UEFA Champions League - Soccer Analysis

Future Fans, Legacy Supporters, An Eventual Return To The Status Quo

by Yu Miyagawa

Apr 23, 2021 1:20 PM

In an age of hyperbole, we immediately recognized the significance of the potential Super League. But the day of truth was still surreal even considering the years of rumors that prepared our reactions for when theory turned reality. Read more »

Tags: Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Internazionale, Juventus, RB Leipzig, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, A.C. Milan, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, UEFA Champions League

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This Champions League Will Be The Ultimate Spectrum Of Interpretation

by Colin McGowan

Jul 21, 2020 8:49 PM

It's unclear what this particular title is going to mean. It is certainly something, upon which we will probably never totally agree. Read more »

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Atleti Beating Liverpool Defies Expectation, Explanation

by Colin McGowan

Mar 12, 2020 3:17 PM

Liverpool were doing what they needed to do to come out on top. Dominating possession, driving Atleti into their own box, pulling even before halftime, working Jan Oblak, finally breaking through early in extra time. It was all very intelligible. Read more »

Tags: Atlético Madrid, Liverpool, UEFA Champions League

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2019 Champions League Final Match Abstract: Liverpool 2, Spurs 0

by Yu Miyagawa

Our MOTM goes to Alisson for his late saves, but credit Virgil van Dijk for his calming influence. Those two players changed Liverpool from being an exciting team in the wrong way of giving up late leads, to seeing out their first Champions League win since 2005. Read more »
The Delight Of An Unexpected Champions League Final

by Colin McGowan

This will be a colorful clash of styles, and at the end of it we're going to see a European champion who hasn't summited that mountain in a while (Liverpool) or ever (Spurs). Read more »
Neymar, PSG & Using The Champions League As The Measure

by Yu Miyagawa

The Champions League switched from being a glamour trophy to the single defining symbol of a side's season. Nowhere is that more true than Paris Saint-Germain. Read more »
20 Months Lost In One Match: Pep Guardiola Turns Pragmatic In Europe

by Yu Miyagawa

Singular matches decided by a moment or mistake adds to the mystique of the Champions League, however incompatible it may be with Pep Guardiola's thinking. Read more »
Match Control, Full Concentration And English Teams Breaking Through

by Yu Miyagawa

The question of why Premier League sides fail to make it to later rounds of the Champions League inspires various levels of analysis and theories, but it wasn't always this way. Read more »
Ten Key Players Of The 2016 Champions League Final

by Christopher Reina & Yu Miyagawa

Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid meet in their second Champions League Final in two years. We pick five players per side to feature who will play an outsized role in the match. Read more »
Atletico's Unwavering Underdog Ethic

by Colin McGowan

Atlético are proud of needing to suffer in a way their European peers don't, and that pride filters out into the stands at the Calderón and whatever parts of Madrid are indeed red and white. Read more »
Champions League Final Preview

by Christopher Reina & Yu Miyagawa

Examining how Barcelona and Juventus were built, how they reached the Final and how each club can win the ultimate prize in Berlin. Read more »
Champions League Semifinals Preview

by Christopher Reina

For Barcelona to win the Champions League, they will have to defeat their former legendary manager and then very possibly their biggest rival in what would be a Clasico in Berlin. Read more »
United As Underdogs

by Christopher Reina

Moyes, Rooney, van Persie, De Gea and Giggs manufactured an improbable comeback against Olympiacos at Old Trafford to save United's season. Read more »

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