Andrew Flint unravels the paradox of following a little-known team in the largest country on earth, where accusations of racism and homophobia are just two of the obstacles to be dealt with. Introducing FK Tyumen: a team who don’t do things by half.
No, that’s not Lionel Messi. FK Austria Wien’s U19 midfielder Sascha Horvath danced his way around the Zenit St Petersburg defence and slotted home this rather skillful little goal in the UEFA Youth League today. Horvath vs Zenit UEFA Youth League by axlsem (via /r/soccer)
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.
Arsenal travel to the lion’s den of the San Siro while Benfica face the harsh weather conditions of Zenit St. Petersburg as the UEFA Champions League opening phase continues on Wednesday night writes Back Page Football’s Ger McCarthy.