Archives: Europa League

Harry Redknapp vs the Europa League

Posted on by Matthew Barnette

September 15 was the kick-off for the group stage of the Europa League. The Europa League isn’t the most popular competition for some in the Premier League. Harry Redknapp isn’t thrilled to be in the Europa League. I think it’s … Continue reading

2010-11 Europa League Final: Porto Claim A Quadruple

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

FC Porto wrote another chapter in their majestic season by becoming Europa League champions. Porto beat Sporting Braga 1-0 in the Europa League final at the AVIVA Stadium (referred to as the “Dublin Arena” for this final). Porto had previously … 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

Napoli Qualify For Europa League Knockout Stages

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

While in the Champions League all Italian sides made it through to the knockout stages, there was a fear that in the Europa League there would be no Serie A teams. Luckily, Napoli managed to qualify with a 1-0 win … Continue reading

Only Napoli Left In The Europa League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

While it was a great Champions League group stage for the Italian sides, the Europa League group stages are proving to be more difficult for the Italian sides in the Europa League. In fact, all of the Italian sides have … 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

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

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

Europa League Group Stage Matchups

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I think I am one of the few people in the blog/media realm that seems to enjoy the Europa League (formerly UEFA Cup). I’ve always looked at it as a great way to get more cultured in European football and … Continue reading

Serie A preview – Palermo won’t miss Cavani

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Palermo are one of the best put teams in Serie A, while their president, Zamparini, is a bit crazy, he has made some smart signings. And maybe at first you think that Palermo will suffer without Cavani and Simplicio, I … Continue reading

Juventus beats Shamrock Rovers 1-0 in return leg

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Juventus have passed their first test, they’ve qualified for the next round of the Europa League defeating Shamrock Rovers 2-0 away from home and 1-0 in the return leg at home. Now Juventus will play a play-off against Austrian side … Continue reading

Amauri scores double against Shamrock Rovers

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

While Juve’s main concern this season isn’t the Europa league, the European competition is helping Delneri build his team. So now that Juventus has played and won their first competitive match against Shamrock Rovers in Europa League qualification, Delneri will … Continue reading

Juventus defeat Lyon 2-1 in friendly

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Juventus have been preparing for their Europa League qualifier which will be played against Shamrock Rovers with friendlies against Hamburg (0-0) and Lyon (2-1 for Juventus). Juventus will play the Irish club over two legs, and the team with the … Continue reading

Lazio Continue to Sink while Bari are on the Rise

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

It feels so strange to see Lazio just a couple points from the relegation zone, they won the Serie A in the 1999/2000 season, and to see them possibly relegated just ten years later seems very strange. Imagine Manchester United … Continue reading

UEFA Europa League – Round of 16 Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The Round of 32 produced a few dramatic results including a thrilling two-leg sweep of Roma by Panathinaikos. The Greek club won both legs by identical 3-2 scores and should be full of confidence for their matches against Standard Liège. … Continue reading

Europa League Roundup: Benfica Thrash Everton, Prague Rivals Excel

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I have to start this off by saying thank you to the people behind the scenes at uefa.com for moving their subscription video service away from Windows Media and into a Flash-based format. It’s allowed me to follow all the … Continue reading

Rudolf, Pjanic And Other New Stars To Watch

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This season’s Champions League and Europa League has its usual cast of superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery but I wanted to feature a few names that I think you’ll be hearing a lot more about as the … Continue reading