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Italy
Derby Della Madonnina: Can Inter counter Piatek without Icardi
10:00 Sunday 17th March 2019

It's the Derby Della Madonnina. This season's second rendition is spicier. Not for the record 78,000 spectators at San Siro nor estimated 10 million global viewers. Just one point apart, victory could potentially guarantee Champions…

Spain
3 quintessential signings to make Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid great again
08:00 Friday 15th March 2019

The prodigal father returned to Real Madrid. After Los Blancos endured their biggest humiliation in many years, Florentino Perez grovelled to bring back Zinedine Zidane. This time, however, it’s on the Frenchman's terms.  That…

Spain
Is Zinedine Zidane the saviour Real Madrid needs?
12:00 Tuesday 12th March 2019

Winning three Champions League trophies back-to-back is no mean feat. It does not happen by accident. Neither can it be explained away as a matter of luck. Zinedine Zidane earned all the praise he received and more for his exploits in the Real…

International
Is Lionel Scaloni falling into the same old selection trap with Argentina?
15:00 Sunday 10th March 2019

Taking risks is synonymous with caretaker managers. They dare to swerve from the status quo to install their philosophy. Sometimes it yields dividends, earning them the full-time job. Take Real Madrid’s Santiago Solari. Everything seems…

Spain
Having looked high should Real Madrid look low to replace Ronaldo?
08:00 Friday 8th March 2019

Ask anyone what’s wrong with Real Madrid. Read an opinion. Watch pundits discuss it on television or the internet. Inevitably, everyone acknowledges Los Blancos didn’t replace Cristiano Ronaldo.  The two-part response is also…

Italy
Does Lautaro Martinez render Mauro Icardi expendable at Inter?
08:00 Wednesday 20th February 2019

If Mauro Icardi is a Chris Brown fan, he'll be humming 'Don't wake me up'. Everything changed for the Argentine forward last week after his wife and agent made provocative comments about the squad. Inter stripped him of the…

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…

Italy
Can Inter Milan end eight-year trophy wait with Coppa Italia?
12:00 Thursday 31st January 2019

The last time Inter Milan won a trophy was the Coppa Italia back in 2011. It came after Jose Mourinho’s treble-winning achievement in 2010. Since then, the Nerazzurri have struggled to have any say both in Italian and European football…

Italy
No one can stop Juventus in Italy
16:07 Saturday 22nd December 2018

The Old Lady keeps getting younger every day, it would seem. Juventus are on course for their eighth consecutive league title but the worrying sign is that the teams that are meant to compete with them are simply not up to the challenge.…

Italy
Why Mauro Icardi isn't an elite striker
12:00 Wednesday 31st October 2018

With critics and supporters alike praising Mauro Icardi for his key goal-scoring contribution at Inter Milan, it’s easy to forget the Argentine is not yet good enough to justify such hype. He doesn't deliver on club football's…

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.…

Spain
5 top candidates to succeed Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid
15:00 Wednesday 1st August 2018

Can a player like Cristiano Ronaldo be replaced?  The 450 goals in 438 games brand is not the type of scorer you pick up at the mini-mart. Regardless, life goes on; Real Madrid must play the 2018/19 season not only without Zinedine…

Italy
What do Inter have in new signing Lautaro Martinez
08:00 Thursday 12th July 2018

Inter Milan have signed Lautaro Martinez from Racing Club de Avellaneda for €23 million on a five-year contract. The 22-year-old will be joining Kwadwo Asamoah, Radja Nainggolan, Stefan De Vrij and Matteo Politano as Nerazzurri summer…

World Cup
The World Cup snubbed XI: Stars not heading to Russia
09:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

International managers all have some ridiculously tough decisions to make, although picking a squad for a major tournament is easily among the worst. Does he opt for a side that is loaded with the best players and hope he can figure a way to…

Italy
3 talking points from Inter Milan 2-3 Juventus: Is the Scudetto heading to Turin?
08:30 Sunday 29th April 2018

Last week, Juventus made the inconceivable possible, inexplicably losing at home to Napoli. The defeat opened up what had not so long before been a foregone title race. Napoli moved to within one point of the league leaders with Juve next facing…