Sports, football: Basel win title, Real Madrid move closer and Man United slip back

CAMP NOU, BARCELONA, SPAIN – Barcelona lost their second game in a week when they went down 1-2, 21 April, in their home El Classico match against Real Madrid, virtually handing the La Liga title to their arch-rivals. In the English Premier League Man United managed to go from two goals up with only seven […]

Sports, football: Man United surge ahead while Messi strikes again

OLD TRAFFORD, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – Manchester United took a firm hold of the Premier League by extending their lead over their noisy neighbours to eight points, 8 April. United beat QPR 2-0 while Man City lost 1-0 at Arsenal. United controlled the game and struck twice with a Wayne Rooney penalty and a trademark strike […]

Sports, football: Fifa up the pressure on Sion and Basel may pay the price

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Fifa has threatened Switzerland with expulsion from all Fifa events unless the Swiss Football Association punish FC Sion in the long confrontation over the Valaisan team playing unregistered players. The  Sion chairman Christian Constantin responded in his own inimitable style by threatening to sue Sepp Blatter, the Valaisan head of Fifa. Unless […]

Man United lose unbeaten run before Basel meet

  STOKE, ENGLAND  – Manchester United lost their perfect start to the season but stayed top of the Premier League with a 1-1 draw at Stoke, 24 September. They still lead their Man City neighbours on goal difference but the slip up will give a little hope to Basel FC which will be travelling to […]

Weekend world sports: best & brightest win

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – It was a fine weekend for sports fans, with the best and the brightest putting on good shows: Football – Barcelona defeated Manchester United 3-1 in a master class performance, with the Man United team and coach graciously afterwards that Barcelona is simply the best team in Europe. Details, The Guardian Tennis […]

Man United set up final showdown with Barcelona

International sports, Champions League football Old Trafford, Manchester (GenevaLunch) – Sir Alec Ferguson rested many of his star players, like Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand but the replacements easily brushed aside the challenge from FC Schalke to win 4-1. This gave them a  6-1 aggregate win in the European Champions League semi-final, 4 […]

Messi magic for Barcelona

International sports, Champions League football Madrid, Spain (GenevaLunch) – Barcelona beat Real Madrid 0-2 in a bad-tempered semi-final of the European Champions League at Real’s Bernabéu stadium, 27 April. The match featured three red cards, but only one of these for a player on the field: Barcelona’s substitute goalkeeper was sent off in a scuffle […]

Arson fire at Sagrada Familia contained

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain was reopened in the afternoon of Tuesday 19 April after firefighters extinguished a fire started by a suspected arsonist on Tuesday morning. Four workers were transported to hospitals to be treated for smoke inhalation and 1,500 tourists were evacuated from the Unesco World Heritage Site. Tuesday morning, two tourists […]

Good news for Manchester and Barcelona

International sports, football City of Manchester Stadium, England (GenevaLunch) – Manchester United took another step towards the Premier League title when they came back from 2-0 down at West Ham to win 2-4, 2 April. The Hammers scored from two penalties in the first half but Wayne Rooney replied with a hat-trick in the second […]

Chelsea and Man U to face off in Champions League quarter-finals

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Geneva and Nyon, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Friday morning Uefa draw for the Champions League quarter-finals will provide real tension for the 5-6 and 12-13 April matches. Chelsea and Manchester United face off, and as the Uefa report on the draw points out: “Sir Alex Ferguson’s team denied Chelsea a first European Champion Clubs’ Cup […]