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Uefa plans to restrict spending power of wealthy owners

Posted Saturday, March 27, 2010 by theguardian.com83 hits

The Uefa president Michel Platini wants to impose limits on the spending power of wealthy owners. The owners of big-spending Premier League teams could soon find themselves prohibited from operating their clubs at heavy losses under plans being proposed by European football's governing body. In a 60-page document seen by the Times Uefa sets out its intention to restrict the spending power of ...Full Story »

Portsmouth fined for breaching Premier League rules

Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by theguardian.com118 hits

Portsmouth have been fined by the Premier League for a breach of rules and regulations. Portsmouth have been fined by the Premier League after breaching a series of rules and regulations this season. The fine has been reported as being in the region of £1m and is understood to relate to the club's late payment of wages to playing staff and late payment of outstanding transfer cash. "Por...Full Story »

City boost Champions League hopes

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by PA40 hits

Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez earned a 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage to maintain his side's Champions League hopes and give Fulham a European hangover. The hosts still had their famous victory against Juventus fresh in the mind when they found themselves behind to Roque Santa Cruz's opener, with Tevez then extending the lead before the break in the Barclays Premier League clash. Fulham ...Full Story »

John Terry frustrated by 'really bad' Champions League referees

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2010 by theguardian.com90 hits

John Terry argues with referee Wolfgang Stark during Chelsea's loss to Inter in the Champions League. John Terry has risked the wrath of Uefa by criticising the refereeing of Chelsea's crucial games in the Champions League. In the wake of defeat by Internazionale on Tuesday, the Chelsea captain said: "It was a bad performance by us but a really bad performance from the referee. "It is not goo...Full Story »

Arsenal draw Barcelona in Champions League quarter-finals

Posted Saturday, March 20, 2010 by theguardian.com512 hits

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is set to face Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-finals. Arsène Wenger thinks Arsenal still have a 50-50 chance of reaching the Champions League semi-finals despite being drawn against the team no one wanted – Barcelona – in the quarters. Barcelona are the holders, the bookmakers' favourites at 7-3, and play the decisive leg at home. "I believe ...Full Story »

Europa League Preview: Fulham - Juventus

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by Goal.com150 hits

Cottagers prepare to welcome illustrious visitors… Kick-Off: Thursday, March 18 18:00. Craven Cottage, London. Juventus go into the second leg of this Europa League last 16 tie as overwhelming favourites to progress into the quarter-finals at the expense of Fulham. The Serie A giants won the first leg 3-1 in Turin, and while that result does not completely put the result beyond doubt, i...Full Story »

Europa League Preview: Sporting Lisbon - Atletico Madrid

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by Goal.com113 hits

Atletico have a mammoth task on their hands..... Kick-Off: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 21:00 CET.Jose Alvalade Stadium, Lisbon Quarter-Final Qualification Beckons Sporting Lisbon started the season poorly but have picked up momentum and are currently fourth in the Portuguese Liga with 38 points from 23 matches. Moreover, they seem to be going pretty strong in the Europa League as well as they d...Full Story »

Europa League Preview: Werder Bremen - Valencia

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by Goal.com99 hits

The hosts will be the favourites to progress from this tie... Kick-Off: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 18:00 CET.Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany. Advantage Bremen Werder Bremen created a shock at the Mestalla last week when they almost defeated Valencia in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie. The game eventually finished in a 1-1 draw but not before the Spanish side had a man sent off. That away...Full Story »

Europa League Preview: Wolfsburg - Rubin

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by Goal.com94 hits

The Russian champions will have a touch time against the German champions... Kick-Off: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 21:05 CET  VFL Wolfsburg Arena, Wolfsburg, Germany Full Of Confidence It is not easy to go to Russia and come back with something, but German champions VfL Wolfsburg did just that last week when they held Russian champions Rubin Kazan to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Ro...Full Story »

Europa League Preview: Anderlecht - Hamburg

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by Goal.com78 hits

Commanding a strong 3-1 advantage from the first leg, Bundesliga heavyweights HSV will be confident of marching through to the quarter-finals at the expense of les Mauves et Blancs... Kick Off: Thursday, March 18, 2010. 21:05 CETConstant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels Revenge Mission Anderlecht may be enjoying a successful season on the domestic front, but unless they can muster their best pe...Full Story »

Europa League Preview: Olympique de Marseille - Benfica

Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 by Goal.com81 hits

After a close run thing in Lisbon last week, les Phoceens and os Gloriosos meet in Provence to decide which team will progress to the last eight of the Europa League... Kick Off: Thursday, March 18, 2010. 19:00 CETStade Velodrome, Marseille Seeking A Shut Out Eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid and Milan, Olympique de Marseille appear intent on making the most of their Europa ...Full Story »

Henry’s return boosts Barcelona’s league bid

Posted Thursday, March 18, 2010 by AP124 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Thierry Henry’s timely return to form is helping Barcelona into the home stretch of its Spanish league duel with bitter rival Real Madrid. Madrid and Barcelona share 65 points atop the league standings, with Madrid ahead only on goal difference after 26 games. Although Lionel Messi’s goals have carried Barcelona recently, Henry started Wednesday’s ...Full Story »

Bordeaux beats Olympiakos 2-1 in Champions League

Posted Thursday, March 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport93 hits

BORDEAUX, France (AP)—Bordeaux reached the quarterfinals of the European Cup for the first time in 22 years, beating Olympiakos 2-1 after goals from Yoann Gourcuff and Marouane Chamakh. Gourcuff put Bordeaux ahead in the fifth minute but Olympiakos leveled midway through the second half through substitute Kostas Mitroglou. The visitors looked the better side until Chamakh scored with a br...Full Story »

Chelsea crash out after Inter win in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2010 by theguardian.com165 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.com97 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.com306 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 PA69 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 PA29 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 PA36 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 Sport72 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 »

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