Over at our forum, we have two talented cooks in Dumbledore7 and #12. In order to mark the UEFA Champions League match against S.L. Benfica, our kitchen artists had one task: to produce a delicious dish inspired by Portuguese and German food. Take a read below and let us know who you think is the winner of round one of the Champions League Cook-Off! Continue reading
In this article, a comparison is made between the distinct total victorious clubs in their respective domestic league and UEFA competitions, across the top four leagues in Europe, during the last 50 years. The results are not quite what one would expect. Continue reading
On 22nd May 2010, several Italians did something they didn’t think they could ever do: support Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League Final 2010. The reason wasn’t because they suddenly fell in love with the black-and-blue stripes, but because a situation arose: the Bundesliga had become dangerously close to pipping the Serie A for the third place in the UEFA Country Ranking. Continue reading
Shortly after FC Bayern announced Toni Kroos’ departure to continental rivals Real Madrid last summer, it emerged that Xabi Alonso was to move in the opposite direction. The first impressions of Xabi Alonso were astounding. The midfield maestro himself must have been surprised about how rapidly and seamlessly he integrated into the team, breaking a few records along the way. For a moment, FC Bayern fans forgot Toni Kroos. For a moment, Xabi Alonso looked worth his weight in gold.
That is all in the past now. Fast forward to today and the Internet is awash with articles and social media comments about how Xabi Alonso is looking old and that he’s past it. So how does one exactly go from gold to old in the space of a few months?
He doesn’t. Continue reading
In the season 2004/05, FC Bayern had a good run in the Champions League, narrowly losing 6-5 on aggregate to Chelsea in the quarterfinals after Lúcio had deviated two long shots into his own net, one in either leg. Ten years have passed since then: where are they now? Continue reading
What crosses your mind when you think of Messi? Is it him running rings around defenders, winning yet another Ballon d’Or award or lifting the Champions League trophy? What if you read the article title right, and, like me, you think that Lionel Messi may be the greatest choker ever? Shocking, isn’t it? Continue reading