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The UEFA Champions League is one of the most keenly-contested tournaments in European football. Pundits and supporters alike look at the recent form of the top clubs, as well as the tactics the managers employ, when attempting to predict who will make the final in Cardiff in June. However, despite football being a team game, it can be individual players that lead clubs to European glory.
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The top players are fairly evenly distributed around Europe’s biggest clubs. Money talks, and gifted players often heed its call. It wouldn’t be inaccurate to suggest five-time winners More >
// //FC Bayern München coach Jupp Heynckes believes preparation will count for little when their tie with FC Barcelona kicks off, with Jordi Roura expecting “minor details” to be crucial. FC Bayern München coach Jupp Heynckes believes preparation could count for little once their first leg with FC Barcelona gets under way at the Fußball Arena München, while FC Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura expects the tie to be won or lost because of “minor details”. Heynckes is confident the Bundesliga champions will pose a significant goal threat despite missing Mario Mandžukić through More >
Real Madrid CF made amends for their Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals last season by triumphing 3-1 at the Camp Nou to progress to a record 38th final by a 4-2 aggregate scoreline. Lionel Messi fired just wide early on as the home side started brightly but they were caught out on the counterattack after 13 minutes. Gerard Piqué felled Cristiano Ronaldo as he surged into the box and the Portuguese made no mistake from the penalty More >
Irked by talk that FC Barcelona will make light work of his AC Milan team, Massimiliano Allegri came out on the front foot ahead of the sold-out UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg at San Siro, saying: “It annoys me that we are already considered as a sacrificial victim.” His opposite number Jordi Roura also downplayed suggestions that the Blaugrana, who eliminated Milan in last season’s quarter-finals, More >