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Archives: Champions League

Rafael Benitez running out of time at Inter

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Lazio inflicted another defeat on Serie A champions Inter with coach Rafael Benitez’s position becoming weaker and weaker with every passing week. The victory against Parma in the previous round was by a big score raising hope the Nerazzurri will … 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

All Italian Sides Win In Champions League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Finally some positive news for Serie A and Italian football in general, this midweek, while some sides played in the Coppa Italia, Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Roma played and won in the Champions League. It was the penultimate matchday … 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

Exciting Rome Derby Coming Up

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

This will be a very interesting weekend, mainly because of all that has happened to mount up to these couple of days. While you had Inter Milan losing 3-1 away to Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League, we also saw … Continue reading

Highs And Lows For Italian Sides In Champions League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

This Champions League midweek had some highs and some lows for the Italian sides in the tournament. And if you’re interested in awesome match reports and other Champions League news, be sure to visit my latest article on Champions League … 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

Inter Milan Defeat Tottenham 4-3

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

While AC Milan and Roma were both humiliated in their Champions League matches yesterday, Inter Milan put on a good show for any people who watched the European champions. Both sides were equal on points at the top of the … Continue reading

Ghost of Jose Mourinho Haunts Milan

Posted on by Robert

Yesterday was a bad day for Serie A in the Champions League.  Roma lost 3-1 at home to FC Basel to fall into last place in Group E, but level on points with Basel and Cluj.  But the big story … 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

Italian teams stumble in Europe

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Champions League and the Europa League are now priorities, now that the Bundesliga has surpassed the Serie A, Italian teams need to pull their weight in European competition. The first matchday of the group stages of the Champions League … 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

Sampdoria heartbreak in Champions League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Today I was a Sampdoria fan, I cheered wildly for them, and I hated Werder Bremen with all my heart. It was partly nationalistic, and mostly due to the fact that I wanted to see Cassano in the Champions League. … Continue reading