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Fulham 2-1 Hamburg: technical quality shines through

April 30, 2010
Fulham 2-1 Hamburg: technical quality shines through

A game literally ten times more enjoyable than the first leg, and probably a deserved result. Fulham, unbelievably, are in a European final, whilst Hamburg’s first game under their new manager resulted in a more spirited performance, but one that was no more cohesive.
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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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Hamburg 0-0 Fulham: two similar sides

April 23, 2010
Hamburg 0-0 Fulham: two similar sides

A very lifeless game contested by two sides seemingly happy to take the 0-0; both played similar 4-4-2 shapes and consequently no player enjoyed any time or space on the ball.
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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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