Football Blog: UCL Reaction As Chelsea Crash Out + Liverpool & Man City Build Up

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09:18, 13 Apr 2022
Last Updated: 22:02, 13 Apr 2022

Good morning football fans! 

Last night we witnessed one of the greatest Champions League games in recent times as Real Madrid win 5-4 on aggregate after Chelsea had originally taken a 0-3 lead on the night at the Bernabeu. Elsewhere, Villarreal stunned Bayern Munich with a 1-1 draw in Munich and progressed 2-1 on aggregate. Tonight, Liverpool and Manchester City will seal their fates with games against Benfica and Atletico Madrid respectively. It's set to be another cracker so stay with us. 

Updates
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Man City & Liverpool are into the semi-finals!

Man City held on for a 0-0 draw, and Liverpool had an entertaining 3-3 draw at Anfield to send them both to the semi-finals!

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GOAL! Liverpool 3-3 Benfica

Darwin Nunez (82')

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GOAL!

Liverpool 3-2 Benfica (Yaremchuk 75')

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GOAL!

Liverpool 3-1 Benfica (Firmino 66')

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GOAL!

Liverpool 2-1 Benfica (Firmino 55')

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Carragher names his greatest Liverpool XI

Speaking on the US coverage of the Champions League, Jamie Carragher named three current players in his greatest Liverpool XI. Van Dijk, Salah and Alexander-Arnold were good enough to make the cut!

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GOAL!

Liverpool 1-1 Benfica (Ramos 32')

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GOAL!

Liverpool 1-0 Benfica (Konate 21')

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Liverpool remember the 97

On the 33rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, Liverpool take a moment of silence to remember those that were lost. 

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Great stat about Liverpool's UCL Success

Comfortably the stat of the day, Liverpool fans have been treated to plenty of success in Europe, and pretty much all of their fans have seen them lift the big ears as a child!

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Cadiz is a fan of the Dark Souls meme

Have to respect the playground rules that Cadiz have laid out here, they are the new Bundesliga champions!

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Atleti Starting XI vs Man City
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Liverpool Starting XI vs Benfica
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Man City Starting XI vs Atleti
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Wales join race to host 2023 Nations League finals

This could be interesting.

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James impressed Real Madrid

According to reports in Spain, Real Madrid's directors and scouts were very impressed with Chelsea defender Reece James' performance at the Bernabeu.

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Liverpool will be hoping for more of this tonight

Trent Alexander-Arnold's right boot is a frightening tool.

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Fulham snap up Carvalho replacement

According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Fabio Carvalho's replacement at Fulham will be Israeli star Manor Solomon. He will join from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer!

last month
Ferguson's cracker from 2002 Scottish Cup final

What a goal to score in an Old Firm derby, and a cup final.

last month
Kenny Shiels apologises for comments

It was only a matter of time, but the damage has already been done...

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Lyon's clash with West Ham to be 400th in Europe

It is sure to be a grand occasion on Thursday.

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Bleacher Reports Top 10 N.10's in 2014

Some big names missing off this list... 

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Meet Villarreal's European superstars

From familiar faces from the Premier League to Golden Oldies, we take a dive into the team that is defying the odds in the Champions League this year.

Meet Villarreal's European stars
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Brentford offering youngsters free heart screening

What a fitting tribute to the memory of former technical director Robert Rowan.

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Real Madrid going to open talks with Modric

Luka Madrid is ageing like a fine wine, it is only normal for Real Madrid to want to keep the party going for a little bit longer.

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Atletico & City: Two sides of same coin

Both Atletico Madrid and Manchester City have had meteoric rises over the last decade and both have come close to winning the Champions League but they are still yet to realise that dream.

Atletico & City: Two sides of same coin
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Dias could feature against Atletico Madrid

Ruben Dias could make his return to match action for Manchester City tonight in the Champions League.

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Xavi wouldn't be drawn into Lewandowski talk

There have been growing murmurs of Robert Lewandowski potentially moving to Barcelona from Bayern Munich but Barca boss Xavi would not get drawn into speaking about the Polish striker.

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Xhaka sets the record straight

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka tells all on THAT Crystal Palace game, nearly leaving the club and then his decision to stay.

People need to remember that footballers are human beings first.

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Cristian Romero has been amazing for Spurs

He's in the top 1% in Europe for tackles and 4% for pressures across the top five leagues.  

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Pagliuca issues Chelsea bid update

Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca has issued an update regarding his bid for Chelsea, stating that Canadian sports teams' owner Larry Tanenbaum is joining the bid as co-partner.

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Transfer business kicking off in West London

As reported yesterday, Championship leaders Fulham are close to securing a £7 million deal to sign Israeli winger Manor Solomon from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Elsewhere, Premier League club Brentford are believed to be confident in sealing a deal for Mykhaylo Mudryk, a player they tried to sign in January.

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Ancelotti loves the UCL semi-finals

What a mental achievement this is...

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Guinness World Records love the UCL

Move over SuperBowl.

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Conte tests positive for Covid-19
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Barcelona announce squad for UEL

Barcelona have named their squad for their Europa League second leg clash with Eintracht Frankfurt.

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Raul is one of the UCL greats

So calm. So composed. *chefs kiss

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Lewandowski staying - Kahn

Bayern Munich director Oliver Kahn has said that star striker Robert Lewandowski will be staying at the club.

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James Maddison was as amazed by Modric as us

No, we haven't stopped watching that assist either.

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Erik ten Hag is meticulous

Manchester United fans must be excited that this deal is nearly done. 

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Look at these dressing room scenes

Villarreal were delighted after the final whistle! 

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All part of the plan according to Fabrizio Romano

One thing is for sure, Unai Emery has done a splendid job. 

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Netflix show 'Top Boy' to sponsor HackneyWick FC

The London-based show highlighted the struggles of many young children in London and how people get drawn into gang violence. Great to see them using their platform to promote something positive for the local community. 

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Erik ten Hag close to Manchester United deal

The Dutchman boasts a staggering 74% win percentage as Ajax boss since he took charge in 2017. 

Erik Ten Hag Is A Risk Worth Taking For Manchester United
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Did you some how miss last nights action?

Fear not as we've got a comprehensive match report of all the action in one of the greatest Champions League games in recent times. 

Cometh The Man: Karim Benzema Sinks Chelsea's Champions League Defence
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