The final games in the Champions League Round of 16 managed to produce just a single goal between them as Manchester United drew a blank away to Marseille and Bayern Munich earned a valuable away win at Inter Milan writes Ger McCarthy.
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All first leg ties from the Champions League Round of 16 will be completed on Wednesday night with Manchester United in France to face Olympique de Marseille and Inter Milan and Bayern Munich resuming battle in a repeat of last season’s final.
Chelsea recorded a comfortable 2-0 win in Denmark while Real Madrid surrendered a late goal in France as both of Tuesday night’s Champions League Round of 16 ties failed to sparkle writes Back Page Football contributor Ger McCarthy.
Chelsea travel to FC Copenhagen with new signing Fernando Torres likely to feature prominently while on the same evening former manager Jose Mourinho leads his Real Madrid side into battle against Lyon as the knock-out phase of the Champions League continues apace writes BackPageFootball contributor Ger McCarthy.
In his second installment of a 5 part series, Kevin Doran takes a look at some of the headline moments dotted throughout the career of El Fenomeno.
Samir Nasri will be absent through injury as Arsenal take on Barcelona in next week’s Champions League last 16, but the Frenchman has this season enjoyed his best spell yet at The Emirates.
As the transfer window slammed shut in France last week, title challengers Paris St Germain were left disappointed in their attempt to strengthen their squad.
As England continue to struggle on the international stage, their rivals reap the rewards of putting their faith in youth, and Eliot Prince looks at the lessons that can be learnt from the success of Germany, Holland and Spain amongst others.
This week we feature Montpellier full-back Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa. The Frenchman has come on leaps and bounds since making the move into the starting eleven while in Ligue 2. This season, Yanga-M’Biwa was linked with a move to Arsenal but remains at Montpellier as they take part in the Europa League.
17 – In number seventeen of Hold The Back Page, Ciarán and Chris talk about Ireland versus Norway, Steven Gerrard’s injury against France, Robert Pires, Michael Jackson look-a-likes, as well as how many people had a bet on Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Chelsea. Cathal Dervan of the Sunday Star is on the line to discuss Trapattoni’s future and the state of the Irish national team, while goalkeeping blogger Aidan Elder talks about Shay Given, Joe Hart and England’s ‘keeper situation. In ‘Tip/Off’ this week, we’ve selected Fulham v Manchester City.