General Football Thread


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Saturday, 7 August. German champions Bayern Munich, also Cup winners, win the newly-reinstated German Supercup for the 4th time after defeating league runners-up Schalke 04 2-0 in Augsburg thanks to goals from German internationals Thomas Müller (75) and Miroslav Klose (81).



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Friday, 13 August. Real Madrid wins the Franz Beckenbauer Cup after defeating German giants Bayern Munich 4-2 on penalties following a goalless draw. The match was also a testimonial for German legend Franz Beckenbauer, himself a former Bayern player and the club's honorary president.



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Saturday, 21 August. Spanish champions Barcelona win the Spanish Super Cup after defeating Copa del Rey holders Sevilla 5-3 on aggregate following a 4-0 win at home.



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Also on Saturday, 21 August, Italian champions and Cup holders Inter Milan win the Italian Super Cup for the record 5th time after defeating Cup runners-up Roma 3-1 at home.



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Tuesday, 24 August. Real Madrid wins the Santiago Bernabéu Trophy for the 21st time following a 2-0 win over Uruguayan champs Peñarol in a rematch from 1998 courtesy of goals from Ángel di María (67) and Rafael van der Vaart's last-gasp penalty (90).



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Wednesday, 25 August. Spanish champions Barcelona win another trophy, this time the Joan Gamper Trophy, for the 34th time after beating A.C. Milan 3-1 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.



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Something I also forgot last month:
Friday, 27 August. UEFA Europa League winners Atlético Madrid win another title, this time the U.E.F.A. Super Cup, after defeating European champions Inter Milan 2-0 in Monaco thanks to goals from José Antonio Reyes (62) and Sergio Agüero (83).



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edge_of_the_wire said:
Something I also forgot last month:
Friday, 27 August. U.E.F.A. Europa League winners Atlético Madrid win another title, this time the U.E.F.A. Super Cup, after defeating European champions Inter Milan 2-0 in Monaco thanks to goals from José Antonio Reyes (62) and Sergio Agüero (83).
:shock: :shock: :shock: Aren't they a bit old to be playing football


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Teams that are currently playing in the Bundesliga this season:
1. Bayern Munich (Champions)
2. Schalke 04
3. Werder Bremen
4. Bayer Leverkusen
5. Borussia Dortmund
6. VfB Stuttgart
7. Hamburg
8. Wolfsburg
9. Mainz
10. Eintracht Frankfurt
11. Hoffenheim
12. Borussia Mönchengladbach
13. Cologne
14. Freiburg
15. Hannover 96
16. Nuremberg
17. Kaiserslautern (Promoted)
18. St. Pauli (Promoted)


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Teams that qualified for this season's UEFA Champions League:
Group A
Inter Milan/ Italy (Champions)
Tottenham Hotspur/ England
Werder Bremen/ Germany
Twente Enschede/ Holland

Group B
Benfica/ Portugal
Lyon/ France
Schalke 04/ Germany
Hapoel Tel Aviv/ Israel

Group C
Valencia/ Spain
Manchester United/ England
Rangers/ Scotland
Bursaspor/ Turkey

Group D
Barcelona/ Spain
Copenhagen/ Denmark
Rubin Kazan/ Russia
Panathinaikos/ Greece

Group E
Basel/ Switzerland
Bayern Munich/ Germany
Roma/ Italy
C.F.R. Cluj/ Romania

Group F
Chelsea/ England
Marseille/ France
Spartak Moscow/ Russia
Žilina/ Slovakia

Group G
Auxerre/ France
Real Madrid/ Spain
Ajax Amsterdam/ Holland
A.C. Milan/ Italy

Group H
Partizan Belgrade/ Serbia
Arsenal/ England
Sporting Braga/ Portugal
Shakhtar Donetsk/ Ukraine


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GOOOOOO REEEEEEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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rockin_plumber said:
Screamy said:
GOOOOOO REEEEEEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:blaze: :blaze: :blaze: :blaze: :edmetal: :edmetal: :edmetal: :edmetal: :edmetal:

:withstupid: but it aint lookin good :(

you can say that again mate... :( :( :x

are those two guys having a birthday today or what?! great shots...


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Teams currently playing in the UEFA Europa League this season:
Group A
Lech Poznań/ Poland
Manchester City/ England
Juventus/ Italy
Red Bull Salzburg/ Austria

Group B
Bayer Leverkusen/ Germany
Rosenborg/ Norway
Aris/ Greece
Atlético Madrid/ Spain (Champions)

Group C
Sporting Lisbon/ Portugal
Levski Sofia/ Bulgaria
Lille/ France
Gent/ Belgium

Group D
P.A.O.K./ Greece
Dinamo Zagreb/ Croatia
Villarreal/ Spain
Club Brugge/ Belgium

Group E
B.A.T.E. Borisov/ Belarus
A.Z. Alkmaar/ Holland
Sheriff Tiraspol/ Moldova
Dynamo Kiev/ Ukraine

Group F
C.S.K.A. Moscow/ Russia
Sparta Prague/ Czech Republic
Palermo/ Italy
Lausanne/ Switzerland

Group G
Zenit St. Petersburg/ Russia
A.E.K. Athens/ Greece
Hajduk Split/ Croatia
Anderlecht/ Belgium

Group H
VfB Stuttgart/ Germany
Young Boys/ Switzerland
Getafe/ Spain
Odense/ Denmark

Group I
Sampdoria/ Italy
P.S.V. Eindhoven/ Holland
Metalist Kharkiv/ Ukraine
Debrecen/ Hungary

Group J
Paris Saint-Germain/ France
Sevilla/ Spain
Borussia Dortmund/ Germany
Karpaty Lviv/ Ukraine

Group K
Liverpool/ England
Napoli/ Italy
Utrecht/ Holland
Steaua Bucharest/ Romania

Group L
Porto/ Portugal
Beşiktaş/ Turkey
C.S.K.A. Sofia/ Bulgaria
Rapid Vienna/ Austria



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WOW the Europa League :shock:

When does that start :roll:

on a side note....

The Europe League when compared to the Champions League is a bit of a joke LOL
NO... A LOT OF A JOKE LOL a Mickey Mouse competition.
In terms of prestige the difference is like the FA Cup and the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. LOL
Basically its a booby prize if you get knocked out the Champions League too early.....

How about the "Champions League" which is really just another Europe League, after all
finishing fourth in your country gets you qualification :roll: maybe this would be a way of
giving the Europa League some credibility....
If you win the Europa League you automatically qualify for the "Champions League"


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rockin_plumber, let's hope that your beloved team Liverpool win the Europa League for the record 4th time next season (Who knows?)
Teams that are currently competing in the La Liga this season:
1. Barcelona (Champions)
2. Real Madrid
3. Valencia
4. Sevilla
5. Real Mallorca
6. Getafe
7. Villarreal
8. Athletic Bilbao
9. Atlético Madrid
10. Deportivo La Coruña
11. Espanyol
12. Osasuna
13. Almería
14. Real Zaragoza
15. Sporting Gijón
16. Racing Santander
17. Málaga
18. Real Sociedad (Promoted)
19. Hércules (Promoted)
20. Levante (Promoted)


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Here are the teams that qualified for next month's FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates:
Internacional (South American champions/ Brazil)
Inter Milan (European champions/ Italy)

Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma (Asian champions/ South Korea)
T.P. Mazembe (African champions/ Democratic Republic of Congo)
Pachuca (North American champions/ Mexico)

Hekari United (Oceanian champions/ Papua New Guinea)
Al-Wahda (United Arab Emirates) (Hosts)