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As the Champions League returns, Borussia Mönchengladbach face familiar foes Manchester City, while Bayern Munich open against Russian side FC Rostov. Get the latest quotes and team news here.
A new Champions League season is starting amid ongoing debate about its controversial upcoming reforms. The changes will only benefit the continent’s biggest clubs and damage UEFA, writes Olivia Gerstenberger.
Bayern Munich have a chance for instant revenge on Atletico Madrid after the two sides were drawn together in group D. Gladbach and Dortmund have tough tasks while Cristiano Ronaldo was named Europe’s best player.
Ninety-four days after their last competitive fixture, Mönchengladbach are set for one of the biggest of the new season. Swiss side Young Boys stand between them and a spot in the Champions League group stage.
Spain is appointing former national academy coach Julen Lopetegui to take over from Vicente del Bosque after their Euro 2016 exit against Italy. Lopetegui joins after a stint with FC Porto.
The 57-year-old has coached some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Real Madrid, Chelsea and AC Milan. Speaking at his official introduction, Ancelotti said winning the Champions League won’t be easy.
Fresh from their Champions League victory in Milan, Real Madrid returned to Spain where the festivities commenced immediately. They celebrated their record 11th top European title with their fans in the Plaza de Cibeles.
They may share a city but Saturday’s Champions League finalists don’t have much in common. DW’s Matt Pearson says Real’s win was an all-too-familiar triumph of deep pockets and short-termism over teamwork and stability.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty kick secured another European Cup for Real Madrid who defeated Atletico for the second time in three seasons. Zinedine Zidane joins an elite band to win the trophy as a player and manager.
Pep Guardiola’s side fell in the Champions League semifinals for the third straight year. Athough there are mixed feelings about his reign, match-going fans didn’t seem to hold him responsible for Tuesday’s exit.
Atlético Madrid defeated fellow La Liga team FC Barcelona in Champions League competition yesterday, expelling Barça from competition.
Barcelona strolled to the quarterfinals of the Champions League after beating Arsenal 5-1 on aggregate. Goals from Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi cancelled out a consolation from Mohamed Elneny.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is convinced his team always believed they could get past Juventus. Even after going two goals down in Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
Though they lost both center backs in the first half, Manchester City kept Dynamo Kyiv from ruining their first-leg result. Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid end up victors in a scoreless affair with PSV Eindhoven.