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VIDEO: Pirlo’s Panenka & 9 Other Great Penalties

There’s always one penalty that every football fans remembers in particular and then there are those which are celebrated the world over.  You may not remember all the goals in this top ten video but we are sure there are a few that take you back in time to some of football’s most dramatic moments. From the downright cheekiest to …

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Five Sub-Plots To The Barcelona vs Juventus Champions League Final

Barcelona and Juventus compete tonight for Europe’s biggest club trophy at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. With both sides vying to complete a perfect season both domestically and in Europe, we give you five sub-plots to tonight’s game, which may just add an extra spice or an added incentive to the encounter. _____ 5. Buffon’s Missing Trophy Gianliuigi Buffon will always go down as …

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Xavi AND Pirlo Set To Say Farewell to European Football

Two world-class midfield maestros are set to bow out of European club football on Saturday night in Berlin. Xavi, of Barcelona and Andrea Pirlo, of Juventus are set to embark on new footballing adventures after Saturday’s Champions League Final.  It has been reported today in the Spanish Daily As that Andrea Pirlo has accepted an offer to join new MLS franchise, New York …

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Pirlo’s Legacy Will Be Dented If He Goes To Liverpool

It sounds great, it’s a romantic idea, but if this deal does go through, in reality it benefits no-one, especially Andrea Pirlo. Pirlo is a god in terms of midfield ingenuity. His presence on the pitch puts fear into anyone attempting to defend against the Italian magician. He is constantly hyped up, and rightly so, he is one of few players who can …

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Five Reasons Why Juventus Can Win The Champions League

After an impressive 5-1 aggregate win against Borussia Dortmund in the last sixteen, we evaluate why Juventus can win the Champions League. Coached by Max Allegri, the two-time winners of the competition are now in the last eight after last night’s impressive victory. In Italy, they find themselves fourteen points ahead of second-placed Roma in the Serie A table, and the Bianconeri …

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Brilliant Official Video of Juventus 2014 Highlights

Another amazing year for The Old Lady… All is not well in Italian football, however Juventus have continued to go against the grain with another excellent 12 months. In 2014, Juventus took home the scudetto for the third successive year while Andrea Pirlo also won the Serie A player of the year award yet again. Half way through the 14/15 season …

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Serie A Review: Week 13

Ciarán Murphy is here to round-up all the Serie A action from week 13, including Andrea Pirlo’s winner in the Turin derby, Inter’s loss at the hands of Roma as well as all the other big results from this week’s fixtures.  1. Inter fall at the Stadio Olimpico  On Sunday night Roma played host to Roberto Mancini’s improving Inter side. Inter …

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Top Five Bearded Footballers

With the news that Turkish club Genclerbirligi’s chairman Ilhan Cavcav has banned his players from sporting beards, we have decided to fight back against this outrageous policy by compiling a list of the top five bearded footballers playing today. 5. Gerard Pique First on our list is the bearded defender of Barcelona – Gerard Pique. Aerodynamically it may not help when Pique is tasked …

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Andrea Pirlo Reaches Champions League Landmark

On Tuesday the 4th of November 2014, Champions League fans would have witnessed another football legend reach another landmark as classy Italian midfielder Pirlo made his 100th appearance in the Champions League. Andrea Pirlo stepped out with his Juventus teammates in a crucial Champions League group game against Greek side Olympiakos. It did begin well for Juventus and Pirlo as …

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The Death of Calcio Nazionale – Italy Reborn

With the Italian’s World Cup end confirmed after faltering in the final group game. Where did it all go wrong for the Azzurri? After a promising start beating England 2-1 in Manaus, they looked poised to book second round tickets this coming weekend with, on paper, a result against Costa Rica.  What transpired was a total meltdown by the ‘Gli …

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World Cup Team Of The Tournament So Far

With a week of the World Cup completed it’s time to reflect on the tournament and discuss our Best XI from the group games thus far. Brazil 2014 has certainly lived up to the hype with an all-round emphasis on attacking play providing goals galore and numerous come-from-behind victories. Fortune has favoured the brave and after the defence-dominated at-times sterile …

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World Cup Heroes: Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo was the difference between Italy and England Saturday night but that’s not unusual for the Italian genius. The midfield playmaker is known for his technical ability, pin point passes and outstanding vision on the pitch which has already allowed him to help his country to World Cup triumph in 2006 and is only benefiting Italy so far in …

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The Fault In England’s Stars

England has produced some of the brightest lights the world has ever seen, Beckham, Charlton, Lineker, Banks, Matthews, and they have had lengthy spells of dominance in European Football, but bizarrely only at club level. When we introduce them to the international scale, they have continued to come up short of their fans’ expectations. I do not mean to say they …

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Four Reasons Wayne Rooney Should Not Start Against Italy

Wayne Rooney’s questionable track record at major tournaments has led to many calling for Roy Hodgson to drop the Manchester United striker. Jack McCann provides us with four reasons why he believes Hodgson needs to start the 28-year-old from the bench. Fitness Roy Hodgson has already come out and said publicly that he was not satisfied with Rooney’s fitness and …

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