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Spain
Has Lionel Messi taken free-kicks to another level?
08:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

Everyone knows how dangerous Lionel Messi is whenever he runs at opposition defences with the ball at his feet. At 32, time isn't on his side. Pace will leave him in two or three years. Of course, that will make it all the easier to…

Italy
Radja Nainggolan: Inter's loss, Cagliari's gain
12:01 Friday 15th November 2019

When Inter threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at Borussia Dortmund earlier in the month, questions were again raised regarding the club’s chances of success this season. For a side that spent over €150m on transfer fees in the summer…

Premier League
Man United's dynamic front three starting to prove worth
19:01 Tuesday 12th November 2019

Throughout my lifetime, Manchester United Football Club have been synonymous with two things; developing young footballers, while playing swashbuckling football - most notably down the wings. In the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, the Old Trafford…

Italy
Is a storm brewing between Sarri and Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Tuesday 12th November 2019

A 2-1 victory over Inter last month was what it took for Juventus to climb to the top of the Serie A table. The club's loyal supporters heaved a sigh of relief after contemplating the prospect of losing their crown to Antonio Conte's…

Premier League
Has Christian Pulisic turned Chelsea situation around?
12:01 Monday 11th November 2019

In a summer when they lost their best player o Real Madrid, Chelsea took a heavy blow when FIFA upheld their transfer ban. Nevertheless, the Blues remain grateful they had earlier completed a deal for former Borussia Dortmund superstar, Christian…

Bundesliga
Why Joshua Kimmich's versatility is a Bayern Munich masterstroke
14:00 Saturday 9th November 2019

Bayern Munich is in a colossal mess right now. The Bavarians suffered a 5-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, after Jerome Boateng conceded a red card in the early proceedings. Two days later, the Bavarian giants parted ways…

Spain
Winning ugly not acceptable at Barcelona
08:00 Friday 8th November 2019

When you hold to the highest standard, it's difficult to enjoy your football. Anything less than comprehensive excellence feels like a major crisis. Barcelona occupy first place both in La Liga and their Champions League group but…

Spain
Is La Liga now the world's most competitive division?
17:01 Thursday 7th November 2019

I can’t decide whether to write ‘this century’ or ‘this millennium’ when referencing La Liga’s recent dominance in European competition. Both read like a four-year-old saying, “Never in all my life.”…

Premier League
Why Arsenal risks losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
08:00 Thursday 7th November 2019

After years of lighting up the Bundesliga with a superb goal scoring record for Borussia Dortmund, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stepped up to Arsenal. The Gabonese international moved to England in January 2018 with high hopes. Arsene Wenger was…

Premier League
Is Raheem Sterling's form Ballon d'Or worthy?
19:01 Wednesday 6th November 2019

Last season, Manchester City's 'fourmidables' scooped every single domestic trophy on offer. Pep Guardiola's men were run close by a spirited Liverpool side, though the blue half of Manchester were the ones left celebrating…

Bundesliga
David Wagner making a statement with Schalke
12:01 Saturday 2nd November 2019

Schalke gambled on David Wagner's appointment last summer given his and the club's recent history. Both parties struggled to find success in their last two campaigns. Each needed a fresh start. Despite leading Huddersfield Town to the…

Spain
Is Carlos Vela a viable January option for Barcelona?
12:00 Thursday 31st October 2019

Los Angeles FC superstar, Carlos Vela, has been a constant on the back pages of major newspapers over the last few days. The attacker scored twice and assisted another over the weekend, leading his side to victory against LA Galaxy…

Premier League
Has Sadio Mane perfected the art of helping Liverpool win?
17:00 Tuesday 29th October 2019

A famed member of the deadly front three at Anfield, Sadio Mane, has become a cult hero at Liverpool. The Senegal international has been instrumental to the club’s success over the last few years. After coming agonisingly close to…

Spain
Poor away form could be Barca's undoing this season
08:00 Monday 28th October 2019

When they took to the Sinobo Stadium pitch to face Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Barcelona encountered an all too familiar problem. The Catalans struggled to impress away from home yet again. The hosts put up a resilient…

Netherlands
Ajax's Quincy Promes gamble paying off
08:01 Sunday 27th October 2019

In a summer where five prodigious talents departed Amsterdam for almost €200m, a 27-year-old Sevilla outcast was Ajax's biggest signing. Quincy Promes' reputation suffered a hit in Spain. He is reshaping it, justifying the Eredivisie champions'…