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Dominant Real Madrid take home 35th La Liga title

Dominant Real Madrid take home 35th La Liga title

Mahtab Jamil 2022-05-01 03:18:20

Real Madrid have secured their 35th La Liga title with a 4-0 win over Espanyol.  The season has been a stellar one for Real Madrid where they outclassed their domestic rivals by a great margin.&...

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp - pioneering the modern day managerial rivalry

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp - pioneering the modern day managerial rivalry

Tofael Mahmud 2022-04-25 15:08:14

Remember the fierce rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United that spanned nearly one decade?  Remember the magicians in the dugout—Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson — probably the...

Erik Ten Hag's recipe of success at Manchester United

Erik Ten Hag's recipe of success at Manchester United

Tofael Mahmud 2022-04-23 16:05:35

Manchester United have appointed Erik Ten Hag at a time when the optimism among United fans is at an all-time low.  It makes sense because United in the post-Ferguson era have appointed managers...

Erling Haaland's inclusion might make Manchester City invincible

Erling Haaland's inclusion might make Manchester City invincible

Mahtab Jamil 2022-04-21 13:44:57

Erling Haaland is currently one of the most sought after players in the world. After breaking out in Dortmund in 2020, Haaland has been a prolific goal scorer with speed, strength and technical abilit...

Bayern Munich face unforeseen crisis in years

Bayern Munich face unforeseen crisis in years

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-04-20 15:06:54

When Julian Nagelsmann took over Bayern Munich, expectations from him were high. He inherited Hansi Flick's invincible squad and being someone with a lot of aptitude in the tactical side of the game,...

Sevilla's dream run this season

Sevilla's dream run this season

Mahtab Jamil 2022-04-19 16:04:44

La Liga has seen certain ups and downs of teams this season. FC Barcelona had an early drop off in the post-Messi era, Athletico Madrid could not perform as consistently as they would like.  Whe...

Has anything changed for Barcelona's resurgence hopes?

Has anything changed for Barcelona's resurgence hopes?

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-04-16 17:37:57

Barcelona seemed to be on top of the world after their famous 0-4 Classico win in Bernabeu. Everyone would put their money on Barcelona being back by then. A team, unbeaten for 12 matches, was wo...

Real Madrid's problem with pressing and pace

Real Madrid's problem with pressing and pace

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-04-13 13:49:58

Real Madrid, although qualifying against Chelsea last night after a nail-biting fight–that went to the extra time, played one of the worst matches of this season. The 3-2 scoreline in favour of...

The childish and unprofessional side of 'angry' Ronaldo

The childish and unprofessional side of 'angry' Ronaldo

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-04-11 17:13:04

This Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo became the headline of most of the prominent sporting portals for absolutely wrong reasons.  Ronaldo, after playing a match against Everton, which he would rathe...

What went wrong with Chelsea?

What went wrong with Chelsea?

Mahtab Jamil 2022-04-10 16:47:52

As matchday 32 takes place in the Premier League, things are looking uncertain at both ends of the table.  While there is stiff competition between Manchester City and Liverpool for the title, t...

Serie A is back to its glory days

Serie A is back to its glory days

Mahtab Jamil 2022-04-06 16:32:30

Amidst all the drama and excitement of Premier League and La Liga, the top 4 race in Serie A is also picking up the pace.  If we look at the points table, Serie A is having the most competitive...

Barcelona's resurgence makes La Liga title race interesting

Barcelona's resurgence makes La Liga title race interesting

Mahtab Jamil 2022-04-04 15:44:31

Last night’s match between Barcelona and Sevilla at Camp Nou was a crucial tie at the business end of the season. Before the start of the match, Sevilla were sitting 2nd in the La Liga table and...

Assessing the World Cup draw: No clear group of death

Assessing the World Cup draw: No clear group of death

Tofael Mahmud 2022-04-02 15:48:45

Despite all the drama and controversies surrounding Qatar's hosting of the World Cup this year, the draw went ahead as scheduled. This was one of the bizarre World Cup draws with plenty of match-ups t...

Can Real Madrid hold on to their lead?

Can Real Madrid hold on to their lead?

Mashfiq Mizan 2022-04-02 11:56:57

Table-toppers Real Madrid will return to LaLiga evening today at Balaidos when they take on Celta Viga. Celta are always a team to beat led by Iago Aspas, as they showed Real at the Santiago Bernabeu...

New generation of Barcelona is ready to dominate

New generation of Barcelona is ready to dominate

Mahtab Jamil 2022-03-27 13:14:17

After a dominating win against Real Madrid in the last El Clasico, there is a huge sense of rejuvenation amongst the fans that Barcelona are back to their old exciting ways.  Barcelona’s b...

Changes in the dynamics of Spanish football

Changes in the dynamics of Spanish football

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-03-21 16:16:20

Real Madrid are still the favourite to win the league after embarrassing Classico defeat against arch-rivals Barcelona. Sevilla pushed hard, but not long enough. There is still time for a miracle thou...

Who are the favourites in the Champions League quarter-finals?

Who are the favourites in the Champions League quarter-finals?

Mahtab Jamil 2022-03-20 15:37:44

The Champions League quarter-finals this year is all about Spain vs England with 3 English sides - Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool; 3 Spanish sides - Villareal, Real Madrid and Athletico Madrid...

Playing Europa League or leaving Old Trafford - what will be Ronaldo’s fate next season?

Playing Europa League or leaving Old Trafford - what will be Ronaldo’s fate next season?

Mahtab Jamil 2022-03-19 16:19:12

Manchester United are hovering around the Champions League places the whole season. Ralf Ragnick took over from Solkjaer in the midst of the season and promised to provide solidity to the side. ...

Has Messi been a flop at PSG?

Has Messi been a flop at PSG?

Mahtab Jamil 2022-03-17 16:04:32

Nasser-Al-Khelaifi bought PSG in 2011. Since then, he has been injecting money into the club. His primary objective had been to win the Champions League. After they signed Messi last summer, everyone...

PSG and UCL - stories of heartbreaks

PSG and UCL - stories of heartbreaks

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-03-13 13:15:03

It all went wrong for PSG. It has been the same story for almost a decade, bar the last two seasons. And PSG don’t seem to be coming out of this situation anytime soon. Just when everyone think...

Appreciating Luka Modric: The best midfielder in the world

Appreciating Luka Modric: The best midfielder in the world

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-03-10 13:54:53

Real Madrid's Triumph against PSG last night can be summarised into two players’ performances - Karim Benzema and Luka Modric.  Modric, being 37, was at his absolute best last night when h...

Will Neymar ever reach the pinnacle or is he past it?

Will Neymar ever reach the pinnacle or is he past it?

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-03-08 15:22:39

When Neymar came to Barcelona as a skillful teenager from Brazil, expectations from him were already quite high. Everyone expected him to be the next big thing, a future Ballon d'Or winner who migh...

United look to extend Etihad record against a confident City

United look to extend Etihad record against a confident City

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-03-06 15:48:02

The first Manchester Derby of 2022, the first big schedule in English football of the month is set to take place tonight. Apart from all the glamorous traditions and everything, this fixture holds im...

Messi's 7 Ballon d'Or is the ultimate unbreakable record in football history

Messi's 7 Ballon d'Or is the ultimate unbreakable record in football history

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-03-03 15:18:00

Lionel Messi won his seventh Ballon d'Or last year which raised himself to an unprecedented height.  His closest competitor when it comes to the number of Ballon d'Ors is Cristiano Ronaldo, havi...

Barcelona start playing Thursday night football - how hard it is to swallow

Barcelona start playing Thursday night football - how hard it is to swallow

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-02-22 18:06:28

The way Pique got schooled by Lewandowski just a few inches away from the touchline, the way Ter Stegan couldn’t prevent a shot which, in any other circumstances, would find a world of difficult...

Has Carlo already lost his mojo in Real Madrid?

Has Carlo already lost his mojo in Real Madrid?

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-02-17 16:27:11

When Carlo Ancelotti came back to Real Madrid to start his second stint as manager, expectations from him were quite high.  As the manager who won all of the top five leagues except La Liga and...

Chelsea win the FIFA Club World Cup

Chelsea win the FIFA Club World Cup

Abrar Chowdhury 2022-02-13 11:30:01

Isn’t it absolutely beautiful that what you once lost in life comes back to you at a different point in time?  This is the case with Chelsea and FIFA Club World Cup. Chelsea only got the c...

From missing decisive penalty to winning it as a manager: Aliou Cisse, the Senegalese hero

From missing decisive penalty to winning it as a manager: Aliou Cisse, the Senegalese hero

Tofael Mahmud 2022-02-07 17:39:01

The excellence of African players is not an unknown phenomenon. As many as 34 premier league representatives took part in AFCON including stars like Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Eduoard Mendy, who are dee...

Athletic Bilbao kick off the challenging February beating Real Madrid

Athletic Bilbao kick off the challenging February beating Real Madrid

Ahnaf Wazed Khan 2022-02-05 15:50:06

Athletic Bilbao moved to the semi-final, their third in a row, in Copa Del Rey after a late winner against Real Madrid.  They couldn’t have started the month any better than a win against...

Happy 37th Birthday Cristiano Ronaldo!

Happy 37th Birthday Cristiano Ronaldo!

Wasif Rahman 2022-02-05 15:32:56

“When the lights are the brightest, pressures are the highest, the strongest thrives” This phrase has been synonymous with Cristiano Ronaldo's entire career, or his entire life -- from wo...