“There was no euphoria in the dressing room. Yet again, I only saw water, not champagne.” Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
- Still talking about Bayern – Barca.
- The other Champions League semifinal.
- Leg one of the CONCACAF Champions League final.
- MLS and the Copa Libertadores.
Bayern 4-0 Barcelona: The story in Stats Zone screens – from FourFourTwo: By 63 minutes, Bayern had doubled their lead and their defensive midfielders were catching the eye.
Brilliant Bayern Munich utterly dominant against Barcelona – from BBC Sport’s Phil McNulty: Barcelona have traded on an ability to torture opponents in the Champions League.
Night falls on the Age of Barca? – from Fox Sports Asia’s Jonathan Wilson: Both were shockingly bad decisions.
MLS looking in on Champions final – from The News Tribune’s Don Ruiz: Not surprisingly, the reason most often cited for Liga MX’s superiority over MLS is money.
Mayoral candidates on an M.L.S. stadium in Queens: Meh – from Capital’s Dana Rubinstein: Bloomberg, meanwhile, has named the stadium one of the legacy projects he wants to see underway before his third and final term concludes at the end of the year.
U-17 setback is not a major blow to player development – from Soccer America’s Ridge Mahoney: At the first-team club level, they are tested by players who are every bit as fast and strong, plus wiser and smarter.
Impact sets sights on Canadian Championship – from The Montreal Gazette: “Even at the youth levels, I remember how the rivalry between provinces was intense.”
Tense climax ahead for Villarreal – from ESPN FC’s Andy Brassell: Expectation locally, nationally and internationally has grown exponentially in the time since Fernando Roig took control, just over 15 years ago.
Bundesliga 50 – The 1990s – Tactical Transformations, East Meets West and Missed Chances – from Bundesliga Fanatic’s Christoph Wagner: The system that saw Germany become a world force in football became outdated by the mid-1990s.
FWA Q&A: GAVIN HAMILTON – from Football Writers’ Association: “Every stadium is special to somebody, it’s what makes the game unique.”
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