Champions League

Manchester City Could Have Hung With Barcelona If They Didn't Keep Doing Dumb Stuff

Manchester City learned just how costly making mistakes against Barcelona can be. Especially early on, City's pressing looked like it was really bothering Barcelona's makeshift defense. Then Manchester City made one mistake, then another, then the game was basically over.

Messi opened the scoring when Fernandinho slipped and the rest of City's defense just kind of stood there and looked at each other.

Peak Arsenal Continue To Roll After Alexis Sanchez Wonder Goal

Ludogorets Razgrad travelled to London to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, and no one believed the side from Bulgaria would emerge with a result. Even English pubs forsook trying to entice patrons as there was simply nothing to see here.

Kevin De Bruyne Insists Manchester City "Do Not Fear" Barcelona

Despite watching his penalty saved in Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with the Everson this weekend, Kevin De Bruyne is as confident as ever going into his Champions League match.

“We do not fear. The style of play is very dominant and we have not played badly [against Everton]. We just have not scored more, that's all,” De Bruyne told reporters earlier this week following a missed penalty against Everton this weekend.

Borussia Dortmund Kept Two Goalkeepers On The Bench Against Sporting

The Borussia Dortmund-Sporting CP contest Tuesday was a very interesting match for a variety of reasons.

It was interesting because Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang threw a Sporting defender to the ground then chipped the keeper.

MIguel Layun Rocket Paves The Way For Porto Win Against Brugge

Porto and Mexico National Team player Miguel Layun is a fullback and occasional defensive midfielder by trade, which is weird because he can do things like this:

Chicharito’s Apparent Tap-In Is Miraculously Saved By Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur held Bayern Leverkusen 0-0 in Tuesday night's Champions League encounter in Germany on the back of some ridiculous heroics from Hugo Lloris in net. 

The first half saw Hotspur attempt to take the game to Leverkusen, but the German club defended resolutely. Vincent Janssen hit the post for the visitors and Christian Eriksen's follow-up attempt brought a great save out of Bernd Leno.

Borussia Dortmund Have The Strength To Topple Bayern Munich And Conquer Europe

On April 9, 2013, Borussia Dortmund gained the fandom of millions around the world — or maybe it was just me. Dortmund had already achieved domestic success and Champions League glory in the past, but most fans (once again, me) cared more for their FIFA video game squad chemistry than their actual real-life play.

Can Manchester City Win Without Kevin De Bruyne?

Although Celtic is coached by ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, no stranger to his Manchester City opponents, the Pep Guardiola led Citizens should have easily pulled out a win against the Scottish champions. However, yesterday's result showed that maybe the rise of Kevin De Bruyne and not the acquisition of Guardiola is the reason behind Manchester City’s place at the top of the Premier League table.

The 19-Year-Old Former Celtic Ball Boy Who Ruined Pep Guardiola’s Perfect Start

Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney has now figured in two shock results for the Hoops in the UEFA Champions League — their stunning 2-1 win over Barcelona in November of 2012 and their not-as-stunning-but-still impressive 3-3 draw with Manchester City on Wednesday night.

Both matches were at Celtic Park.

But the 19-year-old’s role against City was certainly different than his task against the Blaugrana in 2012.

Bayern Munich Just Can't Win At Vicente Calderon Stadium

Last year, at Vicente Calderon Stadium, in the Champions League, against Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich were painfully eliminated from a competition they had every right to think they could win.

This year, at Vicente Calderon Stadium, in the Champions League, against Atletico madrid, Bayern Munich had this happen to them: