Champions League

Brendan Rodgers Praised Celtic's Character, Signaling The Official Start Of Soccer Season

We knew Brendan Rodgers was going to praise Celtic's character this season, we just didn't know when.

Well, the time has come.

Kolo Toure Is Using And Abusing Dudes In Champions League Qualifying

Celtic played Hapoel Be'er Shiva Wednesday in Champions League qualifying, a game that we figured Celtic would win easily. They did, 5-2, setting up what should be a leisurely return leg. Our main takeaway from the game: boy, Hapoel were not ready for Kolo Toure.

Sergio Aguero Had The Worst Best Game Ever Against Steaua Bucharest

Sergio Aguero is one of the hottest strikers around, scoring a hat trick against Steaua Bucharest in Champions League qualifying Tuesday. You wouldn't know it by watching the first 20 or so minutes of the match though. Watch what Aguero did with this penalty.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Threatens To Boil Over In The Champions League

As Celtic prepare to play Israeli side Hapoel Be’er Sheva at Celtic Park in UEFA Champions League playoff action on Wednesday night, some of the club’s supporters plan to give the visitors a rather awkward welcome — by waving the flag of Palestine.

The Historic Run Of Ireland's Greatest Ever Club Side Is Cause For Celebration

In a country that traditionally favors Gaelic football, hurling and supporting the English Premier League, Ireland’s own Premier Division has hardly captured the national sporting conscious. The league’s UEFA coefficient currently puts them at 41st, behind countries like Latvia, Albania and Georgia.

Clubs that have traditionally dominated the League of Ireland, such as Dundalk, Bohemians and Shelbourne FC have all also flirted with financial disaster — putting their very existence in jeopardy whilst barely treading water.

Real Madrid Topped Sevilla In The Perfect Game To Start The Season

Real Madrid narrowly escaped Sevilla in extra time of the UEFA Super Cup. Dani Carvajal's excellent individual goal ensured we got a great start to the season and also didn't have to watch a penalty shootout.

Marco Asensio introduced himself to Real Madrid fans with a rocket to open the scoring.

Channeling His Inner Zlatan, He Beat Five Defenders To Score An Amazing Goal

Brazilian Jonathan Cafu put his club Ludogorets Razgrad on his back during their recent UEFA Champions League third qualifying round match against Red Star Belgrade. 

The 25-year-old scored two goals in their 6-4 aggregate win, including this sensational solo goal. The stakes were extremely high for the Bulgarian club, and the Brazilian winger delivered with one of the finest dribbling goals you’ll see all year.

The close control he exhibits to breeze by five defenders is sensational, and his emphatic finish in the top right-hand corner of the net is simply unstoppable.

Mark Clattenburg Got Weird Tattoos Of The Finals He's Refereed

Tattoos used to be cool. Then Mark Clattenburg went and got some. The English referee oversaw both the 2016 Champions League final and the Euro 2016 final, and he now has the tattoos to prove it.

Please tell me these are henna tattoos. They're not? Goodness.

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Selling Me Blankets And Making Me Uncomfortable

Cristiano Ronaldo is hawking blankets now. Really. Watch this video if you're comfortable with watching Cristiano pretend to be surprised by a camera crew in bed.

Cristiano Ronaldo Got In The Ring With One Of The Scariest Fighters In The World

We have to hand it to Cristiano Ronaldo, he's much braver than us.

Ronaldo showed up at Conor McGregor's gym in Las Vegas and took some pictures and put them on Instagram.