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Chelsea crash out after Inter win in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2010 by theguardian.com163 hits

Samuel Eto'o celebrates scoring Inter's goal against Chelsea in the Champions League Last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge. José Mourinho returned to make one last mark on Chelsea's history. It is, to be precise, an ugly blot in the annals of the club. Internazionale ensured that they would be eliminated from the Champions League as early as the last 16 for the first time since 2006. The Portugu...Full Story »

Liverpool Boss Rafael Benitez Confident Of Europa League Comeback After Lille Defeat

Posted Friday, March 12, 2010 by Goal.com96 hits

Reds boss praises players' attitude... Rafael Benitez is confident of his Liverpool side's ability to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg of their Europa Leauge tie against Lille. Eden Hazard grabbed the crucial goal for the French side, although despite the loss, the Reds' boss was pleased with the way his side reacted after Monday night's disappointing loss to Wigan Athletic. "I think...Full Story »

Champions League Preview: Arsenal - Porto

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 by Goal.com305 hits

Sol Campbell - Porto-Arsenal - Champions League After a controversial first leg in which the Dragoes grabbed a 2-1 advantage, the Gunners will try to turn the tables on the Portuguese back in London... Kick Off: Tuesday, March 9, 2010. 20:45 CETEmirates Stadium, London Mental Test Arsenal host Porto on Tuesday night facing a deficit against the Dragoes that came about in a much-di...Full Story »

Fabregas out of Champions League clash

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 by PA66 hits

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has been ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Porto because of a hamstring problem. The midfielder limped off after scoring the opening goal in the 3-1 Barclays Premier League victory over Burnley on Saturday. The tightness was in the same hamstring he injured earlier in the season, which kept him out of action at the turn of the year. Gunners bos...Full Story »

League put off play-off option

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA27 hits

The Premier League's proposal to introduce a play-off for the fourth Champions League place has stalled after clubs voted against looking into the idea for the time being. At the Premier League's board meeting, chairmen decided against looking into the proposal any further at this stage after the idea surfaced following last month's meeting. The 'big four' clubs of Manchester United, Chelsea...Full Story »

Capello mulling over strike combinations

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA35 hits

Peter Crouch gave England manager Fabio Capello a World Cup dilemma when he came off the bench to score two goals in England's 3-1 victory against Egypt at Wembley. Crouch, who also took the man-of-the-match award, replaced his Tottenham team-mate Jermain Defoe at half-time with England a goal down in a performance which could have booked the 6ft 7in striker his ticket on the plane to South ...Full Story »

Porto want better spread of Champions League wealth

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport70 hits

MANCHESTER, March 3 (Reuters) - More of the money generated by the Champions League should be allocated to clubs not in the tournament in order to stop domestic competitions becoming unbalanced, the vice president of Porto said on Wednesday. Fernando Gomes, whose Porto team were European champions in 1987 and 2004, told delegates at the Soccerex business convention that Champions League organis...Full Story »

League to await Pompey decision

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by PA80 hits

The Premier League will await the outcome of Portsmouth's High Court appearance on Tuesday before considering the stricken club's future. Administrator Andrew Andronikou was due to meet Premier League officials on Tuesday morning to discuss a number of issues, including the possibility of waiving the nine-point deduction imposed on sides going into administration. However, on Monday Portsm...Full Story »

Football Money League Analysis: Can Calcio Rebuild?

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by Goal.com1169 hits

Stadio Delle Alpi The Deloitte Football Money League was published today to predictable fanfare - Real Madrid and Barcelona conquer all before them, with the monolithic Manchester United and Bayern Munich bringing to bear their vast commercial empires just behind. Symbolically, Italy's 'big three' - Juventus, Inter, and AC Milan - brought up the rear of the top ten, with Roma edging in behind ...Full Story »

Kasper Schmeichel 'good enough for Premier League'

Posted Tuesday, March 02, 2010 by AP88 hits

KASPER Schmeichel has the class to make it in the Premier League, according to his new boss at Notts County. Steve Cotterill says that the Danish goalkeeper - who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Coventry City several years ago - can make a successful return to the top flight. Despite the Meadow Lane club's off-the-pitch turbulence this season, Schmeichel has been impressive form since his c...Full Story »

AC Milan Star Alexandre Pato A Doubt For Manchester United Champions League Clash

Posted Monday, March 01, 2010 by Goal.com114 hits

Brazilian ace suffers thigh injury... AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato could miss the Champions League clash with Manchester United, after suffering a thigh strain in his side's 3-1 Serie A win over Napoli. The 20-year-old netted twice as the Rossoneri swept aside Bortolo Mutti's men at San Siro on Sunday, but pulled up sharply towards the end of the game, and manager Leonardo says the club is ...Full Story »

Montpellier beats Rennes in the French league

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by AP41 hits

PARIS (AP)—Defender Joris Marveaux scored twice as Montpellier beat Rennes 3-1 on Saturday to draw level on points with French league leader Bordeaux but having played two games more. Defending champion Bordeaux and Montpellier have 51 points each with Bordeaux topping the standings due to a better goal difference. Bordeaux was scheduled to play at Le Mans on Sunday but the game was post...Full Story »

Wayne Bridge rejects advice of Man City colleagues over England exit

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2010 by theguardian.com432 hits

Wayne Bridge will line up against John Terry at Stamford Bridge tomorrow. Wayne Bridge ignored calls from prominent members of the Manchester City dressing room to abandon his plan to make himself unavailable for England, after he told them of his intentions more than a week ago. The defender has resembled a tortured soul since he and the rest of the western world found out about the affair th...Full Story »

Pompey set to test Premier League rules

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2010 by PA43 hits

Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou is set to ask the Premier League for special dispensation on three separate fronts. Andronikou was appointed after Pompey became the first Premier League club to go into administration on Friday morning. That should mean a nine-point deduction which would effectively seal the club's relegation from the Barclays Premier League. But Andronikou wants t...Full Story »

UEFA highlight Premier League debt

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA86 hits

Premier League clubs' debts are more than the rest of Europe's clubs put together - but the English top flight also accounts for almost half of clubs' assets across the continent. The figures are contained in a new UEFA report into the state of football's finances, and shows the total debt of the Premier League clubs as being 3.8billion euros (£3.4billion), 56% of the total across Europe. ...Full Story »

Premier League will not bail out Pompey

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA40 hits

Portsmouth owner Balram Chainrai has been told at a meeting with Premier League chiefs that they cannot bail out the financially-stricken club. Chainrai and his representatives met Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore and general secretary Mike Foster on Tuesday and revealed to them the club is likely to go into administration on Friday. Chainrai's spokesman, Phil Hall, said: "We...Full Story »

Terry on Champions League mission

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by PA83 hits

John Terry insists he has put his troubles behind him and is solely focused on winning honours with Chelsea and England. The Blues skipper has been impressive on the pitch for the Barclays Premier League leaders this season but allegations about his private life led to Terry being stripped of the England captaincy. Ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League clash with Inter Milan, the 30-ye...Full Story »

Premier League reject Pompey's bid to sell

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA62 hits

The Premier League have rejected Portsmouth's appeal to sell players outside of the usual transfer windows. Pompey, who are reportedly £60million in debt and facing a winding-up petition from HM Revenue and Customs in the High Court early next month, had sought permission to deal in a bid to stay afloat financially. However, the Premier League have confirmed they will not give the go-ah...Full Story »

Wenger questions UEFA's ref selection

Posted Saturday, February 20, 2010 by PA97 hits

Arsene Wenger believes UEFA need to overhaul the way they choose referees after accusing Sweden's Martin Hansson of being "incompetent". The Arsenal manager reiterated his view that Hansson was wrong to allow Porto's second goal on Wednesday after giving an indirect free-kick in the box following a back pass by Sol Campbell which goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski picked up. Wenger said: "It has to...Full Story »

Europa League will be tough - Benitez

Posted Thursday, February 18, 2010 by PA72 hits

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez believes the quality of the Europa League has been underestimated this season. Liverpool dropped into UEFA's second-tier competition from the Champions League, along with the likes of Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Marseille, Wolfsburg and Thursday night's opponents Unirea Urziceni. And although the Europa League is not where Liverpool expected to be, Benitez believe...Full Story »

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