LIVE Football News: Man City And Liverpool In Wednesday Champions League Action

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09:19, 15 Sep 2021
Last Updated: 22:48, 15 Sep 2021

So, how was last night for you?

The Champions League returned on Tuesday, with mixed results for the English sides as Manchester United lost and Chelsea won.

And there's more tonight, with Manchester City and Liverpool both in action.

Throw in plenty of Championship football and various other stories to stay on top of, and The Sportsman has plenty coming you way over the course of Wednesday.

Updates
2 weeks ago
Signing off!

Thanks for joining us for a thrilling night of action that saw Liverpool beat AC Milan 3-2, and Manchester City hit RB Leipzig for six

Tomorrow, the Europa League takes centre stage, but for now, let us bask in the glory of the brilliant Champions League.

Goodnight!

 

2 weeks ago
Manchester City make flying start to UCL
2 weeks ago
Manchester City v RB Leipzig reaction

For those of you who missed the nine-goal thriller at the Etihad, here is The Sportsman's reaction to the match.

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2 weeks ago
Grealish reacts to Champions League debut
2 weeks ago
Liverpool v AC Milan reaction

If you were unable to catch the match for yourself, why don't you check out The Sportsman's report on the game at Anfield.

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2 weeks ago
FULL-TIME scores

What a night of action in the Uefa Champions League, here are the results:

Sheriff 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

Besiktas 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

Liverpool 3-2 AC Milan

Inter 0-1 Real Madrid

Atl. Madrid 0-0 FC Porto

Man City 6-3 RB Leipzig

Sporting 1-5 Ajax

Club Brugge 1-1 PSG

2 weeks ago
FULL TIME: Liverpool 3-2 AC Milan
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GOAL! Man City 6-3 RB Leipzig

Gabriel Jesus gets in on the action as he rifles a shot into the roof of the net.

2 weeks ago
GOAL! Man City 5-3 RB Leipzig

ANOTHER GOAL AT THE ETIHAD. This time Joao Cancelo gets on the scoresheet with a sublime effort from range.

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GOAL Man City 4-3 RB Leipzig

Christopher Nkunku has his hat-trick. Youssuf Poulsen slipped in the attacker and he fires his effort past Ederson and into the far corner.

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GOAL! Liverpool 3-2 AC Milan (Henderson)

The Liverpool captain comes up with a screamer.

A first time half-volley as a corner is cleared finds its way into the bottom corner! 

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GOAL! Man City 4-2 RB Leipzig

Another goal for City and this time it's Jack Grealish on the scoresheet. Lazy defending by the visitors allows Grealish to pick up the ball down the left and he drives his way into the box before curling his effort into the far corner.

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GOAL! Man City 3-2 RB Leipzig

It's a second header for Christopher Nkunku in this game, this time he was provided the inviting aerial ball by Dani Olmo.

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GOAL! Liverpool 2-2 AC Milan (Salah)

That man again!

He makes up for his missed penalty by getting onto a dinked ball over the top and poking home. 

All square now! 

2 weeks ago
HALF-TIME scores

Some interesting games so far in the Uefa Champions League, here are the half-time scores:

Atletico Madrid 0-0 Porto

Club Brugge 1-1 PSG

Inter Milan 0-0 Real Madrid

Liverpool 1-2 AC Milan

Manchester City 3-1 RB Leipzig

Sporting CP 1-3 Ajax

2 weeks ago
GOAL! Man City 3-1 RB Leipzig

City score again through a Riyad Mahrez penalty. After a VAR review, Lukas Klostermann was deemed to have used his arm to make contact with the ball.

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GOAL! Man City 2-1 RB Leipzig

The visitors grab a goal back before the break and it's Christopher Nkunku with the header. A cross from the left is headed back Into danger by the own goalscorer Mukiele and Nkunku gives it the the extra touch to beat Ederson. 

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GOAL! Liverpool 1-2 AC Milan

What an unbelievable turnaround!

Liverpool concede twice in three minutes before half-time, first through Ante Rebic and then Brahim Diaz. Liverpool go in at the break behind! 

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GOAL! Man City 2-0 RB Leipzig

City double their lead and it's an own goal by Nordi Mukiele. Kevin De Bruyne swung in an inviting cross in from the right and the RB Leipzig defender was in two minds what to do and he heads the ball past his goalkeeper. Calamity.

2 weeks ago
GOAL! Man City 1-0 RB Leipzig

Nathan Are heads home a Jack Grealish corner from the left. The defender storms in unmarked to power the ball home. Peter Gulacsi got a hand on it but the power took it past him.

2 weeks ago
GOAL! Club Brugge 0-1 PSG

Ander Herrera opens the scoring for PSG.

2 weeks ago
Salah misses penalty!

Andy Robertson fired a shot goalwards which was deemed to have struck the arm of a Milan defender, which seemed very harsh. But Liverpool couldn't take advantage as Mo Salah's penalty is well saved by Mike Maignan!

An opportunity missed! 

2 weeks ago
Liverpool 1-0 AC Milan (Alexander-Arnold)

That is sensational! 

A one-two between Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mo Salah sees the right-back drive into the box and fire past the goalkeeper with the help of a deflection. 

What a start.

2 weeks ago
Kick-off in the 8PM Champions League ties!

We are underway! 

Let's hope for another night of great action as we bring you the goals from Liverpool, Man City and PSG! 

2 weeks ago
Full Time in early kick-offs

Besiktas pull a late goal back but it isn't enough as Borussia Dortmund secure an important win.

FULL TIME SCORES

Besiktas 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

Sheriff 2-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

2 weeks ago
BT Sport panel discuss Liverpool line-up
2 weeks ago
Premier League goals by distance

Away from tonight's action, here's a very nice Premier League graphic. 

2 weeks ago
Sheriff double their lead!

Unbelievable! The minnows of this year's Champions League are 2-0 up vs Shakhtar! 

2 weeks ago
Klopp's Liverpool back home!
2 weeks ago
Messi starts!
2 weeks ago
AC Milan team to face Liverpool
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Liverpool XI for AC Milan clash
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Man City XI for RB Leipzig clash
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HALF-TIME: Besiktas 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
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HALF-TIME: Sheriff 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk
2 weeks ago
GOAL! Besiktas 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

It's a second goal for Dortmund and it's Erling Braut Haaland this time. The striker slots home as Jude Bellingham gets the assist.

2 weeks ago
Golden Boy Bellingham!
2 weeks ago
GOAL! Besiktas 0-1 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund take the lead and it's that young Englishman Jude Bellingham with the strike.

2 weeks ago
GOAL! Sheriff 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

The Moldovan side take the lead through Adama Traore.

2 weeks ago
Mendy is Chelsea's superhero of a goalkeeper

One man who we saw in action last night was Chelsea's Edouard Mendy, who has been through quite the rise to make it into Europe's elite competition.

Read more about it here.

2 weeks ago
Kaka remembers 2007 final

Liverpool v AC Milan should be a cracker tonight, with the two teams coming up against each other in both the 2005 and 2007 final.

One man who starred in both was Brazilian playmaker Kaka, who is looking forward to tonight's match-up.

2 weeks ago
Schmeichel ahead of Napoli
2 weeks ago
Brendan Rodgers speaks ahead of Europa League tie

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to the press ahead of their tasty Europa League tie with Napoli tomorrow.

Here's what he had to say about Youri Tielemans and more.

2 weeks ago
Fernandes closing in on new Man United deal

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is close to signing a new long-term contract at Old Trafford that will see the Portuguese star earn £250k a week.

Fernandes closing in on new £250k-a-week-plus Man Utd deal after Ronaldo arrival
Fernandes closing in on new £250k-a-week-plus Man Utd deal after Ronaldo arrival
2 weeks ago
PSG's front three set to shine

We get to see this front three in action tonight! Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe take on Club Brugge, with Messi 3/1 to score first with Betfred

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2 weeks ago
Trent tops the PL Chances Created chart...
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2 weeks ago
Martinez set for new contract

Ahead of the Jose Mourinho derby, as Inter Milan face Real Madrid in the Champions League, star forward Lautaro Martinez looks set to extend his stay at the San Siro. After the exit of Romelu Lukaku this summer, the Italians will be delighted to see him stay. 

2 weeks ago
Man City's Esme Morgan suffers broken leg
2 weeks ago
Ellen White awarded Player of the Year

England's goal machine Ellen White has been voted as the Lionesses Player of the Year, and she picked up her trophy with this fun little game.

2 weeks ago
Leicester City prepared for Europa League tie
2 weeks ago
England boys feature in FIFA 22 ratings video

With FIFA 22 around the corner, the England stars that took them to the final of Euro 2022 have been discovering their ratings...

2 weeks ago
Who is the best PL skipper of all time?

It's 20 years today since THAT incident at St James' Park when Roy Keane and Alan Shearer squared up and the Irishman was sent off. Both of them standing their ground for their clubs, for the pride in the badge.

Great leaders, the pair of them, but who is the best ever Premier League captain? There have been so many to choose from, but we've managed to narrow it down to four. Now you just have to select number one!

2 weeks ago
The battle of the reborn clubs

Ah, Manchester City v RB Leipzig... the ultimate clash of two plucky underdogs who fought their way to the top the hard way. Either that or a nation state against a big conglomerate.

Is this the future of football? Who can say, but these two clubs are enjoying the greatest periods of their histories thanks to the change in direction they've taken in recent decades.

MAN CITY MEET RB LEIPZIG IN A THOROUGHLY MODERN UCL TIE
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2 weeks ago
Conte in the Cavern

Antonio Conte is a Sky TV pundit in Italy these days as he awaits a managerial job after leaving Inter in the summer. And where have his new employers taken him ahead of his first game as a pundit between Liverpool and AC Milan? Why, he's doing a preview from the Cavern Club, of course, made famous for being the venue where The Beatles became popular.

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Conte nel club dei Beatles prepara la prima su Sky
2 weeks ago
Henderson extends invite to Kjaer

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has reached out to Milan's Danish defender Simon Kjaer after the centre-back's quick reactions helped Christian Eriksen after the attacker fell ill during Denmark's Euro 2020 clash with Finland this summer.

2 weeks ago
Bad news for Rangers

Rangers defender Filip Helander will be missing for a while. Steven Gerrard has revealed that the Swede will undergo knee surgery.

2 weeks ago
Schmeichel anticipating great night for Leicester

Kasper Schmeichel says he's really looking forward to Leicester City's Europa League clash with Napoli on Thursday night. What a night it should be at the King Power Stadium.

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2 weeks ago
Lingard will learn, says Ole

Jesse Lingard made the key error late on as Manchester United lost 2-1 to Young Boys on Tuesday night, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the attacking midfielder will learn from the mistake.

2 weeks ago
The future of the Champions League

Tonight we have a few pearlers of fixtures, but how much is really riding on them when the same teams seem to qualify each season?

Well, the Champions League is set for a few changes, and you're going to 'LOVE' it...

...sort of.

2 weeks ago
Speaking of Inter...

Here's another look at their new third kit, unveiled yesterday...

2 weeks ago
The good and bad of a Mourinho legacy

Inter and Real Madrid meet at San Siro tonight, and if you're asked what they have in common the first thing you're likely to think of is Jose Mourinho.

But what is the legacy he left behind in Italy and Spain?

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2 weeks ago
Milan's revenge mission against Liverpool

Liverpool come up against AC Milan tonight at Anfield, so there's obviously lots of talk about 2005 in Istanbul. But what of 2007, when the pair met in the final again and Milan got their revenge thanks to Pippo Inzaghi, Kaka and some indecision from Rafa Benitez?

The Sportsman's Conor Keane revisits that night in Athens.

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2 weeks ago
Struijk banned by the FA

Leeds United's Pascal Struijk will serve a three-match suspension after the club's appeal against his sending-off for that foul on Liverpool's Harvey Elliott at the weekend was rejected by the FA.

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2 weeks ago
Lukaku leads Chelsea to three points

It wasn't all bad news for England in Tuesday's action as Romelu Lukaku scored his first Champions League goal in a Chelsea shirt to lead his side past Zenit St Petersburg.

Is his signing every bit as valuable to the Blues as Cristiano Ronaldo's is to Manchester United?

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2 weeks ago
United lose in Europe again

Manchester United lost a seventh Champions League game in 11 matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Jesse Lingard's late error teed up Young Boys for a 2-1 win against the Red Devils' 10 men.

Here's the take of The Sportsman's Joey Mills on United's difficult start to the European campaign.

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