CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:DORTMUND VS MANCHESTER CITY

At half time BVB was heading into the semi finals, the match ended with them needing three goals to advance. Emre Can’s disputable handball was the difference. The German international attempted to head the ball 10 minutes into the second half and the ball came off the top part of the arm. Now I amContinue reading “CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:DORTMUND VS MANCHESTER CITY”

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:PSG VS BAYERN MUNICH

Paris were anything but pretty. They had to do it the hard way and almost gave the tie to Bayern. Choupo Moting with a scrappy finish just before half time. Neymar rattled the woodwork twice in the second half. That is perhaps the one criticism of the Brazilian, for all his nifty footwork he doesContinue reading “CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:PSG VS BAYERN MUNICH”

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:MBAPPE BRACE SINKS BAYERN

It was a blizzardy Munich night. The challengers to the Kings throne marched into the City in their revenge filled splendor. The pain of the narrow defeat last August still etched in memory. The Prince of world football led the French band of heroes. Kylian Mbappe underlined his reputation as the best in the worldContinue reading “UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:MBAPPE BRACE SINKS BAYERN”

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:REAL MADRID VS LIVERPOOL

Klopp has to admit his team selection was not the best here. Selecting Keita ahead of Thiago proved to be a mistake as Modric and Kroos dictated play in the first half as Los Blancos surged to a 2-0 first half lead. Once Thiago came on the penetration in attack was now evident and itsContinue reading “UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:REAL MADRID VS LIVERPOOL”

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:CHELSEA VS ATLETICO DE MADRID

Chelsea’s counter attacking flair shone through at Stamford Bridge as they reach the last 8 at the expense of Diego Simeone’s men. Timo Werner created the opener for the blues using his speed to counter an attack from Atletico and squaring for Ziyech to score. Another counter in injury time at the end of theContinue reading “CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:CHELSEA VS ATLETICO DE MADRID”

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:PSG VS FC BARCELONA

Last night could be the very last champions league game for Messi in a Barcelona shirt.Yes there was a time when the 4-1 first leg deficit was meat and drink for a Barca team in many a season past but this is a side in transition and aging as well. Ronald Koeman to be fairContinue reading “CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:PSG VS FC BARCELONA”

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:JUVENTUS VS PORTO

Time may be up for Ronaldo to add to his 5 UEFA champions league winners medals. Juve went down here agonizingly on the away goals rule after the Turin leg finished 3-2 in their favor.First leg was 2-1 to Porto. Juve were on top in this match in every aspect except the scoreline which isContinue reading “CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:JUVENTUS VS PORTO”

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:ATALANTA VS REAL MADRID

Champions League refs are the most incompetent bunch in world football. How does a foul outside the box with 2 more players covering for the fouling player in the box , be construed as a professional foul?Swiss International midfielder Remo Freuler was sent off in the 17th minute for the above foul. For the VARContinue reading “CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:ATALANTA VS REAL MADRID”

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:ATLETICO DE MADRID VS CHELSEA

Look, I do not understand the logic of making a team play away in the so called “home” games. I understand there is a pandemic and there are travel restrictions in certain countries. But it just seems unsporting to make from Spain play a “home” game in Romania. I mean what happened to home townContinue reading “CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:ATLETICO DE MADRID VS CHELSEA”

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:SEVILLA VS DORTMUND

Dortmund produced the result of the night in the UEFA champions league away at Sevilla. Under the guidance of a new manager Edin Terdic following the sacking of Lucien Favre, they came back from a goal down to eventually win 3-2 thanks to two goals from boy wonder Haaland. Trailing to a goal through aContinue reading “CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:SEVILLA VS DORTMUND”