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Archives: champions league final

Champions League Final Live Blog

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Join us over at our sister site, EPL Talk, and share in the discussion and banter with soccer fans around the world. We’re expecting a big crowd online for the biggest game of the season. And we hope you can … Continue reading

2010-11 Champions League Final: Hyperbole or Historic ?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Which kind of final are we going to get this season? For every 1999 or 2002 final that people still talk about there seems to be an equal number of forgettable finals (think 2003) that produce more hyperbole than high-calibre … Continue reading

What Would You Pay to See the Champions League Final ?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I have no idea how much I would spend for a quality ticket to see this year’s Champions League Final. It’s a moot point as I wouldn’t be able to travel to London for the match but it’s a fun … Continue reading

The Revival of Borussia Dortmund

Posted on by Mark McAllister

Dortmund’s form this season has been exceptional. In the early autumn, many people thought that perhaps they would start to fade away by now, but they’ve in fact managed to do the complete opposite. Incredibly, they now find themselves 11 … Continue reading

Champions League Final Stadium Guide: Stadio Olimpico

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The 2009 Champions League Final will be the 54th final of the tournament and the 17th under the current format. The final will be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 27 May 2009. The stadium is located in … Continue reading

Pressure Squarely on Chelsea Against Cluj

Posted on by Mike

How cliche that Transylvania is the setting for today’s Champions League encounter between Cluj and Chelsea, given of course that it’s Oct. 1 and we’re about to be bludgeoned for the next 31 days with the images and sounds of … Continue reading

Friday Five: Wembley to Host 2011 Champions League Final, Thierry Henry Unhappy

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In a new experiment, I am going to try a weekly wrap-up of news stories that caught my eye but that I don’t think require pages of analysis as I am prone to doing So, here they are, concise and … Continue reading

Taking The Official Champions League Ball For A Test Drive

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Whenever I have a flashback to the late 70s growing up as a child in Wales, I have a very vivid memory of finding a leather soccer ball underneath the tree one Christmas morning. I remember sniffing the black and … Continue reading

Manchester United – Champions of Europe

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

It’s a stretch to compare the FA Community Shield to today’s match but it was ten months ago that Manchester United launched their season with a penalty shoot-out victory over Chelsea. Manchester United repeated the feat today in the UEFA … Continue reading

Keys to today’s game

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Today will be the second time a European cup competition has been contested by two English clubs. The 1971-72 UEFA Cup saw Tottenham Hotspur defeat Wolverhampton 3-2 on aggregate. The big news heading into today’s match is the knock Ashley … Continue reading

How to follow the match online

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After mulling it over for a few days, I’ve decided against live blogging during tomorrow’s match as I find that for myself I am better able to soak in the match when I am not distracted with blogging. I pick … Continue reading

Makelele loses his mind — Ashley Cole doubtful

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Chelsea have a major scare ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League final after Ashley Cole was the victim of a stupid two-footed sliding challenge from team-mate Claude Makelele. Cole was helped off the field by two of Chelsea’s training staff, who … Continue reading

‘Controversial’ Slovakian ref Michel chosen for UCL final

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Slovakian referee Lubos Michel will take charge of the Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea. Michel, you may recall, was the referee who awarded a highly-controversial goal (I’m still unsure!) to Liverpool against Chelsea in the semi-finals of … Continue reading

Hype? Bring it on!

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Are you getting pumped for the big match tomorrow? Are you devouring every scrap of information available? I can’t say that I’ve read all the articles published but I do enjoy the hype leading up to this match. Unlike our … Continue reading

A day for legends

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Manchester United won the English Premier League title for the second year in a row and it is the 17th time overall they have been champions of England. They defeated Wigan 2-0 on the last day of the season, but … Continue reading

Chelsea v Liverpool: That’s More Like It!

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Now that’s what a semi-final should be! Chelsea finally achieved their dream of a place in the UEFA Champions League final by holding off Liverpool FC by an aggregate of 4-3, 3-2 in yesterday’s match.

Chelsea v Liverpool Preview: What the Pundits Say

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I had a crazy evening trying to get my new LCD TV delivered (long story short – it’s still not there but should be by this evening) so I am a little behind on putting together my usual verbose preview. … Continue reading

2010 CL and UEFA Cup Final Locations Announced

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The historic Santiago Bernabéu, home stadium of Real Madrid CF, in Madrid will host the 2010 UEFA Champions League final, with UEFA awarding the same season’s UEFA Cup final to the Arena Hamburg. Now boasting a capacity of over 71,000, … Continue reading