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Spain
Would Barcelona domestic clean sweep earn Ernesto Valverde more time?
17:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

On the face of it, Ernesto Valverde is doing an admirable job as Barcelona manager. The Spanish tactician’s delivered four trophies since taking over the reins two years ago. Delve a little deeper, though, and all isn’t so upbeat…

Italy
Can Luciano Spalletti open Juventus to Champions League possibilities?
09:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

Serie A bears a striking resemblance to playground football. Bear with me. I’m not disparaging Lega Calcio’s quality at all. Nor am I taking a dig at all the ugly name calling and crude mimicry that rains down from the stands although…

Features
Are Juventus truly a better team with Cristiano Ronaldo?
15:00 Friday 24th May 2019

When we conquer a town, there is always the desire to move forward and conquer a city. That's why it's really no surprise to see Juventus becoming so desperate to win the Champions League - as domestic success has become…

Opinion
Success is overrated
12:00 Thursday 23rd May 2019

If you are first, you are first. If you are second, you are nothing. The late great Bill Shankly's quote was thrown back in Liverpool supporters' faces when they were pipped to the title by Manchester City. How ironic that…

Italy
Why Jose Mourinho should be next Juventus manager
09:00 Tuesday 21st May 2019

From the moment Ajax stunned Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinal last month, Massimiliano Allegri knew he was only surviving on borrowed time in Turin. That privilege elapses at the end of the season.  Despite clinching…

Spain
Valencia, Getafe, Sevilla: which will play in next season's Champions League?
12:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Barcelona strolled to another La Liga title this season. Before the careless walk, the Catalans established a long leap away from Madrid rivals, Atletico and Real. It is a photo finish for the final Champions League spot, however. Valencia,…

Premier League
Can Guardiola mark a domestic treble as progress following European troubles?
09:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Manchester City broke records on the way to their historic double in the 2017/18 campaign. Finishing the season with 100 points meant the Sky Blues had raised the bar so high, others had to raise their game to be able to merely compete.…

France
3 summer resolutions for Paris Saint-Germain
09:00 Wednesday 15th May 2019

The takeover by Qatari Sports Investments transformed Paris Saint-Germain into a European Juggernaut. This began in 2011. Since then, the Parisians have capitalized France, winning a combined 15 domestic accolades including six…

Spain
Real Madrid's performance under Zinedine Zidane vindicates Julen Lopetegui
08:00 Wednesday 15th May 2019

It has been a season to forget for Real Madrid after the tremendous success from twelve months ago. Zinedine Zidane capped off a third campaign with the club by leading, the team to an unexpected treble of Champions League trophy wins.…

European Football
What does the future hold for Christian Eriksen?
10:00 Sunday 12th May 2019

London is a beautiful city with much to offer. Theatre, clubs, restaurants, gardens, colleges and universities with the highest standard. Anyone who visits would want to live there. Footballers too. If there is a city with more football…

Premier League
The three sides of Manchester United's 2018/19 Premier League season
08:00 Sunday 12th May 2019

Robert Evans was a legendary Hollywood producer for Paramount Studios. His fingerprints can be lifted from dozens of Hollywood’s best films, including Rosemary’s Baby, Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown. In his autobiography,…

Features
Barca, PSG both lost in Europe
17:00 Saturday 11th May 2019

A tournament of surprises, defiance, disbelief, and uncertainties, that is the best way to describe this season's Champions League. Once again, the competition lived up to its billing, validating its status as Europe's top…

Spain
Why Barcelona must reunite with the Prodigal Neymar
12:00 Friday 10th May 2019

The scripture gave a hint about the Neymar-Barcelona saga. The Prodigal son's greed brought the idea of leaving his father's mansion to his mind. In the end, he came back begging because there were no greener pastures outside. To his…

Italy
Is Antonio Conte the right man to take Roma forward?
09:00 Friday 10th May 2019

The rumours and speculations were finally laid to rest when Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked by Roma in March. The former Sassuolo manager moved to the capital city club in 2017 after excelling with the Black and Greens whom he led to a sixth-place…

Premier League
Is Scott Mctominay Manchester United's hidden gem?
15:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Since Manchester United's ill-fated first-leg loss to Barcelona, everything seems to have gone downhill. Perhaps their 4-0 bashing at the Nou Camp could have been predicted. When one takes a closer look at their hard-fought victory at Old…