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Tag Archives: UEFA Champions League

Manchester United Supporters Will Lift Their Club To One More Night Of European Glory

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Manchester United is staring at what could be its last Champions League home match for some time when it … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid Have Broken Barcelona and Real Madrid’s Stranglehold On Spanish Football

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Over the past ten seasons, Barcelona and Real Madrid have finished first and second in La Liga eight times. During that time, only two clubs have been able to break through the Spanish giants’ dominance of the Primera Division: Valencia (who … Continue reading

In Spite Of Recent Setbacks, Manchester United Are Poised To Finish Top Of Their Champions League Group

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Sometimes you just can’t explain sports. Eight years ago, Liverpool ended up finishing second in their Champions League group and fifth in the Premier League table, but ended the season as champions of Europe. The English club edged out Olympiacos … Continue reading

Manchester United’s Unbeaten Streak Faces Its Sternest Test Against Bayer Leverkusen

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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It is safe to say that David Moyes assumed the toughest job in the world of football when he was handpicked to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Manchester United. The Scottish-born manager inherited a club rich in history, has … Continue reading

Celtic Park Is Set To Rock For One More European Night

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Celtic are facing a win-or-go-home scenario when they host AC Milan in Tuesday evening’s Champions League group stage match. A win could see Celtic catapulted into second place; a loss would effectively eliminate the Hoops from this season’s European competition. … Continue reading

Why the Next 2 Weeks Will Determine If Southampton Are Ready For a Top Four Challenge

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Southampton is currently third in the Premier League table and have already taken points from English giants Liverpool and Manchester United. Their early season success raises the question: “When are people going to accept Southampton as a serious Top Four … Continue reading

Diego Simeone And Atletico Madrid Continue To Succeed And Are Hungering For More

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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With their 4-0 home win over Austria Wien today and Zenit St. Petersburg’s 1-1 draw with Porto, Atletico Madrid is guaranteed to win Group G and has secured qualification to the Champions League Round of 16. Atleti have won all four … Continue reading

Manchester United’s Recent Form Will Be Tested Against Real Sociedad

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Despite their early season struggles in the Premier League, Manchester United enter today’s Champions League encounter against Real Sociedad on top of Group A with seven points after three matches. With road games in Spain today and later in Group … Continue reading

We Are Witnessing the Final Stages of Liverpool’s Revival

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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“Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light.” – John Milton, Paradise Lost Don’t go jumping to any conclusions. Liverpool Football Club still has work to do. However, the light is becoming clearer and … Continue reading

Manchester United Face A Defining Moment Against Shakhtar Donetsk

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United will be walking into a cauldron of noise when they enter Donbass Arena for their UEFA Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk today. Donetsk has never lost at home to an English team in the Champions League and … Continue reading

Why A Soccer Manager Has The Toughest Job in the World of Sports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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On April 22 2012, Josep “Pep” Guardiola announced to the world that he would be stepping down as manager of FC Barcelona. That declaration was made by a forty-one year old man who had guided his club to thirteen titles in … Continue reading

Why I Am Still Avoiding the MLS All Star Game

Posted on by Robert Hay

About a year ago on this site, I wrote an article about why I would not be watching the MLS All Stars face off against Manchester United at Red Bull Arena.  In essence, I felt that another meaningless friendly, but … Continue reading

Is The Current Champions League Format Superior To The Old European Cup Scheme?

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Some readers of EPL Talk are new or semi new to football, based outside of the continent of Europe yet possess an affection for the UEFA Champions League unmatched to that of even the Premier League. The current format of Europe’s premier club … Continue reading

Champions League Round of 16: Arsenal v Barcelona

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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 … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 8 Review: Villarreal Announces Their Intentions For La Liga’s Crown

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The first year of the post-Manuel Pellegrini era commenced with a startling thud, as through seven rounds last season, Villarreal propped every other Primera División team up at the bottom of the table.  This smooth, plucky team from the Valencian … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Preview – Part One

Posted on by Chris McQuade

Tonight see’s the opening games of the 2010/2011 UEFA Champions League competition. With all 4 English teams in the group stages and this being Tottenham’s first crack at Europe the competition will be given a lot of attention over the … Continue reading

A Little Perspective for Manchester United Supporters

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Manchester United were eliminated from the most coveted Cup competition in the world on Wednesday night in heartbreaking fashion. Having won their home leg 3-2 and finishing off the tie with a level aggregate score of 4-4, United were put … Continue reading