Champions League, Matchday 3, Full Time Report

After a dizzying display of goal-scoring prowess in Tuesday’s Champions League fixtures, Wednesday’s matches delivered only a fraction of the drama and intrigue. Real Madrid appeared poised to equal the seven-goal feats of Bayern Munich and Shakhtar Donetsk (7-1 and 7-nil winners on Tuesday, respectively) after scoring three in the first half at Anfield (Cristiano…

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Spain: How Far Will La Roja Fall?

After a four-year span in which Spain won two European Championships (2008, 2012), one World Cup (2010) and were virtually unbeatable, the fury is fading from La Furia Roja.   Yes, nucleus members of those teams have either retired from international football (Xavi Hernandez, David Villa, Xabi Alonso), retired altogether (Carles Puyol) or are in…

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