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Barcelona 1-0 Inter: Mourinho’s side progress – deservedly

April 28, 2010
Barcelona 1-0 Inter: Mourinho’s side progress – deservedly

There are times when the hype about Jose Mourinho is frustrating and cliched, there are times when it is fully deserved. Tonight was the latter in one of the great defensive performances  in recent footballing history.
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Lyon 0-3 Bayern: Lyon disjointed, Bayern take advantage

April 27, 2010
Lyon 0-3 Bayern: Lyon disjointed, Bayern take advantage

A resounding victory for Bayern, a disappointing end to France’s exciting adventures in European football this season, and an underwhelming display from Lyon in their first European semi-final.
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Bayern 1-0 Lyon: Unremarkable game, fair result

April 21, 2010
Bayern 1-0 Lyon: Unremarkable game, fair result

Some unfavourable games for the goal-loving neutral can turn out to be the most interesting for the tactical enthusiast. Sadly, this wasn’t really the case tonight, as a toothless Lyon went down to a relatively subdued Bayern in a muted contest.
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Inter 3-1 Barcelona: Why did Pep Guardiola play Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

April 20, 2010
Inter 3-1 Barcelona: Why did Pep Guardiola play Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

It’s not often during his two seasons as Barcelona manager that you can conclusively say that Pep Guardiola got his tactics wrong – but tonight that was the case, as Inter take an important two-goal lead to the Nou Camp.
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Inter v Barcelona: tactical preview

April 19, 2010
Inter v Barcelona: tactical preview

Many have commented that, in an ideal world, this may have been the final of the competition. Barcelona and Inter are generally considered to be the strongest two sides left in the Champions League – and of course, they are also the only two actual champions left.
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