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Italy
Did Adrien Rabiot make a mistake joining Juventus?
09:00 Thursday 26th September 2019

There are approximately 250 million footballers in over 200 countries worldwide. Sieving through, the most popular players are found in five European nations: England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. Expectedly, something shifts…

Germany
Will Coutinho be Bayern's difference-maker?
08:01 Tuesday 24th September 2019

Liverpool fans can still recall memories of Philippe Coutinho keeping them on their feet with his magical performances. The Brazilian's silky displays won him many admirers while at Anfield. Barcelona was among those.   Coutinho's…

Afc Champions League
Xavi already crafting his management legend
13:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

Xavi Hernandez. The Catalan-born made the midfield his own personal possession throughout his Barcelona days. He personified tika-taka. In his own words, “I look for spaces. All-day. I’m always looking.” Consistently…

Spain
Why Valencia may rue Marcelino sack
08:00 Friday 20th September 2019

Forget Tuesday's Champions League victory at Chelsea. Ignore those flashy moments of individual brilliance in Camp Nou. Valencia is in a crisis born out of Marcelino's shocking dismissal. Los Che could rue parting ways with…

Champions League
Which is the Champions League group of death?
09:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

Come tonight, European football lives again. Unfortunately, where there is life, there is also death. The luck of the Champions League draw smiles on some clubs but leaves others to twist in a harsh wind. Three or four teams who all deserve…

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…

France
Should PSG faithful forgive Neymar?
12:00 Monday 16th September 2019

The biggest saga of the summer transfer window only fell short of the original transaction's sensationalism when a deal failed to materialise. Having left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017, Neymar finally returned…

Spain
Is age already taking its toll on Lionel Messi?
17:00 Saturday 14th September 2019

A late collapse blighted Barcelona's exploits last season but Lionel Messi still managed to secure a prolific outing on an individual note. The Argentine's 36 goals and 15 assists played an influential role in the Blaugrana's…

International
Are Argentina ready to move on without Messi?
16:00 Saturday 14th September 2019

It came as a surprise to many when Argentina made light work of Mexico in a recent friendly. La Albiceleste struggled in recent times to display the form that made the team famous over the years. Parading a five-time Ballon d'Or…

Spain
How can Ernesto Valverde kickstart Barcelona's attack?
08:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

Barcelona's attempt to reunite with Neymar Junior dominated this summer's transfer headlines. Unfortunately for the Catalans, striking a deal with Paris Saint-Germain proved impossible. Looking elsewhere to significantly strengthen…

European Football
How lucky is Virgil van Dijk?
17:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

We don't always get what we deserve. Virgil van Dijk is. Winning UEFA's Player of the Year is usually reserved for an exceptional player, one who proves vital for his team over a season. After a decade of dominating this award,…

Spain
Time for Barcelona to look beyond Gerard Pique?
08:01 Sunday 8th September 2019

Parading some of the best defenders in the game has contributed to FC Barcelona's success just as much as their dangerous front line has in recent times. Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal occupy a special place in the history of the club…

Spain
Can Atletico capitalise on Barca, Real Madrid poor starts?
09:00 Thursday 5th September 2019

Barcelona and Real Madrid own La Liga from a competitive perspective. El Clasico rivals have won 59 titles combined and all but five in the past 45 campaigns. The last time the duo failed to hold the crown for more than a year was from 1980-84…

Italy
Was Juventus the right choice for de Ligt?
17:00 Saturday 31st August 2019

Four months after scoring a powerful header to eliminate Juventus from the Champions League, Mathijs De Ligt is now wearing the black-and-white jersey of the Bianconeri, just not for 90 minutes every week. His record-breaking exploits with…

France
How will Kylian Mbappe's injury affect Paris Saint-Germain?
17:00 Friday 30th August 2019

A glance at the numbers will reveal just why Kylian Mbappe has become such hot property for Paris Saint-German. The 20-year-old scored an astonishing 33 goals in 29 league appearances last season - to fire the club to yet another league title.…