FC Cologne hasn’t won the Bundesliga since 1978. They are currently ranked 122nd in the UEFA club rankings, and they’re the mighty Arsenal’s opponent in the Europa League tonight, something Gooner supporters have been mocked endlessly about by people who started supporting Manchester City or Chelsea in 2010.
There’s no fighting the feeling that the Champions League group stage has become more and more of a nonevent over the past few years. Over the course of this week’s action, we watched Chelsea hammer Qarabag 6-0, PSG pummel Celtic 5-0 and Manchester City put four unanswered past Feyenoord. Even the marquee matchup between Barcelona and Juventus had the feeling of an International Champions Cup match being played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
Have you ever wanted to watch the Champions League but you didn’t have a cable subscription? Have you ever wanted to listen to two friends who wouldn’t shut up about a match for the full 90 minutes? Facebook has just the thing for you.
The UEFA Champions League debuted on Facebook with a free livestream of the Paris Saint-Germain vs. Celtic match with former U.S. international Stuart Holden and former Dutch international Mario Melchiot providing what was either match commentary or two guys at a bar who didn’t realize they were mic’d up.
Alexis Sanchez is fat and content because he’s got a hot new GF and that’s why Arsenal and Chile can’t win. At least, that’s what tens of thousands of fans are saying ahead of a planned march in Santiago to break up Alexis and his girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez.
We’re just a couple months away from the worldwide release of FIFA 18, and the demo of the game will be available for download well before that. After a month of relative quiet from EA Sports, the company behind the wildly successful soccer simulation is starting to build the hype by releasing actual gameplay videos of the highly anticipated release.
Even though you are not alowed to use your hands in soccer, some fans of the beautiful game have become particularly adept at throwing things.
I am referring, of course, to the fan in Argentina who took down a drone with just a roll of toilet paper.
Fans 1 Drone 0 pic.twitter.com/8hSWWwwLib
— Football Fights (@footbalIfights) July 18, 2017
Is UEFA blaming the victim?
Celtic seem to think so — at least with regards to the governing body’s response to crowd trouble during and after Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against Linfield FC in Belfast last week.
Media reports describe Hoops officials as “stunned and astonished” after UEFA leveled charges of “improper conduct” against the club and “provocation” against striker Leigh Griffiths following the heated first leg of the tie.
If you are a fan of U.S. soccer or a frequenter of social media in general than there’s a good chance that Cassius Dwyer, the son of Sydney Leroux and Dom Dwyer, is one of your favorite little humans.
Though he’s only 10 months old, young Cassius has already shown he has quite personality. We feeling he's had some strong opinions while watching the U.S. men in the Gold Cup recently. After all, there’s nothing more pure than a baby’s reaction.