Champions League

Danny Welbeck scores hat-trick for Arsenal in Champions League

Danny Welbeck answered former coach Louis van Gaal's criticism in style on Wednesday, scoring a hat-trick in Arsenal's 4-1 romp over Galatasaray in their Champions League group match while both...

Brilliant Wanderers book their place in Asian Champions League final

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01:  Mateo Poljak of the Wanderers celebrates scoring a goal during the Asian Champions League semi final leg 2 match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and FC Seoul at Pirtek Stadium on October 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett Of all the remarkable milestones achieved by the Western Sydney Wanderers in their two short years of existence, Wednesday night's 2-0 semi final win over FC Seoul must surely rank as their biggest.

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PSG stun Barcelona with Champions League win in front of all-star cast

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Julien Pretot Paris St Germain made light of the absent Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a sub-standard start to the season to claim a 3-2 Champions League victory over Barcelona on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal reach first Asian Champions League final

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Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal are through to their first Asian Champions League (ACL) final, despite losing the away leg of their last-four encounter against Al Ain of the United Arab Emirates 2-1 on...

Wanderers must break Korean streak to reach Asian Champions League destiny

Against the odds: The Wanderers held on for a draw despite having a severely weakened squad.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers might be favourites with the bookmakers to win their Asian Champions League semi-final this Wednesday but they will have to break one of Asian football's longest streaks to...

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Western Sydney Wanderers confident ACL final will be played in Parramatta

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Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers appear to have successfully lobbied to get the home leg of their Asian Champions League final played in Parramatta despite the Asian Football Confederation's concerns about...

Victory valued at $30 million as share sale opens

Score: The Victory shares are now open to expressions of interest and will be until the end of October.

Michael Lynch Either the FFA got things badly wrong with the sale of Western Sydney Wanderers, or Melbourne Victory is over-valued.

Al-Hilal the Middle Eastern giants standing between Western Sydney Wanderers and glory

Saudi's al-Hilal forward Nasser Al-Shamrani vies for the ball with UAE's al-Ain defender Mohamed Ahmed during their AFC Champions League semi-final.

Sebastian Hassett Thirteen Premier League championships, 29 cup triumphs, six continental trophies and seven regional titles, a name change by royal decree and official recognition as the confederation's "Club of the...

Western Sydney Wanderers stars courted on the back of Asian Champions League success

A player in demand: Wanderers striker Labinot Haliti.

Sebastian Hassett The brilliant Asian Champions League campaign of the Western Sydney Wanderers has sparked widespread interest from clubs across the confederation eager to prise away some of the squad's best players.

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Western Sydney Wanderers star Kwabena Appiah confident club can progress in Asian Champions League

Disappointed: Wanderer Kwabena Appiah.

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers continued to ride their luck in the Asian Champions League but there is a confidence within the club they can progress to the final after somehow avoiding defeat in the first...

Nikolai Topor-Stanley leads by example for A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers in AFC Champions League

Excited but focused: Wanderers' defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley is feeling hopeful ahead of the Asian Champions League quarter-final.

Dominic Bossi Nikolai Topor-Stanley put in a captain's performance to form the foundation of the Wanderers' defensive wall against FC Seoul, but says the honour of the armband was never his motivation.

Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng goal secures late Champions League win against Manchester City

Jerome Boateng celebrates the winning goal.

A superb strike by Jerome Boateng with a minute remaining has earned Bayern Munich a dramatic 1-0 victory against Manchester City in their opening Champions League game of the season.

Steven Gerrard holds his nerve for Liverpool's Champions League return

Steven Gerrard.

Chris Bascombe As late European goals at the Kop end go, Steven Gerrard's last-minute penalty against Bulgaria's Ludogorets 1945 will not sit alongside that of Olympiakos, 2004.

Real Madrid, Liverpool off to flying starts in UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (L) celebrates with Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo.

Barry Whelan Real Madrid began their title defence with a 5-1 thrashing of Basel, while city rivals Atletico slipped to a 3-2 defeat at Olympiakos in the first group matches of the UEFA Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund outclass Arsenal in Champions League

Arsenal´s German midfielder Lukas Podolski (L) and Dortmund's midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz.

Italian striker Ciro Immobile has scored his first goal for Borussia Dortmund as the German side produced a dominant performance to outclass Arsenal 2-0 in their Champions League opening group game...

Liverpool spent $719 million to get to the Champions League - they cannot afford to fail

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Chris Bascombe Anfield board's gratitude will soon fade if Rodgers struggles against Europe's best, writes Chris Bascombe.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger facing test in Champions League qualifier against Besiktas

Let's get down to business: Two decades in charge hasn't dampened Arsene Wenger's enthusiasm.

Jeremy Wilson As Arsene Wenger prepared to sign a new contract that would take him into a third decade at Arsenal, he was asked what remaining ambition he still had after 1,012 games and now 6,532 days as the...

Ten man Arsenal hold Besiktas in Champions League play-off

Welsh wizard: Aaron Ramsey leads Besiktas defenders on a run.

Arsenal have survived the test of a raucous Istanbul crowd and a hugely-energised Besiktas side to leave Turkey with a goalless draw and their hopes intact of advancing to the Champions League group...

Zenit, Porto close in on Champions League group stage with away wins

Zenit St Petersburg and Porto both put a foot in the Champions League group stage with 1-0 away wins in the first leg of their respective playoff ties on Wednesday.

Western Sydney Wanderers one step closer to Asian Champions League semi-finals with 1-0 win over Guangzhou Evergrande

Wanderers 1 Guangzhou 0.

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers have one hand on a ticket to the semi-finals of the Asian Champions League after stunning reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande in the first leg in Parramatta.

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