Man, it was one busy weekend, wasn’t it? While you catch a glimpse of the greatest accidental goal you’ll ever see, catch up on what else you missed over the weekend and what to look forward to this week.
UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup Semifinal Previews
We’re down to the last four in Europe’s club cup competitions, and Soccerlens is where it’s at for UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup previews and more. We’ve got a comprehensive UEFA Champions League semifinal preview, along with a Manchester United-Arsenal preview and a Barcelona-Chelsea preview as well.
The UEFA Cup semifinals promise to be quite cracking, with one showdown between fierce Ukrainian rivals and another between fierce German rivals. We look ahead to both mouth-watering semifinals with a Werder Bremen-Hamburg SV preview and a Dynamo Kiev-Shakhtar Donetsk preview.
Also, on Tuesday, we’ll have a Barcelona v. Chelsea live blog, and then on Wednesday, we’ll be bringing you Manchester United v. Arsenal live match commentary.
And if you don’t have enough Champions League previews, over at The Chelsea Blog, you can check out a three-way preview of the can’t miss semi between Barca and Chelsea with renowned football journalist Guillem Balague, Chelsea D of TCB, and Nic Aldam from Barcelona blog FCB News.
Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Chelsea are all fighting for a chance to be in the final in Rome a month from now, and thanks to Footbo, you could be there to see the final. In person. At the Stadio Olimpico.
Howard Webb’s under a lot of scrutiny for his controversial penalty decision that helped kick-start Manchester United’s roaring comeback against Tottenham on Saturday, but that wasn’t the only controversial refereeing decision in the Premier League on the weekend.
Webb or not, Manchester United’s five-star comeback against Tottenham was something to behold, and in case you missed it (or just want to watch again), you can relive the spectacle in its splendor (and shock).
It’s already garnering its fair share of criticism, but Ryan Giggs has been named this season’s PFA Player of the Year. Meanwhile, Aston Villa’s Ashley Young has scooped up the Young Player of the Year award.
Ryan Babel might think he’s got the sickest rap skills in the Premier League, but another Ryan from the northwest might well be able to give him a run for his money.
Barcelona might have had one hand on the La Liga championship trophy all season long, but after their draw at Valencia and Real Madrid’s comeback win at Sevilla, the title is still very much up in the air.
Bayern Munich haven’t quite lived up to expectations under Jurgen Klinsmann this season, and after this weekend’s home defeat to Schalke 04, Bayern’s decided enough is enough and given Klinsmann the boot. Was it the right move, or was Klinsmann not given enough time?
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