Reuters Soccer Blog

I love the Champions League (or at least I think I do)

September 18, 2008

Lampard celebratesFootball fans, football bosses, even us football journalists do not usually sit on the fence when it comes to giving our opinions on the issues of the day.

Never heard of Cluj? Roma certainly have now

September 17, 2008

No longer clujing at straws?

Anyone underestimating Champions League debutants CFR Cluj will now have to think again after the Romanians beat AS Roma 2-1 away in their Group A opener.

Will English clubs dominate Europe again?

September 16, 2008

The Champions League trophy gets packed awayBayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge sounded a familiar note this week when he predicted that English clubs would once again dominate the Champions League (see here or here for the story).

Is Greg Dyke right? Has the Premier League become a farce?

September 7, 2008

Greg DykeIt’s been easy to laugh at English football over the past week, what with the comings and goings at Manchester City, West Ham United and Newcastle United and then the national team’s depressingly familiar performance in a 2-0 win over Andorra on Saturday.

Eto’o proves transfer talk is not always tittle-tattle

July 18, 2008

Very few people believed the story that Samuel Eto’o was considering a move to Uzbekistan’s Kuruvchi.

Biometric tickets and retina scans — the future of football?

May 21, 2008

Russian servicemenSonia Oxley blogged here last week on whether we might see a repeat of the violence which marred the UEFA Cup final last week at the Champions League final in Moscow.

Second eastern European Cup final could be the last for a while

May 16, 2008

leaf blowing

I guess most if not all fans of Manchester United and Chelsea wish the Champions League final was being played a little closer to home.

Will trouble at UEFA Cup final be repeated in Moscow?

May 15, 2008

Scenes of riot police and bottle-throwing fans marred Wednesday’s UEFA Cup final in Manchester between Rangers and Zenit St Petersburg, who won 2-0. A Russian fan was also stabbed.

Atletico back in the big time

May 12, 2008

Atletico celebrateThey did it the hard way but Atletico finally managed to battle their way into the Champions League – well the qualifying round at least – after a 12 year absence.

Evergreen Ferguson masterminds another triumph

May 12, 2008

When Jose Mourinho burst onto the scene and Chelsea became the new force in English football, there were many who thought Alex Ferguson’s days as Manchester United boss were numbered.