Stoke City have handed squad numbers to Michael O'Neill's first four signings of the summer. Like Fletcher, Barcelona were Champions League semi-final regulars around this period and 2010 saw Pep Guardiola’s men take on Inter Milan — managed by the Catalan’s soon-to-be nemesis, Jose Mourinho. He’s had his ups and downs, but there’s no denying Adam has always possessed a wand of a left foot, showcasing it on numerous occasions for the likes of Blackpool, Liverpool and Stoke across his career. Fletcher helped Man Utd run the show in midfield during the first leg at Old Trafford as the Red Devils grabbed a 1-0 win — although it could have been much more. Liverpool pulled off a remarkable 4-0 win to reach the final, with Georginio Wijnaldum scoring twice in-between strikes from unlikely hero, Divock Origi. Clubs can have as many Home grown players as they want. Jese started that match in the absence of Benzema but was hooked early into the second half having been largely anonymous, with Lucas Vazquez coming on in his place. Despite his efforts, Afellay only came off the bench during second-half stoppage time during the second leg and final, touching the ball a grand total of two times across both matches. Mark Hughes and Paul Lambert both lost their jobs and the club have remained in the second tier ever since. The talented Spaniard managed just one goal in 13 Premier League appearances for the Potters and never really looked like living up to the fanfare which surrounding his signing. Played for: Manchester United (vs Barcelona). Shaqiri was Stoke’s top scorer during their relegation campaign with eight goals and that was enough to attract the attention of Jurgen Klopp, who brought him to Liverpool as back-up for his front three and midfield. Sure, the Potters made two appearances in the Uefa Cup back in the 1970s — going out in the first round against Kaiserslautern and Ajax — while they even went all the way to the round-of-32 in the 2011/12 Europa League before being knocked out by Spanish giants Valencia. However, a series of disastrous performances soon saw things turn sour, with supporters sighing at the sight of his name on the teamsheet rather than celebrating, while Lambert even had to place him on a fitness regime. The Scottish midfielder didn’t get off the bench in the final win over Chelsea but, as you’ll find out, Fletcher became something of an expert when it comes to Champions League semi-finals. *You have to be 18+ to gamble. He is yet to feature this season as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury which has sidelined him since March. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Anyway, Fletcher once again never made it off the bench in the final, which Barcelona won 3-1 and spent most of the 90 minutes making United chase their own tails. I’ll keep updating this until the full squad is announced at the beginning of September. Registration number: C 62481| Place of Registration: Malta Having sat out the first-leg 3-1 defeat at the San Siro, Bojan — a highly-rated young tyro at the time — was introduced from the bench in place of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Guardiola desperately tried to find the two goals his side needed to advance to the final. In the second leg, however, things didn’t quite go to plan as, despite United winning 3-1 at the Emirates to book a final against Barcelona, Fletcher was sent off for bringing down Cesc Fabregas as the Spanish midfielder raced in on goal in the 77th minute, although replays showed the Scottish midfield did, in fact, get a touch on the ball. Here’s Stoke City’s current 25 man Squad. Barca were robbed and after just one more season, Bojan found himself on a whistle-stop tour of European clubs, including Roma, AC Milan, Ajax and Stoke, while he now turns out in MLS for Montreal Impact. Since leaving England, Jese has had further unsuccessful loan spells at Real Betis and Sporting CP — scoring three goals in 35 appearances across all competitions — and while he’s still contracted to PSG, it’s unlikely we’ll see him out on the pitch any time soon. At the time, he was a mainstay in the Austrian national team and had picked up European experience during his time in north London. William Hill‘s 2020/21 Premier League outright odds. The Senegal international started Stoke’s first game back in the Championship but was heavily criticised by supporters for his poor performance during a 3-1 defeat to Leeds United. All odds and offers within this article are accurate at the time of publication (09:30 12/10/2020). Players who are born in 1996 or younger are classified as Under 21’s and don’t qualify for the 25 man Squads in 2017/18. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. However, he spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Ligue 1 side Amiens before joining Burnley, where the former Netherlands international continues to forge a solid Premier League career. A remarkable achievement considering his previous fitness issues. Man Utd might have faced Real Madrid and won in that final if not for the efforts of another future Stoke player in the other semi-final, Ibrahim Afellay, lining up for Barcelona. So, how did they get on in their big continental clashes? Zouma spent the following season on loan at Everton and was arguably then-manager Marco Silva’s most consistent centre-back, and his form at Goodison Park has been enough to see him finally become a first-team regular back at Chelsea, making 43 appearances across all competitions last season and getting plenty of minutes in this campaign so far, too. The Spaniard missed a great chance to pull one of those goals back when he headed wide from close range shortly after going on but his real heartbreak was yet to come. So, let’s jump in and take a look at them. The former Manchester United man is now retired. Scholes had thundered home from long range in the 14th minute but from then on, it was a wave of Blaugrana pressure and the introduction of Fletcher was clearly an effort from Sir Alex Ferguson to stem the tide. In fact, the Frenchman has gone from strength to strength. Lazio vs Dortmund live stream: Watch Champions League game online. Fletcher joined Stoke in 2017 after playing in 76 consecutive Premier League matches for West Brom, carrying on that streak with the Potters to become just the eighth player in the competition to break the 100 consecutive appearance mark. All odds and offers within this article are accurate at the time of publication (09:30 12/10/2020). Fletcher missed the first leg in Gelsenkirchen due to illness but was afforded a cameo from the bench during the second leg at Old Trafford, coming on in the 73rd minute to replace Scholes — who was on a yellow card — when Ferguson’s side were already 5-1 up on aggregate. After six years and spells with Inter and Stoke — quite the contrast — Shaqiri was back in a Champions League semi-final, this time with Liverpool. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Full squad information for Stoke City, including formation summary and lineups from recent games, player profiles and team news. As a result, he’s also lost his place in the Austrian set-up. He wound down his career with spells at West Brom and Stoke. Like Butland, Zouma — signed on loan from Chelsea — is another whose reputation hasn’t particularly been harmed by Stoke’s relegation. Bauer has remained with the Potters since their relegation, although he’s made just 11 senior appearances for the club during that time, compared to 13 appearances across all competitions on loan at Celtic last season. Jese’s career sort of feels like the reverse of Choupo-Moting’s, joining Stoke on loan from PSG as his career trajectory dropped like a stone. Copyright © 2020 Catena Operations Limited. READ MORE: What happened to the Stoke City side that made the Europa League knockouts? Lazio vs Dortmund live stream: Watch Champions League game online. Through promotion, Europe and relegation, Shawcross has remained a Stoke City stalwart and, to be honest, is a club legend with 450 appearances to his name across all competitions since signing from Manchester United way back in 2007. Crouch took up something of a super-sub role during the 2017/18 campaign, scoring five Premier League goals despite starting just 14 games, although it wasn’t enough to keep Stoke afloat. Man Utd were back in yet another Champions League semi-final in 2011 — their most recent one to-date — this time up against Bundesliga side Schalke 04. But despite their demotion, there was a clutch of extremely talented players in that group which have gone on to turn out at some of Europe’s biggest clubs, lifting league titles and Uefa Champions League crowns, no less. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Let’s take a look…. ( Log Out /  It was seen as something of a statement when Stoke managed to secure the signing of Berahino in January 2017 but to say things didn’t go to plan would be understating it. *Registered name: Catena Operations Limited| Registered address: Quantum Place, Triq ix-Xatt Ta’ Xbiex, Gzira, GZR 1052, Malta Another year, another Liverpool vs Chelsea Champions League semi-final, and another player to have represented Stoke thrown into the mix. 14 Champions League performances that broke the internet. As highlighted by Richard Jolly, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting firing PSG beyond Atalanta to reach this season’s final four, the Potters’ relegated squad of 2017/18 is set to boast eight players who have featured in Champions League semi-finals. If Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting plays in the next round, it will mean the relegated Stoke squad of 2017-18 had players who played in the 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019 & 2020 Champions League semi-finals. Jese has since played for PSG and had loan spells with Stoke, Las Palmas, Besiktas and Sporting CP, scoring just nine goals in 80 appearances combined. The giant striker lasted just one more season at Anfield before winning the FA Cup in a one-season spell with Stoke, then going on to play for Tottenham, Stoke (the longest single-club stay of his career, spanning seven-and-a-half seasons) and Burnley before retiring in 2019. This just keeps getting weirder! Played for: Real Madrid (vs Manchester City). The 25 man Squads can have a maximum of 17 players who aren’t Home grown. Shaqiri provided the cross for Wijnaldum’s second and was a constant menace down the flanks for the Reds before being replaced in the 90th minute by Daniel Sturridge. All rights reserved. Players who are born in 1996 or younger are classified as Under 21’s and don’t qualify for the 25 man Squads in 2017/18. After scoring just five goals in 30 Premier League appearances during Stoke’s relegation, few could have predicted the remarkable career path enjoyed by Choupo-Moting after leaving the club. The former Birmingham City man was included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the 2018 World Cup and is regarded as one of the finest stoppers outside the English top flight. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  What happened to the Stoke City side that made the Europa League knockouts? So much so that the 27-year-old was recently touted as a potential replacement for Liverpool’s under-fire back-up ‘keeper Adrian, although those links now appear to have gone cold. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Diouf’s career has been plagued with inconsistencies, going from reliable goalscorer one season to non-existent and hapless the next. Signed as a promising young midfielder and title-winner back in Egypt with Al Ahly, things never truly took off in England for Sobhi, who started just 20 games across two seasons for Stoke, then playing just four times for Huddersfield, who he joined after the Potters were relegated. PSG vs Man Utd: Neymar is Europe’s master ball-carrier but can he banish ghosts of 2018/19 collapse? Fletcher was cruelly ruled out of the final, which Man Utd lost 2-0, and joined Dani Alves and Eric Abidal — who missed out for Barca — as the first players suspended for a Champions League final since Pavel Nedved for Juventus in 2003.