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Two elite tacticians and two big money clubs in an all-English UCL final
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Two elite tacticians and two big money clubs in an all-English UCL final

Manchester City and Chelsea covered themselves in glory in the semifinals of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League and have set a date of May 29 for an all-Premier League UCL final. The Citizens and the Blues progressed after beating Paris Saint-Germain 4:1 on aggregate and Real Madrid 3:1 on aggregate respectively in an impressive fashion. The two Premier clubs were dominant against their rivals and if the first leg result was considered a one-off, the second leg results confirmed their superiority over their opponents. Did anyone really see an all-English UCL final some months back? And more so with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea leading the charge? It can be recalled that Pep Guardiola's men struggled at the start of the season before they got their acts right and star...
Carragher – Dias is the best defender in the Premier League
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Carragher – Dias is the best defender in the Premier League

Jamie Carragher has hailed Ruben Dias as the best center-back in the Premier League and even rates him higher than Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk. The 23-year-old has helped in the transformation of Man City's defensive fortunes since joining from Benfica in a deal worth £62million in the summer. Dias has brought organization and leadership to the backline. He has played his role perfectly in the successes that the Citizens have enjoyed thus far. Dias has been one of the best players in the Premier League this season and has helped in putting Pep Guardiola's men one win away from the 2020/21 Premier League title, as well as in the UEFA Champions League final for the first time. The player has been so good that Carragher loves the Portuguese star despite City's rivalry with Liverpo...
Man City showed that Paris Saint-Germain haven’t come of age
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Man City showed that Paris Saint-Germain haven’t come of age

Manchester City have progressed to the final of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League after beating Paris Saint-Germain 2:0 at the Etihad on Tuesday night and 4:1 on aggregate. The fixture was a potential banana peel for Pep Guardiola and his men as they've not reached the final of the competition since his appointment as Man City boss.  This is one title that has eluded the Citizens under the Spaniard and it was believed that the Ligue 1 giants could give them a run for their money. This is because there was this belief that PSG came of age, especially after they played in last season's final and eliminated the likes of Barcelona and PSG on their way to the semifinal stage of this year's competition. However, this was not the case as they fell short and performed below expectations. ...
Guardiola praises Torres, eyes PSG challenge at the Etihad
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Guardiola praises Torres, eyes PSG challenge at the Etihad

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has praised Ferran Torres after his performance in the Premier League game against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, describing it as his best in a Manchester City shirt. Torres was one of the eight changes for the game and recovered from a shaky start to impress as he made himself the main man for every attack that was launched by the Citizens. He put his name on the scoresheet 80 seconds after Aguero's opener by bending a lovely effort into the corner to ensure a 2:0 win that moved them closer to the 2020/21 Premier League title. It was a brilliant display from the Spaniard and the goal was his 10th of the season and this is a good one for his first season after making the move from Valencia. READ: Sweet revenge for Conte as Inter halts Juve’s Serie...
Wenger – PSG were stupid in the loss to Manchester City
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Wenger – PSG were stupid in the loss to Manchester City

Former Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has stated that Paris Saint-Germain were emotional and aggressive in a stupid way in the 2:1 defeat in the UCL semifinal first leg to Manchester City at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night. The Ligue 1 giants started out positively against the Citizens and produced a stunning first-half display as Marquinhos scored the opener in the game. However, they produced a weak performance in the second half which allowed Man City to come back into the game with goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez. "I must say in the second half PSG were protective and not progressive any more," Wenger told beIN SPORTS. "Is it because they were not physically capable? "After 1-1, they collapsed completely. They become emotional and aggressive in a stupi...
Manchester City sign Kayky from Fluminense
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Manchester City sign Kayky from Fluminense

Manchester City have completed the acquisition of Brazilian starlet Kayky from Fluminense in a deal reportedly worth an initial £8.5million. The player is currently 17 and has been compared with PSG star Neymar and was also being monitored by Liverpool and Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk. However, the Citizens have emerged victoriously in the race for the youngster who has scored two goals in 6 first-team appearances for Fluminense in their state championship this year. According to Fabrizio Romano, Kayky will make the move to Manchester City next year with personal terms already agreed upon and a five-year deal signed. READ: Bayern and Porto must do it the hard way to progress Manchester City will pay the Brazilian club an initial £8.5m with add-ons to follow and this wil...
Sancho back in training ahead of Man City clash in Germany
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Sancho back in training ahead of Man City clash in Germany

Borussia Dortmund have disclosed that forward Jadon Sancho is back in training ahead of the crunch UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg fixture against Manchester City at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday. The England international has been out of action for more than a month after sustaining a muscle injury. Sancho has not featured for Dortmund since they beat Borussia Monchengladbach in the quarter-finals of the German Cup on March 2. He also played no part in the 2:1 loss to his former club Manchester City in the first leg last week. Furthermore, he was absent from England's 2022 World Cup qualifying games against San Marino, Albania, and Poland during the international break. READ: Milan place huge price tag on Leao to ward off interests His return to training was...
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...
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...
Can these two produce upsets on Premier League Matchday 28
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Can these two produce upsets on Premier League Matchday 28

2020/21 Premier League matchday 28 kicks off this Saturday, and we have our eyes on two games namely, Chelsea away to Leeds United at Elland Road in the early kickoff and Manchester City away to relegation-threatened Fulham at Craven Cottage. LEEDS UNITED vs CHELSEA (Marcelo Bielsa vs Thomas Tuchel) It's no more news that early kickoffs can come with their surprises and the Blues will be wary of the threat that the energetic Marcelo Bielsa-led side can pose, especially whilst at home. Tuchel is yet to lose a game since he became Chelsea's boss, and although Leeds are not in the best of form in recent times, it will be foolhardy to undermine them as they're getting close to the relegation waters but won't want to be soaked in them. Regardless, this should be an exciting game betw...