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Chelsea beat Madrid to set up City final

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Chelsea reached their first UEFA Champions League final since 2012 with a comfortable 3-1 aggregate success against Real Madrid. A high-tempo opening produced few chances and the tie did not take a decisive turn until midway though the first half. Then Edouard Mendy made a full-length …

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UEFA announces new formats for Europe battles

Paris, France |  XINHUA |  The Champions League will expand from 32 teams to 36 staring from 2024/2025 season, as the European football governing body UEFA released several revolutions across its club competitions on Monday, hours after 12 elite clubs created the European Super League. According to the UEFA, the …

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PSG play down their title chances after ejecting Bayern

Paris, France | XINHUA | After securing a spot in the Champions League semifinals after edging Bayern last night, Paris Saint-Germain are brushing aside suggestions that they are now title favourites. Next for PSG will be the winner between another German outfit Dortmund and Premier side Manchester City. The English team …

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Champions League: Meet the last eight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw pitted Bayern and Paris together in a repeat of last season’s final. The quarter-final first legs take place on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 April, with the returns set for Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 April. The semi-final ties …

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Zidane leaves door open for Ronaldo return

Madrid, Spain | THE INDEPENDENT |  Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane left the door open for Cristiano Ronaldo to return to the club, three years after he left to join Juventus. Juventus’ defeat to Porto in the Champions League has led to a flurry of stories in the press that the …

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Analysis: Tension at Bayern over player signings and departures

Berlin, Germany | THE INDEPENDENT |    Bayern Munich remains in turmoil due to internal disagreements about which players to sign and sell. Everybody is concerned that the current squad might not be capable of successfully defending this season’s Champions League and national league titles. But disunity about the measures to …

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