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Transfers
Is Erling Haaland’s exit proving too costly for RB Salzburg?
17:00 Thursday 5th March 2020

RB Salzburg had little or no chance of holding on to Erling Braut-Haaland after the teenager's exploits this season. But the club may be regretting letting him go in the middle of the campaign. The reigning Austrian champions were on course…

Premier League
Is Takumi Minamino good enough for Liverpool?
08:01 Thursday 5th March 2020

After catching Jurgen Klopp's eye during the first group stage match between Liverpool and RB Salzburg in the Champions League, Takumi Minamino found himself packing his bags for Merseyside. Deployed on the left-wing in the Premier…

Bundesliga
How did I wake up in Erling Braut-Haaland's world?
08:01 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Clearly we were mistaken. We don’t live in the real world. Rather, we are all part of an elaborate backdrop in a young boy’s daydream. There is no other way to explain Erling Braut-Haaland. As children, we would play all day then,…

Champions League
Are Mbappe and Haaland the new Messi and Ronaldo?
09:01 Saturday 22nd February 2020

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo held the football universe spellbound with scintillating displays in the last decade. The duo shares 11 of the 12 Ballon d'Ors since 2008. Only Luka Modric broke the hegemony in 2018. During…

Football
Why Sadio Mane won't win the Ballon d'Or
08:01 Tuesday 14th January 2020

Sadio Mane is a marvel. How the Liverpool striker manages to maintain such an explicit level of consistency is best described in comics. There’s plenty to cheer from the Senegalese powerhouse. He's finally receiving recognition…

Bundesliga
Why Borussia Dortmund is perfect for Erling Haaland
09:01 Thursday 2nd January 2020

Young players who rise overnight and earn major transfers shouldn't shock football fans anymore. Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Joao Felix all switched clubs for sizeable fees in the past few years.…

Italy
Koulibaly ruining reputation at Napoli with costly mistakes
19:01 Thursday 7th November 2019

They all make mistakes. That includes the best. It only becomes a problem when mistakes become too regular and costly. Kalidou Koulibaly knows what I mean. When it comes to the Scudetto, this season, Napoli are in trouble. Their fortunes…

Usa
MLS Cup: Why do they play the games?
19:01 Tuesday 29th October 2019

All five major team sports in America are governed by some form of wage control. Owners would have fans believe this gives franchises in smaller markets with fewer, less lucrative revenue streams a fair chance to win trophies, that salary caps…

Champions League
Are RB Salzburg the new Ajax?
12:00 Sunday 27th October 2019

It wasn’t too long ago when RB Salzburg were barely recognised in Europe. Those days are now long gone. Having put up admirable fights against Europe’s best in the Champions League this season, they’ve emerged as a real surprise…

Champions League
Erling Haaland: What is so special about him?
09:00 Saturday 19th October 2019

Erling Haaland is a hot name in Europe right now. The Norwegian teenager scored a hat-trick in his Champions League debut. He made headlines over the summer when he scored nine goals in a 12-0 rout over Honduras in the FIFA…

Italy
Has Carlo Ancelotti flipped the script at Napoli?
19:00 Friday 20th September 2019

Napoli put high-flying Liverpool to the sword in the Champions League this week. The 2-0 result surprised the many who view the Reds as untouchable after last season's success. Until the final whistle in Madrid, however, the Merseysiders…

Germany
How far can Marco Rose take Borussia Monchengladbach?
08:02 Monday 19th August 2019

Borussia Monchengladbach is an ambitious team with a long memory. They need the latter. All five of their Bundesliga titles came between 1970-79. Die Borussen might have done even more had Franz Beckenbauer and Bayern Munich not interrupted…

Europa League
Red Bull Salzburg conducting big business from corporate headquarters
17:00 Friday 30th November 2018

People often describe corporations as faceless. It comes of frustration at being run into the ground with no one individual who can be blamed for your suffering. Red Bull GmbH are a corporation. Headquartered just outside Salzburg, they make…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 2
12:00 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Prior to the final weekend before the international break kicks in, both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League goes through matchweek two. All of the big guns will be in action, including defending European champions Real Madrid, La Liga…

Europa League
Why RB Salzburg should be proud of Europa League run
18:00 Friday 4th May 2018

From over 150 aspirants, it is now down to two - Atletico Madrid and Marseille. They'll contend the Europa League final. The pair foiled attempts from Arsenal and RB Salzburg respectively on Thursday evening. While it was a familiar collapse…