Drawing opposition as formidable as Legia Warsaw was hardly the dream date Cork City had in mind in the Champions League but, while John Caulfield is not hiding from the difficulty of the challenge thrown up by yesterday’s First Round draw in Nyon – “probably got the toughest that was there” was his initial reaction yesterday – the City manager is still hoping that his side can subject the three-in-a-row Polish champions to something of a “nightmare” in the first leg at home.
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Thu, 28 Jul, 2016
ON A rollercoaster of a night at Dalymount Park, the League of Ireland kingpins were just three minutes away from going through to the next round of the Champions’ League when, having kept Red Bull Salzburg comprehensively under wraps for the vast majority of this second leg game, a moment of human error undid all their good work both in Dublin and Salzburg.
Thu, 23 Jul, 2009
BOHEMIANS manager Pat Fenlon admits that his side go into tonight’s Champions’ League qualifier against Red Bull Salzburg as “massive underdogs” but still believes there are good reasons for thinking the League of Ireland champions and cup-holders can keep the tie alive for the return leg in Dalymount Park.
Wed, 15 Jul, 2009
THE corpse of Manchester United’s European dream is still warm but already the post-mortem is well under way. And there could be further casualties resulting from Wednesday’s night’s crushing loss to Barcelona in Rome, as fresh doubts are raised about the Old Trafford futures of Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez.
Fri, 29 May, 2009
NOT quite the feast in Old Trafford after the famine in Barcelona, but only the gods of football — and Arsenal’s goalkeeper — will really know how last night’s second Champions’ League semi-final didn’t send the scoreboard into overdrive.
Thu, 30 Apr, 2009
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