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Video: Atletico Coach Simeone Never Lost It

Atletico Madrid advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League last night against Bayer Leverkusen, going through following a penalty shootout.  However, this week in training, coach Diego Simeone showed that he could have avoided the confines of the dugout for another few years, and played in the last 16 tie himself with these silky skills.

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Rayo & Real de Madrid: The True Experience

On a week of insane lows for Real Madrid, David Cullinane travelled to the Spanish capital in order to experience the two sides of Madrid’s footballing communities – Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid CDF. Rayo, the small left wing liberals from the Vallecans working-class district of Madrid is a fascinating club, with one of Europe’s most interesting style of fans. Compare this to a …

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The PL’s European Reputation Hangs In The Balance

Following Chelsea’s defeat to PSG at Stamford Bridge last week, pressure is now heightened on Manchester City and Arsenal to perform in the Champions League, in an effort to salvage the Premier League’s reputation in Europe’s top competition.  Chelsea crashed out of the competition last week to 10-man PSG at the last 16 stage, which before the draw was made was, …

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16-Year-Old Odegaard Strikes Deal With Real Madrid

After months of speculation, Europe’s latest wonderkid Martin Odegaard has signed for Champions League holders Real Madrid. After being courted by up to 30 of the top European clubs including Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Liverpool and both Manchester clubs, it is the Bernabeu club who have snatched up the starlet. It is reported that Odegaard will earn up to £80,000 a …

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Watch Real Madrid’s Ronaldo Surprise In Disguise

Real Madrid’s star man Cristiano Ronaldo has hit the headlines of late for his latest footballing achievement – winning the Balon d’Or once again this year.  However, he is also quite adept at disguising himself, as seen in the video below, surprising a kid with what looks to be a present of a signed football. Classy stuff from the Portugal …

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The Holy Grail That Was The European Cup: Pt. 1 – 1955 – ’74

Eoin O’Neill takes us back to the very beginnings of the European Cup and some of the most successful sides in the first 19 years of the tournament.  Wolverhampton and the Black Country wouldn’t immediately strike you as the forerunner for a tournament we now know as The Champions League. On a cold December night in 1954, 55,000 supporters crammed into Molineux, to see …

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Why Do Europeans Not Care About The Club World Cup?

For the countries competing outside of Europe, making it to the quarter or semi-final stage of the FIFA Club World Cup is usually considered a major achievement but Europeans often appear quite ambivalent or dismissive about the competition. Here we take a look at why that may be. This year’s tournament takes place in Morocco and includes the teams Moghreb Tetouan (the …

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La Liga Is Broken And This Is Why

Saturday’s El Clasico was the most expensive game in world football. Ever. The two clubs continue to take a massive cut of the TV revenue from La Liga. The system is broken and unfair. Sean Curtin explains why.  €1.3 Billion was the figure media outlets reported this weekend. That figure represents the combined transfer fees paid for the 22 players …

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European Football – The Constantly Evolving Enigma

When one looks at Serie A, one would instantly think of a decrepit stagnating league light years away from its former past glory of the ’80s and early ’90s; a continental league where at the time the greats of the game packed their bags and headed to the Italian peninsula, commanding top dollar on the wages front. It’s easy to …

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Alonso Proving To Be A Bayern Munich Bargain

With Xabi Alonso settling into his new surroundings at Bayern Munich with ease, Sarah Fitzpatrick looks at just how much of a bargain the 32-year-old is.  Bayern were hit by a massive blow in the summer when key midfielder Javi Martinez suffered a cruciate ligament injury and were left without options to fill in the midfielder’s position after selling Toni …

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