Champions League: Salah, Liverpool oust Milan; Atleti win, Messi brace


Atletico Madrid snapped up one of the few remaining spaces in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds on Tuesday, which otherwise saw plenty of business as usual.

Liverpool defied AC Milan’s hopes to reach the knockout rounds, while Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, and Real Madrid all won their matches.

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Sheriff Tiraspol, Borussia Dortmund, Porto and RB Leipzig are all through, Leipzig scoring a minor upset with a win over 10-man and already-through Manchester City in Germany.

The final day of the UCL group stage is Wednesday, when four of Barcelona, Benfica, Villarreal, Atalanta, Lille, Red Bull Salzburg, Sevilla, and Wolfsburg will seal their spots alongside Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Ajax, Sporting Lisbon, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Juventus.

AC Milan 1-2 Liverpool

Desperation wasn’t enough to tip the scale for the Italian hosts, and AC Milan is out of European competition.

The Milanese side went up 1-0 but conceded twice to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who finish the group stage a perfect 6-0 after the win.

Ex-Chelsea man Fikayo Tomori put Milan in front but in-form Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi struck either side of halftime to boost the Reds in front.

The loss coupled with Porto’s loss to Atletico Madrid, means that AC Milan will miss out on the Europa League, not a huge loss if the increased focus on Serie A helps push it forward toward a title.

Porto 1-3 Atletico Madrid

Both sides finished with 10 men as Yannick Carrasco saw straight red in the 67th minute with Atleti up 1-0, and Wendell met him with a straight red of his own in the 70th.

Antoine Griezmann had put Atleti ahead and he assisted Angel Correa’s 90th-minute goal to double the advantage. Rodrigo de Paul put the match to bed two minutes later before Sergio Oliveira bagged a 96th minute consolation penalty.

So those hoping for a final 16 without Diego Simeone’s fierce men will be sorely disappointed, but at least it will be at least a round before we have to see Liverpool vs Atleti again!

Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 Club Brugge

Kylian Mbappe scored twice in the first seven minutes and assisted Lionel Messi before halftime, Messi converted a late penalty as PSG cruised to victory.

That’s not to say Club Brugge didn’t put forth an effort, taking 15 shots to PSG’s 17 and holding 40 percent of the ball, but PSG had this done and dusted fairly early.

The front three of Messi, Mbappe, and Angel Di Maria combined for nine key passes in the win. They are good at this sport.

We’re going to guess the scouting report on Messi isn’t, “Let him drive toward the arc with his left foot a very good and open option for him.”


Ajax 4-2 Sporting Lisbon

Both teams were already through but Ajax completed a perfect group stage in style as Sebastien Haller, Antony, David Neres, and Steven Berghuis all scored in the win, with Nuno Santos and Bruno Tabala netting for the visitors.

Borussia Dortmund 5-0 Besiktas

BVB led 1-0 through Donyell Malen when Welington was sent off for the visitors. Marco Reus and Erling Haaland then had braces the rest of the way, Haaland’s coming in a 22-minute substitute appearance, as BVB enters the Europa League with something positive.

Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Sheriff Tiraspol

A nice path to the UEL for Sheriff, who went down 1-0 through Fernando — not that one — but scored in stoppage time as Boban Nikolov helped grease the pathway to their next tournament.

Real Madrid 2-0 Inter Milan

A rare Toni Kroos goal but Real ahead and Nicolo Barella took a straight red card in the 64th minute before Real put a flourish on its group win through Marco Asensio’s 79th-minute goal.

When is the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place? When are the USWNT playing?


This summer, Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Women’s World Cup takes place every four years and the United States is the two-time defending champions, having won the tournament in both 2015 and 2019.

When is the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup?

This year’s tournament will span one month, with the first matches being played on Thursday, July 20. The final will be held on Sunday, August 20 and will played at Stadium Australia in Sydney, which has a capacity of 83,500 and hosted both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2000 Olympic Games.

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When does the United States play?

The United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) has a chance to become the first team to win three consecutive Women’s World Cups. This year, the USWNT has been drawn into Group E alongside the Netherlands, Portugal and Vietnam. The United States’ schedule for the group stage is below:

  • Friday, July 21 (9:00pm ET): USA vs. Vietnam
  • Wednesday, July 26 (9:00pm ET): USA vs. Netherlands
  • Tuesday, August 1 (3:00am ET): USA vs. Portugal

2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup schedule, start time, dates, how to watch live

  • When: July 20 to August 20
  • Location: Australia and New Zealand
  • TV channels en Español: Telemundo, Universo, Peacock
  • Streaming en Español: Peacock

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USWNT release 2023 World Cup jerseys


The USWNT 2023 World Cup jerseys have arrived and the Stars and Stripes will certainly stand out from the crowd at the tournament in Australia and New Zealand this summer.

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Vlatko Andonovski’s side are going for a third-straight World Cup title, something which has never been achieved in the history of the men’s and women’s game.

Led by Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn, this USWNT side have so much experience but there are also exciting young talents coming through with Mallory Swanson and Trinity Rodman excelling in recent months.

Below is a closer look at the the new USWNT 2023 World Cup jerseys, with the away kit also to be worn by the USMNT.

USWNT 2023 World Cup jerseys

U.S. Soccer say that the inspiration for the jerseys are “from abstract expressionism, an international art movement that started in the 1940s in New York and shifted the art epicenter from Europe to the U.S., similar to what the USA team has done for women’s soccer.”

They add there is “a custom USA ‘signature'” as the “bespoke mark is hand painted with ink on paper, and is a nod to the abstract expressionism movement, where each artist would sign their painting. Lastly, the USA’s inner pride mark celebrates the USWNT’s four Women’s World Cup championships in 1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019.”

When it comes to the home kit, U.S. Soccer say it is “an unexpected take on the tradition of wearing white at home and features a bespoke drip paint technique pattern. Highlighting the energy of the USWNT and how they are diverse players and personalities, but always united, the action painting method pattern features a distinctive placement, making every single jersey unique.”

Courtesy: US Soccer

For the blue away kit, which will be worn by both the USWNT and USMNT, there are “bespoke stars and stripe print on the sleeve cuffs – a diagonal stripe with intersecting stars – and a neckline that also features red blades, formed to look like the tip of stars.”

They add that those shapes are “subtle, patriotic nods to the hidden shapes that are inspired by abstract expressionism art.”

Courtesy: US Soccer

Here is a look at both USWNT World Cup jerseys in a little more detail, plus the USMNT showing off their new away kits.

Women’s World Cup: USWNT results at each tournament


This summer, Australia and New Zealand will serve as joint-hosts of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This is the ninth edition of the Women’s World Cup, which takes place every four years.

How many Women’s World Cups has the United States won?

The United States Women’s National Team is the two-time defending World Cup champions and is the most successful team in the history of the tournament. Overall, the USWNT has won four of the first eight Women’s World Cups, while they have never finished worse than third place.

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When has the United States won the Women’s World Cup?

The USWNT has won four World Cups: 1991, 1999, 2015 and 2019. They won the inaugural Women’s World Cup in 1991, beating Norway in the final behind two goals from Michelle Akers. The USWNT won as the host nation in 1999, beating China on penalty kicks in the final at the Rose Bowl, with Brandi Chastain scoring the game-winning penalty.

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The United States enters this summer’s tournament as the two-time defending champions as they look to become the first team, male or female, to win three straight World Cups. The U.S. defeated Japan in the 2015 final, winning 5-2 behind a hat trick from Carli Lloyd in the game’s opening 16 minutes. In 2019, the U.S. won 2-0 against the Netherlands in the final behind goals from Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle.

United States Women’s National Team: World Cup Results

1991: Champions (won vs. Norway in final)

1995: Third place (lost vs. Norway in semifinals)

1999: Champions (won vs. China in final)

2003: Third place (lost vs. Germany in semifinals)

2007: Third Place (lost vs. Brazil in semifinals)

2011: Runners-up (lost vs. Japan in final)

2015: Champions (won vs. Japan in final)

2019: Champions (won vs. Netherlands in final)

2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup schedule, start time, dates, how to watch live

  • When: July 20 to August 20
  • Location: Australia and New Zealand
  • TV channels en Español: Telemundo, Universo, Peacock
  • Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)

Follow along with ProSoccerTalk for the latest news, scores, storylines, and updates surrounding the 2023 World Cup, and be sure to subscribe to NBC Sports on YouTube!

Manchester City vs Inter Milan: How to watch Champions League Final, odds, predictions


Manchester City is on the chase for a historic treble and standing in the way is Inter Milan, one of Europe’s precious few clubs to claim such an honor.

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The Premier League winners three times running have an FA Cup under their belt after beating Manchester United on June 3 and the final jewel in their treble crown awaits with a win in Istanbul on June 10.

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Pep Guardiola could lead a second club to a treble after he did it with Barcelona in 2008-09, and they would give heated rivals United domestic company on the treble stage right down the road.

Guardiola says it’s now okay to talk about the treble. We agree, and we’ve laid out why the achievement is so special after the jump.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Inter Milan.

How to watch Manchester City vs Inter Milan live, stream link and start time

Dates: 3pm ET June 10, 2023
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How to watch: TUDN, Paramount+

What Premier League clubs have won the treble?

Manchester United won the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in 1998-99.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils are the lone Premier League club to win it.

That’s it. For now.

How many times has the treble been won?

Nine times in history has a team won its domestic league, top domestic cup, and the European Cup.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona have each done it twice, with Bayern doing it in 2012-13 and 2019-20 and Barca pulling it off in 2008-09 and 2014-15.

Celtic was the first to win a treble, doing it in 1966-67, while Ajax was the next in 1971-72.

PSV Eindhoven then won it in 1987-88 before Man United made it happen 11 years later. Inter Milan is the only Italian team to pull it off, winning in 2009-10.


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Man City (-250) vs Inter Milan (+625) | Draw over 120 mins (+380)

Over 2.5 goals (-160). Under 2.5 goals (+110)

Champions League Final predictions

Joe Prince-Wright: Man City 2-1 Inter Milan
Andy Edwards: Man City 3-1 Inter Milan
Nick Mendola: Man City 2-0 Inter Milan

Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup options


Inter Milan team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Joaquin Correa. OUT: Dalbert.