Who will finish as top scorer in the Champions League this Season?

The usual suspects all return for this year’s edition of the Champions league, although some are donning new colors. This summer has seen a turbulent transfer window, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane all departing their clubs in favor of a new adventure, making this year’s campaign as competitive as […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City (C) celebrates with John Stones (L) and Leroy Sane of Manchester City (R) as he scores their third goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Manchester City FC and AS Monaco at Etihad Stadium on February 21, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Fourteen goals from two games highlight an exciting Champions League day

If you love high scoring contests, you were in for a treat. Defending was optional in Manchester and Leverkusen as 14 goals were scored between two incredible Champions League games. The first, Atletico Madrid took to Bayer Leverkusen for a 4-2 away win in the first leg. Normally, a tight game like that would be […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 20: Willy Cabellero of Manchester City catches the ball during a Manchester City training session and press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match against Monaco at Etihad Campus on February 20, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Juventus and Manchester City begin their Champions League Round of 16 campaigns

In a week that also features FA and EFL Cup intrigue, the UEFA Champions League resumes its Round of 16 today and Wednesday. Here’s a quick look at each of the four matches: Manchester City vs. Monaco The experience of Vincent Kompany will be a big miss for Pep Guardiola’s side when it hosts Monaco […]

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City lifts the Premier League Trophy as players celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Ranking the competitiveness of the “big five” European leagues

As the European club season enters its climax, every game in every league can make all the difference. For some teams, the last few months can determine the fate of a title race, or the fight to avoid relegation. In some leagues, these races are closer than others. Some teams may have already wrapped up […]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: Chelsea players celebrate opening goal by David Luiz of Chelsea (obscured) during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on January 31, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Would Chelsea have been Champions League favorites this season?

Chelsea is currently steamrolling towards another Premier League title. They look unstoppable. The London side will easily qualify for next season’s Champions League. Chelsea missed out on Europe’s premier club competition this season thanks to a disastrous start in the previous year. With Antonio Conte’s men playing so well, there might be a small annoyance […]

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 19: Angel Di Maria of PSG celebrates scoring his teams first goal of the game during the Group A, UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain Football Club and Fussball Club Basel 1893 at Parc des Princes on October 19, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

PSG systematically dismantles Barcelona 4-0 in Champions League round of 16

Nobody expected this. Even those who felt PSG were to somehow defeat Barcelona didn’t expect to win like this. PSG defeated Barcelona 4-0 in the opening leg of the Champions League round of 16. PSG didn’t just beat Barcelona, they destroyed them. With just 43% (which is a lot against Barcelona) and a 10-1 advantage in […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: The Champions league trophy is seen prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on February 24, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Barcelona and Real Madrid headline the start of the Champions League knockout stage

The UEFA Champions League returns today with four round of 16 games over the next two days and another four next week. Thanks to some unpredictable results in the group stage, we’ve been blessed with some juicy matchups in the round of 16. PSG (FRA) vs. Barcelona (ESP) (Tuesday)  The last few years, the blueprint […]

MADRID, SPAIN – DECEMBER 07: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid (L) celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Real Madrid CF and Borussia Dortmund at the Bernabeu on December 7, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Which European league is best set up for Champions League success

Over the last few years, when the Champions League has gotten down to their final few teams, all the talk would surround which team was best set up to go all the way to the final. Some of the team were only there once in the past few years, such as Manchester City, Chelsea, or […]

BARCELONA, SPAIN – JANUARY 17: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona holds up the FIFA Ballon d’Or trophy prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club de Bilbao at Camp Nou on January 17, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Who would win a non Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or award?

The Ballon d’Or started out as an award given out by French Football to the best European player in football. In 1995, that changed to include all players playing for European clubs and in 2007, all players around the world were included. From 2010-2015 the award was merged with FIFA’s Player of the Year award […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 24: The Champions league trophy is seen prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on February 24, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Looking back at the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group stage

The UEFA Champions League group stage has come to a close with 32 teams being narrowed down to 16. As usual it was an action filled group stage, complete with goals, comebacks, and upsets. Let’s look back at some of the highlights. Who advanced? Arsenal, Napoli, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Monaco, Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City, and […]

MONTE CARLO, MONACO – AUGUST 28: A general view of the UEFA Champions League trophy at the UEFA Champions League Draw for the 2008/2009 season at the Grimaldi Center on August 28, 2008 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

What is every team playing for as they enter the final Champions League matchday?

This week will mark the final matchday of the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League Group Stage. The top two in each group will advance to the Round of 16 while third place heads to the Europa League. The team in last will receive some nice parting gifts but their European adventure would be over for this season. […]

LISBON, PORTUGAL – OCTOBER 18: Julian Weigl (L) of Borussia Dortmund celebrates with teammates after scores a goal against SC Sporting during the UEFA Champions League match between SC Sporting and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Jose Alvalade on October 18, 2016 in Lisbon, Lisboa. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

How Borussia Dortmund is reminding me why I fell in love with this sport

Like most Americans, I didn’t grow up with soccer but rather it was something I discovered later on in life. Sure I played it as a kid but I didn’t really enjoy watching it. Then one day when I was 13 years old I heard that the goalkeeper of my local MLS team, Tim Howard […]

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 11: Eric Dier of England applauds the crowd after the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying match between England and Scotland at Wembley Stadium on November 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

World Cup Qualifying: Rounding up the situation in every confederation

International breaks come hard and fast at the start of the league Calendar. There has been one every month as the World Cup Qualifying landscape has begun to take shape. Now that November is halfway done, and qualifying is now taking a break until March, it’s worth looking at some of the major storylines from […]

ATHENS, GREECE – FEBRUARY 06: Greece fans light flares during the International Friendly match between Greece and Switzerland at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 6, 2013 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Greek soccer fan set referee’s house on fire, season suspended

The state of refereeing has been a big issue in all sports all around the world. Around the NFL, there has been an argument to make referees full-time to hopefully limit mistakes. In Greece, a soccer fan in the Greek Superleague went way too far. The Greek Superleague and subsequent cup competitions have been suspended […]