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Forrest goal sends Celtic into Champions League playoffs

Forrest goal sends Celtic into Champions League playoffs

James Forrest's second-half strike gave Celtic a 1-0 win over Rosenborg and took the Hoops another step closer towards Champions League football.

Nice end Ajax's Champions League campaign, march to playoffs

Nice end Ajax's Champions League campaign, march to playoffs

Ajax failed to make it through to the Champions League qualifiers for the third consecutive year on Wednesday when they were eliminated on the away goals rule 3-3 on aggregate after a 2-2 home draw against Ligue 1 side Nice.

Mario Balotelli leads Nice to draw with Ajax; Celtic stumble against Rosenborg

Mario Balotelli leads Nice to draw with Ajax; Celtic stumble against Rosenborg

Mario Balotelli's first-half goal was only enough for Nice to earn a 1-1 draw against Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League third qualifying round match on Wednesday.

Olympiakos open Champions League campaign with win as AEK fall

Olympiakos open Champions League campaign with win as AEK fall

Olympiakos opened their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 win away to Partizan Belgrade in the third qualifying round on Tuesday.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon: It all went wrong for us vs. Real

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon: It all went wrong for us vs. Real

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said he was hugely disappointed after his side crumbled in the second half to lose 4-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Zinedine Zidane hails historic Real Madrid win, vows to stay at Bernabeu

Zinedine Zidane hails historic Real Madrid win, vows to stay at Bernabeu

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane accepted that his team had "made history" by beating Juventus 4-1 in Saturday night's final in Cardiff to become the first team to retain the Champions League title in its modern, expanded format.

Juventus 'let go psychologically' in Champions League final - Max Allegri

Juventus 'let go psychologically' in Champions League final - Max Allegri

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri says his side "let go psychologically" in the second half of their 4-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in Cardiff on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Real to 2nd straight Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Real to 2nd straight Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo's brace ensured Real Madrid became the first team in history to win back-to-back Champions Leagues with a 4-1 victory over 10-man Juventus.

Real Madrid know how to live with Champions League pressure - Zidane

Real Madrid know how to live with Champions League pressure - Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says his players feel no extra pressure as they aim to make history with back-to-back Champions League titles in Saturday's final against Juventus.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri taking on history, not just Real Madrid, in Cardiff

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri taking on history, not just Real Madrid, in Cardiff

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says his side "must" win the Champions League on Saturday night, insisting that now is their time.

Real reach final as Atletico onslaught falls short

Real reach final as Atletico onslaught falls short

The brilliance of Karim Benzema and Isco booked Real Madrid a place back in the UEFA Champions League final after the holders survived an early scare in a 2-1 second-leg loss to city rivals Atletico at the Vicente Calderon.

Max Allegri: Juventus 'have a very good chance of winning Champions League'

Max Allegri: Juventus 'have a very good chance of winning Champions League'

Juventus coach Max Allegri believes his side "have a very good chance of winning the Champions League" after beating Monaco on Tuesday to reach the final.

Dani Alves nets stunner as Juventus beat Monaco to reach UCL final

Dani Alves nets stunner as Juventus beat Monaco to reach UCL final

Juventus reached their second Champions League final in three seasons after a 2-1 win at home to Monaco on Tuesday night secured a 4-1 victory on aggregate.

Gonzalo Higuain fires Juventus to victory at Monaco

Gonzalo Higuain fires Juventus to victory at Monaco

Gonzalo Higuain scored twice from Dani Alves passes to put Juventus in control of their Champions League semifinal with Monaco ahead of next week's second leg in Turin.

Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick carries Real Madrid in semifinal first leg

Cristiano 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.

Real Madrid vs. Atletico, Juventus vs. Monaco in Champions League semis

Real Madrid vs. Atletico, Juventus vs. Monaco in Champions League semis

Reigning European champions Real Madrid will play neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semifinals.

Juventus' Allegri: 'We could've played for a whole day and not conceded'

Juventus' Allegri: 'We could've played for a whole day and not conceded'

Massimiliano Allegri has called his side ''a great Juventus'' after qualifying for the Champions League semifinals 3-0 on aggregate over Barcelona, while adding his side looked like never conceding even if the match lasted all day.

Luis Enrique: Barcelona 'should have scored a goal' but didn't take chances

Luis Enrique: Barcelona 'should have scored a goal' but didn't take chances

Luis Enrique was left frustrated with Barcelona's wastefulness in front of goal as they came up short in their bid to overturn a three-goal deficit against Juventus, held to a goalless draw.

Juventus defensive masterclass dumps out Barcelona

Juventus defensive masterclass dumps out Barcelona

Juventus held Barcelona to a goalless draw at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night, ending their hosts' hopes of another sensational second-leg rally and advancing to the Champions League semifinals 3-0 on aggregate.

Mbappe sets Champions League record as Monaco oust Dortmund

Mbappe sets Champions League record as Monaco oust Dortmund

Kylian Mbappe made Champions League history as Monaco swept away Borussia Dortmund 6-3 on aggregate after a 3-1 victory in their second-leg quarterfinal tie at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday.

Zinedine Zidane: Six goals led to Real Madrid's win, not the referee

Zinedine Zidane: Six goals led to Real Madrid's win, not the referee

Zinedine Zidane said it was Real Madrid's efforts -- not a poor refereeing display -- that was most important in his team's extra dramatic 4-2 extra-time victory over Bayern Munich.

Ancelotti: 'VAR is necessary'

Ancelotti: 'VAR is necessary'

Carlo Ancelotti warned ''it's time for VAR, because you can’t decide a Champions League semi-final spot like this'' after Bayern Munich's controversial loss to Real Madrid.

Real beat Bayern in controversial UCL quarterfinal

Real beat Bayern in controversial UCL quarterfinal

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in extra time to complete a hat trick and take his career Champions League goal tally to an even 100 as Real Madrid advanced to the semifinals over 10-man Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Atletico end Leicester dream despite Vardy strike

Atletico end Leicester dream despite Vardy strike

Brave Leicester's Champions League dream ended as they were knocked out in the quarterfinals by Atletico Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid past Manuel Neuer-inspired Bayern

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid past Manuel Neuer-inspired Bayern

Ten-man Bayern Munich had goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to thank for keeping the scoreline down as Real Madrid beat them 2-1 in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg as Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal.

Antoine Griezmann penalty helps Atletico Madrid beat Leicester

Antoine Griezmann penalty helps Atletico Madrid beat Leicester

Antoine Griezmann's controversial first-half penalty handed Atletico Madrid a tight 1-0 win over gutsy Leicester in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg.

Kylian Mbappe double downs Dortmund in rearranged UCL clash

Kylian Mbappe double downs Dortmund in rearranged UCL clash

Monaco beat Dortmund 3-2 with a double from Kylian Mbappe in their rearranged Champions League quarterfinal, to take the advantage into the second leg next week.

Dybala stars as Juve batter Barca

Dybala stars as Juve batter Barca

Juventus have the upper hand over Barcelona in their Champions League quarterfinal after beating Luis Enrique's team 3-0 in the first leg in Turin.

 Barcelona draw Juventus, Real Madrid face Bayern in Champions League quarter-final draw

Barcelona draw Juventus, Real Madrid face Bayern in Champions League quarter-final draw

Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, while Barcelona take on Juventus.

Atletico Madrid keep Bayer at bay to reach UCL quarterfinals

Atletico Madrid keep Bayer at bay to reach UCL quarterfinals

Atletico Madrid reached the Champions League quarterfinals for a fourth straight season, holding Bayer Leverkusen to a goalless draw at the Vicente Calderon to win 4-2 on aggregate.

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Liverpool to face Bayern Munich, Manchester United draw PSG, Tottenham get Dortmund
Champions League draw

Liverpool to face Bayern Munich, Manchester United draw PSG, Tottenham get Dortmund

Manchester United will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16, while Liverpool have been drawn against Bayern Munich.

Manchester City win group as Leroy Sane double sinks Hoffenheim
Manchester City 2 - 1 Hoffenheim

Manchester City win group as Leroy Sane double sinks Hoffenheim

Manchester City battled back to winning ways, coming from a goal down to overwhelm Hoffenheim 2-1 in the Champions League with a brilliant Leroy Sane double that ensured they progressed to the last-16 as winners of Group F on Wednesday.

Manchester United fall to Valencia, miss chance to win Champions League group
Valencia 2 - 1 Manchester United

Manchester United fall to Valencia, miss chance to win Champions League group

Manchester United endured an undignified end to their topsy-turvy Champions League group stage campaign by losing 2-1 at already-eliminated Valencia on Wednesday and missing their chance of topping Group H.

Nabil Fekir helps Lyon draw with Shakhtar, book UCL knockout spot
Shakhtar 1 - 1 Lyon

Nabil Fekir helps Lyon draw with Shakhtar, book UCL knockout spot

Olympique Lyonnais earned the point they required to book their place in the Champions League last 16 but needed Nabil Fekir's equaliser 20 minutes into the second half to salvage a 1-1 draw away to Shakhtar Donetsk.

Young Boys stun Juventus with brace from Guillaume Hoarau
Young Boys 2 - 1 Juventus

Young Boys stun Juventus with brace from Guillaume Hoarau

Two goals from striker Guillaume Hoarau led Young Boys to a shock 2-1 Champions League win over already-qualified Juventus on Wednesday to hand the Serie A side their first away defeat in a competitive match for over a year.

Thomas Muller sent off as Robert Lewandowski double sees Bayern claim top spot in Group E
Ajax 3 - 3 Bayern Munich

Thomas Muller sent off as Robert Lewandowski double sees Bayern claim top spot in Group E

Striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich sealed top spot in Group E following a thrilling 3-3 Champions League draw at Ajax in which both sides ended with 10 men.

Europa-bound Benfica beat AEK in last Champions League group match
Benfica 1 - 0 AEK

Europa-bound Benfica beat AEK in last Champions League group match

Benfica finished its Champions League campaign with a 1-0 win over AEK Athens on Wednesday.

Youthful Real Madrid beaten soundly by CSKA in group stage finale
Real Madrid 3 - 0 CSKA

Youthful Real Madrid beaten soundly by CSKA in group stage finale

Real Madrid suffered their heaviest ever home defeat in Europe on Wednesday when the already-qualified Spaniards were thumped 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu by CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

Viktoria Plzen's win over Roma clinches Europa League spot
Viktoria Plzen 2 - 1 Roma

Viktoria Plzen's win over Roma clinches Europa League spot

Viktoria Plzen beat struggling Roma 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday to earn a Europa League spot.

Tottenham into round of 16 after late Lucas Moura goal earns draw with Barcelona
Barcelona 1 - 1 Tottenham

Tottenham into round of 16 after late Lucas Moura goal earns draw with Barcelona

Tottenham Hotspur made it into the round of 16 of the Champions League, coming from behind to grab a 1-1 draw at Barcelona on Tuesday which saw them finish second in Group B at the expense of Inter Milan.

Paris Saint-Germain advance in Champions League after beating Red Star Belgrade
Red Star Belgrade 1 - 4 PSG

Paris Saint-Germain advance in Champions League after beating Red Star Belgrade

Paris Saint-Germain reached the round of 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday thanks to an inspired performance by their three-pronged attack of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe in a 4-1 win at Red Star Belgrade.

Inter Milan knocked out of Champions League after home draw vs. PSV Eindhoven
Inter Milan 1 - 1 PSV Eindhoven

Inter Milan knocked out of Champions League after home draw vs. PSV Eindhoven

Inter Milan were knocked out of the Champions League after they could only manage a 1-1 draw at home to Group B's bottom club PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday to finish third behind Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool beat Napoli, advance to Champions League knockout stage
Liverpool 1 - 0 Napoli

Liverpool beat Napoli, advance to Champions League knockout stage

Mohamed Salah's first-half strike gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Napoli in Champions League Group C action on Tuesday.

Borussia Dortmund beat Monaco to finish ahead of Atletico Madrid
Monaco 0 - 2 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund beat Monaco to finish ahead of Atletico Madrid

An under-strength Borussia Dortmund deepened AS Monaco's season-long misery on Tuesday with a 2-0 away victory that ensured they finished top of Champions League Group A ahead of Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid draw with Club Brugge to give Dortmund top spot in group
Club Brugge 0 - 0 Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid draw with Club Brugge to give Dortmund top spot in group

Atletico Madrid were denied top place in Group A of the Champions League on Tuesday after a goalless draw away at Club Brugge in Belgium meant they finished second behind Borussia Dortmund.

Alessandro Schoepf's late goal gives Schalke win over Lokomotiv Moscow
Schalke 1 - 0 Lokomotiv Moscow

Alessandro Schoepf's late goal gives Schalke win over Lokomotiv Moscow

Alessandro Schoepf's stoppage time goal gave Schalke 04 a 1-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow in Champions League Group D action on Tuesday.

Porto beat Galatasaray but Turks still finish third in Group D
Galatasaray 2 - 3 Porto

Porto beat Galatasaray but Turks still finish third in Group D

Porto struggled to a 3-2 away victory over Galatasaray in their final Champions League group match on Tuesday but the Turks stayed third in Group D and secured a spot in the Europa League's round of 32.

Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d'Or stranglehold over as Luka Modric crowned winner
Ballon d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d'Or stranglehold over as Luka Modric crowned winner

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has ended the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi stranglehold on the Ballon d'Or.

Paris Saint-Germain grab crucial win to leave Liverpool in trouble
Paris Saint-Germain 2 - 1 Liverpool

Paris Saint-Germain grab crucial win to leave Liverpool in trouble

Two first-half goals gave Paris Saint-Germain a crucial 2-1 Champions League home win over Liverpool, putting them in a great position to qualify and leaving Jurgen Klopp's side, finalists last season, in danger of elimination.

Napoli beat Red Star with Dries Mertens brace to stay atop Group C
Napoli 3 - 1 Red Star

Napoli beat Red Star with Dries Mertens brace to stay atop Group C

Napoli swept aside Red Star Belgrade with a typically entertaining performance as two goals from Dries Mertens helped them to a 3-1 win over the former European champions in their Champions League match on Wednesday.

Borussia Dortmund reach knockout stages after 0-0 draw against Club Brugge
Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Club Brugge

Borussia Dortmund reach knockout stages after 0-0 draw against Club Brugge

Borussia Dortmund booked their spot in the Champions League knockout stage with a game to spare after a goalless draw against visitors Club Brugge in Group A on Wednesday.

Tottenham edge Inter Milan in Champions League with late Christian Eriksen goal
Tottenham 1 - 0 Inter Milan

Tottenham edge Inter Milan in Champions League with late Christian Eriksen goal

Christian Eriksen kept Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of reaching the round of 16 in the Champions League alive when he came off the bench to score a late winner in his side's 1-0 victory over Inter Milan at Wembley on Wednesday.

More Messi magic seals Barcelona victory at PSV
PSV 1 - 2 Barcelona

More Messi magic seals Barcelona victory at PSV

Lionel Messi scored an excellent individual goal and laid on another as Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 to secure top spot in Champions League Group B on Wednesday.

Atletico Madrid ease past Monaco into Champions League knockout rounds
Atletico Madrid 2 - 0 Monaco

Atletico Madrid ease past Monaco into Champions League knockout rounds

Atletico Madrid clinched their place in the Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday by beating AS Monaco 2-0 at home while also ensuring that Thierry Henry's hapless visitors will now even miss out on qualification for the Europa League.

Lokomotiv end Galatasaray Champions League hopes
Lokomotiv 2 - 0 Galatasaray

Lokomotiv end Galatasaray Champions League hopes

A goal in each half was enough for Lokomotiv Moscow to earn a 2-0 win over Galatasaray in Champions League Group D on Wednesday, ending Galatasaray's hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages and sending both Porto and Schalke through.

Juventus clinch UCL knockout spot with Mario Mandzukic's goal off Cristiano Ronaldo's assist
Juventus 1 - 0 Valencia

Juventus clinch UCL knockout spot with Mario Mandzukic's goal off Cristiano Ronaldo's assist

Juventus clinched a place in the Champions League knockout stages when a brilliant Cristiano Ronaldo assist set up Mario Mandzukic to give them a 1-0 win over Valencia on Tuesday.

Manchester United into Champions League Round of 16 after Marouane Fellaini scores late winner
Manchester United 1 - 0 Young Boys

Manchester United into Champions League Round of 16 after Marouane Fellaini scores late winner

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini struck a controversial stoppage-time winner to bring blessed relief to Old Trafford after a laboured 1-0 win over Young Boys edged them into the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

Manchester City into round of 16 after late Aguero header seals draw with Lyon
Lyon 2 - 2 Manchester City

Manchester City into round of 16 after late Aguero header seals draw with Lyon

Manchester City progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League after twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Olympique Lyonnais in Group F on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben net doubles in Benfica rout
Bayern Munich 5 - 1 Benfica

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben net doubles in Benfica rout

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski scored two goals each as the German champions demolished Benfica 5-1 on Tuesday to reach the Champions League round of 16 and lift some of the pressure off boss Niko Kovac.

Real Madrid earn top spot as Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez down Roma
Roma 0 - 2 Real Madrid

Real Madrid earn top spot as Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez down Roma

Real Madrid secured first place in Champions League Group G with 2-0 victory over Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday although the Italians are also through to round of 16.