Posts Tagged "European football"

I absolutely love the FIFA football World Cup. I take time off work when it’s on, watch every game, weep when it’s over. It’s an amazing spectacle and the level of skill on display is generally very high.

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Against all odds, we’re going to have a UEFA Champions League final not involving either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

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Bayern Munich host Real Madrid in the first leg of what should be a tantalising UEFA Champions League semi-final between two of the greatest club sides in Europe. Join us for live scores and commentary from 4:30am AEDT.

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FC Barcelona must break down a stubborn AC Milan defence if they are to reach their fifth consecutive UEFA Champions League semi-final. Join us for live scores and commentary from 4:30am AEDT.

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Now I know Cristiano Ronaldo is known for scoring some incredible goals, but his recent effort against Rayo is just ridiculous. With the score locked at 0-0, this amazing goal gave Real Madrid a 1-0 lead and would end up being the only goal scored in the match.

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Premier League giants Chelsea FC will need to put their domestic woes behind them if they are to upstage Napoli in Italy in the first leg of this Champions League round of 16 tie. Join us for live scores and blog from 6:30am AEDT.

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Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen host reigning European champions FC Barcelona in the first leg of this UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie. Join us for live scores and blog from 6:30am AEDT.

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For the past two seasons, people have been mentioning Chelsea as being a club in transition. And the old boys need to leave and the youngsters need to be integrated into the first team squad.

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The possibility of Europe’s biggest clubs leaving local leagues and playing in a new European league on a weekly basis – which I’m sure they’d label ‘super’ something, such is the lack of imagination in people – is gaining new momentum.

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In the world of football, FIFA’s 208 member nations are split into six different confederations, roughly based on continental boundaries.

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How theatrical, how dramatic. Serie A, Italy’s premier football league, continues to hibernate, albeit forcibly.

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Ljubo Milicevic ‘s move to Hajduk Split might not do much for his tarnished off-field reputation, but does give him the opportunity to let his football do the talking for once.

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Having watched the Champions League final in my lounge room with my jaw somewhere near my ankles, I began to wonder, is the method of playing football starting to drastically change?

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I got up at 6.45am on Sunday morning – set my alarm and everything – expecting to see the last 15 minutes of this year’s Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United. What I got was UEFA president Michel Platini handing the cup over to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who raised it aloft.

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The manner of Barcelona’s victory over Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League final has reopened the debate on whether or not they are the greatest club side of all-time.

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Barcelona confirmed their place in the pantheon of football’s greatest sides after outclassing Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley on Saturday to claim their second Champions League crown in three years.

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How do you pick a winner in this year’s European Cup final? Manchester or Barcelona? The Red Devils or the Catalan connection? Yes, you could spend all your time analysing the strategies likely to be employed by both coaches.

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The recent controversial match between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final was certainly a heated one. It was a match that has split many opinions in regards to officiating, coaching and tactics.

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There was plenty of anticipation in the build up to the UEFA Champions League quarter finals, but there was more expectation of tough contests than a shower of goals.

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With the LA lifestyle, the permanent tabloid attention, the numerous (but brief) club moves, regular talk show appearances and the general celebrity fanfare about his appearance, could all this attention beyond his football be detrimental to David Beckham’s legacy as one of the most talented sportspeople of all-time?

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