European Lights: Champions & Europa League Semi-Final First Legs

The first legs of the Champions and Europa League semis are in the books. As with the quarter-finals, most of the results have left little doubt as to who will be heading to Wembley and the Aviva Stadiums at the end of May.

European Lights: Champions League & Europa League Move On To Semi-Finals

For most of the chasers in the second legs of both the Champions and Europa League quarter-finals, this week was simply a matter of taking their medicine. One or two, however, still put up some fight, first. Meanwhile, in the two matches still in doubt, the four clubs held to form. Andrew Gibney runs the rule over the eight matches and previews the semis.

European Lights – After the Opening Legs Of The CL & EL Quarters, UEFA Sends Out An Urgent Call For Fat Ladies Who Can Carry A Tune

Andrew Gibney looks back at the carnage from the quarter-final round opening legs in both the Champions and Europa Leagues.

European Lights: Chelsea & Bayern Stake Their Final 8 Claims, Man United & Real Madrid Have Work Still To Do

Quasi Zulquarnain reviews the best of the Champions and Europa League matches which took place over the week.

European Lights: Gunners Fire A Broadside Against Barca, Spurs Dine On Italian Again

When Andrei Arshavin curled his first time effort beyond the despairing dive of Victor Valdes and into the net, he did something far more than give Arsenal a slim advantage in their seemingly insurmountable two-legged tie against Spanish behemoths Barcelona. Arshavin convinced the world that Barcelona, perhaps the greatest club side in football, could be … Read more

European Lights: Europa League Group Stage Wrap-Up

The champions crumbled, the ex-champions play-acted, and a frustrated contender remonstrated.  They were not alone in watching their dreams transformed into nightmares in an entertaining final match day of the Europa League first round, this week Defending champions Atletico Madrid crashed out, while Sevilla resorted to ‘gamesmanship’ to see off a spirited Borussia Dortmund challenge. … Read more

European Lights: Champions League Group Stage Round 6

The group stage of the Champions League drew to a shuddering halt, this week,  across a freezing Europe.  The highlights had a disitinct French flavour, with flops Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich and Karim Benzema of Real Madrid displaying a fleeting glimpse of form, no matter in meaningless matches, whilst Arsenal’s Samir Nasri continued to … Read more

European Lights: Balotelli & Rossi Shine While Serie Go Snow-Blind in Europa League, Round 5

All may not we well at Scouseland but Roy Hodgson’s ploy of using the Europa League for his replacements seems to be paying off, as Liverpool progressed to the last 32 despite a 1-1 draw with Romanian giants Steaua Bucharest.  Elsewhere, Italian teams fell like nine pins, even as their strikers bagged goals aplenty and … Read more

  • The Days of our Diatribes

    May 2011
    M T W T F S S
    « Apr    
  • (just click a date to see what you missed)
  • Peel the Onion

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to WFC and receive notifications of new posts by email.