Leagues: Champions League

The Thrill of Chasing UEFA Champions League Qualification: The Heart of English Football

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The last time I wrote one of these columns, Everton’s season looked all but done. A 4-1 defeat in the FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal seemed to have put an end to the Toffees’ challenging for anything of note in … Continue reading

Draw for UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals Revealed

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The draw for the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League semi-finals have been made, and we now know who the four teams (Chelsea, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich) will play. REAL MADRID vs BAYERN MUNICH ATLETICO MADRID vs CHELSEA  Before the … Continue reading

When is the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Draw? Everything You Need to Know

Posted on by Siddharth Dhruva
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The draw for the semi-finals of the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League will occur on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland. It’ll be shown live on UEFA.com beginning at 6am ET. With the Champions League quarter finals coming to an end on Wednesday … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League: What We’ve Learnt From This Week’s Quarter-Finals

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Just four teams remain in the UEFA Champions League, and after a quartet of exceptional quarter-final ties, this tournament seems intent on getting better and better. At this juncture, each of the four sides left in the competition know they’re … Continue reading

Cristiano Ronaldo Out For Two More Weeks, Could Miss Copa del Rey Final

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Cristiano Ronaldo has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury and is expected to be out for the next two weeks, which means he’ll miss next week’s Copa del Rey Final against Barcelona and possibly the first leg of the UEFA … Continue reading

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United and Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona, 2nd Leg: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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If you missed the UEFA Champions League second leg matches or you want to see the highlights again, here are the videos of Bayern Munich vs Manchester United and Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona. Note that due to rights restrictions, the videos … Continue reading

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United & Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US: Bayern Munich vs Manchester United, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer 2Go Starting line-ups: Bayern Munich: Neuer, Dante, Ribéry, … Continue reading

Demba Ba Deserves More Starts As Chelsea Striker Instead of as Rarely-Used Super Sub

Posted on by Jeffrey Poling
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Jose Mourinho has spent a lot of time trying to keep up appearances in his press conferences. Throughout the season, he has put together these mind games in order to (according to most) deflect pressure from his team: Things like … Continue reading

Where Are They Now? Players From Bayern Munich-Manchester United 1999 Champions League Final

Posted on by Siddharth Dhruva
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Fifteen years after the unbelievable UEFA Champions League final between the European giants Bayern Munich and Manchester United, the two teams clash again this week in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. There’s no question that the 1999 … Continue reading

WATCH Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain and Dortmund vs Real Madrid Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In the second legs of the UEFA Champions League matches between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain & Borussia Dortmund versus Real Madrid, two of the teams had a convincing aggregate lead with PSG ahead 3-1 from the first match, and Real … Continue reading

WATCH Bayern Munich vs Manchester United, 1999 Champions League Final; The Full 90 Minutes [VIDEO]

Posted on by Matt Jones
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Editor’s note: This marks the first of a new series, entitled ‘The Full 90 Minutes,’ at World Soccer Talk where we bring you classic matches from years gone by. The concept of the series is that we’ll hand pick the … Continue reading

WATCH Jose Mourinho’s Post-Match Interview After Chelsea Beat PSG On Away Goals [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists that his run down the touchline after Demba Ba scored the decisive goal was not to celebrate the goal, but to give Demba Ba and Fernando Torres his tactical changes. Mourinho added, “I think the … Continue reading

WATCH Jose Mourinho’s Celebratory Run After Chelsea Beat PSG On Away Goals [GIF]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho celebrated Chelsea’s decisive goal against Paris Saint-Germain by running down the touchline and celebrating with his players. With Chelsea leading 1-0 (but losing 2-3 on aggregate) after Andre Schurrle scored for the Blues in the first … Continue reading

Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US: Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go Starting line-ups: Chelsea: … Continue reading

Why Manchester United Will Continue To Pursue Toni Kroos

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Daily Telegraph’s Oliver Brown recently wrote: “More than William Carvalho at Sporting Lisbon, or Ilkay Gündogan at Borussia Dortmund, it is Kroos who potentially offers the single most effective antidote to United’s midfield malaise.” What Toni Kroos represents to … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League: What We’ve Learnt From This Week’s Quarter-Finals

Posted on by Matt Jones
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The first-legs of four stellar quarterfinal ties were played out this week, as the eight remaining teams in the Champions League looked to keep their European dreams alive. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to pick a potential winner from the remaining … Continue reading

Cristiano Ronaldo Equals Messi’s Record For Most Goals In One UEFA Champions League Season

Posted on by Siddharth Dhruva
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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has equaled Lionel Messi’s record for the most number of goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season. The Real Madrid superstar’s strike on Wednesday night against Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-final first-leg at … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Rues Sloppy and Ridiculous Defensive Mistakes in 3-1 Loss to PSG [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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In his post-match interview, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho described the goals that his team conceded in the 3-1 loss to Paris Saint Germain as sloppy and ridiculous. Mourinho was disappointed with the poor clearance that resulted in the first goal, … Continue reading