Liga MX Apertura 2018 Round 12 Review

The last round of Liga MX matches before the October international break saw two Mexico City giants win high profile away matches, while Monterrey rivals Rayados and Tigres continued to disappoint. Pumas break drought in Guadalajara Going into this season Pumas had not won at Chivas in 36 years. Although the university club are one…

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From unthinkable to inevitable: the impending departure of Aaron Ramsey

There is a now-infamous photograph from December 2012, taken in an Arsenal boardroom, which shows Arsène Wenger standing behind Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Now, only the first two still remain at the club – and with the Welshman out of contract in the summer and his departure more…

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Liga MX Apertura 2018 Round 11 Review

Mexico’s biggest rivalry match saw the birth of a new star, while the chase for the final liguilla spot intensified in round 11.   Gudiño Grabs the Attention in Clásico Nacional Draw On Sunday night, the Clásico Nacional between América and Chivas ended in a 1-1 draw. Playing at the Estadio Azteca with the chance…

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Lille: a new trio of stars and a project reborn

Sitting second in the table with one of the top scorers in Ligue 1, the second tightest defence, and a league-leading 100% winning record at home, it’s safe to say that nine games into the season, things have been going pretty well for Lille. Quite a turnaround for a team who flirted with relegation for…

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Access behind success: The rise in football documentaries

All or Nothing: Manchester City and First Team: Juventus are the latest documentaries to be produced. Every dedicated sports fan would love to have real insight into their favourite team; to have the opportunity to experience something extra behind the scenes, to see something that most people don’t get to see. Thanks to social media, players…

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Le Weekend Qui Foot: Defeat on the Rocher leaves Monaco on the Rocks

So, PSG are going to run away with Ligue 1, as we always knew they would. But, if you ignore first place, the French top flight is still one of the most competitive around, with several evenly matched teams competing throughout the season for European places and to avoid relegation. Ignore the PSG cakewalk, and…

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Liga MX Apertura 2018 Round 7 Review

An epic Clásico Capitalino was the centerpiece of round 7 of the Liga MX Apertura 2018, while other sides kept their positive momentum going.   Wild Clásico Capitalino Leaves Pumas Reeling http://gty.im/1025797822 In another edition of one of Mexico’s most heated rivalries, Pumas were hoping to beat América for the first time since the first…

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The City ‘Revivalry’ – Inter Milan and AC Milan

City rivals Internazionale and AC Milan are two of the world’s biggest clubs. Both teams have won 18 Serie A titles, second only behind Juventus. Milan have the second-most Champions League titles in history with seven, while Inter are the last Italian team to win the big-eared trophy, in the 2009/10 season. However, in recent…

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Le Weekend Qui Foot: Dr Kylian, Mr Mbappe

This weekend’s Ligue 1 action saw four teams win their first match of the season at the fourth attempt, while a couple of the bigger names continue to struggle and another big name is ominously already clear at the top. In Short The aim of this column, as well as giving a weekly summary of…

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How foreign players are shaping this year’s Brasileirao

São Paulo, Internacional and Flamengo are all fighting fiercely for the title, with Grêmio just behind — and all are doing so with a clutch of foreign players earning the plaudits for their respective teams. It’s a trend being seen across the Brasileirao this season. The Brazilian leagues largely focus on domestic talent, with the…

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