Lionel Messi left Barcelona last year in a sensational free-transfer move to join PSG. He is supposed to stay in Paris until at least June 2023. But according to former Barca midfielder Lobo Carrasco, the Argentinean is ready to quit.
The UEFA Champions League redraw meant the competition lost a stellar clash between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The second draw ceremony opened with an apology from UEFA tournament director Giorgio Marchetti.
Until now, Lionel Messi’s performances with PSG had left a sense of unfinished business. Apart from a superb strike against Manchester City and three assists against Saint-Etienne, Messi had failed to impress.
Villarreal beat Atalanta 3-2 away in a Champions League game postponed because of heavy snow in northern Italy. Leicester faced a must-win game at Napoli to advance in the Europa League but lost 3-2.
For the next UEFA Champions League stage, the teams will be drawn against one another for the two-legged round of 16 ties. Teams that already played each other in the group stage and teams from the same country cannot be drawn together.
The last time Barcelona failed to advance to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League was in the 2000-01 season, after finishing third in their group behind AC Milan and Leeds United.
AC Milan needed a victory to have any chance of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage in their first appearance in the competition since the 2013-14 season. But Liverpool were not so accomodating.
Barcelona face already-qualified Bayern Munich with the possibility of not advancing to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 18 seasons.
Champions League-obsessed PSG had already qualified for the knockout phase of Europe’s elite club tournament but did not sit back at the Parc des Princes against Belgian champions.
A fascinating night of Champions League football witnessed Ajax striker Sebastien Haller become an unlikely history-maker while Real Madrid finished top of their group. Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi ran amok for Paris Saint-Germain.
Barcelona, second in Group E, need to beat Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League 2021-22 clash to advance into the last-16 stage. A draw or a loss would allow third-place Benfica to advance with a home win against already-eliminated Dynamo Kyiv.
The match against Wolfsburg on Saturday was Erling Haaland's first in Bundesliga since scoring a brace in Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 win vs Mainz on October 16. Haaland was sidelined with injuries after that.
Ben Chilwell sustained the injury during Chelsea's 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League. Besides the England international, N'Golo Kante also twisted his knee and will miss the Premier League against Manchester United.
Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich had said last month that he is yet to decide on taking the Coronavirus vaccine. Both Kimmich and Choupo-Moting were due to play Bayern’s game against Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.
Junior Messias' 87th minute winner against Atletico Madrid kept AC Milan's hopes alive in UEFA Champions League 2021-22. AC Milan and Atletico Madrid take the last two spots in Group B.
Real Madrid defeated Sheriff 3-0 in UEFA Champions League 2021-22 Group D with goals from David Alaba, Toni Kross and Karim Benzema.
Both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain advance to the next round of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22.
Thiago Alcantara gave Liverpool the lead in the 52nd minute while Mohamed Salah put his name on the scoresheet on 70 minutes against Porto in UEFA Champions League 2021-22.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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