Tag: UEFA Champions League

Champions League 2017: Real Madrid vs Juventus Final Preview
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Champions League 2017: Real Madrid vs Juventus Final Preview

Juventus will have their task cut out when they meet Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane at the Millenium Stadium (called the Principality Stadium for sponsorship reasons) on Saturday as they try to stop them from becoming the first club and manager respectively to win the UEFA Champions League in back-to-back seasons when the two sides...

The Curious Case of James Rodriguez
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The Curious Case of James Rodriguez

For one last time in UEFA Champions league, the stoppage time began as fans rose to their knees, some clutching to their loved ones while many to the Real Madrid crest. Burying their face into those cold hands with just the eyes perking up and rolling to witness what was needed – a free kick...

English clubs and their European eulogies
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English clubs and their European eulogies

Calling England a superpower in football seems to be a highly unjust statement, owing to their slump over the last decade. It’s like calling the West Indies a cricketing giant just because they used to be one, a few decades ago. (Unlike West Indies who seem to be excelling in the shortest format, England’s fortunes...

The Never Ending Woes of Real Madrid
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The Never Ending Woes of Real Madrid

What started against dark horses Villarreal for Real Madrid continued against the likes of Las Palmas and Borussia Dortmund, notwithstanding the curse-of-yellows. And though the whites stained of yellow, it never occurred the minnows, Eibar, too would take their chance to dab the crest leaving blood stains. After clinching the famously acclaimed la undecima followed...

Wizards at Work: Dimitri Payet and Riyad Mahrez
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Wizards at Work: Dimitri Payet and Riyad Mahrez

The Premier League has given us many memorable battles over the years, and some of them have become stuff of legends, like Viera versus Scholes or Gerrard versus Lampard. The unpredictability of the league, and the stars who play in it is what makes it so special, so engaging. This season has been no different,...

Takeaways from Manchester United’s win over Brugge
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Takeaways from Manchester United’s win over Brugge

As Manchester United registered a 3-1 first leg win over Club Brugge in the Champions League play off at Old Trafford last night, here we list a few talking points from the game. Memphis has the magic Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Real Madrid in the summer of 2009, United have struggled to find...

Manchester United Weekly: Gearing up for Club Brugge
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Manchester United Weekly: Gearing up for Club Brugge

Here is the weekly article by Prashanth Nair on what Manchester United can carry forward from Villa Park. Adnan Januzaj has a future at Manchester United: For doubters who believed he was finished and just another talent blew by media, he answered your questions and his composure in front of goal just gave a glimpse...

Legends of Football: Raul – El Ferrari
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Legends of Football: Raul – El Ferrari

In the late 90’s and early 2000’s there were 5 players whose name created a huge and a lasting impact on football lovers. Arsenal fans had found a genius Henry who was tanking in goals and some brilliant ones for fun. Manchester United fans were bragging about a certain Ruud who was scoring at his...

The curious case of Chicharito
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The curious case of Chicharito

The current situation at Manchester United is quite interesting in terms of possibilities. Considering the strikers, no one except Wayne Rooney can claim about their respective futures at the club. Robin Van Persie seems destined to leave but might as well stay. James Wilson has great potential but it remains to be seen how Van...

Case Study: The Chelsea Loan Army
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Case Study: The Chelsea Loan Army

When Roman Abramovich bought a controlling stake in Chelsea Football Club in 2003, it’s fair to say that the vision he had for the club then and the way he went about implementing it changed the face of modern football. Before the Abramovich takeover, Chelsea was there but not quite there, challenging for the title...