Thursday, October 03, 2013

Bayern Dominate City, United Draw, Tube Map, Americans Abroad

Ja! Manchester City were blown off their own pitch by reigning Champions League Champions Bayern Munich. That Joe Hart sucked made little difference. The gap in class was striking. Guess who made the trip up to the Etihad? Why, Barney Ronay, of course. And John Brewin has Three Things on his mind following the Bayern masterclass.

The other side of Manchester were in action as well. They were out in Ukraine to face Shak. It ended 1-1. Jonathan Wilson has a nice piece comparing the situations of the two Manchester clubs. United = Improved. City = Not Improved.

Other matches included Yank Abroad Sacha Kljestan and his Anderlecht side getting pummeled at home by Olympiakos, Ronaldo and Di Maria bracing themselves in Real's rout of Copenhagan, Juve and Gala drawing, and The Zlatan grabbing two of his own in PSG's victory at home over Benfica. Here's a nice summation of all of yesterday's action. And here's a Podcast in case you're interested. Since Matchday Two is now complete, let's look at Five Things We Learned.

In other "news," The Football Association and London Underground have teamed up to create a reworked Tube map to mark their joint 150th anniversaries. All 367 Tube, Docklands Light Railway and Overground stations have been named after footballers and officials. Here's a link to the whole thing. Enjoy standing in the dark in a packed car for 23 minutes between Teddy Sheringham and Wayne Rooney stations.

That other European tournament takes place today. Here are Five Things to Know about the Europa League. Here are some previews. Spurs, Swansea, and Wigan are all in action.

Let's take a moment to check in on Americans Abroad with the latest installment of Americans Abroad.

Phil McNulty was at the Emirates yesterday. He's a good writer. Let's read.

Let's conclude,


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