Champions League

UEFA announces the musical performers for the Champions League final Kick Off Show

Soccer doesn't need to be NFL-ized, but UEFA keeps trying to do it by announcing once again a musical show for the Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter on June 10. 

Following the steps of Black Eyed Peas, Dua Lipa, Marshmello and booed Camila Cabello, UEFA said that Brazilian singer Anitta and Nigerian artist Burna Boy will co-headline the Kick Off Show by Pepsi for the 2022-23 edition.

Not even Thibaut ‘spaghetti limbs’ Courtois could save Real Madrid from unstoppable City

In the battle between Thibaut Courtois and Erling Haaland the Real Madrid keeper came up victorious. Alas he couldn’t keep out the relentless hordes of Manchester City attacks as the defending Premier League champions won 4-0 (5-1 on aggregate) to book their ticket to the UEFA Champions League final on Wednesday.

City deserve all the credit for their victory. They outclassed Real Madrid on every inch of the field. The area of most difficulty was trying to get past Courtois in goal.

Inter headed to first UCL final in 13 years after besting city rivals Milan

MILAN — A second-half goal by forward Lautaro Martinez earned Inter Milan a 1-0 victory over rivals AC Milan in their Champions League semifinal second leg on Tuesday, sealing a 3-0 aggregate win to book their ticket to the showpiece in Istanbul.

Milan recovered some of the spark they lacked in first leg but Inter's Martinez put the tie to bed when he struck powerfully from close range in the 74th minute at the San Siro.

Milan's dream of an unforgettable comeback against Inter is given a major injury boost

AC Milan forward Rafael Leão could be fit to face Inter Milan in their Champions League semifinal second leg, manager Stefano Pioli said on Monday, providing a major boost to his side's hopes of overturning a two-goal deficit.

Portuguese winger Leão, 23, missed the 2-0 first-leg defeat and also sat out Saturday's shock loss to Spezia in Serie A after sustaining a thigh injury in Milan's league win over Lazio earlier this month.

Leão has been one of Milan's most influential players this season and registered 13 goals and 10 assists in all competitions.

FC Basel are 90 minutes away from making Swiss club football history

FC Basel stunned Fiorentina on Thursday with a 2-1 victory away at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in the Europa Conference League. If they can hold on to their aggregate lead at home, then Basel will be headed to the final. This begs the question, has a Swiss club ever made a European final?

Has a Swiss club ever made a European final?


A Swiss team has yet to win a major European trophy or even appear in a final. The semifinal is the closest one has ever come.

Erling Haaland's dad escorted away from Santiago Bernabéu VIP seats after trolling Real Madrid fans

While Erling Haaland was struggling to free himself from Antonio Rüdiger during Manchester City's 1-1 draw versus Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday night, his father Alf-Inge was having an intense confrontation with Real Madrid fans in the Santiago Bernabéu stands. 

Alfie was a guest in one of the stadium's VIP boxes and had several exchanges with Real Madrid supporters, including some caught on camera.

Vini Jr vs. Kyle Walker is game recognize game; Grealish vs. Carvajal is pure hatred

After 90 minutes of thrilling action at the Bernabéu on Tuesday night, it sure would be nice if we could just immediately go to the Etihad and scratch the itch for more of Real Madrid vs. Manchester City. This is highly addictive stuff.

The first leg saw Vinícius Júnior and Kevin De Bruyne exchange thunderously rifled efforts for a 1-1 draw, while the rhythm of the match mirrored this give and take with the individual battles turning into a series of brutal punches followed by staggering counters. 

I think this CBS tweet is a pretty accurate summary of it all. 

Real Madrid rely on mental edge ahead of Tuesday's visit from ‘unstoppable’ Man City

MADRID - Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes that gaining a mental advantage over Manchester City will be as important as the result when the two teams meet at Santiago Bernabéu in their Champions League semifinal first leg on Tuesday.

Ancelotti said that beating Osasuna 2-1 to clinch the Copa del Rey title on Saturday had given his side a much needed confidence boost after a run of poor results as they prepare to host Pep Guardiola's team who are in superb form.

UEFA will include fans in planning future Champions League finals after 2022 chaos

UEFA will involve fans in the "planning and execution" of finals, it said on Friday as it announced plans to implement recommendations made by an independent panel following the chaos at the 2022 Champions League showpiece.

The Champions League final was delayed by 36 minutes after thousands of Liverpool supporters were unable to get into the Stade de France for the match on May 28, which Real Madrid won 1-0.