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  • Sunday, February 14

    NEC vs. PSV, 10:45am ET, NGSN

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    Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich, 11:30am ET, FS2 & FOX Soccer 2GO.

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    Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid, 12:15pm ET, beIN SPORTS and fuboTV

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    Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo, 2:30pm ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

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    Pachuca vs. Puebla, 8pm ET, NBC Universo

Daniel Osvaldo Reportedly Heading to Inter Milan On Loan From Southampton

Southampton striker Daniel Osvaldo is a target of FC Internazionale, the Italian press reports. The 28-year-old striker played the last six months for FC Internazionale’s most hatred rivals and Serie A champions, FC Juventus. The Argentine born striker joined Southampton last year for €15 million. He played the first part […]

Inzaghi Will Not Solve Milan’s Woes

  Recently, I wrote a piece pointing the finger for AC Milan’s woes at one man, Silvio Berlusconi.  While I hope you read and comment on the article, the short summary is that Milan needs new ideas (and more money) to break free of the status quo they increasingly are […]

Inter Milan Completes The Italian Job on Barcelona in the Champions League

The sprinklers rose up from the pitch and sprayed the Inter Milan players and staff.  The Barcelona anthem, “Cant del Barça,” blared through the loudspeakers as the Culés did not know whether to clap off their Blaugrana heroes or vehemently whistle at the unwanted visitors from northern Italy.  This sense […]

Why is Defense So Reviled in Football?

The theory is that because of the low amount of scoring in football, using particularly protective and cynical tactics ruins the sport whose nature inhibits a high amount of goals per match.  Football’s common nickname is “The Beautiful Game,” but from where did that phrase initially originate?  Credit is usually […]

Champions League Tuesday Scores

Madrid Feel  “El Chorreo” At Casa De Anfield Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid LIV: Torres (16′), Gerrard (27′ pk, 47′), Dossena (88′) LIV adv. on 5-0 agg. Drogba and Essien Are Money- Again Juventus 2-2 Chelsea JUV:  Iaquinta (18′), Del Piero (74′) CHE:  Essien (45’+1′), Drogba (83′) CHE adv. on 3-2 […]

New Match Fix Scandal Hits Serie A

The BBC, goal.com, The Guardian and other news sources are reporting that five players have been charged over alleged match-fixing of last season’s Serie A fixtures between Atalanta and relegated Livorno. Atalanta’s Gian Paolo Bellini and Livorno’s former captain David Balleri have been charged with match-fixing. Brothers Emanuele and Antonio […]

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Kevin Strootman Not For Sale Despite Champions League Exit, Says AS Roma Official

AS Roma general director Mauro Bladissoni has stressed that midfielder Kevin Strootman is not for sale despite his side’s early exit from the Champions League. The official also noted the Serie A club’s president, James Pallotta, is angered by the constant transfer speculation linking the Dutch international with a move away […]

Jamie Trecker Interview Completed

I finished taping the much anticipated and discussed interview with Jamie Trecker this afternoon and the podcast should be released in the next few days. Thanks to everyone for submitting questions, and those of you in the Bay Area, his response was interesting towards the questions you asked.

La Liga in the UEFA Champions League: A Recap

Tuesday and Wednesday brought about Match Day 2 in the UEFA Champions League, and the four representatives from Spain had interesting ties that helped shape their respective groups.  On Tuesday, Sevilla FC visited Rangers FC at the Ibrox Stadium, where the European night atmosphere is second to none, buoying their […]

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Chelsea boss Hiddink pleads for Friday night Euro relief

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink pleaded with the Premier League to introduce Friday night football in an effort to maximize his side’s chances of Champions League success. Hiddink’s team face Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital on Tuesday in a tough last-16, first-leg match-up having played on Saturday evening when they […]

First Pep, then Klopp: Augsburg relish ‘dream’ games

Bundesliga strugglers Augsburg insist they are relishing their forthcoming dream home ties against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Guardiola will bring Bundesliga leaders Bayern to Augsburg’s WWK Arena for a league clash on Sunday before Klopp’s Liverpool are the visitors next Thursday in the Round of 32, […]