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Who are the goal machines outside Europe's big five leagues
09:30 Thursday 26th April 2018

UEFA country coefficients have made it extremely daunting for poachers outside Europe's top five leagues to challenge for the prestigious Golden Shoe. Even when they outscore their peers, there are no guarantees the boot will be theirs…

How Jonas became Europe's most underrated striker
13:30 Wednesday 29th November 2017

If goals are the metric for evaluating the proficiency of strikers, then why is Benfica forward Jonas not ranked among Europe's elites? The Brazilian has consistently racked up impressive numbers in Portugal - 101 in 130 games since joining…

Benfica forward Jonas in fine form
09:00 Thursday 5th October 2017

Foreign fans at least know Portugal's 'Big Three'. Sporting, Porto, and Benfica are the elite. Early on, Jonas is maintaining the status quo for the latter. The Brazilian forward has played for Benfica since 2014. He's had a superb start to…

3 teams that could cause a surprise in the Champions League this season
11:44 Thursday 28th July 2016

Qualification for the group stages of the Champions League is well underway. After a stumble in Gibraltar, Celtic managed to qualify for the next round where they will face Kazakhstan side, FC Astana. Much like Celtic, many teams who are currently…