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Groundhopper Guide to SK Rapid Wien

September 24, 2021

West Ham opened their Europa League group stage action with a 2-0 road win over Dinamo Zagreb, and now the Irons return to London Stadium for their first home contest of the competition. Groundhopper Soccer Guides introduces you to their opponent, SK Rapid Wien of the Austrian Bundesliga. Introduction to Sportklub Rapid Wien Officially named…

Groundhopper Guide to NŠ Mura

September 24, 2021

Tottenham Hotspur opened the inaugural Europa Conference League group stage action with a draw at Stade Rennais in France. They return to London to face NŠ Mura. Groundhopper Guides introduces you to their Slovenian opponents. Introduction to Nogometna šola Mura Often referred to as NŠ Mura or just Mura, the Black and Whites play in…

Groundhopper Guide to FC Porto

September 22, 2021

Liverpool opened 2021-22 UEFA Champions League group stage action with a 3-2 home win over AC Milan, and travel to Portugal for their first away game. Let Groundhopper Soccer Guides introduce you to their opponents, FC Porto of Portugal’s Primeira Liga. Introduction to Futebol Clube do Porto FC Porto are considered one of the ‘Big…

Groundhopper Guide to Stade Rennais FC

September 10, 2021

After a comeback performance in the second leg of the playoff round in the first-ever Europa Conference League, Tottenham open group stage action with a trip to France. Let Groundhopper Soccer Guides introduce you to Stade Rennais FC of the French Ligue 1. UPDATED September 17, 2021: Stade Rennais opened with a 2-2 tie against…

Groundhopper Guide to RB Leipzig

September 10, 2021

Manchester City start their 2021-22 Champions League journey facing one of the fastest-rising clubs in Germany before traveling to France to face the Messi-led PSG squad. We have previously featured PSG (and offer tickets to their home fixtures), so now let Groundhopper Soccer Guides introduce you to RB Leipzig of the Bundesliga. UPDATED Sept. 16,…

Groundhopper Guide to BSC Young Boys

September 10, 2021

Manchester United open Champions League action in Switzerland and then return home to face the 2021 Europa League champions, Villarreal. We have already featured Villarreal during their Europa League title run, so now let Groundhopper Soccer Guides introduce you to BSC Young Boys of the Swiss Super League. UPDATED Sept. 15, 2021: After the first…

Groundhopper Guide to Zenit St. Petersburg

September 10, 2021

Chelsea will start their defense of the Champions League title in group stage action with Zenit St. Petersburg and then Juventus, their two UCL foes in September. We have previously introduced you to Juventus of Italy's Serie A, so now let Groundhopper Soccer Guides introduce you to Zenit of the Russian Premier League. UPDATED Sept.…

Groundhopper Guide to Dinamo Zagreb

September 10, 2021

Playing in a European competition for the first time since 2016-17, West Ham United will make the journey to Croatia to open action in the 2021-22 Europa League. Let Groundhopper Soccer Guides introduce you to their opponent, Dinamo Zagreb of Croatia’s First Football League. UPDATED September 17, 2021: Dinamo Zagreb opened group stage action with…

Groundhopper Guide to Villarreal CF

May 20, 2021

Most groundhoppers know Manchester United and the rich history of the 13-time Premier League champions. But Man U faced a somewhat unknown squad in the 2021 Europa League finals. Meet Spain’s Villarreal CF. An up-and-coming club in La Liga, based out of a coastal city famous for ceramics, Villarreal CF captured their first European Trophy since…

Groundhopper Guide to Granada CF

April 1, 2021

Granada CF is a Spanish football club which many folks will recognize as Manchester United's opponents in the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League. Here is a brief history and some background information about the Nazaríes and the Spanish city they call home. Introduction to Granada Club de Fútbol Granada Club de Fútbol, known simply as Granada or…

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