Leipzig ‘keeper Gulacsi relishes Tottenham test

Having joined RB Leipzig when they were still in Germany’s second
division, Peter Gulacsi has seen the club grow from Bundesliga new boys
and on to a first appearance in the Champions League knock-out stage.

The
Hungarian goalkeeper is relishing Wednesday’s last 16, first leg when
the ambitious eastern German club, bankrolled by energy drinks giants
Red Bull, face last season’s beaten finalists Tottenham Hotspur in
London.

Simeone praises Klopp’s ‘great’ Liverpool side

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone heaped
praise on Liverpool ahead of their Champions League last 16, first leg
tie, saying they will go down in history for their form this season.

Liverpool
return to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, scene of June’s Champions
League triumph over Tottenham Hotspur, unbeaten in the Premier League
after 26 games.

Atletico, meanwhile, have endured a stuttering
season in La Liga, where they sit fourth and are locked in a battle to
qualify for next season’s competition.

“I
remember Klopp’s (Borussia) Dortmund, who are similar to Liverpool.
They have that competitiveness, but the players they have mean they play
in a different way,” said Simeone.

Neville expects City to win appeal against ‘hopeless’ Uefa

Gary Neville has backed Manchester City to
win an appeal against a two-season ban from European competition imposed
by a “hopeless” Uefa.

European football’s governing body
announced on Friday that City has been banned from continental
competition for two seasons for what Uefa said were “serious” financial
fair-play breaches between 2012 and 2016.

English Premier League
champions City, who were also fined 30 million euros ($32.5 million),
responded quickly to say they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration
for Sport (CAS).

And former Manchester United defender Neville believes City’s legal challenge will prove successful.

“I
think City will beat Uefa. Uefa, I have no faith in them whatsoever,”
Sky Sports pundit Neville told the broadcaster on Monday.