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  1. Unlike Simeone's Atletico, Seedorf's AC Milan still searching for...

    Michael Cox

    The most fascinating aspect of Atletico Madrid is how the club resembles its coach, Diego Simeone. He was a hugely talented central midfielder, winning titles in Spain and Italy while becoming the first Argentine to collect more than 100 caps for ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  2. Adaptable Ancelotti getting the best out of Real Madrid

    Michael Cox

    Sometimes, football matches are won primarily by a single individual. Dortmund's 4-1 thrashing of Real Madrid in the European Cup last season, for example, was a good all-around team performance, but the German side owed a huge debt to Robert Lew...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  3. Key matchups in this week's Champions League fixtures

    Michael Cox

    This week sees the return of the Champions League after its winter break, with an extremely impressive list of fixtures. In fact, it's arguable that the four most exciting ties of the round are all being played this week. Next week's schedule looks r...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  4. Unconventional playmakers to decide Milan, Schalke's UCL fate

    Michael Cox

    For those who yearn for the days of simple, old-fashioned knockout football throughout the duration of the European Cup, there are two standout contests among the eight matches on Wednesday, the final day of the Champions League group stage. Where...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  5. Bojan still struggling to find his feet

    Michael Cox

    It certainly isn't the group of death; it's not even the second-most exciting group in this season's Champions League. But there was something rather magical about Barcelona, AC Milan, Ajax and Celtic -- four previous European Cup winners -- being dr...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  6. Serie A's battle for third down to Milan, Fiorentina

    Michael Cox

    OK, hands up, who remembers Serie A? After a fortnight where the major talking point has been the Bundesliga's dominance over La Liga -- with the Premier League chipping in with some end-of-season awards -- Italian football has taken a backseat. I...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  7. Don Fabio's Russian experiment

    Michael Cox

    Sometimes, a foreign coach and a national team fit together naturally. Sven-Goran Eriksson's love of structure, discipline and a boring 4-4-2 meant he adapted swiftly to the England job -- although he wasn't, of course, offering anything new -- while...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  8. The best XI in the Champions League

    Michael Cox

    The resumption of the Champions League is one of the high points on the footballing calendar. Spread over four separate match days to enable fans to watch as many games as possible, it's the stage where Europe's finest talents are expected to shine. ...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  9. Trading places: Cassano and Pazzini

    Michael Cox

    When assessing how realistic a transfer rumor is, you can be fairly confident that any mooted "exchange" deal won't happen, especially when big-name players are involved. They're often touted, but they rarely happen. Therefore, it's particularly e...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  10. Champions League -- Premier League vs. Serie A clubs highlight fi...

    Michael Cox

    Michael Cox breaks down the final 16 draw for the Champions League.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2011
  11. Champions League -- Can AC Milan put things right in Europe? -- M...

    Michael Cox

    Since winning the Champions League in 2007, AC Milan hasn't made it past the quarterfinals. Can the team put things right this time around? It'll get past the group stage, Michael Cox writes, but that's when the trouble will start.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  12. Claudio Ranieri picks up the pieces of Gian Gasperini's mess at I...

    Michael Cox

    After just five games as coach, Gian Piero Gasperini got the sack at Inter. But in hindsight, his appointment -- and his love of the 3-4-3 system -- was never the right fit at the club, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has earned the right to brag -- soccer

    Michael Cox

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been accused of being overconfident, but given his extraordinary track record of winning league titles, can you blame him?

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2011
  14. Soccer: Tottenham Hotspur's dream Champions League campaign conti...

    Michael Cox

    It wasn't always pretty to watch, but Tottenham Hotspurs' victory over seven-time European champion AC Milan was a master class in how to shut down the opposition, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  15. Champions League: Five lessons we learned from the first leg

    Michael Cox

    With the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 done and dusted, here are five things we've learned, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2011
  16. Soccer: Palacios and Sandro could turn out to be key players in t...

    Michael Cox

    Although Aaron Lennon and Peter Crouch -- and OK, Gennaro Gattuso -- got all the headlines from the San Siro clash, it was two unsung Spurs players, Wilson Palacios and Sandro, who were key to Tottenham's win, writes Michael Cox.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2011