Wednesday, October 01, 2014

PSG Beat Barcelona, Chelsea Win in Lisbon, Man City & Roma Draw in Front of Empty Seats, Remembering Raul, Today's Previews

He's 38 years of age...

How is it Hump Day already?! Time flies when you're...oh, time always flies these days, it would seem. Anyhoo, yesterday proved most enjoyable as the Champions League offered up some solid action. The PSG/Barcelona clash featured some lovely end-to-end stuff, with the Paris side managing to hang on despite the Catalonian onslaught. And everyone's favorite Roman God Francisco Totti scored at the Etihad to ensure his side returned to the Eternal City with a precious point. Let's hit it!

Sporting Lisbon 0 - 1 Chelsea: Dominic Fifield at the Estádio José Alvalade

Paris Saint-Germain 3 - 2 Barcelona

Manchester City 1 - 1 Roma: Daniel Taylor at the Etihad Stadium
Jamie Jackson: Five Talking Points

Everyone knows that since Sir Alex's retirement, Arsene Wenger is now the longest serving manager in the Premier League (by a long shot). He's now been in charge for 18 years. A few of us at SSN Headquarters remember how different things were when he took over. John Cross's 18 Points From 18 Years of Arsene Wenger covers some of those changes. Miguel Delaney, meanwhile, is taking a look at the current (and seemingly omnipresent) looming issue for the Arsenal gaffer: Injuries.

Jayoncé and Golden Balls enjoy the action in Paris...

Messi and Ronaldo will break Raul's record for most Champions League goals this season. It'll happen. So, let's take a moment to remember Raul.

Today's Champions League action looks like this: Atlético Madrid vs. Juventus, Arsenal vs. Galatasaray, and Basel vs. Liverpool. There are others, of course, but these look best on paper. Here's what you need to know:

Atlético Madrid vs. Juventus

Arsenal vs. Galatasaray

Basel vs. Liverpool

And finally...let's conclude with Martin Tyler's Stats and Facts, shall we? Do you know that last time Liverpool fielded an all-British starting 11? Hmmm?



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