) Channel Premier League: Arsenal vs. West Bromwich Albion 12:20 AM Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD 1 La Liga Santander: Real Betis vs. Real Betis 12:30 AM Sony Ten 2 UEFA Youth League: Dortmund vs. Real Madrid 7:30 PM Sony Ten 2 UEFA Champions League: Man. City vs. Shakhtar Donetsk 11:30 PM Sony Ten 3   Wed, Sep 27 Match Time (IST) Channel UEFA Champions League: Apoel vs. Tottenham 12:00 AM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD UEFA Champions League: Dortmund vs. Real Madrid 12:30 AM Sony Ten 2 UEFA Champions League: Spartak Moskva vs. Liverpool 12:30 AM Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD UEFA Youth League: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bayern 7:30 PM Sony Ten 2   Thu, Sep 28 Match Time (IST) Channel UEFA Champions League: Sporting CP vs. Barcelona 12:00 AM Sony Ten 3 UEFA Champions League: Juventus vs. Olympiacos 12:00 AM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD UEFA Champions League: Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea 12:15 AM Sony Six, Sony Six HD UEFA Champions League: Cska Moskva vs. Man. United 12:30 AM Sony Ten 1 HD UEFA Europa League: Zenit vs. Real Sociedad 10:30 PM Sony Ten 1 HD UEFA Europa League: Athletic Bilbao vs. Zorya 10:30 PM Sony Ten 3 UEFA Europa League: Salzburg vs. Marseille 10:30 PM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD UEFA Europa League: Zenit vs. Real Sociedad 10:30 PM Sony Ten 1 UEFA Europa League: Bate vs. Arsenal 10:30 PM Sony Ten 2   Fri, Sep 29 Match Time (IST) Channel UEFA Europa League: Everton vs. Apollon 12:30 AM Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD UEFA Europa League: Lyon vs. Atalanta 12:30 AM Sony Ten 3 UEFA Europa League: Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs. Villarreal 12:30 AM Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD UEFA Europa League: Milan vs. Rijeka 12:30 AM Sony Ten 2   table.tableizer-table { font-size: 14px; border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #CCC; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; }

  • ‘Neymar won’t care who’s in Bayern’s goa...

    Bayern Munich legend Sepp Maier does not think Manuel Neuer’s injury is as dramatic a setback as it has been portrayed in some quarters. The Germany No.1 sustained an injury to his left foot and was forced to undergo surgery earlier in the week that will see him sidelined until ...

    ‘Neymar won’t care who’s in Bayern’s goal’ – Maier plays down Neuer absence

    Bayern Munich legend Sepp Maier does not think Manuel Neuer’s injury is as dramatic a setback as it has been portrayed in some quarters. The Germany No.1 sustained an injury to his left foot and was forced to undergo surgery earlier in the week that will see him sidelined until January, leaving Sven Ulreich to keep goal. PSG to win Over 2.5 goals 13/10 The 29-year-old former Stuttgart shot-stopper is liable to be given the responsibility of the gloves when the Bundesliga champions tackle Paris Saint-Germain in France on Wednesday, and ex-goalkeeper Maier does not believe that Unai Emery’s side will pay any particular attention as to who is between the sticks for FCB. “Let’s be honest, Neymar won’t care who’s in Bayern’s goal,” the 1974 World Cup winner told TZ. “For Bayern, Neuer’s injury isn’t that dramatic because they still have a very good goalkeeper with Ulreich. “No-one on this earth is irreplaceable, at least in the short term. Over a longer period, it’s another issue, but I’m not pessimistic. Ulreich has already played well during Neuer’s recent absence.” Ulreich has played four matches this season and has conceded three goals. Neuer, meanwhile, let in two during the same playing time.

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