Sep 172015

The woeful performance of the English premier league in the recent opening games of the UEFA champions league has left a whole lot to be desired. Of the four English Premier League teams that played, only one could garner a win. The rest all ended up with disastrous losses. If the premier league sides keep this up, they might wake up to find themselves with only three slots for the UEFA champions league.

In the last three season, the Premier League has had only two teams in the quarter-finals and one in the semi-finals. Sadly, all this was in the 2103/2014 season. Thus, in the 2012/2013 and the 2014/2015 season, no English team has made it past the round of sixteen. This is in contrast to the previously dominant picture of the English premier league. Between 2004 and 2012, the English league had 7 finalists in 8 seasons. This means that the EPL was very dominant.

The ranking of teams by UEFA places Spain first, followed by Germany, then England and behind England is Italy. Recently, Italy has being gaining on England I’m the UEFA rankings. The rankings are calculated by measuring the performance of the leagues in UEFA competitions for a period of five years. The performance is then used to measure out slots for the next two years. For example, performances from the 2011/2012 to 2015/2016 seasons will affect rankings for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 seasons.

Four slots are given out to the top three teams in the rankings. If the English premier league should deliver a woeful performance this season, they could lose their four slots to Italy and they would have just three slots in future champions league competitions.

Thus, the ball is in the EPL’s half, it is up to them to determine whether or not they retain their fourth slot.

Sep 152015

In less than four hours the European Champions League would kick-off with eight thrilling games and Manchester United who missed out last season who be a sight to see back in Champions League action. Last season’s miss cost the club a whooping £35million in revenue. Manchester United would be up against PSV Eindhoven away from home in the Tuesday night clash. They would be aiming to make a statement about their return to action in the Champions League since their last win against Bayern Leverkusen in November 2013.


According to United player Ashley Young, the pain of a year-long exile from European football is enough to fuel their desire to make an impact in the competition this season. Ashley young who has not started a game for United, since their opening day fixture is hoping that his contribution to the team’s success in their weekend game against arch-rivals Liverpool would be enough to earn him a recall. With the club’s captain Wayne Rooney sitting out this one through a hamstring injury, Young is willing to play the striker role if need be. United have the right morale and mentality in their squad now, after coming out on top against Liverpool.


United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that he is not sure if his team is good enough to compete in the Champions League this season. After spending an estimated £300 million on players since his arrival at Old Trafford in a bid to reshape the team left by former manager David Moyes, the manager still feels the campaign is like taking a step into the unknown. In his rank of players only few have Champions League experience but the likes of Luke Shaw, Anders Herrera, Memphis Depay, Marcos Rojo and summer signing Morgan Schneiderlin have never appeared in the tournament before. But summer arrival Bastian Schweinsteiger would be a boost since he has won the cup with Bayern. Would United stamped their presence tonight? Well we can only wait and see.

Sep 142015

Finally, after a long patience, Champions League Came back in her new worthy custom of Games, the first round will rock the fans, as much as the teams.

Tomorrow, Tuesday September 15, 2015, the first round of UEFA champions league will take place with a hell of 16 games , here are the first 8 that would be played tomorrow briefly analyzed by our working team :

PSV Eindhoven VS Manchester United

Psv Eindhoven team players are willing to make a good result on their Stadium, especially that it would take them deeper into this competition… but Red Devils, with Memphis Depay the ex-player of Psv, will  do their best to win the first round and get back to England with precious 3 points.

Vfl Wolfsburg VS CSKA Moscow

those 2 teams are trying to make good results in the competition, so the game is going to be as great as nobody imagine… and every team will try to score in the first minutes to start with high spirits.

Paris Saint Germain VS Malmö FF

It is an easy game for the Saint Germains hosting Malmo team players on their field, in addition of that, the whole PSG team players are ready for the game, so the coach has many choices to put this game in his profit.

Real Madrid VS Shakhtar Donetsk

Real Madrid team players, except James Rodriguez who is suffering from an injury, are ready to make their first 3 points in the champions league hosting Shakhtar Donetsk.

Man City VS Juventus

To be honest, the result of this game is clear, Man city didn’t lose any game yet in the Barclays premier league’s first 5 fixtures and they will not hesitate to continue their serie of victories in Champions League, and Juventus, after selling his good players such as Tevez and Vidal, will face a hard time in this competition.

Sevilla VS Borussia Mönchengladbach

It looks much like a draw game, but nobody knows what can Sevilla team players do on the field when it comes to Continental competitions… Mönchengladbach is facing a pretty hard time in the Bundesliga, but it can surprise as in the champions league.

Galatasaray Vs  Atlético de Madrid

Well, Galatasaray, who made his 20th Turkish Super League title last season, is a great team on his field, but Atletico Madrid also won’t accept a defeat in the first round, so it would be an amazing game tomorrow, the best game to watch.

Benfica VS FC Astana

Benfice won’t let victory go of this game, FC Astana with a rare participation in Champions League will be an easy target to beat by Benfica team players and many goals would be scored from the Homes.


Well, the 8 games of tomorrow will represent an awesome start of the Champions League, with the finalists of last year : Paris Saint Germain , Juventus and Real Madrid, tomorrow night will be a great soccer night.

Wait for us to provide you with results and analytics of tomorrow’s Champions League games… In addition, we will give you some coverage and statistics about Wednesday’s games.