Preview: Liverpool vs. Real Madrid

May 27, 2022

Forty-one years on from their inaugural battle in the beautiful city of Paris, Liverpool and Real Madrid reconvene just north of the French capital in Saint-Denis for the 2021-22 Champions League final on Saturday. The Reds have a seventh title in Europe’s primary competition in their sights this weekend, while continental veterans Los Blancos are aiming to get their hands on the trophy for a record-extending 14th time. Inter Milan,…

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Preview: Barcelona Women vs. Lyon Women

May 20, 2022

Seventy-two teams have taken part in the Women’s Champions League this season, and on Saturday, the remaining two sides will battle it out to be crowned champions of Europe. Barcelona Women will be aiming to retain their European crown, but they must overcome Lyon Women, who are aiming to win the competition for the eighth time. Barcelona lifted the Women’s Champions League trophy for the first time in their history…

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Preview: Villarreal vs. Liverpool

May 1, 2022

With one foot already in the final of the 2021-22 Champions League, Liverpool seek to complete the job against Villarreal in the second leg of their semi-final tie at La Ceramica on Tuesday. Jurgen Klopp’s side ran out 2-0 winners in the first leg at Anfield, but Unai Emery’s men have certainly upset the odds before. The yellow brick wall came under siege for the entirety of the 90 minutes…

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Preview: Bologna vs. Inter Milan

April 27, 2022

Seeking to inch closer to a successful defence of their Serie A title, reigning champions Inter Milan visit Bologna on Wednesday night, in a match postponed from earlier this year. They arrive at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara having enjoyed an excellent week in both league and cup, while their hosts posted a second successive draw at the weekend to go four games unbeaten. For a day, at least, Inter returned to…

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Preview: Liverpool vs. Villarreal

April 27, 2022

Seeking to pull off another remarkable Champions League upset, Villarreal travel to Anfield for the first leg of their semi-final with Liverpool on Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Benfica 6-4 on aggregate in the quarter-finals, while the Yellow Submarine sent Bayern Munich packing to make the final four. All eyes were on Benfica talisman Darwin Nunez during the second leg of his side’s quarter-final at Anfield, and the in-demand…

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Preview: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid 

April 24, 2022

The La Liga champions-elect meet the Premier League holders in the last four of this season’s Champions League, and the Etihad Stadium plays host to the first leg of Manchester City and Real Madrid’s semi-final on Tuesday night. Pep Guardiola’s men needed just the one goal to scrape past Atletico Madrid in the quarters, while Real ended Chelsea’s hopes of back-to-back European crowns in dramatic fashion. Not for the first…

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