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At The Turn: Who Needs to Win

Posted on by Mike

To use a golf analogy, the teams in the group stage of the Champions League make the turn today and tomorrow with the completion of the first three games of the group stage. And while it’s early, for some teams, … Continue reading

A Sporting Chance to Win Group C

Posted on by Mike

What do Werder Bremen, Villareal, Atletico Madrid, Panathinaikos, PSV Eindhoven, Marseille, Dynamo Kyiv, Celtic and Fenerbahce have in common (hint: the answer is not “They’re all in the Champions League group stage which starts today”)? Give up? Well, all of … Continue reading

Champions League Group C Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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 … Continue reading

UEFA Cup All-Star XI

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With the final upon us, I decided to name an all-star XI from this season’s UEFA Cup competition. I will name a Champions League all-star XI on the eve of that final. So, here are my picks: GK – Sébastien … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Final: Zenit v Rangers Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Today’s the big day out for FC Zenit St Petersburg and Rangers FC as they will contest the UEFA Cup final in the City of Manchester Stadium. Rangers, whose European campaign began back on 31 July in the Champions League … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Semi-Finals Set

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Luca Toni continued to justify his massive transfer fee as his brace in extra-time rescued FC Bayern München’s UEFA Cup campaign from being derailed by Spanish club Getafe on Thursday. His 120th minute header allowed Bayern to steal the tie … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Roundup and Quarter-Final Predictions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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 … Continue reading

Matchday 5 – Tuesday Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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 … Continue reading

Matchday 3; Tuesday Predictions and Players to Watch

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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. … Continue reading

Champions League Group F Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Today we look at Group F which features defending English Premier League champs Manchester United, Roma, Sporting Lisbon and Dynamo Kiev. The group looks like ti should belong to the favourites and it will be a battle between Sporting Lison … Continue reading