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Will Arsenal’s Confident Attack Lead to Champions League Qualification?

Will Arsenal’s Confident Attack Lead to Champions League Qualification?

Arsenal was dealt a huge blow when Olivier Giroud lost his bid to overturn his three match ban after his red card against Fulham three weeks ago.  The French international player scored seventeen goals since his transfer from French squad Montpellier, and most thought that this would be a concern because of their Premier League [...]

Does Juventus Have the Fire Power to Compete with Europe’s Top Clubs?

Does Juventus Have the Fire Power to Compete with Europe’s Top Clubs?

Last week, Juventus clinched their second consecutive Serie A title with their win over Palermo.  They have established themselves as one of the best clubs in Europe with their stellar season.  However, with their unfortunate exit from the Champions League, manager Antonio Conte doesn’t believe that his team has been given the resources to compete [...]

Can Pep Pep Guardiola Exceed Bayern Munich’s Expectations?

Can Pep Pep Guardiola Exceed Bayern Munich’s Expectations?

Despite their unbelievable success this season, Bayern Munich will look to former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola to take over the managerial reigns.  The Bundesliga champions announced a three year managerial contract to Guardiola in January. But with the success that Jupp Heynckes has brought to Bayern Munich, what can Guardiola do to surpass Heynckes and [...]

What will AC Milan do with Massimiliano Allegri?

What will AC Milan do with Massimiliano Allegri?

As the season comes to a close for AC Milan questions regarding manager Massimiliano Allegri’s future have surfaced. These reports have been more prevalent as of late, despite the club being very close to clinching the third place spot in Serie A behind only Juventus and Napoli. Rumors are that two former players are in [...]

Juan Mata Brings Chelsea One Step Closer to Champions League

Juan Mata Brings Chelsea One Step Closer to Champions League

Chelsea have elevated themselves to a possible Champions League berth with their surprising victory at Old Trafford this weekend.  Juan Mata lifted Chelsea to their 20th win of the season after his shot deflected off Manchester United defender Phil Jones in the 87th minute. With this goal, Chelsea stole a very important victory which was [...]

Juventus Needs Only One Point to Clinch Serie A Title

Juventus Needs Only One Point to Clinch Serie A Title

Juventus needs one point in their last four games to clinch their second straight Serie A title.    They will host a very hot Palermo squad, who haven’t lost in their last five games.  Palermo is currently fighting off relegation, and with this late surge, have positioned themselves in seventeenth place, right out of relegation. [...]

Arsenal’s Quest To Qualify for the Champions League

Arsenal’s Quest To Qualify for the Champions League

Arsenal’s Champions League hopes lie solely in their last three games, and based on their opponents, they have a great chance to advance.  The face off against 19th place Queens Park Rangers this weekend and will finish off their season with games against both the 18th and 17th place teams, Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United. [...]

Champions League Preview: Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich

Champions League Preview: Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich

After a disappointing 4-0 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League matchup with Bayern Munich, Barcelona will need a miracle to come back and advance to the finals.  With star striker Lionel Messi returning from injury, however, Barcelona might just have a chance. Messi, who is finally returning to full fitness after injuring [...]

Chelsea News: Blue’s Ascension to Top of Premier League Proves Benitez’s Worth

Chelsea News: Blue’s Ascension to Top of Premier League Proves Benitez’s Worth

After their 2-0 win over Swansea City this weekend, Chelsea has climbed to third in the Premier League, surpassing Arsenal and extending their lead over Tottenham.  It is unbelievable that Chelsea has been able to overcome their rough schedule to be in a position to qualify for the Champions League.  While the team has stepped [...]

Champions League: Barcelona Thrashing Proves Bayern Munich’s Ascension to the Top

Champions League: Barcelona Thrashing Proves Bayern Munich’s Ascension to the Top

No one can dispute Barcelona’s dominance this season.  Domestically, they are dominating Real Madrid and the rest of their La Liga rivals with 84 points.  And, Barca have a real possibility of achieving a rare “100 point season”  with six games remaining. Despite their dominance against league opponents this season, however, their Champions League semifinal [...]

Will Arsenal Finish the Season in a Champions League Place?

Will Arsenal Finish the Season in a Champions League Place?

As Arsenal prepare for their match at Fulham on Saturday, their Champions League status remains in question.  The Gunners currently are in fourth place in the Premier League, behind Chelsea by one point and ahead of Tottenham Hotspur by two points.  Their biggest problem is that both the Blues and Spurs have played one less [...]

Chelsea v Basel: Fernando Torres Key in Europa League Semi-Final

Chelsea v Basel: Fernando Torres Key in Europa League Semi-Final

Chelsea will continue their incredible late season schedule on Thursday with the first leg of the Champions League against FC Basel.  Chelsea travels to face off the Swiss club in a very highly anticipate match.  FC Basel is coming off their best result in the tournament after beating Tottenham Hotspur in penalties a few weeks [...]

Manchester United Ties West Ham United in Controversial Game

Manchester United Ties West Ham United in Controversial Game

First place Manchester United has had little trouble when it has come to the English Premier League this season, but that changed on Wednesday.  When the Red Devils traveled to West Ham United, most expected an easy win.  Manchester United won their first matchup 1-0 in November and also knocked West Ham United out of [...]

Chelsea vs Fulham: London Derby has Major Implications for the Blues

Chelsea vs Fulham: London Derby has Major Implications for the Blues

As Chelsea continues their Europa League success, many have wondered what affect it will have on their play.  The Blues are only one point behind third place Arsenal to qualify for the Champions League next year.  However, Tottenham has been on their heels all season and have been working hard to qualify. The important match [...]

Juventus Take Revenge on 5th Place Lazio

Juventus Take Revenge on 5th Place Lazio

Juventus has had an excellent season despite their quarterfinal loss in the Champions League this past weekend.  They have beaten many of Europe’s best teams and have established themselves as the best team in Italy.  However, one task that Juventus has not been able to accomplish is defeating Lazio. Juventus has played Lazio three times [...]

Europa League: What Newcastle United Must do to Advance

Europa League: What Newcastle United Must do to Advance

Last Thursday, Newcastle United suffered an unfortunate 3-1 loss in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals.  Newcastle United started out really well when Papiss Cisse scored in the twelfth minute.  However, Benfica responded quickly, scoring in the 25th minute.   After halftime, Lima and Cardozo of Benfica scored within 10 minutes of each other [...]