Now after we learned who will be the 2 teams playing in the UEFA Champions League final, it’s time to see who will play on the other European cup. The stage is set for another 2 classic matches and we are about to find out whether Arsene Wenger will end up his industrious career at Arsenal by winning his first continental tournament. On his way is standing the experienced Atletico side, who are yet to lose a game this year in Europa League. In the other semi-final, Marseille will be looking to represent France in the final at Lyon and will be hoping to avoid comeback from RB Salzburg after winning the first leg by 2 goal margin.
We are just one step ahead of learning who the two teams fighting for European glory in this years’ final of the UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid is on brink of creating historic achievement and Liverpool will be looking to avoid the scenario which Barcelona suffered from in Rome. Both games proved to have drama and goals in them, but who will be making the trip to Kyiv, it is up to be seen. Bayern, Liverpool, and Roma will be hoping to put an end to Spanish dominance in the tournament – last 4 winners were either Real or Barcelona.
Huge European matches are coming our way once again and the drama is guaranteed as 4 teams are just 3 matches away from lifting the Europa League trophy. Arsenal lock horns with another heavyweight in a mouthwatering tie against Atletico Madrid in a bid to make a farewell to remember to legendary Arsene Wenger. Diego Simeone and his side are definitely a huge ask, having experience in the tournament and being undefeated since they joined the tournament in February. In the other match, Olympique Marseille will be looking to make most of the French home advantage in the Final, as the last game is going to be played in Lyon. Against them will be the surprise package of this years cup – RB Salzburg who caused a great comeback against Lazio in the Quarter-finals.
European best 4 teams were decided a fortnight ago and we are going to see which of the teams will make one step closer to the final game in Kyiv next month. Liverpool is hosting the sensation of the tournament Roma and European heavyweights are facing again each other in Munich for another Bayer v Real classic. So will Real claim a historic 3rd title in a row or can one of the other teams put a dent in their hopes for eternal glory?
After witnessing incredible drama in the Quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and see great comebacks by Roma and Juventus, now football fans will look forward to more entertainment in the UEFA Europa League 2nd legs. Lazio, Atletico Madrid, and Arsenal are with one foot in the Semi-finals, but as seen earlier this week – nothing must be taken for granted. Marseille & Leipzig will collide in another French-German classic and the hosts will be looking forward progressing to the final as the venue for the final match is set in Lyon.
After the fascinating 4 Quarter-finals being played and some of the participants gaining a significant advantage in their ties its time to decide who the last 4 teams will be. Real Madrid, Bayern Munchen, Barcelona, and Liverpool are in the driving seat to secure their spot in the Semi-finals, but their opponents will want to make one last strong European appearance before focusing on the home competitions and plans for next season.
The crunch time in the UEFA Europa League is upon us and 8 teams are already trying to reach this year’s final in Lyon and a possible participation in the group stage of UEFA Champions League next season. Favorites Arsenal and Atletico Madrid play at home and will be looking to gain an advantage in their ties against CSKA Moskva and Sporting CP respectively. Marseille is the only French team left in the competition which can participate in the final on French soil. Lazio faces at home one of the surprise packages of the tournament – RB Salzburg.
The Champions League is returning and it’s bringing up the last 8 of the competition with some eye-catching clashes are coming your way this week. Juventus entertain Real Madrid in last year’s final re-match, all English affair at Anfield where Liverpool face in-form Manchester City, Barcelona will be looking to live up the expectations of being one of the competition’s favorites when they face Roma. Sevilla will continue dreaming big against Bayern Munich.
After the disappointing collapse in the playoffs, managerial merry-go-round during the past few years and turmoil in the Italian Football Association, many asked: “What now for the Azzurri?”. One of the most loved and successful national teams in the world will miss out on the World Cup 2018 in Russia and will not feature on a major tournament for the first time in more than 50 years. The nation with famous World Cup wins and dramatic displays won with the likes of legendary players such as Fabio Cannavaro, Alessandro Del Piero, Paolo Maldini, Dino Zoff and many many others now will have to rely on a whole new generation of uprising players. We will take a look at some of the Italian young guns. Italy suffered the darkest moment in its modern history as a goalless draw at San Siro against Sweden signed the verdict that they will miss out the forum in Russia.
The most important part of the season is approaching, but all football stars will have their sights set for the biggest footballing occasion during the summer – the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. Some of the biggest favorites clashed between in each other in what might be considered boring international fixtures by some fans, but players and coaches will definitely look to them as much important preparation for the tournament. We will take a look what we’ve learned during the past week from the performance of the biggest footballing nations.