UEFA slams French minister’s Champions League fake tickets claim

Issued on: 06/21/2022 – 15:53 A senior UEFA representative said on Tuesday he did not believe French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin’s claims about the number of fake tickets in circulation during the chaotic scenes before last month’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Following the game on May 28, Darmanin claimed that between … Read more

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema drops appeal over ‘sex tape’ blackmail sentence

Issued on: 06/04/2022 – 11:42 Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has dropped an appeal against a one-year suspended sentence for complicity in a bid to blackmail former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena with a sex tape, his lawyer said Saturday. Benzema was sentenced in November 2021 and fined 75,000 euros ($82,000) over the 2015 extortion attempt … Read more

UEFA apologises to fans over Champions League final chaos in France

Issued on: 06/03/2022 – 22:04 UEFA apologized to spectators for the first time on Friday for their “frightening and distressing” experience ahead of the Champions League final, saying no football fan should go through such mayhem. Thousands of supporters were unable to access European club football’s showpiece match despite having genuine tickets, in chaotic scenes … Read more

Chaos at Stade de France mars Champions League final

Issued on: 05/29/2022 – 18:50Modified: 05/30/2022 – 10:40 French police arrested 105 people and placed 39 into custody during the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, following chaotic scenes on Saturday at the Stade de France north of Paris that were branded a national embarrassment. The final between Liverpool and Real Madrid was … Read more

Real Madrid win 14th Champions League title over Liverpool after late start in Paris

Issued on: 05/28/2022 – 23:34 Vinicius Junior scored the only goal of the game as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in Saturday’s Champions League final in Paris to become kings of Europe for a record-extending 14th time after a night marred by problems outside the ground that led to the kick -off being delayed by … Read more

Liverpool and Real Madrid face off for Champions League final rematch

Issued on: 05/28/2022 – 10:28 Liverpool and Real Madrid meet in the Champions League final for the second time in five years in Paris on Saturday, with Jurgen Klopp’s side aiming to end the season with a trophy treble while the Spanish giants will look to Karim Benzema to inspire them to a 14th European … Read more

Paris set for Liverpool fan invasion as Stade de France hosts Champions League final

Issued on: 05/27/2022 – 17:42 Some 7,000 police officers will be on duty to marshal fans during Saturday’s Champions League final set for the Stade to France, north of Paris, where as many as 40,000 ticketless Liverpool supporters are expected, authorities said on Thursday. The match between Liverpool and Real Madrid was originally scheduled to … Read more