Mohamed Salah on Liverpool future

Mohamed Salah on Liverpool future

Mohamed Salah has given Liverpool a major boost ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid by confirming he will not leave the club this summer. The 29-year-old, who shared this season’s Premier League Golden Boot award with Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min, is out of contract at Anfield at the end of next season … Read more

Paris Saint-Germain chief promises ‘a lot of changes’ to create ‘new era’ at the club

Paris Saint-Germain chief promises 'a lot of changes' to create 'new era' at the club

CNN — After managing to hold onto his star player when he looked likely he would depart for Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has promised “a lot of changes” in order to “create a new era” at the club. Even as recently as a couple of weeks ago, it looked highly improbable that … Read more

Champions League in seismic overhaul with tennis-style knockout change

Champions League in seismic overhaul with tennis-style knockout change

The Champions League as you know it will be no more — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. MORE: Pogba fears a Manchester United fans’ backlash. Jump to: Pogba’s fear over fans’ backlash | Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Liverpool limbo | Newcastle won’t be bullied in transfer window | Super Cup occasion for UEFA Champions League’s radical ‘tennis-style’ … Read more

UEFA’s Champions League proposals labeled ‘juvenile daydreams’ by fan group

Shakhtar Donetsk to move into UCL group stages after Villarreal loss

UEFA’s executive committee will meet in Vienna, Austria this week. FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images A European football fan group have urged UEFA and club leaders to overturn some of the changes to the Champions League due in 2024, and described other ideas as “juvenile daydreams.” The UEFA-recognised Football Supporters Europe (FSE) group stepped up … Read more

This season’s best fan displays after Eintracht Frankfurt’s pyrotechnics

This season's best fan displays after Eintracht Frankfurt's pyrotechnics

Eintracht Frankfurt fans made sure to provide an atmosphere befitting of a UEFA Europa League semifinal as the Bundesliga side welcomed West Ham United to Deutsche Bank Park on Thursday. With a 2-1 lead carried over from the first leg, thousands of Frankfurt ultras in attendance welcomed their team on to the pitch with a … Read more

Liverpool or Real Madrid to win final? Benzema the star of knockout phase? Good riddance to away goals?

Liverpool or Real Madrid to win final?  Benzema the star of knockout phase?  Good riddance to away goals?

The Champions League final will be between Liverpool and Real Madrid — a rematch of the 2018 final — in Paris on May 28 after two thrilling semifinal second-leg clashes ended with Manchester City and Villarreal eliminated. ESPN’s Gabriele Marcotti, Mark Ogden and Julien Laurens give us their thoughts on the knockout phase and which … Read more

Real Madrid stun Man City, Rodrygo the hero, Guardiola’s side melt down in Champions League semifinal

Real Madrid stun Man City, Rodrygo the hero, Guardiola's side melt down in Champions League semifinal

5:47 PM ET Rob DawsonMatch Rodrygo was Real Madrid’s hero with two late goals to help the Spanish giants into the Champions League final at Man City’s expense. Getty Images MADRID — Manchester City and Real Madrid followed up Tuesday night’s drama between Villarreal and Liverpool with a remarkable show of their own, with City … Read more

Shakhtar Donetsk to move into UCL group stages after Villarreal loss

Shakhtar Donetsk to move into UCL group stages after Villarreal loss

Shakhtar Donetsk will be allocated a group stage spot in the next Champions League after Villarreal were eliminated in the semifinals on Tuesday. Amid so much turmoil in Ukrainian football, the upgrade should guarantee tens of millions of euros in Champions League prize money next season for Shakhtar, who have been touring Europe playing charity … Read more

I want Liverpool to play Real Madrid in the Champions League final

I want Liverpool to play Real Madrid in the Champions League final

Mohamed Salah has no doubt who he wants Liverpool to face in the Champions League final. Speaking after Liverpool clinched their place in the showpiece occasion at the Stade de France later this month, the Egyptian star did not have to think twice when asked whether he would rather face Manchester City or Real Madrid. … Read more

Liverpool dominated Villarreal but Klopp’s side fully aware Champions League comebacks can happen

Liverpool dominated Villarreal but Klopp's side fully aware Champions League comebacks can happen

LIVERPOOL, England — Don’t be fooled by the narrow margin of the scoreline. Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Villarreal at Anfield was the most one-sided semifinal you are likely to see and could and should have been so much more for the six-time European champions. But 2-0 might well be more than enough to keep alive … Read more