Tag Archives: Champions League

The tackle that broke Antonio Valencia

One of the most unsettling sights in football is a serious injury. Watching as a player writhes in pain, cries of anguish echoing through pitch. Players, still standing, can only watch on with extreme trepidation in the hope that it … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Defensive Midfielder

Tuesday and Wednesday night yielded stunning results in the Champions League for German blood. What stood out was their organisation, work-rate and energy levels which finely complimented bursts of attacking brilliance and classy finishing. With a picturebook of memorable goals … Continue reading

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Gotze’s transfer to Bayern could be Dortmund’s downfall.

Nothing has lit up the footballing world in recent years quite like the resurrection of Borussia Dortmund. However, it looks like the powerfully potent force that has been established by the mercurial talents of Jũrgen Klopp is slowly collapsing around … Continue reading

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Barcelona 4-0 Milan- Champions League Match Report

Barcelona: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Pedro, Messi, Villa. Milan: Abbiati, Abate, Mexes, Zapata, Constant, Ambrosini, Montolivo, Flamini, Boateng, Niang, El Shaarawy  Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)  This night played out almost like a warning from Barcelona. Losing … Continue reading

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DiMatteo sacked as Chelsea manager. Why and what now?

Roman Abramovich and the hierarchy at Chelsea have taken the dramatic decision to sack Roberto DiMatteo, six months after winning the Champions league and FA Cup. DiMatteo’s dismissal comes in the aftermath of a disastrous 3-0 loss in Turin to … Continue reading

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