Manchester United will head into their final Champions League group stage needing a win to guarantee a spot in the knockout round. It could have been so much easier for the Red Devils.
With Lionel Messi back on the beat, Barcelona looks unstoppable, head and shoulders above the rest of the field in the UEFA Champions League.
Thiago Motta is dictating the tempo of games for Paris Saint-Germain thus far in the UEFA Champions League group stage, but there isn’t much offensive production to show for it.
If Arsenal was going to win the Champions League, it wouldn’t do it by destroying everyone in its path. It would “do a Liverpool”—or a Chelsea, for that matter—and sneak through each round, somehow.
Transactions geared to ensuring continued domestic success and facilitating a breakthrough in Europe has resulted in Zenit St. Petersburg playing their best football of the season in the UEFA Champions League.
Leicester City’s incredible run that now sees them sit atop the Premier League table can’t be laughed off or dismissed. At the same time, we’ll soon find out if they are legitimate title contenders.
It has taken Mauricio Pochettino some time to get Tottenham going, but Spurs’ remarkable early season form is no fluke, and they should contend for a top four spot with Chelses struggling.
This Saturday’s Clasico, the first meeting between Real Madrid and Barcelona this season, could very well seal Rafa Benitez’s fate. That might sound crazy, but in a strictly mathematical sense it’s not.
For the first time in six years, El Clasico feels less about Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo, and more about an opportunity for Neymar, Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez to assert themselves.
Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham are putting together a stylistically interesting Premier League season, a harmony between efficiency and reactive dynamism.
From now until the end of the year, Manchester United will face just two teams that currently sit in the Premier League top-10, which means fantasy football managers should load up on United players.
Canadian women’s team defender Marie-Eve Nault talked to Sportsnet about playing in Sweden and what it’s like taking part in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.