Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal, Atlético Madrid vs. AC Milan, Scribes, Víctor Valdés, Neymar, More MLS

The Chaaaaaampeeeeeoooonnnnnss! Yes, it's back today. Europe's (and the planet's) top club competition returns on this fair Tuesday. So Arsenal go to Munich down 0 - 2 from the first leg. Miguel Delaney reminds us that there have been only six occasions when a side have still gone through a tie after losing the first leg at home. Meanwhile, Milan go to Madrid down 0 - 1. Miguel Delaney reminds us...

Here's your lot for this afternoon. Remember that clocks have not yet changed in Europe so kick-offs are at 3:45 EDT.

Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal: Preview
Atlético Madrid vs. AC Milan: Preview
Daniel Taylor in Munich: Arsenal Await Mission Impossible
Kevin Palmer: Five Talking Points

Remember Adel Taarabt? Talented QPR guy who flitted in and out of matches and seemed mentally absent at times? Well, he's thriving at Milan. Loftus Road to the San Siro. A move we'd all like to make, right? Lucky bastard.

That league...
Major League Soccer: Five Things We Learned This Weekend
Major League Soccer: Power Rankings
Major League Soccer: Power Ranking II
Major League Soccer: Best XI

Check out Ribery in the background...

The Big Interview this week is with Barcelona's keeper Víctor Valdés. And the interviewer is Sid Lowe. Enjoy.

Scribe Time!
Where? Spain. Who? Sid Lowe. What? Vultures circle around Camp Nou

Where? Brazil Who? Tim Vickery. What? Path clear for Brazil v Argentina final

Where? Italy. Who? Paolo Bandini. What? Napoli stick to script against Roma

Where? Germany. Who? Raphael Honigstein. What? Hoeness, honesty and the Werder Bremen penalty that was, then wasn't

Where? Germany. Who? Uli Hesse. What? Lives lived for football

Oh, boy. It's Tuesday so that must mean Monday Musings from Gab Marcotti. This week it's Man City's rot, Barca's slump, Bayern's record push, more.

So this Neymar thing. We've not really covered it because it's about money and it's not on the pitch, and, frankly, we don't care. But David Bond has an excellent article about how the investigation began and how it's damaged the brand of the club. Read.

The Guardian has this series of World Cup moments or something. Here's No. 5: Zinedine Zidane's head-butt

Enjoy the action this afternoon.



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