BALE HOPES TO BE FIT FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

Real Madrid superstar striker Gareth Bale

GARETH BALE HOPES TO BE FIT FOR 2017 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL IN WALES

2017 Champions League Final: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale update

Twenty-seven-year-old Gareth Bale has not played for Real Madrid since tearing a calf muscle against FC Barcelona on 23 April. However, Wales forward Bale has resumed training at Real Madrid but has not trained with his team-mates. Real Madrid face mighty Italian Serie A Champions Juventus in the 2017 Champions League Final on 3 June in Bale's home city of Cardiff, Wales. Real beat city rivals Atletico Madrid on aggregate to reach the 2017 Champions League final for a second successive season.Bale was not involved when Real traveled to Celta Viga on Wednesday when Real Madrid came away with a 4-1 win, replacing FC Barcelona at the top of the Spanish La Liga Table.

Bale, 27, came off with a calf injury after 39 minutes in Real's 3-2 El Clasico defeat by Barcelona in April. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is looking forward to Bale’s return to form and said his side are a better when injured forward Gareth Bale plays.

"It's not the time to talk about the Champions League final," said Zinedine Zidane. "He's much better and has already been out training. He's recovering and there's time for him to be ready for the final. I hope he's ready before and I hope he can be with us more than anything. We're a better team when he plays."

It is the second injury Bale has sustained this season after he was sidelined for four months after the superstar Welshman hurt his ankle in Real Madrid’s 2-1 Champions League win at Sporting Lisbon in November.

Swansea City boss Paul Clement says Real Madrid will be desperate for Bale to be fit for the final. Clement was Carlo Ancelotti's assistant when Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2014, with Bale scoring the decisive second goal in a 4-1 final win over city rivals Atletico Madrid.

"I know he's fighting to be fit for that and I hope he is," said Clement. It would be great for him to come back, he's one of their best players.He's done fantastically well over the last couple of years. He's won it twice already, It would be an amazing achievement to be at a club for four years and win three Champions Leagues. That would be outstanding.It's great for Wales. You've got two great teams and a great event coming to this country."

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TOP CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GOAL SCORERS

Cristiano Ronaldo is the top Champions League goal scorer

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Ronaldo, van Nistelrooy, Henry head top Champions League goal-scorers list

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is the top Champions League goal scorer with experience competiting in the Premier Leeague to date. Here is a list of all the top goal scorers and the total number of their Champions League to date. Buy UEFA Champions League tickets and other football tickets at LiveFootballTickets.com to watch these superstar strikers in live action!

Note: * indicates still playing for a professional football club as of 2.25.2017

*Cristiano Ronaldo - 95 (Man United, Real Madrid)

Ruud van Nistelrooy - 56 (PSV, Man United, Real Madrid)

Thierry Henry - 50 (Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona)

Andriy Shevchenko - 48 (Dynamo Kyiv, Milan, Chelsea)

Didier Drogba - 44 (Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray)

Fernando Morientes - 33 (Real Madrid, Monaco, Liverpool, Valencia)

Samuel Eto'o - 30 (Mallorca, Barcelona, Inter, Chelsea)

^Wayne Rooney - 30 (Man United)

Ryan Giggs - 28 (Man United)

Arjen Robben - 28 (PSV, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich)

*Sergio Aguero - 27 (Atletico Madrid, Man City)

Hernan Jorge Crespo - 25 (Parma, Lazio, Inter, Chelsea, AC Milan)

 *Robin van Persie - 25 (Arsenal, Man United)

Paul Scholes - 24 (Man United)

Frank Lampard - 23 (Chelsea)

Jari Litmanen – 23 (Ajax, Liverpool)

Steven Gerrard – 21 (Liverpool)

*Nicholas Anelka - 20 (PSG, Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid)

*Fernando Torres - 20 (Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea) 

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Champions League Last 16 Draw & Results : Champions Leeague Tickets

Champions League Last 16 Draw & Results

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The draw for the last 16 took place on Monday, with first-leg matches to be played on Feb. 18 and 19. Second-leg encounters are scheduled for Feb. 25 and 26.

The UEFA Champions League group play concluded narrowing the field down from 32 teams to 16. 

Man City battles Barcelona and Arsenal clashes with Bayern Munich in two exciting ties.

The other English teams have “easier” opponents Manchester United takes on Greek side Olympiacos, and Chelsea takes on the Turkish team Galatasaray.

Here is the full list of match ups:

Manchester City v Barcelona

Olympiacos v Manchester United

AC Milan v Atletico Madrid

Bayer Leverkusen v Paris Saint-Germain

Galatasaray v Chelsea

Schalke 04 v Real Madrid

Zenit St Petersburg v Borussia Dortmund

Arsenal v Bayern Munich

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Europa League football Round of32 and Round of16 Draws

Europa League Round of 32 and Round of 16 Draws

The top two teams from each of the groups, which concluded on Thursday, have earned their places, including two sides that managed maximum points, FC Salzburg and two-time UEFA Cup winners Tottenham Hotspur FC, plus NK Maribor, the first Slovenian team to make it in European club competition.

Those 24 clubs are joined by the eight third-placed teams from the UEFA Champions League, including former European Cup winners SL Benfica, AFC Ajax, FC Porto and Juventus, whose home stadium stages the final in Turin on 14 May.

The draws for the round of 32 and round of 16 take place in Nyon.

There will be two pots for the round of 32 draw: the 12 group winners and the four best third-ranked teams in the UEFA Champions League group stage are seeded. They will be drawn against the 12 group runners-up and the remaining third-placed UEFA Champions League sides. No team can play a club from their group or a side from the same association. Games will be played on 20 and 27 February.

The round of 16 draw, made immediately afterwards, will be completely open with 16 balls containing 'winners of match 1' to 'winners of match 16'. Ties are played 13 and 20 March.

Seeded Clubs

Valencia CF (ESP, Group A)
PFC Ludogorets Razgrad (BUL, B)
FC Salzburg (AUT, C)
FC Rubin Kazan (RUS, D)
ACF Fiorentina (ITA, E)
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER, F)
KRC Genk (BEL, G)
Sevilla FC (ESP, H)
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA, I)
Trabzonspor AŞ (TUR, J)
Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG, K)
AZ Alkmaar (NED, L)
SSC Napoli (ITA)*
SL Benfica (POR)*
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)*
FC Basel 1893 (SUI)*

Unseeded Clubs

Swansea City AFC (ENG, Group A)
FC Chornomorets Odesa (UKR, B)
Esbjerg fB (DEN, C)
NK Maribor (SVN, D)
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (UKR, E)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR, F)
FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR, G)
FC Slovan Liberec (CZE, H)
Real Betis Balompié (ESP, I)
SS Lazio (ITA, J)
FC Anji Makhachkala (RUS, K)
PAOK FC (GRE, L)
AFC Ajax (NED)*
Juventus (ITA)*
FC Porto (POR)*
FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)

*Transferred from the UEFA Champions League

Europa League Schedule

Quarter-finals: Draw 21 March, matches 3 & 10 April
Semi-finals: Draw 11 April, matches 24 April & 1 May
Final: Wednesday 14 May, Juventus Arena

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UEFA Champions League 2013 – 2014 : Group Stage Results

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UEFA Champions League 2013 – 2014 : Group Stage Results

Wenger head coach of Arsenal was anxious during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between SSC Napoli and Arsenal at Stadio San Paolo on December 11, 2013 in Naples, Italy.

However the clash the London club's place in the knockout stage for the 14th consecutive season.

Any result less than a 3-0 reverse would have been sufficient to qualify The Gunners, but, having finished as runners-up in Group F behind Borussia Dortmund, they now go into the Knockout stage facing a difficult draw on Monday.

Arsène Wenger's side will next collision with one of the Champions League elite in the round of 16.

Champions League Group Stage Results

Group A

Real Sociedad 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Manchester United 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

Group B

Galatasaray A-A Juventus
FC Copenhagen 0-2 Real Madrid

Group C

Benfica 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain
Olympiakos 3-1 Anderlecht

Group D

Bayern Munich 2-3 Manchester City
Viktoria Plzen 2-1 CSKA Moscow

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