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WATCH LIVE: PSG vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League game

Sep 18, 2019 - 4:39 PM

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BLOCKBUSTER CLASH. Sergio Ramos captains Real Madrid against a shorthanded PSG squad in the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League opener. Photo from Facebook

WATCH LIVE: Olympiacos vs Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League game

Sep 18, 2019 - 3:46 PM

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OPENER. Tottenham opens its 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League campaign over Olympiacos FC. Photo from @SpursOfficial/Twitter

Neymar's PSG Champions League suspension cut

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Neymar will be free to face Belgian side Club Brugge on October 22

BAN LIFTED. Neymar will only miss two UEFA Champions League games instead of 3. Photo from PSG Twitter

Cavani, Mbappe to miss Real Madrid clash

Sep 17, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe will sit out in PSG's Champions League match against Real Madrid

SHORTHANDED. Edinson Cavani (left) and Kylian Mbappe add to Neymar's absence in PSG.

WATCH: Messi comeback possible as Barcelona launches Champions League charge

Sep 17, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Lionel Messi joins the squad list as Barcelona opens its Champions League campaign against Borussia Dortmund

GRAND RETURN. Lionel Messi may suit up for Barcelona after being sidelined due to a calf injury. File photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Alisson Becker stars in Liverpool's Champions League win

Jun 02, 2019 - 8:07 PM

Alisson Becker takes over late in the game to become one of the key players in Liverpool's 2019 UEFA Champions League title run

BEST DECISION. Alisson Becker cops a UEFA Champions League title with Liverpool in his first year with the team. Photo from Liverpool FC

IN NUMBERS: Liverpool's 2018-2019 Champions League win

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Liverpool brings the UEFA Champions League trophy back to Anfield for the first time in 14 years

SIXTH. Liverpool wins the club's sixth Champions League title in Madrid. Photo from Liverpool FC

Liverpool too strong for Tottenham, rules Champions League

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:08 AM

After an injured Mohamed Salah left in tears in last year's final loss, the Egyptian star relishes playing a full role in Liverpool's title romp

GLORY. Mohamed Salah (center) and Liverpool celebrate winning their sixth European crown. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

WATCH: Alisson Becker 'on the other side' in Champions League final

May 31, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Alisson shares what it's like to play for Liverpool – the team that beat his former team in last year's Champions League semis

TRUSTED KEEPER. Alisson Becker relishes his good decision to transfer to Liverpool. Photo from Alisson Becker's Instagram

Liverpool, Tottenham to finally reap rewards of coaches' good work

May 28, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Either Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp and Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino will claim the biggest prize in European football

Kane 'ready to go' for Champions League final

May 28, 2019 - 11:47 AM

'The manager will assess it and decide whether I'm ready to go or not. But so far, I feel good and ready,' says Kane

READY. Harry Kane is fit to play in Tottenham's first-ever Champions League final. Photo from Harry Kane's Instagram (@harrykane)

WATCH: Kane to play big role in Tottenham's 1st Champion League final

May 27, 2019 - 10:11 PM

Tottenham ace Harry Kane will be the team's X-factor in its Champions League final debut

CRITICAL ROLE. Harry Kane aims to live up to his role as Tottenham's ace. Photo from Harry Kane's Instagram (@harrykane)

WATCH: Firmino shoots for Liverpool return in Champions League final

May 27, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Roberto Firmino recovers from injury to nab a slot in Jurgen Klopp's starting 11

THE RETURN. Roberto Firmino is determined to win Liverpool's first UEFA Champions League crown in 14 years. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

How to watch UEFA Champions League final 2019 in the Philippines

May 27, 2019 - 9:17 PM

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DROUGHT. Liverpool gun for their first Champions League title since 2005. Photo from Liverpool's Twitter account (@LFC)


'We will go again': Liverpool eye Champions League glory after pain

May 13, 2019 - 1:06 PM

Liverpool fall one point short of winning their first league title since 1990 as Manchester City triumph anew

MORE TO SHOW. Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool are not at the peak of their powers yet. Photo from Liverpool FC's Twitter account (@LFC)


'He's a superhero:' Tottenham salutes hat-trick hero Lucas

May 09, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Tottenham sets up a Champions League final against Liverpool after a stunning fightback against Ajax

SUPERB. Tottenham's Brazilian forward Lucas celebrates after scoring a goal during their Champions League semifinal second leg match against Ajax. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

WATCH: Liverpool stuns Barca to make Champions League final

May 08, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Virtually written off, Liverpool shocks Spanish champion Barcelona to complete one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history

GIANTS. Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates with his teammates after scoring their third goal during their Champions league semifinal match against Barcelona. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

WATCH: Liverpool seeks new 'heroes' with Salah out vs Barcelona

May 07, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Liverpool tries to overturn a 0-3 Champions League semifinal deficit versus Lionel Messi and Barcelona

BIG BATTLE. Barcelona star Lionel Messi (right) challenges Liverpool defender Joel Matip in the Champions League semifinal first leg last week. Photo by javier Soriano/AFP

Concussed Salah out of Champions League semis for Liverpool

May 06, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Liverpool face a huge challenge of trying to overturn a 0-3 first leg deficit against Barcelona to reach the Champions League finals for a second straight season

SIDELINED. Mohamed Salah 'feels okay but it is not good enough from a medical point of view,' says Liverpool team manager Jurgen Klopp. File photo by Paul Ellis/AFP


WATCH: Magical Messi double leaves Liverpool on the brink

May 02, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Lionel Messi puts Barcelona within touching distance of the Champions League final

STELLAR. Barcelona star Lionel Messi (left) challenges Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson in another dominating show during the first leg of their Champions League semifinal match. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Liverpool back on top as Man Utd, Arsenal falter in top 4 chase

Apr 22, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Liverpool blanks Cardiff as Manchester United and Arsenal suffer shock defeats

GOAL SCORERS. Geoginio Wijnaldum (left) and James Miller net in goals for Liverpool's win over Cardiff City. Photo from Liverpool Twitter

Liverpool can't wait for 'proper football' showdown vs Barcelona

Apr 18, 2019 - 5:54 PM

After disposing of Porto, Liverpool sets a semifinal clash versus Lionel Messi's Barcelona for the first time in over a decade in the Champions League

OVERPOWERED. James Milner (right) and Liverpool easily dispose of Jesus Corona and Porto in the Champions League quarterfinals. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

WATCH: Manchester City laments 'cruel' Champions League exit

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Tottenham frustrates Manchester City on away goals to reach the Champions League semifinals

PIVOTAL. Tottenham's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (second from right) scores the Hotspurs' third goal against Manchester City Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

Messi demands more from 'nervous' Barcelona

Apr 18, 2019 - 8:59 AM

'We put on a spectacle. But we came out cold and looked nervous in the first 5 minutes,' Messi says after Barcelona reached the Champions League semifinals

SUPERIOR. After overcoming a jittery start, Lionel Messi and Barcelona easily dispose of Manchester United. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

WATCH: Ronaldo not enough as Juventus crashes out

Apr 17, 2019 - 11:55 PM

For the first time since 2010, Ronaldo will not be in the Champions League semifinals

UPSET. A young Ajax teams stuns Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinals. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Stage set for Pogba to prove his worth to Man Utd

Apr 09, 2019 - 12:24 PM

World Cup winner Paul Pogba is set to start for Manchester United against Barca

PROVING HIMSELF. Paul Pogba has a chance to prove himself for Manchester United. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

WATCH: Ronaldo fined for crotch-grabbing celebration

Mar 22, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo escapes ban but gets slapped with a 20,000-euro fine for his Champions League celebration

CONTROVERSIAL. Ronaldo mimics Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone's controversial gesture. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

Ronaldo rests as Juventus absorb 1st Serie A loss

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:21 PM

The Portuguese star sits one game out after firing Juventus to the Champions League quarterfinals

BIG IMPACT. Juventus crash to their first loss after going undefeated in 27 Serie A games this season with Cristiano Ronaldo resting. File photo by Marco  Bertorello/AFP


Premier League's Fab 4 dominate Champions League quarterfinals

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:24 AM

For the first time in a decade, half of the Champions League quarterfinalists are from the Premier League

NEXT ROUND. Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva celebrates with his teammates as Manchester City advances to the Champions League quarterfinals. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

'Spineless, shameful': PSG stars face fury and abuse after European exit

Mar 11, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The French giants invited some fans back to their home turf only to witness that decision spectacularly backfire

FOR THE LONG HAUL. Kylian Mbappe guarantees that he will stay with Paris Saint-Germain. Photo from Twitter (@PSG_English)


WATCH: The 'Kings of Europe' lose their crown

Mar 06, 2019 - 7:39 PM

After reigning for more than 1,000 days, Real Madrid gets knocked out of the Champions League

DETHRONED. Real Madrid's Toni Kroos (right) and Sergio Reguilon react as the defending champions miss the Champions League round of 16. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Yangon ends Ceres' 2019 AFC Champions League bid

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Ceres-Negros FC absorbs an early exit in their bid for a historic AFC Champions League berth

Photo from Ceres-Negros FC website

Excitement fuels Alvaro Silva's Ceres debut

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:42 PM

Filipino-Spanish centerback Alvaro Silva is expected to reinforce the Ceres-Negros FC backline

DEBUT. Alvaro Silva returns to Bacolod as he debuts for Ceres-Negros FC in the preliminary rounds of the AFC Champions League. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Neymar ruled out for 10 weeks, to miss Manchester Utd tie

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Sidelined by a foot injury, Neymar will likely return to action in the Champions League quarterfinals, if Paris Saint-Germain qualifies

KEY LOSS. Neymar is set to miss a crucial stretch in PSG's campaign. Photo by  Christophe Archambault/AFP

Ateneo claims PCCL national title with UV rout

Jan 28, 2019 - 6:35 PM

With players arriving late from their classes, the Blue Eagles bank on Isaac Go to lift the championship

KINGS OF COURT. After winning a second straight UAAP crown, Ateneo Blue Eagles rule the Philippine Collegiate Champions League. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler


PSG cruise to victory as Neymar set to miss Man Utd clash

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The world's most expensive footballer suffers a recurrence of a metatarsal injury

OUT. Neymar is set to miss Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League showdown with Manchester United. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP


PCCL: Reloaded Ateneo survives San Beda, sets UV nat'l finals

Jan 26, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Angelo Kouame and Thirdy Ravena star as the Blue Eagles earn the best collegiate team tag in Metro Manila

FLYING HIGH. Angelo Kouame and the Blue Eagles soar past the Red Lions to rule the PCCL semis series, 2-1. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Isaac Go praises Ateneo bench in San Beda stunner

Jan 25, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Despite fielding only 5 players at the start of the game, the Blue Eagles force a winner-take-all against the Red Lions in the PCCL semis

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PCCL: Go erupts for 28 as Ateneo forces do-or-die vs San Beda

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:23 PM

A hot-shooting Isaac Go shows up as the Blue Eagles level the PCCL semis series versus the Red Lions

SIZZLING. Big man Isaac Go knocks in 4 of his 7 three-pointers in the final quarter to power the Blue Eagles. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Nieto twins late to San Beda clash due to class

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Matt and Mike Nieto, together with Tyler Tio and Jolo Mendoza, arrive late to the game against San Beda since they had to attend class

STUDENTS FIRST. Matt Nieto squeezes in time to show up for the game midway in the third quarter. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Beda bests Ateneo in Game 1 of PCCL semis

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The San Beda Red Lions need only one win to set up a finals date with the University of Visayas Green Lancers

TOP DOG. Donald Tankoua leads the way as San Beda inches closer to the PCCL finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


SCHEDULE: Ateneo, San Beda face off in PCCL

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The two top-tier teams will clash for the PCCL title in a best-of-three series starting on January 21, 2019

BATTLE OF CHAMPIONS. Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena powers past San Beda's Ranbill Tongco in the 2018 Filoil Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Life saver' Alisson, Salah strike take Liverpool into last 16

Dec 12, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Liverpool marches into the Champions League knockout stage behind Mohamed Salah's goal and Alisson Becker’s stunning late save

GAME HERO. Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Salah runs past Napoli defender Mario Rui in their crucial Champions League match. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Liverpool on the ropes as PSG nears qualifiers

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Paris Saint-Germain takes a big step towards qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages after Neymar helps sink Liverpool

STAR POWER. Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar (left) celebrates with fellow star teammate Kylian Mbappe after scoring a goal against Liverpool FC. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Champions League: Real Madrid, Juventus, Man City into last 16

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:01 AM

Defending champion Real Madrid leads the first 7 teams marching into the Champions League qualifiers

GAME HEROES. Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (rear) and Lucas Vazquez celebrate their key victory. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

PCCL: New format gives provincial teams exposure

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Provincial teams will now have a chance to finish higher than 3rd place in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League

NATIONALS. Joey Guillermo and Reynaldo Gamboa announce the new format of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League competitions. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Liverpool to snag Champions League win away from Anfield over PSG

Nov 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

2018 Champions League runner-up Liverpool needs to prove that it can still pack a punch on the road

REDEMPTION. Liverpool looks to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain from the Champions League playoffs contention. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Mbappe, Neymar injured in international friendlies

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Football stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar remain questionable for Paris Saint-Germain's crucial Champions League clash with Liverpool

France's midfielder Kylian Mbappe (C) reacts after getting injured during the friendly football match France vs Uruguay, on November 20, 2018 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Man United stuns Juventus; Man City, Real enjoy big wins

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his first Champions League goal for Juventus but Manchester United pulls off a stunning comeback

KEY WIN. Juventus star forward Cristiano Ronaldo (left) wasn't enough as Luke Shaw and Manchester United rally to a key Champions League victory. Photo by Isabella Bonotto/AFP

Barcelona through to last 16 as Liverpool suffers shock loss

Nov 07, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Still playing minus Messi, Barcelona qualifies for the knockout stage of the Champions League

DRAW. Inter Milan's Kwadwo Asamoah (left) and Barcelona's Malcom go for the ball during their UEFA Champions League Group B match. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP