Champions League

Celtic out of Champions League after loss to NK Maribor

Celtic's second attempt at qualifying for the group stages of the Champions League ended in failure as a Marcos Tavares goal handed NK Maribor a 1-0 win to earn the Slovenian side a 2-1 aggregate win...

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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Celtic back in Champions League after Legia Warsaw thrown out

Celtic's Mikael Lustig takes a tumble against Legia Warsaw on Wednesday.

Warsaw were thrown out of the Champions League by UEFA on Friday after fielding an ineligible player during the second leg of their qualifying tie against Celtic on Wednesday.

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Celtic, Feyenoord humbled as Besiktas' Ba bags hat-trick in Champions League

Celtic

Brian Homewood A Demba Ba hat-trick sent Besiktas into the Champions League playoff round at the expense of former winners Feyenoord and past champions Celtic were humiliated 6-1 on aggregate by Legia Warsaw on...

Serbian star Radovic hammers double to help sink Celtic in Champions League

Miroslav Radovic scored twice to spark Polish champions Legia Warsaw into a 4-1 first-leg advantage over a 10-man Celtic on Wednesday in the Champions League third qualifying round.

Football

Western Sydney Wanderers return full of belief for Asian Champions League showdown

Grand plans: Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Tom Decent Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic says his players will be riding a wave of confidence after two successful A-League seasons heading into their do-or-die Asian Champions League...

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers must treat Mario Balotelli as an adult

Liverpool's new signings Mario Balotelli (R) and Adam Lallana (L) watch on during the loss to Manchester City earlier this week.

Paul Hayward The way this is going, social services are going to meet on Merseyside to discuss the Mario Balotelli conundrum.

Record signing Angel di Maria ready to return Manchester United's swagger

Bringing fresh hope: Angel di Maria.

Henry Winter Far from being a luxury signing, the arrival of Di Maria should be applauded here, writes Henry Winter.

Football

Champions League: Chelsea edge past PSG into last four

John Terry

Chelsea substitute Demba Ba struck a dramatic late goal to seal a 2-0 home victory over Paris St Germain and a place in the Champions League semi-finals on the away goals rule on Tuesday.

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Football

Champions League: Real Madrid escape from Dortmund with last-four spot

Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller (R) argues with Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

Lacklustre Real Madrid edged past Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on aggregate after slumping to a 2-0 defeat on Tuesday to advance to the Champions League semi-finals and stay on track for their tenth...

Football

Bayern Munich to meet Real Madrid in Champions League semi-final

Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribery.

Matt Bungard Bayern Munich will meet Real Madrid in the semi-final stage of the Champions League in a mouthwatering clash between arguably the two best teams in the world.

Mourinho moody in Madrid ahead of Champions League tie

Moody: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Matt Law Jose Mourinho left Madrid in the eye of a storm and returned on Monday under the darkest of clouds.

Football

Central Coast Mariners crash out of Asian Champions League

In control: Toshihiro Aoyama of Sanfrecce Hiroshima shows his skills against Central Coast Mariners.

Central Coast Mariners have been eliminated from the Asian Champions League following a 1-0 loss to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Japan.

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Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo shakes off injury fears in Champions League

Christiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo shook off his injury fears to make a winning return for Real Madrid against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Soccer

Real Madrid thrash Bayern Munich to reach Champions League final

Real's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, and Pepe celebrate after winning the Champions League semifinal

Real Madrid tore apart Bayern Munich's ragged defence with a ruthless first-half display as they thrashed the defending champions 4-0 in their own stadium to reach their first Champions League final...

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Soccer

Atletico, Real to meet in Champions League's first one-city final

Terry

Atletico Madrid's 3-1 Champions League win at Chelsea on Wednesday set up a clash with neighbours Real Madrid.

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