UEFA Champions League returns with 11 top-tier matches in two weeks

first_imgRelatedPosts NBC Code and non-exclusivity provision, by Kunle Osisanya-Afolabi Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv can enjoy the return of the UEFA Champions League, with the competition resuming from August 7, 2020 and cramming a total of 11 top-tier matches into just over two weeks to provide a true feast of football at the end of the 2019-20 season.World events saw the Champions League suspended back in March, with only half of the last 16 ties having been completed. The return of football across Europe has enabled UEFA to lay out a plan to complete the tournament – albeit in a reduced format.The competition will resume on August 7 and 8 with the second legs of the incomplete last 16 ties.This sees Manchester City host Real Madrid with a 2-1 lead; Bayern Munich hold a 3-0 advantage ahead of welcoming Chelsea to the Allianz Arena; Juventus will be looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit at home to Olympique Lyon; and Barcelona will host Napoli, with the tie locked at 1-1.The four aggregate winners will then join already-qualified RB Leipzig, Atletico Madrid, Atalanta and Paris Saint-Germain in the quarterfinals.From this stage of the competition, all ties will be decided in a single-game knockout (ditching the traditional two-legged format) and all matches will be played in Lisbon, Portugal – either at Estadio da Luz (the home of Benfica) or Estadio Jose Alvalade (the home of Sporting Clube de Portugal). The quarterfinals will be played from August 12 to 15, semifinals on August 18 and 19, while the final will be staged at Estadio da Luz on August 23.A draw has already been conducted, laying out teams’ potential paths to glory.The top half of the draw sees RB Leipzig face Atletico Madrid in one quarterfinal, and the winner will meet either Atalanta or Paris Saint-Germain in the semis.The bottom half of the draw has paired together the winners of the Man City v Real Madrid tie with either Lyon or Juventus, while the winners of the Barcelona v Napoli tie will likely come up against Bayern Munich, who will be confident of progressing beyond Chelsea, thanks to their 3-0 win in the first leg in London way back in February.Don’t miss the conclusion of the 2019-20 football season on DStv and GOtv. Visit www.dstv.com and www.gotvafrica.com to subscribe or upgrade, and join in on the excitement. And while you’re on the move, you can stream matches on DStv Now. Tags: DSTVGoTVSupersportUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to lose in season finale

first_img Published on November 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm Phil D’Abbraccio: Boston College 29, Syracuse 16BC-ya!On the bright side, a healthy offensive line provides a more accurate way to evaluate Syracuse’s young group of quarterbacks. But Boston College is a bowl-eligible team for a reason and won’t hold any punches as it looks to sharpen up its bowl-game resume, and the Orange’s downward spiral doesn’t stop until the final buzzer. Expect SU head coach Scott Shafer’s postgame press conference to have more firepower than Syracuse’s offense has shown in quite some time.Jesse Dougherty: Boston College 33, Syracuse 13Chestnut thrill Syracuse and Boston College don’t quite lull us to sleep, but they collectively put the Orange’s season to rest on an underwhelming note. What has been talked about as an extended look at the team’s young talent for the last two weeks, SU gets a chance to do just that, and it’s pleased with what it sees from its young quarterbacking core. AJ Long said before the Pittsburgh game that he doesn’t feel like he’s created much competition with Terrel Hunt just yet, and he backs that up as one running back scores the unit’s first touchdown since opening night.Jacob Klinger: Boston College 31, Syracuse 17Ca-caww!If Syracuse makes anything of its season finale it’ll be out of raw pride, not much else. But really there’s not enough rest or reason to believe this game serves as anything than the Eagles circling the carcass of SU’s season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more