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Archives: Champions League

Milan – Tottenham Match Marred By Thuggery

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I was looking forward to an exciting Champions League tie between perennials AC Milan and newcomers Tottenham Hotspur. The match did deliver excitement but was marred by the mindless actions of both Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso and Mathieu Flamini. UEFA … Continue reading

Tough Draw In Europe For Italian Teams

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

With the Champions League and Europa League draws having taken place, the rest of the season is slowly drifting into a more predictable mush. There’s just one last weekend of Serie A action (this weekend), and then there’s a solid … Continue reading

Champions League Round of 16: Arsenal v Barcelona

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

WOW ! Some great match-ups including a repeat of last season’s final with Inter Milan facing Bayern Munich. The match-up that will likely garner more press is the Arsenal v Barcelona. The two clubs play similar styles though Barcelona is … Continue reading

Roma Through To The Champions League Knockout Stages

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

It’s good to know that there will be three sides from the Serie A in the Champions League round of 16 representing Italy. While AC Milan and Inter Milan had already secured their qualification mathematically for the knockout stages of … Continue reading

FC København Make History

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Congratulations to FC København for becoming the first Danish club through to the last 16 in the UEFA Champions League era. This goes down as one of their biggest successes in European club competition since they reached the quarter finals … Continue reading

Tottenham And United Qualify In First Place

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Champions League group stages have been extremely exciting this season, and as the knockout stages draw nearer, we’re beginning to see the sides which will take part in the latter stages of the competition. Right now, the sides which … Continue reading

Inter Humiliated By Bremen With 3-0 Loss

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Although Rafa Benitez’s Inter has qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League in the same position that Mourinho’s did a season ago, things look very different for the Spaniard. This is after their 3-0 loss away against Werder … Continue reading

Roma And Inter Need Wins In Champions League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

It’s the final group stages matchday of the Champions League, and Roma and Inter Milan need to win their midweek matches. After such a poor display from Italian sides in the Europa League, the Serie A needs to hold its … Continue reading

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