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The Old Lady on the road to Berlin

Almost ten years after Calciopoli, Juve are back among the top clubs in Europe. They have been relegated and stripped off their titles. A remarkable come back. Read more →

Champions League Match Report: Manchester City – Barcelona

Rumours circulated on Monday that the Manchester United Museum and Tour experience had sold out completely over two whole days. Purportedly, this was due to the influx of FC Barcelona supporters into Manchester for the UEFA Champions League game against cross-town rivals Manchester City. This fact will not bother City supporters in the slightest. Match…

Is it all over now? Thoughts on 8 Goals

The European Cup has produced many memorable matches in its almost 60 years. This year's semi-finals have the potential to be added to this history. There was a feeling of the end of an era about Bayern's triumph against Barcelona on Tuesday. For the last 7 years, the Catalans have dominated European football, winning the…

Derby Time

After an eventful week in the Champions League, the weekend will see several big derbies played out in Europe. El Clasico In Spain, the two biggest clubs, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will meet at Camp Nou on Sunday evening for the first sparring in the contest for the Spanish championship. Both have won their…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A Truly European Goal Scorer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: some like him others detest him. This however, does not influence him. He scores goals and some of them are great goals. At his new club, Paris St. Germain he has found the back of the net 5 times in as many games which underlines his status as one of the greatest contemporary…

The Life Span Of A Team

After Tuesday's Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Chelsea, which surprisingly was won by Chelsea after a spirited display at Stamford Bridge in the first leg and a bloody minded performance at the Camp Nou in the return leg, questions have been raised as the life-span of a football team. Particularly after Barcelona's performance. Three…

More than a defeat

The Barcelona of this season are not that of the two previous ones, that much is certain after they have lost at Osasuna last night. Their dominance over the last couple of years was suffocating to the point where the competition lost all its excitement. Only the Clasicos delivered some spark, only albeit for the…

La Liga to be reduced to 16?

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The Wembley Final 2011

Barca vs. Man United, the same final as in 2009, this time at Wembley in what was to become a memorable night for those present or watching at home or in a pub. Barcelona left no doubt about which team is the best in Europe this season and the team that will be the standard…