All posts tagged "Uefa Champions League"

  • Four takeaways from Manchester United 3-1 Club Brugge

    Louis van Gaal’s job in charge of Manchester United has been defined by the task of bringing Champions League football back to Old Trafford. Everything Van Gaal has done at a club — overhaul United’s training regime,...

    • Posted August 18, 2015
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  • MOTD: Barcelona 3-1 Juventus

    There were hours upon hours of dissection ahead of the Champions League final in the media. No player, or injured player, boot or foot was left unturned. There was a preview for every few fans watching. It...

    • Posted June 6, 2015
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  • The Billion Euro Game: Glory and Money in the UCL Final

    The Champions League final is, in itself, a fantastic brand. It’s the pinnacle of club football and a crown jewel of European football. It’s also one of the premier sporting events in the world, second only in football...

    • Posted June 5, 2015
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  • MOTD: Real Madrid 1-1 Juventus (2-3 agg)

    It was a hot, humid night at the Bernabeu, and Juventus and Real Madrid dragged each other to the ground over the course of ninety minutes of draining football. When the whistle blew after ninety minutes, pure...

    • Posted May 13, 2015
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  • MOTD: Bayern Munich 3-2 Barcelona (3-5 agg)

    When Bayern Munich took an early lead, it was thought “game on.”  A 3-0 loss in the first leg was heavy, but not completely insurmountable, particularly in light of Bayern’s comeback verses Porto in the quarterfinals.  When...

    • Posted May 12, 2015
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  • MOTD: Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich

    “There is not a system or coach to stop talent of Messi’s magnitude.  He is too good,” Pep Guardiola said.  Oh, how right he was. All tactics, injuries, and referee calls (lack thereof) aside, Messi could not...

    • Posted May 6, 2015
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  • MOTD: Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid

    Juventus thoroughly deserved a win after their robust and outstanding shift, yet Real Madrid will head home feeling hard done by.  Madrid can beat anybody on their day, and even came close when they fell a bit...

    • Posted May 5, 2015
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  • Juventus bring Serie A back to the big-time

    Italian football has a rich culture of keeping their domestic stars in Serie A. During one of the Italian national team’s pomps in the early 1990s, when they reached the final of the 1994 World Cup and...

    • Posted April 23, 2015
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  • MOTD: Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid (1-0 agg)

    Nothing has come easy for Javier Hernandez at Real Madrid, so naturally, neither did his first Champions League goal for the club. He only appeared as a replacement for the unavailable Karim Benzema, and was caught up...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • MOTD: Bayern Munich 6-1 FC Porto (7-4 agg)

    All Porto had to do was defend, defend, defend. Naught else was necessary; they’d even have gone through to the Champions League semifinal with a 1-0 or 2-1 defeat. The Portuguese champions had kept Bayern Munich at...

    • Posted April 21, 2015
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