LIVE Football News: Champions League Returns, With Man Utd And Chelsea In Action

The Sportsman brings you all of the day's biggest news
09:11, 14 Sep 2021
Last Updated: 22:45, 14 Sep 2021

THE CHAAAAAMPIOOOOONS du du du du du du.

It's back, everyone! The Uefa Champions League group stage begins tonight, with two English clubs in action and Barcelona facing Bayern Munich for the first time since that 8-2 reverse in the quarter-final of 2020.

So sit back and relax as The Sportsman brings you all of Tuesday's big news throughout the day.

Updates
14 September 2021
Chelsea's Defence Impresses Again!
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Worrying times for Barcelona
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Incredible Lewandowski!

Robert Lewandowski managed to score twice tonight, making it 25 goals in his last 18 group stage games. An incredible record for an incredible striker!

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FULL TIME SCORES

Chelsea 1-0 Zenit

Barcelona 0-3 Bayern

Malmo 0-3 Juventus

Villarreal 2-2 Atalanta 

Lille 0-0 Wolfsburg 

Dynamo Kiev 0-0 Benfica

Sevilla 1-1 RB Salzburg (5:45 KO)

Young Boys 2-1 Man United (5:45 KO)

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Dynamo Kiev 0-0 Benfica

Denys Harmash received a second yellow card for Kiev from English referee Anthony Taylor, however he hadn't actually received a first yellow card. His red card obviously has been rescinded after Taylor's gaffe

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RED CARD VILLARREAL

Francis Coquelin (84)

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Barcelona 0-3 Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski (85)

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Villarreal 2-2 Atalanta

Robin Gosens (83)

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Villarreal 2-1 Atalanta

Arnaut Danjuma (73)

14 September 2021
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reaction

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives his thoughts after Man United's 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in their Champions League opener 

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Chelsea 1-0 Zenit

Romelu Lukaku (69)

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RED CARD WOLFSBURG

John Anthony Brooks (63)

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Barcelona 0-2 Bayern Munich
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Malmo 0-3 Juventus

Alvaro Morata (45+1)

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Malmo 0-2 Juventus

Paulo Dybala (45 PEN)

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Villarreal 1-1 Atalanta

Manu Trigueros (39)

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Barcelona 0-1 Bayern Munich
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Malmo 0-1 Juventus

Alex Sandro (23)

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Villarreal 0-1 Atalanta

Remo Freuler (5) 

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Lingard's howler...
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FULL TIME Sevilla 1-1 RB Salzburg
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FULL TIME Young Boys 2-1 Man United

Solskjaer's side lose late in their Champions League group-stage opener against Young Boys, as a first-half Wan-Bissaka red card and a late, late Lingard error cost them massively

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Young Boys 2-1 Man United

Jordan Siebatcheu (90+5)

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FC Zenit Team News (vs Chelsea)
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Chelsea Team News (vs Zenit)
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Young Boys 1-1 Man United

Nicolas Ngamaleu (66)

14 September 2021
RED CARD SEVILLA

Youssef En-Nesyri (50)

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Bayern Munich Team News (vs Barcelona)
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Barcelona Team News (vs Bayern Munich)
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Meanwhile in Seville...
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Half-Time

Young Boys 0-1 Man United

Sevilla 1-1 RB Salzburg

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Sevilla 1-1 RB Salzburg

Ivan Rakitic (42 PEN)

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RED CARD Manchester United

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (30)

Wan-Bissaka is sent off after going over the top of the ball with a late mis-timed challenge. Right call. 

14 September 2021
Fernandes x Ronaldo
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Sevilla 0-1 FC Red Bull Salzburg

Luka Sucic (21)

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Young Boys 0-1 Manchester United
14 September 2021
The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League gets underway

This year's Champions League kicks off with BSC Young Boys hosting Man Utd and RB Salzburg travelling to Sevilla. 

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Record-Equalling Ronnie

Cristiano Ronaldo will make his 177th UEFA Champions League appearance, equalling Iker Casillas as the player the with most appearances in the tournament's history.

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BSC Young Boys starting XI
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Ronnie is in the building

The king of the Champions League, with more goals than anybody else in European history is ready to add to that tally tonight. 

He starts!

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Manchester United team for Young Boys clash

Donny van de Beek gets a rare start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side! 

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Messi and Ronaldo's UCL dominance
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FIFPRO to meet with FIFA

The world players' union FIFPRO is set to meet with FIFA to discuss it's plans to overhaul the international footballing calendar, including the proposal for a biennial World Cup.

14 September 2021
RB Leipzig unveil third kit
14 September 2021
It's an AVB derby tonight

Tonight sees Chelsea do battle with Zenit St Petersburg, two sides that have been managed by Andre Villas-Boas. Check out this piece by The Sportsman on one of football's forgotten men.

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14 September 2021
Dani Alves could join Flamengo

Veteran Brazilian defender Dani Alves could be set to join David Luiz in joining Flamengo after ripping up his contract with Sao Paulo a few days ago.

Alves may sign with Flamengo on free transfer after Sao Paulo contract ripped up
Alves may sign with Flamengo on free transfer after Sao Paulo contract ripped up
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Klopp previews AC Milan game
14 September 2021
Guardiola believes UCL final loss will fuel City

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes that last season's UEFA Champions League final loss to Chelsea will fire up his side for the competition this season, as per the Guardian. 

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John Terry distances himself from Forest job

Former Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry has come out and publicly shut down any links of him to the managerial position at Nottingham Forest. The East Midlands club are currently in the hands of Chris Hughton who have endured their worst start to a season in 108 years, having only conjured up one point so far in the Championship.

14 September 2021
Klopp gives Elliott update

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp issued an update on young attacker Harvey Elliott who suffered a dislocated ankle in the match against Leeds United on Sunday. He revealed that the player was in London on Tuesday to undergo surgery.

14 September 2021
Leeds appeal Struijk red card

Leeds United are appealing the red card that saw substitute Pascal Struijk sent off for a challenge on Liverpool starlet Harvey Elliott which resulted in the youngster dislocating his ankle.

Leeds appeal Struijk's red card for his challenge on  Elliott
Leeds appeal Struijk's red card for his challenge on Elliott
14 September 2021
Ibrahimovic ruled out of Liverpool clash

AC Milan's veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out through injury ahead of the Rosseneri's first-ever trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

14 September 2021
Tielemens keeping options open

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemens has insisted he will continue to do his best for the club amidst all the rumblings surrounding his future continue. He has also said that he is keeping his options open.

14 September 2021
Cahill snubbed Premier League for Bournemouth

Veteran centre-back Gary Cahill has revealed that he snubbed offers to remain in the Premier League to join AFC Bournemouth.

Cahill snubbed Prem offers for Bournemouth as ex-Chelsea ace targets promotion
Cahill snubbed Prem offers for Bournemouth as ex-Chelsea ace targets promotion
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Neville fancies Liverpool's chances
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Barcelona face old enemies Bayern Munich tonight

The two FCB's will come head to head tonight in the Champions League as Barcelona host Bayern.

One man who could feature, and has been one of the faces of the demise of Barca, has been Philippe Coutinho, who also spent time on loan at Bayern. 

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Messi v Ronaldo debate on MNF

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville shared a lively debate about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo last night (featuring some dodgy stats), which you can watch here. 

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Harvey Elliott defends Leeds' Pascal Struijk

After the tackle that caused so much debate on social media this weekend, Pascal Struijk and Harvey Elliott have exchanged pleasantries on Instagram.

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Spurs celebrate Eriksen debut

It's now been eight years since Christian Eriksen first graced the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur!

14 September 2021
Is Bruno still the top dog at Old Trafford?

Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived back at Old Trafford to much pomp and circumstance, but Bruno Fernandes was the one who first pulled Manchester United back into shape, says our Joey Mills.

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14 September 2021
Can David Wagner beat Manchester United again?

Manchester United face Young Boys in the early kick-off and they will be coming up against former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner, who handed them an embarrassing defeat back in 2017.

It's been tough for him since then, but now he seems revitalised at his new club. 

Can David Wagner repeat Manchester United demolition?
14 September 2021
Demba Ba has hung up his boots

Former Chelsea, West Ham United and Newcastle United striker Demba Ba has called time on his 16-year playing career.

14 September 2021
Arsenal return on the cards for Wilshere

The Sun have reported this morning that Mikel Arteta could hand Jack Wilshere a second chance at Arsenal. The pair were once teammates at the club and Wilshere has been invited to train with the Gunners to keep his fitness up while on the hunt for a new club.

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14 September 2021
Celtic youngster arrested for hit and run
14 September 2021
Rice will cost Chelsea £100m

As per the Daily Mail, West Ham United have warned their London rivals Chelsea that it will cost them £100million to sign England international Declan Rice who is viewed as an integral member of the Hammers' side.

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Chelsea ready to offer Mount £150k a week

Chelsea are ready to open talks with their star midfielder Mason Mount over a new lucrative long-term contract with the club that would see him earn £150k a week, as per the Daily Mail.

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14 September 2021
Man City and Liverpool in Bellingham race

Manchester City are set to join Liverpool in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder Jude Bellingham.

Man City 'join Liverpool in race for £85m-rated Bellingham'
Man City 'join Liverpool in race for £85m-rated Bellingham'
14 September 2021
Richarlison has a lot of time for his neighbours
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Neville responds to Specsavers
14 September 2021
Specsavers jump in on Traingate
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