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Lille boss Rene Girard says Arsenal are proof that the Premier League is sht

15 minutes agoSports / Football : 101 Great Goals

When Arsene Wenger woke up on Thursday morning he probably thought the worst was behind him. The night before Arsenal had crumbled at home to AS Monaco in the Champions League. It was the shock of the round as many had predicted an easy win for the English side. Cue criticism for Wenger with head-hunters […]

Soccer Outsider’s take on D.C. United’s defeat in Costa Rica

I had to write about this match because I love the CONCACAF Champions League. I love it so much that I hate to see it relegated to Fox Sports 2, in between Caper Toss and the Uno World Cup. I love it because it is MLS’s best chance to gauge itself against other leagues. And […]

Why the Premier League needs to fix deteriorating atmospheres in English stadiums

2 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

One thing that stood out when tuning into the UEFA Champions League matches over the last couple of weeks was the thunderous atmosphere conjured by a plethora of sides involved. Teams like Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus, Schalke, Paris Saint-Germain and Shakhtar … Continue reading ?

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s potential is in danger of fizzling out at Arsenal

2 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

In amongst the carnage of Arsenal’s loss to Monaco in the UEFA Champions League, one curious facet of their display was the cameo appearance of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The England midfielder was brought on in place of Francis Coquelin at the … Continue reading ?

Arsenal vs Everton Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

2 hours agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

Arsenal vs Everton Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Arsenal will be wanting to put behind Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League misery behind them with three points at home to Everton this weekend to guarantee they finish the weekend in the top three. Everton had it a little easier in … Read More ? From - Football News

Andrea Pirlo's Injury Could Be a Net Benefit for Juventus

Andrea Pirlo is as legendary a player as they come in Italian soccer. He is a two-time Champions League winner, five-time Italian champion, a hero of the 2006 World Cup victory, has the fourth most caps in the history of the national...Show More Summary

ESPN FC panel debate whether Arsene Wenger should be sacked after Monaco defeat [Video]

Defeat at home to Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday night reignited a debate about what Arsenal should do going forward. As well as discussions taking place about dead weight in the team like Mesut Ozil, the main talking point centered around the divisive figure that Arsene Wenger has become. Once the darling of […]

Luis Suarez & Cristiano Ronaldo feature in UEFA’s team of CL Last 16 1st legs

Now that all eight Champions League last 16 first legs have been played, UEFA have announced their team of the round at the halfway point. Reflecting the surprise results that were witnessed over the past two weeks (Monaco beating Arsenal, Leverkusen beating Atletico), many lesser known players feature, while the Premier League teams’ poor performances […]

Arsenal boss Wenger refuses to blame Olivier Giroud for Champions League defeat [Video]

Arsenal don’t have much time to mope and feel sorry for themselves after their shock defeat to Monaco in their Champions League last 16 first leg; they host Everton on Sunday, with their perpetual race for 4th still very much alive. Speaking at his pre-match press conference today, Arsene Wenger was keen to stress that […]

Diego Simeone Must Solve Atletico Madrid's Post-Champions League Form in La Liga

Despite the fact that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone keeps saying it, no one's really buying it. "Our goal is [qualifying for] the Champions League, and our rivals for that are Sevilla and Valencia," he said last week, per Goal,...Show More Summary

Arsenal vs. Everton: Key Comments from Arsene Wenger's Pre-Match Presser

Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal are "hurting" after their 3-1 Champions League defeat to Monaco, but he doesn't believe the feeling is amplified by the media's reaction to their poor performance. The Gunners boss spoke ahead of his...Show More Summary

Lille Coach Rene Girard Uses Monaco's Win at Arsenal for Great Quote on Ligue 1

Monaco's win at Arsenal not only gives the Ligue 1 club every chance of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals, but it also provided the spark for a gem of a quote from Lille coach Rene Girard. Lille are mired in mid-table this...Show More Summary

Arsenal vs Everton: Ramsey and Flamini nearly fit, latest on Wilshere

11 hours agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

Arsenal vs Everton: Ramsey and Flamini nearly fit, latest on Wilshere - originally posted on After a disappointing midweek that saw Arsenal being humiliated 3-1 at home by Monaco in the Champions League, the focus now shifts back on the league. Show More Summary

Rapid-Fire Predictions for 2nd Leg of Champions League Round of 16

The first leg of the UEFA Champions League has come to a close with the typical surprises and dominant performances. While some favorites have almost assured a spot in the quarter-finals, others have left themselves some work to do in...Show More Summary

Will Manchester United Make It Back to Champions League Next Season?

Through 26 games this season Manchester United are two points ahead of where they were last season at this stage but currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League. Although they currently sit in the last Champions League qualifying...Show More Summary

Champions League Player Rankings: Aguero, Messi, Matic and Cavani Rise

Welcome to the second round of our UEFA Champions League knockout-stage player rankings this season, in which we order the competition's top-20 players so far. The criteria is simple: We pick the 20 best players on the basis of formShow More Summary

The Dark-Horse Club That Will Upset Real Madrid & Barcelona's UCL Title Chances

Real Madrid and Barcelona each have one of the world's best players on their roster, but is there another team that could steal their Champions League dreams? Watch Bleacher Report's Matteo Bonetti and Ryan Bailey discuss why Juventus is the dark-horse candidate who could take down Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Champions League. Show More Summary

Arsenal set for £50m summer spending spree

15 hours agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

Arsenal set for £50m summer spending spree - originally posted on After the shocking loss in the round of 16 in the Champions League at the hands of Monaco, Arsenal owners are ready to sanction a budget of £50m to manager Arsene Wenger. The message seems to be loud and clear: … Read More ? From - Football News

D.C. United smashed by Alajuelense, 5-2, in CONCACAF Champions League

D.C. United had not played a competitive match in more than three months. Alajuelense was deep into its league campaign. It showed. The Costa Rican club toyed with the rusty MLS visitors Thursday night, registering a 5-2 victory in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto in Alajuela. […]

7 reasons Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League

17 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Manchester City’s defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday was deja vu for most City supporters. Here are 7 reasons why Manchester City keeps getting exposed in the Champions League: 1- Tactical Naivety … Continue reading ?

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