UEFA President reveals plans of big change in UCL final allocation policy

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has revealed that he intends to change the policy to select the venue for the UEFA Champions League final. While speaking at the Oxford University, Ceferin said that UCL finals should only be held at four-five biggest stadiums in Europe, such as Wembley Stadium. He said, via Daily Mail, “We had 62,000 tickets in Madrid and 980,000 requests. If we would play for example in Wembley, we would have 30,000 more [tickets]. “Probably that as a top, top, top event should be played only at the…

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Ajax vs Man Utd – Europa League Final Preview

A place in the Champions League group stage is up for grabs as Manchester United aim to salvage a second trophy from their season when they come up against Ajax, who are after their first European triumph in 22 years. The pressure is undoubtedly on United. Along with the weight of expectation that comes with being the favourites, they have openly and unashamedly prioritised the Europa League for many weeks, effectively putting aside any attempts to finish in the top four of the Premier League in order to pursue, what…

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Liverpool vs Sevilla – Europa League Final preview

Liverpool are just 90 minutes away from winning their first silverware in four years as they contest the Europa League final, but in order to do so they need to find a way past a Sevilla side that is looking to win this competition for a third successive year. As well as the trophy, there is another big prize to play for as the winner will gain a spot in the group stage of next season’s Champions League, so with neither having managed to qualify through their domestic league it…

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Roberto Firmino dazzled at Anfield with this killer move [Video]

Liverpool are through to the Europa League final after beating Villarreal 3-0 in their semi-final return encounter on Thursday. An own goal by Bruno Soriano, and goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana made Anfield dance. However, it was Roberto Firmino who dazzled at Anfield with one killer move against Tottenham flop Roberto Soldado:

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Liverpool players saw one buzzing Anfield Road after Europa League triumph [Video]

Liverpool are through to the Europa League final after beating Villarreal 3-0 in their semi-final return encounter on Thursday. An own goal by Bruno Soriano, and goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana made Anfield dance. When the team bus made its way through Anfield Road, the Reds had a stunning view:

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Villarreal vs Liverpool – Match preview and team news

Liverpool’s reward for their incredible victory over Borussia Dortmund a fortnight ago is a Europa League semi-final with dark horses Villarreal, one of two Spanish sides left fighting in the competition. Given how that memorable last eight clash panned out, it would be something of a shame if Liverpool do not go on to lift the trophy. They have beaten the tournament favourites, but manager Jurgen Klopp will be ensuring that his players are fully focused and aware of the considerable threat that Villarreal will pose, determined that they can get…

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Manchester City and Liverpool draw Spanish teams in European semi-finals

Manchester City and Liverpool are the two remaining Premier League clubs in the Champions League and Europa League. If they want to make it to the finals, both will have to beat Spanish opposition. The Citizens are facing La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, on April 26 and May 4. It will be the club’s third and fourth European meeting. The official result of the #UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/Pvz577XZRc — Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 15 april 2016 City and Real faced each other during the 2012/2013 group stages. The Citizens…

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Relive Twitter celebrating Liverpool’s epic comeback

From 3-1 down and being very close to Europa League elimination to 4-3 up and qualifiying for the semi-finals. That was the story of Liverpool during their quarter-final encounter with Dortmund at Anfield. Not surprisingly, Twitter celebrated the Reds’ win like crazy! Wow! Just Wow! Liverpool have come back from the dead. Brilliant stuff! — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 14 april 2016 Jurgen Klopp was jumping for joy after #LFCBVB (🎥 via Vine: RBuxton) https://t.co/4kFuXPuzjS — Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) 14 april 2016 Liverpool fans up and down the country at…

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ICYMI: Liverpool’s historic comeback against Borussia Dortmund [Video]

Historic. Dramatic. Insane. Liverpool came from 3-1 down to beat Borussia 4-3 in their return encounter at Anfield in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. The Reds scored via Divock Origi, Philippe Coutinho, Mamadou Sakho, and Dejan Lovren to draw a semi-final matchup with Villarreal.

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Twitter reacts to Premier League classic in Europa League

Liverpool – Manchester United, that’s the ultimate clash in the round of 16 in the Europa League. Both Premier League giants will face each other on March 10 and March 17, competing for a spot in the quarter-finals of the tournament. Inevitably, Twitter exploded when the fixture was decided: WATCH: Jurgen Klopp reacts to @LFC‘s draw against @ManUtd. More here: https://t.co/cO0MqYBlLD #SSNHQ https://t.co/95hgIveX69 — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) 26 februari 2016 Liverpool v Manchester United. Suddenly the Europa League becomes VERY important. — John Cross (@johncrossmirror) 26 februari 2016…

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Premier League classic in Europa League, bad draw for Tottenham

Three English clubs were represented in the Europa League draw for the round of 16, and two of them will face each other, while Tottenham drew Borussia Dortmund. What a turn of events at Nyon, where the draw took place. Without any country restrictions, all teams could be matched up with each other. For example, Athletic Club de Bilbao was drawn against fellow Primera Division team Valencia, Gary Neville’s squad. But Liverpool against Manchester United? That’s a draw no one expected. The Reds eliminated German side Augsburg by beating them…

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Liverpool opponent celebrates European loss at empty Anfield [Video]

Augsburg fought hard but ultimately came up short at Anfield, losing 1-0 to Liverpool and therefore being eliminated from the Europa League on a 2-1 aggregate. Still, the German club’s fans stayed at the stadium in support of the players, who made the kind gesture of going wild one last time before returning to the Bundesliga once and for all this season.

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Europa League stats: Neville’s Valencia and Manchester United youngster break records

It was a glorious Europa League evening for English football. Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham secured their place in the round of 16, while Gary Neville coached Valencia to a record. The Spanish club beat Austrian side Rapid Vienna by 4-0, while they had already beaten them 6-0 at home. Therefore, Valencia beat their opponents 10-0 over two matches, the biggest aggregate win ever since the UEFA Cup was renamed Europa League before the 2009-2010 season. Valencia beat Rapid Wien with the biggest aggregate score (10-0) in a two-legged tie…

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Dutch radio station makes remix about Louis van Gaal’s “horny” quote [Video]

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has demanded more passion from his players for their Europa League return with FC Midtylland, as the Red Devils need to make up a 2-1 deficit. Asked what he wanted from his team, the Dutchman replied: “Desire, hunger. A lot of times I use the word ‘horny’,” according to the BBC. It should not come as a surprise that Dutch radio station Radio 538 quickly came up with a remix, consisting of van Gaal’s quote and 2 Live Crew’s “Me So Horny” from 1989.

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Tottenham star says he didn’t kick opponent [Video]

Tottenham returned home from their encounter with Fiorentina in the first leg of the Round of 32 in the Europa League with a 1-1 draw. A strong hit by Federico Bernardeschi around the hour mark deleted Nacer Chadli’s first half penalty. Still, Spurs got away with a pretty solid result and are looking to finish the job at White Heart Line. However, the contest was overshadowed by an incident involving Tottenham’s star Dele Alli and the Viola’s Nenad Tomovic. In the 28th minute, both players fought for the ball in the…

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Europa League draw: Liverpool and Spurs both handed tricky groups

The group stages of the Europa League has been drawn, pitting the UK’s three representatives into three very difficult groups. Liverpool, second seeds in Group B face a difficult meeting with Russian giants Rubin Kazan, while meetings with Bordeaux and Swiss side Sion could also prove to be potential banana skins. Still, Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that his side have enough about them to make it through the group following his heavy recruitment process over the summer. Tottenham were placed as top seeds and with take on Belgian outfit…

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Dnipro vs Sevilla – Europa League Final Preview

The National Stadium in Warsaw hosts a Europa League final which sees holders Sevilla look to retain their crown by beating Ukrainian side Dnipro, who are gunning for their first continental triumph. For the first time, the prize for coming out on top here is not just a trophy and substantial prize money. A place in the Champions League is up for grabs, so the stakes could not be higher as these two well-supported clubs descend on the Polish capital. Sevilla, who have a fantastic record in this competition in…

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