Soccer / Football : UEFA Champions League 2017/2018


Quarter-final draw

Barcelona - Roma
Sevilla - Bayern
Juventus - Real Madrid
Liverpool - Man. City

The matches will be played on April 3-4 and 10-11.

Man. Utd. 13.3.18
Pogba included in squad

Paul Pogba has overcome the injury that ruled him out of Manchester United's weekend win over Liverpool and is in the squad to face Sevilla on Tuesday. The Frenchman was absent from Saturday's 2-1 victory, having picked up a knock in the last few minutes of final training session. He had been a doubt for the crunch second-leg clash against Sevilla at Old Trafford in the Champions League, especially after he was not spotted in training on Monday.

However, Jose Mourinho allayed some of those fears in his press conference, explaining: "He trained a little bit after you left. I don't know if he will be fit for tomorrow yet." Now the Manchester Evening News claim he has passed a late fitness test and is in the matchday squad, though whether he gets in the side is a different matter.

Barcelona 13.3.18
Iniesta returns to training

Barcelona have been handed a massive injury boost ahead of their Champions League meeting with Chelsea at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night with Andres Iniesta returning to training. The Spain international is set to be available for selection, with the La Liga table-toppers confirming via their official website that he was able to join the rest of the group for part of Monday's session after recovering from a hamstring injury sustained against Atletico Madrid.

Man. Utd. 12.3.18
Martial fit for Sevilla clash

Anthony Martial is fit and available for Manchester United's Champions League round of 16, second-leg game at home to Sevilla, manager Jose Mourinho said on Monday. The French forward missed last week's Premier League victories over Crystal Palace and Liverpool but trained on Monday ahead of the visit of the Spanish club on Tuesday. Zlatan Ibrahimovic also trained with the squad although Mourinho did not offer any clues as to whether the Swedish striker might be involved against Sevilla. Midfielder Paul Pogba remains a doubt.

Chelsea 11.3.18
Rudiger could be fit for Barcelona clash

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has refused to rule Antonio Rudiger out of Wednesday's Champions League last 16 second leg against Barcelona. Rudiger missed Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge due to a muscle problem which he picked up during the week. However, Conte revealed that it is not a serious injury and confirmed that the centre-back could be in line to make a quick return for the midweek trip to the Camp Nou.

Liverpool 7.3.18
Klopp allays fears over Henderson

Liverpool secured their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night, but Jurgen Klopp had a concerning injury knock to deal with. "[Jordan] Henderson got a dead leg in the last minute but that should be all good," he said, as quoted by The Express. "Everybody else is OK. No issues. We are fine."

Klopp also expressed his delight at progressing to the last eight of the European competition. "We did the job and that was it tonight," he added. "It wasn't the most exciting game but we controlled it, had a few chances, got a clean sheet and gave some boys some minutes."

Tottenh. 6.3.18
Alderweireld to miss Juve match

Toby Alderweireld will miss Tottenham's Champions League last-16 second leg against Juventus on Wednesday. The Belgium defender returned last month after three months out with a hamstring injury but will not be available at Wembley, while full-back Serge Aurier is suspended.

Juventus 6.3.18
Higuain hands Juventus major boost

Juventus have been handed an injury boost ahead of Wednesday's Champions League second leg against Spurs following the news that Gonzalo Higuain will make the trip to London. The Bianconeri have been sweating over the fitness of their striker for the past couple of weeks after injuring his ankle against Torino.

With Higuain now more than likely to play against Spurs, there are still question marks over the fitness of Mario Mandzukic. The Croat worked away from his teammates at the club's training base today and Juventus are now trying to do everything they can to ensure he is fit for the match.

Group A
1Man. Utd.1595-0-1 (6)
2Basel1264-0-2 (6)
3CSKA9-23-0-3 (6)
4Benfica0-130-0-6 (6)
Group B
1PSG15215-0-1 (6)
2Bayern1575-0-1 (6)
3Celtic3-131-0-5 (6)
4Anderlec.3-151-0-5 (6)
Group C
1Roma1133-2-1 (6)
2Chelsea1183-2-1 (6)
3Atletico M711-4-1 (6)
4Qarabag2-120-2-4 (6)
Group D
1Barcelona1484-2-0 (6)
2Juventus1123-2-1 (6)
3Sporting7-12-1-3 (6)
4Olympiak.1-90-1-5 (6)
Group E
1Liverpool12173-3-0 (6)
2Sevilla902-3-1 (6)
3Spartak M6-41-3-2 (6)
4Maribor3-130-3-3 (6)
Group F
1Man. City1595-0-1 (6)
2Shakhtar1204-0-2 (6)
3Napoli602-0-4 (6)
4Feyenord3-91-0-5 (6)
Group G
1Besiktas1464-2-0 (6)
2Porto1053-1-2 (6)
3RB Leipzig7-12-1-3 (6)
4Monaco2-100-2-4 (6)
Group H
1Tottenh.16115-1-0 (6)
2Real Mad.13104-1-1 (6)
3Dortmund2-60-2-4 (6)
4APOEL2-150-2-4 (6)


Man. Utd. - Sevilla1 : 2 (0:0)
Roma - Shakhtar1 : 0 (1:2)
Besiktas - Bayern1 : 3 (0:5)
Barcelona - Chelsea3 : 0 (1:1)
Liverpool - Porto0 : 0 (5:0)
PSG - Real Mad.1 : 2 (1:3)
Tottenh. - Juventus1 : 2 (2:2)
Man. City - Basel1 : 2 (4:0)

Last results

14.3Barcelona - Chelsea3 : 0
14.3Besiktas - Bayern1 : 3
13.3Roma - Shakhtar1 : 0
13.3Man. Utd. - Sevilla1 : 2
7.3Man. City - Basel1 : 2
7.3Tottenh. - Juventus1 : 2
6.3PSG - Real Mad.1 : 2
6.3Liverpool - Porto0 : 0
21.2Shakhtar - Roma2 : 1
21.2Sevilla - Man. Utd.0 : 0
20.2Bayern - Besiktas5 : 0
20.2Chelsea - Barcelona1 : 1
14.2Real Mad. - PSG3 : 1
14.2Porto - Liverpool0 : 5
13.2Juventus - Tottenh.2 : 2
13.2Basel - Man. City0 : 4

Champions League stats

home wins45 %
draws21 %
away wins34 %

League format : Soccer / Football : UEFA Champions League 2017/2018

The UEFA Champions League, originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup, is probably the greatest international club competition in the world. The league has undergone a number of changes since the old knock-out tournament was upgraded with group stages in 1993. The current format was introduced in the 2003/04 season. Under this format, after three qualifying rounds for clubs who do not qualify for direct entry, 32 teams play one group stage. There are eight groups of four clubs, each team playing each other home and away for a total of six games in the group.

The top two teams from each group progress to the knock-out stage, the eight third-placed teams move into a secondary competition, the UEFA Europa League, while the eight fourth-placed teams are eliminated. The matches in the knock-out stages are played over two legs. The teams are paired up and play each other at home and away, with the club scoring the greater aggregate of goals going on to the next round. The winners of the two semi-finals play the Champions League Final, which is a single match on a venue decided by UEFA.

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