Champions League

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

How Arsenal and Man United are set to rewrite Champions League history

What were you doing in 1995? Its an awful long way to think back and its the last time the premier European competition didnt see either Manchester United or Arsenal in the draw. Evertons win on Sunday means we might be about to see it happen again. United and the Gunners have been two of the most ...

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Tuesday, 01 April 2014

Manchester United v Bayern Munich: Can United defeat the German giants?

Manchester United and Bayern Munich are two of the biggest names in world football. Between them they have been crowned kings of Europe eight times, their national leagues 44 times and have huge fanbases around the globe. But despite their dominance, meetings between the two have been few and far...

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

The Champions League last eight: Top quality or same old, same old?

When Manchester United struggled through to the last eight of this years quarter-finals it ensured that the last eightshowed a striking resemblanceto the Forbes and Deloittes lists of the wealthiest clubs in the world. The last eight come from the English, Spanish, German and French leagues. With t...

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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Do Chelsea or Manchester United have a chance of winning the Champions League?

Premier League leaders Chelsea and current champions Manchester United this week booked their place in to the quarter-final draw for the Champions League, but can they actually go on and lift the most sought-after prize in club football? Well if you look at the latest odds from SkyBet the answer is...

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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Manchester United: It's do or die time for Moyes, Roney and co

Manchester Uniteds hopes of finishing in the top four were torn apart by a rampant Liverpool on Sunday. Their fiercest rivals left Old Trafford with a 3-0 win, one that Wayne Rooney described as one of the worst in his life. And it could have been even more emphatic had Gerrard scored a hat-trick...

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Bayern Munich v Arsenal: Three reasons why the Gunners have a chance

The Gunners are in Germany tonight looking to overturn a two goal deficit, but can they do it?Wengers men will have to score three goals without reply at least to go through. A daunting task at the home of the European champions. But its not within the realms of possibilities. There are three rec...

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Sunday, 09 March 2014

Bookies believe Manchester City have a fighting chance in the Nou Camp

Bookmakers dont make money being generous. The prices being offered on Manchester Citys chances of getting through their Champions League tie with Barcelona are miserly to say the least. Lets just recap. City go to the Catalan city two goals down from the first leg in Manchester. Statistically, tea...

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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Can Manchester United Turn It Round Against Olympiakos?

More gloom settled over Old Trafford after a bad defeat in Greece but what are the chances that David Moyes could still salvage something from what has become a car wreck of a season? The statistics for European two leg ties dont carry much consolation for Red Devils supporters. Across the years...

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Chelsea: Can the Blues restore some English pride?

It has been a pretty pathetic seven days in Europe for our Premier League clubs. Arsenal, Manchester City, Spurs and Manchester United have all suffered defeat while Swansea City earned a point at home to Napoli. But the most shameful part of all this is that not one of them have managed to score...

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Arsenal v Bayern Munich: Can the Gunners see off the German giants?

So. It is here at long last. After a quite a long break, the midweek evening delights are back. For Arsenal fans, it is a deja vu moment as they get to play Bayern Munich yet again like last season when they met at the same stage. Let us see how things have panned out in the Champions League t...

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Manchester City v Barcelona: Can England's number one Joe Hart stop Messi and co?

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has told the world that they are now the most dominant force in Manchester, but can they go on to become the most dominant side in Europe? Tonight will be the acid test for Pellegrinis men, who have blown almost all of their rivals aside in the Premier League ...

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Will Arsenal, Chelsea, City or United bring the Champions League trophy back to England?

The draw for the last 16 in the Champions League takes place on Monday with most of the favourites firmly through as group winners, but who will be triumphant come May? Holders Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid have been the bookies best bet from day one - and nothing has happened to change ...

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Friday, 13 December 2013

Arsenal: Would an early Champions League exit aid Arsenal's Premier League ambitions?

The magnitude of Arsenals failure to beat or even snatch a draw from Napoli on Wednesday night is larger than the space between Joey Essexs ears. One point would have been sufficient for the Gunners to finish above last seasons beaten finalists Borussia Dortmund as group winners. Unfortunately W...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Has the time come for a European Super League?

The Champions League is the biggest prize in football. Locking horns with the finest clubs the Continent has to offer, not to mention the greatest players in the world. If you win the Champions League you can die a very happy man. However, Galatasaray chairman Unal Aysal believes a change to the gr...

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Thursday, 03 October 2013

Champions League Team of the Week - Week Two

Arsenal top their Champions League group following their excellent display at home to Napoli and Chelsea bounced back from their opening day disappointment to put four past Steaua Bucharest away. It wasnt such a good time for Manchester City though as they were given a football lesson by the Champio...

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Friday, 20 September 2013

Champions League: Team of the Week - Week One

The battle to win the 2013/14 Champions League got under way this week and there were big wins for some big teams including Arsenal, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, Champions League holders Bayern Munich, PSG, AC Milan and Basel among others. There were also some outstan...

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Could Arsenal's Giroud beat Messi and Ronaldo to win the Champions League golden boot?

Arsenal kick off their Champions League campaign tonight away at Marseille and the Gunners main goal threat will come from their own Frenchman, Olivier Giroud. The former Montpellier marksman has made a great start to the Premier League season, netting four in four games and five in six overall, ...

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Can Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City or United win the Champions League?

The race to land the biggest prize in European club football kicks off tonight and teams from across the continent are already dreaming of walking out at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on a sun-drenched evening in May. But who will win this years competition? Bayern Munich are the current holders an...

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Manchester United: Can United progress from Group A?

Manchester United kick off their Champions League campaign tonight with a home clash against Bayer Leverkusen and David Moyes will be hoping to get three points on the board straight away. The draw for the most lucrative cup competition in Europe was certainly favourable to the Red Devils - Leverku...

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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Arsenal: Can the Gunners progress from Champions League group of death?

The Champions League is back and almost Tuesday and Wednesday between now and Christmas have been cleared in the diary. The draw, as usual, produced some interesting permutations and combinations, but nothing beats the so-called Group of Death, Group F.Arsenal, Marseille, last seasons beaten fin...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Gareth Bale: Will he be booked for diving on Real Madrid debut?

Gareth Bale became the most expensive player in the world when Real Madrid shelled out Tottenham Hotspur £86 million for his services, but will the Welshman cap his debut in glory by getting on the scoresheet or in shame by getting booked for diving? The bookies in England have gone Bale mad and ha...

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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Seven things we learned this week

The past week has seen Arsenal return to winning ways in the Premier League, goals, shocks and drama in the Capital One Cup and draws for the Champions League and Europa League, not forgetting Tottenhams domination of the transfer market by breaking their club record transfer fee three times. But w...

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Friday, 30 August 2013

Manchester City: Can Pellegrini reach the knock out stage?

Manchester City have not had the rub of the green when it has come to the Champions League draw over the past two seasons, but while drawing the holders Bayern Munich is an ominous proposition, this season City have a great chance of finally reaching the coveted knock out stage. In Citys first vent...

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Celtic: Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax? Bring it on!

Scottish champions Celtic scraped past Shaktar Karagandy to reach the group stages of the Champions League and their reward is games against Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax. Manager Neil Lennon didnt know whether to laugh or cry when the Bhoys were paired in the same group as the three European giants...

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Champions League draw: Best and worst case scenarios

This evening marks an important moment in Europe’s premier club competition. Yes, its that time already: the draw for this season’s UEFA Champion’s League! As football giants from across the continent line up to discover their fate in the first round proper, lets take a look at who is in which pot...

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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Who will win the Premier League and who will make up the top four?

Only five teams have won the Premier League title since its inception in 1992/1993. Manchester United, the leagues most dominate force, are the reigning champions but former winners Chelsea and Manchester City are determined to win it back, while Arsenal look like facing another season battling to f...

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Dave Blackburn's predictions 2013/14

The return of the most action-packed and exciting league in the world is only three days away, but what will the Premier League produce this season? For a start there will be no Sir Alex Ferguson. The Manchester United boss has retired, leaving David Moyes to deal with the mess that is Wayne Ro...

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Monday, 12 August 2013

Arsenal: Could Torres be the key to break the Suarez deadlock?

Luis Suarez to Arsenal and Wayne Rooney to Chelsea are the two big potential transfers that could happen in the Premier League this summer, but could Chelseas Fernando Torres hold the key to them both? Chelsea have made no secret of their desire to bring Rooney from Manchester United to Stamford Br...

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Dave Disciascio's predictions for 2013/14

The Premier League season is just days away and we at Squarefootball are getting ready by staring into our crystal balls and predicting our winners and losers for the season ahead. Weve already had Mitch Waddon predict title glory for Manchester City while Jim Barry has plumped for Jose Mourinh...

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Jim Barry's predictions 2013/14

There are only days remaining until the most exciting league in the world kicks off for another action-packed season of goals, controversy and talking points. The action is already under way in the Football League and Scotland, but who will be the biggest winners and losers during 2013/14 campaign?...

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Tuesday, 06 August 2013

Mitch Waddon's predictions for the 2013/14 season

The Football League got under way at the weekend and theres less than a fortnight before the Premier League boys kick off, but who will be the biggest winners and losers in the 2013/14 campaign? Yes, its that time of the season again when we all become Mystic Megs and put our football knowledge...

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Thursday, 01 August 2013

Arsenal: Hopes and fears for 2013/14 season revealed

Arsene Wenger may not get a better opportunity than this season to end his clubs barren spell. With Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini out of the way, the continuity at the Emirates means the Gunners could have the edge of their rivals this season. A few top signings would really make the foo...

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Tottenham must use Real Madrid partnership – if Gareth Bale goes or not

Tottenham and Real Madrid are once more locked in a struggle for a White Hart Lane player that has ambitions of switching to the Spanish giants. When Luka Modric made the move to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer, the two sides struck up a working partnership, which to date Spurs have not used to an...

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Will England ever be able to match Spain's trophy haul?

In the past seven years there have been a total number of 44 tournaments organised by both FIFA and UEFA. Teams from La Liga together with their national side have largely dominated the landscape and claimed 25 of these football competitions. As to whether this year’s Confederations Cup beco...

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

What will the Champions League bring us in 2013/14?

Bayern Munichs late winner from Arjen Robben against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final at Wembley last month brought the curtain down on another pulsating and engrossing tournament. From the dramas of the group stage, the returning greats and the shocking results of the semi-finals, ...

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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Champions League Final: Bayern Munich v Borrusia Dortmund

German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will make history tonight when they clash at Wembley. For the first time ever, two German sides meet in the final of a European tournament, but who will go back to the fatherland with the biggest prize in club football under their arms? Both Bay...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Champions League: Barcelona, Bayern, Dortmund or Real - Who will win the trophy?

Wembley is set to host its second Champions League final inside three years next month and theres every chance that UEFA get their dream all-Spanish final of Barcelona against Real Madrid as the pair were kept apart in the semi-finals. However, its by far a foregone conclusion as Barca must first se...

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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Will Wayne Rooney leave Old Trafford in the summer?

Wayne Rooneys future at Manchester United has been called into question ever since he was dropped to the bench for Uniteds crunch Champions League clash with Real Madrid. United lost the game due to a horrific refereeing decision but both Sir Alex and Rooney insist that it was purely a footballing...

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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Premier League: Have Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City and Man United lost their sparkle in Europe?

Arsene Wengers Arsenal heroically bowed out of the Champions League against Bayern Munich meaning no Premier League side would feature in the last eight for the first time in 17 years. The French boss believes the English sides have suffered as the rest of Europe has finally caught up with them, but...

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Friday, 15 March 2013

Arsenal: Do Vermaelen and Szczesny deserve the boot?

It has been reported this morning that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has lost faith with his goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and captain Thomas Vermaelen and that the pair could be booted out of the Emirates in the summer, but are there not more deserving players to be shown the door? Both Szczesny a...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Arsenal: Does Arsene Wenger deserve one more year in charge?

Arsenal are Britains sole representatives in this seasons Champions League but they are going to need a miracle if that is to remain the case this evening in Munich. The Gunners enter the Allianz Arena 3-1 down from the first leg and Bayern Munich have only lost once at home to an English side in Eu...

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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Arsenal: Could Xabi Alonso be on his way to the Emirates?

Reports in the media over the weekend suggest that the Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso is stalling over a contract at Real Madrid and that Liverpool may be interested in bringing him back to these shores, but could Arsenal convince him that his future rests with them in the capital? Theres no doubt ...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2013

If United win the Treble should Sir Alex retire?

The Premier League title is in the bag and home games against Real Madrid tonight and Chelsea on Sunday in the FA Cup put them in the driving seat to replicate their Treble-winning feat of 1999. But if United were to win an unprecedented second Treble, would that be the right time for Sir Alex Fergu...

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Will Man United finish off Real Madrid at Old Trafford?

Manchester United scored an all-important away goal at the Bernabeu in their first leg Champions League clash with Real Madrid but can they stop Ronaldo and co from doing the same this evening at Old Trafford? Sir Alex Fergusons game plan at Madrid was excellent with Danny Welbeck, Jonny Evans and ...

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Man Utd v Real Madrid - Free Bet Offer with bet365

bet365 has a fantastic free bet offer to add to the excitement as Man Utd welcome Real Madrid to Old Trafford this evening with their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie in the balance. Place a pre-match bet on this much anticipated fixture today and you will receive a free In-Play bet to the s...

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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Manchester United: Can United win the Treble again?

The Premier League title looks like it is in the bag for Manchester United and the Red Devils have a home tie against Chelsea or Middlesbrough in the next round of the FA Cup, but can they go the whole hog and emulate their record-breaking season of 1999 and win the Treble again? Standing in their ...

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Man United: Is this United side as good as the class of 99?

Manchester United are on course to repeat their Treble-winning heroics of 1999 and Sir Alex Ferguson believes his current side are actually better than the class of 99. But are the likes of De Gea, Rooney and RVP really up there with Schemichel, Keane and Beckham? Weve asked a selection of football...

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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Arsenal: Can Arsenal beat Bayern Munich?

Arsenal havent had much luck in cup football against teams that start with the letter B this season. League Two Bradford City dumped them out of the Capital One Cup, Blackburn sent them packing from the FA Cup on Saturday and this evening they take on the German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions...

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Monday, 18 February 2013

Arsenal: Why history is against victory over Bayern Munich

Arsenals preparation ahead of Tuesdays Champions League clash with Bayern Munich couldnt have been any worse. Exiting the FA Cup at home to Blackburn Rovers is pure embarrassing. The FA Cup was the one trophy that Arsenal could realistically win this season to end their eight-year drought withou...

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Sunday, 17 February 2013

Why Liverpool need to axe Pepe Reina

Liverpool have just seen any small chance they had at fourth place and a spot in the Champions League disappear with their recent loss to West Brom. The defeat certainly accentuated the disparity between the two goalkeepers on the pitch. Ben Foster was fantastic and surely the reason West ...

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