Football Crosswords: Champions League Challenge

To celebrate a thrilling round of semi-final first legs in the Champions League, we’ve dedicated this week’s football crossword to European football’s elite club competition. So if you think you know your PSGs and your PSVs, come with us on another puzzle adventure!


Clues Across

6    Man United’s sole scorer in their 3-1 Final defeat to Barcelona at Wembley in 2011 (6)

7    He scored for Juventus against his old club Real in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final (6)

9    French defender at Barcelona (7)

10  Which Italian team won the 2010 Champions League Final? (5)

11   Cameroonian who scored in both the 2006 and 2009 Final helping Barcelona beat Arsenal and Man United respectively (4)

12  Real Madrid midfielder who made his Champions League debut back in 2008 for Bayern (5)

16  Levski _ , Group A whipping boys in the 2006–07 Champions League (5)

17  Champions League organizers (4)

21 _ time, when the 1992 Barcelona v Sampdoria final was decided by a Ronald Koeman strike (5)

22 Argentine forward at PSG, formerly with Napoli (7)

23 Dutch midfielder twice sent off during Juventus’s 2001/2002 Champions League campaign (6)

24 He captained Dortmund to a 3–1 win over Juventus in the 1997 Champions League Final (6)



Clues Down

1    Skill required when receiving a pass (7)

2    Champions League regulars currently managed by AVB (5)

3    BATE _ , they lost 5 of 6 group games in this season’s Champions League (7)

4    Brazil defender at Bayern (5)

5    His opener in Rome in December helped put Man City into the knockout stages (5)

6    Welshman who scored twice in Arsenal’s 4-1 mauling of Galatasaray in December (6)

8    Former boss who suffered an unhappy return to the Nou Camp on Wednesday (9)

13  Messi overtook him as Champions League all-time top goalscorer on Wednesday night (7)

14  Bernabeu forward who netted his 42nd Champions League goal in March against Schalke (7)

15 _ Hernandez, his late goal knocked Atletico out of April’s all-Madrid quarter-final (6)

18 David O’Leary led them to the Champions League semis in 2001 (5)

19 _ McManaman, he scored in Real’s 3-0 defeat of Valencia in the 2000 Final (5)

20 Mr Grant, he took Chelsea to the Champions League Final in 2008 (5)


Answers to this week’s crossword puzzle will pop in a random article within the next few days or so. So be on the look out for ’em!


Created by Aleric Linden

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