World football is yet to recover from the topsy-turvy last two days and while each and everyone was busy protesting against the European Super League; UEFA officially announced the changes in the format of the Champions League which would be active from the 2024-25 season.
For now, the Super League has been laid to rest. But one should not sit back and relax because the attempt to kick start this passion-killing idea would try to show their ugly face once again. And, if they try to show up again, the fans across the globe would reunite.
Just keep in mind, if a system remains unchecked and unquestioned, it starts to create its own rules and force others to follow it
On the 109th anniversary of the maritime disaster, Real Madrid, with their patched-up unit, defended by dropping the anchor and would not let Liverpool’s heavy-pressing-intent destroy their plan. Zidane has galvanized a fragile unit that was down and out six months ago and has achieved success with those players who have spent the season on the fringes
The photo of Neymar holding the Man of the Match award after the match might not have impressed his critics because at present the performance of a player is judged more on the basis of how many goals he scored and assists provided, but one of the best performances can come even without those and when a player does such, you have to realize the greatness of that player.
Metinho is a player with a good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact and pressure situations - a great mix of midfield controller and ball-winning midfielder. He functions best when placed at the base of a midfield three as a holding midfielder – nevertheless, he is able to pull the strings from the deep and dictate the rhythm of the game.
The name of the boy is Kayky da Silva Chagas. The 17-year old boy has already started playing for the Brazilian Football Club Fluminense and Manchester City scouts and Pep did not delay signing this kid – obviously, the sooner the better option is the order of the day when the matter is about the Brazilian talents because Florentino Perez and Real Madrid are also there to snatch them.
Manchester United are trying to improve. They are trying to win the faith of the fans and they are trying to win and they are winning – Ole’s team might lack the conviction of their arch-rivals Manchester City, but in terms of trying hard and breaking the sweat till the end, they have been a much better force than the last season.
Until and unless the season ends, there is no clear winner in La Liga. But the scenario was completely different a few months back where Atletico Madrid were way ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona; but right now, La Liga is Atleti’s to lose. Real Madrid and Barcelona are closing in.
Well, well – the Barcelona winning train is not stopping in La Liga. Whether it is fair or not, Ronald Koeman’s side is enjoying a terrific run making the fans happier each match and slowly and steadily they are almost there to leapfrog Atletico Madrid and secure the top place.
The more the Reds would win, the more they would be able to forget this disastrous season. Like their counterpart in the upcoming Champions League clash – Real Madrid – there are no other options for Jurgen Klopp other than winning the majority of the matches in the remaining season.