SoccerLens Archives for January 2010

Soccerlens TV: Semifinals of the Champions League & the Europa League

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Join celebrated football pundit, author, radio show host and DJ Andy Brassell every Monday on the Soccerlens Show.

In Episode 26, Andy Brassell talks about the second legs of the semifinals of Europe's biggest and second biggest club competition a.k.a. the Champions League and the Europa League.

TFT Episode 47: James Appell

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Despite being an Aston Villa supporter, I owe as many of my formative footballing years to AFC Bournemouth. Then very much a third tier club, I watched on from the New Stand as Tony Pulis and Mel Machin worked wonders, getting the very best out of a side typically blended from sharp youngsters, Cherries stalwarts and big name loanees.

Wayne Rooney Crowned Football Writer’s Player Of The Year

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has picked up his second individual award of the season after being named the Football Writer's Association (FWA)Â footballer of the year.

The 24-year-old forward topped the poll of journalists with 81% of the vote, with Chelsea talisman Didier Drogba following in a distant second place and Rooney's former teammate Carlos Tevez (now of Manchester City) in third.

Fulham prove that fairy-tales can come true

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April 2008, The City of Manchester Stadium, and Fulham Football Club were 45 minutes away from being compounded to relegation from The Premier League as they trailed 2-0 to Manchester City.

45 minutes later and a stoppage time winner from Diomansy Kamara gave Fulham a dramatic 3-2 win over Sven Goran Eriksson's men as The Cottagers paved a road to recovery.

Castrol Creates The “Ultimate Football Player”

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Go ahead, make your own Ultimate Football Player.

With the unmistakable hair of Carles Puyol, the eyes of Xavi, Lionel Messi's dynamic left foot and the accuracy of Thierry Henry's right, the explosive legs of Cristiano Ronaldo and the imposing height of Peter Crouch, the world's ultimate performing football player was unveiled today in London, by Castrol EDGE and the Ivory Coast manager, Sven Goran Eriksson.

Mourinho: Beating Barcelona is ‘the best of all’

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Jose Mourinho's reaction at the final whistle after Internazionale conquered the reigning champions of Europe and ended a 38 year exodus from a European Cup final said it all.

It was as if a cloud had been lifted from the club who have suffered some rotten luck in the competition for nearly four decades.

Liverpool Sign Charlton’s Jonjo Shelvey

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It's official! Liverpool have confirmed that Charlton's 18-year-old starlet Jonjo Shelvey has passed a medical and agreed personal terms during a whirlwind visit to the club's Melwood training complex this morning, and will sign on May 10th for an initial fee of £1.7 million.

A ‘Fantastic’ Fantasy Football Game

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Soccerlens is now offering a new fantasy football game which gives you the chance to win money every weekend just by predicting the most successful players of the round. You can pick a new team every week, which allows you to cater for injuries, impending 7-0 home wins, international call-ups and extra-marital affairs, amongst other things.

Mourinho: Barcelona are obsessed with Madrid

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Jose Mourinho has labelled Barcelona's effort of retaining the coveted European Cup as an obsession, and not a dream. The Internazionale boss spoke ahead of the vital second leg tie at the Camp Nou where his side take in a 3-1 aggregate lead after goals from Sneijder, Maicon and Milito in Milan a week prior has set up a tantalising return in Spain.

Everything set for a title decider in France

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It looked like there would be a host of clubs in the title race this year in Ligue 1 just over a month ago, but now there are only two names remaining Marseille and Auxerre.

Bordeaux's lack of squad rotation, or rather the inability to do so, finally caught up with them and last year's champions are now even struggling to finish on a European place for next season.

Rooney hoping for weekend return

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Wayne Rooney has not lost all hope to be included in Manchester United's potentially season-defining game at Sunderland on Sunday. He is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and does not accept being refused on playing in such a delimiting match.

Fergie had already said that Rooney could be absent for two or three weeks with a groin strain, but Rooney stands by the fact he is a quick healer, spite having strained the abductor muscle at the top of his leg.

Maicon will run rampage at his first World Cup

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Brasil has a fine history of attacking full backs. They reached the idea of a flat back four first, and have after that always displayed a tendency to lead the way on defensive progression. The wing back looks to have been no exception.

All of the top sides in the world have some attacking full backs lying around (Cliche, Rafael, Zhirkov, Lahm, Arbeloa, Alves; the list goes on).

How to win the World Cup by Graham McColl

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"As Fabio Capello ponders long and hard his England squad for the summer of 2010 in South Africa, he will be also devoting much thinking time to all of the other factors that determine success or failure on the world stage the variety of means used to win the World Cup incorporate the bizarre, the funny and the fantastic.

Podcast: Chelsea firepower, whingeing Torres and Mani Honigstein interview

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Join Adrian Clarke & Iain Spragg for the latest edition of the Soccerlens Podcast.

The dynamic duo chew the fat on Chelsea's title credentials, the PFA Team of the Year and physical demands of life in English football – as well as discussing Emmanuel Adebayor's reception at the Emirates and football's naughtiest players.

Wayne Rooney, PFA Player of the Year

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No need for more panic, Capello's star man has confirmed he will be fit for South Africa this summer. He has done a fantastic season with 34 goals for United and eight for England.

Rooney holds confidence that he could be playing against Stoke Sunday 9 May. He said:

"The groin will be fine for the World Cup, there are no worries about that.

Real Madrid Rejects poised for Champions League Glory

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Like so many of you out there I've long since lost all respect for Real Madrid and how they conduct their affairs. The malaise born out of the ‘presidential' system seems to me to tarnish the clubs image rather than enhance it and the side effect that it channels through the media is, frankly, an embarrassment.

Why Africa Keeps Appointing European Coaches

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A Brazilian, a Frenchman, a Serbian, two Swedes and, finally, an Algerian.

At the 2010 World Cup – the pan-African showcase – there will be six teams representing the continent, but only one African trusted with coaching one of those sides to success.

And that's Algerian coach, Rabah Saadane, who was also in charge of Algeria last time they qualified for the World Cup in Mexico in 1986.

The penalty shoot out lottery

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I have followed England in the last six major tournaments we have played in stretching back to the European Championships held here on home soil in 1996. During that time we have failed to qualify once in 2008 under McClown, but in the other six tournaments we have exited on penalties on all bar one occasion.

The Best XI not at the World Cup

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With hours left of the qualifying campaigns it looked like the best player in the world (Messi) and one of his competitors (Ronaldo) wouldn't be at the World Cup. But, El Diego scraped it for the Argies, and Portugal beat Bosnia in a play-off, so we get the whole media circus surrounding those two.

RoM’s exclusive interview with Nani

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During the last week, The Republik of Mancunia (RoM) teamed up with Nike to interview the Manchester United winger Nani. RoM collected a number of questions from the fans and headed over to meet with Nani.

In the interview, Nani talks about his desire to score more goals and he also mentions that he think that United need new players in the squad, like Miguel Veloso he hinted.

Can the Old Firm make an impact in the US?

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It is understood that Rangers and Celtic are eyeing up a 'money-spinning' Old Firm friendly in Boston during the summer which will take the world's most fiercest rivalry out of Glasgow for the first time in history. Reports are suggesting that the Old Firm will make a total of £1,000,000 from this friendly and the investment won't come at a better time when Scottish Football struggles with its European counterparts.

TFT Episode 46: Theo Delaney

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The Premier League finale is finely poised and should provide a couple of weeks of thrilling entertainment. While the relegation battle is again showing signs that the teams involved won't find another win between them, the title race is on a knife-edge. Paul Scholes powered in the winning header in the Manchester derby to give United a stoppage time boost ahead of Chelsea's evening kick-off against Tottenham Hotspur.

We’re On A Highway To Hamburg – starring Fulham F.C.

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Barcelona lost. Lyon lost. Both defeats were put down, in part, to arduous journeys across Europe by modes other than aeroplanes which sapped the energy of the players and left them struggling through the first legs of their UEFA Champions League semi finals.

There is an element of truth in it but it is largely an excuse.

Final Call for South Africa: Who will be in Capello’s England Squad?

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As the English Premier League season draws to a close there is still all to play for! The title race is still a close run race between Manchester United and Chelsea, the battle for fourth place sees four teams battling it out for a place in next season's Champions League and at the wrong end of the table, Burnley, Hull and West Ham are fighting it out to avoid joining Portsmouth in the Championship next season, with two of the three set to be relegated.

Manchester United – six in a row

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Debt is evil. Glazers brought debt to United. Therefore, Glazers are evil.

United may not have the best marketing (Madrid, Barcelona and Arsenal trump everyone in that department) but they sure as hell have the best money-men in the world. Where else do you find a club that is, on one hand, supposedly teetering on the edge of annihilation under the burden of unsurmountable debt (or so the more aggressive anti-Glazer campaigners would have you believe), and on the other hand is coming off its most successful era in it's history (3 consecutive league titles + 2 consecutive Champions League final appearances) and has been, for six years in a row, been counted as the most valuable football club in the world.

Vote For The Soccerlens Podcast!

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As I said earlier today, only titles (and awards) count in football. You may disagree (especially if your team wears red, pretends to play in pretty triangles and don't like to win if one of your painted nails gets chipped), but that is how the world works.

Which kind of puts us in a difficult spot earlier this week Soccerlens was nominated for several awards, including best EPL Blog, best EPL Blogger (yours truly), best EPL Podcast, best EPL Podcast Pundit (Iain Spragg) and best EPL Podcast Presenter (Adrian Clarke).

Titles aren’t everything, but only titles count

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A friend asked me this question right after the Inter-Barca first leg:

If Barcelona don't get to the final, lose the league title to Madrid and Argentina bomb at the World Cup, will Lionel Messi still win the World Player of the Year award for 2010?

There's no doubt that Messi has been an outstanding candidate for all awards, but there's every chance that he might be upstaged in the Champions League and later on in South Africa.

N’Zogbia deserves a grander stage

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Somebody needs to give Charles N'Zogbia the platform he deserves, be that in the league, Champions League, or at this year's World Cup. Roberto Martinez said recently he would not stand in the player's way if a big club came in for him. It's a wonder that no team has so far. It's also a wonder that the French National side haven't scooped him up, but guess what?

You should be ashamed of yourselves

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Spineless, gutless, embarrassing, unprofessional. Four words I could use to describe the appalling performance by West Ham against Liverpool at Anfield last night. Â As a life long supporter of the club and a current season ticket holder I watched us capitulate from the first whistle to the worst Liverpool team in decades.

Soccerlens TV: Premier League, Portuguese Liga, Champions League & the volcanic ash

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Join celebrated football pundit, author, radio show host and DJ Andy Brassell every Monday on the Soccerlens Show.

Episode 25 brings us the action in the Premier League where Arsenal completely lose their grip on the title completely, Chelsea slip-up against Tottenham and Manchester United grab a late goal in the Manchester derby.

“Only three people in history have managed to silence the Maracana…”

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The Maracana. Brasil's preemptive monument to a victory that was meant to be, should have been, so nearly was, but, thanks to Alcides Ghiggia, never became.

The 1950 World Cup was Brasil's big break through. They had never won (never even come close) but this was their year as it was being hosted magnificently by themselves.

The world watches North Korea’s campaign with interest; will it’s citizens?

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There was a ripple in the sea of football when North Korea (or Korea DPR as they are politically known) qualified for the world cup. The have the lowest world ranking (105) and only one player who plies his trade outside of the viciously guarded borders. The question is; are they destined to make waves this summer?

Podcast: Liverpool’s future, Chelsea nerves and players of the season

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Celebrate Soccerlens.com's 4th birthday by listening to the world famous Soccerlens podcast with Adrian Clarke & Iain Spragg.

The duo focus on Arsenal's goalkeeping calamities, Liverpool's off field issues and Chelsea's nerve-jangling run-in, as well as taking a look at the players who've impressed them most during 2009/10.

Soccerlens turns 4

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Soccerlens turns 4 today.

When I started out in 2006, this was one of a dozen or so ideas that I had been playing with at the time, and at no point, even during the first full year, did I imagine that Soccerlens would grow so much or that I would be lucky enough to get to do Football Media, and a bunch of other cool things related to football thanks to this one idea.

The world watches North Korea’s campaign with interest; will it’s citizens?

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There was a ripple in the sea of football when North Korea (or Korea DPR as they are politically known) qualified for the world cup. The have the lowest world ranking (105) and only one player who plies his trade outside of the viciously guarded borders. The question is; are they destined to make waves this summer?

Adebayor is the … Power Horse?

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Signing Emmanuel Adebayor to be the face of an energy drink whose name signifies 'hard work' is akin to hiring Carlos Tevez as the poster child for a teaching English ad.

Even then, it's a fair enough idea. Adebayor is a big deal in Africa and his endorsement would go a long way in popularising said energy drink in the continent.

The richest show in town

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What is the most you have ever paid for a ticket for football? An official one, mind, not one from a tout. £40? Certainly not if you follow your team away from home and have been to the Emirates, Stamford Bridge, White Hart Lane or Upton Park recently where £48 will get you entry and not even a sniff of a bottle of Emirates water or pie and mash in East London.

C Ronaldo abducted by Aliens!

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D-Wreck explains the whole experience of Cristiano Ronaldo's abduction by the aliens. The show also features Pele, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi. Also Ronaldinho makes a special guest appearance with his transvestites.

Take a look:

"C Ronaldo abducted by Aliens!

Cesc Fabregas needs to move to Spain to fulfill his potential at the international level

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Xavi and Andres Iniesta kept Cesc Fabregas and Xabi Alonso out of the Spanish starting eleven during their triumph in Euro 2008. Do we expect to see anything different in the World Cup or after that?

The simple answer is no, because there is no point in changing a winning formula, especially in the case of Spain, who rarely if ever get their formula right.

AIKy breaky heart

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Swedish football is an enigma to me. Â Every year a new team tends to dominate if you look at the Allsvenskan winners in the past few years you can see a pattern emerge:-

2009 AIK
2008 Kalmar
2007 IFK Göteborg
2006 Elfsborg
2005 Djurgården
2004 IF Malmo

The treble winners in 2009.

TFT Episode 45: Ben Shaw

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Football supporters still love the FA Cup. Sure, it's not what it used to be. Yes, it tends to be won by the same select few that have any hope of winning the Premier League. But if the purpose of the FA Cup is to create stories, to provoke debate, then semi-final weekend suggested that it is alive and well.

Rotor’s Return: Goals, Ghosts and Stalingrad

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Russia has never been short of a ghost or two. The restless souls of Ivan the Terrible and Lenin's would-be assassin Fanni Kaplan roam the walls and towers of Moscow, whilst the folk of Saint Petersburg rub shoulders with Princess Tarakanova, Tsar Paul I and an invisible old lady in Troitskaya Square.

Zidane: “It would be dishonorable to me. I prefer to die.”

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In an exclusive interview with the Spanish daily, El Pais, from Madrid, Zinedine Zidane discussed his lingering strong feelings about his last professional appearance in Berlin. He would rather die than apologize to Marco Materazzi.

"Cada genio opera en un espacio irracional, inexplicable, y Zidane lo manifestó hasta el último gesto de su carrera.

Zidane: “It will be dishonorable to me. I will prefer to die.”

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In an exclusive interview with the Spanish daily, El Pais, from Madrid, Zinedine Zidane discussed his lingering strong feelings about his last professional appearance in Berlin. He would rather die than apologize to Marco Materazzi.

"Cada genio opera en un espacio irracional, inexplicable, y Zidane lo manifestó hasta el último gesto de su carrera.

Podcast: Arsenal v Spurs, Fergie’s kidology and Tevez Mania

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The big north London derby is the hot topic up for discussion with Adrian Clarke & Iain Spragg on this week's exciting episode of the Soccerlens Podcast.Â

As well as chatting all things Arsenal and Spurs, the duo assess the title race, Man City talisman Carlos Tevez and plans for extended Premier League parachute payments.

Soccerlens TV: El Clasico, France & Italy

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Join celebrated football pundit, author, radio show host and DJ Andy Brassell every Monday on the Soccerlens Show.

In Episode 24, Andy kicks the show off with the Bernabeu leg of the El Clasico where Barcelona again proved their class again by defeating Real Madrid fourth time in a row in the most important match in Spain.

Marcello Lippi: “I don’t want roosters in the chicken coop.”

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Italy boss, Marcello Lippi, discussed Amauri of Juventus, his management philosophies and the leadership example of Fabio Cannavaro during an interview with the Milan sports daily, La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Amauri of Juventus is Now Italian
Amauri è diventato italiano?

Xavi more important than Messi

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Lionel Messi's level of superstardom has reached another strata in the last few weeks following his hat-trick against Arsenal and the opening goal of El Clasico; all of it on the back of another exceptional, free-scoring season. This is not however, another paean to the wonderful Argentine enough has been written of the diminutive dervish, some of it condign, some of it a premature coronation rather, I wish to shine the spotlight on someone who at the top level of club and international football, has a more tangible overall influence than his Barcelona teammate; that man is Xavi Hernandez.

Bordeaux’s season hanging by a thread

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Last year's French champions Bordeaux might have broken their worst run of form since 2004 last week with a win after three defeats versus Lyon, but they are still deep in trouble.

After a rosey start to the season Laurent Blanc's side has started to suffer fatigue and injury problems.

Race for the league title

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As Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-0 in the Bernebeu El Clasico, the Blaugrana took a lead of three points over Madrid as La Liga approaches its end. But the question is, can Barca keep their lead? Earlier in the season, Real Madrid recovered from a five point Barca lead. It very much depends on who are the opponents of the remaining matches for both the Spanish giants.

Press conference with Alex Ferguson, David Moyes & Rafa Benitez

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Here's a raw footage of how D-Wreck got fired from his ESPN UK Football Conference interview job. He interviews Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Everton manager David Moyes and Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez.

"Press conference with Alex Ferguson, David Moyes & Rafa Benitez" was originally published at Soccerlens.

Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea – Video Highlights – 10 April 2010

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Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea
FA Cup Semifinal
10 April 2010

Chelsea dominated yet again but this time Aston Villa did not give up as badly as they did the last time these two met.

Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea Video Highlights "Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea Video Highlights 10 April 2010" was originally published at Soccerlens.

Tottenham 0-2 Portsmouth – Video Highlights – 11 April 2010

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Tottenham 0-2 Portsmouth
FA Cup Semifinal
11 April 2010

Everyone believed that Tottenham will go through to the finals very easily and I did not see anyone say that Portsmouth has any chance at all. But Pompey lasted until after extra time and lasted really well.

Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona – Video Highlights – 10 April 2010

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Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona
La Liga
10 April 2010

The fourth consecutive El Clasico win for Barcelona. Lionel Messi and Pedro Rodriguez scored the goals in the 33rd and the 56th minute respectively.

Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona Video Highlights "Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona Video Highlights 10 April 2010" was originally published at Soccerlens.

Zamora for England

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Up until last night Darren Bent could consider himself the unluckiest English striker in the country despite bagging 22 goals this season Bent has continually been overlooked by Fabio Capello. But now he has a rival, Bobby Zamora's stunning season has seen him score 19 goals so far, 8 of them in Europe, all of which, and in light of Emile Heskey's continual inclusion and poor form, make his case for a call-up striking.

Bordeaux v Lyon – Preview – 7 April 2010

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Bordeaux v Lyon
UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal 2nd Leg
Stade Chaban-Delmas Bordeaux, France
7 April 2010 19:45 GMT

Lyon, who knocked out Real Madrid of 16, take a 3-1 lead in the second leg against fellow Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.

Bordeaux v Lyon Preview

Bordeaux has been on an unbeaten streak in the Champions League before losing the first leg at Lyon.

Manchester United v Bayern Munich – Preview – 7 April 2010

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Franck Ribery - Bayern

Manchester United v Bayern Munich
UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal 2nd Leg
Old Trafford Manchester, England
7 April 2010 19:45 GMT

Manchester United need to overcome a 2-1 deficit in the UEFA Champions League against Bayern Munich if they want to reach the semifinals.

CSKA Moscow 0-1 Inter Milan – Video Highlights – 6 April 2010

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CSKA Moscow 0-1 Inter Milan
UEFA Champions League
6 April 2010

Inter Milan scored an early goal and then held CSKA scoreless as they advanced 2-0 on aggregate to the semifinals.

The goal came in the 6th minute as Wesley Sneijder scored to give Inter Milan a crucial away goal.

Barcelona 4-1 Arsenal – Video Highlights – 6 April 2010

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Barcelona 4-1 Arsenal
UEFA Champions League
6 April 2010

Arsenal surprised with an early goal but Lionel Messi led Barcelona back with four goals.

The Gunners started off much better than the first leg and would grab the lead in the 18th minute. Theo Walcott would get behind the defense and send a pass to Nicklas Bendtner in the box.

Champions League semis will see Mourinho audition for the Real Madrid job

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By his own admission Jose Mourinho isn't happy in Italy. He is itching to either return to his beloved England or satiate his ego further by taking charge of the biggest club of them all – Real Madrid.

The Champions League will give the ‘Special One' the perfect platform to make a pitch for the Spanish job.

English Clubs Crash out of the Champions League

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On the 6th of April at the Nou Camp, a little magician cast his spell over a spellbound crowd as he scored four goals to send his team through to the quarter finals in the Champions League. Lionel Messi didn't play as well as he is capable of in the first leg, but was simply majestic in the second.

Podcast: Player power, FA Cup semis, Newcastle United, plus Euro chat with Andy Brassell

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Join Adrian Clarke & Iain Spragg for another action-packed episode of the world famous Soccerlens Podcast.Â

The greatest teams of all-time, comebacks you'd love to see and badly behaving footballers are all up for discussion this week, as well as chat on player power, Chelsea v Aston Villa, Spurs v Portsmouth and the newly promoted Newcastle United.

TFT Episode 44: Ollie Irish

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Sir Alex Ferguson's scandalously hypocritical and inappropriate "typical Germans" jibe after Manchester United's win-cum-defeat against Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League quarter final did little to disguise the inadequacy of the English efforts in Europe this season. Fulham (and perhaps Everton) apart, Premier League clubs have been abject this season and now only the Cottagers and Liverpool, knocked out of the Champions League early enough to land in the Europa League safety net, remain.

Soccerlens TV: Champions League semifinalists and their league standings

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Join celebrated football pundit, author, radio show host and DJ Andy Brassell every Monday on the Soccerlens Show.

In Episode 23, Andy talks about the Champions League quarter finals and how the winners will not be able to concentrate on their domestic leagues where their opponents are free and either dominating or posing a threat.

Email: I would like to join Arsenal FC…

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We get one of these emails every week it seems, where a young footballer (invariably from Africa, although not always from Nigeria) asks us to 'give him a chance' and scout him / bring him over to play football for our club (no, there's no Soccerlens FC, yet).

I wonder if any other bloggers get these emails, so here's one of those emails, and if you own a football blog and you get these emails, let me know.