The German Bundesliga has become an American hotspot in European football, with four players currently plying their trade in Germany encouraging the manager Bruce Arena to select them for the United States national team squad. Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Fabian Johnson, Hamburg striker Bobby Wood, Hertha Berlin defender John Anthony … Continue reading "Bundesliga – The American Hotspot"
N’Golo Kante scored the only goal of the match to guide Chelsea into the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time in three years with a deserved win against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United were reduced to 10-men when Michael Oliver brandished two yellow cards to dismiss … Continue reading "Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United – Tactical Analysis"
Southampton’s tremendous transformation has formed one of the most admirable and astounding stories in English football. The saints have gone from being on the brink of vanishing to competing in Europe in just eight seasons and they continue to rise and march on. Rewind to April 2009, Southampton were … Continue reading "Southampton – The Long Term Project to Success"
In the wake of Barcelona manager Luis Enrique announcing his decision to leave the club at the end of the season, I’m going to look back at his spell at the Camp Nou and the possible candidates to succeed him. Luis Enrique has enjoyed a successful spell at the … Continue reading "Enrique leaves Barca, who will be next to enter the frame?"
Bayern Munich aim to extend their lead at the top when they visit the Rhein Energie Stadion to face FC Koln on Saturday. The Bavarians beat relegation strugglers Hamburg 8-0 on Match Day 22 at the Allianz Arena. However, they were unable to extend their lead due to RB … Continue reading "FC Koln Vs Bayern Munich – Match Preview"
Wolfsburg parted company with manager Valerien Ismael, after suffering their twelfth league defeat of the season on Friday. The wolves have appointed Andries Jonker to help steer them away from the relegation zone. The wolves enjoyed three promising seasons under Dieter Hecking but have struggled to replace their best players. … Continue reading "Wolfsburg appoint third boss of the season amidst of their rapid downfall"
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an 87th minute winner to award Jose Mourinho with his first ever major trophy at Manchester United. Southampton were the stronger team over 90 minutes but Manchester United were more clinical in front of goal. Manchester United overtook Liverpool to become the most successful team in … Continue reading "Manchester United crowned EFL Cup champions"
The Wenger era could be set to draw to a catastrophic end, after last night’s demoralising 5-1 thrashing from Bayern Munich intensified the pressure on Arsenal. Arsenal conceded four goals in the second half, after ending the first half level at the home of the German champions. The performance … Continue reading "The Problem at Arsenal"
West Ham and Millwall are separated by under four miles and share one of England’s most bitter football rivalries. The first meeting took place in 1897 in a friendly, although the first competitive fixture was won 2-1 by then Millwall Athletic in the FA Cup in December 1899. The … Continue reading "Tribal Football Rivalries – West Ham Vs Millwall"
Arsenal’s European decline continued as German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich outclassed and condemned the gunners to a demoralising 5-1 defeat. Arjen Robben fired the hosts into the lead in stylish fashion, with an incredible rising effort into the left top corner from 20 yards. Alexis Sanchez equalised before the … Continue reading "Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal – Tactical Analysis"
The El Clasico, is a term which describes the intense and historic rivalry between Spain’s two biggest clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Real Madrid is based in, obviously, Madrid, whereas Barcelona is located in Catalonia. The history between both locations has stemmed from the 1930s and has provided one … Continue reading "Tribal Football Rivalries – Real Madrid Vs Barcelona (El Clasico)"
The Derby della Capitale is an Italian local rivalry between Rome-based teams Lazio and Roma. Many believe the Derby della Capitale is the biggest inner-city rivalry in Italy. This emphasises the magnitude of the derby due to the two other big local rivalries in Italy. Including the Milan derby … Continue reading "Tribal Football Rivalries – Roma Vs Lazio (Derby della Capitale)"
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