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Italy
Can Ante Rebic inspire Milan to Europe?
12:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

AC Milan saw their season hit rock bottom when high-flying Atalanta humiliated them before Christmas humiliation. It ended a disappointing 2019 during which three managers oversaw the squad. In January the club responded. Zlatan Ibrahimovic…

Champions League
Manchester City fallout: Do the Sky Blues go to war against UEFA?
15:01 Sunday 16th February 2020

When Love United/Hate Glazer snowflakes claim Manchester United’s absentee owners put nothing back into the club, it’s easy to point out the Americans spent more than a billion pounds sterling on players after taking control of…

Italy
How can AC Milan cope after a heavy exodus?
08:01 Friday 14th February 2020

AC Milan cut ties with six players in the January transfer window. Under new owners Elliott Management, the club is expected to raise its profile and commercial appeal. The seven-time European champions recorded a €146 million…

Italy
Victor Moses repaying Antonio Conte's faith at Inter
19:01 Thursday 13th February 2020

Roberto Di Matteo didn't last long as Chelsea’s permanent manager after leading the club to Champions League glory as interim boss in 2012. But one player he signed that summer has been ever-present in the team.…

Italy
Did Solskjaer's comment revitalise Alexis Sanchez?
12:00 Thursday 13th February 2020

Last month, Ole Gunnar Solskajaer insisted Alexis Sanchez would prove everyone wrong before returning to Manchester United. This was met with predictable scoffs and mocking from all around. Then again, he spoke with confidence about someone…

Transfers
Why is Keisuke Honda at Botafogo?
12:01 Friday 7th February 2020

A few competitions develop reputations as retirement leagues by signing famous stars playing out the string. The Campeonato Brasileiro doesn't deserve the tag. Yes, Selecao legends Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo all returned to Samba Nation…

Italy
Can Daniel Maldini make a difference for Milan this season?
12:00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

27 May 2007. Paolo Maldini’s AC Milan are back home from lifting the Champions League trophy two days prior. Clarence Seedorf takes part in an event in which he plays a game against fifteen small children. He tiptoes past almost…

Spain
Can Suso fuel Sevilla's top-four hopes?
16:01 Sunday 2nd February 2020

Suso’s dream at Milan came to a bitter end. After being isolated under Stefano Pioli, he’s found himself deemed unnecessary to plans after a five-year stay.  But one door closing has opened up another. The Spaniard has returned…

Italy
Theo Hernandez leading AC Milan's resurgence from the back
08:00 Sunday 2nd February 2020

When Theo Hernandez left his birthplace, Marseille, to join Atletico Madrid at the age of nine, the young boy must have dreamed of exploits in the Spanish capital, but the dream took a different path in 2017. He was signed by cross-town…

Italy
Can Napoli use Juventus victory as a catalyst?
12:01 Thursday 30th January 2020

Napoli’s once top-of-the-table encounter with Juventus had assumed the tag of just another game as the reigning Champions visited the Stadio Sao Paolo. The reason for that is not far-fetched. Gli Azzurri has taken several steps backwards…

Italy
How can AC Milan get out of this mess?
09:00 Tuesday 21st January 2020

AC Milan are in a colossal mess. After a brilliant campaign with Sampdoria, Marco Giampaolo replaced Gennaro Gattuso to begin the season. Life at San Siro wasn't so well lit and he was sacked in short order. Stefano Pioli took over…

Italy
Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

Spain
Reinier Jesus: Who is Real Madrid's latest target?
19:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

Long before the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City began splashing the cash to acquire the best players in the world, Real Madrid has been in the same habit. The Spanish giants are famous for it, hence the Galacticos nickname.…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eleven keepers keeping
08:00 Tuesday 31st December 2019

On the eleventh day of football, UEFA gave to me Eleven keepers keeping Ten lads-a-leaping, Nine ladies playing, Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two…

Italy
Why Gattuso crushes Sarri's Napoli foundation
09:01 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli reign got off to the worst possible start against Parma on Saturday. Gli Azzurri was down after just three minutes in Naples. Although they rallied back to restore parity, the resilient visitors struck the…