Reuters Soccer Blog

Real bristling with confidence before Champions League semi

April 25, 2011

In our latest Monday Spanish soccer post, Mark Elkington in Madrid looks at the state of play ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final between arch rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona, Diego Forlan’s relegation to the bench at Atletico Madrid and the curse of the balls on the pitch.

Good Soccer Break Friday

April 22, 2011

NBA/It’s Easter weekend but there’s no rest for the world’s football players with another hectic schedule of matches.

Solbakken’s Copenhagen may be undone by own strength

By Reuters Staff
April 21, 2011

 SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/By Philip O’Connor

 It was as if Stale Solbakken’s winning machine had been taken by the moment.

RSL will miss their ‘Rasta passer’

April 21, 2011

SOCCER/

There is a rare air of jubilation around Major League Soccer after Real Salt Lake managed to come away from the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League final away to Mexican champions Monterrey with a 2-2 draw but it is tempered by the loss of their best player for the return game.

Soccer Break Thursday – Mourinho wins. Again.

April 21, 2011

SOCCER-SPAIN/CUPJose Mourinho and winning appear to go hand in hand after the colourful Portuguese coach delivered at the first time of asking in Wednesday’s King’s Cup final.

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Goodbye to hell

April 20, 2011

In the second half of the 2010-2011 Turkish football season Galatasaray moved to its new home ground in Istanbul, the Turk Telekom Arena, a 52,000-seat multi-purpose stadium replacing the Ali Sami Yen Stadium.

Soccer Break Wednesday

April 20, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Aren’t Manchester United supposed to be peaking at this time of the season? That’s what all the Red Devils supporters will be asking themselves and their friends on Wednesday after the 0-0 draw at Newcastle United.

Soccer Break Tuesday

April 19, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPShort and sweet today with little news on Monday and plenty of action to look forward to this week.

One down, three to go…..

April 18, 2011

SOCCER-SPAIN/CLASICOIn our latest Monday post on Spanish soccer, Mark Elkington in Madrid reviews the first of four games in three competitions in 18 days between arch rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid and takes a look at surprise La Liga package Levante.

Soccer Break Monday

April 18, 2011

SOCCER-SPAIN/CLASICOReal Madrid 1 Barcelona 1. Pictures of the teams suggest they were both pleased with the result but you would imagine Barcelona came away the happier side. Though Real were down to ten men for almost the entire second half so must be relieved not to have lost.