Champions League holders Liverpool return to European action tonight as they take on Atletico Madrid in the Round of 16. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, who won the tournament at Atletico’s home stadium last May, edged out Napoli to top Group E before Christmas. But the strength of the Champions League this season means they will now face Spanish big guns Atletico in the knockout stage after they finished behind Juventus in Group D. These two have not faced each other since the semi-finals of the Europa League in 2010. Atletico won that meeting thanks to a extra-time away goal from Diego Forlan. Getty Images - Getty Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: How to listen The Round of 16 first-leg tie wil
Good morning to everyone, especially Heung-Min Son. I don’t know about you folks, but I woke up with a massive smile on my face. Three points, last minute limbs and the gap to Chelsea is down to a point. You love to see it, you really do. Right, to Villa Park… VICTORY AT VILLA What a Sunday, eh? There is nothing better than a last minute winner. The absolute limbs in the away end were a treat to see, especially with new recruits Gedson Fernandes and Steven Bergwijn slap bang in the middle of them. My favourite part without a doubt was seeing Winksy just disappear into the away fans. Just looking at the table, boy did we need that. We now sit just a point behind Chelski and with a trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, that really could have huge repercussions for top four. Do you think we c
Defending champions Liverpool suffered a setback in their bid to reach the last 16 of the Champions League after a lacklustre draw against Napoli at Anfield left them needing a result in their final group game at Red Bull Salzburg.The Reds would have gone through as Group E winners with a win but fell behind midway through the first half when Dries Mertens beat the offside trap to finish from a tight angle.Liverpool were far from at their best in the first half as they struggled to put together the fast-flowing attacking football they are capable of, although went close to equalising on the stroke of half-time when James Milner's shot was denied at the near post. Kalidou Koulibaly cleared Rob...
talkSPORT will bring you full coverage of Manchester City’s clash with Atalanta tonight as the Premier League champions look to maintain their perfect record in Europe this season.City have won three from three in the Champions League this term, beating Atalanta 5-1 at the Etihad in their last Group C tie. getty Pep Guardiola’s Man City take on Atalanta tonight Pep Guardiola’s men have won nine of their last ten games in all competitions. Their fine form means City can secure qualification for the knockout stages of the elite tournament with victory in Italy. Can they get the job done? talkSPORT 2 will bring you all the action. out of position Kyle Walker ends up in goal
Chelsea battled from 4-1 down to claim what could be a valuable point with a 4-4 draw against Ajax in a thrilling match at Stamford Bridge.But the Blues may feel like they should have won the game as the visitors were reduced to nine men, while Cesar Azpilicueta had what he thought was the winning goal disallowed following a VAR check. Getty Images - Getty Azpilicueta’s celebrations were brutally cut short The blistering start set the tone for the epic with two goals inside the first five minutes – Jorginho’s penalty cancelling out a second-minute own goal by Tammy Abraham. Ajax then raced into a 3-1 lead through Quincy Promes’ goal while Kepa Arrizabalaga could do nothing when Hakim Ziyech’s corner struck the post before hitting the goalkeeper in the face