'I have always admired Casillas' - Buffon looking forward to meeting Porto's No. 1

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Goal.com

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon is hopeful he and Porto's Iker Casillas can both perform well as they go head-to-head in the Champions League on Wednesday. The two iconic European goalkeepers share a great deal of mutual respect, with Buffon praising his opposite number ahead of the meeting. The round-of-16 first leg should prove Buffon's 100th Champions League appearance for Juve, althoug...Full Story »

Eight goals, 10 yellows, Falcao & Aguero magic - City & Monaco show why we love football!

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Goal.com

Pep Guardiola chucked his coat to the ground. A water bottle quickly followed after. He paced around his technical area, rubbing his face and scratching his head. The team against which his Manchester City played would not be tamed; they would not be quelled. They would not submit to the imposition of his will. He had just seen Monaco score their first goal – scored by the irrepressible...Full Story »

Manchester City 5 - 3 Monaco: City take two-goal lead from first-leg thriller

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by PA

Sergio Aguero struck twice as Manchester City fought back to beat Monaco 5-3 in a sensational Champions League clash at the Etihad Stadium. City trailed 2-1 at half-time and 3-2 after an hour of a pulsating last 16 first leg encounter but finished with a flourish to peg back the exhilarating Ligue 1 leaders. Radamel Falcao scored two and missed a penalty for the visitors while teenage star K...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen 2 - 4 Atletico de Madrid: Atletico Madrid on brink of quarter-finals after scoring four in Germany

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by PA

Atletico Madrid took a significant step towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-2 win at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night. Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann gave Atletico a 2-0 half-time lead at the BayArena. Kevin Gameiro, with a penalty, restored the two-goal advantage after Karim Bellarabi had pulled one back. But Stefan Savic diverted the ball into his own net to further c...Full Story »

FC Porto vs Juventus - Danilo promises to give everything against Juventus

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by PA

Danilo insists Porto are just as ambitious as Juventus as the teams prepare to clash in the last 16 of the Champions League. The Estadio do Dragao will host the first leg of the contest on Wednesday night, with Porto looking for a first win in four matches against the Italian giants. And midfielder Danilo sees it as a meeting of equals. He said in La Repubblica: "FC Porto and Juventus are two ...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Monaco - Guardiola relishing 'beautiful' intensity of UCL spotlight

Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by PA

Pep Guardiola is relishing the intensity of the Champions League spotlight and hopes his Manchester City players can do the same. City resume their European challenge on Tuesday as they host Monaco in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Guardiola won the competition twice with Barcelona and took Bayern Munich to three successive semi-finals, thriving on the knife-edge pressure it brings along ...Full Story »

Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid - Simeone urges Atletico to match Leverkusen's intensity

Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by PA

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has urged his players to match the "intensity" of Bayer Leverkusen in their Champions League last-16 clash on Tuesday. Simeone's side head to the BayArena for the first leg in high spirits having not tasted defeat in LaLiga since the turn of the year. However, despite an eight-game unbeaten run in the league, Los Rojiblancos are fourth - seven points adrift o...Full Story »

Maradona delivers pre-match talk to Napoli players

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Marca.com

If Napoli needed any more motivation to beat Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, it came in the form of Diego Maradona, who arrived in the dressing room pre-match to deliver a teamtalk to the players from his ex-club. He wasn't going to pass up the opportunity before taking his seat, to give the visitors his pearls of wisdom, and it came at the end of an interesting day. It began w...Full Story »

Shakira's 4-0 photo goes viral

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017 by Marca.com

Gerard Pique should look away now after images of his wife Shakira making a 4-0 sign with her hands went viral on social media. All is not what it seems however. On February 2, the Colombian singer celebrated her 40th birthday and released the photo at that point. Users of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram were quick to put out memes of the picture after Pique's Barcelona were humiliated by t...Full Story »

Real Madrid 3 - 1 Napoli: Real Madrid come from behind to take upper hand against Napoli

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017 by PA

Two goals in five second-half minutes helped Real Madrid come from behind to beat Napoli 3-1 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 clash at the Bernabeu on Wednesday. Brazilian Casemiro scored a stunning second-half goal to cap a thrilling comeback after Lorenzo Insigne's audacious eighth-minute opener had threatened to pull off an upset for the visitors. Karim Benzema equa...Full Story »

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