Reuters Soccer Blog

The sort of result that wins titles: Middlesbrough 0 United 2

May 2, 2009

In Spain, you often hear players and coaches talking about “the sort of match that decides title races”. More often that not they’re talking about the tricky away game against awkward opposition rather than a high profile match against direct rivals.

Evergreen Giggs wins PFA award

April 27, 2009

Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs was voted Player of the Year for the first time by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) on Sunday.

Football comes together to remember Hillsborough

April 15, 2009

There are lots of poignant pieces out there commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Liverpool nearly pull it off — twice

April 14, 2009

What a game.

Liverpool, 3-1 down from the first leg in their Champions League quarter-final clash, went 2-0 up at Stamford Bridge only for Chelsea to surge back in the second half and make it 3-2.

Can United and Villarreal improve for Champions League?

April 13, 2009

Manchester United and Villarreal must find some misplaced form to get the away results they need in Wednesday’s Champions League second legs.

Majestic Barcelona leave Bayern speechless

April 9, 2009

“Perhaps if they only bring eight men to Munich then we have a chance.”

Gerrard boost for Liverpool, but can they shrug off ‘FIFA virus’?

April 3, 2009

In Spain, the sports papers refer to the exodus of players during international weeks as the ‘FIFA virus’ and it will be interesting to see if Spanish Liverpool can cope with its effects this weekend.

Is there any way back for Owen?

March 30, 2009

Quite how far Michael Owen’s career has nosedived was underlined at the weekend when the Newcastle United striker was again overlooked for his country despite the lack of attacking options for coach Fabio Capello.

Liverpool display authority of old to reopen title race

March 22, 2009

Liverpool reopened the Premier League title race with a 5-0 win over Aston Villa that must have thrilled Anfield, while leaving fans wondering why they haven’t seen similar displays all season.