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Archives: Champions League

Arsene Wenger’s sour grapes will not help Arsenal in the long run

Posted on by David Bronstein
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Less than 48 hours after Arsenal crashed out of the Champions League to Monaco manager Arsene Wenger spoke out. Instead of saying how well Monaco had played at the Emirates in the first leg, a match the French team won … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Champions League exit will overshadow their probable Premier League success

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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Chelsea were supposed to be the great English hope for lifting the Champions League trophy in Berlin in June. Now, they’ve crashed out spectacularly at the hands of the team they sucker punched last year in the quarter-finals. A trophy … Continue reading

Chelsea vs PSG; Predicted lineups and team news

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah
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Chelsea host Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 encounter today after the first leg finished 1-1 at the Parc des Princes. The French side will attempt to banish memories of last season’s quarter-final elimination … Continue reading

Reasons why the English Premier League teams are suffering in Europe

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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The Premier League is regarded by so many as the best league in world soccer. But why then do Premier League teams struggle so much when they take their game to the continent? The English flag is being flown the … Continue reading

Arsenal vs AS Monaco: Predicted lineups and team news

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah
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Arsenal will attempt to end a run on four successive round of 16 defeats when they play host to Monaco in the first leg of their knockout tie on Wednesday (at 2:45pm ET on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports … Continue reading

Bayern Munich playmaker Arjen Robben is arguably the world’s third best soccer player

Posted on by Dan Adu-Gyamfi
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When most athletes get to 30, they understand their athletic peak is coming to an end. Most teams in all sports leagues around the world start looking for successors to their superstars once they hit that benchmark. Or they sever … Continue reading

It’s time for Manchester City to stand up and deliver in Europe

Posted on by Matt Lichtenstadter
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When Manuel Pellegrini was hired by Manchester City, he was charged with bringing stability to a squad that had little of it, and take the Etihad club to new heights. In his first season, he won a double, which included … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League isn’t the same without Manchester United

Posted on by Sam Okpo
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We all wait eagerly as the Champions League cleans out the cobwebs, wipes off the dust from its boots and prepares to restart after a short break. As any soccer fan will tell you, the yardstick by which we rank … Continue reading

Bayern Munich surpass Real Madrid as Champions League favorites

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Before the start of the season, Real Madrid were joint-favorites with Bayern Munich to win the Champions League. Once the competition began, Carlo Ancelotti’s side attempted to prove to the bookmakers that they were the clear favorites by sweeping through the group … Continue reading

The Greatest Teams – FC Barcelona 2008-2009

Posted on by Saad Rashid
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FC Barcelona (4-3-3) Valdes, Alves, Puyol, Pique, Abidal, Toure, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Eto’o, Henry In Pep Guardiola’s first season in charge of Barcelona, they claimed a treble by winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League. … Continue reading

Arsenal Finally Lucky in Champions League Knockout Draw

Posted on by Chris Moore
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The Gunners dodged a big bullet on Monday as they were drawn against Ligue 1 club Monaco in the upcoming knockout round of the Champions League. Although Monaco finished top of group C in the European competition, Arsenal fans breathed … Continue reading

Examining Champions League Group Stage Issues

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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Match Day 6 of the Champions League has come and passed. Besides winner take all clashes between Manchester City and AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico and Liverpool and Basel at Anfield, there really was not much drama on hand. … Continue reading

Player Ratings: AS Roma 0 Manchester City 2

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Manchester City secured their spot in the last sixteen of this season’s UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 victory away from home at the Stadio Olimpico this evening as AS Roma failed to make best use of their home advantage, … Continue reading

Brendan Rodgers Gets It Badly Wrong, As Liverpool Blow Champions League Chance

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Not even a stirring Anfield evening could save them from elimination. Nor could a patented moment of magic from Steven Gerrard at the Kop end on a brisk European night. Not this season, not this Liverpool team. The Reds crashed … Continue reading

UEFA Introducing Changes To Champions League Seeding; Top Seeds Go To Title Winners Only

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino confirmed that the European governing body will introduce changes to the Champions League group-stage, so that only the winners of the highest ranking leagues and the title holders will be among the top-seeded teams. Currently, UEFA … Continue reading

Examining Why So Many Premier League Teams Are Defensively Poor in Europe

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Although Chelsea sampled Champions League glory in 2012, it’s been a few years since English sides made a prolonged impression at the very pinnacle of European football. Between the years of 2005 and 2012, of the 16 European Cup Final spots available, English teams … Continue reading

Champions League Re-Cap All The Winners And Losers From Day 1

Posted on by Cronan Yu
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Champions League football once again made a glorious return and it was last season’s victors, Real Madrid, who provided the biggest win of match day 1, defeating Basel 5-1. Elsewhere, Liverpool made a triumphant return to Europe’s premier club competition … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Preview – Bayern Munich vs Manchester City

Posted on by Sam Okpo
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This is the latest installment of Bayern Munich and Manchester City duel. For many pundits it’s the established against the upcoming or as others say, the serial Champions League finalists up against the group stage enthusiasts. In a sense Bayern … Continue reading