Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in seven years despite Mehdi Taremi’s sublime overhead kick giving them a late scare in a 1-0 defeat by Porto, going through 2-1 on aggregate. Porto were intense in the first half, but lacking in quality in the final third as neither side registered a shot on target until the ...

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has played down the significance of Antonio Rudiger’s training ground bust-up with Kepa Arrizabalaga and insists the incident has been ‘left behind’, with the squad fully ‘focused’ on their Champions League quarter-final clash with Porto. Kepa took exception to a mistimed challenge from Rudiger the morning after Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat to West Brom and the pair ...

Full Time Liverpool vs RB Leipzig. UEFA Champions League First Knockout Round. Match report as Liverpool ease past RB Leipzig to reach the Champions League quarter-finals; Goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane help Liverpool put their Premier League struggles behind them; Jurgen Klopp’s side go into the draw for the last eight and the last four on March 19 ...

Plans have been revealed for a new Champions League format that will see the group stage increased to 36 teams from the current 32 and come into being in 2024. The details have not been finalised but are expected to be completed in the coming weeks, according to European Clubs’ Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli. Former Manchester United and Netherlands ...

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