Champions League

Manchester City Is Playing The Total Football That Cruyff Dreamed Of

Manchester City cantered into the Champions League quarterfinals at a conservational pace by putting Borussia Mönchengladbach away inside 20 minutes during their last-16 second leg in Budapest on Tuesday. Enjoyable goals from Kevin De Bruyne and İlkay Gündoğan made it 2-0 on the night and 4-0 on aggregate, making the final hour of the game an exercise in talking about Sergio Agüero’s future. 

Atalanta Keeper Turned Into A Muppet After His Glaring Blunder Cost His Team vs. Real Madrid

Real Madrid was a bit fortunate to escape its first-leg Round of 16 Champions League match with Atalanta with a win. It fully deserved its win back at home on Tuesday. 

Karim Benzema capitalized on an awful mistake from Atalanta’s keeper to set Real Madrid on its way to a 3-1 win on Tuesday in Madrid. Los Blancos advanced to the quarterfinals 4-1 on aggregate.

Zinedine Zidane Lost For Words Trying To Explain Eden Hazard’s Latest Injury Setback

MADRID - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said he is at a loss to explain forward Eden Hazard's latest injury setback.

The Belgian international joined Real in a $178.83 million deal in 2019 but has been blighted by injuries, making 25 LaLiga appearances since signing.

After returning from a muscle problem for the final 15 minutes in Saturday's last-gasp 2-1 win over Elche, Zidane said Hazard will miss Tuesday's Champions League home last-16 second leg with Atalanta.

Hindsight Is 20/20 — Here Are 5 Games From March 2020 That Were Totally Covid-19 Super-Spreaders

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic. To be as straight-up as possible, this was the day that shit hit the fan for Americans.

March 11 was the turning point for the U.S. and the moment the severity of the virus became real for so many. In the span of only a couple hours the NBA shut down, Tom Hanks tested positive and Donald Trump announced plans for a European travel ban.

Kiricocho, La Maldición Argentina Que Prendió El Duelo Entre Haaland Y Bono, Arquero Del Sevilla

Borussia Dortmund venció a Sevilla por un agregado de 5-4 para avanzar a los Cuartos de Final de la Champions League 2020/2021. La gran figura del duelo fue el noruego Erling Haaland, quien anotó cuatro de los cinco goles del equipo alemán en la serie. El cuarto, por cierto, de seguro entra en los récords como uno de los más estrambóticos en la historia de la competencia.

Sus ingredientes: VAR y kiricocho, una vieja maldición nacida en canchas argentinas.

La Era Messi-Cristiano Llegó A Su Fin (Ahora El Mundo Se Divide En Haalandistas Y Mbappistas)

Algún día tenía que pasar. Todos sabemos que el cuerpo deja de producir momentos “¡guau!” a medida que envejece y los casos de Lionel Messi y Cristiano Ronaldo, dos de los futbolistas más grandes de la historia, no son la excepción. Si bien aún son capaces de un “Last Dance” o un último y maravilloso atardecer de otoño, la verdad triste y dura es que su época de dominio global ha llegado a su fin.

Keylor Navas Reaffirms His Status As The Most Underrated Goalkeeper Of All Time

PARIS - Paris Saint-Germain looked shaky as they completed a 5-2 aggregate victory against Barcelona to reach the Champions League quarterfinals, but keeper Keylor Navas kept them afloat when their demons resurfaced.

On the stroke of halftime on Wednesday, Barça had a penalty that could have put them 2-1 up and two goals away from forcing extra time after a 4-1 defeat in the first leg at the Camp Nou. A repeat of the 2017 "remontada”, when Barça beat PSG 6-1 to overturn a 4-0 first leg defeat in the last 16, seemed more than just a pipe dream.

Messi Hits 30-Yard Screamer, Misses 12-Yard Penalty As Barça Crashes Out To PSG

Despite controlling 73 percent possession and attempting 21 shots compared to just seven for PSG, Barcelona could only manage one goal at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday — which was canceled out by a controversial Kylian Mbappé penalty in a 1-1 draw — to crash out of the Champions League at the Round of 16 stage, 5-2 on aggregate. 

Weston McKennie’s Gonna Be Thinking About This Nutmeg For A Long Time

One day after the 10-year anniversary of Robin van Persie’s most ignominious moment as a footballer, Porto’s Mehdi Taremi was a victim of the exact same call. Once again, keeper Wojciech Szczesny witnessed the unthinkable in a game he started, and once again his team lost a game it looked certain to win. Only this time he could blame an American, not a shocking officiating decision.