Mourinho Arrives in Madrid

The word "saga" gets thrown around loosely among Anglo-American journalists, often in an effort to create a buzz about an unremarkable story, but the Mourinho episode during the past week correctly merits this designation. The "saga" ended today with the official appointment of Jose Mourinho as … Continue reading

Inter Prevails, Celebration Tamed

Two excellent individual efforts by Diego Milito made the difference in Saturday's Champions League final to complete Inter's dream season and place the Italian club on course to match Barcelona's unprecedented achievement in 2009. The moment of glory did not last as long as normal, however, as … Continue reading

Champions League Preview

Bayern Munich's path to today's Champions League final in Madrid reflects the German club's status as the competition's team of destiny. Their passage from group stage to the semifinals had a touch of miracle just about every step of the way. But Inter has been on an unprecedented upward … Continue reading

Copa Libertadores Quarters

Heartbreak gave way to chaos in Buenos Aires after Estudiantes was eliminated from the competition by a late away goal from Brazilian club Internacional de Porto Alegre. The intensity of the match spilled over after the final whistle, sparked by a bizarre confrontation. Inter will meet fellow … Continue reading

Spanish Curtain Call

In front of 100,000 jubilant spectators that provided a great atmosphere at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, Sevilla claimed La Copa del Rey in Spain with an efficient win over Atletico Madrid, the newly crowned Europa League champion. The triumph capped Sevilla's up and down season gloriously, … Continue reading