Liverpool vs Real Madrid | Champions League Final Preview

Liverpool vs Real Madrid | Champions League Final Preview

The domestic football season is finishing this weekend with one of the greatest spectacles in the sport. The UEFA Champions League final is being contested between Real Madrid and Liverpool in Kiev. Between them, these two clubs have lifted the trophy an impressive 17 times. It is the Spanish side that has dominated the competition with 12 of those wins and they have been the team to beat recently. Zinedine Zidane’s men are looking to win the trophy for a …
Can Martial fill the void of Paul Pogba at Manchester United?

Can Martial fill the void of Paul Pogba at Manchester United?

Manchester United, having made a habit of scoring four goals in a football match, managed to repeat the feat - this time in chilly Russia against a CSKA Moscow side who are usually formidable at home, particularly in the Champions League. It was a result that put a bit of daylight between United and the rest of the teams in that group - almost easing the pressure off of their shoulders, with a relatively straight-forward path now laying ahead of …
Mkhitaryan is key to Mourinho's Man United Evolution

Mkhitaryan is key to Mourinho's Man United Evolution

Manchester United have been breaking records this season under Mourinho, but a lot of them, worryingly dubious. Although, on Thursday, they managed to end one of these poor streaks with a victory away from the comforts of Old Trafford in a European fixture, for the first time since November 2013, excluding qualification ties. It was a 2-0 win in Odessa in extremely cold weather on a pitch that would make a ground of a Sunday League football team look like the Emirates. …
Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

Fernando Torres: The England Years Recounted

It's August 19, 2007 and Liverpool's newest Spanish export, Fernando Torres, had just opened his account for the club in the 16th minute v Chelsea on his Anfield debut. A first for 'El Niño' in a Liverpool shirt, it was the birth of something special in Merseyside. Born in Fuenlabrada (Madrid), Fernando José Torres Sanz was living the dream playing professionally for his hometown club, Atletico Madrid. His grandfather had molded him into a passionate fan at a very young …
Wales vs Portugal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Wales vs Portugal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

This bracket was always going to give a chance to many sides to get deep into the competition. Wales and Portugal have benefited from avoiding the likes of Italy, Spain, Germany and France. Although that isn't to take away from the achievements of both nations, who will firmly believe that they have a chance of lifting the European Championships next weekend. They will both take great confidence from the triumphs of Greece and Denmark in this competition. Neither side is …
Ronaldo & Ramos: Their Attraction to the Premier League

Ronaldo & Ramos: Their Attraction to the Premier League

Two of the world’s biggest stars could make the switch from La Liga to the Premier League at the end of this campaign and with English football seemingly in decline and the nation’s top league failing to display success in Europe, why would the Real Madrid stars consider the move? European success and South American talent is a clear draw for the La Liga and Barcelona and Real Madrid would be dream clubs for most, if not all footballers. The …
Is Social Media Good for Football?

Is Social Media Good for Football?

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren closed down his Twitter and Instagram account because of the reputed abuse he was getting from Southampton fans (after Southampton's 3-2 win over Liverpool). Christiano Ronaldo revealed this week he has 200 million followers on social media. The Liverpool owner John W Henry stepped away from his Twitter account between 24th April and 18th November 2015, largely due to the over whelming demands for Brendan Rodgers to be replaced as manager of Liverpool. Numerous football club …
A Blast from the Past - Returning Players

A Blast from the Past - Returning Players

With on-going speculation of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United building each day, it got us thinking, just how often have players returned to their beloved clubs in the Premier League? It’s common to see your club’s star man pack up and start a fresh in Europe at top clubs, Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich. But it seems the grass isn’t always greener on the other side and even Ronaldo can be tempted by a return to England. Here …
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