European Football

Bayern Munich still have the players and experience to hurt Liverpool – Football Article

As Manchester United discovered last Tuesday night, in the Champions League, the best sides expose frailties. Tonight, fans of Bayern Munich might fear being similarly schooled as their side, who’ve been experiencing a subpar season by their lofty standards, travel to Anfield. Embed from Getty Images Bayern return to European action in the unusual position of not being comfortably top of the Bundesliga as they turn for home. Doubtless their players will still back themselves to progress in a tournament…

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Spanish Football | Soccer | Sports Blog – Football Article

UEFA Champions League was back this week with the last Group matches scheduled & before the Christmas Break. Two of the four Spanish Football representatives was up for show tonight with the following summary of events, goalscorers & final results. FC BARCELONA hosted English Club TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS with the former having the Top spot of the Group secure & thus not playing for much except prestige. On the other hand Tottenham was battling with Italian Club Inter Milan for the…

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United Will Probably Exit The Champion’s League But The Rest Of The English Clubs Should Be Alright – Football Article

So the bubble has finally burst! Poor little Ole Gunnar Solskjær has lost a game of football for the first time since joining the club as caretaker manager. In fairness, he managed to do it in some style choosing, as he did, a Champion’s League night at Old Trafford against PSG who won quite comfortably by two goals to nil. The mitigating circumstances would be that he lost Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial to injury and had to play entire…

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Spanish Football | Soccer | Sports Blog – Football Article

UEFA Champions League was back tonight after its “in between phase” break with the last 16 teams knock out home & away stage now in motion. Three Spanish Football Clubs are still in the action & while FC Barcelona & Atletico de Madrid play next week, tonight it was REAL MADRID CF which travelled to Holland to play AJAX OF AMSTERDAM. The Final result was a 1 – 2 victory for Real Madrid which still has to be fully secured…

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Spanish Football | Soccer | Sports Blog – Football Article

UEFA Champions League continued tonight with the remaining Group games scheduled which included Real Madrid & Valencia CF in their respective clashes. Here is a brief summary of events, goalscorers & final results. REAL MADRID hosted CSKA MOSCOW with Top spot of the Group assured & playing for prestige & image. While The Russians came into the match looking for a must get victory to assure a chance to get the third place (if Viktoria Plzen did not win their match against…

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Like father, like son – is Timothy Weah destined for greatness? – Football Article

Weah is a legendary name amongst football with George Weah an ex-Ballon d’Or winner and player of Paris Saint-Germain and A.C. Milan to name a few. His son Timothy is quickly rekindling the family name during his current loan spell at Celtic FC. George Weah, was the first African player to ever win the Ballon d’Or and is still the only player from Africa to take the award. Embed from Getty Images His fantastic career is one that will always…

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Spanish Football | Soccer | Sports Blog – Football Article

UEFA celebrated today the match ups for the final 16 teams of the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE phase with the following results: For the Spanish Clubs: – Ajax Amsterdam vs REAL MADRID CF – Olympique Lyon vs FC BARCELONA  – ATLETICO DE MADRID – Juventus FC Dates:  Ajax Amsterdam – Real Madrid CF (away 13th Feb 2019 / return 5th March 2019) Olympique du Lyon – FC Barcelona (away 19th Feb 2019 / return  13th Match 2019) Atletico de Madrid – Juventus FC…

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Be careful what you wish for would-be Premier League clubs – Football Article

Over the weekend I had a lively debate with a Wolverhampton Wanderers-supporting friend who was venting his anger that eight out of their first ten games in 2019 would be moved for TV purposes. My argument was that he should have known what he had signed up for at the start of the season. Whilst Wolves are the current ‘fad’ club, fuelled by significant overseas investment from a long line of messiah’s who would make the club “the biggest in…

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All that glitters certainly isn’t gold – Football Article

It is a clear free-kick on the edge of the Inter Milan box.  25 yards out, dead centre and ten world-class players queueing up to create some magic.  86,000 fans wait expectantly.  The stadium all of a sudden lights up with tens of thousands of mobile phones, trained on the pitch, the owners of them choosing to view the incident through a small screen rather than with their own eyes.  Welcome to Modern Football. It was an opportunity that I…

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History in danger of repeating itself at Villarreal – Football Article

The 13th of May 2012 is a date that all Villarreal supporters long to forget. With the clock winding down on a miserable season, the ‘Yellow Submarine’ looked set to survive an improbable relegation by the skin of their teeth only for an unlikely series of events to send them spiralling down into the Segunda Division. Radamel Falcao’s 88th minute winner for Atletico Madrid at El Madrigal, combined with activity elsewhere, left Spanish football’s 21st century success story reflecting on…

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Analysing German football post 2018…Löw and behold – Football Article

For Die Mannschaft, 2018 was annus horribilis, a year eminently forgettable in more ways than one. Never before in their illustrious history had the German national team failed in successive tournaments in the same year. However, this palpable crisis may also be the harbinger of another good era for arguably the most consistent nation in world football. Embed from Getty Images Seeing the team losing like this and going out at the group stage was not easy. Even if you…

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