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Meet USMNT Midfielder Malik Tillman

The U.S. Men’s National Team has one of the youngest groups heading to the World Cup and the arrival of Malik Tillman makes them even younger.

Born in Germany, Tillman spent years at Bayern Munich in their academy before turning pro. The 20-year-old shined with Bayern II before briefly making appearances with the senior team.

That led to Tillman pursuing more minutes and he ended up moving to Scottish side Rangers in 2022 on loan.

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Since joining Rangers, Tillman has become an important part of their attack and helped them reach the UEFA Champions League.

The biggest news of all though came in May when Tillman and U.S. Soccer revealed he would be joining the USMNT. Players are allowed to complete a one-time switch based on eligibility rules through FIFA. He’s considered a dual national based on his father, who is an American.

Tillman presents a lot of good things for the future of the U.S. midfield, which already has Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, and Tyler Adams.

The young attacking midfielder is skilled on the ball and although it’s too early to say if he can be a regular goal scorer he seems to have a knack for finishing.

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Tillman was on fire with Bayern’s Under 19 squad, where he scored 13 goals that season.

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His big frame and versatility allow him to play in a variety of roles in the midfield, albeit many of them are higher up the pitch.

While at Bayern, Julian Nagelsmann considered Tillman to be a striker and often played as a No. 9 with the club.

That presents a lot of opportunities for him going forward if he can continue to find the back of the net because Tillman is truly a well-rounded player.

With the World Cup on the horizon, we haven’t heard the last of Malik Tillman and he could play a major role off the bench in Qatar.

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Meet Ajax Sensation Mohammed Kudus

Ajax is always a hub for up-and-coming talent and Mohammed Kudus could be the club’s next big export.

Over the past few months, the Dutch side has offloaded several massive players including Antony, Lisandro Martinez, and Sebastien Haller. While the club may have lost those key figures and more though, they’ve quickly summoned a new pool of talents.

Early in the season, none have been more important than Kudus.

The 22-year-old has come out and lit up the Ajax attack to start this campaign with seven goals in all competitions.

He’s an energetic player that’s capable of playing in various roles centrally, most notably as an attacking midfielder.

Kudus has tremendous pace and balance with the ball, which allows him to take on defenders seamlessly.

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Kudus may have a smaller frame, but he’s quite strong and able to fend off defenders with his low center of gravity. He’ll surely be a player to watch this season and beyond at Ajax, especially heading into a significant World Cup with Ghana.

Kudus leads the way as one of the younger talents for the Black Stars as they prepare to compete in Qatar. Ghana will feature in Group H alongside Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea.

Mohammed Kudus has all the traits necessary to become an elite attacking midfielder and this season could really propel him towards the next major step in his career.

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These Are the 7 Best USMNT Jerseys to Wear For the World Cup

The World Cup kicks off in less than two months and we’re looking at the best USMNT jerseys to wear during the competition. The Americans will head to Qatar this November and will be joined by 31 of the best footballing nations in the world.

Manager Gregg Berhalter and the U.S. will feature in Group B alongside England, Iran and Wales.

Throughout the years, the USMNT has had some incredible stars ranging from Brian McBride to Landon Donovan to Clint Dempsey.

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This current crop of stars features a younger generation of players like Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams, and Giovanni Reyna.

The Americans debuted their new kits on Friday in a defeat against Japan and that got us thinking about previous USMNT jerseys.

Today, ONE37pm takes a look at the best USMNT jerseys fans should be wearing ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

1. ‘The Waldo’ 2013 Gold Cup
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Most people know exactly what you’re talking about when they hear ‘Where’s Waldo?’ and this kit delivered big time.

The USMNT ran these out at the 2013 Concacaf Gold Cup, where they defeated Panama in the final.

In a lot of ways the horizontal stripes are quite simple but this kit delivered for many fans.

2. ‘The Denim’ 1994 World Cup
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The jean-washed kits from the 1994 World Cup remain a fan favorite to this day.

Alexi Lalas. John Harkes. Eric Wynalda.

The ’94 crew became stars after making it out of the group stage on home turf at the World Cup before falling to Brazil.

3. ‘The Bomb Pop’ 2014 World Cup
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The 2014 World Cup saw the Americans get out of the group stage after a tough draw.

Their ‘Bomb Pop’ kits were quite a hit with the visual appeal of the bright red throughout the jerseys. The jerseys took inspiration from the famous ice pops that are bought every summer from ice cream trucks.

4. ‘The Reverse Waldo’ 2017 Gold Cup
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For those that loved the ‘Where’s Waldo?’ kits, meet the reverse version of the jerseys.

These kits are quite appealing with the red and blue color scheme.

The Americans wore them primarily at the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup, where the USMNT took the gold by beating Jamaica.

5. ‘The Retro Sash’ 2010 World Cup
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Think Miss America but on a football kit.

‘The Blue Sash’ became an iconic jersey for the Americans after dramatically making it out of the group stage.

Landon Donovan scored the winning goal to beat Algeria in their final group stage match.

6. ‘The Pinstripes’ 2007 Copa America
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It’s only right that the Americans wore pinstripes at the 2007 Copa America.

These jerseys had a very clean appearance with vertical blue and white stripes.

Clint Dempsey. Landon Donovan. Eddie Johnson. The Americans were loaded with attacking talent at the time.

7. 2002 World Cup
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On the surface, these jerseys appeared quite simple but the colors on the side panels made the kit pop.

The 2002 men’s team was one of the best American teams in their history.

They reached the World Cup quarterfinals and honestly could’ve gone further.

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Breaking Down Every Match on the Qatar World Cup Schedule

The biggest competition in sports is right around the corner and ONE37pm is looking at the Qatar World Cup schedule. The 2022 World Cup will take place at eight stadiums across Qatar, including two venues in Doha and three in Al Rayyan.

32 of the best nations in football will look to take home the title following France’s World Cup triumph four years ago in Russia.

Kylian Mbappe and Les Bleus are back and expected to be one of the favorites once again in Qatar with a revamped squad.

Meanwhile, Argentina, Brazil, England and Portugal will be amongst the betting favorites that look to dethrone the champions.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Qatar World Cup schedule and where to watch the matches.

How Can I Watch the World Cup?
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Fans in the United States can watch matches on various platforms, but all games will be televised on FOX and FS1 in English. Games will also be available in Spanish via Telemundo and NBC Universo.

Additionally, Tubi, FuboTV, and other streaming networks will have World Cup matches available.

What Are the World Cup Groups?
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  • Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
  • Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
  • Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
  • Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
  • Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
  • Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
  • Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
  • Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
When Does the World Cup Begin?
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The World Cup kicks off on November 20 and runs through December.

The first match will be played between host nation Qatar and Ecuador on Nov. 20 before other teams follow suit. On most match days, four games will be played.

Matches will typically be separated into four-time slots with 5 a.m. EST being the earliest. That will be followed by 8 a.m. EST, 11 a.m. EST and 2 p.m. EST.

Group Stage Matches

Sunday November 20

Group A: Qatar vs. Ecuador (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Monday November 21

Group B: England vs. Iran (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8 a.m. ET)

Group A: Senegal vs. Netherlands (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11 a.m. ET)

Group B: USA vs. Wales (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Tuesday November 22

Group C: Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 5 a.m. ET)

Group D: Denmark vs. Tunisia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8 a.m. ET)

Group C: Mexico vs. Poland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 11 a.m. ET)

Group D: France vs. Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Wednesday November 23

Group F: Morocco vs. Croatia (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 5 a.m. ET)

Group E: Germany vs. Japan (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8 a.m. ET)

Group E: Spain vs. Costa Rica (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11 a.m. ET)

Group F: Belgium vs. Canada (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Thursday November 24

Group G: Switzerland vs. Cameroon (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 5 a.m. ET)

Group H: Uruguay vs. South Korea (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8 a.m. ET)

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Group H: Portugal vs. Ghana (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 11 a.m. ET)

Group G: Brazil vs. Serbia (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Friday November 25

Group B: Wales vs. Iran (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5 a.m. ET)

Group A: Qatar vs. Senegal (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8 a.m. ET)

Group A: Netherlands vs. Ecuador (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 11 a.m. ET)

Group B: England vs. USA (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Saturday November 26

Group C: Tunisia vs. Australia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 5 a.m. ET)

Group C: Poland vs. Saudi Arabia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8 a.m. ET)

Group D: France vs. Denmark (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 11 a.m. ET)

Group C: Argentina vs. Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Sunday November 27

Group E: Japan vs. Costa Rica (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5 a.m. ET)

Group F: Belgium vs. Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8 a.m. ET)

Group F: Croatia vs. Canada (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 11 a.m. ET)

Group E: Spain vs. Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Monday November 28

Group G: Cameroon vs. Serbia (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 5 a.m. ET)

Group G: South Korea vs. Ghana (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 8 a.m. ET)

Group H: Brazil vs. Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 11 a.m. ET)

Group H: Portugal vs. Uruguay (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 2 a.m. ET)

Tuesday November 29

Group A: Netherlands vs Qatar (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 3pm)

Group A: Ecuador vs Senegal (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)

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Group B: Wales vs England (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm)

Group B: Iran vs USA (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm)

Wednesday November 30

Group D: Australia vs Denmark (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 3pm)
Group D: Tunisia vs France (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm)
Group C: Poland vs Argentina (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7pm)
Group C: Saudi Arabia vs Mexico (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm)

Thursday December 1

Group F: Croatia vs. Belgium (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5 a.m. ET)

Group F: Canada vs. Morocco (Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 8 a.m. ET)

Group E: Costa Rica vs. Germany (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 11 a.m. ET)

Group E: Japan vs. Spain (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Friday, December 2

Group G: South Korea vs. Portugal (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 5 a.m. ET)

Group G: Ghana vs. Uruguay (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 8 a.m. ET)

Group H: Serbia vs. Switzerland (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 11 a.m. ET)

Group H: Cameroon vs. Brazil (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Round of 16

Saturday December 3

Winners of Group A vs. Runners-up of Group B (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10 a.m. ET)

Winners of Group C vs. Runners-up of Group D (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Sunday December 4

Winners of Group D vs. Runners-up of Group C (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 10 a.m. ET)

Winners of Group B vs. Runners-up of Group A (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Monday December 5

Winners of Group E vs. Runners-up of Group F (Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 10 a.m. ET)

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Winners of Group G vs. Runners-up of Group H (Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Tuesday December 6

Winners of Group F vs. Runners-up of Group E (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10 a.m. ET)

Winners of Group H vs. Runners-up of Group G (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Quarterfinals

Friday December 9

Winners of 53 vs. Winners of 54 (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10 a.m. ET)

Winners of 49 vs. Winners of 50 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; 2 p.m. ET)

Saturday December 10

Winners of 55 vs. Winners of 56 (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; kick-off 10 a.m. ET)

Winners of 51 vs. Winners of 52 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Semifinals

Tuesday December 13

Winners of 57 vs. Winners of 58 (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 2 p.m.)

Wednesday December 14

Winners of 59 vs. Winners of 60 (Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 2 p.m. ET)

Saturday December 17

Third place play-off (Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10 a.m. ET)

Final

Sunday December 18

World Cup final (Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 10 a.m. ET)

Let us know which matches you have earmarked now that the Qatar World Cup schedule is finalized.

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AC Momento Could be Football’s Next Auction House

Football is a sport steeped in culture and passion which is why fans are constantly looking for ways to get involved. That’s where AC Momento comes in.

For years, supporters have been seeking opportunities to get their hands on match-worn kits and other memorabilia. Secondary marketplaces have often dominated those bids and sparked huge prices.

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It’s nearly impossible to get your hands on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo gear without breaking the bank.

AC Momento has a new way of doing business though and it’s an exciting step for die-hard supporters looking to secure gear.

Founder and CEO John Brennan is committed to offering a new platform that gives fans the chance not only to find more affordable options worn by their favorite players but also to ensure that they’re authentic.

“I think the biggest thing for us is knowing the authenticity is there and priding ourselves on the fact that our users will be satisfied,” Brennan told ONE37pm.

“Match-worn items are a completely different ball game when you’re shelling out big bucks. I’d buy something from other secondary markets and you’d get these companies authenticating them that you’ve never heard of.

“Sometimes you’d get lucky but there were definitely times where I’d get burned.”

The company has kickstarted its endeavors with four significant European clubs, AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Benfica, and Sevilla.

On Thursday, Momento announced it’s teaming up with NWSL side Angel City FC ahead of their match against the San Diego Wave.

With the partnership, Angel City will use the money towards their Player 22 Future Program.

The initiative is designed to help former NWSL players start their careers in sports beyond the pitch.

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Meanwhile, Momento has major relationships with star players like Cesc Fabregas, Dani Alves, and Gerard Pique to show off their own kit collections.

“This just felt like an area with so much room for growth and opportunity,” Brennan said. “We wanted to build something where we could work directly with clubs, who are important stakeholders.

“But then we also wanted to get with the players. Ultimately, fans love their clubs but the sport is increasingly being driven by people following the players they enjoy watching.”

AC Momento isn’t a secondary market for kits, but instead a marketplace that allows passionate supporters to bid in real-time during matches.

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For example, a Milan fan could bid on a Rafael Leao kit during Serie A or UEFA Champions League games.

Supporters are offered an allotment of time to place bids during and after matches and then bids close and you have a choice of how to proceed.

Every match-worn kit includes a certificate of authenticity, is documented with professional photographs, and is shipped out accordingly.

Momento also hopes to live up to its name by providing in-depth details about the match when a supporter makes a purchase.

“I’ve gotten pieces of memorabilia before and you hang them on the wall and the COA is just in a folder in your closet,” Brennan said. “In 2022, it makes more sense to get badges on your phone through the marketplace.

“Down the road, we could pursue a secondary market and that will make transactions easier by knowing when and where the kits came from.”

Another concept Brennan is hyped about is the involvement of players and featuring their own collections.

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Athletes often have massive collections of their own memorabilia or from others that they’ve acquired over the years.

AC Momento hopes to connect footballers with fans more by unlocking their personal collections in the event that they want to offload items.

“The idea of buying a shirt directly from a player from their collection is like the art world,” Brennan said. “It’s very exciting the opportunities that can arise down the road.”

For more about AC Momento and how football fans can get involved, please visit their website.

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Meet Ajax Striker Brian Brobbey

Ajax lost seven key starters from last season, yet the club is thriving again in 2022 because of players like Brian Brobbey.

Whenever a squad loses its manager, top goal scorer, playmaker, and various key pieces it’s typically not a recipe for success.

The Eredivisie champions are just built different though.

For years, Ajax has become a hub for youth talent, bringing big names into the sport that have gone on to many other massive European clubs.

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Wesley Sneijder, Luis Suarez, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were just a few players that shined for Ajax back in the day.

More recently, Antony, Frenkie de Jong, and Mathijs de Ligt have been sold for big bucks and that money has been reinvested in the club.

This season, the Dutch side is off to a perfect start both in domestic and European competition, and Brobbey has been a huge figure in that equation. The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga but was never really afforded a chance in their attack.

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Brobbey was brought back though and he’s been rewarded early on by new manager Alfred Schreuder. The agile striker is one of four professional footballers in his family, but Brobbey is making the most headlines so far.

Samuel, 22, most recently played for Almere City. Derrick Luckassen, 25, is now on loan in Turkey, while Kevin Luckassen is 27 and also in Turkey playing for Kayserispor. He played a key role for the Netherlands at the 2018 and 2019 editions of the UEFA European U-17 Championships, which his side won.

Given Ajax’s tremendous record of developing players, Brobbey looks to be in store to really break out in 2022 and beyond.

Either out wide or as a more central figure, the 20-year-old has great pace and he’s quite physical.

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Additionally, he’s been clocked as one of the fastest players at Ajax and a former youth coach says he jumps higher than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Brobby offers Ajax a lot of flexibility when it comes to what they do attack wise and they’ll surely be fun to watch all season.

The club’s rich history of producing top talents continues this season and Brian Brobbey is surely a name that fans should remember.

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Who Has the Most UEFA Champions League Titles?

Clubs have returned to the pitch this season and that means several of the biggest sides in Europe are trying to win UEFA Champions League titles.

In the past, many top sides across the continent have hoisted the prestigious trophy, including record holders Real Madrid.

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In fact, the Spanish side is the only one to ever win the Champions League more than 10 times with their amazing 14 titles.

Many usual suspects will be considered amongst the favorites this season, including Madrid, Manchester City, and Barcelona.

Since the Champions League debuted back in 1955 – originally the European Cup – 22 clubs have gone on to win the competition.

As a country, Spain boasts the most titles with 19 combined between Barcelona and Real, while England and Italy trail with 14 and 12, respectively.

Let’s look at the clubs with the most UEFA Champions League titles since the inception of the competition.

Real Madrid (14)
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Titles: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020

Real Madrid boasts 14 Champions League titles, including the first in the history of the competition back in 1956.

Over the years, the club has been graced by many superstars including Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, and more.

Real won last season’s title after defeating Liverpool in the final for the second time in the past five seasons.

AC Milan (7)
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Titles: 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003, 2007

Milan last won the Champions League in 2007 but this is one of the truly historic sides in Europe.

The Rossoneri are back in the competition this season and feature young stars like Rafael Leao and Sandro Tonali.

They’ll certainly have more success in the competition in years to follow with their core of talents.

Bayern Munich (6)
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Titles: 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001, 2013, 2020

Bayern Munich has won three of their six titles since 2000 and they’ve really become a model European side.

For years the club had one of the greatest strikers in the world in Robert Lewandowski before leaving for Barcelona.

Decades prior to his arrival, Gerd Muller helped Bayern achieve all kinds of success across domestic and European football.

Liverpool (6)
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Titles: 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005, 2019

The Reds have been involved in many high-profile matches over recent years.

That includes their 2019 Champions League title against fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Jurgen Klopp’s group fell in last season’s final against Real Madrid in a tightly-contested match.

Barcelona (5)
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Titles: 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015

Barcelona has a retooled squad this season heading into the Champions League.

Their side features superstars like Robert Lewandowski, Ousmane Dembele, and Pedri.

The club’s last Champions League title came in 2015, but they are surely looking towards more in the coming seasons.

Ajax (4)
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Titles: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1995.

Ajax are the most successful Dutch side and one of only three from the Netherlands to ever win the Champions League.

The club has an impressive run in the early 1970s when they won three straight titles, including against Juventus in 1973.

Their most recent win in the competition came back in 1995 after a thrilling 1-0 win over Milan.

Manchester United (3)
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Titles: 1968, 1999, 2008

Man United has had some amazing teams over the years and it’s translated to success in Europe.

Their win over Chelsea in the 2008 final was one of the more memorable finals after Cristiano Ronaldo scored in regular time.

Inter Milan (3)
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Titles: 1964, 1965, 2010

Inter Milan boasted one of the most entertaining sides in 2010 when they defeated Bayern Munich that season.

The club featured huge figures at the time like Samuel Eto’o and defeated Chelsea and Barcelona en route to the final.

Juventus (2)
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Titles: 1985, 1996

Juventus has appeared in many big matches over the years and found plenty of domestic success.

Their triumph over Ajax in the 1996 final was truly must-watch after having the game decided by penalty kicks.

Benfica (2)
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Titles: 1961, 1962

Benfica is beginning to really build up its reputation in Europe with the emergence of many young talents.

That includes young stars like Goncalo Ramos and Enzo Fernandez, who are shining in the attack.

Chelsea (2)
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Titles: 2012, 2021

During the Roman Abramovich era, Chelsea really contended for Champions League on a regular basis.

Their first title came in 2012 after a thrilling win over Bayern Munich on penalties.

Didier Drogba’s game-sealing penalty won it for the Blues and helped put them on the European map.

Nottingham Forest (2)
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Titles: 1979, 1980

Nottingham Forest is back in the Premier League after a long layoff.

The club previously had a lot of success both in the league and Europe before 1980.

That included back-to-back Champions League crowns with wins over Malmo and Hamburg.

Porto (2)
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Titles: 1987, 2004

Porto has been in the mix for European competitions throughout the years, but 2004 was surely their biggest success.

Jose Mourinho helped guide the side to their second Champions League title after knocking off Monaco.

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Kylian Mbappe is Making History at 23

Kylian Mbappe opted to stay at Paris Saint-Germain this summer and the French attacker continues to shine on the biggest stages.

PSG kicked off their 2022/23 UEFA Champions League campaign on Tuesday, so naturally Mbappe stole the spotlight again.

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Mbappe went out and recorded a first-half brace after linking up with Neymar on several occassions.

Entering the match, PSG were favorites. Not just against Juventus, but one of the decisive picks to win this season’s competition.

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Mbappe and Co. showed that they’re formidable against one of Italy’s most historic sides.

Meanwhile, the Frenchman continues to build on his legacy, which already features a World Cup title.

With his brace Tuesday, Mbappe is now tied for 20th all time in Champions League goals with 35.

He’s only 23 years old.

Mbappe has already passed legends like Gerd Muller, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez.

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The sparkling attacker needs just 13 goals to reach the top 10 and at this rate it’s conceivable he could do so in the next two seasons.

When Mbappe made waves this summer by remaining at PSG he was met with massive criticism.

Turning down Real Madrid was viewed as a sin, but Kylian Mbappe is still thriving and seemingly improving with every match.

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Young Talents to Watch in 2022 Champions League

The 2022 UEFA Champions League returns this week with 32 of Europe’s best teams competing for continental supremacy.

Last season’s winners Real Madrid aim to add onto their impressive trophy cabinet, while big sides like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain seek their first title.

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While veteran stars like Lionel Messi and Neymar compete in the competition, a new generation of talents are on the rise.

Clubs like Ajax, Benfica and Red Bull Salzburg continue to produce immense talent and that could shine through in Champions League.

Today, we’re taking a look at 10 young talents you should be watching ahead of this season’s UEFA Champions League.

Benjamin Sesko
Red Bull Salzburg
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Salzburg has become a hub for youth talent over recent years, and Sesko is now entering his name into the club’s list of promising attackers.

The 19 year old is heading to Leipzig next season, but before he does he’ll look to leave a lasting impact in Austria.

Sesko will feature in Group E alongside giants Chelsea and AC Milan, so his exposure will be soaring this tournament.

Rafael Leao
AC Milan
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Leao and Milan are coming off of a title-winning season in Serie A and now his stock has risen significantly.

The Portuguese attacker won Serie A Player of the Year a season ago and he’s drawing interest from many top sides.

That includes Chelsea, who expressed great interest in the player this summer.

Jurien Timber
Ajax
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Ajax lost many top-tier talents this summer, including Antony and Lisandro Martinez.

Timber has become one of the better prospects in the Eredivisie and it won’t be long until other sides come calling.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
Napoli
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Napoli’s newest attacking sensation comes by way of Georgia and he’s already making a massive impact for the Serie A side.

Kvaratskhelia will be a huge figure for Napoli in various competitions.

He already has three goals in his first four Serie A matches.

Goncalo Ramos
Benfica
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Benfica lost Darwin Nunez in a big-money move to Liverpool, but their next attacking sensation could be even better.

Goncalo Ramos has already dominated Portugal in a short span of time and shown why the club is so high on him.

He’s capable of scoring goals in bunches and facilitating for his teammates as well.

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens
Borussia Dortmund
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Dortmund is another club that constantly produces top talent, and they have another quality attacker in their midst.

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens came up through some of England’s biggest youth systems, including Chelsea and Manchester City.

Now, he’s proving his worth at Dortmund and will surely be eyeing a move back to the Premier League at some point in the future.

Nuno Mendes
Paris Saint-Germain
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Mendes had a great first season at PSG while on loan, and now he’s back on a long-term basis.

The Portuguese left back proved to be one of the Paris club’s best signings last season.

He’s extremely versatile getting up the pitch and a very strong defender on the wing.

Aurelien Tchouameni
Real Madrid
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Tchouameni moved from Monaco this summer and now he has massive shoes to fill with Casemiro leaving Madrid.

The Frenchman has the build of a Paul Pogba, but defensively is where he really stands out.

He has the attributes to succeed in possession and great flair with the ball at his feet.

James Sands
Rangers
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Sands has quickly taken hold of a starting center back job with Rangers and he doesn’t seem eager to give it up.

After coming over from MLS on loan, Sands is really thriving in Scotland and played a big role in Rangers reaching Champions League.

He’s a player that could work his way into the U.S. Men’s National Team for this year’s World Cup.

Enzo Fernandez
Benfica
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Fernandez is one of the most exciting players in Portugal at the moment after coming over from River Plate.

The Argentine has a knack for scoring insane goals and brings a certain flair to Benfica that makes them must-watch.

Benfica have two legitimate superstars in Fernandez and Goncalo Ramos.

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Top 2022 Champions League Group Stage Matches

The 2022 Champions League kicks off this week and 32 teams will be vying for European glory.

Real Madrid improbably won last season’s trophy after beating numerous top sides in the knockout phase.

Los Blancos completed comebacks against PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City before defeating Liverpool in the final.

The Premier League will have four representatives with City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham aiming to win the competition.

Meanwhile, exciting sides like Ajax, Benfica and Red Bull Salzburg return with plenty of youthful talent available.

ONE37pm takes a look at the best matches to watch ahead of this season’s UEFA Champions League.

Bayern Munich vs. Barcelona
Group C
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The return of Robert Lewandowski against his former side will be the marquee matchup of the group stage.

Lewandowski won almost everything possible while at Bayern and now he’s embarking on a new journey in Spain.

Barca have retooled with various big signings and are looking to find European glory once again.

AC Milan vs. Chelsea
Group E
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Chelsea won Champions League two seasons ago but they have their work cut out in a challenging group.

Milan won Serie A last season and are now trying to compete with the best in Europe after years of struggles.

Rafael Leao was linked to Chelsea this summer and could be a target again for the Blues in the future.

Chelsea will have close eyes on the Portuguese star during the group phase.

Benfica vs. Paris Saint-Germain
Group H
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Everyone knows PSG will be one of the favorites in Champions League with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi.

However, Benfica spoiled the party for some teams last season like Barcelona.

They have an insanely talented attack led by Goncalo Ramos and David Neres.

Additionally, Enzo Fernandez has become an elite midfield product and his arrival from River Plate has been massive.

Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City
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Many eyes will be on Erling Haaland when Man City takes on Dortmund in his first game against his former side.

Haaland has come out lighting up the Premier League this season after scoring nine goals in five matches.

Dortmund still have many promising talents though like Jude Bellingham, Gio Reyna and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens.

RB Leipzig vs. Real Madrid
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Leipzig features a strong attack of Christopher Nkunku and Timo Werner.

Their side will face the defending European champions, but Nkunku and Leipzig have shown they can score with the best.

Last season, the Frenchman recorded a hat trick against Man City in the group stage.

For Real, Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga are two of the younger faces on display.