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UCL – The battle between PSG and Bayern just got fiercer
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UCL – The battle between PSG and Bayern just got fiercer

Paris Saint-Germain have become a very unpredictable team in recent times and they've been blowing hot and cold whilst at it. The Parisiens beat Bayern Munich 3:2 at the Allianz Arena in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash. The victory is a big one for the Ligue 1 giants as they continue in their quest to win the UCL title for the first time. They reached the final of the competition last season but were beaten by Bayern Munich who claimed the title. Now, Mauricio Pochettino's men will go into the second leg at Parc Des Princes with a major advantage and will be looking to sail past the Bavarian giants on their home turf. Now the question is; Will they eventually prove to be contenders or pretenders? READ: 5:2 defeat could be a one-off, as Mount impr...
5:2 defeat could be a one off, as Mount impresses against Porto
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5:2 defeat could be a one off, as Mount impresses against Porto

Chelsea put the 5:2 bashing by West Brom in the Premier League behind them as they ran out 2 nil winners against FC Porto in the first leg of their UCL quarterfinal encounter at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán in Seville. The Blues were heavy favorites for a win after the draws were made but doubts came up after the defeat to West Brom. However, the Blues went into the game with the intent of clearing those doubts and did it, thanks to goals by Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell. They'll now go into the second leg which puts them technically at home at the same venue with a 2 goal lead. Day 2 of the quarterfinal fixtures was the day for the away sides to shine as Paris Saint-Germain also beat Bayern Munich 3:2 at the Allianz Arena. READ: FIFA suspends Chad and Pakistan due to poor ...
Home sides start on a high on day 1 of 2020/21 UCL quarterfinals
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Home sides start on a high on day 1 of 2020/21 UCL quarterfinals

The quarter-final stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League kicked off on Tuesday night and the first night of action saw all the home sides come out victoriously. Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3:1 at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in a game they dominated based on chances created. They also limited Jurgen Klopp's men to just 1 shot on target amid fears that they would be very open in the absence of Sergio Ramos and Rafael Varane. However, it didn't matter eventually, as Vinicius was on hand to deliver deadly blows to Liverpool. Regardless, Zinedine Zidane and his men know that there is still all to play for when they visit Anfield, although the venue has become a hunting ground for visiting teams, albeit domestically. Therefore, the Los Blancos will be wary of the threat the Reds po...
The Juve job is seemingly too big for Andrea Pirlo
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The Juve job is seemingly too big for Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo was undoubtedly successful with Juventus in his time as a player but the same can't be said of his ongoing managerial spell at the club. It is all but confirmed that the Old Ladies won't be Serie A champions this year. Therefore, the quest for a 10th consecutive scudetto win is gone out the window. Should the Turin giants have stayed put with Maurizio Sarri? Maybe they should have, as they are about to fall short of Sarri's record which eventually resulted in his sack. The Old Ladies currently sit fourth in the Serie A, 12 points adrift of league leaders Inter Milan with 10 games to go. The sad story for Juventus is that Antonio Conte's men are in the form of their lives and are also one of the best teams in Europe this season at the domestic level. READ: Baggies h...
Baggies hand Blues rude awakening ahead of UCL tie against Porto
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Baggies hand Blues rude awakening ahead of UCL tie against Porto

Football is one very unpredictable game that many folks should be aware of by now, and stop underrating teams. Thomas Tuchel's winning run at Chelsea was halted by the unlikeliest of teams in the Premier League on Saturday and no one saw it coming. A good one for the bookies indeed! Chelsea were hammered 5:2 by Sam Allardyce's West Brom at Stamford Bridge in the early kickoff game on Saturday and it was a big shocker. The Blues have been stingy in letting in the goals under Tuchel, but when they did, it was against 19th placed West Brom. We could say the Blues' momentum was halted by the international break but they were not the only team whose players engaged wholly in the internationals. READ: Diego Llorente reveals major shock at Bielsa’s approach The game was an eye-open...
The 2020/21 PL season suddenly became long for Liverpool
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The 2020/21 PL season suddenly became long for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp and his men would be happy for the ongoing international break. The German tactician will have some time to restrategize ahead of upcoming games in the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. One funny fact is that the Reds are doing very well in the UEFA Champions League but somehow find it difficult to garner points in the Premier League. It's good that they managed to win a Premier League game before the international break. We could say they went into the break on a high as they sealed a place in the quarter-final of the UCL against Real Madrid and beat Wolves at the Molineux in their last Premier League game. However, how Liverpool went from red hot defending champions and title contenders to top 4 contenders remains a strange sight. READ: Sagna lauds...
Euro World Cup Qualifiers – Two favorites stunned by underdogs
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Euro World Cup Qualifiers – Two favorites stunned by underdogs

The Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers kicked off in midweek across Europe and some of the games produced sights to behold while the three we had our eyes on, saw the overwhelming favorites fail to live up to expectations. Two of the underdogs in these games came ready and snatched a point from their away fixtures on day 1 against some of Europe's powerhouses whilst one managed to escape a whitewashing, ensuring that they had a respectable scoreline although they lost. FRANCE VS UKRAINE Let's hope that France have fully gotten past the era of struggling to make it to the World Cup via qualifiers despite the stars they have on parade. Let's just hope that this is a one-off and that they will come good in the next game. The French team were held 1 all by Andriy Shevchenko's Ukraine ...
UCL – Can this Premier League trio make their numbers count?
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UCL – Can this Premier League trio make their numbers count?

The Premier League is the go-to league at the moment in Europe after three of their teams have made it to the quarterfinal stage of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League against all odds. We may have predicted this number making it to the round of 16 but making it further? Well, unless the folks at Footiehound are psychic. The likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City are in the next stage of the competition and have ignited hopes that the UCL title can end up in England this season. However, can these clubs make their numbers count? England currently has the highest number of representatives remaining in the competition and this is a good one although there is the concern of an all Premier League encounter. Regardless, they've been impressive in the competition this season. RE...
La Liga sides must re-strategize ahead of next season’s UCL
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La Liga sides must re-strategize ahead of next season’s UCL

The 2020/21 UEFA Champions League has reached its quarterfinal stage and the going can only get tough for the sides that have made it thus far in the competition. However, one country, whose clubs have been mainstays in this stage of the competition saw the majority of their clubs fall short this season and it may just be a one-off, hopefully so. La Liga clubs have been dominant in the UCL in the past decade but the ongoing season has seen them flatter to deceive, with just one club making it past the round of 16 stage. Real Madrid will be the only club representing Spain any further in the competition and if the La Liga is to have any hopes of boasting of their clubs' triumph in the competition, then all hope lies on Los Blancos. READ: Silva – Partey is the type of player that...
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid – We’ll see an attack-minded Simeone side
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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid – We’ll see an attack-minded Simeone side

All eyes will be on Stamford Bridge in London when Diego Simeone and his men come with the fight against the Thomas Tuchel-led side on Wednesday night for a place in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. The Blues lead the tie 1 nil via an Olivier Giroud goal in the first leg and will be looking to consolidate on the result and avoid a loss at home against the Rojiblancos to secure a place in the next stage of the competition. Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, need a win to seal a place as a draw won't cut it for them. The exciting thing about this matchup, in my opinion, is that the Spanish side will be forced to come out and play attacking football. READ: The Top 20 Clubs In Europe This Season On Points Per Game Basis The last time they faced Chelsea in the knockout stag...