0 Have your say Celtic could be guaranteed a Champions League Group Stage place every year under new proposals that would grant wild card entries for clubs with 'great historical importance to football.' The current format for Europe's top club competition is set to change and a variety of new formats have been proposed.But reports in Holland have suggested a new format has been proposed by Europe's elite clubs which will see four Champions League groups of eight clubs each, meaning extra revenue for every club.The top four teams will qualify for the knock-out phase, the bottom club would be 'relegated' and the remainder going into the Europa League. Matches could also be played on some weekends.But crucially, the proposal includes granting wild cards to clubs of historical importance in European football.That would mean Celtic - the first British club to win the European Cup in 1967 - would be granted a spot in the new format.But the proposal could also limit … [Read more...] about Celtic ‘could be guaranteed Champions League group stage place every year’ under new proposals
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Liverpool fans are dreaming of a potential double this season as we reach the business end of the season. The Reds are right in the mix of the title race with Manchester City and have a favourable tie in the Champions League quarter-final against Porto to look forward to. And Champions League football looks almost certain as the Reds need just nine points to secure qualification again. Like last season, Jurgen Klopp's side are flying in Europe - but the Reds weren't even guaranteed a place in this season's group stages after being forced to battle for their place in the top four. It wasn't until the final day of the season that Liverpool confirmed a place in the 2018/19 Champions League. You can try out Premier League results predictor HERE And as always at this stage of the season, result predictors appear and fans try and work out all of the permutations in the run in. Luckily, you don't have to worry about this as we have taken a look at when Liverpool can secure Champions League … [Read more...] about Liverpool set for Champions League group stage boost next season
The fans have spoken and they have voted Ivan Rakitc's volley away at Tottenham as the best goal of the 2018/19 Champions League group stage. Ousmane Dembele's individual effort against Tottenham and Cristiano Ronaldo and Mauro Icardi's volleys against Manchester United and Spurs were also nominated, but the Croatian's effort came out on top. "It was one of the best goals of my career," the player said of the strike. His goal helped Barcelona to a 4-2 win that night and, ultimately, to top spot in their group. … [Read more...] about Rakitic’s Wembley volley is voted the best goal of the Champions League group stage
Cristiano Ronaldo back in Madrid: A morbid return Dates and times confirmed for Champions League last 16 The four best strikes from this year's Champions League group stage have been announced. Two of the four chosen goals came from Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic and Ousmane Dembele, both of which were scored against Tottenham Hotspur. There have been a plethora of both well worked team-goals and sumptuous individual strikes this year. The pick of the bunch for you to choose from have been selected by UEFA. Dembele's excellent run and cutback It was scored during Barcelona's last group stage match at home to Tottenham. The Frenchman had everyone off their seats at the Camp Nou as he picked up the ball before going on a powerful, pacy run and then cutting back at the last minute and slotting the ball past the keeper, putting his team in front. Cristiano Ronaldo's perfect volley The Portuguese star, now at Juventus, came up against his old club Manchester United. He connected … [Read more...] about Which is the best goal of the 2018/19 Champions League group stage?
Champions League draw in full: Manchester United and Liverpool handed tough ties as City and Tottenham also discover fate in last 16 BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Liverpool and Manchester United have both been handed tough ties in the Champions League last 16. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/champions-league-draw-in-full-manchester-united-and-liverpool-handed-tough-ties-as-city-and-tottenham-also-discover-fate-in-last-16-37622940.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37622951.ece/14da8/AUTOCROP/h342/Champions%20League%20draw.jpg Email Liverpool and Manchester United have both been handed tough ties in the Champions League last 16. Liverpool will take on Bayern Munich while United face PSG. Tottenham will play Borussia Dortmund and finally, Manchester City, as the only group winners among the four, have been drawn against Schalke. Liverpool and Bayern Munich have not met in a competitive fixture since the 2001 UEFA Super Cup, which … [Read more...] about Champions League draw in full: Manchester United and Liverpool handed tough ties as City and Tottenham also discover fate in last 16