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Archives: Champions League

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

UEFA Champions League Preview – Chelsea vs Schalke 04

Posted on by Cronan Yu
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Jose Mourinho will be hoping that his charges can maintain their incredible run of form against Schalke on Wednesday evening having enjoyed a blistering start to the season. The Londoners have four wins from four matches to their name in … Continue reading

Diego Costa Might Be Fit To Play Swansea Saturday Following International Break

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Diego Costa is being looked at by staff doctors heading into Chelsea’s game against Swansea City this Saturday. Costa has suffered from various leg injuries over the last year, a large cause for concern for many Chelsea fans after hearing … Continue reading

Arsenal vs Besiktas Player Ratings

Posted on by Aundre Jacobs
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Arsene Wenger and his men were all smiles after they survived a scare against Turkish giants Besiktas in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying match. Marquee summer signing Alexis Sanchez netted his first goal goal for the club, … Continue reading

Legia Warsaw Appeal Rejected By The Court Of Arbitration For Sport

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has had a busy few days. Last week, the court upheld FIFA’s four-month ban on Uruguay international Luis Suarez. Although it did rule that his ban on all football-related activity was “excessive”, thus … Continue reading

Vanishing Spray Will Be Used in the UEFA Champions League

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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Vanishing spray, named 9:15 Fairplay after the amount of distance between the defensive wall and the free-kick taker, is making its way from the 2014 World Cup to the UEFA Champions League for the 2014-2015 season and could be heading … Continue reading

3 Secrets Behind Diego Simeone’s Success at Atletico Madrid

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski
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The final of the 2014 UEFA Champions League, on Saturday May 24, will be the fifth one-country final, and Atletico Madrid’s first Champions League final in history. Diego “El Cholo” Simeone has singlehandedly transformed a team that was falling behind … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League: What We’ve Learnt From the Opening Round Of 16 Games

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The Champions League is back in earnest after the first-legs of the opening four knockout ties were played this week. As is typically the case with Europe’s premier club competition, we’ve already had our fair share of quality, controversy and … Continue reading

Manchester United’s Unbeaten Streak Faces Its Sternest Test Against Bayer Leverkusen

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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It is safe to say that David Moyes assumed the toughest job in the world of football when he was handpicked to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Manchester United. The Scottish-born manager inherited a club rich in history, has … Continue reading

Picking A Champions League Team of the Season: Who Makes Your XI?

Posted on by Matt Jones
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So, at the conclusion of another season, time to reflect on who the standout performers have been in this campaign. After the first all German final in Champions League history, I decided to pick a best XI based on performances … Continue reading

Champions League Final Match Highlights, Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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In one of the most memorable and exciting Champions League Finals in recent memory, Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund on the pitch at Wembley Stadium in London, England. In case you missed it, or if you want to watch it … Continue reading

Champions League Final, Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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WHO: Borussia Dortmund versus Bayern Munich WHAT: Champions League Final WHEN: Kick-off is scheduled for 2:45pm ET WHERE: Live from Wembley Stadium in London HOW: Viewers in the USA can watch the game live on FOX (the free-to-air network) and FOX … Continue reading