When the Europa League finally resumed last week, it did so with more of a damp fizzle than an electrifying bang, but those results set up some tantalising quarter-final fixtures, writes Jonathan O’Shea
The Champions League round of 16 tie between FC Basel and Manchester City isn’t just a David versus Goliath affair, it’s a clash of cultures. The Swiss side are a model club, having grown gradually and organically in stature over the last 20 years through intelligent policies on and off the field. The first Swiss […]
Back Page Football’s UEFA Champions League correspondent Ger McCarthy looks back at the another week of last-sixteen first leg fixtures and makes some bold predictions about how each of the return games will go as we reach the business end of the competition.
One 2 Watch returns today, and Kevin Coleman takes a look at FC Basel and Switzerland left winger Xherdan Shaqiri. The 19-year-old made a brief appearance at last summer’s World Cup, and has a big future ahead of him. With his contract up soon, a number of Europe’s top clubs will be keeping tabs on the dazzling winger.