Category: UEFA Soccer

Bayern's scorer Thiago Alcantara, right, celebrates after scoring his side's 3rd goal, during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and Juventus Turin in Munich, southern Germany, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Champions League Quarterfinals

This morning the Champions League and Europa League had their draws held for the quarterfinal match-ups. The Round of 16 ended with a bang on Wednesday as Bayern Munich had to come back from a two goal deficit against Juventus in the second half in order to extend their continental campaign. The men from Munich did see themselves through to […]

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Champions League Rolls On

Champions League Rolls On

We’re now onto the Quarterfinals of the Champions League after 8 teams were eliminated in the past week most notably Chelsea. The Round of 16 usually is won by the team with home-field advantage because of the fact they’re playing another team who finished runner-up in the group stage, however this round was extremely dramatic seeing two teams with home-field get […]

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who will stand tallest in June. Mario Götze could a long way in deciding that question

European Postseason

Most people think that February is the month when we as Americans transition from Football Season to the spring attractions of March Madness, Baseball, and the playoffs of Hockey and Basketball. In Europe however the most heated soccer tournament enters its most critical stage. The Knockout Stage of the Champions League commences tomorrow with two matches on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s […]

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Knockout Stage Drawn

Knockout Stage Drawn

Yesterday the United European Football Association drew the knockout stage matches for the Round of 16, and with it came a couple very good fixtures in mid-February. The two biggest head-to-heads that’ll take place in Europe are Paris St. Germain versus Chelsea starting February 17th in Paris, the other being Manchester City versus Barcelona starting February 24th in Manchester. Paris […]

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Finally

Finally

My giddiness could hardly be contained yesterday but I wanted to wait until Week 1 of EPL was officially concluded before writing about the beginning of the televised soccer season here in the states.  Now everyone knows that the World Cup was this summer and the ratings were through the roof for all the games involving the United States, however […]

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Lisbon 2014

Lisbon 2014

Last year at Wembley Stadium the German invasion was on as Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 to win the European title. This time around it’s not just a battle of country but a battle of city as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will face off in Lisbon, Portugal to see who’s the best in Europe this season. The UEFA […]

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Real Rocks Bayern

Real Rocks Bayern

Today marked the first day of the two day second legs in the UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals matches. The first matchup saw Real Madrid travel to defending champion Bayern Munich’s stadium the Allianz Arena where they led on aggregate 0-1 because of Benzema’s lone goal in the first game last Wednesday. The stage was set for Bayern to bust out […]

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Champions League Final Four

Champions League Final Four

Today marked the end of the second leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals and dashed were the hopes of two more teams of being crowned Europe’s best. Yesterday in the second legs of the two ties, we saw perhaps some of the greatest soccer and tactical gamesmanship of all time. For starters Josè Mourinho – having seen one of his […]

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UEFA Quarterfinal First Leg

UEFA Quarterfinal First Leg

European Football is now halfway to the semi-finals after the remaining four pairs finished the first leg of their home-and-home series.  The past 48 hours gave us some tremendous matches and some predictable results.  Barcelona hosted Atlético Madrid in an intra-Spain fixture while Manchester United hosted defending-champion Bayern München. Both games ended in a 1-1 draw to set up for fabulous second legs next Wednesday.  Predictably, Real […]

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Staggering

Staggering

The Sweet 16 games were full of drama, drama that got twitter into a frenzy over not enough going on at one moment in time. The problem with all the drama is that it was going on simultaneously which caused most if not all to miss key points in the games late. The main contributing factor is that CBS who […]

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