Soccer Tickets Online Archives for January 2011

Exciting League Fixtures Across Europe

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After exciting midweek fixtures in the two top European club competitions; the Champions League and the Europa League, attention shifts to the respective leagues across the entire continent.

The big match of the weekend takes place on Sunday when Italian champions AC Milan travel to Turin to face league leaders Juventus in what could determine the pace of the scudetto race this season.

Messi Becomes Barcelona’s Second Highest Goal Scorer After Netting A Brace

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Wednesday's Champions League action saw wins for Europe's elite clubs with Barcelona, AC Milan and Arsenal all securing wins with Chelsea being the only exception.

The Blues settled for a 1-1 draw in Valencia after taking the lead early in the second half thanks to a Frank Lampard goal.

Barcelona And Arsenal Get First Wins In Champions League

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Barcelona and Arsenal picked up their first Champions League victories of the season while Marseille made it two wins out of two after thrashing Dortmund.

Winners of the competition in three of the last six seasons, Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by AC Milan on matchday one, but turned in a clinical performance to win 5-0 at BATE.

Tevez Suspended By Man City

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Manchester City have suspended Carlos Tevez after it was alleged he refused to appear as a substitute in the 2-0 defeat by Bayern Munich.

Tevez, 27, who said the dispute was a "misunderstanding", is suspended until further notice for a maximum of two weeks while the club investigate.

Kaka: Little By Little Am Getting Better

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Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Ajax last night was expected however, the headlines making the news was Kaka's amazing performance. The first goal was a masterpiece which am sure reminded many of the golden era where the names of Zidane, Figo and Ronaldo were somehow synonymous with the success the club enjoyed.

Tevez Refuses To Come Off Bench For Man City

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After a summer of transfer rumors about where will Carlos Tevez be playing this season, nobody was willing to pay City's price for their former captain, and it appeared that Tevez was happy to be returning to Manchester.

But in Munich tonight, the Carlos Tevez's relationship with Manchester City hit a low point as Tevez refused to go into the game as a second half substitute.

Bayern Munich v Manchester City Preview

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Champions League action resumes tonight with some very interesting match ups on card. However, the match that has many people talking is the Bayern Munich v Manchester City fixture.

Both clubs are having a fantastic start to the season in their respective leagues and tonight's match could stamp the arrival of the blues on the European front.

Man United Are Sixth Most Recognisable Brand In The World

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Manchester United has been ranked as the most valuable sporting team in the world, according to the findings of a new report.

Analysis from advisory firm Brand Finance shows that United's brand value has more than doubled since the Glazers bought the club.

According to the report, published in The Times, United's brand value has risen from £197 million in 2005 to £412 million.

City And United Atop Of The Premier League

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Manchester City joined Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table, beating Everton in the day's early game, with Sir Alex Ferguson's men held to a 1-1 draw at Stoke City later on.

Roberto Mancini's side put the pressure on as second half substitutes Mario Balotelli and James Milner gave the blue half of Manchester a 2-0 win over a poor Everton side.

Jose Mourinho Concerned By Real Madrid Form

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Jose Mourinho admits he is worried about Real Madrid's current form but said Wednesday's 0-0 draw was down to Racing Santander's negative tactics. After the narrow Super Cup defeat to Barcelona, Madrid looked in good form at the start of the season as they scored ten goals in their opening two La Liga games against Real Zaragoza and Getafe.

Where Does Kenny Dalglish Play Steven Gerrard?

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Big welcome sight for all Liverpool fans last night against Brighton in the Carling Cup was the appearance of  Steven Gerrard for the last 15 minutes. The Liverpool skipper has endured the longest lay-off of his career, stretching six months and covering 17 matches, after surgery on a niggling groin problem that had previously restricted him to just 482 minutes under Dalglish.

Inter Milan Fire Gasperini Hire Ranieri

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Much to the relief of Inter fans everyone, the club has fired Gian Piero Gasperini, who failed to win a game while in charge of Inter. Gasperini's downfall was due to his insistence that Inter play with three defenders and five midfield players, a formation that is not suited to the Inter line-up.

Hargreaves Memorable Debut, Liverpool and Chelsea Bounce Back

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The third round of Carling Cup continues on Wednesday night and some memorable moments occurred on the day especially for Manchester City fans as they witnessed the return of injury plagued Owen Hargreaves, who made a memorable comeback with a special goal.

The ex Manchester United player's goal helped his team to beat the Cup's defending Champion, Birmingham City, a result which was followed by other top premiership sides, Liverpool and Chelsea, who were victorious as well.

Does The Arsenal Way Make The Gunners A Selling Club?

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Ivan Gazidis spoke on a variety of issues at a meeting of sports business leaders in London earlier this week and he made some interesting comments about the Arsenal Way.

First Gazidis said:

"We as a Club are operating in a self-sustaining way and are concerned about value.

Man United, Arsenal Goes through While Spurs Defeated At Carling Cup

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Most of the premier league sides acquired positive results in their Carling Cup campaign on Tuesday night, but a colorful results emerged from the top names playing on the day as Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle all picked up a victory, while the opposite happened to Tottenham Hotspurs.

Man United Beat Chelsea 3-1 In Thriller

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Manchester United went two points clear at the top of the Premier League after beating Chelsea in an incredible game at Old Trafford today.

United were three up at half-time with goals from Chris Smalling, Nani and Wayne Rooney as Chelsea contributed to their own downfall courtesy of poor defending and a dismal failure to take the chances that came their way.

View From The Stands: Fulham 2 Man City 2

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My last game in London was today's match-up at Craven Cottage between Fulham and Man City. My wife and daughter had never been to a Premier League match, so I thought that the small ground and full capacity would provide an atmosphere that they would enjoy.

They witnessed a great Fulham comeback, four goals and both sets of fans doing the Poznan!

Timbers Clobber Revs 3-0

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Diego Chara, Kenny Cooper and Darlington Nagbe all scored as the Portland Timbers beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Friday night at JELD-WEN Field.

The loss snapped the Revolution's (5-12-12, 27 pts.) modest four-game unbeaten run, while the Timbers (10-12-6, 36 pts.) claimed their 10th win to climb past D.

Arsenal Stunned By Blackburn

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Ayegbeni Yakubu scored twice on his Blackburn Rovers debut as Steve Kean's team shocked Arsenal 4-3 to win their first league match of the season.

Arsenal have now won just 1 of their last 11 away league games and have conceded 12 goals on their last two Premier League away games.

But the Gunners should have wrapped this match up in the first half when they twice held one goal leads as Gervinho and Mikel Arteta scored their first goals for the Gunners.

Man United v Chelsea Heads Up Big Weekend In Europe

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A Dutch classic and a Warsaw derby are among the weekend's top games as on-song Manchester United FC look to test new-look Chelsea FC's resolve in the English Premier League.

Netherlands: PSV Eindhoven v AFC Ajax
Ajax will be keen to defend their unbeaten start to the Eredivisie season when they visit a PSV side who can move level on points with the league leaders with a win in Amsterdam.

Inter Lose and Man Utd Draw In Champions League Action

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Winners in 2010, Inter Milan were shocked at home by Trabzonspor, but there was better news for fellow former champions Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid opened their Champions League group stage campaigns with away victories, but 2010 winners Inter MIlan suffered a shock home defeat by Trabzonspor AÅž in the second set of matchday one games.

Barcelona And Arsenal Draw As Chelsea Wins

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AC Milan got the new season off to a dramatic start with a thrilling draw at Barcelona but there were opening victories for Marseille, Chelsea, Porto and APOEL.

Pato struck for AC Milan inside 25 seconds at Camp Nou, the fifth fastest in Champions League history and the earliest on any matchday one.

Revs Throw Away Three-Goal Halftime Lead Against Union

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Sebastien Le Toux scored his second goal of the game in the 92nd minute to cap a remarkable second-half comeback as the Philadelphia Union erased a three-goal halftime deficit en route to a 4-4 draw with the New England Revolution on Wednesday night at PPL Park.

It marked the third straight game in which the Revolution (4-11-12, 24 pts.

Revs Gets First Home Win Since May 14

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Shalrie Joseph and Rajko Lekic scored either side of halftime and goalkeeper Matt Reis made eight saves to record his fifth shutout of the season as the New England Revolution snapped a seven-game winless run with a 2-0 win over FC Dallas on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

Joseph opened the scoring with his team-leading eighth goal of the season in the 14th minute, while Lekic provided an insurance strike – his sixth of the season – in the 84th minute to guarantee the Revs claimed all three points.

I Went To Wembley Que Sera Sera

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In London for the week and what better place to visit than the ancestral home of football, Wembley Stadium.

I had gone to the old Wembley several times, but this was first visit to the new stadium and I was looking forward to it.

Wembley stadium is only a 10min tube ride from downtown London so getting to the ground was very easy.

European Review: Manchester’s Win, Barca Draws and Inter Loses

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Inter Milan kicked off the new Serie A season with a defeat and there was frustration elsewhere for European champions FC Barcelona, but the goals continue to flow for Mario Gomez and Wayne Rooney as the duo helped respective sides Bayern Munich and Manchester United record big wins.

Inter were hoping to make the most of Friday's 2-2 draw for champions AC Milan against Lazio, but Inter were upset 4-3 away to against Palermo, despite two goals for Diego Milito and a first for summer signing Diego Forlán.

Fernando Torres Lays Into Chelsea Teammates

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In an interview that will not go over well in the Chelsea dressing room, Fernando Torres says that his poor goalscoring record at Chelsea is due to theclub's 'very slow' and 'older' players.

Torres says that it is the squad's lack of pace and the fact a number of players are approaching the twilight of their careers as a key reason behind his lack of goals, but has indicated Villas-Boas is trying to freshen things up.

Arsenal v Swansea Match Report From The Emirates

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Made my first trip to see a match at the Emirates today to watch Arsenal play Swansea. Luckily I saw Arsenal win 1-0. But it was far from an impressive performance by the Gunners.

Yes they won via an Arshavin goal, but Swansea really should have equalized late in aded time when Danny Graham shot over from the edge of the six yard box.

Touring Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium

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In London for the Swansea match tomorrow and decided to take my daughter on a tour of the Emirates Stadium today.

Arsenal offers two tours. A general tour and one led by an Arsenal legend. Today that legend was Charlie George and I could not turn down the opportunity to meet the person who scored this goal to win the double for Arsenal.

Cook Quits Man City Over ‘Cancer’ Email But Doesn’t Apologize

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Peter Kenyon used to top my list of most hated football executives. Seeing him lead Chelsea up to get their medals after losing the Champions League medal in Russia, instead of a Chelsea legend, I thought was pure hubris.

I did not think that any executive could be as arrogant as Kenyon, but then came Gary Cook.

Mourinho Turns Down £22 million-a-year AFTER tax Offer

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Jose Mourinho has turned down an offer from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala that reportedly would have paid him the the biggest salary in the history of football.

Spanish newspaper Marca claims Mourinho turned down an astonishing £22 million-a-year AFTER tax to take the helm at the Black Sea club.

A Look At How Barca And Real Madrid Dominate La Liga Financially

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I wrote earlier that former Real Madrid director general Jorge Valdano believes that Barcelona and Real Madrid will abandon La Liga for a European league if their dominance of La Liga continues.

The dominance of Barca and Real derives in part from their control of revenue from TV rights, which gives them a far bigger share of the pot than rivals in other major European leagues.

Could Barcelona And Real Madrid Leave La Liga?

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Former Real Madrid director general Jorge Valdano believes that Barcelona and Real Madrid will abandon La Liga for a European league if their dominance of La Liga continues.

The two Spanish giants lost just six games between them last season and third place Valencia finished 25 points behind champions Barcelona.

Man City And Chelsea Dominated EPL Transfer Market

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They have two of the richest football owners in the world, so it should not be a surprise that Manchester City and Chelsea were once again the big spenders in the summer transfer market.

Manchester City spent well over 120 million euros last summer, and for the second year in a row, the club was the biggest spender, albeit only a comparitively modest 92.

UEFA Deny Wenger Appeal – Two Match Ban Stands

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Total joke this is. The UEFA Appeals Body has rejected the appeal lodged by Arsenal and Arsène Wenger against the two-match suspension handed to the manager after the play-off first leg against Udinese.

Wenger will now be suspended for Arsenal's next two Champions League matches, against Borussia Dortmund and Olympiacos FC on 13 and 28 September.

Serie A Strike Called Off

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The Italian Players' Union (AIC) has called off a strike after reaching an agreement with Serie A's governing body over a collective contract. A temporary deal has been signed which will expire at the end of the season.

The dispute has centred on two issues: the payment of a solidarity tax, the players have now agreed to pay this, and the fate of players forced to train on their own when dropped.

Atletico Madrid And Malaga Dominated Transfer Window In La Liga

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For the first time in quite a while, neither Real Madrid nor Barcelona placed among the five biggest spenders of the summer according to Transfermarkt.

Madrid shelled out just 55 million euros, and a large chunk of that was reserved for Fabio Coentrao. Nuri Sahin, Jose Callejon and Raphael Varane arrived for modest fees, while Hamit Altintop was acquired on a free.

Juve And Roma Dominated Transfer Window In Serie A

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According to Transfermarkt, Juventus was the big spender in this summers transfer market, spending 85.7 million euros in total as the club completed full acquisitions on a number of players including Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella, who will be joined by fresh faces Arturo Vidal, Mirko Vucinic, Eljero Elia, Stephan Lichtsteiner and potentially the best deal, Andrea Pirlo, who arrived from Milan on a free transfer.

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere Out For 2-3 Months

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Jack Wilshere's ankle injury is a lot worse than expected and it looks like he will be out for another two to three months.

Wilshere had had a persistent ­problem with his right ankle, hich was aggravated while playing for England against Switzerland in June, and the Gunners are looking to manage the injury ­conservatively.

Portugal Threatens Carvalho With Champions League Ban

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Real Madrid centre-back Ricardo Carvalho faces an international suspension of between one and three months, including Champions League matches, after walking out of the Portuguese national team's training camp on Wednesday.

After learning that he was not in the side to play Cyprus on Friday, Carvalho left the Portugal camp and immediately announced he had retired from international football, saying he had been shown "a lack of respect and felt hurt.

Poor USA Side Loses To Costa Rica 1-0

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The Jurgen Klinsmann era as USA national team head coach is getting off to a tough start with a draw and lose at home to two of their biggest CONCACAF rivals.

In Klinsmann's first game as coach, the United States tied Mexico 1-1 on Aug. 10 in Philadelphia and last night at the Home Depot Center the US suffered an embarrassing loss at home to Costa Rica.

Man United Announce Record Profits

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Manchester United today posted record operating profits of £110.9million for the year ended June 30, 2011.

The club have also recorded a record revenue of £334.1million, an increase of £45million from last year and passing £300million for the first time. That £334.1million in revenue beat the previous record of £313m that Arsenal had previously announced.