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Champions League
Rating the Champions League quarterfinal matchups
08:00 Monday 18th March 2019

The Champions League quarterfinal draw is set. Boy, did the football gods bless us with some compelling matches. There's a Finals rematch and two Premier League sides clashing. If that isn't sufficient, the other two matches…

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…

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…

Spain
Atletico Madrid reassert themselves as Europe's defensive kings
12:00 Wednesday 27th February 2019

There are many names Atletico Madrid’s been associated with all these years. Underachievers is the biggest one, while the “other club” in Madrid is another. If their sensational performance against Juventus recently in the…

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,…

Spain
5 summer destinations if Isco leaves Real Madrid
12:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019

Isco’s become encaged in his own paradox after not taking kindly to Santiago Solari’s appointment as Real Madrid manager. A favourite of former manager Julen Lopetegui, he’s barely featured under the Argentine, starting only…

Features
Can Real Madrid win a fourth consecutive Champions League?
08:00 Sunday 17th February 2019

How can you discuss the Champions League favourites without mentioning the holders for the past three years? Zinedine Zidane may be gone. So too Cristiano Ronaldo. Nevertheless, you simply cannot discount Real Madrid until someone knocks…

Bundesliga
Does Bayern Munich have enough firepower to compete on all fronts?
09:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

The winter break offered beleaguered Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac some much-needed breathing room. He had time to reflect on his best XI and plan for the season's second half. The Bavarians set off on a dominant run when play resumed…

Spain
Is Vinicius Junior Real Madrid's long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo?
09:00 Tuesday 12th February 2019

A new star is born in Madrid. Vinicius Junior arrived at Real Madrid last year with a glowing reputation. This season, he’s put it into effect. The young Brazilian thrives under Santiago Solari, fitting into the Cristiano Ronaldo…

Capital One Cup
Baby Steps: Tottenham Hotspur Should Target EFL Cup Glory
08:00 Wednesday 19th December 2018

Tottenham Hotspur’s season is in a slightly precarious situation. Despite flying high in the Premier League and sliding into the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds under the radar, winning either competition is beyond their reach.…

France
Is Thierry Henry warming to this manager thing?
08:00 Sunday 16th December 2018

It wasn’t so long ago AS Monaco were flying high. They defied the odds in 2017 by snatching the Ligue 1 title away from four-time-defending champions Paris Saint-Germain and making the Champions League semi-finals. Now, that seems a…

Premier League
Can Jose Mourinho's Lethal Substitutions Redeem Manchester United's Season?
08:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Manchester United’s season has been a peculiar ride. The Red Devils pulled off unexpected results and failed to dominate when expected. When it comes to Jose Mourinho's charges, one isn't sure what to expect anymore. Mourinho’s…

Spain
What decline? Luiz Suarez's recent surge proves there is plenty left in the tank
09:00 Monday 12th November 2018

Luis Suarez had been written off by many before the season started. After being accused of declining because of his age, Barcelona fans wanted a replacement. Inter Milan’s high-flying Mauro Icardi was atop the list to follow in the misfiring…

Champions League
Real Madrid(2) vs Bayern Munich(1): 2nd leg preview
08:00 Tuesday 1st May 2018

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich is becoming a far too familiar tie in the Champions League semifinals. Los Blancos trashed the Bavarians 5-0 in 2014 and 6-3 last season. They have a 2-1 lead after the first leg this term. The second leg kicks…

Spain
Real Madrid in revived spirits
11:30 Sunday 25th February 2018

Real Madrid celebrated becoming Club World Cup Champions in December. Supporters hoped the title would instil renewed confidence into the struggling Real Madrid squad. That wasn't the case. Los Blancos lost 3-0 to fierce rivals Barcelona…