EPL teams show strength in Europe

This year’s Champions League and Europa League finalists are all from the English Premier League. Liverpool and Spurs both came back from three goals down in the UCL semi-finals to book a place in the final in Madrid. Arsenal brushed aside Valencia 7-3 on aggregate as Emery showed his experience in the competition. Chelsea toiled to beat a very good Frankfurt side – surely the … Continue reading EPL teams show strength in Europe

Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been brilliant this season, impressing both in England and on the European stage. Even with a world class level of performance throughout this season, Liverpool might have nothing to show for it ultimately. The reason: Barcelona and Messi, Manchester City and their pile of cash. Klopp might yet again end up as the manager who dazzles but too often ends up … Continue reading Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

Eredivisie 1 English Premier League 0

Ajax have been handed a boost ahead of their semi-final clash against Spurs. The Eredivisie has postponed a whole round of fixtures to accommodate the Dutch team’s success in Europe. See also: Raheem Sterling: Man of the Hour While the English FA has been indifferent to the schedule in England putting their teams at a disadvantage in Europe, their Dutch counterparts are supporting Ajax as much … Continue reading Eredivisie 1 English Premier League 0

Barca Favorites but United still in it

Barcelona host Manchester United at the Nou Camp for their quarter final return leg, having won the previous game 0-1 at Old Trafford. The Spanish champions will want to avoid a similar fate to PSG, who suffered a magnificent, albeit lucky, “remontada” at the hands of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in the previous round. See also: How Solskjaer could build a “worthy” United team Ernesto Valverde … Continue reading Barca Favorites but United still in it