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Champions League Review 09/10

Soccerlens looks at the 2009/2010 Champions League season, from the format changes to the upsets, sublime attacking performances and their masterful tactical counterbalances, and of course, destiny.

09/10 La Liga Review: Barcelona conquers, Galacticos denied glory & the rest of Spain...

As 08/09 ended, Barcelona were roundly recognized as the world’s greatest team. They had dominated in La Liga, claimed the Spanish Cup, and comfortably...

09/10 Serie A Review: Five-times Inter, the rise of Roma, the fall of Juventus...

Serie A is a league of pragmatists. There are pragmatic coaches, who specialise in delivering results rather than entertainment. There are pragmatic...

09/10 Europa League Review

It is easy to forget that this season’s Europa League was in its inaugural year. After picking up an undesirable yet understandable reputation...

09/10 Bundesliga Review

For a long time, European football fans regarded the Bundesliga as the backwater home of poor defending and psychotic goalkeepers.  It was a league...

2009/2010 Premier League Review

Congratulations then to Chelsea, who have emerged as rightful Champions, with 27 wins, 86 points, and 103 goals in the bank. For a...

Hats off to humble Hodgson

Fulham's opponents on the 12th May will be Atletico Madrid. Aletico and Fulham are diametric opposites, the former loaded with individual talent but lacking organisation, the latter a unit greater than the sum of their parts. Who will triumph in Hamburg?