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The UEFA Champions League final is one match on the annual footballing calendar which rarely disappoints. And Saturday’s fixture between Real Madrid and Liverpool promises much in terms of entertainment and drama. Real Madrid go into the match having lifted the trophy on three of the last four occasions, including last season’s competition, when the… Continue reading >

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When Atletico Madrid lifted the Europa League trophy on Wednesday, Arsenal fans, along with their former manager, may have had a sense of what might have been. In losing to Atletico in the semi finals of the competition earlier this month, it ensured that Arsene Wenger would depart the club without having won any European… Continue reading >

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Even for regular match-attending football fans, there are some games that generate a particular buzz. Liverpool v Roma in 2001 was one such game. Aside from playing one of the best teams in Europe, some of the excitement undoubtedly stemmed from a view that the match represented a return for Liverpool to the really big… Continue reading >

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Part two of a look ahead to this week’s Champions League quarter-final matches. Barcelona v Roma Roma will compete in a Champions League quarter-final for the first time in ten years when they take on Barcelona in the Camp Nou tomorrow evening – though the Italians haven’t progressed beyond this stage of Europe’s premier competition… Continue reading >

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This week marks the return of the UEFA Champions League, with the quarter final first leg matches taking place during tomorrow and Wednesday evening. Beginning with the matches being played tomorrow, here is the first part of a preview of the week’s action, along with predictions on which teams will be make it into the… Continue reading >