Archive for category: Champions League

Europa Euround-up : Panning for Goals

Europa Euround-up : Panning for Goals

Well. First there was the Champions League, where on Tuesday the participants collectively hit the giddy heights of 5 goals per game, but PSG took until the 87th minute to get one past APOEL Nicosia, and on Wednesday a more restrained set of fixtures featuring the only 0-0 of the […]

Can Liverpool’s Loanee Down Everton in the Europa League?

Can Liverpool’s Loanee Down Everton in the Europa League?

Round three is here, roll up roll up. The midpoint of European competition with its back-to-back fixtures approaches; for the Champions League teams, these look do-able – for two of the Europa contingent, less so. Tuesday 21 October 19.45 BST – APOEL Nicosia v Paris Saint Germain PSG are in […]

Forgettable game as Monaco win a point against Zenit in Russia

Forgettable game as Monaco win a point against Zenit in Russia

Sometimes football likes to punish you for enjoying yourself. While there was rejoicing as Paris Saint-Germain played a superb match to beat Barcelona 3-2 at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night, on Wednesday, as if to balance the universe, we were forced to watch Zenit St. Petersburg and AS Monaco […]

PSG turn on the style at the Parc to beat Barcelona 3-2

PSG turn on the style at the Parc to beat Barcelona 3-2

Paris Saint-Germain finally looked like the European powerhouse that they aspire to be as they beat Barcelona 3-2 in a pulsating match at the Parc des Princes. Much of the pre-match talk was of Laurent Blanc’s fragile position as coach, perhaps letting off the hook a group of players who […]

Ibra-less Paris Saint-Germain face huge Barcelona test

Ibra-less Paris Saint-Germain face huge Barcelona test

Tuesday 19.45 BST / 20.45 CEST – Paris St-Germain v Barcelona In game 1 : PSG drew 1-1 at Ajax (Pastore’s opener cancelled out by Schone), and Barca beat Apoel 1-0 at home (Pique). PSG’s league form continues to raise some eyebrows, as they drew 1-1 (again) away at Toulouse […]

Paris Saint-Germain rue missed chances in 1-1 draw with Ajax

Paris Saint-Germain rue missed chances in 1-1 draw with Ajax

This is the competition that Paris Saint-Germain hope to excel in, but on Wednesday night in the Amsterdam ArenA, the problems that they have endured in the league crossed over to the Champions League. After dominating Ajax for the best part of 70 minutes, Laurent Blanc’s side could only leave […]

Joao Moutinho raises his game to fire Monaco over Leverkusen

Joao Moutinho raises his game to fire Monaco over Leverkusen

In five Ligue 1 games, AS Monaco had only tasted victory once this season, and that was via the head of a striker who is no longer with the club. On Tuesday night, the Monegasque side started their Champions League campaign with an excellent 1-0 win over German side Bayer […]

Monaco start France’s European adventure with Leverkusen in Monte Carlo

Monaco start France’s European adventure with Leverkusen in Monte Carlo

This midweek sees the first group stage games for the five French teams involved in European competition this season. This followed a not-very-successful-overall set of results in the qualifying play-offs, which saw Lille drop down to the Europa League after being beaten 3-0 on aggregate by Porto, Saint-Etienne needing penalties […]