The first legs of the quarterfinals in the Copa Libertadores, South America's Champions League, all ended in single goal victories. But there is no doubt as to who was the big winner of the week.
There were 1-0 wins for Emelec of Ecuador over Tigres of Mexico, Santa Fe of Colombia over Internacional of Brazil and for Guarani of Paraguay over Racing of Argentina. But Brazilian side Cruzeiro's 1-0 win over River Plate of Argentina has much more value. Cruzeiro were the away side. All the others were...
Premier League Spotlight previews the weekend's top-flight fixtures, highlighting the key points to keep an eye on as the action unfolds.
Arsenal vs. West Brom
Aston Villa vs. Burnley
Chelsea vs. Sunderland
Crystal Palace vs. Swansea
Everton vs. Tottenham
Hull vs. Man Utd
Leicester vs. QPR
Man City vs. Southampton
Newcastle vs. West Ham
Stoke vs. Liverpool
Relegation from the Premier League is not the worst thing ever. Really, it isn't. Sure, it stings and forces an adult's eyes to leak, but then after unburying your red face from the safety of your scarf you realise you're headed for arguably a better, purer place. The Championship is a very...
When Juventus last appeared in the Champions League final, the team was captained by Alessandro Del Piero. The year was 2003, Del Piero was appearing in his fourth European Cup final in seven years and Juventus seemed destined to contend for European titles for years to come.
But Juve's fortunes turned with the Calciopoli scandal in 2006, in which the club was relegated to Italy's Serie B as a result of allegedly manipulating referee selections. The club failed to reach another Champions League...
Twelve months ago, Barcelona were forced to watch Atletico Madrid celebrate their La Liga title at the Camp Nou on the final day of the season. Sunday, the Catalans returned the favour as their 1-0 win at the Vicente Calderon ensured the Liga trophy would return to Barcelona.
In 1958, Juventus president Umberto Agnelli asked the Italian Football Federation if they could commemorate the fact his side had won their 10th Scudetti by stitching a gold star on their shirts. A tradition was born. Fifty seven years later, his son Andrea will now request that they inaugurate a silver one to mark the club's 10th Coppa Italia.
La Decima, as Tuttosport were calling it on Thursday morning, has been a long time coming. Twice the Old Lady had to file away her application for the stella...