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Ángel Di María Pioneers a New Type of Midfielder

Ángel Di María joined Real Madrid at the same time as José Mourinho in 2010 and the Argentine was expected to follow suit when he departed last summer. After three seasons as Cristiano Ronaldo’s foil on the opposite flank of the Real attack, the imminent of Gareth Bale was set to signal the end of Di María’s stint at the Bernabéu. …

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The Best XI Absent From The World Cup

With the FIFA World Cup just one day away from kicking off in Brazil, many of the sport’s best and most exciting players have been ruled out of entertaining the world through injury. However, as we come closer to the opening fixture between Brazil and Croatia in Rio de Janeiro, it is fitting to pay tribute to those great players whose …

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Vultures Circling Southampton Spell Trouble For South Coast Club

Without millions in the bank, success in football can prove to be a hindrance as much as it is joyous. If you take Atletico Madrid for example, they have been everybody’s favourite underdogs this season. Along with breaking ‘El Clásico’s’ nine year domination of La Liga by winning their first title since 1995, they also contested their first Champions League …

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Mauricio Pochettino Under Pressure At Spurs From Day One

New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could pay a costly ‘Levy’ if he does not secure a top four finish next season. The Argentine has penned a five-year deal with the North Londoners, replacing the ousted Tim Sherwood just six months after the club gave him an 18-month contract as Andre Villas-Boas’ successor. Pochettino leaves behind him a club which appeared to …

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Cristiano Ronaldo – The Portuguese Enigma

Any Real Madrid game arrives with the hushed excitement of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play. The Champions League Final was no different, with the 2013 Ballon d’Or winner the undisputed player of the tournament with 17 goals. Despite this, the final led us to question how much we really know about the Portuguese wonder? With past labels such as ‘diver’ and …

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Top Ten Players We Won’t See At The World Cup

There will be a lot of talented players watching the World Cup from the ‘comfort’ of their couches this summer as their countries failed to qualify for football’s premier tournament or else they simply weren’t chosen for their national squad. In rare cases, some decided to make themselves unavailable for selection. Tut tut Carlos! Here are the ten most exciting players …

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Tactics: Bayern Munich 0-4 Real Madrid

Three set pieces and a counter attack settled an amazingly easy semi-final second leg at the Allianz Arena as Bayern Munich were shredded by a Real Madrid side carrying out a gameplan to perfection. Real qualified for the Champions League final for the first time since last winning the tournament in 2002 after annihilating the German champions over two legs thanks to an …

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