UEFA Champions League - Soccer Wiretap

Carlo Ancelotti: Everton Goal Is To Reach Champions League

Dec 22, 2019 1:56 PM

Carlo Ancelotti stated that his goal with Everton was to reach the Champions League after being appointed manager.

“I’m excited to be here at one of the greatest clubs in England. The goal is there to reach the Champions League or Europa League. Winning honours has to be the dream for this club and for the supporters. I am here to try to do this," said Ancelotti.

Ancelotti previously won a Premier League and FA Cup double with Chelsea in 2010.

Ancelotti's first match in charge will be on boxing day against Burnley.

The Guardian

Tags: Everton, UEFA Champions League

Manchester United To Face Brugge In Europa League

Dec 16, 2019 12:38 PM

Manchester United will play Club Brugge, while Arsenal will face Olympiakos in the Europa League round of 32.

"Man United are a new challenge for my boys. For them the Europa League will be very important, but we are going to play our own game," said Brugge manager Philippe Clement.

The first leg takes place on February 20th.

The full draw is below:

Wolves vs. Espanyol

Sporting Lisbon vs. Istanbul Basaksehir

Getafe vs. Ajax

Bayer Leverkusen vs. Porto

FC Copenhagen vs. Celtic

APOEL vs. FC Basel

Cluj vs. Sevilla

Olympiakos vs. Arsenal

AZ Alkmaar vs. LASK

Club Brugge vs. Manchester United

FC Ludogorets vs. Inter Milan

Eintracht Frankfurt vs. FC Salzburg

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Benfica

Wolfsburg vs. Malmo

Roma vs. Gent

Rangers vs. Braga


Tags: Arsenal, Manchester United, Olympiacos, UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid To Meet Manchester City In Champions League

Dec 16, 2019 12:34 PM

Real Madrid will face Manchester City in the Champions League round of 16.

"It's a difficult one," said Manchester City's director of football, Txiki Begiristain. "Real Madrid are the best. We want to be the best, so we have to try and beat them. It's always a pleasure to play against Real Madrid. We know them very well. They know our manager."

Other matchups include Liverpool facing Atletico Madrid and Chelsea going up against Bayern Munich.

The full draw is below:

Borussia Dortmund vs. Paris Saint-Germain
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City
Atalanta vs. Valencia
Atletico Madrid vs. Liverpool
Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich
Lyon vs. Juventus
Tottenham vs. RB Leipzig
Napoli vs. Barcelona


Tags: Manchester City, Real Madrid, UEFA Champions League

Jose Mourinho Bans Players From Watching 7-2 Loss To Bayern Munich

Dec 11, 2019 12:57 PM

Jose Mourinho has banned his players from watching footage of their 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich in Champions League.

“I forbid any image of it [the 7-2]. I watched it a couple of times: me, my staff and analysts try to go through every single aspect of that but not one single image for the boys. No. Not at all. We’re going to focus more on us than on Bayern. We’re going to try to develop our model of play, with different bodies, different phases, different players. But there is a certain way that we try to play football and try to develop our principles of play. And we’re totally focused on us," said Mourinho.

With both teams having qualified for the knockout stages of Champions League, Mourinho has left 10 Tottenham players in London. 

David Hytner/The Guardian

Tags: Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Champions League