Sports, Champions League football: Bayern thrash Basel 7-0

MUNICH, GERMANY – Bayern Munich put on a fine display of controlled attacking football to thrash Basel 7-0 in the second leg of their Champions League match 13 March. Basel FC, clear leaders in the Swiss Super league, had beaten Manchester United to reach the knock-out and won the first leg against Bayern 1-0. In […]

Swiss football upset: Basel does it to Bayern Munich

BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Basel drew attention to itself again in the football world Wednesday night, defeating powerhouse Bayern Munich 1-0 with a goal in the 86th minute by substitute Valentin Stocker. Strong work from goalkeeper Yann Sommer throughout the match kept Bayern at bay. This is the second shock Basel has thrown the football world […]

Sports, football: Swiss player Shaqiri signs with Bayern Munich

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BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Months of speculation in the football world ended Thursday 9 February with the announcement by football club Bayern Munich that it has signed Swiss player Xherdan Shaqiri to a four-year contract. The transfer from FC Basel 1893 takes place 1 July 2012. Shaqiri, an international player who plays for Basel in the […]

Basel scare Man United!

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – The Champions League saw FC Basel travelling to Old Trafford to take on the might of Manchester United, unbeaten this season after winning the Premier League last season, 27 September. United took a two goal lead in the first half with a brace of goals by Welbeck, both created by Ryan Giggs. […]

Arsenal v Barcelona and Inter v Bayern

International sports, European Champions League football Nyon, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The draw for the first knockout round of the European Champions League took place in Nyon from 12:00 Friday 17 December. Highlights include a re-match of last season’s final between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich, while the crowd pleaser is likely to be Arsenal against Barcelona, […]

Marion Jones’s fellow sprinters plead Olympic case

Bayern Munich and Franck Ribéry also appeal to Lausanne court this week Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Marion Jones and her US relay team lost their medals after the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games because of doping on her part. This week lawyers for seven women on the team are in Lausanne to argue their case against […]

International sports, football: Bayern bash Lyon

Lyon, France (GenevaLunch) – Bayern Munich had an easy path to the finals of the European Champions League with a convincing 0-3 win at Lyon. The Bavarian team won the first leg 1-0, so win 4-0 overall. All three goals were scored by Croatian striker Ivica Olic. Bayern will play in the final in Madrid […]

International sports, football: Bayern win battle of the tens

Munich, Germany (GenevaLunch) – Bayern Munich won their first leg of the semi-final of the European Champions League against Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 despite having their star player sent off, 21 April. Franck Ribéry, the French striker who plays for the German team, was expelled for a nasty tackle to add to his recent woes. He […]

International sports, football: Man United crash out!

Old Trafford, Manchester, England (GenevaLunch) – For the first time in seven years there will be no Premier League team in the semi-finals of the Champions League. There have been three English teams in the last three years, and Man United were looking to reach their third successive final. Bayern Munich spoiled their party. Wayne […]

International sports, football: Messi magic sinks Gunners

Camp Nou, Barcelona (GenevaLunch) – Lionel Messi ended all debate about who is the greatest current footballer with a stunning four-goal tally against Arsenal in the second leg of their European Champions League match. Arsenal had fought back in the first leg to salvage a 2-2 draw and for a brief moment were ahead with […]