Liverpool triumph over Man United

International sports, football Anfield, Liverpool (GenevaLunch) – Liverpool may not win any titles this season but they might well have played a role in denying one to Manchester United. They deservedly beat their archrivals 3-1, with a hat-trick by Dirk Kuyt, 6 March. Man United fielded a side weakened in defense because of the absence […]

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, […]

Chelsea win double as English 2018 bid scuppered

International sports, football Wembley, London (GenevaLunch) – Chelsea completed their double of Premier League and FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Portsmouth. The victory seemed inevitable given the huge gap in resources between the two teams but Portsmouth, with the aid of the woodwork, made the London millionaires work more than anticipated. Pompey could […]

International sports, football: Spurs go to Europe but Man City to Europa

City of Manchester Stadium (GenevaLunch) – Tottenham Hotspurs scored a vital away win at Manchester City to qualify for the vital fourth Premier League place amongst the elite European Champions League teams next season. The high spending Manchester City will have to settle for a place in the Europa Cup. Spurs were deserving winners, with […]

International sports, football: Barcelona knocked out by Inter Milan

Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain (GenevaLunch) – Barcelona started the evening needing to reverse a 3-1 deficit from their first leg match against José Maurinho’s Inter Milan side in the semi-final of the Eurpean Champions League. This meant they needed to win 2-0 or better to have a chance to achieve the double dream of retaining […]

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: Inter beat Barcelona 3-1

San Siro, Milan (GenevaLunch) – Barcelona took a bus to Milan for their semi-final match for the European Champions League trophy, 20 April, but left some of their magic at home. Things started well for the Catalans, generally considered the finest team of  the last decade, but things then went horribly wrong. Pedro scored the […]

International sports, football: Arsenal fight back to match Barcelona

Emirates Stadium, London (GenevaLunch) – Arsenal faced the finest club team in the world in their Champions League match and were soon outclassed. Barcelona completely dominated the first half, with more than a dozen shots on goal compared to a solitary shot by the home team. Somehow the game was scoreless at half time but […]

International sports, football: Man United lose again

Fulham, London, England (GenevaLunch) – Manchester United lost another Premier League game when they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Roy Hodgson’s Fulham. The London manager, who once coached the Swiss national team, took full advantage of the shaky Manchester defense which was weakened by many injured absentees. Chelsea were only able to manage a 1-1 draw […]

International sports, Champions League football: Arsenal in Belgian comeback

European Champions League, (GenevaLunch) – Eduardo da Silva scored the winning goal for Arsenal as they came back from  2-0 down against Standard Liege to win 2-3. In the big game of the evening Inter Milan and Barcelona seemed more concerned with defending than attacking and the final result of 0-0 looked inevitable. Liverpool beat Hungarian […]