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Archives: benfica

Chelsea vs Benfica, Europa League Final Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It was another historic night for Chelsea Football Club as they became the first English team since Liverpool in 2000-01 to win the Europa League (then UEFA Cup). The Blues now join the ranks of Juventus, Ajax and Bayern Munich … Continue reading

Chelsea vs Benfica, Europa League Final: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Chelsea today are just win away from joining an elite group of teams who have won all three European trophies — the UEFA Champions League, European Cup Winner’s Cup and UEFA Cup/Europa League. With the kick-off at 2:45pm ET, the … Continue reading

Where to Find Today’s UEFA Europa League Final Between Chelsea vs Benfica On US TV [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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For viewers in the United States, today’s Europa League Final between Chelsea and Benfica will be shown live on FOX Soccer and FOX Soccer 2Go. The kick-off time is 2:45pm ET. Whether you’re a Chelsea, Benfica or supporter of any … Continue reading

Prospects and Parity Ahead for 2010 Champions League

Posted on by Mike

As intriguing as the current edition of the Champions League may be, there’s a chance the 2009-2010 tournament could be one of the strangest, parity-rich events in football history. Seems someone has taken the snow globe that is European football, … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Group Draw

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

UEFA held the draw for the UEFA Cup group stage today and some fascinating pairings emerged. Both Martin Jol and Steve McClaren will take their new clubs back to England as FC Twente will face Manchester City and Jol’s Hamburg … Continue reading

UEFA Cup First Round Draw Result

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The UEFA Cup first-round draw was held on Friday and there are a number of interesting new faces in the competition. One of those teams is Dutch side FC Twente, who as we’ve detailed in previous posts, is now coached … Continue reading

Transfer Update: Reyes to Benfica, Crosas to Celtic, Cuellar to Villa

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Benfica have completed their fourth signing of the summer by agreeing a one-year loan deal for Spanish winger Jose Antonio Reyes. The 24-year-old makes the move from Atletico Madrid, with the Lisbon club also having the option to buy the … 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.

Benfica’s Bounceback and Inzaghi’s Golden Strike

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The stories of legendary proportions continued to be written on Tuesday night as Group D was decided. In a stunning reversal of fortunes, former Group D leaders Shakhtar Donetsk were knocked out of all European competitions last night. Oscar Cardozo … Continue reading

Group D Decided Today

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As AC Milan will be heading to Tokyo to compete in the FIFA Club World Cup against Boca Juniors and other regional champions, the final group games in Group D have been bumped up to today. Coming off last week’s … Continue reading

Binya banned for six matches

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Benfica midfielder Augustin Binya has been banned for six UEFA matches following his red card for a high challenge on Scott Brown in a recent Champions League match against Celtic. This is the correct decision on what can truly be … Continue reading

Please ban Binya

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I sincerely hope that Benfica’s Augustin Binya is hit with a harsh ban for his horror tackle on Celtic’s Scott Brown. Actually, to term it a tackle is an injustice. It really was nothing more than an assault and attempt … Continue reading

Koeman chooses Valencia over PSV

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Following up on my prior post on coaching changes, news has emerged today that yet another change has occured. Ronald Koeman, the former Ajax and Benfica boss, has resigned his role as manager of PSV Eindhoven to take on the … Continue reading

Matchday 3: Wednesday Predictions and Players to Watch

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I had a pretty decent day with the predictions yesterday, so let’s see if I can keep it going. Today’s matches feature some teams that desperately need to put points on the board, including Liverpool and Werder Bremen. Let’s take … Continue reading

Ajax Out Again – 3rd Round Qualifying Results

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The third qualifying round completed on Tuesday and Wednesday (except for the postponed AEK Athens – Sevilla match) and there were few shocking results except for the ouster of Ajax by SK Slavia Praha. This will be a major disappointment … Continue reading

Third qualifying round draw

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

It’s hard to imagine but the final is a mere 288 days away! With that in mind, the draw for the third and final round of qualifying for the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage was held on Friday and … Continue reading