UEFA Champions League 2011/12 Draw Announced

The draw for the upcoming UEFA Champions League season have just been announced. Barcelona are the defending champions while Manchester United were the runners up last term. Manchester City are the most popular debutantes in the draw.

Group A

  • Bayern Munich
  • Villareal
  • Manchester City
  • Napoli

Group B

  • Inter Milan
  • CSKA Moscow
  • Lille
  • Trabzonspor

Group C

  • Manchester United
  • Benfica
  • Basel
  • Otelui Galati

Group D

  • Real Madrid
  • Lyon
  • Ajax
  • Dinamo Zagreb

Group E

  • Chelsea
  • Valencia
  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • KRC Genk

Group F

  • Arsenal
  • Marseille
  • Olympiakos
  • Borussia Dortmund

Group G

  • Porto
  • Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Zenit St.Petersburg
  • Apoel FC

Group H

  • Barcelona
  • AC Milan
  • FC Bate
  • Viktoria Plzen

Football Roundup: Champions League action

Lionel Messi lit up the Nou Camp with a stunning four-goal haul to beat Arsenal and maintain Barcelona’s bid for back-to-back Champions League titles.

Inter Milan booked a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona with the minimum of fuss in Moscow. Continue reading “Football Roundup: Champions League action”

Football Roundup: Champions League: Manchester United wounded in Munich; Lisandro does it for Lyon

Wayne Rooney
United would be more concerned about Rooney's injury than their defeat at Allianz Arena

Ivica Olic hit an injury-time winner to give Bayern Munich the advantage after the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final with Manchester United. United took the lead after only 66 seconds when Wayne Rooney volleyed in six yards out from Nani’s free-kick. But Franck Ribery’s deflected free-kick set up a dramatic finale, rounded off by Olic’s cool run and finish after a defensive error by Patrice Evra. United’s misery was made complete when Rooney limped off with an ankle injury. The England striker appeared in severe pain after turning over on his right leg in the build-up to Bayern’s winner. United will hope the injury is not too serious, as they face a crucial Premier League match against on Chelsea on Saturday as well as the return match with Bayern next week.

Lisandro Lopez
Lisandro Lopez scored twice but will miss the second leg through suspension

Lyon took a giant step towards their first Champions League semi-final with victory over French rivalsBordeaux. Lisandro Lopez put the hosts ahead after a mistake by Michael Ciani, but Marouane Chamakh headed in a 14th-minute equaliser. Lyon were ahead at half-time thanks to Michel Bastos’s strike, which came after another defensive mistake. And Lisandro’s penalty gave Lyon a two-goal cushion after Matthieu Chalme was harshly penalised for handball.

UEFA Champions League

Tuesday, 30 March 2010


Bayern Munich

Ribery (77)
Olic (90+2)

2-1
(HT 0-1)
Man Utd

Rooney (2)

Bookings:

Holger Badstuber (57)
Olic (90+3)

Bookings:

Neville (76)
Scholes (78)
Rooney (89)


Lyon

Lopez (10, pen 77)
Michel Bastos (32)

3-1
(HT 2-1)
Bordeaux

Chamakh (14)

Bookings:

Govou (74)
Lopez (80)

Coca Cola Championship

Tuesday, 30 March 2010


Cardiff

McCormack (10)
Whittingham (45)

2-1
(HT 2-0)
Leicester

Howard (52)

Bookings:

Quinn (79)
Marshall (90+5)

Bookings:

Gallagher (60)

Sent off:

Gyepes (71)


Plymouth 0-0
(HT 0-0)
Barnsley
Bookings:

Wright-Phillips (58)

Bookings:

Hallfredsson (55)
Hammill (76)
Shotton (90+4)


Watford

Graham (83)

1-3
(HT 0-1)
Crystal Palace

John (31)
Scannell (51)
Danns (66)

Bookings:

Eustace (24)

Bookings:

Hills (16)
Ertl (40)
Lawrence (62)

Sent off:

Hills (87)

League One

Tuesday, 30 March 2010


Oldham

Abbott (22, 82)

2-3
(HT 1-1)
Brentford

MacDonald (30, 69)
Balkestein (64)

Bookings:

O’Connor (22)
Leon Legge (67)

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UEFA Champions League and Europa League draw

The draw for the quarter final and semi final for the Champions League and the Europa League have been announced. Read below: Continue reading “UEFA Champions League and Europa League draw”

Football Roundup: Mourinho has the last laugh as Chelsea bow out of Champions League; CSKA enter quarters at the expense of Sevilla; Villa keeps fourth place dream alive with a win at Wigan

Samuel Eto'o
Eto'o 's goal silenced the crowd at Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge in triumph as Inter Milan sent Chelsea crashing out of the Champions League. Samuel Eto’s clinical strike 11 minutes from time settled a scrappy encounter and sealed a place in the quarter-finals for Mourinho at the expense of the club he left in 2007 after a hugely successful three-and-a-half years. And the misery for Chelsea and coach Carlo Ancelotti was complete when Didier Drogba was sent off in the closing minutes after a penalty area clash with Thiago Motta.

Keisuke Honda (right) celebrates scoring for CSKA
Honda (right) struck with a free-kick that should have been saved

In another game, CSKA Moscow stunned Sevilla in Spain to reach the last eight of the Champions League for the first time since 1993 with a 3-2 victory on aggregate. Tomas Necid scored with a precise low shot late in the first half half but Sevilla immediately responded through Diego Perotti’s close-range effort. CSKA regained the lead after the break when Andres Palop failed to stop Keisuke Honda’s free-kick.

Continue reading “Football Roundup: Mourinho has the last laugh as Chelsea bow out of Champions League; CSKA enter quarters at the expense of Sevilla; Villa keeps fourth place dream alive with a win at Wigan”

Football Roundup: Manchester United humiliate Milan; Real Madrid OUT, Lyon IN; Burnley get first point in five games

Wayne Rooney
Rooney's opener in the 13th minute was his 7th consecutive headed goal

David Beckham’s return to Old Trafford was brief and ended in the disappointment of a comprehensive defeat as Manchester United swept past AC Milan into the Champions League quarter-finals 7-2 on aggregate. Another brace from Rooney, taking his tally to 30 for the season, made another splendid European night for the Old Trafford faithfuls to cherish.

Meanwhile Real Madrid will not be playing at the Santiago Bernabeau, the place of the Champions League final, as they were thrown out by Lyon. Cristiano Ronaldo gave Madrid the perfect start with a goal inside 6 minutes but Miralem Pjanic’s equaliser with 15 minutes to go was the destructive blow that sent the Spanish giants crashing out.
Continue reading “Football Roundup: Manchester United humiliate Milan; Real Madrid OUT, Lyon IN; Burnley get first point in five games”

Football Roundup: Mourinho gets better of former club Chelsea; CSKA-Sevilla share the spoils; Stoke dump Manchester City out of FA Cup; Pavlyuchenko re-born, gives Spurs victory

Diego Milito
Diego Millito, 2nd from left (in Blue), fired Inter Milan to a 3rd minute lead against Chelsea

Former Blues boss Jose Mourinho couldn’t have asked for more. His current side Inter Milan beat his former team Chelsea 2-1 in an entertaining first leg tie at the San Siro with all to play for in the 2nd leg. Diego Milito fired Inter to a lead in as early as the 3rd minute with Inter’s first attack. However, the advantage was nullified just after half-time when Kalou strucked in the equaliser. But the parity was short lived for the blues as Cambiasso scored minutes later to restore Inter’s lead – a narrow one to take to Stamford Bridge.

In another game, Sevilla were well on course for a deserved away win in their first leg tie in Moscow thanks to a goal from Negredo in the first half. But the home side played with added motivation in the 2nd half and with fans supporting their team in full flow, CSKA finally got the equaliser from Gonzalez to save their blushes.

In the English FA Cup, Stoke City ended Manchester City’s hopes for any silverware this season thanks to 2 extra time goals from Ryan Shawcross and Tuncay Sanli.

Aston Villa, Tottenham and Reading were the other teams to go through.

Continue reading “Football Roundup: Mourinho gets better of former club Chelsea; CSKA-Sevilla share the spoils; Stoke dump Manchester City out of FA Cup; Pavlyuchenko re-born, gives Spurs victory”

Football Roundup: Rooney HEADS Manchester United to victory; Barcelona held; Bordeaux get vital away win

Wayne Rooney scored another brace for Manchester United and both of them were headers – his latest style of scoring goals. For a man who had just 4 headed goals to his name has already scored around 7 this term. Another dimension to this remarkable footballer’s game.

Meanwhile in the Champions League, Barcelona earned a hard-fought draw against Stuttgart thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic strike from close range and Bordeaux got a crucial away win at Olympiacos.

Wayne Rooney
Rooney scored his 19th goal in 19 games against West Ham last night

Continue reading “Football Roundup: Rooney HEADS Manchester United to victory; Barcelona held; Bordeaux get vital away win”

Football Roundup: 17th Feb Results

2 more pre-quarter fixtures were played in the Champions League last night which saw Porto being gifted a win by Arsenal while Klose grabbing a last grasp (and controversial) winner against Fiorentina for Bayern Munich.

Other results from around the world included too. Continue reading “Football Roundup: 17th Feb Results”