The top seeds for next season’s Champions League group stages will be Liverpool, Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and FC Zenit. Napoli will be in pot 2 alongside the likes of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Tottenham and Shakthar Donetsk with Ajax and Porto likely to join them via the [...]
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Atalanta will play their Champions League home games at San Siro this season after AC Milan gave their seal of approval. Atalanta made the request as their stadium is currently being renovated to meet UEFA standards. Despite being initially hesitant, the Rossoneri are now in agreement with Inter and Milan’s city council over letting the [...]
Fifteen of the top Italian clubs oppose Champions League reforms pushed by Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli to close off entries to the competition. Italy joins the other big-five leagues in England, Spain, Germany and France whose members opposed the ECA plan. The plan seeks guarantees for 24 of 32 Champions League group teams to return [...]
Atalanta will be playing in the Champions League next season after securing an improbable top four finish on the final day of the Serie A season. After a strong finish to the campaign, which included a recent draw away to league champions Juventus, Atalanta came from behind to defeat Sassuolo and take a European spot [...]
As we go into the final 90 minutes of the Serie A season, Atalanta, Inter, Milan and Roma are battling for two Champions League places. Juventus and Napoli have already secured the top two, but third and fourth remain up for grabs. Atalanta and Inter both have 66 points, but the Orobici are in third [...]
A rare Hakan Calhanoglu goal gave AC Milan a 1-0 win at mid-table Fiorentina in Serie A on Saturday to keep them in the hunt for a Champions League place. The Turkish midfielder met Suso’s cross with a glancing header to score only his second league goal of the season in the 36th minute and [...]
UEFA is considering a proposal to change the Champions League in 2024 by creating eight-team groups kicking off in August, and narrow the entry path for teams from smaller domestic leagues to just four qualifying places. Documents seen by Associated Press propose 24 of the 32 teams in the 2024-25 group stage would retain their [...]
Max Allegri confirmed he will stay at Juventus despite the Champions League quarter-final exit to Ajax. “We conceded a fortuitous goal and the fear set in.” Cristiano Ronaldo had given Juve the lead after the 1-1 first leg result in Amsterdam, but Donny van de Beek equalised before half-time and then Matthijs de Ligt got [...]
President Andrea Agnelli acknowledged Ajax “fully deserved to qualify” for the Champions League semi-finals, but the Juventus project continues. The Bianconeri were eliminated in the quarter-final with a 2-1 home defeat, after the 1-1 first leg in Amsterdam. “My job is to be there in certain moments and make general evaluations,” the President told Sky [...]
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 51 per cent of his Champions League goals in the knockout stages, more than anyone else in Europe’s elite competition. After scoring against Ajax on Wednesday night, Ronaldo now has 125 Champions League goals, while Lionel Messi has 108 goals in the competition and Karim Benzema is third on 60. [...]