WATCH: Alexis Sanchez’s chip puts Arsenal ahead in Champions League

Against Ludogorets, Arsenal was regarded as heavy favorites at the Emirates. And as predicted, Arsenal wasted no time to get the domination started against their Bulgarian opponents. In the 12th minute, Alexis Sanchez got behind the Ludogorets back line and found himself open and in on goal. After a couple moves to try and find […]

Some of Europe’s top leagues providing plenty of early season surprises

Everyone will be talking about Leicester’s run to the premier league title for a long time. It was a genuine shock and remarkable accomplishment. With so much cynicism around the world these days with the big clubs just winning consistently every year it’s nice to see a few reminders that in sports, anything can happen. […]

WATCH: Netherlands score on a triple nutmeg against Belarus

I can confidently say that I have never seen anything like this until today. In their World Cup Qualifying match, Dutch striker Vincent Janssen simply flat out embarrassed Belarus with not one, not two but three nutmegs as the ball went into the back of the net to give the Netherlands a 1-0 lead. The Netherlands […]

Dortmund draw Real Madrid and Leicester get big win in Champions League

1) Biggest winner –  Leicester City After two matches, the surprise English champs have two wins, including a 1-0 win against their likely group rival Porto. Within Group G, Leicester is up by five points over third place Porto. Before the tournament, people were debating whether or not Leicester would get eaten alive in the […]

Watch: Leicester City score their first ever Champions League goal

Leicester City finally gets to play in the Champions League following last year’s dream run to a league Championship and wasted no time making an impact. Mark Albrighton scored only five minutes into their first match with Club Brugge. Leicester was not bothered by the bright lights of the Champions League when they visited the Belgian […]

Favorites hold serve on matchday 1 in the UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League returned on Tuesday immediately providing us with great goals, saves, and drama. When the dust settled and the final whistles were all blown, there were really no surprises. Barcelona and Bayern Munich both blew out inferior opposition at home, while not surprisingly PSG vs Arenal and Atletico vs PSV Eindhoven provided […]

Watch: Messi completes his hat trick as Barcelona rout Celtic

Celtic are a team that are capable not only of being exciting to watch but also punching above their weight class, when they play at home. When they travel away from Celtic Park, especially in the UEFA Champions League, to Camp Nou of all places it doesn’t usually end well for them. They did a […]

Watch: Celtic misses penalty and Messi immediately makes them pay

I don’t think anyone was surprised when it took Lionel Messi less then three minutes to open his Champions League scoring account at home to Celtic. What may have surprised people was that Celtic didn’t immediately melt away like many expected them to. Instead they hung in there giving Barcelona a match. 20 minutes later […]

The 2016-17 Champions League group stage is here

It’s that time again. The UEFA Champions League is back! The group stage is set to start and 32 teams from 17 countries are vying to be the champions of the Champions League. The 32 Flags writers each made their picks on who advances to the knockout stage, who goes to the Europa League and […]

A too early preview of UEFA World Cup 2018 qualifying

While the expansion of the European Championships from 16 to 24 teams may have given us a bit of a letdown at Euro 2016 it did give us one very big positive. While some may have said that the new format diluted the competition, the expanded format showed us that Europe is more than just 14-15 really […]

Lincoln Red Imps look to complete Champions League shocker against Celtic

When the draw for the second round of Champions League qualifying was done, Celtic fans were probably confident heading into a two-legged tie against the champions of Gibraltar, Lincoln Red Imps. After all, despite a 14-year run of domestic titles in Gibraltar’s 10-team first division, the gap in talent between the two teams is a […]