Reuters Soccer Blog

Champions League live blog — Bayern Munich v Olympiqye Lyon

April 20, 2010

Bayern Munich take on Olympique Lyon in the first leg of the second Champions League semi-final and we’ll be following the match between these two stylish teams live from 1845 GMT, 2045 in central Europe.

Is Serie A title race exciting for the wrong reasons?

March 23, 2010

It’s the most exciting Serie A title race in years with Inter Milan, AC Milan and AS Roma all in the running with just nine games remaining. Just like most other European leagues, it could all go to the last day.

Champion League draw: Arsenal v Barcelona – your views

March 19, 2010

So there’ll be one French side in the semi-finals and Inter Milan will be extremely pleased to have drawn CSKA Moscow in the quarters.

How did Chelsea ever let Mourinho go?

March 16, 2010

SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/There will be plenty of time to pick apart Chelsea’s latest Champions League failure, but for now the question on many a fan’s lips on the way out of Stamford Bridge must have been simply, “How did we ever let Jose Mourinho go?”

Balotelli succeeds Cassano as Lippi’s torment

March 4, 2010

SOCCER-ITALY/No sooner had the campaign to get Sampdoria forward Antonio Cassano an Italy call-up subsided than Inter Milan’s Mario Balotelli had taken his place as coach Marcello Lippi’s ‘tormentor’.

Will Mourinho live to rue the Taste of England?

February 23, 2010

There is a wonderful little shop in the centre of Milan called “Taste of England”.

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.

A great Milan derby but what about that red card?

January 25, 2010

Sunday’s Milan derby had just about everything.

Red cards, controversies, a missed penalty, great play, Jose Mourinho his usual outlandish self and a another stunning Inter Milan performance (plus unused Inter substitute Marco Materazzi bizarrely walking around at full-time wearing a face mask of Silvio Berlusconi.)

Mancini is a results man

December 20, 2009

It may be good entertainment but new Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will not have enjoyed watching their 4-3 win over Sunderland on Saturday.