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Archives: Champions League

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

Should he stay or should he go now?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has reversed his position and will stay on with the club for next season after discussions with president Massimo Moratti. Mancini made a shock announcement of his decision to step down at the end of … Continue reading

Why is the EPL dominating the Champions League?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After Liverpool’s win on Tuesday against Internazionale, the quarter-final participants are now set and the draw will be held on Friday. Torres struck a lovely goal to win the second leg 1-0 for his team and insure that they would … Continue reading

Round of 16 Predictions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Here are my picks to go through to the quarter-finals. Liverpool v InternazionaleOlmypiacos v ChelseaRoma v Real MadridSchalke v PortoArsenal v MilanLyon v Manchester UnitedFenerbahce v SevillaCeltic v Barcelona I could see Roma or Fenerbache advancing from their matches, those … Continue reading

The smoke clears

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

…and we are left with 16 teams. The knockout phase pairings will be drawn on December 21 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The complete list of teams heading into the draw is posted below: 2007/08 UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16 … 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

TV Guide- Matchday 3

Posted on by Juan Arango

CSKA Moscow – Inter ESPN Deportes- 12:30pm ET PSV – Fenerbahçe ESPN Deportes- 5:00pm delay Sevilla – Steaua Bucarest Arsenal – Slavia Stuttgart – Lyon TV: ESPN Deportes- 2:30 pm ET Rangers – Barcelona TV: ESPN2. ESPN2 HD 2:30pm ETRadio: … 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

TV Rights to Champions League Set to Increase

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Many pundits, myself included, feel that the Champions League has reached a point where it’s more entertaining than the World Cup. It can be deemed blasphemy in some places to say such a thing, but the quality of football in … Continue reading

Join our Fantasy Football and Prediction Leagues

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

If you, like I, am a “world-class” armchair manager then join us in the prediction and fanatasy football leagues that we’ve started. First, there is a Fantasy Football League for Champions League Talk readers. To sign up for free, register … Continue reading

UEFA bans wrestling moves: John Terry this means you!

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Some new directives have emerged from UEFA’s meeting with referees, which was held at its headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland last week. The referees recognised that there is an increasing tendency for the illegal use of arms in the penalty area, … Continue reading

The Road to Moscow

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The long road to the UEFA Champions League final started today with the draw for matchups in the first two rounds of Champions League qualifying. One of the more interesting second round matchups could be FC København (FC Copenhagen) versus … Continue reading

AC Milan given top ranking

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Reigning champs AC Milan were given the top seed in the draw for Champions League groups. The full lineup for the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League has been confirmed with Real Madrid CF’s triumph in Spain this past Sunday marking the … Continue reading

Top 20 Goals in CL History

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Browsing through videos on Dailymotion, I stumbled upon these two videos which countdown the Top 20 strikers in CL history, at least in the opinion of the folks at iTV. Anytime you post a list of “the best” anything, you … Continue reading

Barcelona Crowned European Champions

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Alas, it wasn’t Arsenal or England’s night tonight as Barcelona won the Champions League Final 2-1 with two late goals. Highlights of the match included Henry’s dazzling run down the left wing which left Puyol and Marquez looking like amateurs. … Continue reading

Champions League Final Will Answer Many Questions

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In just a few hours, the answers will be revealed to these very interesting questions: (1) Can the Premiership or La Liga claim to being the best club league in the world? If Arsenal wins, surely the Premier League is … Continue reading

Can Arsenal Stop Barcelona?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Burnley - Emirates Stadium

I had an interesting conversation with GolTV commentator Phil Schoen this past week (available as episode 7 on the EPL Talk Podcast). We discussed whether it was better for Arsenal to employ the tactics they did in their second leg … Continue reading

If Barcelona play Arsenal in the final…

Posted on by Christopher Harris
FOOTBALL/CHAMPIONS LEAGUE/FC BARCELONA v INTER MILAN

Last night’s match was similar to a chess game, with Arsenal making very few calculated moves and playing very conservatively waiting to capitalize on a mistake from Villarreal, which never materialized. Even though it wasn’t pretty, it was very effective. … Continue reading