Archives: Bayern Munich

Wednesday’s Games To Watch: Madrid-Milan and Bayern-Bordeaux

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

There were plenty of upsets yesterday, could we see more today? On paper Manchester United, who have struggled as of late, could be expected to slip against CSKA after a long trip to Moscow but CSKA has not been performing … Continue reading

Madrid Ships Out Stars Robben, Sneijder and Negredo

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Real Madrid has continued their massive summer overhaul and some big names will feature in new colors for the upcoming season. No longer wearing the famous white shirt of Madrid will be Dutch national teammates Arjen Robben and Wesley . … Continue reading

Landon Donovan Joins Bayern Munich

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

FC Bayern München have recruited Major League Soccer’s top star on an initial short-term deal. 26 year-old Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan leaves the shadow of Hollywood to join the club nicknamed FC Hollywood on loan until March 15th, … Continue reading

Matchday 5 Recap: Ronaldo Given A Roughing Up, Barcelona Win A Wild One,

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This recap comes a little late but there are still a few points I wanted to make. First off, I was glad to see the Zenit – Juventus game proceed without incident. After the horrible incident earlier in the week, … Continue reading

Champions League News Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I thought I would share with you some of the articles that have caught my eye over the past couple of days: Kartik of Major League Soccer Talk argues that Landon Donovan’s trial with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich is a … Continue reading

At The Turn: Who Needs to Win

Posted on by Mike

To use a golf analogy, the teams in the group stage of the Champions League make the turn today and tomorrow with the completion of the first three games of the group stage. And while it’s early, for some teams, … Continue reading

Draws galore but Bayern Munich and Juventus return with wins

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just a quick editorial note to start, I had hoped to complete my Group Previews before Matchday 1 but that was not the case. I will still be pushing those out, hopefully finish before Matchday 2 hits. Now, on to … Continue reading

Champions League Group Stage Draw Results

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I’ll have more analysis and comments later but for now just a quick update on the results of today’s drawing. Some of the groupings, as in past seasons, was almost a bit too predictable but there are some interesting matchups … Continue reading

UEFA Cup All-Star XI

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With the final upon us, I decided to name an all-star XI from this season’s UEFA Cup competition. I will name a Champions League all-star XI on the eve of that final. So, here are my picks: GK – Sébastien … Continue reading

Roundup of European Domestic League action

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As we wait for the Champions League final, it’s a good time to look at the leagues around Europe and see who will be part of next season’s competition. In this first report, we look at what I would call … Continue reading

UEFA Cup: Bayern bombed out

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Let me start this by saying that I expected Bayern to progress but not without a fight. My reasoning was that Zenit St Petersburg would be missing a number of key personnel including the suspended Andrei Arshavin, Radek Šírl and … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Update: Zenit and Fiorentina hoping for home comfort

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

FC Zenit St. Petersburg will look to reach their first major European final as they take on FC Bayern München at home next week. They now hold an all important away goal from the first leg in Germany played on … Continue reading

Bayern, Real, Lyon closing in on domestic glory

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With so much focus on the English Premier League and its dominance of the Champions League, I wanted to switch gears and take a look at some of the other leagues in Europe.

UEFA Cup Semi-Finals Set

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Luca Toni continued to justify his massive transfer fee as his brace in extra-time rescued FC Bayern München’s UEFA Cup campaign from being derailed by Spanish club Getafe on Thursday. His 120th minute header allowed Bayern to steal the tie … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Roundup and Quarter-Final Predictions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Benfica’s struggles continued as they failed to make any impression in Spain, as Getafe progressed to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup with a 1-0 (Agg. 3-1) win thanks to Albin’s gorgeous lob. Getafe’s reward is a quarter-final matchup against … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Round of 32 First leg Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After a nice long break from the action both the Champions League and UEFA Cup competitions will kick off their knockout rounds. We’ll first look at the UEFA Cup as their Round of 32 first leg fixtures take place this … Continue reading