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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
Jose Mourinho bemoaned Chelsea's inability to put away its chances, especially during the first half of its 1-1 draw against Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg in Istanbul on Wednesday. Chelsea started the game with an early 1-0 lead thanks to striker Fernando Torres, but the ... Read the whole story
Carlo Ancelotti admitted that "everything came off" for Real Madrid as the Spanish La Liga leader crushed Schalke 04, 6-1, in Gelsenkirchen in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg on Wednesday. Real romped thanks to a trio of braces from Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and 2013 Ballon d'Or ... Read the whole story
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger thinks it is too soon to judge whether English teams are in decline using evidence from the poor outings each of England's four UEFA Champions League participants endured during their Round of 16 first-leg clashes. Chelsea, which drew 1-1 at Galatasaray, was the only team that ... Read the whole story
Roberto Mancini thinks Galatasaray has a 40 percent chance of progressing to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals after seeing his team draw the first game of its two-game round of 16 series with Chelsea 1-1 in Istanbul on Wednesday. Mancini admitted that Chelsea started the game stronger but he noted ... Read the whole story
Adidas is launching the world's first knitted soccer cleat in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Called the Samba primeknit, the new shoes are expected to be worn by the likes of Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Gareth Bale. Suarez is set to ... Read the whole story
Chelsea on Thursday became the latest international soccer team to join a first-of-its-kind marketing campaign featuring a collaboration between the Fox TV show "The Simpsons" and world club powerhouses Barcelona, Juventus, FC Porto, Zenit St Petersburg, Corinthians, and Boca Juniors. The Premier League giant will join these other clubs in ... Read the whole story
Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored two goals and assisted two others during Real Madrid's 6-1 demolition of Schalke 04 in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg in Gelsenkirchen on Wednesday, has said that he didn't deserve the three-game he received after being sent off against Athletic Bilbao in ... Read the whole story
The Guardian is reporting that Manchester United striker Robin van Persie could seek to leave the Red Devils this summer. According to the report, the Dutchman has no release clause in a contract that will have two years left in July and United could try to resist any attempt by ... Read the whole story


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