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European Football
How long can perfection last?
08:00 Sunday 14th October 2018

Domestic championships take a break for a fortnight to allow the international calendar a moment in the sun. In the Premier League, three clubs made it through eight games with matching records at the top of the table, all unbeaten. Manchester…

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…

Features
Where next for Antonio Conte?
09:00 Monday 8th October 2018

Chelsea endured its fair share of troubles in the past three seasons. The 2015/16 campaign was the worst. Players and fans revolted. The club's most successful manager was sent packing midseason. Interim boss Guus Hiddink could only salvage…

Italy
The €4 million man upstaging Cristiano Ronaldo
09:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

When news broke of Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus, it’s fair to say that a few Serie A records instantly came under threat. The man from Portugal is up there amongst the games' great goalscorers. He has already scored…

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…

Opinion
Juventus and red cards: Should clubs do more on players' discipline?
17:00 Wednesday 26th September 2018

When a club like Juventus creates a poor disciplinary record, consistently receiving red cards, it raises some questions. The Old Lady has had a player sent off for three consecutive matches in the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo is the…

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
Why Manchester City should prioritise the Champions League
11:00 Wednesday 19th September 2018

Picture the scene. You’ve won your first Premier League title. Your team has played magnificent football, the best the league has seen in decades. They've set numerous records along the way. You’ve also won the League Cup.…

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.…

Champions League
2018/19 Champions League preview: Real Madrid turnover, Juventus intent
08:00 Monday 17th September 2018

The 2018/19 campaign may be a watershed for UEFA. Signs portend the dawn of a new era. The continental federation awarded Luka Modric its best player award, recently. FIFA may follow suit, bestowing the Ballon d'Or on a player not named…

Italy
4 teams to challenge Juventus for Scudetto
12:00 Saturday 15th September 2018

After Juventus clinched seventh consecutive Serie A title in May, attention has focused strongly on which team can present a credible challenge this season. With the Old Lady setting the pace once again, it will be another campaign for the…

Champions League
5 contenders to displace Real Madrid as kings of Europe
12:00 Friday 7th September 2018

Real Madrid is the reigning conquerors of Europe. However, securing a fourth Champions League title in five years is a little unrealistic. Zinedine Zidane's tactical brilliance played a vital role in meritorious achievement. The Frenchman…

Italy
An English prospect abroad: Why Juventus signed Stephy Mavididi
15:00 Monday 27th August 2018

Stephy Mavididi signed for Juventus from Arsenal in a surprise €2m deal on 17 August. The move divided opinion among supporters and neutrals alike. The 20-year-old is another talented Englishman who has opted to challenge himself…

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…

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…

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