Tag Archives: Champions League

Italian teams stumble in Europe

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Champions League and the Europa League are now priorities, now that the Bundesliga has surpassed the Serie A, Italian teams need to pull their weight in European competition. The first matchday of the group stages of the Champions League … Continue reading

Does Carlo Ancelotti Need To Win The Champions League for Chelsea?

Posted on by James Beckett

Despite their excellent start to their campaign the pressure is on Chelsea ahead of their Champions League opener tonight. Carlo Ancelotti’s men travel to MSK Zilina and the general consensus amongst the footballing world is that they need to succeed … Continue reading

That's The Champions League For You

Posted on by James Beckett

Eighteen minutes in to their Champions League debut and Tottenham fans could have been forgiven for thinking life in the planets elite club competition was easy. 2-0 up and pressing for a third against a beleaguered Werder Bremen side, Spurs … Continue reading

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 2: Sept. 11 – Sept. 16

Posted on by Andy Pineda

La Liga clubs spent a week on vacation after the opening round of fixtures because of the international FIFA date, although for Real Madrid and Barcelona, many of their players were on international duty.  In particular, ten players from Barcelona … Continue reading

Should Tottenham Make A Last Ditch Transfer Move?

Posted on by James Beckett

With the transfer window slamming shut tomorrow Tottenham have surprisingly been one of the most inactive clubs. But should Harry Redknapp make a last ditch attempt to strengthen his squad ahead of their assault on the Champions League? Redknapp’s quiet … Continue reading

Hodgson Transfers to Bring Liverpool Success?

Posted on by James Beckett

Fernando Torres returned to goal scoring form to give Liverpool’s season a much needed kick-start against West Brom. But will this be the start of a bright season for Roy Hodgson’s side or will the men from Merseyside disappoint once … Continue reading

Inter Sweeps UEFA Awards, Plus Champions League Draw Analysis

Posted on by Robert

Today’s UEFA Champions League draw was one that should prove that Serie A is still one of the premier leagues in the world, and that Inter is arguably the world’s best club.  The Nerazzurri swept the UEFA individual awards: Goalkeeper … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Sampdoria Adjusts to Life At the Top

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Last season was a special one for the Blucerchiati, as they finished the season in fourth place in Serie A and qualified for the Champions League.  The club also unveiled a striker-duo that could not only lead Sampdoria to further … Continue reading

Sampdoria heartbreak in Champions League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Today I was a Sampdoria fan, I cheered wildly for them, and I hated Werder Bremen with all my heart. It was partly nationalistic, and mostly due to the fact that I wanted to see Cassano in the Champions League. … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Can Cavani Take Napoli to the Champions League?

Posted on by Robert

In 2005-2006, Napoli was looking to escape dire finances and Serie C1.  In 2010-2011, Napoli can credibly claim that it is competing for a Champions League berth.  The Partenopei led by their president Aurelio De Laurentiis have been slowly built … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – The Resurrection of Juventus

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Mention the 2009-2010 season to Juventus’ 170 million fans and they will shake their head in disgust.  Italy’s most successful and beloved soccer team was a shell of itself, missing out on a European tournament spot due to poor play … Continue reading

Serie A preview – Will Inter’s run end?

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

How can you follow up a season which finished with a treble? After 5 years of dominance in Italy, Inter Milan finally dominated in Europe, and now Rafa Benitez is left with a tough job on his hands. Benitez wants … Continue reading

Serie A Preview – Genoa Aims for European Success

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Italy’s oldest soccer club finished a disappointing ninth last season, and the management has made it clear this offseason that such a result is unacceptable.  Disappointing play by a number of key players left the club outside the top six, … Continue reading

Champions League, Europa Draws Announced

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Earlier today, UEFA unveiled its pairings for both the UEFA Champions League play-off rounds and the UEFA Europa League play-off draw.  For Champions League participant Sampdoria, they will take on Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen on August 18 (away) and … Continue reading

Inter Dismantle Manchester City 3-0 in Baltimore

Posted on by Rami Soufi

While this was a mere friendly and many of the starters from both teams were not on hand, the manner with which Inter overcame Manchester City serves as a warning for those aiming to dethrone the Serie A champions and … Continue reading

Rafa’s Eto’o: More goals

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Samuel Eto’o has won plenty of trophies, scored plenty of goals, and played in plenty of different systems. He has often played as a center-forward, finishing plays and scoring lots of goals, but for Inter Milan, under the orders of … Continue reading

Manchester City And Mancini Struggling To Attract Big Name Signings!

Posted on by Thomas Flower

All Manchester City fans were expecting a busy summer at Eastlands and while they have brought in £75 million pounds worth of talent, the players that have arrived will not spark fear into Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal. City have … Continue reading

Derek Rae Leaving U.S. to Join ESPN in UK

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Derek Rae, one of the most talented US-based soccer commentators, will call his last game for ESPN US next week before he heads to the United Kingdom to work for ESPN UK. Rae will be the ESPN UK’s main commentator … Continue reading