Tottenham given Champions League boost with Reus set to miss Dortmund clash through injury

Reus, 29, suffered a thigh injury against Werder Bremen earlier this week, with boss Lucien Favre fearing the worst. The German star missed yesterday's 3-3 thriller against Hoffenheim, as Dortmund chief Michael Zorc admitted he is "not expecting miracles". When asked about his Spurs availability, Favre revealed: “I think we will decide that nearer the time. “But I am not […]

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Champions League knockout stages to have VAR this season along with Nations League and Euro Under-21s

Video assistant referees will also be used in the Nations League and European Under-21s Championship. The technology will be used in world football's top club competition for the last-16 fixtures this February after being fast-tracked by UEFA. European soccer's governing body had originally intended to introduce VAR from next season. The plan was to roll it out from the Champions […]

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Is Champions League group stage sorted on goal difference or head to head and how could Manchester United qualify tonight?

The group stages finish on December 12, with the last fixtures including Monaco vs Dortmund and Barcelona vs Tottenham. How are teams that finish level on points sorted in the Champions League? Teams that finish level on points in the Champions League group stage are sorted by the following criteria: How does that affect the Premier League teams still in […]

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Champions League round-up: Bayern Munich reach last 16 for 11th season running — to ease pressure on under-fire boss Niko Kovac

Arjen Robben and Robert Lewandowski both netted doubles as Bayern qualified from Group E with a game to spare. Kovac was in danger of being axed following Bayern's 3-3 draw at home to relegation-threatened Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday. And while fifth-placed Bayern are nine points behind leaders Dortmund in the Bundesliga, they eased into the knockout stage of the Champions […]

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