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Leagues: Champions League

ESPN Deportes continues focus on covering variety of soccer leagues

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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During the busy Sportel America industry conference last week in Miami, ESPN Deportes General Manager Lino Garcia took time out of his busy day to update the readers of World Soccer Talk regarding the most recent developments at ESPN Deportes. Asked … Continue reading

Morgan Schneiderlin wants to leave Southampton unless they qualify for Champions League

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Morgan Schneiderlin has reiterated his desire to leave Southampton should the club fail to qualify for the Champions League. The 25-year-old midfielder is currently with the French national team as they prepare for today’s friendly against Brazil. Last summer, amid … Continue reading

The 2004 AS Monaco Champions League underdog story

Posted on by Julian Delicata
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AS Monaco’s surprise aggregate victory against Arsenal last week makes this the ideal time to reminisce on another side from the royal principality that defied all odds in the Champions League. It’s time to put our nostalgic hats on and … Continue reading

TV viewing numbers for soccer games on US television; March 16-22, 2015

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Looking at the viewing data for soccer games shown on US television during the past week, these are sobering numbers. There’s a lot of insight that you can read into these numbers, such as: • How much of an impact el Clasico … Continue reading

The dangers of FOX Sports putting too much emphasis on Premier League teams

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Although they may not admit it publicly, FOX Sports will be most disappointed that the English Premier League teams have been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League Round of 16 stages. After all, for years, European … Continue reading

Draw for UEFA Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals revealed

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The draw for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals has been completed in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday, generating several interesting matchups including a Madrid derby. The draw for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals is: PSG v Barcelona Atletico … Continue reading

Premier League’s Euro-flop is no real cause for alarm; By Simon Evans

Posted on by Simon Evans
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So much for the ‘Greatest League in the World’ eh? For the second time in three seasons, no Premier League club has made it into the last 16 of the Champions League. All the millions spent by Chelsea, Manchester City, … Continue reading

Wenger says away goals rule outdated in European matches

Posted on by PA Sport
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not believe English football is suffering a European crisis with no teams in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but has called for the "outdated" away goals rule to be changed. Manchester City followed the … Continue reading

Messi hails ‘phenomenal’ Joe Hart

Posted on by PA Sport
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Lionel Messi called Joe Hart's performance "phenomenal" after the Manchester City goalkeeper prevented defeat becoming humiliation against Barcelona on Wednesday night. Barca won 1-0 in the Nou Camp to complete a 3-1 aggregate win over City, but the scoreline would … Continue reading

Watch Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City match highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by PA Sport
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Lionel Messi and Barcelona turned on the style to dump Manchester City and their inspired goalkeeper Joe Hart out of the Champions League. It was thanks to Hart's heroics that Barcelona could manage only a 1-0 win at the Nou … Continue reading

Barcelona vs Manchester City and Dortmund vs Juventus: TV times and open thread

Posted on by PA Sport
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Incredibly, Manchester City is England’s last hope of a Premier League team qualifying for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. At the same time, City faces the toughest task — trying to overturn a 1-2 deficit from the home … Continue reading

Pep Guardiola to make Camp Nou return today after three year absence

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Pep Guardiola will return to the Camp Nou later today after a three year absence to watch the return leg between Barcelona and Manchester City. The Bayern Munich manager is taking advantage of a week without fixtures in order to scout potential … Continue reading

Massimiliano Allegri knows Juventus need to score against Borussia Dortmund

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Juventus enter today’s Champions League Round of 16 return leg against Borussia Dortmund holding a 2-1 advantage. Coach Massimiliano Allegri knows his side can advance to the quarter-finals of the competition with a 0-0 draw. But the Italian boss is … Continue reading

Barcelona vs Manchester City; predicted lineups and team news

Posted on by Ayo Isaiah
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Manchester City travel to Spain to play Barcelona for the second consecutive season and must score at least two goals to progress into the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time. Manuel Pellegrini’s men are in terrible form … Continue reading

4 ways Manchester City can give Barcelona a run for its money

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Manchester City’s recent league form has resembled the club’s constant struggles in Europe – lots of meaningless possession punctuated by defensive errors and eventual capitulation. Now Manuel Pellegrini faces Barcelona for the fourth time in thirteen months with his job … Continue reading

Barcelona focused on Manchester City despite looming El Clasico showdown

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Barcelona enter this important week of fixtures in perhaps their best form of the season. Since their disappointing defeat to Real Sociedad in early January, the Catalan club has now won 16 of seventeen matches in all competitions, while outscoring their … Continue reading

Jurgen Klopp never doubted his philosophy despite Dortmund’s early struggles

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Borussia Dortmund’s early season struggles in the Bundesliga have been well documented. Despite finishing on top of their Champions League group, Jurgen Klopp side’s continued its nosedive in the German league through the winter break. On February 4, 10-man Augsburg handed BVB a … Continue reading