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How Gattuso’s Horn Sharpened Napoli’s Resolve

Full-blooded Italians are, much like their monuments, a relic of a bygone era. Still, they wouldn't be so if they didn't try to clamour unhealthily for their glory days, only to bookend themselves like a Shakespearean political drama. Like many of Italy's hardmen of the early 2000s Gennaro Gattuso's foray

Arthur at Barça: A Moment’s Beginning Ends in a Moment

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Sitting in the backseat of a car with an interviewer after signing for FC Barcelona, a starry-eyed Arthur Melo carries a beaming smile. Amid a long list of pre-prepared questions, came one that endeared the new boy to almost every cule around the world. The interviewer asks Arthur his biggest wish. He

Embracing the ‘new normal’ will take time

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The lockdown, due to the pandemic, has brought about the true sentiment behind the well-known axiom, 'you don't know what you have until it's gone'. While people are subconsciously aware of life and its sudden and frail nature, the virus has seemingly brought these feelings of trepidation to reality. People from

Sarri’s last chance; The return of Serie A

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With the return of Serie A set for June 20th, we are set for perhaps one of Europe's tightest title races. Just a single point separates Simone Inzaghi's Lazio side from Maurizio Sarri's Juventus. With the Premier League, Bundesliga, and Ligue 1 sewn up, Europe's prying eyes will be drawn

5 teams denied a shot at glory by ‘Force Majeure’

Liverpool are so close to basking in Premier League glory, and as it stands going into the final week of April, the Champions League winners are two wins away from the title. Sadly for the reds of Merseyside, they may yet be denied a first title since 1990 due to extraordinary circumstances. They

Juventus and Inter prepare for tense Derby d’Italia

Inter Milan will visit the Allianz Stadium on Sunday evening as Antonio Conte returns to the place where he won three league titles in a row. The usual questions would have been about what kind of welcome Conte would get from the home fans but this game will be played

Emre Can – Turning his blues to Black and Yellow

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Written by Adibir Singh Many fans around Europe seem to have forgotten the name ‘Emre Can’ in the last few seasons. From being one of the top upcoming talents in Germany to becoming a fringe player amongst a star-studded Juventus side- Can’s decline since leaving Liverpool in the summer of 2018 has

The Left-Overs – Experienced Free agents in the lookout for clubs

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Written by Manutd_analysis This summer managers around Europe had the chance to snap up some elite talent on free transfers. The names that come directly to mind are top players such as Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey, Ander Herrera, and Diego Godin. These players went to some of the best clubs in the

Matthijs de Ligt’s incredible journey to Juventus

Juventus have pulled off the transfer coup of the summer by signing Dutch wunderkind Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax in a €75million deal. The 19-year-old was the hottest property in world football and they saw off ferocious competition from Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United to capture his signature. It came

Hakim Ziyech Transfer Column | Part Two

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Giving credence to the idea that the prospect of signing a player of the ilk of Hakim Ziyech is an anomaly is not far-fetched, considering the juncture at which the transfer market stands. In a climate which coerces teams to pay a king’s ransom to acquire the services of princely

Biggest ever Champions League final wins

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This season’s Champions League has been nothing short of sensational, with plenty of shock results, breath-taking goals and individual moments of brilliance. As the competition comes to a close for another year, with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool battling it out in an all-English final at the Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid,

What Constitutes Success for Juventus?

The Italian Serie A has stood for a long time as one of the best leagues in Europe, although over the past few years we have seen a change at the top, and the league has become less competitive. As a couple of the old guard have slipped away, Juventus

Ajax vs Juventus – Preview, team news & predicted lineups

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Ajax vs Juventus Competition: Champions League, Quarter Finals (Leg 1) Venue: Johan Cruijff ArenA Timings: Wednesday, 10th January 2019, 19:45 pm BST/WAT (UK and Nigeria), 13:45 pm EST, 11:45 am PT (USA), 12:15 am IST Ajax are set to host the first of the two legs of the quarterfinals in the Champions League against

Revisiting the greatest knockout round Champions League comebacks

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Manchester United and Juventus are staring down the barrel of Round of 16 exits in the Champions League following their 2-0 defeats in the first leg. United look like a team reborn under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the damaging first leg home defeat at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain - the

Valencia Prepare For Monumental Juventus Challenge

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Champions League - Group H - Valencia vs Juventus 8:00 pm BST  (00:30 am IST) Wednesday 19th September Venue: Mestalla   Valencia manager Marcelino cut a frustrated figure during the post-match conference conducted following a disappointing 0-0 draw at home against Real Betis. Valencia are currently placed 17th on the table with only 3 points in

Breaking down the Spurs Implosion: Champions League edition.

Every single Tottenham fan will be wondering how they managed to capitulate the way they did last night. A match which they started very positively eventually turned out to be a depressing affair for the men from North London. Anirudh breaks down what went wrong and why Allegri's men came

Dybala rescues Juve with last gasp winner

(AFP) Argentina striker Paulo Dybala marked his comeback after a month on the sidelines by scoring a last-gasp winner in the 1-0 victory at Lazio on Saturday in a perfect boost ahead of next week's Champions League clash at Tottenham. Dybala, left out of the Argentine squad this week, shrugged off his

Kenny Dalglish – The King of the Kop

Kenny – The King of the Kop who changed Liverpool F.C. forever Kenny Dalglish had a unique career in football, not just on the pitch but off it as well. He holds the unwanted tag of possibly being the only footballer to have personally witnessed three of the game’s biggest

Lucas Torreira: Sampdoria’s pea sized dynamite.

At 5’6, Lucas Torreira isn’t exactly the most imposing of figures at the heart of midfield. In a position generally dominated by bigger, more physical players, the young Uruguayan has carved himself a niche in the Serie A making him one of the best midfielders in the league. Guest EADF

Barcelona 3-0 Juventus: Messi glitz as barca see off juv

Lionel Messi ended his long barren run against Gianluigi Buffon and then left many wondering why it took him so long as he added another in show of strength from Barcelona. The Serie A champions beat Barca by the same scoreline in the quarter-finals last season before holding out for a

Champions League Matchday 1 Preview

Rafael Hernández‏ @RafaelH117 44m44 minutes ago Dembélé gets his first start as a Barça player. Messi had his breakthrough match vs Juventus, will it be the same for him? Paul Pogba’s first CL game for @ManUtd. Played one Europa League game (v Athletic Bilbao) prior to return. Ashley Young started then

Champions League Group Analysis: Group D

This Griup features Barcelona, Juventus, Olympiakos and Sporting CP. It features a rematch of the last year’s Quarter finals. It might seem to many that there are two battles going on here, one for top spot between Barcelona and Juventus and one for who gets into the Europa league between

As the Dust Settles

The transfer window saga has ended. As the dust settles, the squads have been finalized. Even if the managers have got the desired results, or not, they have to cope with these players only. Let us examine the signings and how the teams have performed in this crazy transfer window. ENGLISH

Juventus close in on Benedikt Howedes.

Sky Sport Italia have reported that Juventus and FC Schalke 04 are close to reaching an agreement which will see German defender Benedikt Howedes make a switch to The Old Lady. Juventus director Beppe Marotta had his say on this situation when he publicly said, that the German’s arrival at the

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