Back Page Football’s resident UEFA Champions League correspondent Ger McCarthy reviews the first week of the knockout phase of the 2012 competition and predicts how each of the second legs in the respective ties will go.
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David Brown offers his thoughts and on Jose Mourinho who has again put himself in the spotlight with another moment of madness.
Dublin welcomes the Europa League Final tonight and Neil O’Hara previews the clash between FC Porto and SC Braga.
There’s more European action tonight as the Europa League reaches its semi final stage, and Jonathan O’Shea is here to preview the games.
Ross Dunbar reminisces about Rangers’ European success in 1972, and their defeat of Sporting Lisbon before they face each other tonight in the Europa League.
Kevyn Doran returns with his popular column, discussing past players who failed to live up to their astronomical potential. Today, Kevyn profiles Ricardo Quaresma.
This week’s jaw-dropping strikes comes from the La Liga yet again, as Pablo Piatti fired spectacularly past Sevilla in a 3-1 victory. Also featuring a beautiful flick from the same game, and a stunning strike from Portugla.
The final places in the 2010-11 Champions League knockout phase were decided on Wednesday night when the group stage of this season’s competition came to a conclusion writes Ger McCarthy.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter today announced that Russia and Qatar will host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments following two days of presentations in Zurich.
Along with England v Germany, Portugal v Spain represented another titanic battle of rival nations. The so-called Iberian derby was billed by many as a potential classic. Free-flowing, end-to-end attacking football was hoped for, but as they did against the Brazilians, Portugal set out to frustrate and stifle the opposition, resting hopes of a goal […]