Soccer / Sports

Can Caballero turn Manchester Citys fortunes around?

Feb 21 2:52pm Outside of the Boot
The post Can Caballero turn Manchester City’s fortunes around? appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast An article analysing whether Manchester City can realistically hope to win the title after a recent spate of changes to their side. Things have looked pretty dire for Manchester City in recent months, after a promising start under new management. Fans have been bitterly disappointed in Guardiola’s performance since he arrived at the Manchester club, […] The post Can Caballero turn Manchester City’s fortunes around? appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Why Liverpool should sell this 23-year-old midfielder in the summer

Feb 21 1:00pm The Boot Room
After a very inconsistent season, it looks like Emre Can could be heading out of Anfield as he continues to stall on a new deal, with only 18 months left on his current contract. The German international has struggled to adapt to playing further forward in a very forward-thinking 4-3-3 formation under Jurgen Klopp. Arguably …...
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Is this Monaco 22-year-old the man to solve Manchester City's defensive problems?

Feb 21 9:00am The Boot Room
AS Monaco’s rise to prominence this season has been aided by effective management on and off the pitch as well as youthful, talented individuals performing to the best of their abilities. One of those players for the Principality club has been French full-back Benjamin Mendy, who has been a revelation at the left wing, forming …...
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Arsenal round-up: FA Cup victory; Wenger discusses Perez future; Jardims Premier League aspirations

Feb 21 8:00am The Boot Room
Arsenal managed to qualify for the Sixth Round of the FA Cup with a professional performance against Sutton United. They only won 2-0, but they came up against a determined non-league side and the Gunners will be pleased that they avoided embarrassment. Their goals were scored by Lucas Perez and Theo Walcott, with the latter’s …...
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Manchester City vs AS Monaco: Match preview, predicted line-ups and score prediction

Feb 21 7:45am The Boot Room
Manchester City face a difficult Champions League Round of 16 tie against AS Monaco and they will have to be at their best to avoid an early elimination. It has been another disappointing season for English sides in Europe, but there is an expectation on Pep Guardiola’s men as the Premier League side most likely to …...
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FA Cup: Fifth Round Team of the Weekend feat. Tottenham and Lincoln City stars

Feb 21 7:00am The Boot Room
Who said the magic of the cup was dead? It was a weekend of epic proportions as Lincoln City of the National League got the weekend started with a 1-0 victory to stun Premier League Burnley at Turf Moor, becoming the first non-league side in 103 years to reach the Quarter-Finals, before Huddersfield managed a …...
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Three things we learnt from Arenals 2-0 FA Cup victory over Sutton United

Feb 21 6:00am The Boot Room
Arsenal managed to avoid embarrassment against Sutton United to qualify for the Sixth Round of the FA Cup, but they were given a real test by the non-league side. It was never likely that Sutton would have been able to beat their more illustrious opponents, yet the club made the most of their time in …...
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Three things we learnt from Newcastles 2-0 win over Aston Villa

Feb 21 5:30am The Boot Room
Monday evening’s lone Championship fixture saw Newcastle return to the table’s summit with a 2-0 home victory over Aston Villa. The visiting side have been struggling all season. Despite being relegated with Newcastle last year they are nearer the basement of the division; with around half of their opponent’s current point tally. Here are three …...
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Three key stats ahead of Manchester Citys Champions League tie with Monaco

Feb 21 5:00am The Boot Room
Following a disappointing 0-0 home draw with Championship side Huddersfield, Manchester City prepare for a crucial Champions League last-16 clash with Monaco. A vastly improved performance will be required if the Citizens are to advance at the expense of the Ligue 1 pacesetters. Here are three key stats to assess how the tie may pan out. …...
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FM17 Project Celtic v Rangers, Episode 19: Falling Down

Feb 21 4:14am The Set Pieces
THE MISSION: Enter the world of Football Manager 2017 and beat your bitter... The post FM17 Project Celtic v Rangers, Episode 19: Falling Down appeared first on The Set Pieces.
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How Arsenal rated in Monday nights FA Cup victory over Sutton United

Feb 21 4:05am The Boot Room
The eyes of the world were on non-league Sutton United on Monday evening as Premier League Arsenal came to town and it was a great occasion for all to witness. The Gunners will be slightly disappointed with the scoreline, but they did what was required and avoiding what would have been the biggest shock in …...
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Tottenham round-up: Winger wanted by Milan; Kanes dressing-room revelation

Feb 21 3:55am The Boot Room
Despite limited movement to and from White Hart Lane over the January transfer window, rumours have surfaced that £30million club-record signing Moussa Sissoko could be set to move to AC Milan over the summer, according to the Sun.    The 27-year-old French midfielder was a mainstay in the France side that reached the final of …...
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Chelsea round-up: Conte wants Conti; race for striker hots up; Terry discusses situation

Feb 21 3:45am The Boot Room
Chelsea have had scouts watching Serie A side Atlanta for a while now, but Gazzetta Mercato claim that they have been tracking right-back Andrea Conti as well as central midfielder Franck Kessie. The 22-year-old has also featured in a wing back role and has scored four times and recorded four assists in 24 games so far this …...
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Manchester United round-up: Move for defender blocked; striker reacts to interest; Shaw given hope

Feb 21 3:35am The Boot Room
AS claim that Manchester United are preparing to try to bring Colombian defender Jeison Murillo to the club, alongside similar efforts from Arsenal and Real Madrid, with Inter Milan desperate to tie the 24-year-old down on a new deal to ward off interest from abroad in his services. Embed from Getty Images   The central defender …...
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West Ham round-up: Interest in French defender; Gold backs Bilic; striker fitness latest

Feb 21 3:25am The Boot Room
Despite a real lack of natural right-backs at the club, the Hammers have been linked with few players in the position of late. However, the Sun believe that the club are preparing a £10 million move from Saint-Etienne to London after impressing in France and with a recent Europa League display at Old Trafford. Embed from Getty …...
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Liverpool round-up: Leicester sensation linked; Brazilian teen targeted; Inter warns Reds off

Feb 21 3:15am The Boot Room
With a move for Chelsea teen sensation Dominic Solanke reportedly under threat due to interest from Bayern Munich, the Daily Mail claim that the club are casting their eye over Leicester City winger Demarai Gray, who has impressed in his appearances for the reigning Premier League champions since he completed a move from Birmingham City. Embed from …...
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Who was your MOTM in Arsenal's 2-0 win against Sutton United?

Feb 21 3:10am The Boot Room
Arsenal travelled to Gander Green Lane to play Sutton in their FA Cup Fifth Round tie. The Gunners came into the game off the back of their 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich which made this fixture a must win.   The tie had all the features of a classic cup tie, with Sutton’s ground having small, …...
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A Tale of One City: Rosario

Feb 21 1:00am These Football Times
This feature is part of A Tale of One City Argentina is a nation that, perhaps more than any other, lives and breathes football, revelling in its many intrigues and paradoxes. That notion is no more prevalent than in the provincial city of Rosario, which sits just 300 kilometres from the capital of Buenos Aires… The post A Tale of One City: Rosario appeared first on These Football Times.
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Fiorentina vs Gladbach Europa League Preview

Feb 20 11:10pm Futbolgrad
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A different breed of coach: welcome to the world of Mark Sampson

Feb 20 11:00pm These Football Times
This feature is part of The Masterminds: 10 Under 45 Joseph Bonaparte was a calm, unassuming man, but not really cut out to be king. Originally persuaded by his parents to train for the priesthood, his legal skills picked up while studying in Italy were put to good effect by his elder brother as a… The post A different breed of coach: welcome to the world of Mark Sampson appeared first on These Football Times.
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Futbolgrad Podcast Episode 14 Will There be Blood at Russia 2018?

Feb 20 11:00pm Futbolgrad
Futbolgrad – Episode 14 – Will there be blood at Russia 2018? Dave Caren from the World Football Index hosted Andrew Flint, Manuel Veth, and special guest Robert Ustian, to discuss and challenge this weeks BBC documentary on Russian hooligans. You can also find the podcast on the World Football Index homepage, on SoundCloud, or subscribe via iTunes by clicking here. Futbolgrad – Episode 13 – Arshavin […] The post Futbolgrad Podcast – Episode 14 – Will There be Blood at Russia 2018? appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Bundesliga 2 Who is Going to Win the Promotion Race?

Feb 20 10:56pm Futbolgrad
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Sparta Prague vs Rostov Europa League Preview

Feb 20 10:00pm Futbolgrad
Sparta Prague vs Rostov, Thursday 20:05 GMT/21:05 CET, Generali Arena, Prague. It is very hard to see how Sparta can make a tie out of this after being humiliated by Rostov’s tactical brilliance in the first leg as they demolished their visitors 4-0. Granted, the Czech side were severely hampered by the justified red card […] The post Sparta Prague vs Rostov – Europa League Preview appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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New York Red Bulls vs Vancouver Whitecaps CONCACAF Champions League Preview

Feb 20 7:55pm Futbolgrad
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Fenerbahe vs Krasnodar Europa League Preview

Feb 20 3:12pm Futbolgrad
Fenerbahçe vs Krasnodar – Wednesday 18:00 GMT/19:00 CET Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium – Istanbul It did not take long for Futbolgrad’s Player to Look Out For to make an impression last week, as Swedish debutant Viktor Claesson stooped to head home the only goal of the game after just three minutes. Granted, the home side tired […] The post Fenerbahçe vs Krasnodar – Europa League Preview appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Talent Radar 2016-17 Young Players Team of the Week #21: Victor Lindelof, Benjamin Henrichs & Timo Werner feature

Feb 20 2:45pm Outside of the Boot
The post Talent Radar 2016-17 Young Players Team of the Week #21: Victor Lindelof, Benjamin Henrichs & Timo Werner feature appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled into an XI from across Europe’s top seven leagues. You can read this for all details on Talent Radar, who is eligible under it and what else we publish within this feature.  [Eligibility: As of 1st […] The post Talent Radar 2016-17 Young Players Team of the Week #21: Victor Lindelof, Benjamin Henrichs & Timo Werner feature appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Tactical Analysis: Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol |Zidanes Men Ease Past An Uninspiring Espanyol

Feb 20 2:25pm Outside of the Boot
The post Tactical Analysis: Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol | Zidane’s Men Ease Past An Uninspiring Espanyol appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Om Arvind tactically analyses how Real Madrid followed up their resounding win over Napoli in the Champions League with an extremely comfortable win over Espanyol. The game finished Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol. Tactically, Zidane was found wanting in the exact same areas that Madrid struggled in against Osasuna (interiors coming too deep and little to […] The post Tactical Analysis: Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol | Zidane’s Men Ease Past An Uninspiring Espanyol appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Would signing this German midfielder propel Manchester United into the title race?

Feb 20 1:00pm The Boot Room
The Independent claim that Manchester United could be preparing to revive their interest in Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos only a few years after the Germany international turned down the opportunity to move to Old Trafford as he instead favoured a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu. Embed from Getty Images   The 28-year-old has become a key …...
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Is this the end of Barcelonas domination of European football?

Feb 20 12:45pm The Boot Room
“Every good thing comes to an end and nothing lasts forever” – or so the common saying goes. But beyond the cliché catchphrase, there is an element of truth that relates to current trajectory of FC Barcelona and that will certainly resonate with their supporters and those that closely follow Spanish football. No team has …...
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Three things we learnt from Tottenhams 3-0 FA Cup win at Fulham

Feb 20 12:30pm The Boot Room
Tottenham advanced to their first FA Cup quarter-finals since 2012 after dispatching of Championship side Fulham 3-0. A typically clinical hat-trick from Harry Kane inspired them to victory in West London as they now head into another geographical derby with Millwall in the last eight. Mauricio Pochettino’s side outclassed the their Championship opponents as they …...
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The FA Cup: Fever pitch or an ailing trophy?

Feb 20 12:15pm The Boot Room
Arsenal and Liverpool’s respective weeks could not have been more different. Arsene Wenger’s men floundered in the Champions League, their flimsy squad made to look distinctly malnourished by a true European heavyweight. For Liverpool’s players, however, a mid-season jolly to La Manga will have been a welcome rest after their chaotic January which saw them …...
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Arsenal: Concerns about Sutton encounter; quarter-final draw outcome; Guardiola discusses Wenger

Feb 20 12:00pm The Boot Room
Arsenal face a potential embarrassment as they travel to face non-league Sutton United this evening. It is a tie that the Gunners can gain nothing from. If they win, it is expected, while if they draw or lose, it will be one of the worst nights in Arsenal’s recent history. The pressure on Arsene Wenger …...
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Sevilla v Leicester Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:26am The Set Pieces
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Tottenham v Gent Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:26am The Set Pieces
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Porto v Juventus Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:24am The Set Pieces
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Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:22am The Set Pieces
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Manchester City v Monaco Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:22am The Set Pieces
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St Etienne v Manchester Utd Betting Tips

Feb 20 10:22am The Set Pieces
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Three potential summer destinations for Arsenals Alexis Sanchez

Feb 20 7:45am The Boot Room
The sight of Alexis Sanchez, angry, depleted and looking tiresome, after a disappointing Arsenal result, has sadly been all too common this season. Most recently, after the 5-1 defeat against German champions Bayern Munich, the Chilean winger could be seen crouched down on the touchline as the final whistle blew,  looking on to see the …...
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Modern tactics and the art of tempo control

Feb 20 7:40am Outside of the Boot
The post Modern tactics and the art of tempo control appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Football News 24/7 Sauharda Karki writes about the oft overlooked, but seldom unimportant art of tempo control in a football match. It is rather intriguing how important such small things can be in football. The tempo of play is one of these elements – sometimes very apparent, but most of the time a subtle presence […] The post Modern tactics and the art of tempo control appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Analysing Henrikh Mkhitaryans man-of-the-match display against Blackburn Rovers

Feb 20 7:15am The Boot Room
Manchester United had to work hard to qualify for the last eight of the FA Cup, but they managed to defeat Blackburn Rovers. As a result, Jose Mourinho’s side remain in four competitions, underlining the quality that the Red Devils manager has to call upon in his squad. He made changes to his starting eleven …...
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Analysing Harry Kanes hat-trick performance for Tottenham against Fulham

Feb 20 7:00am The Boot Room
Tottenham have moved into the last eight of the FA Cup and have to be seen as one of the frontrunners to win the competition. They convincingly beat Championship side Fulham during Sunday afternoon and it was the perfect response from the side that had lost back-to-back matches. Mauricio Pochettino played a strong team, which …...
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Where has it all gone wrong for English clubs in the Champions League?

Feb 20 6:00am The Boot Room
Since Didier Drogba struck that famous penalty past Manuel Neuer in 2012, English clubs have yet to threaten to come even close to what Roberto Di Matteo and Chelsea achieved that night.   The ongoing Arsene Wenger saga is back in the news after Arsenal’s 5-1 thrashing at the Allianz Arena, a performance that couldn’t …...
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Are Rangers looking for Mark Warburtons replacement in all the wrong ways?

Feb 20 5:00am The Boot Room
There has been mystery surrounding the departure of Mark Warburton from Rangers, but what we know for sure is that he leaves the Glasgow club in third place in the Scottish Premiership and 27 points behind great rivals Celtic.   Although there have been numerous names linked with replacing the Englishman at the helm at …...
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La Liga Matchday 23 Bales back as Barcelona nearly slip up again

Feb 20 4:15am The Boot Room
Real Madrid kept their place at the top of La Liga by seeing off a plucky challenge from an Espanyol side managed by former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores. It wasn’t until just before the break when Alvaro Morata rose highest to head home from an Isco cross, but the goal that really mattered was …...
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Untold Declines: Turbulent Times in Treviso

Feb 20 4:09am Outside of the Boot
The post Untold Declines: Turbulent Times in Treviso appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Football News 24/7  James Kelly takes a look at Italian side Treviso FBC, a club whose rise and fall owes as much to off field issues as what happened on the pitch. On 8th January 2006, Francesco Totti played in a Serie A match for AS Roma against Treviso FBC. Eleven years later and he […] The post Untold Declines: Turbulent Times in Treviso appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Aston Villa: Misplaced Faith & Electric Gates

Feb 20 4:08am Outside of the Boot
The post Aston Villa: Misplaced Faith & Electric Gates appeared first on Outside of the Boot. Outside of the Boot - a website meant for the football enthusiast Ross Bramble writes about Aston Villa and their time in the Championship so far. Listen to the English media, and it’s sometimes easy to forget that there exists a life beneath the Premier League. The top division in English football is so highly vaunted and so widely broadcast that other aspects of the English game […] The post Aston Villa: Misplaced Faith & Electric Gates appeared first on Outside of the Boot.
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Manchester United round-up: Main man set for five-year deal; interest in Madrid midfielder revived; Mourinho reacts to FA Cup draw

Feb 20 4:00am The Boot Room
The Sun claim that Jose Mourinho is set for a new five-year contract as the club look for commitment with the Portuguese manager set to get assurances ahead of a £1 billion transformation of the squad over the aforementioned period. His current deal has two years left to run, with an option for another year, and he is …...
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Chelsea round-up: Talks begin for midfielder; Costa future depends on negotiations; Mourinho claims title is won

Feb 20 3:45am The Boot Room
Talks have begun with AS Monaco over the potential transfer of Brazilian playmaker Bernardo Silva, according to the Sunday Times. The versatile forward, who can play on either flank or centrally behind a striker, is said to be on the market for £68.4 million if any club can agree a fee with the French club. Embed …...
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Manchester City round-up: 100million star targeted; Fulham youngster wanted; Guardiola on Kompany issues

Feb 20 3:30am The Boot Room
According to reports in The Mirror over the past day, Manchester City are set to break the record transfer fee by splashing out £100 million on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi. Embed from Getty Images   The report alleges that Messi’s future in Spain is still unsure, with a new deal still yet to …...
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West Ham round-up: Munich want Hammers target; La Liga star targeted; signing playing through the pain

Feb 20 3:15am The Boot Room
The Daily Record report that Bayern Munich are considering a £30 million bid for the West Ham’s January transfer target Moussa Dembele. The Celtic sensation was subject to interest from the club and Chelsea in the mid-season window, but Bayern could now seek to make him theirs in the summer. Embed from Getty Images   It’s not …...
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Liverpool round-up: Star set for bumper new contract; Klopp targeted by European giants; Henry spotted

Feb 20 3:00am The Boot Room
The Sun believe that Adam Lallana is set to put pen to paper on a bumper four and a half year contract this week which will see him be paid £150,000 per week. That will make him one of the club’s biggest earners and underlines his importance to the side given recent interest from Paris Saint-Germain after …...
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Gegenpressing Spieltag Spezial Lucky Bayern

Feb 19 11:00pm Futbolgrad
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Schalke 04 vs PAOK Europa League Preview

Feb 19 8:28pm Futbolgrad
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Rui Costa: the slick prince who became a king in Italy

Feb 19 7:10pm These Football Times
Rui Costa’s footballing life can be summed up by one goal and the few moments that followed it. In August 1996 in Lisbon’s Estádio da Luz, Benfica lined up against Fiorentina for their presentation match. This was a pre-season game with no real value, besides the fact that it was the first time Rui Costa… The post Rui Costa: the slick prince who became a king in Italy appeared first on These Football Times.
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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celta Vigo Europa League Preview

Feb 19 7:09pm Futbolgrad
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celta Vigo – Thursday 20:05 GMT/21:05 CET Metalist Stadium – Kharkiv. There certainly were doubts in Shakhtar Donetsk’s camp over whether the squad was ready to face La Liga side Celta Vigo given the long winter break in Ukraine. Paulo Fonseca, however, was able to get his men ready just in time […] The post Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celta Vigo – Europa League Preview appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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The momentum man: Sadio Mans remarkable goalscoring traits

Feb 19 7:00pm These Football Times
Liverpool were strolling to a comfortable win at St Mary’s. A goal apiece for Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge had given Jürgen Klopp’s side a two-goal buffer over Southampton at half-time; three much-needed points, in the pursuit of a top four finish, was seemingly all but in the bag. After all, not since 1964 had… The post The momentum man: Sadio Mané’s remarkable goalscoring traits appeared first on These Football Times.
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The Fall Of Auxerre

Feb 19 6:55pm The Set Pieces
The recent news of Djibril Cisse’s retirement has provided a welcome distraction... The post The Fall Of Auxerre appeared first on The Set Pieces.
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Zenit vs Anderlecht Europa League Preview

Feb 19 6:50pm Futbolgrad
Zenit vs Anderlecht – Thursday 18:00 GMT/19:00 CET Petrovsky Stadium – Saint Petersburg. There were major questions about this match. We stated on World Football Index – Futbolgrad Podcast that Zenit would be the clear favourites going into this tie. The one question that the Futbolgrad Network team had was, how ready would Zenit be […] The post Zenit vs Anderlecht – Europa League Preview appeared first on Futbolgrad.
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Atltico Madrid Champions League Preview

Feb 19 6:28pm Futbolgrad
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