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What we learned from Juventus’ demolition job away at AS Monaco

Last night, we witnessed what happens when the immovable object meets the irresistible force. The top scorers in Europe went toe-to-toe with the epitome of resolute defending. AS Monaco welcomed Juventus to the Stade Louis II and what followed blew our minds. Read More »

Assessing the teams in the League One playoffs

It’s come to that time of the season where we see which teams have been relegated or promoted. We also see what teams are capable of playoff places. Most leagues still have games left but League One has pretty much all been decided this season. Read More »

Atletico Madrid bear weight of Lisbon and Milan against Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone

The crowds poured out of the resplendent Santiago Bernabeu after what was another memorable European night for Los Blancos. Half of Madrid was jubilant while the other departed with their heads down after being dismantled by their city rivals. Read More »

Is academy football letting the side down or being let down?

English academy football production is on the decline.

Some truly superb players have graced football courtesy the game’s most impressive academies. La Masia, Ajax, Southampton, the list goes on. However, in more recent times, there has been a dearth in talent emerging from academy football. Non-League clubs are contributing more players to the English Football League. Rather than upping their own game, most English clubs prefer to import young talent. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid: Fantastic in the Champions League; limping to the finish in La Liga

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid is the team in the Champions League this year. They can also win La Liga but they're struggling domestically.

In its Champions League semifinal first leg, Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid showed why it’s been the most consistent scoring team in Europe this term. Against capital rivals Atletico, Los Blancos all but secured a place in the Cardiff final with a three-nil victory. The Madridistas are averaging three goals per match in the knockout rounds after scoring 16 in the group stages. ... Read More »

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