Man United 1-6 Man City: City turn a dominant performance into a historic thrashing

October 23, 2011
Man United 1-6 Man City: City turn a dominant performance into a historic thrashing

City crafted a clever first half advantage over United, then were rampant after half time. Read more »

Antonio Conte’s system isn’t a 4-2-4, but it still provides excitement

October 23, 2011
Antonio Conte’s system isn’t a 4-2-4, but it still provides excitement

The 4-2-4 is a mythical formation, immediately bringing to mind the Brazil side of 1970, maybe the greatest international side in history. Read more »

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Zenit St Petersburg: open, attacking, attractive and plenty of chances. Why?

October 20, 2011
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Zenit St Petersburg: open, attacking, attractive and plenty of chances. Why?

The simple answer to this question lies in the situation within Group G. Read more »

Napoli 1-1 Bayern: all the action in the first half

October 18, 2011
Napoli 1-1 Bayern: all the action in the first half

These two sides seemed to settle for a draw in the final stages – they remain in the top two positions in Group A, the toughest in the competition. Read more »

Lazio 2-1 Roma: Full-backs give Roma the early advantage but Lazio nick it late on

October 16, 2011
Lazio 2-1 Roma: Full-backs give Roma the early advantage but Lazio nick it late on

A game that turned on a red card and penalty decision – Luis Enrique won the early battle, but Eddy Reja’s side came through for him in stoppage time. Read more »