UCL

What’s next for PSG?

Finally, the long and tough football season has come to an end with Bayern Munich having the last laugh. The German Giants had been the worthy winners at Lisbon and very would argue with that. They celebrated the treble...

The name of the master is Hans-Dieter Flick

When he played football, the Berlin Wall was still not broken and the Cold War devoured Europe and the rest of the world. German Football gained popularity worldwide as West Germany while their neighbours, the communist Eastern zone, remained...

PSG outweighed by Thomas Muller and his Raumdeuter

"We have heard of terms like Regista, False 9, and Libero in football; but Raumdeuter is something which is created by Muller and perhaps, he would be the first and last player in world football to exhibit this"   With 30...

The reincarnation of Serge Gnabry

According to many, the second semifinal clash between Bayern Munich and Olympique Lyon was a mismatch. But the way Rudi Garcia’s Lyon stunned Manchester City the other night, Hansi Flick, the smart manager of Bayern, was well aware that...

Neymar influence takes PSG to the final

"Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in Lisbon to reach their first-ever Champions League final and remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple and they owe a lot to Neymar"   If any Football club in Europe...

Rudi Garcia beats Pep Guardiola in the battle of tactics

After crushing and outsmarting Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane, surely, Pep Guardiola and Manchester City’s attacking style of football seemed to be well set to script history in the Champions League this season. There was not Tottenham Hotspur in...

The fitting reply by Philippe Coutinho against Barcelona mistreatment

"Bayern Munich completed an eight-goal humiliation and Coutinho struck twice against his parent club – a fitting reply to the mistreatment"   On January 6, 2018, Liverpool confirmed they had reached an agreement with Barcelona for the transfer of Coutinho. His...

Bayern Munich crush Barcelona: Nightmares are part of dreams too

"There would be the attempts by the friendly media to save the protected one and make Jose Bartomeu and Setien the scapegoat. But the reality is, no team can flourish if it emphasizes the comfort of one player rather...

Unforgettable night for RB Leipzig

The style of RB Leipzig is like Italy's Atalanta. Managed by a 33-year old energetic and visionary coach Julian Nagelsmann, Leipzig, whose age is just 11 years old in club football, displays entertaining and attacking football. Such football has...

Who else but Neymar!

Cometh the hour, cometh the man - Neymar put up a masterclass display at Lisbon and helped PSG advance to the semifinals. It was his night, where played like a champion!   Most of the people around the globe had not...

Gian Piero Gasperini: The man who changed Atalanta

Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, commonly referred to as Atalanta was founded in 1907 by some Swiss students and their coach of PE in the gym of the Liceo Classico Paolo Sarpi, Bergamo. https://twitter.com/IFTVofficial/status/1293262096474484738?s=20 A football club had existed in Bergamo since 1903....

Robert Lewandowski is playing at different level

Leon Goretzka was stunned to see Robert Lewandowski's star performance in the Champions League match against Chelsea on Saturday despite the Bayern Munich striker's relaxed attitude in training. http://gty.im/1264847149 After scoring one and setting up two goals in the first leg...

VAR helps mediocre Barcelona progress

Surely, Barcelona were the hot favourites in Camp Nou. None could remember when did they lose a Champions League match at the home ground for the last time. Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli came to Camp Nou with the least expectations...

Lyon advance, Champions League will lose its charm without Cristiano Ronaldo

It was a night, which witnessed the quality of Pep Guardiola’s approach in the final third –  tore Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid apart. Manchester City never stopped attacking and finished their dinner with the boys wearing pink shirts –...

Pep Guardiola ends the domination of Zinedine Zidane

In a very critical time, Zinedine Zidane took over the managerial duties of Real Madrid way back in 2015-16. As soon as he took over, Real Madrid won the Champions League three times in a row. In the summer...

Great opportunity for Neymar

Neymar has become a laughing stock for many after the end of the World Cup in Russia two years ago. Already many of the Barcelona fans and their media had been annoyed by his sudden move from Camp Nou...

Neymar: Love in the time of Coronavirus

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Neymar comes big when it mattered the most……   There is is a reason to love Neymar despite his whimsical behaviour. It is always hard to dislike a genius who is flawed, but still sits...

Atletico Madrid conquer Anfield, brilliant Liverpool are out

The stage was set at Anfield. Passionate and noisy fans gathered to back their team. For a brief period, the panic regarding Coronavirus would take a back seat. The goal-aggregate was not as big as last season’s semifinal clash...

Atalanta make Italy smile under adversity

The state of Italy is not good. The whole nation is somewhat under an unofficial quarantine due to the Coronavirus attack. The Serie A matches and all other sporting activities have been suspended until further official notice. The number...

Rise and shine RB Leipzig

"Mourinho and the fans of Spurs watched how their team was made to look like a bunch of schoolboys by the young guns of Leipzig. They dominated the center of the park. Their fast passing and full control over...

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