SUN, 11AM ET
WBA4
BUR0
MON, 3PM ET
STO1
NEW0
TUES, 2:45PM ET
MCFC
ROM
TUES, 2:45PM ET
SCP
CFC
WED, 2:45PM ET
ARS
GAL
WED, 2:45PM ET
BAS
LFC

Archives: champions league group stage

Tottenham And United Qualify In First Place

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Champions League group stages have been extremely exciting this season, and as the knockout stages draw nearer, we’re beginning to see the sides which will take part in the latter stages of the competition. Right now, the sides which … Continue reading

Barcelona Tear Apart Panathinaikos To Qualify

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

With just one more set of group stage matches to go, many teams have mathematically qualified for the knockout stages, but few did it better than Barcelona. Although Valencia destroyed Bursaspor 6-1, Barcelona played their usual brand of spectacular football, … Continue reading

Roma Score Late In Comeback Win Over Bayern

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

In the first eight matches of this Champions League matchday, there was plenty of excitement to go around. Some sides like Chelsea have made sure that they’re going through top of the group, while others like Arsenal have complicated their … Continue reading

Matches to Watch in the Champions League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The penultimate matchday of the Champions League group stages is coming up, and it’s make-or-break time for some big clubs. These midweek matches could even decide the future for some coaches, like Rafa Benitez at Inter Milan, who’s been getting … Continue reading

Inter’s Decline Under Rafael Benitez

Posted on by Mark McAllister

Under Jose Mourinho, Inter gradually developed an aura of invincibility, and their defence – generally made up of Maicon, Lucio, Samuel and Chivu (or Zanetti) – had become the envy of the rest of Europe. The Nerazzurri had finally brought … Continue reading

Real Madrid Grab Last-Gasp Goal For 2-2 Draw

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

After a truly fantastic matchday of Champions League action, there are so many things to review, especially after so many goals were scored. There were 53 goals scored in all 16 matches of the Champions League this midweek, that’s an … Continue reading

Matches To Watch In The Champions/Europa League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

With the another matchday of the Champions/Europa League group stages coming up, I’ve decided to take  a look at what could be the more interesting matches of the 40 which will be played in the two competitions. The way I’ve … Continue reading

Champions League Group D Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Group D has an easy-to-predict first place but the rest of the group is wide open. FC Barcelona are a class above the teams they have been drawn in to Group C with, so complacency is going to be their … Continue reading

Champions League Group C Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I’m running behind schedule on the previews but I will be done before Matchday 2 kicks off ! Group C contains annual challengers Manchester United, a Valencia team facing life post-David Villa, a Rangers side facing transition and newcomers Bursaspor … Continue reading

Champions League Group B Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Group B features clubs with varying levels of experience ranging from perennials Olympique Lyonnais to debutants Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC. This group feels a little more predictable than Group A but the battle at the top could get quite interesting. Hapoel … Continue reading

Champions League Group A Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Debutants Tottenham Hotspur and FC Twente were drawn into a group with the reigning champs, FC Internazionale and a side with significant experience – Werder Bremen. This has the makings of a group of death and so it is no … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Group Stage Set

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Hello again, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. Life had taken me in some different directions and I had settled into an early retirement from football punditry. However, as the cliche goes, old habits are hard to … Continue reading

Abidal, Lampard, Van Persie, Torres All Out For Matchday 5

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The congestion of international, domestic and cup competitions is beginning to show as the injury lists grow longer. Several top stars will be missing from the Matchday 5 stage. Let’s take a look at how this might impact the results … Continue reading

Champions League Matchday 4: Real-Rossoneri Rematch

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

AC Milan’s 3-2 win in Madrid on Matchday 3 lifted them to the top of Group C and a repeat success on home soil would take them a step closer to the first knockout round. The Matchday 3 win was a big … Continue reading

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

Tuesday’s Games To Watch: Liverpool-Lyon And Standard-Olympiacos

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Matchday 3 sees some crucial match-ups but none may be more important at this stage than the Standard Liege – Olympiacos fixture. Arsenal look to be a lock for top spot in Group H but second place is wide open. … Continue reading

Messi Named Tops in Europe, Intriguing Returns for Zlatan, Kaka and Eto’o

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The draw for the group stage of the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League was held Thursday in Monaco. Last season’s finalists face some tough going but they are not alone in that regard. FC Barcelona will begin their trophy defence in … Continue reading