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Lisbon, Istanbul vying to host 2020 Champions League final

With four out of the five English teams leading their UCL group, the FC crew debate whether or not it's too soon to call it a renaissance. NYON, Switzerland -- Lisbon and Istanbul are competing to host the 2020 Champions League final. UEFA says the Stadium of Light and Ataturk Olympic Stadium are in a contest that excludes the 13 member federations who are co-hosting the 2020 European Championship. Both venues would be hosting European soccer's top club match for the second time. Benfica's home stadium hosted the 2014 final, when Real Madrid beat city rival Atletico 4-1 in extra time. In the "Miracle of Istanbul" game in 2005, Liverpool...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/uefa-champions-league/story/3257260/lisbon-and-istanbul-competing-to-host-2020-champions-league-final

Juventus still have the team to succeed in Europe

Paolo Bandini breaks down Juventus' chances to go far in this year's UEFA Champions League.
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/video/espn-fc-tv/86/video/3256326/juventus-still-have-the-team-to-succeed-in-europe

Why can't Conte win in Europe?

The FC panel try to make sense of Antonio Conte's current Chelsea struggles and past UCL failures with Juventus.
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/video/espn-fc-tv/86/video/3256324/why-cant-conte-win-in-europe

Watch: Is this an English UCL renaissance?

With four out of the five English teams leading their UCL group, the FC crew debate whether or not it's too soon to call it a renaissance.
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/video/espn-fc-tv/86/video/3256314/watch-is-this-an-english-ucl-renaissance

Zinedine Zidane facing his toughest test yet with struggling Real Madrid

After Real Madrid's back-to-back defeats, Craig Burley discusses how Zidane & Co. can overcome their 'mini crisis.'
        The ESPN FC panel break down one of Tottenham's biggest ever wins, as Spurs exposed Real Madrid to having serious issues throughout their squad. 
            
        Cristiano Ronaldo discussed Madrid's defeat to Tottenham and accepted that the squad is weaker without Morata, James and Pepe. 

Wednesday was a night that will haunt Real Madrid, who turned in a Wembley performance more shocking than anything the previous evening's reputation could possibly have conjured. Zinedine Zidane reserved his own fright night for All Saints' Day and sent out a side with so many individual sinners that they barely resembled the reigning European and Spanish champions.
Tottenham Hotspur announced their arrival among Europe's elite with a sparkling performance, displaying football truly worthy of the...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/club/real-madrid/86/blog/post/3256399/zinedine-zidane-facing-his-toughest-test-yet-with-struggling-real-madrid


Sergio Aguero: No limit to what Manchester City can achieve


Sergio Aguero broke Man City's all-time goal record to help defeat Napoli and advance from Group F to the round of 16.

        Sergio Aguero broke Man City's all-time goal record to help defeat Napoli and advance from Group F to the round of 16. 
            
        Steve Nicol believes Manchester City are currently the team to beat in the UEFA Champions League and are his favourite to win it all. 

NAPLES, Italy -- Sergio Aguero says Manchester City are not setting any limits after his record-breaking goal helped them into the Champions League's round of 16.
Aguero scored his 178th goal in the 4-2 win over Serie A leaders Napoli to become the club's record all-time goal scorer -- breaking Eric Brook's 78-year record.
As well as advancing to the knockout stages with a 100 percent record, City are five points clear at the top of the Premier League, and Aguero told reporters after breaking the...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/manchester-city/story/3255531/sergio-aguero-no-limit-to-what-manchester-city-can-achieve


How far can McTominay go at Man United?

After Scott McTominay's outing against Benfica, Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes chew over his potential at Manchester United.
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/english-premier-league/23/video/3255766/how-far-can-mctominay-go-at-man-united

Trending: Tottenham deepen Real Madrid misery; Man City beat Napoli


Real Madrid suffer their first group stage loss since 2012 at the hands of Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.

        Real Madrid suffer their first group stage loss since 2012 at the hands of Tottenham at Wembley Stadium. 
            
        The ESPN FC panel break down one of Tottenham's biggest ever wins, as Spurs exposed Real Madrid to having serious issues throughout their squad. 

Thursday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ...

REAL MADRID: Tottenham Hotspur booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 3-1 win over Real Madrid.
- Zinedine Zidane said Real Madrid team must "keep their heads" in this "bad moment."

Mario Gotze struggled to make sense of a difficult, disappointing night for Borussia Dortmund. On the one hand, a 1-1 home draw with APOEL of Nicosia was nothing less than a huge embarrassment and sporting disaster. "We have two points after four games in the Champions League," the BVB midfielder told reporters at the Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday. "There's no point in putting a nice gloss on that. That's not the level we aspire to."

At the same time, Peter Bosz's team had created more than...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/uefa-champions-league/2/blog/post/3255660/mario-gotze-return-a-bright-spot-amid-borussia-dortmund-struggles


Pulisic, Gotze remain positive despite Apoel draw

Christian Pulisic and Mario Gotze reflect on Dortmund's disappointing draw versus Apoel and what they need to fix against Bayern.
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/uefa-champions-league/2/video/3255657/pulisic-gotze-remain-positive-despite-apoel-draw

Pochettino's Tottenham must learn lessons and build after Madrid glory


The ESPN FC crew discuss Tottenham's superb win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.

        The ESPN FC crew discuss Tottenham's superb win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.
            
        The ESPN FC crew discuss Tottenham's superb win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.
            
        The ESPN FC crew discuss Tottenham's superb win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.
            
        The ESPN FC crew discuss Tottenham's superb win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.
            
        The ESPN FC crew discuss Tottenham's superb win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.

As Tottenham fans "Ole'd" every pass, revelling in Real Madrid's humiliation, thoughts drifted back to the last time Spurs had hosted the European champions. White Hart Lane rather than Wembley was the setting for Inter Milan's visit in November 2010 but then, just as now, Spurs sent a message to Europe with a seismic 3-1 win. Then, it was Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, now of Real, who came of age and on Wednesday it was Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier & Co.
The win over Inter was Tottenham's...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/club/tottenham-hotspur/367/blog/post/3255637/pochettino-tottenham-must-learn-lessons-and-build-after-tormenting-madrid


Ronaldo on form: Google 'Cristiano goals'

When questioned on his scoring form, Cristiano Ronaldo reminds critics that they can find his goals on Google.
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/uefa-champions-league/2/video/3255616/ronaldo-on-form-google-cristiano-goals

Guardiola: Man City had 'to suffer' during Napoli win

Pep Guardiola praises Manchester City's response to going behind and outlasting Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo.
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/uefa-champions-league/2/video/3255611/guardiola-man-city-had-to-suffer-during-napoli-win

Sevilla president wants full stadium against Liverpool for 'big football party'


Sevilla sit second in their Champions League group after beating Spartak Moscow.
Sevilla president Jose Castro has appealed to fans to come out in force when the club host Liverpool in the Champions League on Nov. 21.
The Spanish outfit beat Spartak Moscow 2-1 on Wednesday with 38,002 spectators at their 42,714-capacity Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.
Sevilla's second win in the competition this season has left them second in Group E, one point adrift of leaders Liverpool with two games remaining.
The Andalusian club host Liverpool, who won 3-0 at home to Maribor on Wednesday,...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/sevilla-fc/story/3255553/sevilla-president-wants-full-stadium-against-liverpool-for-big-football-party

Vote: Are Aguero, Alli, El Shaarawy, Kurzawa, Proto the UCL stars?


Relive the best moments from Wednesday's Champions League action, headlined by Tottenham's win over Real Madrid.

        Relive the best moments from Wednesday's Champions League action, headlined by Tottenham's win over Real Madrid.
            
        Relive the best moments from Wednesday's Champions League action, headlined by Tottenham's win over Real Madrid.
            
        Relive the best moments from Wednesday's Champions League action, headlined by Tottenham's win over Real Madrid.
            
        Relive the best moments from Wednesday's Champions League action, headlined by Tottenham's win over Real Madrid.

Another round of UEFA Champions League fixtures has come and gone, leaving us with a number of memorable performances during the fourth week of the group stage.
There's no denying that Tottenham Hotspur made a statement with a 3-0 victory against Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium that left them top of Group H. Sergio Aguero also celebrated when he set a Manchester City club record with his added-time goal against Napoli.
But there were some curious results, too, such as Atletico Madrid's draw against...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/uefa-champions-league/2/blog/post/3255504/vote-aguero-alli-el-shaarawy-kurzawa-proto-the-stars-of-ucl-matchday-4


Ian Wright: 'Frightening prospect' for Arsenal fans to see Tottenham flourish


Real Madrid suffer their first group stage loss since 2012 at the hands of Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.

        Mauricio Pochettino spoke after his side's victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League and explained why he believes his side are one of the best teams in Europe. 
            
        The FC pundits talk how Mauricio Pochettino, without the use of the transfer market, was able to get Tottenham in a position to pull off a big win over Real Madrid. 

Arsenal legend Ian Wright said it is a "frightening prospect" to see Tottenham flourish under Mauricio Pochettino, and admitted he felt jealous after seeing Spurs beat Real Madrid 3-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Wright, who trails only Thierry Henry on the list of Arsenal's record goal scorers, was among the Gunners faithful who looked on at Tottenham's impressive win with a sense of unease.
As Arsenal get ready to play Red Star Belgrade in Europe's second-tier competition, the Europa...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/arsenal/story/3255496/ian-wright-frightening-prospect-for-arsenal-fans-to-see-tottenham-flourish


Manchester City record breaker Sergio Aguero the club's best ever


ESPN FC's Steve Nicol says Manchester City are Champions League favourites.
There was always the sense among Manchester City fans they were witnessing the start of something special when Sergio Aguero scored his first goal for the club, eight minutes after joining the action in the 4-0 win over Swansea in 2011. Nevertheless, few could have imagined the six-year journey they were about to go on with the striker.
Then 23, Aguero was far from his prime. It seems uncouth to call him a raw talent at that time, since finishing from pretty much every position in City's attacking...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/club/manchester-city/382/blog/post/3255489/manchester-city-record-breaker-sergio-aguero-the-clubs-best-ever

Dele Alli: Beating Real Madrid win proves Tottenham are among the best


Real Madrid suffer their first group stage loss since 2012 at the hands of Tottenham at Wembley Stadium.

        Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino feels Spurs' 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League shows his side is capable of competing with the best in the world. 
            
        Cristiano Ronaldo discussed Madrid's defeat to Tottenham and accepted that the squad is weaker without Morata, James and Pepe. 
            
        The FC pundits talk how Mauricio Pochettino, without the use of the transfer market, was able to get Tottenham in a position to pull off a big win over Real Madrid. 
            
        The ESPN FC panel break down one of Tottenham's biggest ever wins, as Spurs exposed Real Madrid to having serious issues throughout their squad. 

LONDON -- Dele Alli believes Tottenham are now among Europe's elite after the 3-1 win over Real Madrid and says the final step for the club is to find consistency.
Alli scored twice and started the move leading to Christian Eriksen's third goal as Spurs secured a place in the Champions League round-of-16 and inflicted a first group-stage defeat on Real since October 2012.
Afterwards, Mauricio Pochettino said Spurs are now among the best teams in Europe and Alli echoed his manager, saying: "I'd like...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/tottenham-hotspur/story/3255486/dele-alli-beating-real-madrid-win-proves-tottenham-are-among-the-best


Pochettino: Closing in on 'dream' of winning UCL

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino feels Spurs' 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League shows his side is capable of competing with the best in the world.
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/uefa-champions-league/2/video/3255454/pochettino-closing-in-on-dream-of-winning-ucl

Dele Alli and Sergio Aguero light up Champions League Best XI


The ESPN FC crew discuss Tottenham's landmark win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.

        The ESPN FC crew discuss Tottenham's landmark win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.
            
        The ESPN FC crew discuss Tottenham's landmark win over Real Madrid in the Champions League.

With the fourth games in the group stage complete, Nick Ames picks the best Champions League XI -- with Tottenham and Manchester City having a few to celebrate.
Do you agree? Have your say in the comments below.

        ESPN FC's Champions League Team of the Week.

Goalkeeper: Silvio Proto (Olympiakos)
Olympiakos shut out Barcelona on an historic night for the Greek side and it owed plenty to their 34-year-old goalkeeper. Proto denied Lionel Messi three times in the first half alone, although he was fortunate after the break to see him shoot uncharacteristically...
Source: http://www.espnfc.com/uefa-champions-league/2/blog/post/3255453/dele-alli-and-sergio-aguero-light-up-champions-league-best-xi


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