Ajax are going to be hard pressed to outpace either FC Barcelona or Paris St Germain. However, they look comfortable for the Europa League spot at the moment. If they do drop into that competition, I fancy them to do well. The star man for them through the first two fixtures has been Danish internationalLasse Schöne.
When Liverpool played AS Roma at Boston's Fenway Park in a pre-season friendly over the summer, the weather could best be described as sultry. Boston is a workingman's city, full of the blue collar and the white collar, and people are tired at 9 o'clock on a 90 plus degree Wednesday with high humidity.
Liverpool fell to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Basel on Wednesday evening as Brendan Rodgers had to watch his team continue their rather horrid form. The Reds had played in Switzerland on five occasions prior to this fixture and had never failed to score. Unfortunately despite offside goals from Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli, nobody found the back of the net for Liverpool.
It has been another great round of Champions League matches, where all teams but three have managed to get points after two matches. CSKA Moscow are the only bad team, while Ludogorets Razgrad have been unlucky to lose to Liverpool and Real Madrid. In the meantime, Benfica, with two losses, must be the biggest disappointment so far.
After many lousy days in Brussels, I was happy that the Champions League was starting, and I was not disappointed. I watched the Galatasaray-Anderlecht match. With a lot of young players Anderlecht were a pleasant surprise, starting offensive, and taking the lead by a young talented player, Dennis Praet.
Liverpool agree Â£10m deal for Mohamed Salah report - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to the Egyptian press, Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Basel winger Mohamed Salahfor a fee of Â£10m.
Salah, who has shot to prominence this season after a number of impressive performances for Swiss side Basel, has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months, and now it seems Liverpool have managed to secure the player.
Salah could be Liverpool's first signing in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been given the green signal to make a formal offer for their January target Mohamed Salah.
According to The Mirror, Rodgers held talks with the American owners John Henry and Tom Werner, who jetted in from the States for a progress update on Anfield business, and top of their agenda was to make a move for Salah.
Talks with Liverpool ongoing: Agent of Mohamed Salah - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mohamed Salah's agent admitted that Liverpool are genuinely interested in the player but the Reds are not alone in the chase for the midfielder.
Liverpool are thought to be favourites to land FC Basle midfielder Mohamed Salah, and four days back former Tottenham player and now turned-pundit Mido claimed that the Egyptian star is set to join the Reds within next week.
Liverpool hopeful of landing 'Egyptian Messi' in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool could make Basel play-makerMohamed Salah as their first signing in January, if the reports are to be believed.
The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has stressed the importance of bolstering squad in the January transfer window, as Liverpool are looking to mount a serious title challenge for he first time in many years.
Complete disconnect in attack and a goal conceded from a set play. Stop me if you've heard this one before.
So rather than hash over the gory details about how Liverpool looked reasonably secure until conceding not long after halftime or how Basel actually became better after a 5th minute injury, forcing a switch from 4-2-3-1 to 3-5-2, I'm going to focus on something else.
Liverpool prepare for their second Champions League fixture of the season on Wednesday night as Brendan Rodgers will pair his XI up against Basel's. Unfortunately for the Reds Daniel Sturridge is still unavailable through injury whilst Mamadou Sakho has not made the line up also due to injury but perhaps also down to his antics prior to the Everton game.
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal team used to have a real hold over Chelsea, but that changed significantly when Jose Mourinho first arrived at Stamford Bridge. The multi million pound signings of Roman Abramovich may have had a little to do with it as well, especially as Wenger was forced to scrimp and save at the same [.
Juventus and Arsenal are set to go head-to-head in their efforts to sign Basel centre-back Fabian Schar. The 21-year-old has caught the eye with his performances at the back for the Swiss side, not least with a great display in last week's victory over Chelsea. He only joined them from minnows FC Wil last year, [.
Smiles from @dembabafoot and @michaelessien during training today... #CFC pic.twitter.com/rvhGxFvbSa Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) September 19, 2013 Chelsea duo Demba Ba and Michael Essien appear to have put the disappointment of last night's Champions League defeat to Basel behind them very quickly. Ba, who came on as a sub, and Essien, who did not feature [.
Chelsea were left stunned by their 2-1 loss to Basel in the Champions League last night, which effectively put an end to their 29-match unbeaten home run in the tournament's group-stage. Goals fromMohamed Salah and Marco Streller led to an unexpected setback, but The Blues will now have to work harder to secure a first or second spot in their group.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to blame his players for last night's defeat to Basel. The Blues fell to a 1-2 home defeat in their Champions League opener, but Mourinho would not single anyone out for criticism. He said: "When we lose, I don't speak about players, I don't speak about individuals, I speak about [.
Jose Mourinho's beautiful, young eggs cracked under the pressure of last night's Champions League opener against Basel. Chelsea appeared to be heading for a routine victory when Oscar fired them into the lead late in the first-half with his first time shot. But second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Marco Streller gave the Swiss side [.
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Chelsea vs Basel 1-2 Champions League Highlights 2013 Oscar Streller Salah Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Chelsea vs Basel 2013 ( CFC FC Basel VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Chelsea vs Basel 1-2 ( Oscar/ Streller, Salah) Stamford Bridge, London- 18 September, 2013- Champions League- 19.
Navas, Dragovic and Son is not a removal company by the way, it is three different football players who have been linked with a possible summer transfer switch to Arsenal. Arsene Wenger and the club will have a good idea of the players they want to sign this summer, but a lot could still depend on where we finish in the table.
Basel Valencia 3:0 Highlights 2014 Delgado Stocker Goals Europa League Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Basel Valencia 3:0 Highlights 2014 Delgado Stocker Goals Europa League Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Basel vs Valencia 2014 (FCB Valencia VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Basel vs Valencia 3-0 (Delgado*2, Stocker) St.
With curses duly bestowed to the interweb for breaking yesterday, preventing this from being a more timely posting...
I suppose Adebayor most conveniently matches the e-fit of "Dastardly Scapegoat" that was issued almost as soon as the deed was done on Thursday night â€“ and he certainly made a complete pig's ear of the penalty, but in the occasional moments of sanguinity that have interrupted the otherwise non-stop grump at AANP Towers since then, it has seemed reasonable to attribute both praise and opprobrium where appropriate.
In terms of a late-season wobble, this ought to separate the Mild-Swaying from the Pillars-Crashing-To-Earth-All-Around-Us. After the slipshod events of recent weeks, and given the meddlesome lather in which we now find ourselves, there has never been a more apt time for someone with a glint in his eye and young floozy on each arm to swagger up to the bar and pay for everyone's drinks for the rest of the night.
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FC Basel vs Chelsea Champions League 2013 Highlights 1-0 Salah Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Basel vs Chelsea 2013 ( FC Basel Chelsea VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Chelsea vs Basel 1-0 ( Salah) St.
Possible Chelsea Starting XI To Face Basel Torres & Mata to start? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will travel to Switzerland to face FC Basel in the Champions League Group E tie, where a victory will give Jose Mourinho's side a great advantage to reach to the next round of this competition.
It's safe to say that Brazilian midfielder Willian didn't exactly set the world alight on his Chelsea debut. The former Anzhi man and would-be Tottenham signing showed little of evidence of why the Premier League's great and good were tussling for his signature over the summer during the 1-2 home defeat to Basel.
Video- David Luiz goal vs Basel Europa League May 2013 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Video- David Luiz goal vs Basel Europa League May 2013 is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This stunning David Luiz goal vs Basel was the highlight of Chelsea's 3-1 win over the Swiss outfit in the second leg of their Europa League semifinal on May 2, 2013.
Chelsea vs Basel Europa League Highlights 2013 3-1 Salah Torres Moses Luiz Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Chelsea vs Basel Europa League Highlights 2013 3-1 Salah Torres Moses Luiz Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Chelsea vs Basel 2013 ( Chelsea Basle VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Chelsea vs Basel 3-1 ( Torres, Moses, Luiz/ Salah) Stamford Bridge, London- Europa League Semifinal Second Leg- [.
Basel vs Chelsea Europa League Highlights 2013 1-2 Schar penalty Moses Luiz Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Basel vs Chelsea Europa League Highlights 2013 1-2 Schar penalty Moses Luiz Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Basel vs Chelsea 2013 ( FC Basle Chelsea VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Basel vs Chelsea 1-2 ( Schar pen/ Moses, David Luiz) St.
Arsenal in for Schar by AT If media reports are to be believed, the Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is pondering over a January swoop for the highly rated FC Basel centre-half Fabian Schar. Apparently Wenger has been scouting the youngster for quite some time now and will be ready to make his move when the [.
As the end of the season approaches, there are more and more Arsenal transfer rumours appearing, especially in the weekend papers. I did an early roundup yesterday morning and here are a few more that we didn't discuss yesterday.
First of all, newly promoted Cardiff City are said to be very keen to bring the Welsh international Aaron Ramsey back to the club, as they are setting about building a squad that is capable of surviving in the Premiership next season.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard doesn't beat around the bush about Liverpool's defeat to Basle tonight as he question's his team-mates hunger which was non evident in Basel tonight!
And having watched the game he was spot on, on his analysis of the game as he admitted the Swiss side were hungrier for the win which is alright to say at Anfield this season as Suarez has moved on to pastures new!
Not every match can be a World Cup final, and it won't be that way for another four years. So while we brace for a new season in Europe's major leagues, Ryu Voelkel is already back in action, traveling the continent to capture the game unseen by most.
Basel vs Borussia Dortmund 2013 Highlights Friendly 1-3 Schar Mkhitaryan Reus Hoffmann Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Basel vs Borussia Dortmund 2013 Highlights Friendly 1-3 Schar Mkhitaryan Reus Hoffmann Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter FC Basel vs Borussia Dortmund 2013 ( FCB BVB VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Basel vs Dortmund 1-3 ( Schar/ Mkhitaryan, Reus, Hoffmann) St.