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UCL Preview – Can Chelsea start off on a high against Sevilla?

Chelsea welcome Sevilla to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for their first group game of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League. This is preceded by their capitulation against Southampton in the same venue a few days ago in the Premier League. The Blues looked to have the game under control till a mistake from Kai Havertz saw the Saints pull one back in the closing stages of the first half after a Timo Werner brace. The game eventually ended 3 all to Chelsea's disadvantage, as they were 2 nil up just before halftime. Frank Lampard and his men will turn their attentions to the UEFA Champions League as Julen Lopetegui and his men come visiting, off the back of a 1 nil La Liga loss to Granada away from home. The two sides are the favorites in the group on paper and should do enough to progress...
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Lopetegui was just the scapegoat after failed gambles

Real Madrid have been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent weeks, and rightfully so. It ultimately boils down to the decisions of the Los Blancos hierarchy which could easily pass for gambling. Julen Lopetegui on his own part emerged as the scapegoat of the whole show. His dream of taking Spain to the 2018 World Cup in Russia after seeing them through the qualification phases was scuppered due to his decision to take the Madrid job whilst still contracted to Spain. That was a historic opportunity that the Spaniard passed out on, and it looks like a fatal blow to his career after being booted out of the Santiago Bernabeu just a few months into his reign as Madrid boss after a very poor run of form with the side. DAILY RELIABLE FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS One might be tempted to ...
Number 7 not offered to Asensio, player loves the 10 shirt
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Number 7 not offered to Asensio, player loves the 10 shirt

Marco Asensio has revealed that Real Madrid did not offer him the chance to upgrade his number 20 shirt this season. The Spain international has started gaining prominence in the Lopetegui led side. However. the club didn't approach him to occupy the number 7 shirt which is now being worn by new signing Mariano Diaz after Cristiano Ronaldo's departure. In a chat with reporters based on quotes from Diario AS, Asensio said: READ: Wolves won’t fear Man United at Old Trafford “I did not have the chance to decide my shirt number” “No other numbers were offered to me, I was never told about any change in the club’s plans so I have not had a decision to make.” When asked if he had any desires to wear the number 10 shit which is currently occupied by Luka Modric, he said: “Wel...
Top 4 surprises in Europe’s elite leagues this summer
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Top 4 surprises in Europe’s elite leagues this summer

  The 2018/19 football season has begun and the first set of matches across Europe's major leagues were concluded before the international break. However, we witnessed some major surprises in the course of the transfer window this summer as well as in the course of the season thus far. We've mentioned then below: 1. Real Madrid witnessed the shock departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus this summer. Therefore, it was expected that Los Blancos would break the bank for a big money signing that would replace the Portuguese. However, this was not the case as the club who were heavily linked with moves for Eden Hazard, Neymar, Mauro Icardi, and Kylian Mbappe, opted for none. Rather, only the likes of Alvaro Odriozola, Thibaut Courtois and Mariano Diaz arrived at the Bernabeu...