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Platini’s plans and other pipe dreams

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The proposed restructuring of the Champions League, which emerged from UEFA’s strategy council on Monday and will probably be approved by the executive committee later this month, has been perceived as a significant setback for Michel Platini, the man elected … Continue reading

AC Milan win it all

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

While the scoreline turned out the way I had predicted, the game itself was quite different than what I had imagined. AC Milan despite winning 2-1, did not look their best last night. Content to sit back and play long … Continue reading

Champions League Final Underwhelms

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It was by no means the prettiest of Champions League finals. And, in fact, it was another example of the overall decline of football during the past one to two years. Instead of the beautiful free-flowing football that we all … Continue reading

CL Final Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In what should be a thrilling rematch of the 2005 final, AC Milan will look to erase the memory of losing the final after being 3-0 up at the half. Liverpool staged what will forever be one of the most … Continue reading

Milan magic moves them on

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After surviving the first-leg at Old Trafford and two away-goals to the good, Milan played the second-leg to perfection, ultimately winning 3-0 (5-3 on aggregate) to advance to the finals. This sets up a change for Milan to avenge their … Continue reading