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Archives: uefa cup

Transfer Market Update – AC Milan’s Bargain And Manchester United’s Hypocrisy

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

It’s hard to label any transfer deal that costs 21 million Euros a bargain but considering the numbers that have been thrown around this summer, Ronaldinho’s move to AC Milan looks to be cheap. The former two-time World Player of … Continue reading

UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

An amazing 37 ties kick off today as the first round of qualifying for the 2008-09 UEFA Cup takes place. The 37 teams who win this round will be joined by 27 more sides – including the eleven Intertoto Cup third … Continue reading

Intertoto Cup Third Round Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Some of the more well-known clubs jump into the fray in this final round of competition including 2007 Bundesliga champions VfB Stuttgart, Aston Villa (former European Cup and 2001 Intertoto Cup Winners) and Norwegian club Rosenborg. Winners of this round … Continue reading

UEFA Cup To Become Europa League?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Reuters reports that UEFA is considering changing the name of its second tier UEFA Cup competition to the UEFA Europa League or the Europa Cup. The planned rebranding was revealed by Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, also the acting … Continue reading

UEFA Cup – First Qualifying Round Draw

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Football fans in the Faroe Islands were the big winners of the UEFA Cup First Qualifying Round draw, which was made on July 1st. Brondby’s tie against B36 Torshavn and Manchester City’s fixture against EB/Streymur have created some excitement. B36 … Continue reading

PSV Lose Another Star — Gomes Off To Tottenham

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Tottenham have agreed a deal with PSV Eindhoven to sign goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, subject to personal terms, a medical and a work permit. Gomes is 27 and has played internationally for Brazil. He helped PSV to the Dutch title last … Continue reading

UEFA Intertoto Cup – First Round Underway

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Eleven UEFA Cup second qualifying round berths are up for grabs as the final UEFA Intertoto Cup competition began this past weekend. The Intertoto Cup was launched in 1961 as a means of generating money for football pools companies in … Continue reading

Transfer Moves: Dos Santos Departs Barca, AC After Adebayor

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Deals are heating up on the eve of the Euro 2008 tournament so let’s dive straight in and get caught up. This morning’s big news is that Mexican striker Giovani dos Santos has left Barcelona to sign for English club … Continue reading

Manchester City grab UEFA Cup spot

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Manchester City will play in next season’s Uefa Cup after claiming a place via the Premier League’s fair play table. England were awarded an extra place in the tournament after the Premier League came top of Uefa’s fair play rankings. … Continue reading

Transfer Rumours: Ronaldo to Real for how much??

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The biggest news today is coming out of the Manchester United camp, as the Daily Mail has an article that states Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to commit his future to United. Real Madrid are apparently prepared to pay Ronaldo a … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Final – Reflections

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I’ve had some time now to reflect on yesterday’s final and despite my initial displeasure with it, I have to credit Walter Smith for not tinkering with had been a winning formula. He stuck to his tried and tested 4-1-4-1 … Continue reading

FC Zenit win the UEFA Cup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just a quick post to congratulate FC Zenit St. Petersburg on their first ever European title. Second-half strikes from Igor Denisov and Konstantin Zyrianov gave FC Zenit a 2-0 win over Rangers FC in the 2007/08 UEFA Cup final, Russia’s … 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

Roundup of European Domestic League action

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As we wait for the Champions League final, it’s a good time to look at the leagues around Europe and see who will be part of next season’s competition. In this first report, we look at what I would call … Continue reading

UEFA Cup: Bayern bombed out

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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 … Continue reading

2010 CL and UEFA Cup Final Locations Announced

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The historic Santiago Bernabéu, home stadium of Real Madrid CF, in Madrid will host the 2010 UEFA Champions League final, with UEFA awarding the same season’s UEFA Cup final to the Arena Hamburg. Now boasting a capacity of over 71,000, … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Quarterfinal Ties

Posted on by Juan Arango

Leverkusen – Zenit Rangers – Sporting Bayern – Getafe Fiorentina – PSV Away Leg will take place on April 3rd. Return leg will take place on April 10th.