Tag : Champions League

A Tale of Two Halves

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Since 1982, the unstoppable Manchester City have only won once at Anfield; and Tuesday night proved that stat will remain until further notice. Liverpool exhibited earlier in the season that their relentless pressing could emit chaos in a City defence which has been close to watertight this season. Liverpool managed … Read More

English clubs fail to impress in latest Champions League action

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On Tuesday night, Liverpool visited Spain to take on the might of Real Madrid. Despite Brendan Rodgers surprising and alarming fans in equal measure by naming what was definitely not his strongest side for this titanic encounter, the Reds acquitted themselves well, only going down to an excellent Karim Benzema goal … Read More

Mixed week for English teams in Champions League

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This was a week of contrasting fortunes for the English representatives in Europe, with 2 wins, a draw and a defeat. MANCHESTER CITY were in action on Tuesday night, hoping to use their visitors Roma as a springboard from which to launch their Champions League campaign after that last-gasp defeat … Read More

Sport | All to play for in the Champions League

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The Champions League semi-final stage kicked off on Tuesday, as 2012 winners Chelsea visited Diego Simeone’s high-flying Atletico Madrid for a hotly anticipated first leg encounter at the Estadio Vicente Calderon. The match was not entirely one for the purists, as it was clear from the off that the Blues … Read More

Sport | Chelsea rise in Europe as United fall

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This week saw another scintillating round of Champions League football with the concluding ties of the quarter-final stage, leaving some intriguing prospects for the semis. Tuesday evening began with one of the two English hopes left for the competition, Chelsea, entertaining PSG at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho’s men had the … Read More

Sport | Comment – Sin bins to replace red cards in football?

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This week saw the return of the Champions league with much anticipated games as Manchester City and Arsenal hosted Barcelona and Bayern Munich, arguably the two best teams in the world. Both games were set to be fascinating encounters – could City’s attacking prowess overcome Barca’s strangling grip of possession? Could Arsenal conquer … Read More

Sport | Champions League – City and Arsenal see red

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England’s teams made a disastrous start to the knockout phase of the Champions League as the first round of last 16 games were contested this week. Both Manchester City and Arsenal face mountains to climb at the Nou Camp and Allianz Arena should their quests for European silverware continue into … Read More

Sport | Tough ties await for British sides as Champions League returns

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The Champions League returns this week and has thrown up some mouthwatering ties in the first round of the knockout stage. Manchester City are set to experience the knockout rounds for the first time as they face four-time winners Barcelona. Whilst Manuel Pellegrini would have loved an easier path to … Read More

Sport | Arsenal and City await draw of death after Champions League slip-ups

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Following weekend defeats, Chelsea and Manchester United secured 1-0 victories en route to securing top spot in the group stages, while Arsenal and Manchester City settle for second, quite literally in the case of the latter. Though certainly a victory they can be proud of, City boss Manuel Pellegrini’s excitement … Read More

Sport | Champions League Round-up

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Chelsea continued their excellent recent form with a comprehensive and thoroughly professional 3-0 win away to Schalke, in the process establishing themselves at the top of Group E. A rejuvenated Fernando Torres did the damage, with 2 excellent finishes. The first was a back post header, the second was a … Read More