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In the Benfica vs Man Utd match, why did the referee point to his watch after the goal?

In the Champions League match between Benfica and Manchester United that happened on Oct 18, 2017, Rashford took a freekick, the Benfica goalkeeper misjudged the angle and trajectory of the freekick ...
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In UEFA Champions League, how is it ensured that two teams from the same Country aren't drawn into the same group?

UEFA Champions League draw rules state that: No team can play a club from their own association in the group stage and the first round of knockout phase. (source) Since the teams are already ...
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Can two teams from the same league be drawn in the same champions league group?

I was sure the answer to my question is "No", but I can't seem to find any concrete resources to confirm it either way. Is it possible for two teams from the same domestic league to be drawn to play ...
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How exactly did Carvajal not get booked/sent off after causing a penalty?

Juventus-Real Madrid Champions League semi-final game is being played now and I am completely dumbfounded by how Carvajal managed to get away without seeing a card in connection with the penalty ...
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Highest Points to finish Runner-Up in Champions League Group? Lowest points to win Champions League Group?

Theoretically, you could finish second even with 15 points. And win the group with just 5 points. But, in reality what are the records? Is it Arsenal (with 13 points) this season and Monaco (with 11 ...
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If Liverpool FC win the Champions League does that mean Coutinho wins it as well or if FC Barcelona win Champions league will Coutinho win it as well?

I mean anything is possible in football and I was reading an article about how Coutinho can help FCB in terms of attacking football etc. When I saw With Coutinho ineligible to play in Europe for ...
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What does it mean that “a group is open” on the first pot of the CL group draw?

I know what a group being open means in the later parts of a group draw, normally teams of the same country cannot play in the same group. But I find it very peculiar on the first pot, in other words ...
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Is Ajax the first team not to qualify for the next stage (because they ended up 3rd) with as much as 10 points?

Last Tuesday, group H of the Champions League 2019/20 was decided, and the Dutch football (soccer) club Ajax ended up third place with as many as 10 points, failing to qualify for the next round since ...
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What teams won Champions League undefeated

With the Champions League finals coming this weekend, I was wondering if any team has ever won the Champions League or the European Cup without ever losing a game in both the Qualification rounds and ...
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Will the club finishing 4th in the EPL go to any European competition if clubs from 5 to 8 win corresponding titles granting European qualification?

Starting the 2018/19 season there will be a new distribution rules in the Champions League (CL) and Europa League (EL). CL and EL winners will get automatic spot in group stages. The new rule states ...
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Was Cristiano Ronaldo's 100th Champions League goal offside or not?

On April 19, 2017, during the second period of the extra time of the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munchen, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his ...
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How many Premier League teams will play next year in the Champions League?

If Manchester United wins the Europa League, and Leicester City wins the Champions League (everything is possible), and both do not fall into the top 4 in the Premier League, then how many Premier ...
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Champions League qualification from Premier League

The Premier League table right now looks like the following. If Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and United finish at 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th position respectively and Chelsea and United win Europa League and ...
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Participation of different teams with the same owner in European cups

Giampaolo Pozzo is owner of Udinese Calcio in Italy and Granada CF in Spain. What would happen if both teams were to qualify for the same European competition (for example, Europa League) ? In the ...
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Why aren't UEFA Champions Leage group matches synchronized?

Most matches start at 20:00, but some start at 17:55. Neither the time difference, nor the weather, nor even the television rights holders seem to be able to logically explain a shift for a certain ...
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UEFA Champions League Goal Line Officials Position on the Field

I am unsure if they are called the 5th and 6th officials, the goal line officials or something else but I am referring to the uniformed officials that stand on the goal line during the UEFA Champions ...
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For an average Champions League team, is it financially more worth it to go through to knockout stages or drop down in to Europa League?

3rd placed teams in the Champions League group stages go into the Europa League. I was thinking, assuming an average Champions League team, is it more worth it (purely financially speaking) to go into ...
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UEFA Champions League Group Stage When Even on Points

I've looked into the UEFA rules for deciding which team is ranked higher in case they're tied on points, however this wording confuses me. If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of ...
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Why is Russia considered a tricky destination for European football cup ties?

In the light of Liverpool being drawn alongside Rubin Kazan in the Europa League, most news websites are terming it as a difficult or tricky tie. Similar things have been said in past for the ...
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Which team has scored the most goals during a single whole UEFA Champions League season?

Which team has scored the most goals during a single whole UEFA Champions League season, including their games in the group stage and any knockout matches they played?
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Are clubs' Champions League Final tickets nominative?

Are the CL Final tickets sold by the clubs (as opposed to those UEFA sells) nominative? Like, do they ask you at the counter for an ID card or a name?
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UEFA Champions League fixture with the most goals ever

Tonight, too many goals were scored. In four games six or more goals were scored. 21 goals had been scored only in the first half of just 8 games. And there are another 8 games tomorrow. In every ...
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What Champions League winners had the largest and smallest overall margins during the tournament?

I came across this TalkSports article about undeserving champions. But it got me wondering about a couple other ways of looking at it: The greatest/smallest goal differential (per game) through the ...
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Why does England have 8 places in Europe while Spain and Germany only have 7?

You can see the coefficient rankings here Spain and Germany are first and second, while England is third. However, Spain and Germany only have 7 places available, but England has eight. Why is this?
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Which team has scored the most goals during the group stage of a single UEFA Champions League?

PSG just finished first of Group B in the UEFA Champions League Group stage. PSG scored 25 times during the six games, finishing with an average goalscoring rate of 4.1666 per match. Is this the ...
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Lack of AR1 during post-game ceremonials in UEFA Champions League

I might just be crazy (If I am please let me know) but I have noticed in both of the UEFA Champions League games played today you see AR1 (It is an Assistant Referee so I am assuming that it is AR1 ...
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Undefeated Champions League Eliminations

Are there any teams that have been eliminated in Champions League being undefeated? What's the latest round of the competition that such a team has ever reached?
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If Arsenal wins the 2019 UEFA Europa League final, which teams will represent England in the Champions League next year?

Since all other teams in the UEFA finals except Arsenal have been qualified for the Champions League next year. Will Arsenal (if they win the UEFA Europa League final) replace Tottenham or Chelsea for ...
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How teams are ranked if they are equal in points in UCL groups

Quoting from from the UEFA rules: If two or more teams are equal on points on completion of the group matches, the following criteria are applied in the order given to determine their rankings: ...
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Combining Bets in sports

I am trying to come up with the most lopsided bet I could possibly do for the upcoming Barcelona vs Juventus final. I have a question about whether or not combining bets is possible. For this example,...
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Champions League team distribution

How does UEFA decide how many teams per league are allowed to qualify for the Champions League tournament?
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Players who have won Champions League / Copa Libertadores and World Cup in the same year

This ESPN Stats & Info twitter feed states: 10 players in World Cup history have won the Champions League and World Cup in the same year. With Real Madrid's Raphael Varanae of France, and ...
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Why Atlético Madrid has to play in the Europa league and not in the Champions league the next year if they were in the top 3 past year in la liga?

According to this article Atlético Madrid has to play in the Europa league next year. But Atlético Madrid finished last liga championship - La liga 2016-17 in the "top 3 qualification spots for ...
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What teams have won the Europa League the season after winning the Champions League?

I am looking for a list of football clubs (if any) that have won the UEFA Europa League the season immediately following on from where they won the UEFA Champions League. I would also be interested ...
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What teams have won the Champions League the season after winning the Europa League?

Have any football teams won the UEFA Champions League the season directly following on from when they won the Europa League? If so, what teams were they, and in which seasons did they achieve their ...
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Why is UEFA champions league table different than usual table?

UEFA Champions League standings for group B are shown below: While the same table from skysports.com and other websites like espn, foxsports, flashscore put PSG ahead of Bayern Munich as shown in ...
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Champions League biggest comebacks after 1st leg [duplicate]

Barcelona managed to beat PSG 6-1 in the second leg of 2017 round of 16 to win 6-5 on aggregate, having lost 4-0 in the first leg. Inspired by Barcelona' win, what are the biggest comebacks in ...
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How many Africans have won the UEFA Championship League?

If we define an African as somebody born in Africa and play for an African national team, how many of these players have won the UEFA Champions League? We can include Madagascar in this.
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What are the biggest wins in the Champions League knock-out stages?

Liverpool won 5 - 2 against Roma in the first leg of the Champions League 2017-2018 season semifinal. What are the biggest single game wins (by goal differences) in the knockout stage of the Champions ...
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Round of 16 champions league

How will the round of 16 draw work. 1 pot group winners, 1 pot runners up, yet Liverpool can't play PSG or Man City so what happens if they are drawn together
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How are third place teams from the UCL group stage incorporated in the round of 32 for the UEFA Europa League?

In it's current format, clubs finishing third in their respective groups in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) qualify, if you will, for the round of 32 knockout round of the UEFA Europa League (UEL). ...
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How are UEFA Champions League group ranks decided in this convoluted situation?

Suppose two teams in the same group are tied at 4 points each with the same number of goals, but they did not tie the head-to-head match the other won, and they did not play the last match of the ...