Reuters Soccer Blog

Notts County v Juve in the Champions League? Maybe…

June 5, 2009

Notts County might have been in the wilderness for many years now but they have never been far from the footballing consciousness.

Ranieri sacked by demanding Juve

May 18, 2009

Just three years ago Juve were facing up to the fact they’d be playing in Serie B after being found guilty of match-fixing.

Should Juve receive stadium ban for Balotelli abuse?

April 20, 2009

After years of racist chanting from the stands, Italian soccer has finally realised it has a problem.

Even Mourinho can’t halt Serie A decline as England dominates

March 12, 2009

The sight of Serie A sides flopping in the Champions League has become a familiar one and although the three teams eliminated this week were a little unlucky, a mental block against English opposition is developing.

So are we set for another all-English Champions League final?

February 26, 2009

There’s still a long way to go to the final in Rome but from what we saw over the first legs of the opening knock-out round of the Champions League a lot of people will be expecting another all-English affair at the Olympic Stadium.

Champions League draw – your views

December 19, 2008

Jose Mourinho will clash with old foe Alex Ferguson in the Champions League last 16 with holders Manchester United playing Inter Milan.

You can’t beat Barca v Real or Juve against Milan

December 12, 2008

There was a lot of fuss about Bayern Munich v Hoffenheim and Chelsea v Arsenal in the last few weeks but for me this weekend offers the best two games in domestic football.

Who’s the best one-club player?

December 4, 2008

One-club players are rare and precious.

The likes of Paolo Maldini, Raul, Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes might be handsomely paid by their clubs, but the fact they have spurned chances to get even richer elsewhere suggests they share at least some of the fans’ devotion to the colours they wear.

Mourinho v Ranieri is a veritable grudge match

November 21, 2008

It’s hard to think of two coaches in the world with such an apparent dislike of one another as Inter’s Jose Mourinho and Juve’s Claudio Ranieri.

Del Piero…34 years young

November 6, 2008

Italy coach Marcello Lippi doesn’t want him, his predecessor Roberto Donadoni wasn’t keen, but Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero just keeps on coming up with the goods.