UEFA Europa League Archives ⋆ An Old International

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…

PSG vs. Athletic Bilbao

It was the game that was meant to decide the future of PSG coach Antoine Kombouaré. And it was not going to be a successful night for Paris despite beating Athletico 4-2. They went out with a bang on goal difference. The mach started with a shock as Bilbao took the lead after only three…

Europa League: PSG vs. SK Slovan Bratislava

The first leg of this tie a fortnight ago ended 0-0 and was a reminder for the Parisians that the league and European competition are two different pair of shoes. Bratislava did not allow Paris to find any rhythm nor to play their game. And the result was a hard fought draw during which Tien

The Bulls are coming: PSG vs. FC Red Bull Salzburg

The Club formerly known as SV Austria Salzburg was the first to be renamed after Red Bull bought the club in 2005. More franchises soon followed: 2006 New York (since 2010 with a certain Thierry Henry), 2009 there was RB Leipzig. Recent additions were RB Brazil located in

End of Season resumee

Almost all European leagues have finished, one European Cup Final has already been played, with only the Champions League Final to come this Saturday. It is time for a conclusion of this season’s results across Europe. Due to events in Zürich leading up to the FIFA election, this review comes a bit later than it…

malaise fran

No French club has reached the quarterfinals of the European Cup competitions. Germany has only Schalke 04 left in the Champions League, facing the holder Inter in the next round. Lyon were the last one in last year’s semifinal and one would think with Gourcuff they might achieve another European run this season. After a…

European Round Up

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European Round Up: The Big Cup

It’s almost Christmas and the time has come to take stock of the season so far, most notably the European Cups for which qualification kicked off in June, when the focus of many was on the World Cup.This is now six months ago and of course there is a lot to write about as a…