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Tiki-Taka is still alive and well

Bayern Munich were unceremoniously dumped out of the Champions League by Real Madrid last week and the obituaries of Pep Guardiola’s “tiki-taka” style of football have been pouring in ever since; but to write-off a method that has enjoyed such success seems rash, to say the least. There are many people involved with the emergence of this style of football but …

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The Death of Tiki-Taka

On Tuesday night, the Allianz Arena witnessed Real Madrid’s progression to the Champions League final with the awesome destruction of holders Bayern Munich. Real Madrid are on the brink of the promised ‘la decima’ and it will be the first time that two teams from the same city will compete in the final. Prior to the 7.45 kick off, Bayern …

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Five Reasons Bayern Munich Have Lost Their Pep

In mid-January 2013 Bayern Munich proudly made the announcement that Pep Guardiola was to replace Jupp Heynckes as manager, a perceived match made in football heaven. After almost a year out of the game, Guardiola was in high demand. Every major club in Europe were monitoring the situation closely. After 13 trophies in 4 seasons at the helm of Barcelona, his appointment guaranteed …

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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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Roberto Carlos: Golazo King

Roberto Carlos was the proverbial “scorer of great goals, as opposed to a great goalscorer”.  Although one or two may been unintentional, anyone that knows Roberto Carlos will agree that anything is possible when it comes to the Brazilian’s cultured left foot. Here are his Top Five Golazos. Sit back and enjoy: 5. Was it a mix of measured skill …

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South American Football Gaining on Europe

South America has given birth to some of the greatest footballers in history: Pele, Maradona, Messi etc. However, many of today’s stars are refusing to leave their respective homelands and continue to snub the so-called ‘elite’ leagues of Europe. Ganso and Neymar are two stars that have the world at their feet and although they have been subject to much …

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LeBron and Ronaldo: Not So Different

“I don’t know any other way to lead but by example” Don Shula Motivated. Strong-willed. Mentally tough. Leaders amongst men.  The above terms aptly describe two of the greatest superstars in the sporting world today. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveira and LeBron Raymone James may live thousands of miles apart, yet both are aware of each other and the daily …

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