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 […]

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 […]

Barcelona, Real Madrid to meet in season’s first ‘Clasico’

Some of the best theater in world football takes the stage again this weekend as Barcelona and Real Madrid renew their bitter rivalry Saturday (10 a.m. ET, beIn Sports). Table watch: Barcelona needs to make up a little ground. Real Madrid hasn’t tasted defeat this season, and that fast start has it six points clear […]

Watch: Messi completes his hat trick as Barcelona rout Celtic

Celtic are a team that are capable not only of being exciting to watch but also punching above their weight class, when they play at home. When they travel away from Celtic Park, especially in the UEFA Champions League, to Camp Nou of all places it doesn’t usually end well for them. They did a […]

Watch: Celtic misses penalty and Messi immediately makes them pay

I don’t think anyone was surprised when it took Lionel Messi less then three minutes to open his Champions League scoring account at home to Celtic. What may have surprised people was that Celtic didn’t immediately melt away like many expected them to. Instead they hung in there giving Barcelona a match. 20 minutes later […]

Real Madrid and Barcelona among Spanish teams to repay state aid

The European Commission (which is the executive arm of the European Union) has ruled that Real Madrid and Barcelona are among seven professional teams in Spain that have to pay back millions of euros of what was deemed by the commission as “illegal state aid.” Real Madrid has come into hot water because the European Commission […]

Barcelona wins La Liga title amid strong challenge from Real Madrid

Barcelona certainly kept the La Liga title race interesting after a bad April. But despite that, Barcelona held on an won their 24th La Liga title by a single point over Real Madrid after taking Barcelona to the final match of the season. After Atletico Madrid lost to Levante last week to be mathematically eliminated from the […]

Champions League: Atletico Madrid stuns Barcelona; Bayern Munich moves on

If someone offered Luis Enrique 77 percent possession and 13 shots for his Barcelona side before the Champions League quarterfinal match at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, he would have happily accepted. The heart and hustle of Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side is harder to measure on the stat sheet, but both showed up in spades […]

Champions League preview: Semifinal places on the line for Europe’s elite

Want drama? The Champions League has it in spades for the next couple of days. Can Real Madrid overturn a 2-0 deficit at home against Wolfsburg? Which club will emerge from a 2-2 deadlock between Paris Saint-German and Manchester City? Can Barcelona and Bayern Munich cash in on slender one-goal advantages against Atletico Madrid and […]

The UEFA Champions League quarterfinals begin today

With only eight teams remaining in the UEFA Champions League, the team’s paths to Milan are shaping up with the first leg of the quarterfinals taking place this week. With four great matchups this week, 32 Flags will preview what will be a splendid quarterfinal round in the Champions League. Benfica vs. Bayern Munich Although […]