18 February 2020


Barca deny criticising players, including Messi, on social media (1)
AFP/Madrid President of FC Barcelona Josep Bartomeu under pressure (AP) The controversy increases the pressure on Bartomeu and the Barcelona board Barcelona have denied trying to boost the image of club president Josep Maria Bartomeu by hiring a company that criticised current and former players, including Lionel Messi, on social media. According to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser Cataluna, the PR company I3
UEFA Champions League: defending champions Liverpool clash with Atletico Madrid (2)
Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the Spanish capital Madrid will witness the first leg of Atletico's fierce clash with the Reds, while the second leg will be played at Anfield Stadium on 11 March. Alaa Moustafa 9 mins ago The UEFA Champions League (UCL) is back into action on Tuesday when the last-16 ties get under way.
Gary Neville expects Manchester City to win appeal against 'hopeless' UEFA (6)
London (AFP) Gary Neville has backed Manchester City to win an appeal against a two- season ban from European competition imposed by a "hopeless" UEFA. European football's governing body announced on Friday that City has been banned from continental competition for two seasons for what UEFA said were "serious" financial fair-play breaches between 2012 and 2016. English Premier League champions City, who were also fined 30 million euros
Liverpool face tough test as Champions League actions resume (4)
By Editor 18 February 2020 | 3:44 am Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (L) and Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (C) walk around the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on February 17, 2020 on the eve of their Champions League football match against Club Atletico de Madrid.
Pep Guardiola tells Man City staff plan to stay at the club despite Champions League ban (1)
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has told the Citizens players and staff that he intends to remain at the Etihad Stadium, despite any UEFA-imposed Champions League ban. By Matt Atherton Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has told his players that he will be staying at the club, despite UEFA banning the Citizens from the Champions League.
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