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Champions League
Barcelona block Inter's path to the Round of 16
09:00 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Inter unexpectedly held onto first place in Serie A over the weekend. After a goalless draw against visiting Roma at the Giuseppe Meazza on Friday evening, the table was set for Scudetto holders Juventus to retake the initiative in this season’s…

Germany
Can Euro 2020 group of death give Germany new life?
17:01 Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Joachim Loew’s expression spoke a grim story upon realising Germany’s Euro 2020 group of death pairing alongside France and Portugal. Didier Deschamps cut a wry smile, Fernando Santos looked bemused. The real pressure, however,…

Italy
Are goals beginning to dry up for Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Wednesday 27th November 2019

At the writing, Cristiano Ronaldo owns 706 career goals in meaningful first-team matches for club and country. His haul of 607 goals for four different clubs topples the combined career total of many decent teams in Europe. It would’ve…

France
Are Paris Saint-Germain destined to lose their finest players?
21:14 Saturday 23rd November 2019

You're single and available. There's someone you've wanted for a long time and you've decided to make them yours. But can you afford everything it will take to seduce them? And, as much as you desire this person, do they…

Italy
Should Sarri stop trying to reinvent Bernardeschi?
08:00 Saturday 23rd November 2019

Federico Bernardeschi’s arrival at Juventus marked the beginning of a long-term vision for continued success. For some, it was seen as a luxury signing to insure the Old Lady's dominance but most understood he had the potential to…

Spain
El Clasico on hold as Catalan independence movement disrupts La Liga
17:00 Thursday 24th October 2019

El Clasico has been postponed and there is no doubt which club is happier about it. The last time Real Madrid beat arch-rivals Barcelona in a league fixture was in 2016. On that night Cristiano Ronaldo’s 85th-minute strike wrapped up…

Football
What lies ahead for Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne?
12:00 Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Pep Guardiola's biggest risk in a glittering career was leaving Bayern Munich for Manchester City. The gaffer felt it was worth testing his tactical nous on English soil though... It took two seasons before conquering the league and the…

Champions League
2019/20 Champions League Preview
08:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

In a throwback to the days of the British Empire, the Premier League dominated the football map in May and June, sending four clubs to the Champions and Europa League finals. Tonight, the rest of the world finally has a chance to answer the…

Transfers
Does Dybala to Manchester United make sense?
09:00 Saturday 3rd August 2019

Kings fall. That doesn't change the fact they were once powerful rulers who controlled multitudes, forcing them to obey their will. When a usurper steps into the power vacuum, the former king isn't going to accept a lesser…

Spain
Will Messi go down as the last one-club man?
08:01 Tuesday 30th July 2019

Lionel Messi’s story is straight out of a comic book. Small, frail and weak as a child, a powerful benefactor unexpectedly offered him a treatment that would transform him into the greatest footballer on the planet. Even when you acknowledge…

Spain
Equal time: Is Gareth Bale done?
08:00 Monday 27th May 2019

Six years ago, a young Welsh lad who played for Spurs was the hottest property around. He was destroying Premier League defences for fun as an attacking left winger, a long way from the scrawny left-back almost sold to Birmingham for £3million…

Italy
Can Luciano Spalletti open Juventus to Champions League possibilities?
09:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

Serie A bears a striking resemblance to playground football. Bear with me. I’m not disparaging Lega Calcio’s quality at all. Nor am I taking a dig at all the ugly name calling and crude mimicry that rains down from the stands although…

Champions League
Will Messi's 6th Ballon d'Or redefine emptiness?
08:00 Friday 10th May 2019

There is no arguing against Lionel Messi’s talent. His leadership is another question entirely. After another Barcelona second-leg collapse in the Champions League to go with his Argentina failures, it’s open season on the topic.…

France
Can PSG hold onto Kylian Mbappe long term?
12:00 Tuesday 2nd April 2019

What more is there to be said about Kylian Mbappe? At just 20, the youngster's achievements already surpass most footballer's dreams. Already among the best in the world when he burst onto the scene in 2016, his progress in…

Opinion
How did the player become bigger than the manager?
17:30 Sunday 27th January 2019

Football isn't what it once was. Many players hold more power than the manager, if you listen to some, to the extent they determine who stays at the club and who doesn’t. It is now more than the game as there is more to be seen behind…