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The big weekend winners and losers

While Juventus sealed the deal on the Serie A title, Real Madrid saw a lifetime of history thrown away in just four days - here are the weekend winners and losers WINNERS Juventus A tough night in Naples, but a victory that...
Vinicius Junior

Why Vinicius is the perfect pick for Brazil

A Brazil team for the fans - that's the feeling from Tite's squad for the country's upcoming friendlies that sees good news and bad news for two Real Madrid men Last week, Brazilian national team boss, Tite, revealed the country’s...
Barcelona

How Real Madrid lost the history battle to Barcelona

Busy doing nothing - how Real Madrid squandered historical supremacy over Barcelona in four lackadaisical days at the Santiago Bernabeu  For decades, winning a football match at the Santiago Bernabeu was a supernatural event for Barcelona, something only remotely possible...
Barcelona

The midweek winners and losers

Great nights for two characters written off by the football world and another disaster in the biggest game in the world - here are the midweek winners and losers Winners Luis Suarez There’a a huge amount of people who think the Uruguayan...
Lucas Paqueta

Why Lucas Paqueta is perfect package for Milan

Brazilian midfielder, Lucas Paquetá, has blown away the notion of an adaption period needed for the European game by being a key part of Milan's resurgence Lucas Paquetá was seen as one of the hottest talents in Brazil for some...
Gareth Bale

Gareth the Golfer hits a bunker at Madrid

A golf-obsessed loner who has shunned his teammates - that's the image being portrayed by the Real Madrid media of Gareth Bale. But what is true, and what is insidious spin? Sunday wasn’t the best day for Gareth Bale. At...
Kepa

The big weekend winners and losers

A Sarri state of affairs for Chelsea after a player rebellion and Lionel Messi to the rescue once again: here are the weekend winners and losers WINNERS Barcelona The Blaugrana went behind twice in one of the most difficult stadiums in La...
Lionel Messi

Ernesto Valverde: why ‘boring’ is best for Barcelona

While critics hail Ernesto Valverde as boring and brand his Barcelona team as dull, no-drama stability is just what the league leaders and Leo Messi need Sure, the general consensus will be that Lionel Messi is simply the greatest, the...
Emiliano Sala

The Extraordinary Incident of Emiliano Sala’s final flight

Emiliano Sala, a previously unheralded footballer in an unheralded transfer, became the centre of world attention after a tragic plane crash that touched millions A month ago, news broke on UK networks that a small plane flying over the English...
Brazil U-20

Brazil’s U-20 fails to deliver yet again

Another failure to qualify for the U-20 World Cup shows that a better plan is needed to bring through the best young players in Brazil The South American Under 20 Championships finished recently in Chile. While Ecuador’s maiden title grabbed the...
Marcelo

Should Marcelo be dropped by club and country?

From being a key player for Real Madrid for the past decade to being a liability - is Marcelo facing his end of days for both club and country? Marcelo has been one of the very best fullbacks in the...
Barcelona

Infighting hits Spanish Super Cup final four plans

Agreeing to disagree - that’s the default position in Spain as another plan to move games abroad with the Spanish Super Cup hits the winds of controversy On Tuesday, Luis Rubiales - the Spanish FA’s (RFEF) president - held...
Champions League

Champions League winners and losers

While the Cristiano Ronaldo project had a disastrous setback with Juventus, Atletico Madrid turned back the clock with a vintage Champions League performance WINNERS Atletico Madrid Dominant from start to finish, Atletico could have scored even more than the two goals that...
Mauro Icardi

Why Inter are right to outcast Mauro Icardi

Deliberately alienating your captain, star player and top striker may not seem like a good idea - but Inter are right to outcast Mauro Icardi Like a soap opera, the struggle between one of the biggest clubs in Serie A...
VAR

Is football just too angry to use VAR?

Unlike the fine, thoughtful folk of the cricket world, football fans and players seem just too angry to accept video technology in the sport When the Decision Review System was introduced to cricket in 2008 it was met with an...
Marquinhos

Marquinhos – the midfield magic man of PSG

A shortage of bodies in PSG's midfield has seen Marquinhos taking on a brand new midfield role, that could see the Brazilian excelling in two different positions Marquinhos has led Paris Saint Germain to a decisive victory against Manchester United...
La Liga

Four untold weekend stories from La Liga

A near neighbour is looking to ruin Diego Simeone's party for Atletico Madrid while the great Hue-scape continues in La Liga this weekend Rayo want to rain over Simeone’s parade ‘Cholo’ Simeone just announced his renewal of contract with Atlético de...
Barcelona

Should Barcelona be sounding alarm bells?

While ‘crisis’ might be too serious a description, Barça have gone three games without winning - so what is causing a late winter slump for the league leaders? It was only ten days ago when FC Barcelona absolutely obliterated Sevilla...
Gianluigi Buffon

Champions League winners and losers

Angel di Maria getting drunk on success for PSG, a star being born at Roma and Real Madrid being Real Madrid - here are the Champions League winners and losers WINNERS Angel Di Maria The Argentinean sipping beer with a load of...
Maurizio Sarri

Why it’s always fun to laugh at Chelsea

Despite a Europa League clash against Malmo being just around the corner, there is still time to laugh at Chelsea's current Maurizio Sarri-inspired misfortune If you feel it’s somehow immoral to derive enjoyment from the misfortune of others, try watching...

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