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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘champions league’

Atlético Madrid: Fairy Tale Ends With “La Decima”

Atlético Madrid and local rival Real Madrid both made history on Saturday simply by stepping onto the same pitch. It was not the first time that rivals from the same country faced each other. However, the Champions League final in Lisbon, Portugal marked the first a derby involving rivals from the same city had been played at this final stage…and …

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Champions League Final: A Tale Of One City

This weekend the rivalry between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will come to a head when the two teams meet in the Champions League final. The event goes down in Lisbon, Portugal on May 25th, but the results could have far reaching implications for both teams. For many years, Real Madrid has been the dominant football team in Madrid, Spain. …

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Champions League Final: Who Gets A Double?

Even as Atlético Madrid celebrates their first league title since the 1970s, there is little doubt that the current La Liga champions have an eye firmly fixed on May 24th. If they don’t, they probably should. That’s the date that they will face local rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League final. The game will be played in Lisbon, Portugal. …

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FC Bayern Munich Falls To Real Madrid CF In Semifinal Match

FC Bayern Munich cannot exactly say that they put up a brave fight when they lost Tuesday to Real Madrid CF. In fact, quarter-finalists Dortmund would serve as a better example of a Bundesliga team that truly fought to get to the next stage. Both teams fell to Real Madrid, but Bayern’s performance was decidedly anemic for defending champions. Perhaps …

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Champions League Results: Second Leg Predictions?

Between the two semifinal matches played on Tuesday and Wednesday this week there has only been one goal. It was scored by Karim Benzema during the Real Madrid home game against Bayern Munich. While both matches had their own unique forms of drama, the lack of goals sets the stage for some really tense clashes next week. Bayern Munich Vs …

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Chelsea FC And Atlético Madrid Draw In First Leg

For those expecting an exciting blow out between Chelsea FC and Atlético Madrid, they were no doubt disappointed at the 0-0 result at Estadio Vicente Calderon. However, an event-less meeting it was not. The first half saw goalkeeper Petr Cech escorted from the field following what could be a serious injury. During an early opportunity for the Atlético team to …

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Liverpool FC Secure Champions League Football Spot

“Do not let this fucking slip, lads,” an emotional Captain Steven Gerrard warned his Liverpool team just minutes after the final whistle blew. He told them that the game with Manchester City FC was now over and done. It was to be forgotten and they were to all focus all their energy into preparing for the next game. Referencing the …

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Arsenal F.C. Must Fight To Regain Spot In Top Four

Some of us saw this coming when Arsenal FC was devastated by a rampant Everton FC nearly a week ago. On a weekend that saw Arsenal advance towards winning their first trophy in a decade, the London side was also bumped out of the top four after Everton managed a 0-1 victory over Sunderland on Saturday. Everton has won their …

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Atlético Madrid To Face Chelsea FC In Semifinals

Following a suspenseful Champions League draw that left millions of football fans on the edge of their seats, we now know who is facing who at this critical stage of the tournament. Real Madrid was first out of the pot, followed by Bayern Munich. This meant that Real Madrid would not be meeting local rivals Atlético Madrid for a derby …

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Champions League Results: Semifinals Set

With the conclusion of two more quarterfinal matches on Wednesday, the semifinals are set for the 2014 Champions League. And, for the first time since 2007, four-time champions Barcelona find themselves on the outside-looking-in. Barcelona lost its quarterfinal match Wednesday to La Liga leader Atletico Madrid, 1-0, resulting in a cumulative 2-1 aggregate loss. Unfortunately for Messi and company, Atletico’s …

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Chelsea FC: Will They Sacrifice The League?

Chelsea FC seemed down and out following an away loss to Paris Saint-Germain F.C. where the game ended 3-1. Things also looked bleak for the Blues early on in the return leg. Eden Hazard, one of the best players for Chelsea, was taken out of the game due to a calf injury. Tough circumstances, however Chelsea is one team to …

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Real Madrid Squeaks Through To Semifinals

Real Madrid fans the world over were treated to one of the most tense matches they’ve likely ever endured. After safely dominating Borussia Dortmund at home, many anticipated that the Whites would cruise into the semi-finals. The German home team had been practically written off before the match even began. Perhaps they took it to heart, because the aggressive spirit …

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