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The key questions for Champions League contenders

All of the main UCL contenders have questions to answer, so we asked Michael Cox to look at one key issue for each of the likely challengers.


Are Atletico favourites to win the Champions League?

With this season's UCL final being staged at their Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, it feels like now or never. Is it finally Atletico Madrid's year?

Champions League alternative guide: best games, scariest trips

The Champions League isn't just about Real's dynasty or the mega-rich clubs vying to lift the trophy next May. Here's our guide to everything else.

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Liverpool fans: Premier League or Champions League?


Klopp warns PSG: Nobody is like Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has delivered a warning to Paris Saint-Germain by insisting the French champions are yet to face a team like Liverpool.

PSG will be truest test of Liverpool's progress

Liverpool have clearly advanced under Jurgen Klopp thanks to their smart transfer business, but Tuesday's visit of PSG will be a new challenge.

Tuchel denies he must win Champions League with PSG

PSG's Thomas Tuchel admits he wouldn't have signed for the club if there was pressure that he would have to win the UEFA Champions League.


Extra Time: PSG's vs. Liverpool's front 3; Hazard or Salah?

The FC guys answer your tweets on whether PSG or Liverpool have the superior front three, if Eden Hazard will outshine Mohamed Salah this season and more.


Liverpool destined for another deep UCL run?

The ESPN FC crew agree that Liverpool's opener against PSG will be an early of test Liverpool's UCL title credentials this season.


Liverpool and Spurs headline Tuesday's UCL action

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno looks at the importance of Liverpool's clash with PSG and thinks Tottenham will have their hands full with Inter Milan.


Henderson: Neymar one of many Liverpool must stop

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson believes PSG have too many 'special' players to focus on stopping but feels it can be another great European night at Anfield.


Klopp: PSG favourites for Champions League title

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp dismissed reports that Liverpool were favourites to beat PSG and admits he understands Neymar's frustraitions in dealing with fouls.


Alves: PSG must be careful against Liverpool

PSG's Dani Alves warned teammates to be cautious of Liverpool's threat ahead of their opening Champions League Group C clash.



Tuesday's Champions League Games


NFL Week 3 Power Rankings: Rams are new No. 1 ... and chaos below

There's turnover at the top of the Power Rankings, with new teams cracking the top three. Plus: Why every team can be optimistic.


A mental coach, marriage and more: Inside Carson Wentz's comeback

The Eagles QB had done it before, triumphantly returning from injury in college. His mental coach knew this time would be no different.

Limited risk for Patriots in acquiring talented Josh Gordon

The Patriots gave up a fifth-round pick for Josh Gordon. If he pans out, he fills their void at receiver. If he doesn't, the Pats will move on quickly.

Bears smother Wilson to put Seahawks in 0-2 hole

Russell Wilson was sacked six times against the Bears and didn't try to run the ball. The Seahawks are now in a 0-2 hole with few answers on offence.

Seahawks use rare dropkick kickoffs vs. Bears

The Seattle Seahawks' Michael Dickson took advantage of an antiquated rule to drop-kick a pair of kickoffs on Monday night.

Bears sack Seahawks' Wilson 5 times in first half

The Bears' defense roared in the first half at Seattle, as five different players recorded sacks of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Amukamara takes INT to the house

Prince Amukamara jumps in front of Russell Wilson's pass, intercepts it and returns it 49 yards for the touchdown.


Mack knew the Bears needed to finish strong

Khalil Mack speaks with Lisa Salters after the Bears sacked Russell Wilson six times en route to victory.


Bears' defense comes up big against Seahawks

Khalil Mack and the Chicago defense sack Russell Wilson six times and force two late turnovers in a 24-17 victory on Monday Night Football.


Mack deflects questions about Gruden, Raiders

When asked about being traded by the Raiders, Khalil Mack says "I only care about what's going on here."


Wilson: We're young and going to figure this out

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson talks about how this team is young and the 99-yard drive at the end proves this team doesn't give up.


Carroll: 'We're a work in progress'

Pete Carroll talks about the Seahawks being a work in progress and how they are excited to get healthy and play a home game.


McFarland: Mack makes everyone else better

Booger McFarland breaks down Khalil Mack's impact on the Bears' defense and how his presence allows others to succeed.


Seahawks flip the script with dropkick kickoff

Instead of a normal kickoff, the Seahawks send out punter Michael Dickson, who utilizes a dropkick to attempt to pin the Bears further back.


Mack makes his presence known in first half

Khalil Mack creates pressure near the goal line, leading to an Eddie Goldman sack. Later on, Mack strip sacks Russell Wilson.



Premier League

Meet Sanllehi, Venkatesham: Arsenal's new power-brokers

There is a new-look leadership structure at Arsenal following the departure of Ivan Gazidis. So who exactly are Raul Sanllehi and Vinai Venkatesham?

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Power Rankings: Hazard No. 1, Ronaldo breaks duck

Who were the star performers from the weekend's action? We asked our global editorial desks to pick their top 10 and collated the results!

Ferdinand: Pogba wants to be talked about

Gab Marcotti sat down with Rio Ferdinand to discuss Paul Pogba's recent form at the World Cup and at Manchester United and how he wants to be the best.



Transfer Talk: Sterling could leave City over salary dispute

Raheem Sterling could be set for a move away from Man City amid a contract impasse and past interest from Real Madrid. Transfer Talk is on it.

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Transfer Rater: Paqueta to Manchester United

Lucas Paqueta to Manchester United and Nicolo Barella to Liverpool are two of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.

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