Oct 16 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Champions League Group Stage matches on Monday Main Tournament - Group Stage - Group H Tuesday, October 17 (GMT)APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus) v Borussia Dortmund (Germany) (1845) Real Madrid (Spain) v Tottenham Hotspur (England) (1845) Main Tournament - Group Stage - Group G Tuesday, October 17 (GMT)Monaco (France) v Besiktas (Turkey) (1845) RB Leipzig (Germany) v Porto (Portugal) (1845) Main Tournament - Group Stage - Group F Tuesday, October 17 (GMT)Feyenoord (Netherlands) v Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) (1845) Manchester City (England) v Napoli (Italy) (1845) ...
Date published: Monday 16th October 2017 1:52 RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has admitted that the German club were shocked by Liverpool’s willingness to pay “significantly more” than the £48m release clause for Neby Keita. Liverpool will buy the midfielder next summer after agreeing to pay a premium on Keita’s £48m release clause but his form this season will surely concern the Reds. Keita was substituted during a nightmare Champions League debut in Turkey and has served a three-match suspension in the Bundesliga after a red card; his comeback on Saturday against Borussia Dortmund ended after 45 minutes. “We would have never given Naby Keita away if it had not been for the release clause,”
Christian Eriksen has shared a photo of the Tottenham players celebrating in the changing room following their 1-1 draw with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu last night. Spurs went in to the Champions League group stage clash as the underdogs but took a surprise lead midway through the first half when Harry Kane’s flick at the near post deflected off Raphael Varane and in to the net for 0-1. Madrid were gifted the perfect opportunity to level things up just before half-time when Serge Aurier fouled Toni Kroos in the area. Cristiano Ronaldo made no mistake from the spot to make it 1-1. Karim Benzema saw a point-blank header superbly saved by Hugo Lloris after the break before Kane missed a great chance
England Under-17’s manager Steve Cooper has described losing Jadon Sancho as “a disappointment”. Sancho has been recalled by Borussia Dortmund from the England squad for the Under-17 World Cup in India. The former Manchester City forward featured heavily in the group stages, scoring three goals and assisting two as England won all three games. But the 17-year-old will take no part in the knock-out stages after Dortmund recalled him with a view to playing him in the UEFA Youth League. “Jadon (Sancho) loves playing for England and this team in particular so it’s sad to see him go,” Cooper said. “It’s a disappointment for him because he very much enjoyed his time in India and relished the chance
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund face an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League after they were unexpectedly held to a 1-1 draw by Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday which left them third in Group H. Peter Bosz's men had been expected to outclass the Cypriot minnows but they are now in danger of suffering a group-stage exit as they have yet to secure victory in the group where Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur lead the standings with seven points apiece. The lacklustre game sparked into life just after the hour mark when Apoel took the lead through substitute Mickael Pote following a goalkeeping error.