Thursday, December 12, 2013

Final 16 Set, Keano/Vieira Video, Jonathan Wilson in Argentina, Ajax Fans Stabbed in Milan

The Napoli faithful honor their hero.
Woof! Quite the afternoon yesterday as Group F went down to the wire. The drama we expected arrived in the shape of two late Napoli goals and one late Dortmund goal. In the end, Dortmund topped the group, Arsenal finished second, and the Napoli players cried in the dressing room. David Hytner was at Stadio San Paolo. Back in London, Chelsea secured top spot in Group E with a narrow win over Steaua Bucharest. Dominic Fifield was at Stamford Bridge. Did you know that Champions League history was made because all four German sides advanced? It's true. Raphael Honigstein takes a gander at das success of das Bundesliga. Of course, someone has to take a hit for that to happen. That someone? Italy.

Here's some additional fun: 10 Talking Points (Yes!) Matchday Six Review (Thank you!) Permutations (OK!)

The final eight clubs that have advanced: 

Group E
1. Chelsea
2. Schalke 04

Group F
1. Borussia Dortmund
2. Arsenal

Group G
1. Atlético Madrid
2. Zenit St. Petersburg

Group H
1. Barcelona
2. AC Milan

The draw will take place on Monday with Manchester City and Arsenal nervous about the giants that lay in wait...

Smashing! Right, then. It's been far too long since we checked in on Argentina's domestic league. It's such a shit show down there with all the violence and corruption that you never know if they'll actually play matches or simply shoot each other. Thankfully, Jonathan Wilson is willing to take a look at what appears to be a fantastic finale to the Torneo Inicial.

Man. We were able to catch some of the Patrick Vieira/Roy Keane One-On-One last night. It aired in the UK and we viewed via 101 Great Goals. Spend some time with this -- it's fantastic. Do it.

Britain football's rich list? Try and enjoy. Featuring such luminaries as Ashely Young, John Terry, James Milner, and Cashley Cole. Barf.



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