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Introduced in 1955 as the European Champion Clubs’ Cup, it was initially a straight knockout tournament open only to the champion club of each national championship. The competition took on its current name in 1992, adding a round-robin group stage and allowing multiple entrants from certain countries. It has since been expanded, and while most of Europe’s national leagues can still only enter their champion, the strongest leagues now provide up to four teams. Clubs that finish next-in-line in their national league, having not qualified for the Champions League, are eligible for the second-tier UEFA Europa League competition, and from 2021, teams not eligible for the UEFA Europa League will qualify for a new third-tier competition called the UEFA Europa Conference League.

Biggest needs, realistic signings for Europe's top clubs in January

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Though we almost certainly won't see wild spending in the January transfer market, that doesn't mean clubs will simply sit idly by. Europe's top sides all have needs to address, and some are more glaring than others. Here's a...

Champions League: 8 teams that have secured a place in the top 16

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When half of the matches of the fifth round of the group stage in the Champions League have already ended, eight teams have secured a place in the top 16. Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Porto, Liverpool, Chelsea, Sevilla, Barcelona and...

Atalanta qualify for the Champions League, Liverpool draw in Denmark

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Atalanta managed to eliminate Ajax from the Champions League by beating them in the last minutes of the match. On the other hand, Liverpool who made a match for statistics against FC Midtjylland has equalized with the result 1-1 Liverpool...

Liverpool lose against Atalanta in Champions League

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Liverpool has postponed the celebration for qualification in the Champions League after tonight it was defeated at Anfield Road by the Italian team, Atalanta. This victory has given Atalanta the opportunity to dream of qualifying for the next stage...

Analysis, predictions for every World Cup group

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The matchups are set. With the 2022 World Cup draw officially in the books, it's time to dissect the groups. Although much can change between now and November, here's what to expect from each quartet ahead of football's showpiece...

Juventus snatches first place from Barcelona, shines Ronaldo

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Juventus defeated Barcelona 0-3 at the Camp Nou to win Group G of the Champions League. Two goals for Juventus were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo and both from the penalty spot. The other goal was scored by McKennie and...

Flick confirms, Lewandowski & Neuer will miss against Atletico

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Hansi Flick has confirmed that Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer will both miss Bayern Munich in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid. Bayern will travel on Tuesday to the already qualified Wanda Metropolitano among the 16 teams in the next...

4 thoughts from Tuesday's Champions League action

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The Champions League rumbles on with Matchday 5 this week. Below, we dissect the biggest talking points from Tuesday's action in Europe's premier club competition.Unbeaten Potter still has work to doIt took a moment of magic to lift Chelsea...

5 soccer predictions for 2022

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It's officially time to start looking ahead. With 2021 finally coming to an end, here are five things we expect to happen in world soccer in 2022.Italy misses 2nd straight World CupNot even a year after winning Euro 2020,...

Zidane after losing to Shakhtar: I do not think of resigning

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has indicated he has no plans to resign, although the shock defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk has significantly dampened his team's hopes of qualifying for the top 16 in the Champions Ligue 1. The 13-time...

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Inter defeats Napoli with drama

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Inter beat Napoli in the derby of the 12th round of Serie A. Conte's team won through a penalty that Lukaku converted into a...

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