Posts Tagged "European football"

If there is any justice in this world, then AAMI Park will be packed tomorrow night for Archie Thompson’s final home game in Melbourne Victory colours.

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At the start of this transfer window, AC Milan were promised a squad of 25 players, a three player downgrade from their squad of 28 the previous season.

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The natural order of things appeared to resume at Stamford Bridge with a strong Chelsea team overwhelming their opponents in the first half hour and racing to a 2-0 lead.

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The JFK assassination. The moon landing hoax. The diminishing portion sizes served at Oporto. Whatever it is, we all appreciate a good conspiracy theory.

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Emerging midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara was growing sick of being stuck behind legends Xavi and Iniesta in the Barcelona engine room.

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An ambitious club led by a Russian billionaire… no, it’s not Chelsea, but rather AS Monaco, the team that has announced that it is ready to become one of the best in Europe.

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At the end of the current season, German giants Bayern Munich will bid farewell to manager Jupp Heynckes, who has engineered many a success for the club this season.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the 31-year-old Swedish superstar of Bosnian-Croatian descent, is a name synonymous with unpredictability and hullabaloo in world football.

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Real Madrid host Manchester United in a blockbuster UEFA Champions League tie featuring two of the most famous and successful clubs in world football. Join us for live scores and commentary from 6.30am AEDT

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I’m a big football fan. I rarely miss a game of my beloved Arsenal, despite our seeming decline into mid-table mediocrity and transfer inertia.

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Despite a comprehensive 6-1 victory over Nordsjaelland on Thursday morning Australian time, last season’s Champions League winners have failed to make the round of 16.

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Celtic defeated Spartak Moscow 2-1 on the final day of the Champions League group stage. With Benfica failing to score any goals against Barcelona, the Scots and Catalonians will both progress to the round of 16 with Benfica relegated to the Europa League.

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The UEFA Champions League. It is one of the greatest sporting competitions ever created in the history of sport.

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Support for football in Australia has always suffered from the cultural cringe. The relative strength of overseas leagues has proven far more alluring than the domestic competition.

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With a new affluent owner in the form of the Qatar Investment Authority, there’s a new club making a foray into football’s high-profile transfer market with big bucks to spend.

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I don’t intend to harp on one of the biggest transfer sagas of the 2012-2013 season following ex-Gunner Robin Van Persie’s $37 million shock move to arch-rivals Manchester United, as it’s already sent shockwaves amongst Arsenal devotees across the globe.

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The final for Euro 2012 will be known in a few hours time when powerhouses Germany take on Italy for the right to play Spain on the weekend.

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At this summer’s European Championships, UEFA has been faced with the near impossible task of dealing with constant volatility.

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UEFA President Michel Platini, ever lurking in the shadows of global football, was seeking to pull his weight just prior to the opening fixture of Euro 2012 on Saturday.

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At long last, Eden Hazard is English Premier League bound, and I say that not as a fan who is waiting to see him tackle the most exciting league in the world but more as a purveyor of footballing tabloids that has grown very tired of his endless flirtations.

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