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  1. The Porto Affair: Planes, Pains, and Bureaucracy in the Champions...

    Ricardo Bernard

    The story of how I ended up watching Paris Saint-Germain's 1-0 loss to Porto via streaming video on my laptop really is a debacle for the ages and a cautionary tale for PSG on the limits to which it can overcharge its fans for the services it provide...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  2. Paris Is Rising: The Magic of the Champions League

    Ricardo Bernard

    The singing continued into the streets surrounding Parc des Princes last night long after the match ended. As fans exited the stadium the chants of "Allez Paris!" and "Paris est Magique!" were heard just as loudly as they were in the stadium. Down Ru...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  3. AC Milan in the Age of Financial Fair Play

    Ricardo Bernard

    Earlier this summer, a group of AC Milan fans gathered for a vigil outside the club's headquarters near via Turati in the center of Milan. They came with flowers and candles and recited prayers. At the end, they laid their beloved club to rest. The b...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  4. With Barca Out of the Way, Jose Mourinho's Moment Arrives

    Ricardo Bernard

    Real Madrid hired Jose Mourinho to do two things: Knock FC Barcelona off their perch and deliver the club's 10th Champions League title. With this weekend's 2-1 victory over Barcelona, Mourinho took a significant step toward delivering the first part...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  5. Barcelona's Sergio Busquets: The Lovable Cheater

    Ricardo Bernard

    When Pep Guardiola took over as manager for FC Barcelona in 2008, he brought a little-known gangly 20-year-old midfielder named Sergio Busquets with him from the Barcelona "B" team. At first he appeared surplus to requirements, as the team was alread...

    Blog | April 18, 2012