Tag: champions league


The big talking points from the Champions League group stage draw

With the 2020/21 Champions League draw complete, how is the competition shaping up?


Five talking points ahead of Manchester City vs Lyon

Pep Guardiola’s side face a tough test against a side who saw off Juventus in the last round.


What has happened to Italian giants AC Milan?

A look at the decline of one of European football’s greatest clubs.


Bucharest: Champions of Europe

When Communist Romanian Champions Steaua Bucharest stunned Terry Venables’ Barcelona in Seville and were crowned European Champions.


Who will win the Champions League 2015/2016?

The only competition hotter than the Qatar World Cup is back this week and so far the Champions League has seen Europe’s elite playing everywhere from Kazakhstan to Manchester. I’ll take a look at the best bets for


Why the Premier League’s best just don’t cut the mustard in Europe

It’s a typically cold, dreary evening in the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow back in 2008. The stage is set for what many consider to be the biggest annual match in football – the Champions League Final. The two teams in content


Watch: Thomas Muller conducts Bayern fans with megaphone

Following Bayern Munich’s 6-1 thrashing of Porto on Tuesday evening to complete a 7-4 aggregate victory in their Champions League quarter-final, Thomas Muller decided to start a sing-song with the Bayern faithful af


European suicide mission

Time and time again when talking to football fans from around the UK I hear the same old cry; why don’t English teams win more European competitions? Because they don’t, it gives those with a certain agenda cause to


Liverpool: avoiding a Real rout

To describe the difference in Liverpool’s performances now, compared to the ones that had left fans and pundits drooling just over five months ago as a “shock” would be an absolute understatement. This is something that ev


Jagiellonia play Champions League music to wind up Legia Warsaw

Poor old Legia Warsaw. They’ve been thrown out of the Champions League after fielding an ineligible player in the second-leg of their qualifying match against Scottish giants Celtic, have since lost their appeal and have


End of season predictions

As it’s nearing what’s known as ‘the business end’ of the season I thought I’d take a look at the run in across Europe, both in the leagues and the major knockout tournaments and see who’s in with a realistic


Ignore the hype: the Premier League’s best can’t cut it with the rest

Arsenal are out of the Champions League, as are Manchester City, and Manchester United could easily follow suit, although even if they did, progression to say the semi-finals would shock the footballing world purely because of the fact that


You gotta spend money to make money

Arsenal and the Champions League are a match made in hell. Twice drawing Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side in the knockout stages and twice drawing Bayern Munich, it would be easy for the Gunners to make excuses and