Friday, May 29, 2015

Heysel at 30, FA Cup Final, Copa del Rey Final, German DFB Pokal Final, Serie A

Brussels - May 29 - 1985

There goes another week. Where did it go? Nobody knows. We're going to begin today on a sad note. It's been 30 years since the disaster at Heysel. Let's take some time to look back. It deserves our attention:

The FA Cup Final is tomorrow. Arsenal are attempting to win it for the second year running. It's at Wembley, of course, and can be viewed in the United States on FOX at 12:30 p.m. EDT. Here's what you need to prepare:

Arsenal vs. Aston Villa: Preview
Arsenal vs. Aston Villa - The FA Cup final's four key battles

It's the next step in the march for The Treble for Barcelona. The league is won, the Champions League Final awaits, but's the Copa del Rey Final vs. Athletic Bilbao! Here's your Preview.

Raphael Honigstein is in Germany, and according to Raphael, Jürgen Klopp plans a super-cool German Cup final for his Borussia Dortmund farewell. We don't doubt it!

It's the final installment of 2014-2015 Serie A this weekend. Napoli play Lazio with a Champions League spot at stake, and James Horncastle says the match is critical to Rafa Benitez's legacy in Naples. Here's a Weekend Preview, along with some story lines to follow on the final weekend in Italy.

FIFA? Today we've chosen to ignore that bologna. With one exception: Barney Ronay. OK, OK, there's more in Backheel Breakfast, too. Here:

There's a Joy of Six this week. It's Curtailed Football Careers. Michael Bridges, anyone?

Major League Soccer. Here's a Weekend Preview. Here's another Weekend Preview.

That's it! Have a good one.



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