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Transfer Update: Reyes to Benfica, Crosas to Celtic, Cuellar to Villa

Benfica have completed their fourth signing of the summer by agreeing a one-year loan deal for Spanish winger Jose Antonio Reyes. The 24-year-old makes the move from Atletico Madrid, with the Lisbon club also having the option to buy the player at the end of his loan spell. Benfica coach […]

UEFA Cup: Bayern bombed out

Let me start this by saying that I expected Bayern to progress but not without a fight. My reasoning was that Zenit St Petersburg would be missing a number of key personnel including the suspended Andrei Arshavin, Radek Šírl and Fernando Ricksen, as well as Nicolas Lombaerts and Kim Dong […]

UEFA Cup Roundup and Quarter-Final Predictions

Benfica’s struggles continued as they failed to make any impression in Spain, as Getafe progressed to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup with a 1-0 (Agg. 3-1) win thanks to Albin’s gorgeous lob. Getafe’s reward is a quarter-final matchup against my favourites to win FC Bayern Munich. Bayern had for […]

Matchday 5 – Tuesday Preview

With Euro 2008 qualifying put to rest and a round of domestic games under their belts, Europe’s top clubs return their focus to the Champions League for Matchday 5. This round of games should clarify which teams will progress though who will finish first or second will come down to […]

Matchday 3; Tuesday Predictions and Players to Watch

Here’s a quick rundown of the Tuesday games. My picks to win are in bold. Stuttgart – LyonLyon’s for has picked up in recent domestic outings while Stuttgart has continued to struggle. I don’t see that changing in this match. Lyon will probably win by a couple of goals. Rangers […]

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Transfer Window Closed

In 11th hour Genoa made probably the most impressive move of the transfer deadline by bringing back Diego Milito from Real Zaragoza. Arrivals 02/09/2008 Iago Falqué Barcelona to Juventus 01/09/2008 Bosko Jankovic to Genoa 01/09/2008 D. Brivio Vicenza to Genoa (Loan) 01/09/2008 Djordje Rakic Salzburg to Reggina (Loan) 01/09/2008 G. […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]