UEFA Champions League fixture with the most goals ever

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Our UEFA Champions League Fantasy tips for Matchday 2 contain an defensive and attacking rotation, captain tips, injury news and predicted lineups.

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UCL Fantasy Matchday 2 will once again be split across two days with team’s from Group E-H playing on Tuesday and team’s from Group A-D playing on Wednesday.

UCL Fantasy Matchday 2 Defensive Rotation:

The table below displays which teams have the best chance of keeping a clean sheet based on the bookies odds (converted into an implied chance percentage). It’s also a useful visual aid for preparing your lineups as it...

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It's a busy night for the English clubs in the Champions League as three of the Premier League's finest open up their campaigns in the group stage of the competition.

Tottenham Hotspur are back among the elite for the first time in five years as they host Monaco at Wembley - where they will be playing their home matches in the Champions League this term.

Meanwhile Leicester City make their first ever appearance in the competition as Claudio Ranieri's side open up away at Belgian outfit Club Bruges.

Joining the duo are Manchester City who will make a second attempt to take on Borussia Monchengladbach after their clash with the German side was postponed on Tuesday due to adverse weather conditions at the Etihad Stadium. Follow all the action as it happens with Sportsmail....

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The UEFA Champions League: the world’s biggest club competition.

The best teams in Europe...

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History of UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League was introduced in 1992, replacing the European Champion Clubs Cup. The European Champion Clubs Cup was formed in 1955, following several attempts to initiate such a tournament in Europe. 16 teams participated in the European Cup's first edition in 1955-56, and the cup was won by Real Madrid. Real Madrid won the four next seasons as well, achieving five consecutive titles, a record which no team has broken since. Before 1992, the competition was open only to the champion club of each country. However, the formation of UEFA Champions League brought about the addition of a group stage, which allowed several clubs from each country to participate instead of just the champions. Europe's strongest national leagues are allowed to enter up to four teams (five teams beginning in the 2015-16 season). To date, 22 different clubs have won the Champions League title, with 12 of them winning it more than once.

The Most...

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Champions League 2016/17, Matchday 4: Updated Standings, Top scorers, Results – originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The group stage of the 2016/17 Champions League entered its fourth matchday this week as five teams sealed their progress to the next round. Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich qualified for the knockout stage by virtue of wins, while the likes of Leicester City and Barcelona have to wait at least until the next round of fixtures.

Manchester City scripted a famous 3-1 win over five-time champions Barcelona to close the gap on the Blaugrana to just two points. Lionel Messi put the visitors in front before City came back with three goals to seal their first win over the Spanish champions....

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The draw for the 2016 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals was made on Friday, with holders Barcelona set to face La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

Manchester City, who have reached this stage for the first time, will face Paris Saint-Germain.

Bayern Munich's reward for their remarkable comeback against Juventus in the round of 16 is a tie with Benfica, while Real Madrid will take on Wolfsburg—also in their first quarter-final appearance.

Here is confirmation of all the draws:

UEFA.com

The first legs will take place on April 5 and 6, while the second legs will be played a week later on April 12 and 13. Here is the full schedule, per the Champions League's official Twitter account:

Confirmed quarter-final schedule #UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/AamjYxcAx2

— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 18, 2016

Barcelona Aiming to Make History

No team has ever defended the European Cup since it was reformatted into the...

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This, of course, is why they waited for him, courted him, put everything in place to make it just right. At the sixth time of asking in the Champions League, Manchester City defeated Barcelona. Not by luck, but judgement. They deserved this. They were the better team.

City had a worthy penalty appeal turned down, and missed more chances than they scored. Pep Guardiola’s high press put a fragile Barcelona back line under pressure, and the scoreline did not flatter the winners.

It was a great night, maybe a turning point, for Guardiola. Ilkay Gundogan, his summer signing, scored twice – the first-half equaliser and the 74th minute goal that clinched it. And while the defensive frailties remain, after last season’s semi-final appearance, this was a performance that suggests City could be genuine contenders this season. Just as Guardiola’s employers hoped.

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With Barcelona's Messi sidelined through injury, not having the world's (just about consensus) best footballer available left a vacancy atop the midfield's right side, both for his manager, Luis Enrique, and these Champions League rankings.

The man filling Messi's boots from the first round—as the top right-sided player—is Arsenal's Theo Walcott. It might be an aberration, but the England international was splendid against FC Basel for the north Londoners.

Manager Arsene Wenger for around the past half-decade had been trying to make Walcott a centre-forward, but with that mission now Alexis Sanchez's, maybe that pressure being lifted has unleashed the 27-year-old's clinical nature; playing without too many expectations might be just what the Gunners attacker needed.

Trailing Walcott closely are three of his fellow Premier League stars. Raheem Sterling, Erik Lamela and Riyad Marhez gave great accounts of themselves for Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and...

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The Premier League is an English professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the English football league system, it is the country's primary football competition and is contested by 20 clubs. Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 38 matches each, totalling 380 matches in the season. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekday evenings.

The competition was formed in February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to break away from The Football League, in order to take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal. Teams competing in the Premier League may qualify for the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League on virtue of league positions. The competition adopts a promotion and relegation system with the Football League which comes into place at the end of each season. Since the inaugural season in 1992–93, 45 teams have competed in the Premier League. At...

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The 2009 UEFA Cup Final was the final match of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, the 38th season of the UEFA Cup, UEFA's second-tier club football tournament. It was also the last final to be held under the UEFA Cup name, as the competition was rebranded as the UEFA Europa League from the 2009–10 season. The match was contested by Shakhtar Donetsk and Werder Bremen; Shakhtar won the match 2–1 after extra time. Lone striker Luiz Adriano opened the scoring for Shakhtar mid-way through the first half, before Naldo equalised from a free kick ten minutes later. The second half was goalless and the match went to extra time; after only seven minutes,...

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