European Lights: Man United & Barcelona – Theatre Of Dreams v Ridiculous Theatrics?

The second leg of the Madrid/Barca Champions League semi-final toned down the extra-curriculars, although Javier Mascherano apparently didn’t get the memo. Meanwhile Man United cruised past Schalke, setting up a juicy rematch of the 2009 final.

Manchester United v Barcelona – A Light At The End Of A Long, Listless Champions League Tunnel?

After a whole lot of not much at all, the two strongest clubs in European football will meet in the Champions League final for the second time in three years. Hopefully, the contest won’t prove as bereft of promise as the rest of the tournament.

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.

Real Madrid v Barcelona, Game 3: Advantage Messi!

Wednesday’s third installment of El Clasico finally went Barcelona’s way but despite two excellent goals from Lionel Messi, the Catalans had to use less than scrupulous methods to achieve the result.

Real Madrid v Barcelona: Is This UEFA Or The Stanley Cup?

With four matches in so short a time, the Barcelona/Real Madrid rivalry takes on a new dimension.

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.

UEFA Champions League Lesson #14: Be Careful What You Ask For, You Just Might Get It!

Hell has frozen over, West Ham are pressing for a Champions League place and Alan Shearer has done his homework. Well, no not really. But WFC founder Steven Jones has done a Bilbo Baggins, coming back as if from the grave to share his view of this week’s prospects in the Champions League.

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.

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