Chelsea's Steaua win sees old problem resurface for Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea progress to the last 16 of the Champions League as winners of Group F, with their 1-0 win overSteaua Bucharest on Wednesday enough to seal top spot.
But despite the well-earned win and the long overdue clean sheet, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is faced with a selection dilemma, as the attacking midfield of Willian, Hazard and Oscar were individually excellent.
Arsenal had a nervy 20 seconds or so after Napoli's Jose Callejon scored his side's second goal in the third minute of injury time in tonight's Champions League clash. Another goal for the Italian side would have meant the Gunners were knocked out of the competition. As it was, they kept the ball safely from [.
Arsenal only needed a point in Italy against Napoli to qualify at the top of their Champions League group, but sometimes that is an awkward situation and the players would need to go out with the right frame of mind. Although the manager did not want Arsenal to just sit back, he went for the [...]
Gonzalo Higuain has scored the first goal of tonight's game between Napoli and Arsenal. The ex-Real Madrid man, linked with a moved to the Gunners over the summer, turned neatly and fired home from the edge of the box.
Schalke youngster Julian Draxler has got himself on the scoresheet in his side's Champions League game against Basel this evening. The 20-year-old linked with a part-exchange move to Chelsea involving Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring in tonight's match.
Former Arsenal star Thierry Henry made his first appearance as a pundit for Sky Sports' Champions League coverage this evening ahead of his old side's clash with Napoli. And he's not likely to be invited back soon if he keeps up his current ratio of swear words.
Ronaldo returned with another goal in the Champions League. He also broke the record for most goals scored in the group stages of the Champions League. Ronaldo scored 9 goals in 5 games. To be honest, Ronaldo could have scored a hat trick if luck had been on his side as he hit the woodwork [...]
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Arsene Wenger has insisted that his Arsenal team selection was not influenced by the upcoming Premier League clash away to Manchester City on Saturday, while also stating that he feels it would be dangerous for the Gunners to try to sit back and defend the point we need to top the group. However, he also [.
FC Bayern was at one time one of the most popular European soccer clubs in the United States. That was before the sport and particularly the European club game exploded in popularity. Bayern's last visit to the United States was in 2004. The Bundesliga club has visited China and India more recently than the USA.
Pictured above, on a cold and cloudy day, is the Emirates Stadium that is literally lighting up the north London sky. The Arsenal grounds crew had the heating lights switched on to make sure the pitch received as much artificial sunlight as possible so the pitch can look in pristine condition while the team is away in Italy to play today's important match against Napoli.
Good Player Guide #25: Mohamed Salah Egyptian football's beacon of hope is a post from: Just Football
by Adam Moustafa
Mohamed Salah Ghaly, a name most non-Egyptians were unfamiliar with just over a season ago when the young Pharaoh arrived in Basel from Egyptian Premier League side Arab Contractors, is now proving how Ghaly – precious in Arabic – he really is, as the 21-year-old continues to make the headlines in European football.
Luis Suarez added to his tally of Premier League goals today, despite the fact Liverpool didn't have a fixture. The Uruguayan striker was awarded a second goal from the Reds' 4-1 win over West Ham last weekend. His long-range effort deflected off Joey O'Brien for Liverpool's fourth goal of the game, and most sources recorded [.
Arsenal are being linked with a January move for Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman has long been a target for Arsene Wenger. The Gunners' current form coupled with the promise of money to spend in the upcoming transfer window has created the perfect opportunity to move for the 22-year-old.
Long-term Tottenham transfer target Leandro Damiao appears to be on the verge of a move to Santos. The Internacional star has been linked with a move to Spurs, who are believed to be in the market for a striker, for the last three transfer windows. They had been expected to launch a fresh attempt to [.
Following his Twitter post earlier, Ashley Cole is now featured in this video in which he once again hits out those who think his career at the top level is coming to an end. Adopting that scowling face that we've come to expect from the Chelsea left-back, he said: "Who you calling done? "You think [.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Matt Reis has been the heartbeat of the New England Revolution since he became the team's starting goalkeeper in 2004. His importance to one of Major League Soccer's founding franchises has been undeniable.
He's lead the team through a period of unprecedented success in the mid-2000s, where he helped lead the Revs to three consecutive MLS Cup Final appearances, and through a rebuilding period that culminated this year with a return to playoffs.
MLS's return to Miami could take one more step towards becoming reality next week.
According to the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade County commissioners are expected to meet and vote next Tuesday on legislation that would ask mayor Carlos Gimenez's administration to identify potential sites for a soccer-specific stadium and negotiate construction contracts with interested private developers.
Camera crews from Budweiser went out into the streets around the world last week to interview the fans and their reaction to the FIFA 2014 World Cup Draw.
In the United States, an average of 489,000 viewers tuned into the 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw on ESPN2. What wasn't included in that number were the tens of thousands of soccer fans across the United States who watched the draw in their local bar or pub.
Wesley Sneijder sent Galatasaray into the last 16 of the Champions League with an 85th minute strike which sent Juventus into the Europa Cup in a game which probably wouldn't have went ahead if it were a domestic tie and given the fact that last nights tie was halted just over a half hour into the game due to snow.
The New England Revolution have acquired goalkeeper Brad Knighton via a trade with the Vancouver Whitecaps, according to SBI's Ives Galarcep. Details of the deal have not yet been revealed, but are expected to come out as early as Wednesday afternoon.
The NCAA announced today the cites for upcoming championship series throughout the US. A number of those events will be taking place at around KC. Fourteen events in all will be hosted in KC between 2014 and 2017. Of that, 13 of the events will be hosted at Sporting KC facilities.
The Swope Soccer Village in Swope Park will be hosting eight championships over the four years, starting next year.
Newcastle United's decision to charge the press for access to their players is in some respects unsurprising when we consider their recent behaviour towards their local newspaper, the Chronicle, which was banned from St James Park following a spat, the true nature of which has never been made fully clear.
Faryd Mondragon, Porfirio Lopez, and David Myrie are on the verge of picking up some silverware.
Josue Martinez and Porfirio Lopez faced off once again this week. The game ended 1-0, the same score as last week, but this time, Alajuelense got the three points. A 25th minute goal by Redfoo himself secured the victory for LDA.
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HOBOKEN, N.J. Thierry Henry might not wind up retiring after the 2014 season, after all.
Speaking to reporters at an end-of-the-year roundtable discussion, Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh said the club would not be opposed to signing Henry to a new deal once his current one expires at the end of the 2014 campaign.
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