Reuters Soccer Blog

Spreading out the Champions League is a masterstroke

February 15, 2010

Non-football fans are in for a nasty month if they think they have any chance of wrestling the television remote from soccer-mad members of the household.

‘Iniesta generation’ flooding Barcelona maternity wards

January 29, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/The first week of May 2009 was a rather good one for Barcelona fans and it seems like many of them celebrated in the time honoured fashion.

Istanbul heads list of Games of the Decade

December 31, 2009

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Here’s a total random idea: go and choose the best five matches of the last 10 years – a lot easier said than done.

Champions League draw – your views

December 18, 2009

SPORT SOCCERDavid Beckham can look forward to en emotional evening at Old Trafford, after AC Milan were drawn to play Manchester United in the second round of the Champions League.

Inter go through but where’s the champagne football?

December 10, 2009

There’s a big difference for reporters like me between covering AC Milan and Inter Milan at their shared San Siro stadium.

Three reasons for UEFA to be cheerful with the new Champions League format

December 10, 2009

APOEL Nicosia, Olympiakos and FC Zurich’s performances in the Champions League this year may have done enough to strengthen the case for more group stage places to be kept open for teams from smaller soccer countries.

CR9 back in Real good books

December 9, 2009

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s match-winning performance against Olympique Marseille on Tuesday has helped defuse the fierce criticism he attracted for his irresponsible sending off against Almeria at the weekend.

Early Christmas present for Van Gaal, Bayern

December 9, 2009

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal got an early Christmas present. He gets to keep his job until at least after the festive season is over following Bayern’s 4-1 crushing of Juventus in Italy to advance to the Champions League knockout stage.

Watch out Inter after Serie A flounders in Europe

December 9, 2009

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Going into the last round of Champions League group games, Italy was the only nation with a chance of having all four entrants in the last 16.