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Europa League group stage draw: Liverpool, Dortmund get easy draws
Europa League group stage draw: Liverpool, Dortmund get easy draws

Winners of the Europa LEague get a direct pass to the Champions League for the following season The Europa League draw followed the Champions League draw that was held yesterday. The less glamorous cousin of the biggest European club stage of all features a plethora of big names this time. The likes of Ajax, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Athletic Bilbao and Schalke will surely be among the top contenders in the league, perhaps to be reconsi

Aug 28 2015
Borussia Dortmund 7-2 Odds BK: Four things we learnt as BVB canter into Europa League group stage
Borussia Dortmund 7-2 Odds BK: Four things we learnt as BVB canter into Europa League group stage

Resurgent Borussia Dortmund cantered their way into this season’s Europa League as they creamed Norwegian visitors Odds BK by 7-2 at Signal Iduna Park, to win the play-off round with an insane aggregate score of 11-5. Having been put to the sword in the first leg in Norway when the hosts raced to a 3-0 lead inside 22 minutes, Die Borussen valiantly fought back to turn the tables around by pumping in four goals by the end o

Aug 28 2015
Borussia Dortmund obliterate Odds BK 7-2 (11-5 agg) to confirm Europa League group stage qualification
Borussia Dortmund obliterate Odds BK 7-2 (11-5 agg) to confirm Europa League group stage qualification

The players applauded the fans for their immense support during the tie Marco Reus helped himself to a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund in full flow brushed aside Norwegian side Odds BK 7-2 (11-5 on aggregate) to progress to the Europa League group stage. Shinji Kagawa also got a brace, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan rounded off the scoring for the German side. Thomas Tuchel’s men seemed to be in trouble when they visited N

Aug 28 2015
0-3 down to 4-3 up! Dortmund overturn incredible scoreline in Europa League qualifier
0-3 down to 4-3 up! Dortmund overturn incredible scoreline in Europa League qualifier

Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrate scoring a goal Borussia Dortmund won their Europa League qualifier first leg against Odds Ballklubb 4-3 after going down 0-3 in the opening 22 minutes.  The visitors, who travelled without Marco Reus, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Lukasz Piszczek were stunned by the Norwegian side who they scored three goals by completely opening up Borussia Dortmu

Aug 21 2015
UEFA club coefficient rankings: Real Madrid on top, Manchester United way behind in 20th position
UEFA club coefficient rankings: Real Madrid on top, Manchester United way behind in 20th position

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are the three most consistent sides in Europe UEFA has released the latest European Club coefficient rankings ahead of the 2015/16 European season. Real Madrid continue to stay at the top of the rankings while Barcelona and Bayern Munich have switched positions, the German club leapfrogging the Spaniards into 2nd position. The UEFA club coefficient rankings takes into account the resu

5 clubs that can use Arda Turan in the first half of the 2015/16 season
5 clubs that can use Arda Turan in the first half of the 2015/16 season

The signing of Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid is starting to present hitherto unforeseen problems for FC Barcelona. In the wake of the transfer ban, which disallows the Blaugrana from fielding any new signings till January 2016, the management at the Catalan club have a dilemma as to what the best plan of action would be for the Turkish international for the next six months. Manager Luis Enrique is adamant that this time will be most well-spe

Jul 29 2015
5 most exciting matches from the 2014-15 season
5 most exciting matches from the 2014-15 season

The reasons to watch football are endless. There is the obvious commitment to support one’s team and defend it in the face of rival fans as well as the equally important obligation to enjoy watching rival teams lose with their fans whining and complaining (there are always, of course, rival players we secretly have an unhealthy liking for and so we use this as a premise to watch them play). The quest for following promising young

Jul 5 2015
Sevilla confirm capture of Yevhen Konoplyanka
Sevilla confirm capture of Yevhen Konoplyanka

Yevhen Konoplyanka and Sevilla have finally reached an agreement  Sevilla have confirmed that they have agreed personal terms with Ukrainian international Yevhen Konoplyanka, subject to a medical. Dnipro has not made any official statement regarding the 25-year-old, but the player’s name has not been listed in the first team squad put up on their official website. The two teams, who contested the 2014/15 Europa League final

Jul 4 2015
UEFA planning to attract new investors after easing Financial Fair Play rules
UEFA planning to attract new investors after easing Financial Fair Play rules

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino wants to encourage investors in football UEFA’s executive committee has voted to relax some of the restrictions on club spending, with the objective of attracting new investment, according to a report in Sky Sports. The new changes, set to come into effect from July 1, will see the Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations being strengthened and expanded, yet at the same time ensuring its primary int

Jun 30 2015
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