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Champions League Roundup

Koeman’s time is surely up A Barcelona team in name alone, Ronald Koeman’s side suffered an embarrassing 3-0 loss, as a fluent Benfica’s perfect game plan has surely confirmed that Koeman’s days leading the Nou Camp are numbered. Registering a mere one shot on target, a lack of discipline and quality at the top of […]

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Would you rather: Champions League or Premier League?

Following an excruciating summer hiatus, top-level football is back. A month into the season, the various narratives of England’s elite clubs are beginning to unfold, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham fighting on four fronts. These teams look to claim domestic and continental supremacy in the Premier League and Champions League respectively, as well as the […]

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Manchester City right to feel aggrieved after Champions League drama

Despite beating Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 in what was an utterly bonkers nightof Champions League football at the Etihad, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City went crashing out of the competition last week. It was a night that would have made all those of the BT Sport hierarchy relieved, as this fixture alone justified the ever-rising television subscriber […]

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Celtic’s European failings highlight lack of quality in Scottish football

Scotland witnessed another European failure by one of its club teams as Celtic suffered a painful 3-0 defeat to Zenit St. Petersburg knocking them out of the Europa League at the first hurdle. The Scottish champions responded domestically by beating Aberdeen, who have finished 2nd three years running, for the 10th time in a row. […]

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Champions League Round of 16 Preview

With 2018 being upon us and the culmination of the January transfer window, Europe’s elite now turn their attention back towards their upcoming Champions League round of 16 matches – some of which will almost certainly be modern classics. When the draw was made in December there were many games that caught the eye, but […]

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British clubs struggling to make their mark in Europe

It is a familiar scenario. With Arsenal demolished by Bayern Munich and Manchester City failing to progress after a thrilling tie against Monaco, there is only one English team in the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League: the unlikely Leicester City. After another round of disappointment for the Premier League’s finest, the question raises its […]

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Varying fortunes for British clubs in Champions League

The thought of Leicester City sharing the European stage with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich was but a pipe dream to even the most optimistic of Foxes supporters. Courtesy of Leicester’s surge to the most unlikeliest of titles, Claudio Ranieri’s side touch shoulders with Porto, Club Brugge and Copenhagen and can […]

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Scottish football at risk of losing their grip on European dreams

The seemingly cyclical nature of Scottish efforts in the Champions League and Europa League have tarnished Scottish football in recent history, and for many embody a crisis for Scottish Football. Due to UEFA’s seeding system the SPL currently only offers one team Champions League qualification and predictably Celtic have taken that spot for the last […]