Tottenham have qualified for the last-16 of the Europa League after beating Lyon 3-2 on aggregate.
Panathinaikos have the chance to qualify for the Europa League knockout stage if they can overcome Tottenham at White Hart Lane tonight.
Following Olympiakos’ match with Arsenal in the Champions League on Wednesday, it is the turn of Panathinaikos to take on north London opposition.
Matias Degra, the 29-year-old goalkeeper from Cordoba, is making a name for himself in the Cypriot game – and now in Europe – as the man who cannot be beaten from the penalty spot.
While Porto’s powerhouse Joao Moutinho was Andre Villas-Boas primary target during the summer, the Brazilian’s ability to spread the play while also possessing the capability to beat several players could have made him a more viable option.
Cast your eye to the fiercely independent Basque country, and capital club Athletic Bilbao are emerging as a genuine threat to Spain’s established power couple.
A new year represents a time to repent those sins of the past. For Greek football, those remnants of match fixing and corruption still linger over the country with efforts to clear its name far from complete just yet.
Villas-Boas has been in management from an age when most kids’ knowledge of the game is restricted to dedicated hours of Football Manager.
Today either AFC Ajax or FC Twente will win the Dutch league title. It just so happens that they will play each other on the final day in a dramatic climax to the season.
Uefa’s Financial Fair Play regulations won’t wipe out the tradition of benefactor involvement in football. They will merely lead to bans from European competition for clubs whose owners want to spend lots of their own money building up those clubs. Those who want to spend freely can do so, but be [...]
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