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  1. Ranking the Champions League Blowouts

    Spike Friedman

    After a round of Champions League fixtures that saw 40 goals scored in a single day, let's take a moment to highlight a series of blowouts that have reestablished this year's league hierarchy. Breaking these down from least enligh...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  2. The Biggest Surprises From the First Champions League Group-Stage...

    Spike Friedman

    The first matchday of the Champions League is in the books, and, pleasantly, there were some surprises. Let's have a look at the biggest. Schalke 04 have looked like they were in total disarray in domestic play. They crashed out of the DFB-Poka...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  3. Meet Your Continental European Champions League Contenders

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's Champions League time. To help you get set up, we're going to go on a brief tour around Europe, to get you up to date on all the major non-Premier League teams. Our tour will take us through Germany, Spain, and Ital...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  4. Your Champions League Cinderellas Guide

    Spike Friedman

    Are you looking for a Cinderella team to follow through this year's Champions League? You feel burned-out on previous darlings Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid, after their respective transformations from underdogs to perennial...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  5. What’s the Matter With These World Cup Full-backs?

    Spike Friedman

    The 2014 World Cup has been something of a nightmare for the world's best attacking full-backs. With all the goals - we're on pace for the highest scoring Cup ever - no neutral fans are complaining abou...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  6. The True Reason for Atletico Madrid's Miracle Success: MONO ...

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    On Saturday, Atletico Madrid fought back from a 1-0 deficit against Barcelona, in the Camp Nou, to earn a 1-1 draw and clinch the club's first La Liga title in 18 years. Despite first-half injuries to Diego Costa and Arda Turan, the team sc...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  7. Fear the Underdog?

    Brian Phillips

    Atletico Madrid is the third-most successful club in the history of Spanish soccer, which is a little like being the third-most famous khan in the history of the Mongol horde. Good job by you, but you're never going to stop hearing a...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  8. Bendita Camino: Why I Love Atletico Madrid

    Jake Appleman

    I ambled into a random bar near the center of the Spanish capital on September 18, 2005, looking to catch Atletico Madrid, which was hosting Barcelona at Vicente Calderon Stadium in a Sunday nightcap. There was a television bolted in the upper-lef...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  9. You Shall Not Pass: Atletico Madrid Suffocate Barcelona, Just Lik...

    Spike Friedman

    Atletico Madrid's triumph over Barcelona (2-1, on aggregate) might seem like a Champions League Cinderella story. But is it really a Cinderella story when a team does exactly what it was designed to do? What Diego Simeone&...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  10. Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, and Two Goals, at the (Almost...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's really hard to watch two soccer matches at the same time. All of the things that make soccer a distinct sport - the lack of stoppages in play, the fluid transitions from attack to defense - also make it completely i...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  11. Champions League Pass & Move: The Sweet 16

    Mike L. Goodman and Spike Friedman

    A look back at the week's Champions League action. There's Something About Dortmund Mike L. Goodman: As a team, Borussia Dortmund are everybody's darlings. They're the little guys that made it big. They play an exciting, high-energy, swashbuc...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  12. The Strange Story Behind Falcao's Blockbuster Move to Monaco

    Michael Bertin

    On first glance, AS Monaco's about €60 million transfer purchase of Radamel Falcao seems like an example of the club's relatively new owner, Dmitry Rybolovlev, following the blueprint of soccer's other European nouveau riche. Buy a club in a...

    Blog | June 03, 2013