Reuters Soccer Blog

Inter and Blackpool restore faith in the footballing dream

May 23, 2010

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Teams win against all the odds only in Hollywood movies.

Not true. Yet again real life has outstripped even the wildest fantasies of the greatest scriptwriters.

Champions League final, Bayern Munich v Inter Milan — live

May 22, 2010

Join us for tonight’s Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Inter Milan in Madrid. Will it be Louis van Gaal or Jose Mourinho who wins the competition for the second time? Either way, we’re expecting a belting final at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

Champions League final approaches with so many distractions

May 21, 2010

Saturday’s Champions League final should be the only show in town but the build-up to the game in Madrid is offering a host of distractions.

Tears of goodbye from Inter’s Mourinho?

May 16, 2010

The Special One finally allowed emotion to get the better of him on Sunday when tears were clearly visible in his eyes after Inter Milan wrapped up a fifth straight Serie A title and the second part of a potential treble.

Is there a way to stop end-of-season farces?

May 3, 2010

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AS Roma are absolutely livid after Inter Milan regained the lead in Serie A with a 2-0 win at Lazio, where the home fans cheered the goals as much as the away supporters.

Guardiola needs to show mettle after Mourinho mugging

April 29, 2010

Failure and Pep Guardiola are words that haven’t appeared together in the same sentence for some time, but the Barcelona coach has a big task on his hands if he is to prevent them being applied to his side’s end of the season.

Are Inter fans getting overexcited too early?

April 29, 2010

Reaching a European Cup final for the first time since 1972 is success in itself for Inter Milan fans, as witnessed by the delirious scenes at Milan Malpensa airport as the team arrived back from eliminating holders Barcelona.

Barcelona v Inter Milan — Champions League live

April 28, 2010

Barcelona attempt to come back from a 3-1 defeat in the first leg when they host Inter Milan at Camp Nou. Will it be a happier night for Lionel Messi? Can Pep Guardiola get his own back on Jose Mourinho? Or will the Italians confirm their superiority and make it through to the final in Madrid?

Barca, Inter trade blows before European showdown

April 28, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/It’s considered irresponsible for a coach to call for fans to intimidate visiting teams and referees, just as it courts controversy to accuse rivals of diving a lot.

Did Barcelona sleep through the Inter videos?

April 21, 2010

Inter Milan’s masterclass performance against Barcelona will have impressed many, including Pep Guardiola, and produced just the first-leg outcome the tie needed to set up a gripping return leg at the Nou Camp next Wednesday.