Browsing Uefa Champions League

Potentially, The Greatest Champions League Group Ever

Posted on 29 May, 2012, by in Soccer

It’s never too early to fantasize and hypothesize about next season. The Champions League did end in a rather disappointing way for many, not approving of Chelsea’s tactics on their way to a first Champions League title. Hope for a better season, with better football winning the big prize, is always on the horizon. More

Best Photos From the 2012 Champions League Final

Posted on 20 May, 2012, by in Soccer

It wasn’t the best of finals, but it was certainly exciting. Chelsea, somehow, with their weakest Champions League side in memory, pulled an improbably victory in Munich, after a penalty shootout. Bayern Munich were left with nothing on the night and the seasons but tears and disappointment. More

8 Clubs That Have Won the Treble

Posted on 16 May, 2012, by in Featured

Winning the treble is a rarity. It usually happens once or twice in a decade. Eight European clubs, since 1967, have won the treble which includes the European Cup/Champions League and the league title. No club has done it twice, while great clubs like Real Madrid and AC Milan have never completed it. More

Bayern vs Chelsea – The Infographic

Posted on 16 May, 2012, by in Soccer

Chelsea aren’t heading into their second Champions League final in prime condition. Bayern Munich are still licking their wounds from a devastating 2-5 defeat in the German Cup final against the new bullies in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund. More

What Chelsea Can Learn From Dortmund Thrashing Bayern Munich

Posted on 13 May, 2012, by in Soccer

Roberto Di Matteo was probably watching intently as Dortmund rampaged through the Bayern Munich players for a fifth consecutive time, and although his team cannot play like Klopp’s squad, there was much to learn about the frailties and weaknesses of his opponents next Saturday in the Champions League Finals. More

Aftermath of the Real Madrid – Bayern Munich Semi Final

Posted on 26 Apr, 2012, by in Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo was the hero for 14 minutes. The best player in the world again. But Bayern Munich were the better team through the 90 minutes, deserving more than just one goal for how they cancelled Real Madrid at home in their second leg. Justice? A Penalty shootout isn’t exactly justice. Ronaldo, only human, failed like Messi. More

Aftermath of the Barcelona – Chelsea Semi Final

Posted on 25 Apr, 2012, by in Soccer

Lionel Messi was the tragic figure on the Camp Nou pitch, while Fernando Torres was the heroic figure, maybe even redeemed. A sense of an end engulfed the stadium once again, with Guardiola’s future filled with question marks, while Chelsea and Di Matteo have problems of their own to deal with once the celebrations are over. More

Fernando Torres as the Winner, Lionel Messi as the Loser (Barcelona vs Chelsea)

Posted on 24 Apr, 2012, by in Soccer

Lionel Messi couldn’t score against Chelsea and Petr Cech once again. Barcelona got stung by a team that did nothing but defend and strike back exactly twice, exactly enough. Fernando Torres saw Barca colors, and remembered how to score. An incredible night, incredible Semi Final. Somehow, against all odds, Chelsea drew 2-2 at the Camp Nou and are back in the Champions League Final with a 3-2 aggregate score. More

Barcelona – Chelsea and the Must Win Match Factor

Posted on 23 Apr, 2012, by in Soccer

Barcelona host Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League with Lionel Messi and crew heading into the game in a unfamiliar situation, after losing two straight vital matches, including the Clasico against Real Madrid at home. More

Borussia Dortmund and Emulating Bundesliga Success in the Champions League

Posted on 22 Apr, 2012, by in Soccer

Borussia Dortmund have turned things around in Germany. If last season’s incredible title run was the opening act, winning Bundesliga titles back to back, going undefeated 26 matches to close out the season (not over yet), makes you think of them as potential Champions League winners next season. More