The Score - Champions League

Under mimicked Shakhtar's samba - to the delight of Turkey's manager

Under mimicked Shakhtar's samba - to the delight of Turkey's manager

These winter visits to Kharkiv only get better for Mircea Lucescu. The Turkey manager was at the Metalist Stadium to watch his former club, Shakhtar Donetsk, beat Manchester City 2-1 in December. He
Mourinho's defensive tactics keeping Pogba from expressing himself

Mourinho's defensive tactics keeping Pogba from expressing himself

Further evidence of a disconnect between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba was provided Wednesday at Sevilla. The out-of-form Frenchman came on as a substitute after initially taking a seat on the bench,
5 standout performers from 1st legs of Champions League last 16

5 standout performers from 1st legs of Champions League last 16

With the first legs of the Champions League round of 16 over, theScore looks into the best individual outings from eight enthralling encounters.Ilkay GundoganWhen Gundogan bursts through opponents'
Pogba comes on as sub vs. Sevilla after initial benching

Pogba comes on as sub vs. Sevilla after initial benching

Paul Pogba found a way to play after all.The embattled Manchester United midfielder emerged as an early substitute for the injured Ander Herrera early in Wednesday's match against Sevilla after
Manchester United's Mourinho expects low-scoring affair against Sevilla

Manchester United's Mourinho expects low-scoring affair against Sevilla

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho isn't anticipating frequent goal celebrations when his team squares off with Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, saying he expects the match to remain
Meet Shakhtar's Fred: Fernandinho's heir apparent

Meet Shakhtar's Fred: Fernandinho's heir apparent

Comparing athletes based on tribes and traditions can be a dangerous dalliance with carelessness.Player X inspires similarities with Player Y because they've endured analogous paths to first-team
Conte's patience gives Chelsea fighting chance against Barcelona

Conte's patience gives Chelsea fighting chance against Barcelona

Patience. That was the word that came into Antonio Conte's head when asked what he had learned from his first season at Chelsea. Speaking to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera shortly after
Bayern shows domestic ease doesn't necessarily lead to European failure

Bayern shows domestic ease doesn't necessarily lead to European failure

After Neymar tried to do too much against Real Madrid in last week's meeting - delivering crowd-pleasing dribbles, but often to the detriment of Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe as he continually
By the numbers: Familiar faces dominate Champions League

By the numbers: Familiar faces dominate Champions League

The big names turned up Tuesday in the Champions League. Lionel Messi scored a valuable away goal at Stamford Bridge, while Robert Lewandowski led a 5-0 rout against Besiktas' dispirited 10 men.Here's
Morata benched for Barcelona tilt as Hazard leads Chelsea's attack

Morata benched for Barcelona tilt as Hazard leads Chelsea's attack

Antonio Conte has named striker Alvaro Morata to the bench in Chelsea's first-leg round of 16 tilt against Barcelona, opting to start Eden Hazard, Pedro, and Willian in a 3-4-3 formation, with the
3 reasons to come to Besiktas: The Champions League's charmers

3 reasons to come to Besiktas: The Champions League's charmers

The Champions League has become all too predictable.Dating back to the 2007-08 iteration, only 32 of the 160 entrants - or 20 percent - in the knockout stage have come from outside Europe's top five
Conte sees a flaw in Barcelona, but what could it be?

Conte sees a flaw in Barcelona, but what could it be?

Ahead of a Champions League tilt between Chelsea and Barcelona, Blues boss Antonio Conte revealed he analysed his foe and deduced the Blaugrana "have a weakness without the ball," adding: "We must try
Lucas Moura: Spurs are able to win the Champions League

Lucas Moura: Spurs are able to win the Champions League

Lucas Moura wasn't humbled by his full debut, and believes Tottenham Hotspur is able to capture the Champions League crown this season.Lucas scored in his first Spurs start as they drew 2-2 at
Conte identifies weakness in Barcelona but warns of Messi threat

Conte identifies weakness in Barcelona but warns of Messi threat

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes he's got Barcelona all figured out in time for a Champions League round of 16 first-leg tilt with the Catalan outfit, identifying an area of weakness he can
Conte confirms Morata's fitness ahead of Barcelona test

Conte confirms Morata's fitness ahead of Barcelona test

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte confirmed his star striker Alvaro Morata will be healthy and ready to play in a crucial Champions League first-leg tilt against Barcelona, adding that he'll also turn to
Slice and dice: Why Liverpool is so successful pressing and countering

Slice and dice: Why Liverpool is so successful pressing and countering

Jurgen Klopp couldn't ask for more from his Liverpool players on Wednesday night. They won virtually every important battle in midfield against Porto, scoring five goals while also keeping a third
Fortune favours the bold: Zidane's risk proved the difference against PSG

Fortune favours the bold: Zidane's risk proved the difference against PSG

There was a point during Real Madrid's Champions League first-leg tilt with Paris Saint-Germain where manager Zinedine Zidane had a choice to make.To boldly attack and risk defeat, or settle for a
By the numbers: Goals galore as Liverpool, Real Madrid thrive

By the numbers: Goals galore as Liverpool, Real Madrid thrive

Liverpool and Real Madrid both have one boot in the quarter-finals thanks to victories Wednesday in the Champions League last-16, and with nine goals between the two fixtures, there were plenty of
Kimpembe, Lo Celso start for PSG at Real Madrid

Kimpembe, Lo Celso start for PSG at Real Madrid

Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery is putting his faith in two emerging talents for Tuesday's visit to the Santiago Bernabeu.The Spanish gaffer has opted to start Presnel Kimpembe at centre-half and
Eriksen: Tottenham 'completely different' thanks to Pochettino

Eriksen: Tottenham 'completely different' thanks to Pochettino

After going 2-0 down within 10 minutes, most teams would have succumbed to a comprehensive defeat away from home.At least that's what Christian Eriksen thinks, who starred as Tottenham Hotspur