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  1. Familiar foes Bayern Munich and Manchester City meet again in the...

    John Brewin

    UEFA Champions League

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  2. Benfica and Zenit start as slight favourites in Group C of the Ch...

    John Brewin

    UEFA Champions League

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  3. Madrid's two clubs arrive in Lisbon via very different paths

    John Brewin

    LISBON -- "We have won the novena and next year we will go for the decima, and then undecima and the duodecima," proclaimed Florentino Perez, Real Madrid's president. It was the key message of a victory banquet speech in Glasgow that followed Real's ...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  4. Atleti and life without Costa

    John Brewin

    It's the first half at Camp Nou in the final game of the La Liga season and Atletico Madrid are making a rare break. Diego Costa sets off down Barcelona's left flank to receive Koke's pass. He never gets there, having suddenly slowed, clutching his l...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  5. Three Things: Olympiakos vs. Manchester United

    John Brewin

    Three observations from Manchester United's shocking 2-0 away loss in the Champions League to Greek side Olympiakos. United suffer Euro crash Listless, limp and lacking in ambitions and ideas. This may well have been the nadir for the new Manc...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  6. Euro 2016 -- Platini's farcical attempt to fix international foot...

    John Brewin

    The once thrilling novelty of a Euro or World Cup has been reduced by exposure. Globalisation, through both a freer movement of players and TV access to leagues from far-flung countries, has damaged international football, perhaps terminally. Worl...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  7. Three Things: Celtic vs. AC Milan

    John Brewin

    GLASGOW, Scotland -- Three thoughts from AC Milan's 3-0 Champions League win away at Celtic. 1. Kaka, Milan's beacon of hope Kaka's return to Milan after his torrid time at Real Madrid was the chance to return to his old club home. It was also ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  8. Three Things: Manchester City vs. CSKA Moscow

    John Brewin

    MANCHESTER, England -- Three observations from Manchester City's 5-2 win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League. Rocket to Russia Mission accomplished: Manuel Pellegrini was brought in to do what Roberto Mancini could not, as City made the kn...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  9. Hodgson ticks finals box

    John Brewin

    LONDON -- Roy Hodgson is not to every Englishman's taste. His teams can be as awkward and painful to watch as his rambling homilies can often be to hear. Yet as the moments until the final whistle ticked by, few would have begrudged the sigh of satis...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  10. New faces resume old rivalry

    John Brewin

    "Aye, Wayne Rooney -- it's normally about nothing else here," Moyes smirked at his news conference on Tuesday night. He was confirming the subject of his comments to UEFA's interpreter before they could be translated into German. A 4-2 victory agains...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  11. Domestic rivalry intensifies Champions League stakes

    John Brewin

    Only the most masochistic fan would actually want to face a club from their own country in a Champions League final. German football's current rivalry is the latest in which clubs must run a gauntlet where not losing becomes more important than winni...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  12. Benitez leads Chelsea towards European history

    John Brewin

    And so to Amsterdam. Chelsea's most gruelling season in their history could end up in silverware after all, the Europa League they probably never considered. Rafa Benitez can land a trophy. Its predecessor - the UEFA Cup - helped make his reputation....

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  13. Blues offer Mourinho a marriage of convenience

    John Brewin

    Emirates Stadium, Sept. 19, 2007: Arsenal drubs UEFA Cup holders Sevilla, considered one of Europe's best teams. A red letter day for Arsene Wenger. His team is off to a fine start in the Champions League. Yet there are noticeably few journalists to ...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  14. Time for UEFA to get tough on racism

    John Brewin

    England will be waking up to what are rather customary headline subjects. This time, however, the racism and rain took place on foreign soils and English players were the victims. The wash-out in Poland - where a roof never stopped a deluge because i...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  15. Arsenal fires blank against Marseille, but spirits remain high --...

    John Brewin

    Spirts remain high for Arsenal despite a drab, scoreless match with Marseille, writes John Brewin.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  16. Fernando Torres on road to redemption -- Champions League -- socc...

    John Brewin

    Fernando Torres scored twice in the Champions League against Genk, suggesting that the striker is firmly on the road to redemption, writes John Brewin.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2011