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Tactical Analysis
How Mario Mandzukic Is thriving as Gonzalo Higuain's natural successor at Juventus
12:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's signing represents a historic coup for Juventus. Acquiring the icon designated the Bianconeri as European heavyweights courtesy his Champions League bona fides. Such status previously eluded the Old Lady despite…

Spain
Why the Real Madrid clock is already ticking on Julen Lopetegui
15:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

Many high-ranking members in the RFEF still fault Julen Lopetegui for La Roja’s poor run at Russia 2018. After all, it can't be their fault. They fired him on the tournament's eve, but he agreed to join Real Madrid following the…

Opinion
Why Puskas Award voting proves fans should have no say in awards
17:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

Humility can make one popular. In turn, popularity can deliver unexpected benefits. Going into the FIFA “Best Awards” ceremony, not many, as in pretty much no one, expected Mohamed Salah to be a prime contender for the reputed Puskas…

Italy
Can Napoli challenge Juventus under Carlo Ancelotti?
14:00 Saturday 29th September 2018

Juventus has had its way in Serie A for seven straight seasons. On each occasion, the Old Lady secured the Scudetto with relative ease. Napoli and Roma have been the closest challengers. Inter and AC Milan, two giants of Italian football, have…

Spain
Why Mariano Diaz can become Real Madrid's new goal machine
12:00 Wednesday 26th September 2018

Real Madrid made a rather unexpected move this summer when activating the £30-million release clause to bring Mariano Diaz back to the Santiago Bernabeu. The 25-year-old was sold to Ligue 1 side Lyon 15 months ago as there was no space…

International
Equal Time: Portugal is prepared for life after Cristiano Ronaldo
08:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's place as Portugal's greatest player is sealed. When dusk falls on a talisman's career, the national team is often reluctant to move forward. Fernando Santos' young squad represents the perfect time to do…

Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo red card: Did referee Felix Brych get it wrong?
18:00 Thursday 20th September 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo was issued a straight red card by referee Felix Brych as Juventus faced Valencia at the Mestalla. The Portuguese captain was making his first Champions League appearance for the Italian champions after his remarkable…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 1
12:05 Tuesday 18th September 2018

After a three-and-a-half-month waiting period, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League are back. Even though the tournament qualifiers started back in June, now we're at the group stages as things start to get interesting.…

International
FIFA FIFPro World XI: Which players merit selection?
09:00 Thursday 13th September 2018

In the footballing galaxy, September is defined by three events; international window, Champions League and FIFA Best Awards. Of the trio, it can be argued the latter is most eagerly anticipated. Over the past decade, attempting to oust…

Opinion
Why Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi should be in FIFA Awards final three
09:00 Monday 10th September 2018

As the FIFA best player award approaches, it is curious to see who will be given the top prize. World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi, who led Barcelona to the double, were both ignored. The shortlist of the top three players…

Spain
How Karim Benzema is benefiting from Ronaldo's Real Madrid exit
12:00 Wednesday 5th September 2018

Karim Benzema is a man on fire. 'He’s a different Benzema,' Monday's AS cover boldly read, accompanied with a stylish image of the Frenchman following another assured performance for Real Madrid. Yet Julen Lopetegui claims…

Italy
Why Cristiano Ronaldo's league form won't bother Juventus
15:00 Saturday 25th August 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo made his long-awaited Serie A debut last Saturday. The Portuguese failed to make a significant impact in the league opener away at Chievo Verona. That did not prevent the team from doing what it does best in Italy: win. Juventus…

Spain
Will failure to replace Cristiano Ronaldo be catastrophic for Real Madrid?
15:00 Thursday 23rd August 2018

Liverpool recovered from the Philippe Coutinho loss to Barcelona, by reaching the Champions League final. But that was because Jurgen Klopp hit jackpot with Mohamed Salah. After nine tremendous seasons at the Santiago Bernabéu,…

Italy
Why Inter Milan will challenge Juventus for the Scudetto
17:00 Sunday 19th August 2018

Forget Cristiano Ronaldo’s ground-breaking Italian invasion. Expert knowledge of any terrain is key. Never mind Carlo Ancelotti’s understated homecoming or Eusebio de Francesco's Roman soldiers who always seem to get as good…

Italy
How long can Juventus' championship window remain open?
09:00 Sunday 19th August 2018

Juventus have dominated Italian football this decade. The Old Lady's won seven Scudettos in a row. In the last four years, she's also added the Coppa Italia. That's four consecutive league/cup doubles. As domestic success became…

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