LIVE Football News: Champions League Draw And Reaction

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09:07, 13 Dec 2021
Last Updated: 16:57, 13 Dec 2021

Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you all the biggest updates, plus quirky stories throughout the day, There will be plenty of reaction to the weekend's Premier League action as well as previews for the next batch of midweek fixtures. Today is also the Round of 16 draw for the Champions League and Europa League which we will be following LIVE. 

You won't want to go anywhere.

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Sterling nominated for SPOTY

Manchester City and England's Raheem Sterling has been shortlisted for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year for his role in the Three Lions' Euro 2020 campaign.

Sterling Up For SPOTY
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Fornals reaches 100 games for West Ham

West Ham United midfielder Pablo Fornals has reached 100 games for the Hammers.

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AZ Alkmaar star signs new deal

AZ Alkmaar have confirmed that Jesper Karlsson has signed a new deal at the club until 2026.

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WSL title Arsenal's to lose

Following Chelsea's defeat to Reading at the weekend, and Arsenal beating Leicester 4-0, Emma Hayes' side are now four points behind the Gunners. And it now looks as though the Women's Super League title is theirs to lose.

WSL Title Arsenal's To Lose
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Penalties Galore!

This weekend 22 goals were scored in the Premier League, EIGHT of which were penalties. 

Find all the results from the weekend by clicking the link below...


Premier League Results/Fixtures
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Some more great football food

Check out this curry and rice dish served at Birmingham City.

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Smith has moved on from Villa sacking

Norwich City boss Dean Smith has insisted that he has 'moved on quickly' from his Aston Villa sacking.

Dean Smith insists he has 'moved on quickly' from Aston Villa sacking
Dean Smith insists he has 'moved on quickly' from Aston Villa sacking
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Chelsea in Rudiger contract talks

Chelsea are in discussions with star defender Antonio Rudiger over extending his contract, which is set to expire in the summer.

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Michael Owen on UCL re-draw

Michael Owen gave his thoughts on the Champions League re-draw and it's brilliant.

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Sergio Agüero to announce retirement

According to Marca, Sergio Agüero will announce his retirement on Wednesday during a special ceremony. 

"El miércoles hay un acto donde el Kun Agüero anunciará que se retira del fútbol"
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Man United close Carrington

Manchester United have closed down Carrington following a Covid outbreak.

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Ramos gets Real Madrid homecoming

PSG defender Sergio Ramos, while only having played one game for the French side, will return to face his former club Real Madrid in the last-16 of the Champions League. Fellow ex-Madrid players making a return will be Keylor Navas and Angel Di Maria.

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Champions League draw reaction

We got there in the end... The Champions League Round of 16 draw is official and there some exciting ties to look forward to. Read our reaction to the second draw below.

Champions League Draw Reaction
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Real Madrid to meet PSG for fourth time

The clash between PSG and Real Madrid is sure to be a cracker, and it will be the fourth time that the two sides will meet in the knockout stages of the competition.

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Champions League RO16 draw in full
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Villarreal v Juventus

Unai Emery's side will welcome Massimiliano Allegri's men.

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Inter Milan v Liverpool

Another interesting tie.

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PSG v Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe gets to face his prospective suitors.

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Atletico Madrid v Manchester United

This looks to be an exciting clash.

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Chelsea v LOSC Lille

The reigning champions will take on the current French champions.

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Benfica v Ajax

Erik Ten Hag's side will also travel to Portugal for the first leg of the Round of 16.

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Sporting CP v Manchester City

Pep Guardiola's side will travel to Portugal.

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RB Salzburg v Bayern Munich

The first clash of the redraw.

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Rangnick unaware of Martial's intention to leave

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick says he has not been spoken to by Anthony Martial about a move away from the club.

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021

Emma Raducanu and Tyson Fury among the nominees for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021.

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European Roundup

All the main talking points of the weekend action over on the continent can be found below.

European Roundup
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Spurs planning for Leicester game to go ahead

Tottenham Hotspur are expecting their game against Leicester City on Thursday to go ahead.

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Rodrygo sees the funny side of draw gaff
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Champions League re-draw

UEFA have announced that a Champions League re-draw will take place at 2pm after a "a material error occurred" in the first. 

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Europa League draw reaction

There were some cracking ties drawn for the play-off round of the Europa League, including Borussia Dortmund v Rangers. Read our reaction to the draw below.

Europa League Draw Reaction
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UEFA is close to agreeing to repeat the draw. Very viable option at this point due to the botch seen before and thanks to the complaints of several teams. We will see if it is confirmed.

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Europa League play-off round draw
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Barcelona v Napoli

Regardless of this taking place in the Europa League, this is a brilliant tie.

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Europa League knockout play-off draw

Dortmund vs Rangers

Zenit vs Betis

Barcelona vs. Napoli

Sheriff Tiraspol v Braga

Porto v Lazio

Leipzig vs Real Sociedad

Atalanta vs Olympiacos

Sevilla vs. Dinamo Zagreb


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New UCL Ball

Just in time for the knockout rounds, Adidas have released their latest creation for Europe's premier competition.

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Here's the moment Manchester United are omitted from facing Atletico Madrid, for no reason other than a mistake...

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Champions League draw reaction

There were some very interesting ties drawn for the Round of 16, but one stood out above the rest. Read our reaction to the draw below.

Messi v Ronaldo Once Again
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The draw in full
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PSG v Manchester United

A tough test for Manchester United. And it is Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Chelsea v LOSC Lille

Thomas Tuchel's side will host French side Lille in the first leg.

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Sporting CP v Juventus

Massimiliano Allegri's men will take a trip to Portugal.

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Inter Milan v Ajax

This should be a cracking tie.

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RB Salzburg v Liverpool

The Austrian side will face Jurgen Klopp's side.

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Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich

Diego Simeone's Spanish champions will face the German champions.

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Villarreal v Manchester City

After first drawing Manchester United which could not be a credible tie, Andrey Arshavin draws Manchester City as Villarreal's opponent.

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Benfica v Real Madrid

The first Round of 16 tie.

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Follow the draw LIVE
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Champions League draw details

Below you will find out everything you need to know about the Round of 16 draw.

CL Draw Details
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Marseille star rejects new deal

Young Marseille star Boubacar Kamara has rejected a new deal at the French club and will leave as a free agent next summer. He is thought to have a lot of Premier League suitors.

Ornstein: Legal failure putting women at risk; Spurs to let Dele leave; Kamara to go for free
Ornstein: Legal failure putting women at risk; Spurs to let Dele leave; Kamara to go for free
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This 91-year-old Atlas fan said he wasn't going to die until Atlas won the Mexican League once again (only league title in 1951). This is his reaction after they did it...

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Aguero set to retire this week

Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero is set to retire from football this week due to his heart problem. Below is a look back on that title-winning goal that will never be forgotten.

Sergio Aguero: 93:20
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Can Blackburn get back to the Premier League?

Blackburn Rovers are in outstanding form in the Championship and currently sit fourth in the table. They look like one of the teams to beat and in the season 10 years after they were last in the Premier League, could they be set to make their return?

Can Blackburn Get Back To The Premier League?
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Gallagher: Signing of the season

Conor Gallagher played a starring role for Crystal Palace in their 3-1 victory over Everton on Sunday, scoring a brace. 

Gallagher: Signing Of The Season
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Pressure mounts on Newcastle

Newcastle United suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday as their relegation fears worsened. Read our reaction below.

Leicester 4-0 Newcastle
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