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Richard Farley

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Bayern Munich Vs. Inter Milan, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Franck Ribéry Misses Chance To Put FCB Up Three

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Bayern Munich supporters will hope Franck Ribéry's missed chance in the 35th minute doesn't come back to haunt them. Up two goals and at home, the squandered opportunity probably won't, but given...

Bayern Munich Vs. Inter Milan, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Thomas Müller Gives Bayern Commanding Lead

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Thömas Muller has given Bayern Munich a 2-1 (3-1) lead in just before the half hour mark, giving Bayern Munich a commanding lead on the defending champions. Inter Milan, after evening the tie in...

Bayern Munich Vs. Inter Milan, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Julio Cesar Mistake Allows Mario Gomez To Put Bayern Back In Front

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Bayer Munich's defense looks terrible. That their attack has held more of the match's possession has masked it, given us the impression that the third minute breakdown may be isolated, but when the...

Bayern Munich Vs. Inter Milan, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Sides Pensive As Bayern Tries To Develop A Plan To Breakdown Inter

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By the 14th minute the sides had fully settled-in with Inter Milan's players having comfortable with their places in the defense, forcing Bayern Munich to become more patient before venturing into...

Bayern Munich Vs. Inter Milan, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Sides Settle Into Copy Of First Leg

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The Allianz crowd was deterred by not silenced by Samuel Eto'o's early equalizer. After two minutes to adjust, the Bavarian audience is back, cheering on their side, who have settled quickly after...

Bayern Munich Vs. Inter Milan, 2011 UEFA Champions League: Samuel Eto'o Pulls Inter Even In Third Minute

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They're underway at the Allianz Arena, where Bayern Munich is looking to protect the 1-0 lead they earned in Milan. It's been four years since a defending champions left UEFA Champions League this...

Bayern Munich Vs. Inter Milan, 2011 UEFA Champions League, Lineups: Samuel Eto'o, Goran Pandev To Lead Nerazzurri Attack

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It's a pretty straight forward selection for Leonardo, who looks set to play 4-3-1-2 today at the Allianz Arena, the second leg of Inter Milan's Round of 16, UEFA Champions League tied against...

Bayern Munich Vs. Inter Milan, 2011 UEFA Champions League, Lineups: Breno Gets Call In Largely Unchanged FCB Team

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There are few surprises in Louis van Gaal's selection for today's UEFA Champions League match with visiting Inter Milan, though a staunch FCB supporter may feel that downplays the choices in...

Manchester United FC Vs. Marseille, 2011 UEFA Champions League, Lineup: Nani, Javier Hernández In; Fletcher, Vidic Out Of Starting XI

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Manchester United's selection has just been announced, and in addition to confirming a number of notable absences, there are two "surprise" inclusions. Forgive the punctuation, because Nani and...

Manchester United FC Vs. Marseille, Reports: Nemanja Vidic Out Of Today's UEFA Champions League Match

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News surrounding Manchester United center half Nemanja Vidic's fitness has deteriorated since word of him picking up a knock leaked after Saturday's match against Arsenal. Now comes two reports...

Manchester United FC Vs. Marseille, 2011 UEFA Champions League, Preview: Two Posturing Sides Enter Second Leg, Scoreless

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Manchester United and Marseille played to a scoreless draw three weeks ago in France. SB Nation Soccer Editor Richard Farley looks at the clubs' return engagement.

Soccer Bracketology: Picking The Games, Asia Region Edition

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The play-in games start tomorrow in both the NCAA tournament and our world club tournament - our 68-team homage to college basketball's annual extravaganza. True, only one of those tournaments is r...

Soccer Bracketology: Picking The Games, South America Region Edition

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Half the bracket has been completed, with Graham MacAree seeing Barcelona through to Wembley while I have Inter Milan getting through the North American region. That identifies the destiny of 31 if...

Soccer Bracketology: Picking The Games, North America Region Edition

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Let's dive back into that hypothetical landscape we're constructing. If you need Ellen Page on the cast to make it seem more real, that's fine. There are times I wish we had Christopher Nolan...

Arsenal Should Not Look To Samir Nasri (Or Anybody Else) To Succeed Where Cesc Fàbregas Has Failed

If leadership is part of Arsenal's recent failings, Arsène Wenger should move away from relying on it. SB Nation Soccer Editor Richard Farley considers whether a culture of player leadership is...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Suspended For Three Matches, To Miss Milan Derby

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Milan is set to be without their most important player for three matches, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic handed a three match suspension on Monday.

Stoke City Vs. West Ham United, FA Cup Match Report: Late Higginbotham Goal Vaults Potters To Wembley

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Stoke City is through to Wembley after a 2-1 win over West Ham United, a FA Cup quarterfinal were inconsistent officiating from Michael Jones was as much a factor as any player performances. Stoke...

Stoke City Vs. West Ham United, FA Cup: Danny Higginbotham Direct Kick Gives Potters 63rd Minute Lead

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The left-foot of Danny Higginbotham, with the help of a Scott Parker deflection and a hole in a wall created by Ryan Shawcross and Robert Huth, has restored Stoke City's lead, the Potters now up...

Stoke City Vs. West Ham United, FA Cup: Robert Green Save Denies Matthew Etherington Dive-Induced Penalty Kick Goal

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Fourteen seconds into the second half at the Brittania, the referee was pointing to the spot after Matthew Etherington had created a penalty for himself. The Stoke City left winger beat James...

Stoke City Vs. West Ham United, FA Cup Video: Frederic Piquionne's Controversial First Half Equalizer

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Here's the goal with commentary, announcing that's far too forgiving of the non-call. While the presenters have a point - you can't disallow a goal merely because the play looks suspicious - that...

Stoke City Vs. West Ham United, FA Cup Video: Robert Huth's Opening Goal, Courtesy Rory Delap Throw

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It seems so long ago, after Frederic Piquionne's controversial equalizer, but here's video of the opening goal of today's FA Cup quarterfinal between Stoke City and West Ham United. It's grainy but...

Stoke City Vs. West Ham United, Frederic Piquionne Injury: Attacker Suffers Injured Ankle On Controversial Goal, Subbed Off For Jonathan Spector

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Frederic Piquionne's controversial goal has let to an unfortunate injury, one that should have seen Robert Huth punished. While the striker's chip was arcing into net, the Stoke defender lunged...

Stoke City Vs. West Ham United, FA Cup: Hand Ball Leads to Frederic Piquionne Equalizer

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An obvious hand ball was missed by the officiating crew at the Brittania. The result was an equalizer for West Ham United, Frederic Piquionne latching onto a long ball from Thomas Hitzlsperger. And...

Stoke City Vs. West Ham United, FA Cup: Robert Huth Heads Home Rory Delap Cross, Gives Potters 12th Minute Lead

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A Rory Delap throw-in has leg to another goal, though it would be just as accurate to say terrible set-piece defending has given the Potters a 1-0 lead. In the 12th minute at the Brittania, Robert...

FA Cup Sunday: Stoke City-West Ham United Audition As Cinderellas, Reading Playing David To Manchester City's Goliath

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Stoke City and West Ham United will play for the honor of being the FA Cup's Cinderellas, with second division Reading hoping to join one of them at Wembley by seeing off Manchester City at Eastlands.

Johan Djourou's Season Over After Arsenal Defender's Dislocated Shoulder Against Manchester United

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Arsenal defender Johan Djourou is out for the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder suffered Saturday at Old Trafford. Arsene Wenger announced the prognosis after Arsenal's elimination from...

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