IN RECENT years, Champions League finals have not been dull but this one was a little on the uninteresting side at times, definitely not the goal feast some people suggested it might be. To put it into context: Bayern, in … Continue reading UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich, and quite rightly
IT MAY be a clash of the titans, but Paris Saint-Germain go into their first UEFA Champions League final on August 23 as the underdogs, a role they are relatively unaccustomed to, such has been their dominance of French football. … Continue reading UEFA Champions League: Are Bayern ready to step aside for new money?
AND SO, UEFA gets the final it probably hoped for, the emerging force of Paris Saint-Germain against German aristrocrats Bayern Munich. New versus old money. It will be the first time since 1997-98 that two teams have reached the final … Continue reading FC Bayern show why they are Europe’s best
FOR RB LEIPZIG it was probably a semi-final too soon, for Paris Saint-Germain, the accumulated experience of a series of setbacks and slip-ups finally came good. Now only Lyon or Bayern Munich stand in their way of achieving what Qatar … Continue reading PSG and Neymar reach out for their holy grail
THE GUARD continues to change. No Messi, no CR7 and now, Pep Guardiola has to step aside. It’s France v Germany in the semi-finals, the league that was supposed to be lagging the other “big five” has two representatives. Admittedly … Continue reading Manchester City v Lyon: Does Pep’s brick wall need therapy?
IT was shades of Brazilian’s dramatic World Cup capitulation in 2014, the curtain-down on a golden age, the beginning of the end of a glittering career and the awe-inspiring intent of a team determined to become European champions. It wasn’t … Continue reading Barcelona v Bayern Munich: More than a defeat