Reuters Soccer Blog

Vlog on the Pitch — Thierry Henry’s sparkling return to form

March 25, 2009

Thierry Henry did not enjoy the happiest of starts to his new life in Barcelona but it’s clicked for the Frenchman this term.

Did Spain’s Euro 2008 win jinx the clubs?

March 4, 2009

Spain overcame 44 years of underachievement on the international stage when they were crowned European champions at Euro 2008. Not only did they win the tournament, but their players, their style and their attacking ambition were hailed around the world.

Round one to Liverpool, but don’t believe Benitez rumours

February 26, 2009

Rafa Benitez celebrated a famous victory over his hometown club when Liverpool beat Real Madrid 1-0 in their Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.He outfoxed his counterpart Juande Ramos with an astute tactical display, but anyone linking the Spaniard with a move to the Bernabeu in the near future would be mistaken.

Xavi’s understated brilliance deserves recognition

October 21, 2008

Spain celebrate

The shortlist for the Ballon d’Or got shorter this year, but there was still room for seven members of the Spain squad that restored a bit of faith in¬†football at Euro 2008.

Does Henry merit a place in Barca’s starting XI?

September 24, 2008

Henry listens to the ref

Thierry Henry is in danger of playing a peripheral role in Pep Guardiola’s new look¬†Barcelona with his continued failure to find his feet in Spain.