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Video: Luis Suarez jokingly tries to bite Lionel Messi at UEFA Best Player ceremony
Video: Luis Suarez jokingly tries to bite Lionel Messi at UEFA Best Player ceremony

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo made the final shortlist for UEFA Best Player 2015 Barcelona striker Luis Suarez appeared to jokingly bite his club team-mate Lionel Messi backstage at the Champions League Draw. The night also included a UEFA Player of the Year award ceremony. The award went to Lionel Messi in the end but it is testament to an impressive season that the former Liverpool man had that had him standing on the st

Aug 31 2015
5 Big teams who could exit in Champions League group stages
5 Big teams who could exit in Champions League group stages

The Champion’s League group stage was drawn on Thursday and with the groups followed the discussions of who can make it out and who will be left either in the Europa League or watching it all from home midweek when the knockout rounds come around. Football loves a shock and sometimes the big teams can fall victim to them if they fail to click or put teams to the sword when in control. Also, if you lose key players and fail to replace them

Aug 31 2015
5 Player/manager returns to watch out for in Champions League
5 Player/manager returns to watch out for in Champions League

The group stage draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League gave us all a lot of reasons to be excited, after throwing up a number of mouth-watering encounters between clubs deemed to be among the best in Europe. However, the teams will not be the only ones grabbing the headlines as the draw has also set the stage for some fascinating sub-plots. As we see in almost every Champions League edition, there will be players and managers drawn agai

Aug 30 2015
Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award
Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Lionel Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe  Lionel Messi’s contribution to FC Barcelona’s treble-winning campaign last season has been recognised by UEFA as they awarded him the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the second time. The little magician finished ahead of club-mate Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo who also made it to the three-man shortlist. On Thursday night in Monaco, Messi became the first ever pla

Aug 29 2015
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for

The draws for the 2015/16 Champions Leaue group stage were conducted yesterday in Monaco and have produced some really tentalizing match-ups, coupled with a few reunions.  With certain new rules and regulations to be abided by, this season’s first round draw have pitted teams against the ones whom they have seldomly clashed with, or otherwise, never at all. Some teams were given a staright-forward start whereas for some, a cumbersome task of

Malmo website crashed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Champions League return
Malmo website crashed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Champions League return

Ibrahimovic had 40 appearances for Malmo in which he found the back of the net on 16 occasions. The website of Swedish club Malmo FF crashed following the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who started his career playing for the Swedish champions, will return to his homeland to take part in the group stage match with PSG. PSG were pitted against Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo FF in group A after the draw for the Champions League g

Aug 29 2015
7 Most dominant European teams that didn't win the treble
7 Most dominant European teams that didn't win the treble

Winning a treble of any sort is a great achievement to be lauded, indeed. For many teams, silverware is to be celebrated with the utmost joy and jubilation after a long season of hard work and dedication – but sometimes there can be those who come so close to achieving something extra that their accomplishments lose some of that special shine. Having the Champions League trophy or Europa League crown slip away from one's grasp at the final hu

Aug 28 2015
Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era
Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era

Barcelona won their 5th Champions League title in 2015 The Champions League action is back on the football timeline with all the 8 groups confirmed after the group stage draw took place in Monaco on Thursday. Reigning champions Barcelona and the returning three-time European winners Manchester United were handed favourable draws in the competition. The Blaugranas plan to become the first team to win the prestigious tournament in two c

Aug 28 2015