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Champions League
Britannia Rules the Super Cup
08:00 Sunday 19th May 2019

English football fans are abuzz about Premier League teams annexing both European trophies. Some forget there's a third. At summer's end, the Champions and Europa League winners will meet at the Vodafone Park in Istanbul for the UEFA…

Premier League
Equal Time: Despite Arsenal, Chelsea dominance in Europa League, La Liga still better
08:00 Tuesday 7th May 2019

It's highly possible that Azerbaijan faces an imminent British invasion. Two London clubs are on course to meet in the Europa League final in Baku. Chelsea claimed an away goal advantage over Eintracht Frankfurt in a semifinal…

Champions League
Can Arsenal's attack deliver Europa League glory?
15:00 Sunday 5th May 2019

After three consecutive losses, Arsenal finally responded when it mattered most, crafting a 3-1 home win against Valencia in the first leg of the Europa League semifinal. The Gunners are now in the driver's seat for a place in the final.…

Spain
Forget bats; Valencia are UEFA's dark phoenix
17:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Top clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are still fighting to become a strong force to be reckoned with in European football. But Valencia has reached seven major continental finals and won four of them. On the domestic…

Premier League
Premier League juggernauts preparing to invade Europe
09:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Fans of European Leagues sound like Claude Juncker. The EU Brexit negotiator spends most press conferences repeating how UK citizens overvalue themselves. Similarly, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga enthusiasts insist Premier League followers…

Premier League
Arsenal home invincibility igniting their success
09:00 Thursday 4th April 2019

Sacked managers are a common sight leaving most clubs. For more than two decades, Arsenal was different. The Gunners stuck with Arsene Wenger for 22 years. Long after the need for a fresh face, Unai Emery finally arrived. Fans, the board, even…

Premier League
Why Arsenal can trust Unai Emery
09:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

A dynasty in decline. That was Arsenal in Arsene Wenger's final years. In the Frenchman's final two campaigns, the Gunners fell out of the Champions League places. Some years before, he likened finishing in the top four to winning a…

European Football
Why a competitive Premier League drives England's Champions League ascendance
09:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

A quick glance at the Champions and Europa League quarterfinals draws makes great reading for English football fans. Six Premier League teams rank in the final 16. Spain can claim only half as many, Portugal and Italy two apiece while Germany…

Premier League
In which basket do the Premier League Top-6 put their eggs after the quarter-final draws?
12:00 Monday 18th March 2019

So the draw for the Champions League and Europa League has been made, and England’s top six know their fate. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea have all made it into the quarter-finals of their…

Opinion
Olivier Giroud gives perfect answer to critics
13:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

Lack of goals threatened Maurizio Sarri’s future in the Chelsea dugout early into his reign. The Italian manager resorted to desperate measures to solve the problem. First choice striker Alvaro Morata had to go, even if it was just on…

Features
Europa League critical to Chelsea, Sarri
17:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Once Roman Abramovich purchased the club, Chelsea grew into a European force. Jose Mourinho and other great managers lived under the pressure to deliver every season. The Russian's vast resources and insatiable interest dominated the…

Spain
Can Getafe pull off a Champions League qualification surprise?
15:00 Tuesday 5th March 2019

After a slow start, Barcelona has maintained top spot in La Liga as the rest of the teams following from behind. Beating arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday solidified that position as the Blaugrana all but secured…

Premier League
Did Brendan Rodgers need to rush into Leicester City?
08:00 Sunday 3rd March 2019

Brendan Rodgers made a name for himself as a top manager in the modern game. His success at Swansea City earned a deserved move to Liverpool in 2012.  After three seasons in which the club made significant progress but narrowly missed…

Italy
Nerazzurri go to the front line in war on player power
14:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

When Neymar forced a transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017, player power came to the fore in football. Despite claiming €222 million through the sale, the Blaugrana remain bitter about losing the supposed…

Europa League
How Europa League results can influence Old Firm revival
09:00 Thursday 13th December 2018

Celtic head into their final Europa League group match against an in-form Red Bull Salzburg side. A win catapults the Scottish side into the round of 32 but no one in any competition has won against the Austrian champions this term. Brendan…