The UEFA Champions League, known simply as the Champions League, is the most prestigious club competition in European football and one of the most prestigious in the world.
The best soccer clubs in Europe compete in the Champions League, a tournament organized by football's governing body on the continent, UEFA. The group stage is made up of 32 teams drawn into eight groups of four; the eight winners and eight runners-up proceed to the knockout phase. In 1992, the tournament was rebranded from the European Cup, which was a straight knockout tournament. Below is a collation of all of DW Sports' recent articles about the competition.
2020 was a big year for German football. With Hansi Flick, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann three German coaches reached the Champions League semifinals. And then there's Jürgen Klopp, too. What's the secret behind German coaching? Here's what makes them unique and special.
On paper, three of the four Bundesliga clubs that qualified for the Champions League round of 16 have drawn beatable opponents. For RB Leipzig, the 2019 champions stand in the way of advancing to the quarterfinals.
Every German club in the Champions and Europa League progressed into the knockout stages for the first time as the Bundesliga goes from strength to strength. So why does that success not translate to the Germany team?
Borussia Mönchengladbach made the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time despite a lifeless display against Real Madrid. Gladbach were spared following Inter Milan's failure to beat Shakhtar Donetsk in Milan.
For all their fame and fortune, footballers are often used as pawns. The decision by Paris Saint-Germain and Basaksehir players to walk off together is a demonstration of a real power rarely used, says DW's Matt Pearson.