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Bayern can home in on victory over weakened Chelsea

The founding fathers of the European Cup did not stipulate that the participants in the inaugural competition in 1955 had to be champions of their country, so perhaps they wouldn't be disturbed by the idea of two non-champions contesting the final this year.

Saturday, 19 May, 2012, 12:00am

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Manchester United could seal the third leg of a possible quadruple this week with two Premier League games, against Manchester City and Wigan, that have the potential to bring them the title with two games to spare. And, with the Champions League final against Barcelona to follow, United stand on the verge of a pair of momentous triumphs.

9 May 2009 - 12:00am

Tim Noonan

Most of you don't get to see the old girl more than once or twice a year and it's a pity, it really is, because Hong Kong Stadium deserves a second look.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Klose makes dream start for Bayern

Miroslav Klose began his career with Bayern Munich in emphatic style yesterday, scoring one goal and setting up another as the German masters beat Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo 2-1 in the HKSAR 10th Anniversary Reunification Cup at Hong Kong Stadium.

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Blatter helps out HK showpiece

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter has stepped in to help revamp the Reunification exhibition event on July 1, ensuring a top-grade World All Stars XI will also take part.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Osasuna eyeing Europe

A Champions League place is within touching distance for Spanish surprise package Osasuna, who should continue their impressive home form with victory over bottom club Malaga.

15 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Bayern looking lively

Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen are setting the pace in the Bundesliga, and they rate as two of the best away bets on the weekend.

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Perils of backing the big names

Odds-makers know that punters will want to back them at almost any price, so they keep them well on the short side

5 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Odds on draw in Community Shield

Arsenal and Manchester United should share the spoils in tomorrow night's Community Shield - the traditional curtain-raiser to the English soccer season between the league champions and the FA Cup holders.

It has become almost as traditional for these two big rivals to contest the Shield - this is their fourth meeting in the past seven years.

7 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Ball Watching

The way these people tease us. It seems that all Hong Kong's soccer viewers will be able to see the European Cup final after all, thanks to terrestrial television. It might seem a small consolation but it is better than nothing.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am

Ball Watching

It's funny how things work out. On Thursday night/Friday morning (April 19/20) CABLE Sports 1 will show the second leg of the UEFA Cup semi-final from Anfield as Liverpool take on Barcelona with the tie finely poised at 0-0.

13 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Lack of Premier League teams dilutes Champions' League coverage

This is it. Crunch time. The first group stage of Champions' League matches comes to an end this coming week with the final round of games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

ESPN continues its coverage with double bills of live and delayed games on both Tuesday and Wednesday night.

29 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Quality assured as Germans hit the screen

THE Bundesliga was one of the better kept secrets of the European game as far as Hong Kong viewers were concerned. At least until this season anyway, and TVB's smart acquisition of the German First Division highlights show.

It airs at the hangover hostile time of 8.55am on Sundays but if you're up to the early rise it's recommended viewing.

13 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Hat-trick hero

A DRAMATIC hat-trick from Olaf Marschall helped Kaiserslautern extend their lead at the top of German soccer's First Division to four points after a 3-2 victory over lowly Bor ussia Monchengladbach.

The striker's last-minute winner helped the leaders bounce back from two goals down and boost their lead over reigning champions Bayern Munich with just three games left.

26 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Sport Lines

'I wasn't concentrated, I was not at all on the court. I didn't react, I moved badly. But this is no excuse.' - German tennis star Michael Stich offering no excuses - absolutely none - for his Davis Cup defeat by Alexander Volkov. To be fair, his excuse could have been, quite justifiably, a death threat made before the match.

26 Sep 1994 - 12:00am