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  1. Paris Saint-Germain Welcome Barcelona to the Parc des Prince and ...

    Ricardo Bernard

    I arrived at Parc des Princes at about 3:45 on Saturday afternoon to watch Paris Saint-Germain take on FC Barcelona. I took the 9 train from the Champs Elysees to Porte de St. Cloud and exited the station with a compilation of '80s music pumping thro...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. About Last Night: Frozen Treat

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy jamming out to "Hit Somebody!" by Warren Zevon, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Opening night of the NHL postseason was a big night for birds and Canadiens as the Ducks beat the Stars ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Champions League Viewing Guide: Stop What You’re Doing and ...

    Mike L. Goodman and Spike Friedman

    With so many of the second legs of the Champions League round of 16 seemingly foregone conclusions, we're doing a Pass and Move preview this time around. Here's a quick guide to which games will be worth watching this week and why...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  7. We Went There: A 72-Hour Whirlwind Tour of European Football

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    Stuttgart's Mercedes-Benz Arena used to be called the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion, which used to be called Neckarstadion, which used to be called Century Stadium, which was first called the Adolf-Hitler-Kampfbahn when it was built in 1935....

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  8. We Went There: Argentina, Minus Messi, Takes on Ecuador

    Noah Davis

    At kickoff, the little man was not in the building. As his Argentina teammates lined up to battle Ecuador at MetLife Stadium on Friday night, Lionel Messi and his otherworldly talent were in Barcelona recovering from a hamstring tear that will sideli...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  9. Up in the Air: Did Lionel Messi Over-Travel Himself to Injury?

    Chris Ryan

    Lionel Messi is going to miss up to two months after the Barcelona forward tore his hamstring in a game against Real Betis over the weekend. Messi has battled hamstring injuries throughout his career. In fact, his career is something of a medical mir...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  10. No Messi? No Problem! Neymar Grows Into Role at Barcelona

    Spike Friedman

    I realize the snake eating its own tail that is a member of the media writing about the lack of positive attention given to Barcelona by the media, but it does feel like the Catalan club have not quite gotten the attention they deserve this season. O...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  11. About Last Night: The Perfect Pacers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy telling one of your employees to hit another one of your employees to settle an interpersonal workplace dispute, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: A fourth-quarter surge from the Pacers' reserves turned a close...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  12. Premier League Pass & Move: Classico Material

    Ryan O'Hanlon and Mike L. Goodman and Chris Ryan

    A look back at the weekend's Premier League action. Luis Suarez Ryan O'Hanlon: On Saturday, a bunch of the world's best players played a pretty boring game in Barcelona, scoring three goals in all. On Sunday, a slightly lower tier of the world's ...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  13. About Last Night: The O's Stay Alive

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy wishing you could just be a linebacker, and not the go-to name when someone gets tricked on the Internet, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: Chris Davis's 12th-inning single gave the Orioles a 5-3 win over Bosto...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  14. Why Does Arsenal Need New Players When Emmanuel Frimpong Is Sitti...

    Chris Ryan

    Via the indispensable 101 Great Goals, here is a video of Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong celebrating scoring in FIFA, as himself, against Barcelona, against his friend who is dressed as Iron Man and Captain America at the same time. Salute to F...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  15. About Last Weekend: Revenge of the A-Rod

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy taking in that new Woodsy Allen movie because it doesn't have that nervous fellow who is always in them, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Alex Rodriguez responded to being hit by a pitch by Red Sox starter Rya...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  16. How Will This Season's Bayern Munich Pep Squad Compare to Barcelo...

    Mike L. Goodman

    I don't really know why I'm bothering to show up for soccer season this year. Bayern Munich's complete dominance is, after all, a fait accompli. Last season's Champions League winners only went out and added their biggest rival's best player, Mario G...

    Blog | July 26, 2013