Kick Off: Di Maria, Ter Stegen in UCL POTW nominees; Madrid break shaming record
Sept. 19, 2019
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Angel Di Maria stepped up in the absence of Paris Saint-Germain's first-choice attacking trio by delivering a double in a 3-0 Champions League victory over a lacklustre Real Madrid.
Maurizio Sarri's Juventus drew his first Champions League game in charge as Atletico Madrid came from behind in Group D on Wednesday.
Erling Haaland, Angel Di Maria, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Mislav Orsic are the four nominees for Champions League Player of the Week.
Against PSG, Real Madrid also fail to shot on target for the first time since 2003/04.
Bayern stroll to what ended up being a comfortable win against Red Star Belgrade, with Coman's first-half diving header opening the scoring before Lewandowski got the crucial second and Muller rounded it off with a clever free-kick routine.
Manchester City made light work of Shakhtar Donetsk to get their quest for European glory off to the perfect start.
Having taken a two-goal lead at Olympiacos, Tottenham had to settle for a point in an unconvincing start to their Champions League campaign.
THESE THINGS HAPPENED
Victor Lindelof has signed a new long-term contract with Manchester United, keeping him at the club until at least June 2024. There is an option to extend for a further year.
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong 'liked' - and then quickly 'unliked' - an Instagram post calling for the removal of Ernesto Valverde as manager after the goalless draw at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
Arsenal have announced their UEL squad to visit Frankfurt.
Neymar and Kylian Mbappe watched Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League tie with Real Madrid from the stands.
The Frenchman faces the final phase of his recovery after being injured on 16 August at Bilbao.
After the meeting on September 18, The Board of Directors and then the General Assembly of the LFP decided to abolish the Coupe de la Ligue (French league cup) at the end of 2019-2020 season.
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo said scoring his favourite-ever goal was not better than sex with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.
The 34-year-old striker spoke to English journalist Piers Morgan as part of an interview for UK television network ITV where he offered open view of his personal and professional life.
Cristiano Ronaldo has started a search to find some McDonald's employees who used to give him food as a youngster.
WHAT THEY SAY
The former midfielder has begun his managerial career in Qatar and, long tipped as a future coach, the Cameroon legend thinks he has what it takes
The Blues midfielder says it's not the end of the world that he missed against Valencia although did accept it was a disappointment to lose the game.
The Brazilian says his team-mate told him he was confident about scoring but insists he has no ill-feeling towards the England man despite the miss
AF COLUMNS & IN DEPTHS
Liverpool began the defence of their Champions League crown with a disappointing defeat at Napoli on Tuesday.
Matchday 1 of the 2019-20 Champions League group stage is over after eight more matches on Wednesday.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Sex better than best goal, nearly joining Arsenal... Ronaldo's full interview
FIXTURES OF THE DAY
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