Champions League – Round Of 16

Atletico beat Liverpool 1-0 in the round of 16 1st leg and Liverpool’s winning streak (17 in the premier League) comes to an end.

Borussia Dortmund beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 and Erling Haaland continues his amazing form with two more goals. He has now scored 10 Champions League goals and 11 goals in seven match since joining Borussia.… Read more

Champions League Final

The 2018-2019 Champions League final will take place in Madrid’s 67,000 capacity Metropolitano Stadium, the home of Atletico Madrid, on June 1, 2019. Tottenham and Liverpool will complete the all English final – he Europa league featured Chelsea beating Arsenal 4-1 in Azerbaijan.

Tottenham finished fourth in the 2018-2019 premiership a big 26 points behind Liverpool who finished second. Liverpool were last year’s Champions League finalists losing 3-1 to Real Madrid. Tottenham have been under achievers both in domestic and European competition with last winning a major trophy in the 90s – a FA Cup in 1991. Under Mauricio Pochettino, … Read more

Value Tracker: Champions League Quarter Finals

The Champions League quarter finals produced more drama of the VAR variety. The introduction of Video Assistant Referees to the Champions League for the first time was bound to create questions as it has done at various leagues like the Serie A it hasn’t failed in doing so. A separate long read is required to point out the faults and the good of VAR but alas the results were surprising in themselves.

Liverpool might have been expected to over come Porto and Manchester United’s somewhat declining form might have given enough cause to make Barcelona favorites for the tie but … Read more

Champions League Quarter Finals

The 2018-2019 Champions League quarter finals are set for April 9 and April 10 with the return legs one week later. The first leg match up are as follows:

April 9April 10Liverpool – FC PortoTottenham Hotspur – Manchester City Ajax – JuventusManchester United – Barcelona

In the round of 16 Ronaldo and Juventus overcame Atletico Madrid. Manchester City destroyed Schalke to do the same and Barcelona did the same to Lyon. Liverpool piled pressure on Nico Kovac and Bayern Munich to get here and so did Manchester United on Thomas Tuchel and PSG. Porto did enough to eliminate an out … Read more

Value Tracker: Messi and Ronaldo March On

The 2018-1019 Champions League round of 16 featured more than two outstanding individual performances. Manchester City’s Leroy Sane scored one and assisted on three in City’s 7-0 win over Schalke. Two other very familiar names did better than the German international.

Ronaldo and Messi continue their super form with a hattrick for the Portuguese and two goals and two assists for the Argentinian. Juventus and Barcelona advanced and eliminated Atletico Madrid and Lyon respectively once again mainly due to the work of the aforementioned.

Ronaldo is 34 and Messi is 31. Both, especially the former, insist on continuing for more … Read more

AC Milan At A Crossroads

As another football (soccer) season nears its end AC Milan fans are realizing that their beloved club is at a cross roads. For years financed and saved by billionaire Silvio Berlusconi the financial excesses seem to have ended for the said owner. Expectations however have not and as much as the fans are entitled to demand a continuation of the previous spending ways to compete not only in the Serie A but also in European leagues (Champions League and its wealth) it is up to the owner to do as he wishes and if he is unable or unwilling to … Read more