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Soccer Break Friday – titles at stake

May 6, 2011

The week is ending but the drama is just cranking up. Yes, the weekend is almost upon us, and that means loads more football action around Europe where there is still plenty at stake.

Soccer Break Wednesday – One down, one to go.

May 4, 2011

Well it looks like being a Barcelona v Manchester United final in the Champions League on May 28 after the Catalans booked their Wembley tickets on Tuesday, though Schalke 04 will have something to say about that in the penultimate match of the 2010-11 competition.

Bad Spanish blood boils over into Champions League “Clasico”

May 2, 2011

In our latest Monday post on Spanish soccer, Iain Rogers in Barcelona muses on the ill-tempered Champions League clash between arch rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid and the possible repercussions for the Spanish national team and looks at the unrivalled brilliance of World Player of the Year Lionel Messi.

Soccer Break Monday – Goalline technology…again

May 2, 2011

It is never over until the fat lady sings or should that be until Alex Ferguson stops talking about refereeing decisions?

Soccer Break Tuesday – Bad omens for United

April 26, 2011

The semi-finals of the Champions League are upon us and the omens are not good for Manchester United ahead of their double-header against Schalke 04.

Real bristling with confidence before Champions League semi

April 25, 2011

In our latest Monday Spanish soccer post, Mark Elkington in Madrid looks at the state of play ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final between arch rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona, Diego Forlan’s relegation to the bench at Atletico Madrid and the curse of the balls on the pitch.

Soccer Break Thursday – Mourinho wins. Again.

April 21, 2011

SOCCER-SPAIN/CUPJose Mourinho and winning appear to go hand in hand after the colourful Portuguese coach delivered at the first time of asking in Wednesday’s King’s Cup final.

Soccer Break Wednesday

April 20, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Aren’t Manchester United supposed to be peaking at this time of the season? That’s what all the Red Devils supporters will be asking themselves and their friends on Wednesday after the 0-0 draw at Newcastle United.

Soccer Break Tuesday

April 19, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/CUPShort and sweet today with little news on Monday and plenty of action to look forward to this week.