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  1. AC Milan outpasses and out plays Barcelona, but the Italians ende...

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Barcelona outplayed and outpaced AC Milan, but the Italians scored in the opening 25 seconds and in stoppage time to end the match at 2-all.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2011
  2. World Cup stars in Copa America

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    We take a look at stars from last summer's World Cup who will be playing in the Copa America.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  3. Lionel Messi, Xavi and the best players of the Champions League

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Here are our picks for the best players in the Champions League this season.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2011
  4. Champions League: Breaking down Barcelona's win

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Barcelona delivered a technical and tactical masterclass to wear down a determined Manchester United side in the Champions League final.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2011
  5. Soccer: Barcelona defeats Real Madrid to reach Champions League f...

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Barcelona's quality was too much for Real Madrid to overcome in the Champions League semifinals. We look back at the five most memorable moments of this four-match series.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2011
  6. Champions League: Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona was a...

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Here are the three biggest disappointments of the Champions League semifinal between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  7. Soccer: Mesut Ozil is a key cog in Real Madrid's success

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal in the Copa del Rey final, but Mesut Ozil was Real Madrid's best weapon against Barcelona.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  8. Soccer: Real Madrid scores a moral victory against Barcelona

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    The first of four Clasicos ended in a 1-1 tie, adding even more intrigue for the games to come.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2011
  9. Soccer: Tottenham Hotspur and Shakhtar Donetsk once again make ou...

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    We welcome back Shakhtar Donetsk and Tottenham Hotspur this week.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2011
  10. Soccer: Arsenal pays price for being defensive

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Arsenal abandoned its ethos that the best defense is a strong offense and in so doing paid the price against Barcelona in the Champions League.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2011
  11. Soccer: Borussia Dortmund continues its march up the World Power ...

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    In a seismic week in world soccer, top clubs tripped up on opponents both big and small, causing dramatic movement in our World Power Rankings.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  12. Bayern Munich makes its way back into the World Power Rankings

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    A 1-0 weekend triump over Inter lifted Bayern Munich back into the top 10 as the World Power Rankings underwent yet another shake-up.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2011
  13. Champions League: Arsenal beats Barcelona at their own game

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Arsenal defeated Barcelona for the first time ever, thanks to an outstanding second-half comeback that saw the Gunners erase a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1 at the Emirates.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2011
  14. Soccer: FIFA Ballon d'Or World Player of the Year

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Lionel Messi has won the first-ever FIFA Ballon d'Or World Player of the Year award. Let's hope he can continue his other-worldly play for years to come, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2011
  15. Soccer: Who deserves the Ballon d'Or?

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    The winner of the Ballon d'Or World Player of the Year will be announced Monday. Who deserves it most -- Xavi, Iniesta or Messi? We look at the pros and (few) cons of each player.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  16. Soccer: It could have been worse for Real Madrid

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Real Madrid lost to Barcelona 5-0, but that score line doesn't even begin to tell of the total domination by Barca, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2010