Soccer Break Monday – Champions League last eight week special
With all the hype surrounding this week’s Champions League quarter-finals, the events of the weekend seem like a distant memory. Here’s a recap of a fascinating set of results around Europe the past few days.
So we start with Real Madrid against Tottenham Hotspur at the Bernabeu on Tuesday. Predictions? Spurs have looked far better in Europe than in the Premier League this season, and their 0-0 against Wigan on Saturday could be a good omen.
Also in action on Tuesday are holders Inter Milan against Schalke 04. Worried for the Germans after Inter’s crushing 3-0 defeat by city rivals AC Milan on Saturday got them angry?
Excitement is what MLS fans got over the weekend after yet more explosive action. Does anyone out there think a cross-Atlantic Champions League style competition is a future possibility?
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Picture: The Champions League trophy is pictured before the soccer match between Schalke 04 and Valencia in Gelsenkirchen, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender