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Tag Archives: Champions League

Wembley Gets Champions League Final and Other Stories

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

It took a little time, but the Champions League Final is heading to Wembley Stadium. It took a little extra time, and a vote by parliament to exempt tax rules on players who would play in the final, for Wembley … Continue reading

History Of the European Cup and Champions League Tournaments

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The European Cup and subsequently the Champions League are the ultimate prize in European club football. To become champions in your own country is a feat which clubs are rightly proud, but to become a member of a Champions League … Continue reading

I'm On Setanta Sports: Big In Japan

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The latest episode of I’m On Setanta Sports features an assortment of classic scenes such as Fergie losing his mind, Wayne Rooney singing “Big In Japan,” Jose’s viewpoints on the Champions League draw, and satellite delay problems which cause a … Continue reading

Premier League Clubs Face Tricky Opposition In Champions League

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The draw for round of last 16 in the Champions League was announced this morning, and there are some massive matches in store featuring Premier League teams. Here’s the draw in full: Chelsea v Juventus Villarreal v Panathinaikos Sporting Lisbon … Continue reading

Champions League Knockout Round Draw on Friday

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just a reminder that the draw for the next round of the 2008-09 Champions League takes place this Friday There are plenty of familiar names in the draw as ten of the sides that reached this stage last season are … Continue reading

Man United 2-2 Aalborg: Tevez Has A Lot To Learn

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If Carlos Tevez wants to be a starter for Manchester United, he needs to be more clinical in front of goal. Against Danish side Aalborg on Wednesday night in the Champions League, Tevez blew several chances to put the game … Continue reading

Champions League Action Today – Which Face Will Mourinho Wear?

Posted on by Kevin Walker

Werder Bremen vs. Inter Milan After winning at the weekend in Rome, beating opponents Lazio by a score of 3 – 0, Mr. Mourinho has stressed to his players it’s victory or bust against Werder Bremen today. So boisterous has Mourinho been … Continue reading

Soccer News From The Blogosphere

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Champions League football returns today with both Chelsea and Liverpool in action. Chelsea is at home versus Cluj in a must-win game for Gene Hackman, I mean Luiz Felipe Scolari, (ESPN2 and ESPN360, 2:30pm ET) while PSV takes on Liverpool … Continue reading

Are the English sides once again the teams to avoid in the next round of the Champions League?

Posted on by Chris Rivers

With only three places left in the next round of this seasons Champions League and with only five teams capable of filling those spots it seems like a good time to look ahead to the draw for the knockout stages. … Continue reading

Liverpool Advance While Chelsea Can't Jump

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

Liverpool guaranteed advancement into the knockout stages with a Steven Gerrard twenty-second minute strike while Chelsea have to win against Cluj on matchday six to guarantee Champions League survival after Diawara’s workrate the whole match was rewarded with an eighty-third … Continue reading

Champions League Final 16 – Juventus Roma Inter And Then There Were Three

Posted on by Kevin Walker

   Atop Group A Roma have definitely turned the right corner with a renewed march toward this year’s Champions League final again possible.  After a terrible start to their domestic season and the shocking opening  loss to CFR Cluj in the Group … Continue reading

England On The Verge Of Champions League Domination?

Posted on by Kevin Walker

One only need look to the winner’s table for the last decade and lack of dominance by English clubs at the highest level of European club competition is sobering.   Since 1999 there have been 3 titles won by English Premier League … Continue reading

Roma Storms Back Against Chelsea

Posted on by Kevin Walker

Roma 3 – 1 Chelsea Goalscorers: Panucci 34 (R), Vucinic 48, 58 (R), Terry 75 (C) Roma: 4-4-2 Doni; Panucci, Juan, Mexes, Cicinho; Pizarro, De Rossi, Brighi, Perrotta (Taddei 72); Vucinic (Riise 88), Totti (Baptista 62) Chelsea: 4-1-4-1 Cech; Bosingwa … Continue reading

Strachan right to back United

Posted on by Chris Rivers

After seeing his team well and truly played off the park Celtic manager Gordon Strachan honoured United as being the best side his Scottish champions had ever faced in Europe. That is some accolade when you consider that the Bhoys … Continue reading

Ranieri Reprieve As Juventus Defeat Real Madrid

Posted on by Kevin Walker

Champions League Group Stage Juventus 2 – 1 Real Madrid CF Italian giants Juventus currently sit 12th in Serie A and with rumblings Monday of lack of security for manager Claudio Ranieri’s position, Ranieri was definitely starting to feel the heat. Both club … Continue reading

UEFA’s Stand For Club Identity And Fair Practices

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This may be a bit long-winded and rambling but I hope you stick with me as there are a number of important points to discuss.  UEFA recently released a publication entitled “Safeguarding The Heritage And Future Of Team Sport In … Continue reading

Podcast Review: The Third Half

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It may be just me, but lately I’ve been burned out listening to podcasts. So much so that my weekly diet of half a dozen different shows has now dwindled down to one or two. The same goes for non-soccer … Continue reading

Roma Is Burning – Starting With Totti’s Backheel

Posted on by Kevin Walker

Roma Is Burning Or Should Be Roma need to step it up and continue to set a fire underneath themselves, as this season’s Champions League Final will be held at the Stadio Olimpico.  In knowing the final will be played on … Continue reading