It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Yesterday's Dinamo Zagreb-Dynamo Kyiv Champions League match in Croatia found itself being played under those most beautiful of conditions: a massive snowfall that blanketed the pitch. (It led to one of the prettiest delayed games you'll see in awhile.) In the end, a stoppage-time penalty allowed Zagreb to earn a 1-1… » 12/05/12 9:00am 12/05/12 9:00am

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