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Spain
3 Potential replacements for Diego Godin at Atletico Madrid
15:00 Saturday 11th May 2019

The end of an era beckons for Atletico Madrid. On Tuesday, captain Diego Godin announced his departure from the Spanish capital after almost a decade. A key reason for their remarkable Liga success in 2014, the Uruguayan was Los Colchoneros'…

Italy
Is Antonio Conte the right man to take Roma forward?
09:00 Friday 10th May 2019

The rumours and speculations were finally laid to rest when Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked by Roma in March. The former Sassuolo manager moved to the capital city club in 2017 after excelling with the Black and Greens whom he led to a sixth-place…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must look beyond Morata, Giroud and Higuain
09:00 Sunday 28th April 2019

That the days of Didier Drogba running the show in the Chelsea attack and scoring goals for fun are gone is the stark reality at Stamford Bridge. But the show must continue. Chelsea hit gold with Diego Costa in 2014 and the Brazil-born…

Europa League
Gunners won't find Gli Azzurri easy targets at San Paolo
09:00 Thursday 18th April 2019

Arsenal fans are smiling after their 2-0 first-leg victory over Napoli at the Emirates. Some may think their ticket to the Europa League semifinal is punched. There are few fortresses in football more imposing than Stadio San Paolo, however.…

Europa League
Can Arsenal exploit Napoli's defensive woes in Europa League?
12:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Arsenal welcome Napoli in the first-leg of the Europa League quarter-final at the best possible time. The usually rugged, impenetrable Gli Azzurri wall has shown cracks. Although not at customary destructive best, the Gunners must find a way…

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…

Italy
Make or break for Napoli against Juventus
16:00 Sunday 3rd March 2019

Napoli welcome Juventus to Campania on Sunday, knowing that anything short of victory will effectively end their slim Scudetto hopes. A defeat wouldn't be a seismic blow to the Old Lady, albeit an added spring in Carlo Ancelotti's baby…

Italy
Rugged Franck Kessie becoming one of Europe's best midfielders
12:00 Tuesday 26th February 2019

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso faced numerous critics this season over the club’s inconsistent performance, especially early in the campaign when the side struggled to cope with both league and continental exertions. After exiting…

Italy
Can Duvan Zapata make you forget James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao?
09:00 Friday 1st February 2019

When the Serie A season began, expectations were at a bare minimum for Duvan Zapata. After disappointing everywhere he went in Italy, hardcore fans considered him cursed. Gian Piero Gasperini disagreed. Now he and Atalanta are reaping the reward…

Transfers
Is Allan Fernandinho's heir at Manchester City?
08:00 Thursday 24th January 2019

The transfer clock is ticking on Manchester City. The Citizens must shop for a central midfielder or endure an entire campaign banking on the frail, fading Fernandinho. Napoli Brazilian midfielder Allan has all his countryman's traits while…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 6
15:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

It’s make-or-break time in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League this week, as Matchday 6 will determine which sides will reach the knockout stages of the respective competitions. Right now, there are 12 teams qualified…

Italy
Allan: Napoli's long-unheralded midfield dynamo 
09:00 Friday 30th November 2018

There are certain players who rarely get the praise they merit. Either by virtue of position or style, such talents are often overlooked while top stars are celebrated. Allan Marques Loureiro leads this category in Italy's Serie A. When…

Italy
Can AC Milan disrupt Juventus’ Serie A smooth sail?
15:00 Sunday 11th November 2018

Juventus conceded a goal for the first time in the Champions League this season in what turned out to be their first loss of the season. Massimiliano Allegri's charges fell 2-1 to Jose Mourinho's Manchester United, a surprise result…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 4
12:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

The November international break is round around the corner, but first, we will witness Matchday four in both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Some teams are inching closer to the knockout stages, while others need to improve…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 3
16:00 Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Following on from the return of domestic action after the international break, the UEFA Champions and Europa League both reconvene with Matchweek three. Typically, this is the time to separate Europe's contenders from pretenders. As usual,…