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Real Madrid Out to Create History and other Talking Points from Atletico 2-1 Real (Agg:2-4)

Real Madrid lost to cross-town neighbours Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the second leg of their UCL Semi-Final, but advanced to the Final on an aggregate score of 4-2. Isco’s goal was enough to cancel out the effect of Saul and Griezmann’s goals for the home side. Atletico began the match with a bang, storming into […]

6 Key Talking Points from the pulsating draw between Barcelona and Juventus

Juventus advance to the Semi-Finals of the Champions League with an aggregate score of 3-0 after a stalemate draw at Camp Nou. The Spanish mega club failed to overturn a seemingly impossible deficit, and even their fortress couldn’t help them save their season. With this win, Juventus have now avenged their UCL final defeat at […]

Champions League quarter-finals draw: Who will make the final four?

The Champions League quarter-finals draw did not disappoint on Friday as the last eight teams in European football’s elite found out their fate. With some real footballing heavyweights going toe-to-toe next month, the battle to make the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff looks set to be tightly contested. Here is a breakdown of […]

How did Jardim get it so right and Pep get it so wrong in AS Monaco vs Manchester City?

As someone who writes about coaches and tactics, I was interested in watching the return leg of the Monaco/Manchester City matchup. Setting aside the obscene number of goals in the first match, there were two questions in my mind I could not wait to see how Leonardo Jardim addressed. The first was the line-up. Monaco […]

What Do Real Madrid Need to Do to Win the Champions League this Year?

Listening to Zinedine Zidane, the Real Madrid manager, it seems they are really determined to defend their title this year. Looking at the past statistics, elite European teams can bag consecutive national titles, win premium knockout trophies or win the Europa League consistently, but it’s not characteristic. Surprisingly, retaining the Champions League title has been […]

Girouds Omission From Champions League, Another Arsenal Gaffe

Arsenal have been involved in several gaffe in the past especially one that involves how a player’s injury was managed. The recent injury to Mesut Ozil was a case in point. The German playmaker was ruled out by its national team medical staff for a period of three months in October. But Arsene Wenger was […]

Hector Bellerin Set For Arsenal Start VS Anderlecht

Arsenal face stern competition on Tuesday night as his side face Anderlecht in a must win match should they hope of coming out of the toppling the group. Arsenal lost to Borussia Dortmund in their first Champions League encounter and ended up winning their second Group stage match against a helpless Galatasary in a 5-1 […]

Chelsea vs NK Maribor-Likely Line Up

After a comfortable 2-1 away win at the Selhurst Park over Crystal Palace on Saturday, Chelsea directs attention to the Uefa champions league match day three fixture against Slovenian side NK Maribor at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Chelsea’s last outing in the champions league was against Sporting CP of Portugal in Lisbon where the visitors […]

Jose Mourinho Hints At Shock Start For Young Star

Ahead of Chelsea’s UEFA Champions’ League match against NK Maribor, the Slovenian Champions, Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has dropped a hint of a very rare start for midfielder Nathan Ake. Mourinho would be without midfielders Ramires, Andre Shurrle and John Obi Mikel, leaving Nemanja Matic and maybe Cesc Fabregas to the holding midfield role for […]

News – Manchester United Bid For Defender, Ozil Off, Hummels To Arsenal And More

Manchester United is set to make a £4m January bid for Ron Vlaar. Louis Van Gaal will look to reunite with his former international player Vlaar at Manchester this January. Manchester have struggled at the backline this season conceding cheap goals. The players at the back have found it increasingly difficult to play in the […]

Injury Update On Arteta, Ramsey, Giroud, Debuchy, Ospina And Ozil

With just 2 months gone into the new 2014/2015 football season, Arsenal currently has 7 players out of 25 registered for the new season, on the treatment table. According to a comprehensive compilation done by, Arsenal now occupy the 5th position in the injury log of English Premier League teams with David Ospina, Mesut […]

Why Man City Will Qualify For UCL 2nd Round Despite Bad Start

On Tuesday, 10th September, Man City was held to a draw in their home ground by Roma in the group stage fixtures for this season’s champion’s league. After the match which ended 1-1, there were headlines screaming about the failure of City to qualify from the group despite the fact that there are four matches […]

Wenger’s Defence In Crisis, Includes 4 Youngsters Against Galatasaray.

Arsenal’s dearth of defenders has meant that several youth players have been called up to train with the first team ahead of the Champions league match with Galatasaray on Wednesday. Already, Hector Bellerin and Isaac Hayden have three appearances for the first team in defence this season. The former played at right back against Borussia […]

Five Talking Points From Champions League Match Night One

It was a disappointing Champions League return for three of the four Premier League teams, with Liverpool the only English side to come out on top, and even they struggled during their narrow 2-0 victory over Ludogorets Razgra. Elsewhere, there were mixed fortunes for the La Liga sides, while the Serie A duo of Roma […]

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