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Italy
Juventus must be patient with Champions League dreams
08:00 Wednesday 24th April 2019

While a celebratory mood echoed over the Juventus stadium on Saturday, the underlying dissatisfaction merely waited to emerge again. The Old Lady became Italian Champions for the eighth straight season, yet something didn’t feel…

Premier League
Are you ready for all-England Champions and Europa League finals?
17:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The stage is set for the final four in both the Champions and Europa League. Four of the Premier League's top six reached this level. The two Manchester sides fell in the Champions League quarterfinal. Among Arsenal, Chelsea,…

Italy
Dybala, Icardi swap deal best for all parties
16:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

They are both Argentineans stranded at an adjacent career crossroad. Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi face an uncertain future at Juventus and Inter Milan respectively. A swap deal is speculated. Although very improbable, it is potentially…

Premier League
One relegation place, two teams: Between Brighton and Cardiff, who wants it less?
08:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

While the world was wondering how David De Gea let that ball get past him and Juventus allowed to Ajax do the same, Cardiff beat Brighton 2-0 away at the Amex. The relegation race is back on. The Bluebirds are two points behind the Seagulls…

Champions League
Tottenham deserving of Champions League progression
08:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

The Champions League is renowned for producing classic matches that make for exciting viewing anytime, anywhere. The 2005 final at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, involving Liverpool and AC Milan quickly comes to mind. Barcelona's…

Champions League
Is Ajax's Erik ten Hag the next hot managerial property?
12:00 Friday 12th April 2019

If you watched the Champions League quarterfinal first leg between Ajax and Juventus at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, you can be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu.  In the Round of 16 first leg at the fabled venue which…

Champions League
Underdogs under more pressure in Champions League
09:00 Tuesday 9th April 2019

Even though any team with a ticket ranked among the bosses in their domestic league in the season just past, Champions League isn’t a literal term. It’s a competition for the big clubs. Juggernauts are tipped to win the trophy every…

Premier League
How much will Arsenal miss Aaron Ramsey?
12:00 Sunday 7th April 2019

This summer, Aaron Ramsey has decided to call time on a glittering eleven-year spell at Arsenal Football Club. The teenage sensation arrived in North London a boy with the footballing world at his feet. He leaves a man with three FA Cup titles…

Italy
Is Roma worse off under Claudio Ranieri?
12:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Sacking Eusebio Di Francesco came as no surprise as speculations had been rife concerning his dismissal. Under the 49-year-old, the team was making little progress, if any. The Giallorossi were struggling to keep up with the pace of the league…

Italy
Juventus set for Scudetto coronation against AC Milan amid Moise Kean saga
09:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Amid the whole Moise Kean saga, Juventus can seal an eighth straight Scudetto with a victory over AC Milan today and a Napoli defeat to Genoa tomorrow. On 81 points, the Old Lady is 18 above Gli Azzurri. Eight games remain.  Juve's…

Italy
Moise Kean: Cristiano Ronaldo’s heir or just another Mario Balotelli? 
08:00 Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Balotelli are exceptionally gifted footballers. Only one has an exceptional attitude. While Ronaldo defies adversity, working tirelessly to master his craft, Balo sulks. Ronaldo would never dream of wearing…

Italy
Why Paulo Dybala must leave Juventus this season
16:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Like every Argentine forward not named Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala's struggle to feature regularly for La Albiceleste astounds. Recently, though, finding minutes with his country became less a priority than finding them with his…

International
Gonzalo Higuain's retirement: Good or bad for Argentina?
12:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

This is not the best of times for Argentine football. And it's been a long time coming. For a country that once dominated the game globally winning the World Cup in 1978 and 1986, while producing some of the best players in the world, it's…

International
Can Ronaldo's legacy include mentoring Joao Felix, other young Portugal stars?
12:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

The international break returns and, for the first time since last year's World Cup elimination, so does Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese national team struck a decent run of form in his absence. Manager Fernando Santos had little…

Europa League
Rating the Europa League quarterfinal matchups
09:00 Monday 18th March 2019

After a hectic January and February, the Europa and Champions League are finally on parallel tracks. The quarterfinal draws for both took place on Friday. Uttiyo Sarkar ran the rule over the senior circuit. Now for a look at the junior competition.…