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‘Big Money’ Kills a Beautiful Game

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With tonight’s games Barcelona vs Arsenal and Bayern vs Juventus, the UEFA-Champions League (CL) is once again the talk of the town all over Europe. A unified Europe – what the EU so terribly misses to achieve – the ‘beautiful game’ of football gathers millions of europeans from Sweden to Sicily to barock-composer Georg Frederic Handel’s CL-anthem “Die Meister, Die Besten, Les …

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Dangerous Success

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‘It’s difficult to get to the top, but even harder to stay there.’ This quote from Real Madrid player Alvaro Arbeola highlights a remarkable fact. Since the start of the ‘Uefa Champions League’ in 1992, not a single winning team of the trophy could defend the title the following season. It’s hard to stay on top – is not only …

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