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Archives: champions league group stage

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

All or Nothing

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The rest of Matchday 6 fixtures are to be played today and tomorrow. These are the final fixtures of the group stage and several clubs fate still lies in the balance. Let’s take a quick look at each Group. Group … Continue reading

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

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

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

Matchday 3; Tuesday Predictions and Players to Watch

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Here’s a quick rundown of the Tuesday games. My picks to win are in bold. Stuttgart – LyonLyon’s for has picked up in recent domestic outings while Stuttgart has continued to struggle. I don’t see that changing in this match. … Continue reading

Rangers run riot; AC Milan misfire

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Matchday 3 is upon us and there are some key matchups to look at. In this first preview, we start with Group E where Barcelona travel to Glasgow for a tough road game against Rangers. The atmosphere at Ibrox should … Continue reading

Will Stuttgart continue to sink?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The stakes are high for Stuttgart heading into Matchday 3. They have lost their opening two games, they sit joint-bottom (with opponents Olympique Lyonnais) of their group. Another loss for either side would make progress to the knockout rounds highly … Continue reading

Champions League Map

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I am sharing a link to a very cool map created by Bill Turianski who runs billsportsmaps.com. He has created a map showing all the clubs involved in the group stage but the twist is that their logo is sized … Continue reading

Mulling over Matchday 1

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Where has the time slipped away to? I’ve not even finished my previews and Matchday 1 has already come and gone! As I was watching some of the matches and highlights, I made some notes and thought I would share … Continue reading

Champions League Group F Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Today we look at Group F which features defending English Premier League champs Manchester United, Roma, Sporting Lisbon and Dynamo Kiev. The group looks like ti should belong to the favourites and it will be a battle between Sporting Lison … Continue reading

Old Rivalries Renewed in the Group Stage

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Thursday’s draw for the group stages was made at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and sees some of last season’s knockout stage matchups grouped together. For example, Roma will be offered the chance to avenge the 7-1 drubbing they suffered … Continue reading