1. AC Milan-Barcelona Draw Proves Goal-Line Officials Are Useless

    Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho could have been forgiven for letting a wry smile creep across his face while watching Barcelona take on AC Milan in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal at the San Siro...

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  2. AC Milan vs. Barcelona Preview: Clash of Champions League Giants

    Wednesday night sees the first leg of the most mouth-watering tie of the Champions League quarterfinals. Two of the greatest clubs in the history of the European game, both reigning ...

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  3. APOEL: 10 Facts About Real Madrid's Champions League Opponents

    APOEL Nicosia's march to the quarterfinals of the Champions League has been such a surprise that, even now, their name still leaps out whenever the contenders in the last eight are all named...

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  4. Champions League: 1 Word for Why Each Quarterfinalist Can Win

    The old cliche goes that in knockout football any team can beat any other. While the bookies might not agree as far as APOEL Nicosia are concerned, the Cypriot side are in the last eight as many far bigger European clubs have fallen by the wayside...

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  5. Euro 2012 Focus: Spain's Uncertainty Up Front

    Two years ago, David Villa finished the 2010 World Cup as joint-top scorer as Spain won the tournament in Johannesburg. Rewind back a further two years, and it was Fernando Torres who scored the winning goal in the final against Germany in Vienna...

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  6. Harry Redknapp Leaving May Not Be a Disaster for Spurs

    For so long Tottenham Hotspur 's season looked like being easily their best for years. At one stage they were 10 points clear in third place, and there was even excited talk in some quarters of them being an outside bet for the Premier League title...

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  7. Sunderland vs. Everton: 5 Key Battles in FA Cup Replay

    This was supposed to be a slideshow listing six key battles for this season's FA Cup semifinals. Unfortunately, due to the sad development of Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba's ...

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  8. Champions League Quarterfinals: 8 Key Battles

    The path to the Champions League final has been set. The draw in Nyon has thrown up the mouthwatering prospect of a Barcelona-Real Madrid final in Munich on May 19. Before that, however, the two great Spanish rivals have to negotiate two other ties...

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  9. Barcelona, Real Madrid Top Ranking of 8 Champions League Quarterfinalists

    The lineup for this season's Champions League quarterfinals is now set, and it doesn't quite look as many would have expected at the start of the season...

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  10. Chelsea vs. Napoli: 7 Keys to the Blues Winning Their Champions League Tie

    Chelsea go into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Napoli flying the flag for English football...

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  11. 10 of the Premier League's Biggest Cheats

    Rules are made to be broken, they say. Those who stay on the right side of the line risk having no edge on the competition, it is claimed...

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  12. World Football: 10 Games to Watch This Weekend

    This weekend brings with it another packed schedule of big games all across the globe. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester, Juventus, and Bayern Munich are just some of the major clubs in action over the next two days...

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  13. Building the Perfect Footballer: Body Part by Body Part

    The idea of "the perfect footballer" is, naturally, entirely subjective. Part of the beauty of football is that everyone has a different favourite type of way for a team and its ...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about almost 3 years ago 7,729 reads 26 comments

  14. Barcelona V Bayer Leverkusen: 7 Bold Predictions for Champions League Showdown

    Barcelona welcome Bayer Leverkusen to the Nou Camp for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with a 3-1 aggregate lead...

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  15. Tottenham: 6 Discussed Signings to Take Spurs to the Next Level

    For the first time in a long while this season, Tottenham Hotspur holds on an automatic spot in next season's Champions League...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about almost 3 years ago 6,574 reads 14 comments

  16. 10 of the Oddest Brazilian Mononyms

    One of the things that makes Brazilian football so appealing is the novel nature of their footballers' names. The awesome yellow and blue kit plays a part, of course...

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  17. 5 Underrated Fanbases in World Football

    In these times of football clubs clamouring to drive revenue, maximise markets and use other such business jargon, the fanbase has never been more important...

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  18. England vs. Netherlands: 6 Players with Euro 2012 Points to Prove in Friendly

    England's friendly against the Dutch on Wednesday at Wembley was not meant to have the level of significance it has now been given. Originally scheduled for August, but postponed because of the U...

    Tony Mabert Written by Tony Mabert about almost 3 years ago 2,806 reads 1 comments

  19. Manchester United Transfer Rumours: 8 Creative Players Linked to Old Trafford

    On Sunday, Manchester United kept the gap between them and Premier League leaders Manchester City to just two points with a 2-1 victory at Norwich City ...

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  20. Liverpool vs. Cardiff: 6 Key Battles to Watch in Carling Cup Final

    Sunday sees the first domestic final of the season in England as Liverpool face Cardiff City in the Carling Cup final at Wembley...

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  21. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Ridiculous Career in 10 Slides

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the very definition of a Marmite footballer. You either love him or hate him. To his admirers he is one of the world's most sublimely talented footballers who does not get the recognition he deserves...

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  22. Top 10 Tasks on the New Manager of England's To-Do List Before Euro 2012

    Following Fabio Capello's resignation a fortnight ago, we are still no closer to knowing who the next England manager will be. Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp is undeniably the favourite, and in the eyes of many heads an FA shortlist of one...

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  23. Liverpool FC: Is Cup Double but No Champions League a Success for Reds?

    Liverpool 's preparations for this weekend's Carling Cup final geared up nicely after they won their FA Cup fifth-round tie against Brighton & Hove Albion 6-1 at Anfield...

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  24. 10 Shortest Manager Stints in World Football History

    Every manager enters a new job with the knowledge that it will probably end sooner than expected. Whether that is because they move on to another job or are just moved on forcibly is another matter...

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  25. Tottenham Transfers: 7 Stars to Bring Spurs a Premier League Title Next Season

    It may be out of their reach this season, but if Tottenham Hotspur continue to progress at the rate they do then they could well be challenging for the title next season...

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