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Ligue 1 Recap Of Round 6

Everything you need to know about football in France last weekend. The game of the week-end: Toulouse-Caen Ligue 1 is not known for its crazy number of goals per games, and the words you hear from players and coaches who discover French football are typically “strong”, “defensive”, “tight lines”. But […]

Champions League Round of 16: Arsenal v Barcelona

WOW ! Some great match-ups including a repeat of last season’s final with Inter Milan facing Bayern Munich. The match-up that will likely garner more press is the Arsenal v Barcelona. The two clubs play similar styles though Barcelona is still the better side for my money. It’s not impossible […]

What Matches Do You Want To See In The Knockout Stages?

The Champions League group stages have finished, and now it’s time to see which teams will face each other in the round of 16 which is coming up next. UEFA will be drawing the match-ups for the Champions League and the Europa League on December 17th, and there’s a set of guidelines […]

Roma Score Late In Comeback Win Over Bayern

In the first eight matches of this Champions League matchday, there was plenty of excitement to go around. Some sides like Chelsea have made sure that they’re going through top of the group, while others like Arsenal have complicated their Champions League campaign terribly. In these eight games, there were […]

Real Madrid Grab Last-Gasp Goal For 2-2 Draw

After a truly fantastic matchday of Champions League action, there are so many things to review, especially after so many goals were scored. There were 53 goals scored in all 16 matches of the Champions League this midweek, that’s an average of 3.31 goals per game! Not bad at all. […]

African Cup Of Nations Round Up: Days 1-4

Well we all know how the competition started but the tournament kicked off in earnest on Sunday evening with the host nation Angola entertaining Mali. Hopes were high after all the political wrangling that engulfed the weekend, football could return to the forefront. What no-one expected was a series of […]

Champions League – Group Stage Draw

Group A Bayern Munchen Juventus Bordeaux Maccabi Haifa Group B Manchester United CSKA Moskow Besiktas Wolfsburg Group C AC Milan Real Madrid Marseille FC Zurich Group D Chelsea Porto Atletico Madrid APOEL Group E Liverpool Lyon Fiorentina Debrecen Group F Barcelona Internazionale Dynamo Kiev Rubin Kazan Group G Sevilla Rangers […]

Burnley Already Upturn The Applecart

Admit it, after the lacklustre opening day game against Stoke City, you simply couldn’t see Burnley picking up anything from their next 2 games with Everton and Manchester United visiting Turf Moor. They were tough games, that most established Premiership sides wouldn’t be relishing to have back to back so […]

Can Manchester City Win The UEFA CUP?

Could Manchester City finally put their 33 year major trophy drought to bed this season by winning the UEFA Cup this season? Why not, what  with Ajax crashing out last night at the hands of Marseille and Zenit St Petersburg and CSKA Moscow losing today, the competition for the trophy […]

Champions League Matchday 5 Preview

There are some pivotal battles to be fought in the upcoming Matchday and while some groups look to have clear patterns emerging, others could go down to the wire. Let’s take a whirlwind tour of the current state of the groups along with my speculations on the ties on Matchday […]

Champions League Matchday 4 — Tuesday Preview

Matchday 4 should be a pivotal one as many groups may well be decided once the games are completed. Who needs a win and who can afford to slip? Let’s take a look at Tuesday’s games. Group A Roma need to win at home against Chelsea but that is looking […]

Champions League: Your Running Commentary

The group stage of the Champions League begins today with several intriguing matches as well as the return of Chelsea and Liverpool to continental football. Be sure to set your DVRs for the following matches on TV today in the United States (all times eastern). Bordeaux vs. Chelsea: 2:30pm ESPN2/ESPN360.com […]

European Roundup: 10 countries in 10 minutes or less!

This leg of our European tour starts in France where Bordeaux revived their Ligue 1 title hopes when Pierre Ducasse’s stunning 25-metre strike in stoppage time earned them a 2-1 win at Olympique Marseille on the weekend. Second-placed Bordeaux, on 71 points with two games left, are two points behind […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

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“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]