Shakhtar Donetsk Is Not Ukrainian For "Good Sportsmanship," Takes…

In a stunt that has soccer traditionalists around the globe shaking their heads, today's UEFA Champions League match between Nordsjælland and Shakhtar Donetsk is bathed in controversy as Shakhtar's Willian took advantage of a drop-ball to fire a long-range pass to Luiz Adriano who raced past a baffled Nordsjælland… » 11/20/12 3:57pm 11/20/12 3:57pm

Oscar's Long-Range Volley Gave Chelsea A Halftime Lead

Brazilian wunderkind Oscar is off to a fantastic start for Chelsea, leading the Blues with extraordinary goals in UEFA Champions League play. We featured one of them a few weeks ago, but we're also impressed with his goal today against Shakhtar Dontesk. Sure, keeper Andriy Pyatov is mostly to blame—his mistake let… » 11/07/12 3:53pm 11/07/12 3:53pm

On The Cusp Of Elimination, Manchester City Supporters Had No Answers

Reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City have struggled representing their nation in Champions League play, and a loss to Dutch side Ajax yesterday would have eliminated them from the competition entirely. That loss looked increasingly likely after Siem de Jong's early brace put Ajax up 2-0, a score… » 11/07/12 9:40am 11/07/12 9:40am

Champions League Pitch Invader In Kiev May Have Cost His Team The Match

Today's UEFA Champions League action featured one of the more boneheaded Idiots On The Field we've seen of late. Following last week's Idiot who ran out onto the field during a live football play, this would-be soccer star rushed onto the pitch in Kiev during Dynamo's match against Porto—only to run right into his… » 11/06/12 6:40pm 11/06/12 6:40pm

Lionel Messi Couldn't Hide Being Shocked When Barcelona Found…

Barcelona's home leg of their UEFA Champions League tie with Celtic was supposed to be easy—let Barça's superstars overwhelm the Scottish champs and build an early lead. That isn't how it worked, though, as a 17th-minute Celtic goal silenced the Camp Nou crowd—and superstar Lionel Messi. Barça would eventually equalize… » 10/24/12 9:00am 10/24/12 9:00am

Barcelona Scores With 45 Seconds Left In Stoppage Time To Seize…

Barcelona avoided a home draw against Celtic when Jordi Alba tucked in a curl from Adriano in the closing seconds and claimed a 2-1 win over the Scottish side in Champions League action. Celtic actually held a 1-0 lead for much of the first half, albeit against the run of play as the heavily-favored Barcelona club… » 10/23/12 4:48pm 10/23/12 4:48pm

Oscar Put Chelsea Up 2-0 On Juventus With One Of The Most Marvelous…

Chelsea won a massive bidding war for 21-year-old Brazilian star Oscar this summer, luring the midfielder away from Internacional for £25 million. It's proving to be a smart purchase, as his two early goals have put the Blues up 2-1 at the half on Juventus in their UEFA Champions League bout today at Stamford Bridge.… » 9/19/12 3:35pm 9/19/12 3:35pm