Champions League News
Semi-finalists Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain each got almost 110 million euros ($116 million), the only other clubs to earn a nine-figure sum from UEFA
The revamp of European football's premier club competition will see each team play eight league games — four home and four away — as opposed to six in the group stage
Karim Benzema scored the winning penalty in extra time to take his tally to 10 goals in six Champions League knock-out games, an astonishing record not least because of the stage, the class of the opponent and the weight of his contributions.
Real Madrid pulled off another late comeback to stun Manchester City and reach the Champions League final.
Such a landmark seemed an impossible dream when Jurgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool in 2015.
Six-time winners Liverpool will be Real Madrid's opponents in the final on 28 May in Paris.
Champions League: 'We didn't play our best', admits Pep Guardiola after Manchester City exit tournament
Manchester City are still waiting to be crowned European champions despite the billions invested by the club's Abu Dhabi-based owners over the past 14 years.
City looked certain to go through when Riyad Mahrez put them 1-0 up and 5-3 ahead on aggregate but Rodrygo, on as a substitute, scored an incredible late double, his goals in the 90th and 91st minutes sending the tie to extra time.
The midseason arrival of Luis Diaz is a major factor behind the English club’s ability to maintain its improbable charge toward an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies.
Manchester City have been dominant in English football over the past decade but have never been crowned European champions
Real Madrid showed resilience and fight to come from behind against both PSG and Chelsea, but Carlo Ancelotti said they will need more than just character to defeat City.
With a place in the Champions League final on the line, Pep Guardiola can take comfort from his impressive record in Real Madrid's intimidating Bernabeu Stadium.
Qualification to the Champions League will earn Shakhtar Donetsk some much-needed payoff. They earned 43.1 million euros ($45.4 million) from UEFA in prize money and a share of television rights in 2019-20 season.
Modric and Benzema have been Real Madrid’s inspiration this season and both will have to deliver another recital on Wednesday if City are to be defeated.
Liverpool regained control of the tie in the second half at La Ceramica where goals from Fabinho, Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane gave them a 3-2 win on the night and a 5-2 aggregate victory.
Liverpool will face the winner of the second semi-final between Real Madrid and Manchester City, who meet at the Santiago Bernabeu with City leading 4-3 from the first leg.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City go into Wednesday's match in Spain with a 4-3 lead after a thrilling first leg, seeking to reach the final for the second consecutive season.
Villarreal trail Liverpool by two goals after the Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield.
"Russia will have no affiliated clubs participating in UEFA club competitions in the 2022/23 season," it said in a statement.
Liverpool have lost just three matches since the turn of the year