Champions League

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Tottenham's performance in Barcelona should prove a key mental reference

Tottenham's draw in Barcelona helped them qualify from their Champions League group, but the result itself may have a value…

2 days ago
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Total Football 2.0: Eric ten Hag's Ajax Amsterdam

The last time Ajax were in the Champions League Group Stages was 2014/15 – the last the time they progressed…

3 days ago
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Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko and a sharp escalation in self-belief

Tottenham snuck past Inter Milan on Wednesday night and, again, Moussa Sissoko was essential to their win.

2 weeks ago
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Champions League Tactics | Thierry Henry: Bad manager or bad circumstances

Henry needs to find a system and stick to it, develop some understanding within his team, and hope that injuries…

2 weeks ago
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The night Andres Iniesta finally made sense at Barcelona

Ah, Andres Iniesta. I know that he is one of the world’s best ever players, of course

1 month ago
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BATE Borisov: From the tractor factory to the Champions League

BATE Borisov have set a spectacular example of how a well-organised and hardworking team with a constrained budget can achieve…

1 month ago
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Champions League Tactics | Lyon vs Hoffenheim | A fascinating tactical battle

We explore why both these teams, bristling with attacking talent, take so many shots without scoring that many goals?

1 month ago
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Manchester United thrash Porto in 1997 and heal English football's damaged ego

Seb Stafford-Bloor remembers Manchester United beating Porto in 1997 and how that game restored British self-esteem in European football.

2 months ago
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Champions League Tactics | Manchester United vs Juventus

Juventus are arguably a far stronger side than Manchester United this season. In Mourinho's position, being reactive does make sense.…

2 months ago
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Why is Gazprom investing in football?

Few are quite sure what the company stands for or what this foothold means and, in any case, they are…

2 months ago
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Champions League Tactics | How Chelsea won in 2012

Chelsea unexpectedly won the Champions League in 2012, here is a breakdown of how they managed it.

2 months ago
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Leo Messi brings Barcelona to London and takes what he wants

Leo Messi produced another night of staggering Champions League brilliance, this time at the expense of Tottenham.

2 months ago
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A key reason for England's international failures

If England want to do well in future international tournaments, growing the number of English players competing in the Champions…

2 months ago
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Champions League Tactics | Inter vs Spurs | The exploitation of space

Spurs have players well suited to exploiting the gaps Spalletti’s team leave. If they can also keep Icardi and Perisic…

3 months ago
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2004: When the Celtic Tiger roared and Shelbourne made noise in the Champions League

Conor Kelly returns to 2004 Ireland, the Celtic Tiger boom and Shelbourne's unlikely journey through the Champions League.

5 months ago
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Goals Remembered: Crespo and Kaka stylishly cut Liverpool apart in 2005

Goals Remembered continues, with a look back at some Milan excellence lost to Liverpool's 2005 comeback.

7 months ago
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Champions League Tactics | Real Madrid vs Liverpool Preview

We tactically preview the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.

7 months ago
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Champions League Special | Real Madrid vs Liverpool: The Road To Kiev

We look at Real Madrid's and Liverpool's road to the Champions League final.

7 months ago
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Champions League Tactics | Can Bayern beat Madrid?

Can Bayern Munich overcome Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final second leg? We tactically preview the match.

8 months ago
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Champions League Tactics | Liverpool vs AC Milan, 2005

Liverpool’s triumphant comeback to win the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul against a heavily favoured A.C. Milan side.

8 months ago
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