Holders Barcelona will face Inter Milan, pitting Samuel Eto’o and Zlatan Ibrahimovic against their former clubs, after the draw for the Champions League group stage was made in Monaco on Thursday.
Arsenal will face Celtic in a mouthwatering all-British tie later this month to decide who reaches the Champions League group stage. Scottish side Celtic went into the final qualifying round with a superb 2-0 away win over Dinamo Moscow earlier this week, overturning a 1-0 deficit from the first leg. Arsenal, who reached the semifinals of the Champions League last season where they lost to Manchester United, will be favorites to go through, but according to their former striker Charlie Nicholas, who also played for the Celtic, they will not be relishing the task
Whether it be his sublime skills or serious sulks, in six years at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has been no stranger to the headlines. Born February 5 in Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira, he made his debut for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Super Liga at the age of 17 after winning international caps for Portugal’s youth sides
A man "angered" by Manchester United’s defeat to Barcelona in the final of the Champions League killed four people when he drove a minibus into a crowd celebrating the Spanish side’s victory, police in Nigeria have told CNN.
A man "angered" by Manchester United’s defeat to Barcelona in the final of the Champions League killed four people when he drove a minibus into a crowd celebrating the Spanish side’s victory, police in Nigeria have told CNN. Ten people were also injured in the incident in the town of Ogbo, where the driver was subsequently arrested, a Port Harcourt Police spokesperson said. “He was displaying his anger at his team losing the match.
British heir to the throne Prince William is to attend tonight’s Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome, in his capacity as President of the English Football Association (FA). The Prince will meet key officials and other dignitaries in private before the match, during half-time and after the match
UEFA have charged Chelsea, along with players Dider Drogba and Jose Boswinga, after the controversial scenes which followed their Champions League semifinal exit to Barcelona. Drogba faces a misconduct charge for confronting referee Tom Henning Ovrebo after the final whistle, while Boswinga gave a controversial interview in which he criticized the referee in strong terms. Chelsea have also been charged with failing to control their players and fans, who threw objects on to the pitch at Stamford Bridge.
Cristiano Ronaldo moved to end speculation about his Manchester United future by dropping a clear hint that he intends to stay at Old Trafford. The World Player of the Year has been consistently linked with a switch to Real Madrid and looked set for a move to the Bernabeu last summer before pledging his future to United where he is contracted until 2012. With Florentino Perez pledging to build a new superteam as part of his campaign to be elected Real Madrid club president, inevitably talk has turned to a new bid to sign the Portuguese star.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sixth-minute strike saw holders Manchester United become the first English team to win in Porto, reaching the semifinals of the Champions League 3-2 on aggregate in the process.
Quintuple-chasing Manchester United and big rivals Chelsea remain on course for an FA Cup final showdown after they were drawn apart in Sunday’s semifinal pairings. Everton will face United while Chelsea, who lost on penalties to Alex Ferguson’s side in the 2008 Champions League climax, await the winners of the delayed sixth round clash between Arsenal and Hull City.