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Chelsea vs Benfica: Match Report

Summary A third European final in a row for Chelsea looked to be heading for extra-time after a Benfica penalty had levelled up Fernando Torres’s second-half goal, but with stoppage time underway, Branislav Ivanovic’s superb header won the Europa League. Both halves followed a similar pattern, more possession and territorial advantage for the Portuguese side butFrank Lampard came […]

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Real top football’s money league… again

Real Madrid remain top of world football’s “money league” after becoming the first club in sport to earn more than 500m euros in a season. Revenue of 512.6m euros (£430.4m) in 2011-12 enabled them to lead Deloitte’s list for the eighth straight season. Barcelona were second, while Manchester United, in third, were one of seven […]

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Disproportionate – The gap between Europe’s elite and the rest

Celtic’s 2-1 upset win over Barcelona on Wednesday prompted some to describe it as the “second greatest night in the history of the club” after — presumably — that night in 1967 when 11 men born within a few miles of Parkhead went out and became champions of Europe.  That generated some interesting discussion, as you would […]

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