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Manchester United and Barcelona to meet in semi-finals

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A “dream” semi-final was setup yesterday when both Manchester United and Barcelona advanced to the semi-finals on the back of 1-0 home wins. Much has been made of the fact that United fielded a “B” team last night as Sir … Continue reading

Champions League Quarter Finals Second Leg Preview

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With their other first choice centre-back Nemanja Vidic already ruled out for three weeks with a knee injury, Manchester United now face the prospect of Rio Ferdinand missing out the return leg of the quarter-final against Roma after he limped … Continue reading

Roma undone by The Roon & Ron Show

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The hype going into this match was of course centered on the 7-1 thrashing that Roma took from Manchester United last season at this same stage. However, anyone with common sense could see that this match would have very little … Continue reading

Internazionale feeling the pressure

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As I speculated on in an earlier post, it seems that Roberto Mancini’s “I’m leaving…wait…no I’m staying” routine has contributed to Inter’s shocking decline of form. The announcement was made moments after Inter had been dumped out of the Champions … Continue reading

Champions League Quarter-Final Draw and Early Predictions

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The draw for the Champions League Quarter-Finals was held today at UEFA headquarters in Nyon and the big news was that we will be treated to a rematch of AS Roma and Manchester United, which promises the most attractive football … Continue reading

Round of 16 Predictions

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Here are my picks to go through to the quarter-finals. Liverpool v InternazionaleOlmypiacos v ChelseaRoma v Real MadridSchalke v PortoArsenal v MilanLyon v Manchester UnitedFenerbahce v SevillaCeltic v Barcelona I could see Roma or Fenerbache advancing from their matches, those … Continue reading

The smoke clears

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…and we are left with 16 teams. The knockout phase pairings will be drawn on December 21 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The complete list of teams heading into the draw is posted below: 2007/08 UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16 … Continue reading

Matchday 5 – Tuesday Preview

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With Euro 2008 qualifying put to rest and a round of domestic games under their belts, Europe’s top clubs return their focus to the Champions League for Matchday 5. This round of games should clarify which teams will progress though … Continue reading

Matchday 3; Tuesday Predictions and Players to Watch

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Here’s a quick rundown of the Tuesday games. My picks to win are in bold. Stuttgart – LyonLyon’s for has picked up in recent domestic outings while Stuttgart has continued to struggle. I don’t see that changing in this match. … Continue reading

Champions League Group F Preview

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Today we look at Group F which features defending English Premier League champs Manchester United, Roma, Sporting Lisbon and Dynamo Kiev. The group looks like ti should belong to the favourites and it will be a battle between Sporting Lison … Continue reading

Old Rivalries Renewed in the Group Stage

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Thursday’s draw for the group stages was made at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and sees some of last season’s knockout stage matchups grouped together. For example, Roma will be offered the chance to avenge the 7-1 drubbing they suffered … Continue reading

Roma sign Giuly

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Ludovic Giuly has completed his move from Barcelona to AS Roma. Barca accepted an offer of between 3.2 and 4.4 million euros over the weekend and Giuly travelled to Italy on Monday to finalise the transfer. He passed a medical … Continue reading