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Tag Archives: UEFA Champions League

In Winning the Battle Against Athletic Bilbao, Deportivo La Coruña May Have Lost the War in La Liga

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The use of war imagery for the headline may not be appropriate during these sensitive times, but it aptly describes Deportivo La Coruña’s predicament as they conclude the first half of their season tied for fourth place, the final UEFA … Continue reading

The Europa League is Not the End of the World for Liverpool

Posted on by Dave Warner

It can’t be much fun to be a football fan in the city of Liverpool these days. With Sunday’s Merseyside Derby approaching, the red side has fallen out of the Champions League and is slipping from its Top Four perch, … Continue reading

FC Barcelona Falls Behind Real Madrid Before El Clásico

Posted on by Andy Pineda

In American sports, pundits and journalists throw around the phrase “trap game” when describing a game that would be looked over in anticipation of more important matters in the immediate future.  With a pivotal UEFA Champions League fixture with Inter … Continue reading

Restoring the Romance of the Copa del Rey

Posted on by Andy Pineda

If the Copa del Rey is played, but hardly anyone cares about it, did it really happen?  To say that some of the La Liga teams think of the cup as a nuisance would be quite an understatement.  With the … Continue reading

With Rubin Kazan’s Deserved Victory, FC Barcelona Suffers a Minor Setback

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After a workmanlike 1-0 victory against Almería and a mediocre showing in their 0-0 draw at the Mestalla against Valencia CF on Saturday, FC Barcelona looked to reverse their form in the Champions League against a supposed weaker team in … Continue reading

Why is Defense So Reviled in Football?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The theory is that because of the low amount of scoring in football, using particularly protective and cynical tactics ruins the sport whose nature inhibits a high amount of goals per match.  Football’s common nickname is “The Beautiful Game,” but … Continue reading

La Liga in the UEFA Champions League: A Recap

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Tuesday and Wednesday brought about Match Day 2 in the UEFA Champions League, and the four representatives from Spain had interesting ties that helped shape their respective groups.  On Tuesday, Sevilla FC visited Rangers FC at the Ibrox Stadium, where … Continue reading

Why Aren’t English Teams Making Their Dominance Count in the Champions League?

Posted on by Sebastian Shepard

That the EPL is the best championship in the world is plain for everyone to see.  The teams are far and away the strongest, most physical, and quickest.  With exceptions to super teams like Barcelona, the four Premier League teams … Continue reading

Your 2009 UEFA Champions League Final Liveblog

Posted on by Dave Warner

Some years, it seems like the UEFA Champions League is one part football, four parts money and twelve parts hype. This year, however, the hype surrounding the Champions League Final certainly seems justified. Manchester United v. Barcelona. Champions of England … Continue reading

UEFA Europa League, A Second Rate Competition

Posted on by Christopher Walker

  With four games of the Premier League campaign left, Fulham are leading the ‘race’ for seventh place and for the Cottagers it will be a rare European adventure. This would of course be via the all singing, all dancing … Continue reading

How ESPN Could Get the Champions League Back — And Much More

Posted on by Dave Warner

Earlier this morning, our friend The Gaffer lamented that ESPN’s loss of the UEFA Champions League TV rights would be bad for soccer in America. After all, ESPN remains the primary vehicle for sporting culture in this country, and if … Continue reading