May 2012 ⋆ An Old International

Paris St. Germain: The World is not enough or La Folie

[typography font=”Alike” size=”14″ size_format=”px”]Once more PSG made the headlines today. As the owners grow frustrated about the lack of reputation of their toy, they have decided to splash money. And it is big money they want to spend. According to various newspapers and Internet platforms the Parisians are ready to spend up to

Capital Football

Leonardo, the football director at Paris St. Germain since 2011 was quoted in the Blizzard (issue four, p. 52) that Paris is THE only European capital that has not won the European Cup, i.e. the Champions League. Neither has any team from Berlin or Prague or Roma won this particular trophy but these cities are…

Finale Dahoam turned into Nightmare at home

The Champions League Final 2012 saw Chelsea as rather surprising winner as it went to penalties which is no particular strength of English clubs. However, they managed to beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in a game many predicted the Germans would not only dominate but also easily win. They dominated certainly but a…

Red Star FC 93 – Vannes OC Match Report

The Stade Bauer in St. Ouen on the outskirts of Paris is a place that reminds the visitor of England. Terraced from three sides with industrial and office buildings

Youth of Today vs. The Old Guard

The Champions League Final is Europe’s biggest football match. The teams fighting for the ultimate price this year could not have a more different culture. On one side Bayern with a rejuvenated side against Chelsea’s old guard led by John Terry, who will miss the final due to suspension for a red card in the…

Changing of the Guards?

Yesterday’s German Cup Final saw Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich 5-2 thus marking the highest cup defeat for Bayern and securing the first League and Cup for J

Europa League Final 2012: Athletic Bilbao – Atletico Madrid

As was often the case in the past, finals are occasions that are hyped up by the media and never hold up to their initial promise. This game started brightly with Falcao scoring just after 7 minutes after which the game became a dull event. The highlights of the game were the goals by Falcao…

Spanish Dominance

Last year’s Europa League Final in Dublin was dubbed the Portuguese Championship. This year’s edition will feature two teams from Spain but it is by no means a championship decider like 2011’s final. Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao both deserve their place in Bukarest tomorrow night as they have been the most constant and…