Friday, April 11, 2008

Europe: Champions League

The German goalkeeper insists he could have prevented Arsenal from crashing out of the Champions League
I could have saved Arsenal, claims Lehmann

It is coming to something when the biggest danger about facing Barcelona in a European semi-final is complacency
Strife at the Nou Camp means there has never been a better time to take on Barcelona

May 26 1999. A date inscribed across the mind of every Manchester United player as the one to aspire to. Every player, that is, except Owen Hargreaves...
Hargreaves rediscovers European purpose

Those men dreaming of the Champions League final have differing ways of psyching themselves up for combat. Joe Cole plays keepie-uppie. Wayne Rooney smashes a ball against the wall outside the dressing room. Sami Hyypia plugs into his iPod and loses himself in a nu-metal world of Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit
British clubs must savour Champions League

The Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, yesterday appealed to sceptical fans to "replace fear with hope"
Laporta appeals to Barcelona fans to back a club

Michael Essien tells David Hytner why he won't accept another Champions League defeat against Liverpool
Pain of the past fuels Essien's dream

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