UEFA Champions League - Soccer Wiretap

Jurgen Klopp: Juventus Are 'Favorites' To Win Champions League

Dec 18, 2018 8:21 PM

Jurgen Klopp said the two sides he does not 'fancy' playing in Champions League are Dortmund and Juventus. 

He named Juventus as the favorites to win Champions League because "they are so experienced. Because of the age group they are, it looks a little bit like the defense's last chance. It will be really difficult to beat Juve this year".

In drawing Bayern Munich, Klopp said that he was happy to face Niko Kovac's side today instead of two seasons ago. He added that he didn't want to face his former side Dortmund so early in the knockout stages, but wouldn't mind facing them in the latter rounds. 

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Liverpool-Bayern Headline Round Of 16 Draw For Champions League

Dec 17, 2018 9:08 AM

The Round of 16 ties have been drawn for the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League, headlined by Liverpool against Bayern Munich as well as Atletico Madrid against Juventus.

Full Draw

Schalke vs. Manchester City

Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus

Manchester United vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Tottenham vs. Borussia Dortmund

Lyon vs. Barcelona

Roma vs. Porto

Ajax vs. Real Madrid

Liverpool vs. Bayern Munich

RealGM Staff Report

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Top-10 2018-19 Champions League WhoScored Rating (Group Stage)

Dec 14, 2018 9:29 AM

Lionel Messi leads all players in WhoScored Rating after the completion of the group stage of the 2018-19 Champions League.

10. Toni Kroos: 7.75
9. Harry Kane: 7.76
8. Nabil Fekir: 7.78
7. Javi Martinez: 7.80
6. Nikola Vlasic: 7.88
5. David Silva: 7.88
4. Robert Lewandowski: 8.00
3. Neymar: 8.44
2. Edin Dzeko: 8.49
1. Lionel Messi: 8.88

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Top-10 2018-19 Champions League WhoScored Rating (Group Stage)

Dec 13, 2018 11:29 AM

Lionel Messi leads all players in WhoScored Rating after the completion of the group stage of the 2018-19 Champions League.

10. Toni Kroos: 7.75
9. Harry Kane: 7.76
8. Nabil Fekir: 7.78
7. Javi Martinez: 7.80
6. Nikola Vlasic: 7.88
5. David Silva: 7.88
4. Robert Lewandowski: 8.00
3. Neymar: 8.44
2. Edin Dzeko: 8.49
1. Lionel Messi: 8.88

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Who's In The Champions League Last 16

Dec 13, 2018 9:06 AM

The last 16 of the 2018-19 Champions League has been set.

Group Winners
Dortmund
Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain
Porto
Bayern
Manchester City
Real Madrid
Juventus

Runners-Up
Atletico Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur
Liverpool
Schalke
Ajax
Lyon
Roma
Manchester United

Europa League round of 32 qualifiers (third-place teams)
Club Brugge, Internazionale, Napoli, Galatasaray, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Viktoria Plzen, Valencia.

The Guardian

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Jurgen Klopp Says He Would Have Paid Double For Alisson After Save

Dec 11, 2018 7:19 PM

Jurgen Klopp said Alisson made the "save of the season" to preserve Liverpool's 1-0 win over Napoli that saw them through to the Champions League knockout round.

Alisson, bought for a then-record $80 million from Roma last summer, made a point blank save on Arkadiusz Milik in injury time. 

Klopp added that "if I'd known how good he was, I’d have paid double. The save Alisson made I have no words. It was life-saving tonight. It wasn’t just one save - he had a lot of things to do and did it so coolly and calmly. Still he did it, incredible, unbelievable, never saw anything like it.”

Chris Burton/Goal.com

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Mohamed Salah's Goal Gets Liverpool To Round Of 16

Dec 11, 2018 6:08 PM

Liverpool defeated Napoli 1-0 to advance to the Round of 16 of the Champions League.

Mohamed Salah scored for Liverpool in the 34th minute and Alisson was excellent in goal to preserve the clean sheet. 

Paris Saint-Germain advanced at the top of Group C.

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Spurs Advance To Round Of 16 With Lucas Moura Equalizer

Dec 11, 2018 6:06 PM

Tottenham Hotspur advanced to the round of 16 of the Champions League with their 1-1 tie at Barcelona. Lucas Moura equalized for Spurs in the second half.

Barcelona essentially played their B team with Lionel Messi only being used as a substitute. 

Inter Milan played to a draw against PSV, which allowed Spurs to advance.

David Hytner/The Guardian

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