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Bundesliga
Can Marco Reus' return spark sputtering BVB?
09:00 Thursday 7th March 2019

Marco Reus’ return couldn’t come any sooner. Borussia Dortmund’s form underwent a landslide without him. BVB edge Bayern atop the Bundesliga only due to superior goal difference. No one else stepped up in Reus' absence…

Bundesliga
Inexperience at the back risking BVB's title run
14:00 Sunday 24th February 2019

2019 hasn’t turned out as the fortuitous year Borussia Dortmund thought it would be. Heading into the Bundesliga winter break with a six-point gap over second-placed Bayern Munich, confidence was oozing off the Dortmund camp. However,…

Germany
Will Borussia Dortmund end the season empty-handed?
17:00 Saturday 23rd February 2019

Borussia Dortmund started the season on fire. In a league that has been dominated by Bayern Munich for more than half a decade, many saw it as a breath of fresh air. But the Bundesliga’s most successful club has now been let back in on…

Champions League
Will Bayern Munich deny Liverpool progress in the Champions League?
09:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019

Niko Kovac arrived at Bayern Munich in the summer as more or less the chosen one. A former player at the Allianz Arena and an up-and-coming manager with a Bayern scalp and complementary DFB Pokal in his back pocket as Eintracht Frankfurt…

Germany
Can Bayern still win the Bundesliga?
09:00 Friday 21st December 2018

Everyone has their list of three things certain in life. Death and taxes are always numbers one and two [with a bullet]. If the subject is the Bundesliga, Bayern hoisting the trophy is number three. The Bavarians are the biggest team in Germany,…

Germany
Marco Reus proving vital for Borussia Dortmund this season
15:00 Monday 19th November 2018

Without a doubt, Marco Reus is amongst the most talented footballers on the planet. But as has often been the case, ability alone is not enough. There are several other factors that usually go into the making of a winner. Reus was, and…

Bundesliga
Loss to Borussia Dortmund exposes chemistry issues for Bayern Munich
08:00 Tuesday 13th November 2018

A particularly good weekend for derbies capped off with the affair in Manchester. Understandably, a contest between two clubs that have spent nearly a billion pounds sterling combined for their current managers [Manchester City/Pep Guardiola/£541.9,…

Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig: Young squads for old men
08:00 Sunday 26th August 2018

One advantage to an 18-team league is you can start a little later than divisions with 20 clubs and enjoy an extended summer holiday. Unfortunately, die Mannschaft ‘dis-sed’ that advantage with an underwhelming performance at the…

France
Did OGC Nice sign Wesley Sneijder to make nice with Mario Balotelli?
10:00 Sunday 13th August 2017

OGC Nice finished third in Ligue 1 in 2016-17. Mario Balotelli did some good work but had his moods. Enter Wesley Sneijder. Strictly from a neutral fan's perspective, Mario Balotelli has two interesting qualities. First, when engaged, he is…

Opinion
This season’s overachieving clubs in the top European Leagues
20:50 Thursday 26th January 2017

We have become accustomed to the same teams, which possess the strongest squads and greatest financial backing, winning their domestic title, year-on-year. The league success of an underdog is increasingly rare, but across Europe this season,…

Opinion
Mario Balotelli looks revamped in Nice
17:14 Friday 7th October 2016

He failed to sparkle at Liverpool and left Merseyside on loan to AC Milan labeled a FLOP! But the former Inter Milan youngster has reenacted his goal-scoring form in France and is looking as sharp as ever! Few footballers will present you with…