Monthly Archive: February, 2013

Champions League Tuesday 19.02.2013 Preview

After the first set of four Champions League matches were played last week, the final four matches kickoff on Tuesday night as Arsenal host Bayern Munich and FC Porto entertain Malaga. The Champions League is the last hope for Arsenal in winning a trophy this season, whilst their opponents have as good as wrapped the Bundesliga title up already. FC Porto are neck-and-neck with Benfica at the top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga, whilst their Spanish opponents are in need of all the money they can get from this competition.

Champions League Tuesday 12.02.2013 Preview

The knock out stages of this season’s Champions League commence on Tuesday. Defending champions Chelsea were eliminated in the group stages, despite scoring the most goals of all 32 participating teams. Malaga were another surprise, topping their group in their debut season with financial problems. Nothing else really stood out in terms of progression from the group stage for me but the last 16 has thrown up a number of exciting and difficult-to-predict ties. Let’s have a look at the first two fixtures.