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Basel must improve record against Portuguese sides to get past Porto

FC Basel must improve its record against Portuguese sides in order to get past FC Porto in their UEFA Champions League last 16 return leg on Tuesday night (3:45pm ET on FOX Sports 2 in the US). The 1-1 first leg draw means Porto are still unbeaten in this season’s competition […]

Paulo Sousa wants Basel on the front foot against high-flying Porto

Later today, the majority of viewers will likely be tuning into see how the defending European champions, Real Madrid, fare against Schalke 04 during their Champions League Round of 16 first leg in Gelsenkirchen. But the most entertaining game of the day will not feature Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, it […]

Champions League preview, predicted lineups, TV schedule and predictions

The knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League typically churns out some of the most dramatic soccer matches of the entire campaign and we don’t have to wait long until the last-16 gets underway. This season’s competition is packed with quality, as the remaining sides look to plot their path […]

Egyptian Winger Mohamed Salah Will Join Liverpool From Basel in January, Says Report: Nightly Soccer Report

Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah will join Liverpool Football Club in January from FC Basel, according to a report tonight. Salah’s close friend and former teammate Mohamed Zika revealed the news to Egyptian TV today. Salah, a 21-year-old winger with 27 caps for Egypt and who is valued at 12million Euros, was named CAF […]

Champions League Heading Towards the Knock-Outs

Only two more rounds of the group stage of the Champions League remain, and for quite a few teams, that means the margin for error is slim to none. Over the final two match days, there are a number of important games that will determine how things shake out. Several […]

Matches To Watch In The Champions/Europa League

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 chosen these matches is by looking at the teams which […]

Champions League Matchday 5 Preview

There are some pivotal battles to be fought in the upcoming Matchday and while some groups look to have clear patterns emerging, others could go down to the wire. Let’s take a whirlwind tour of the current state of the groups along with my speculations on the ties on Matchday […]

Champions League Matchday 4 — Tuesday Preview

Matchday 4 should be a pivotal one as many groups may well be decided once the games are completed. Who needs a win and who can afford to slip? Let’s take a look at Tuesday’s games. Group A Roma need to win at home against Chelsea but that is looking […]

Chelsea and Atletico Impress; Roma Get Shocked

Champions League debutants CFR 1907 Cluj came from behind to beat Roma and record a stunning 2-1 victory at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Beyond the absence of Totti, Roma had a strong squad out on the field and will be disappointed with their performance. There has been a bit […]

Champions League Group C Preview

FC Basel 1893 How They Got Here:Basel beat Vitoria de Guimaraes (also known as Vitoria SC) 2-1 on aggregate in the third round of qualifying. Basel won the Swiss League last season. Star Performer: MF Benjamin Huggel. An experienced member of the Swiss national squad, Huggel is a strong presence […]

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Middlesbrough Unveils New Crest

Last week it was Aston Villa updating its crest. This week it’s Middlesbrough. The northeast club has decided to follow a similar tactic to Villa by unveiling a radically different logo that plays up the team’s proud history. While I liked Aston Villa’s new crest, I’m not won over by […]

Matchday 5 Recap: Ronaldo Given A Roughing Up, Barcelona Win A Wild One,

This recap comes a little late but there are still a few points I wanted to make. First off, I was glad to see the Zenit – Juventus game proceed without incident. After the horrible incident earlier in the week, it would have been understandable had the game been postponed […]

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