Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny (R) tackles Bayern Munich’s Claudio Pizarro (L). (Getty Images)

Champions League Comment

Guardian writer Barney Ronay says the first leg of this Champions League displayed a “moderate” Bayern Munich. “Wait till they really get going,” Ronay writes.

According to football author Musa Okwonga, Manchester United manager David Moyes cannot afford “another summer transfer window of near-misses.”

ESPN FC writer Stefan Buczko predicts a “struggling” Hamburg SV will still prove to be a “tricky foe” for Dortmund this Saturday.

The Telegraph’s Jim White asks, “What is it about English clubs and Scandinavian referees?” White says Manuel Pellegrini was “wrong to blame Manchester City’s defeat to Barcelona on the referee.”

Football expert David Anderson predicts a “bleak” future for Liverpool. (Getty Images)

Mirror’s David Anderson explores why the future for Liverpool “would be bleak if they fail to land Champions League football this season.”

A Metro blog says the Champions League is a “poorer competition” without Liverpool.

Eurosport’s Ben Lyttleton highlights “five things we learned from Champions League this week.”

The Guardian’s Paul Campbell discusses whether punishing a foul with a penalty, a red card and a suspension is “too harsh.”

In Other News

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque tells the AFP Brazil could “crack under the pressure” as this year’s World Cup hosts “bid to exorcise the ghosts of their 1950 nightmare.”  

Compiled by INSIDER’s Nicole Bennett 

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