Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has never been certain that he will be the long-term manager of Manchester United. The Norwegian tactician continually treads a dangerous line between success and failure, never doing poorly enough to merit dismissal but also not performing well enough to be considered a success. The Manchester outfit made significant investments in their team this campaign, most notably bringing in Borussia Dortmund Star, Jadon Sancho and Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane before Cristiano Ronaldo's successful return.
The 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League officially began Tuesday and Manchester United became the first club to lose its first match this year following a spectacular return of young boys' players for the second half. After a vicious tackle on one of the opponents, Aaron Wan Bissaka received a straight red card.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been in great form since his return to Manchester United, scoring three goals in his first two matches. The 36-year-old striker made a shocking return to Manchester United after initially affirming that he will remain at Juventus. His return was welcomed with joy and loud ovation from the Red Devils who have longed to see him play for the club once again.
Eden Michael Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for the Spanish club, Real Madrid, and he is the captain of the Belgium national team. He is known for his creativity, dribbling and passing, and he is considered one of the best players we have in the game of football.
Antonio Rudiger has been in the news lately due to the uncertainties surrounding his future at Chelsea. Amidst links with Paris St Germain and Real Madrid, Antonio Rudiger has asked for an increased salary. In a bid to keep him away from suitors, Chelsea is currently preparing a new improved contract for the German international who has been an integral part of Chelsea's recent success under Thomas Tuchel.
Karim Benzema could be the next biggest player at Madrid following the departure of Sergio Ramos. Benzema looks like he is in the form of his life following a hat-trick scored for Real Madrid in their 5-2 victory match over Celta Vigo in La Liga, in the first game back at the renovated Santiago Bernabeu.
This season is a little unusual for Spanish football as the league produced 5 teams to play in the champions league instead of 4 clubs. This is because 4 La Liga teams can qualify for the Champions League. But Villarreal didn't qualify the traditional way. They qualified for this season's UCL thanks to beating Manchester United in last season's Europa League final to lift the trophy.
One may ask, why did Juventus pay Real Madrid the sum of £105 million for the signature of a 33 year old Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018, the only answer that would be given to this question is that the Portugese International is a true winner and the Old Lady needed such mentality in Turin.
Photo credit: UEFA.com The UEFA Champions League tournament is here again and many top European clubs are competing for the prestigious title this season. Chelsea are the defending champions after defeating Manchester City in the final fixture of the last edition. Real Madrid remains the club with the most UEFA Champions League titles, followed by AC Milan, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich.
UEFA Champions League football returned to our screens this midweek as the 2021/22 european campaign kicked off with action on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Football fans around the world were treated to some exciting fixtures which produced loads of goals and entertaining results to enjoy. Below are the full results of the first gameweek of the new Champions League season.
Photo credit: insidesport.co Real Madrid visited the San Siro Stadium on Wednesday for their opening match in the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League season. Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid team started the campaign with a hard-earned three points against the Italian side. The Italian manager, Carlo Ancelotti, made a return to the San Siro Stadium and made some changes to his Real Madrid side.
The Champions league is one of the most prestigious football tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in European football. A total of 22 clubs have won the Champions League/European Cup. Real Madrid hold the record for the most victories, having won the competition thirteen times, including the inaugural edition.
Photo Credit: Twitter Carlo Ancelotti is gradually taking Real Madrid to another level. His team have not lost any game this season, they have also scored 14 goals in all competitions this season. Karim Benzema and Vinicius jnr are vital players for the coach, they have contributed to almost 11 goals out of the 14 scored by team.
The table standings of all 32 clubs involved in this season's Champions League have been confirmed following the midweek action. Thanks to brilliant performances from many players the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku who both scored on matchday 1 did not make the list. There was also no room for Lionel Messi, Neymar, or Mbappe who were all outshined by Club Brugges' Noa Lang.
The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League campaign is underway, and all its participants would be looking to have a good run in the world's greatest competition. And Chelsea who is the reigning champions would also be looking to have a good defending campaign after defeating all odds to win last season's edition of the competition in May.
The first round of the UEFA Champions League group stage matches have been played with great goals scored and a couple of shocking results produced. Here is a team of the best performing players on matchday 1 of the UCL. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) Thibaut Courtois was the only goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet and make as many as 5 saves on matchday 1.
Leon Goretzka has extended his contract with Bayern Munich until 2026, ensuring his future with the club. Real Madrid were rumored to be exploring a January move for the 26-year-old midfielder, given that his current contract was set to expire next summer and he would have been free to speak to other clubs.
The biggest club competition in the world known as the UEFA Champions League was upon us this Tuesday and Wednesday as we got to witness several outstanding performances from some teams in the tournament Top European sides like Man City, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Liverpool had an amazing performance in the competition as they condemned their various opponents to defeats in the competition this week.
According to reports, Chelsea is ready to sell Antonio Rudiger, and three clubs have expressed interest. Transfer czar Marina Granovskaia is willing to defy Thomas Tuchel's wishes and release the player. Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and PSG have all expressed an interest. Rudiger, 28, has continued to impress for Chelsea since joining the club.
Chelsea and Antonio Rudiger are facing a race against time to agree on a new deal at the club as talks with the representative of the 28-year-old defender are still stalling, despite having one-year left to run his contract. According to Sky Sports, Chelsea offer a new £140,000-a-week contract to convince Antonio Rudiger to pen a new contract but the defender is feeling reluctant to accept the offer.