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The downfall of Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen

Josh Ilan charts the downfall of German side Werder Bremen. It is hard to believe that it was only eight-and-a-half years ago when Werder Bremen won a historic league and cup double, the first in their history. This was achieved under the tutelage of long-serving manager Thomas Schaaf, who is coming under increasing pressure after his beloved Werder’s lacklustre underachievement …

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Manchester United v Real Madrid: Preview

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo makes his eagerly-anticipated return to Old Trafford on Tuesday night, when two European giants go head-to-head in the second-leg of the Champions League last-sixteen. Dave Gantly previews what is sure to be a thrilling encounter It had to happen some time didn’t it? The return of one of the greatest players to ever the don …

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Belgium: The new footballing superpower

Vincent Kompany is mobbed by his Belgian team-mates.

International football is said to represent the pinnacle of any football player’s career. When one casts a thought over the true powerhouses of international football, teams such as Brazil, Argentina, England, Germany, spring to mind. Pele, Maradona, Hurst, Beckenbauer, the list of truly great footballers is one that is dominated by players from the traditional ‘superpowers’ of international football. However, football …

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