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Manchester City hosted Roma in a huge Champions League game for the Citizens tonight – had they lost, they were as good as out, as that would have left them with 0 points from 2 games. But despite the importance of the game, the English champions couldn’t fill their stadium, not by a long shot […]
Manchester United loanee Nani was interviewed after Sporting’s 0-1 defeat to Chelsea tonight, and he gave an interesting insight to his views on his situation. Nani was sent on loan to the Lisbon club by new United boss Louis van Gaal in the summer, where he was originally signed from by United back in 2007. […]
Roma Captain Francesco Totti is a man’ man, Julius Cesar incarnate. But the Roman hero was caught looking a bit soft at full time of tonight’s draw with Manchester City, as he squealed like a pig at being squirted by a bit of water. In the words of John Terry, ‘man up’! Cold water, his […]
Chelsea captain John Terry and match-winner Nemanja Matic spoke to Sky after their 1-0 win at Sporting tonight. Chelsea dominated for large periods, had a hatful of chances, but had to content themselves with the solitary strike from Matic to earn the 3 points. As a former Benfica player, Matic took stick from the Sporting […]
The little dink produced by Francesco Totti not only brought Roma a well deserved point at Manchester City but was also a big moment in Champions League history. It was Francesco Totti’s first ever goal on English soil – just hours after Manchester City had trolled the Italian forward. And, it also means Totti is […]
Typos are part of the course when using Twitter, however Chelsea’s official account had a bit of a nightmare during the Blues’ Champions League win over Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. In a moment of loose fingers, the Chelsea account reported the following action in the match: Neat Chelsea play in and around the Sporting box conclude with Filipe Luis […]
Ajax missed a big opportunity to make ground on PSG and Barcelona in their Champions League group as they were held to a 1-1 draw at APOEL on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, four of Ajax’s best players of recent years were kicking their heels somewhere in England. Spurs pair Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen met up […]
Who would have thunk it?! PSG 3 – Barcelona 2 was one of the shock headlines in the Champions League on tuesday night, as a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-less Parisian side managed to topple the Spanish giants. The match was the first time Luis Enrique’s side had conceded all season, and PSG breached the Catalan defence with […]
Barcelona’s Xavi set a Champions League record on Tuesday night at PSG. Xavi came off the bench in the 69th minute to replace Ivan Rakitic, and in the process the Spaniard became the player with the most Champions League appearances of all-time. Xavi moved to 143 games in the tournament, one more than Real Madrid […]
ITV rolled out Paul Scholes and Lee Dixon as pundits for the Manchester City v Roma Champions League game on Tuesday evening. The decision to put Scholes in front of the cameras was somewhat surprising considering his links with Manchester United, but the former England midfielder is ITV’s big signing of the season. Scholes was […]
Apparently they are enjoying PSG v Barca so much they are all off to Underhill next week to watch Barnet v Eastleigh — Terrace Life (@TerraceLife_) September 30, 2014 Despite a hugely exciting first half, that saw Barcelona concede their first two goals of the season, the game at the Parc des Princes, with […]
Man City’s Twitter account scored an own goal on Tuesday night in the Champions League. Prior to kick off, the Man City social media channel engaged in some chat with their Italian counterparts, and during chit-chat popped up the subject of Francesco Totti’s scoring record in the Champions League against English sides. Man City’s account […]
15: That's Barça's 500th goal in the Champions League and who else but Messi scored it! #FCBLive #UCL — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 30, 2014 Almost immediately after scoring their first goal of the season, in either La Liga or the Champions League, Barcelona responded. And, what a goal! Lionel Messi exchanged passes with […]
PSG versus FC Barcelona was the hot ticket in France on Tuesday night, and the match drew in some A-list guests. Mega music stars Beyonce were Jay-Z were photographic in the smart seats at the Parc des Princes. The married American couple were neatly wearing matching black headwear. Completing the famous faces at the match, Jay-Z was […]
John Terry hit a landmark on Tuesday night in the Champions League. The Chelsea captain collected his 100th appearance in the Champions League in Chelsea’s match away at Sporting Lisbon. In doing so, Terry joined Roma’s Ashley Cole, Man City’s Frank Lampard and Manchester United trio Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and David Beckham as the […]
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge continues to miss big games for the Merseyside giants due to a persistent hamstring injury. Sturridge did not travel to Basel with the Liverpool squad and has been out ever since picking up the injury on international duty. The fact it occurred under the not so watchful eye of former Liverpool […]
Baut mehr Hochhäuser neben Fußballstadien! Viele Grüße von nebenan ;) @Sky_Kai #CSKAFCB — Club Nr. 12 (@clubnr12) September 30, 2014 A handful of Bayern Munich fans managed to watch the Bavarians 1-0 win away at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Fans from both sides were banned from attending the CSKA-Bayern game […]
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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is under no illusion about the threat that his side face in Juventus striker Carlos Tevez. When the two teams go head to head tomorrow night Tevez will be looking to add to the double he got against Malmo in the Champions League opener. But Atleti want to quell the […]
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Arsene Wenger has met the press on Tuesday ahead of Arsenal’s crucial Champions League match against Galatasaray on Wednesday night. The Gunners lost their opening match away at Borussia Dortmund, and Wenger will be looking to put point son the board against the Cesare Prandelli’s Turks. Injuries are the big concern for Arsenal, with Aaron Ramsey […]
Former Liverpool midfielder Didi Hamann has carved out a reputation as an outspoken pundit and while his opinions might divide fans, you can’t accuse him of not shooting from the hip. In this video he speaks about Bayern Munich and how much they need Robert Lewandowski. Although he thinks Lewandowski is the best centre-forward in […]
Last weekend’s lower league match in Argentina between Liniers and Centro Español hit the headlines after the referee was knocked unconscious. Undoubtedly the story became bigger news by the fact the referee was a pretty Argentina woman, Salome Di Iorio. Di Iorio was knocked out when the referee took the full force of the ball straight into her face after she […]
In the latest Adidas Gamedayplus episode, Chelsea attacker Andre Schurrle talks about what a massive influence German legend Michael Ballack was on his career. When he was a boy, Schurrle idolized Ballack and eventually got the chance to play with his hero when the two were at opposite ends of their careers at Bayer Leverkusen. […]
Chelsea flew off to Lisbon this afternoon for their Champions League tie with Sporting on Tuesday evening, and as is by now an obligatory ritual, several group selfies were taken. Cesar ‘Dave’ Azpilicueta was on camera duties, and got Cesc Fabregas, Oscar, Willian, Filipe Luis and Diego Costa into his snaps. While the others went […]
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and goalkeeper Joe Hart faced the media today ahead of their Champions League game at home to Roma tomorrow. The Chilean says that there’s no extra pressure on his team to win after losing in Munich; he says that regardless of the defeat to Bayern, you need to win your […]
James Milner may not be the first name on the team-sheet at Manchester City but the midfielder is a more than useful first reserve. He’s renowned for his energy and enthusiasm on the pitch rather than his guile and flair but here he shows that there’s a whole arsenal of tricks to his game. Ahead […]
Gianluigi Buffon has long been touted as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. A shaky spell last year had some people proclaiming that he was past his best but the way the Italian shot-stopper has started off this new season forces critics to eat their words. Buffon made some spectacular saves at the […]
With his leadership qualities being questioned before he was sent off on Saturday, Wayne Rooney only added to doubts that he’s the wrong choice to lead by example at Manchester United. Unless it’s an example of blatantly lashing an opponent with a wild boot. It wasn’t just fans who condemned the striker’s actions. As Rooney […]
Andre Santos was obviously a player with promise at one stage, certainly enough to make Arsene Wenger think he was worthy of a place at Arsenal. In fact, the Gunners parted with €7 million to bring the Brazilian full-back to the club and what a waste that proved to be. Santos flopped spectacularly and since […]
Norwegian striker Tim Nilsen scored a goal at the weekend that was reminiscent of Scandinavian counterpart Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The young Sogndal forward netted with a brilliant flicked volley, sticking out his heel when the ball was delivered in with pace from the left. It skimmed off his boot and clunked off the crossbar on its […]
Ashley Cole isn’t the most likable fellow. The AS Roma full-back has a history of offences that have made him unpopular. Like shooting a youth team player with an air rifle at Chelsea. Like cheating on his drop-dead gorgeous wife. Like leaving his boyhood club for an improved weekly wage. But The Telegraph have made […]
Adidas have released a behind-the-scenes look at Mesut Ozil’s Predator Instinct advert. In the video, we can see the Arsenal playmaker being at the mercy of the technological whizzes who work the sports giant, turning Ozil into a reptilian creature and decapitating him to edit effects. Gooners were calling for the German’s head before a […]
The great goals this weekend keep on coming. To keep up, check out the 101 Great Golazos page which is absolutely rammed with some stunning strikes and solo specials. Al Nassr beat Al Narubah in the Saudi Arabia top flight on Sunday. The opener from Ahmed Al Fraidi was a beautiful solo run where he beat […]
The BBC’s Mike Keegan has posted a brilliant picture on Twitter of the answers in a recent Oldham matchday programme quiz. The quiz saw 22-year-old Latics defender Connor Brown take on assistant groundsmen Billy Quarmby in a 10 question general knowledge quiz. Neither participant did particularly well in the test, with Brown winning by a mighty scoreline […]
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Arsenal have released an official video on their YouTube channel of the players’ warm-up before the Tottenham game last Saturday. A variety of top skills were on show from the Gunners stars as they limbered up to take on local rivals Spurs, with Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leading the way with some top skills. […]
Joe Hart was dropped this weekend in place of new keeper Willy Caballero in Manchester City’s 4-2 win at Hull. The 27 year old England number one is expected to start in the crucial midweek Champions League clash against Roma. He and Manuel Pellegrini spoke to the press ahead of the game and Hart was […]
We are a little slow with this clip (apologies!) but how often do you see a coach nutmeg a player! It happened last Thursday when Arsenal Sarandi drew 1-1 with River Plate in the Argentinean top flight. Former Argentine striker Martin Palermo called for a foul on one of his defenders and actually steps onto […]
Bad news for PSG fans: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out of the Champions League match versus Barcelona this week. Ibrahimovic has been ruled out of the match with a heel injury, leaving PSG short up front at the Parc de Princes on Tuesday night. PSG are also likely to be without Ezequiel Lavezzi out with a thigh injury, […]