Champions League

Klopp Left Searching For Answers After Collapse vs. Napoli: ‘We Have To Reinvent Ourselves’

NAPLES, Italy — Jürgen Klopp said he needs to "reinvent" his Liverpool team after they suffered a 4-1 hammering at the hands of Napoli in their Champions League Group A opener on Wednesday.

Klopp's side were outplayed in the first half and fortunate to only go in 3-0 down at the break and the German, who won the competition with Liverpool in 2019 and led them to the final last season, said there was plenty to be fixed.

Dedicado A La Familia: Edson Álvarez Se Luce En La Champions Con Magnífico Gol De Cabeza

No es secreto que Edson Álvarez quedó desilusionado luego de su frustrado traspaso al Chelsea. Sin embargo, una vez cerrada la puerta de la Premier League, Machín prometió que volvería a concentrarse en los objetivos que tiene el Ajax para esta temporada, dando lo mejor de sí dentro del campo.

Vintage Eden Hazard The Unexpected Hero Of Real Madrid's Victory Over Celtic

Real Madrid started its Champions League title defense Tuesday with a bittersweet 3-0 victory over Celtic in Scotland. Bitter because Karim Benzema suffered a worrisome knee injury, sweet because Eden Hazard showed up to become the night's unexpected hero, providing an assist and scoring a goal. 

The trip to Glasgow didn't start well for Real Madrid. The Bhoys put on a good performance in front of their fans and were close to upsetting the champions on a couple occasions.

Weston McKennie Goal Not Enough As PSG Outclasses Juventus

The gulf in class between Juventus and the best sides in Europe has never been more clear. Despite a second-half goal from Weston McKennie, Massimiliano Allegri’s side was humbled in Paris as Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and Lionel Messi imposed their will on the Juve defense, winning 2-1.

An American In Israel: Josh Cohen's Unexpected Path From USL To Champions League

The story of American keeper Matt Turner has been widely publicized over the last year after the late-blooming New Jersey native went from collegiate afterthought to USMNT hero over a few short years. While Turner will hope to play in the Europa League this year with Arsenal, another American keeper will be taking center stage in the UEFA Champions League — Maccabi Haifa's Josh Cohen.

Cohen's soccer career mirror's that of Turner's, and though he has not received the recent fanfare, Josh Cohen is more than deserving of American soccer fans' attention.

Dinamo Zagreb Stuns Chelsea To Win Champions League Opener

ZAGREB - Dinamo Zagreb claimed a shock victory over Chelsea in their Champions League group stage opener on Tuesday as they beat the 2021 European champions 1-0 at home thanks to a blistering solo run from Croatian forward Mislav Oršić.

Zagreb had conceded in every league game this season but Ante Čačić's team kept a clean sheet against the Premier League side, who topped Europe's transfer spending charts with an outlay of over $299.62 million this summer.

Supersub Gio Reyna Comes On And Becomes First American With 2 Assists In UCL Game

Gio Reyna is back, baby! The American wunderkid seems to have put his muscle injuries in the past and made an immediate impact in Borussia Dortmund's first UCL match of the season, providing two brilliant assists in a 3-0 victory over FC Copenhagen. 

Reyna started the game on the bench but soon had to jump onto the field to cover for the injured Thorgan Hazard. The skillful midfielder came on in the 23rd minute, and before halftime, he'd already left his footprint on the game. 

The18’s 2022-23 Champions League Group Stage Predictions

With a new season on the horizon, The18 felt it was appropriate to create Champions League group stage predictions for the 2022-23 season. We’ve already submitted our Champions League predictions for the rest of our league picks such as winner and top scorer. Now it’s time for each group.

The18’s Champions League Predictions For 2022-23 Season

The largest club competition in the world returns on Tuesday. Following the draw on Aug. 25, the Champions League groups have been made and play will begin on Sept. 6 when both games in Group G kick off.

The18 staff broke out our crystal balls to make some bold predictions for the 2022-23 Champions League season. Let us know how you feel about our Champions League predictions for 2022-23.

The18’s Champions League Predictions 2022-23

Corey Basciano (Client Experience)