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XI Legends That Never Won The Champions League

This week’s Champions League football has inspired a walk down memory lane. The destination? An all-time best XI to never life the hallowed cup.  GK: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) Buffon will easily go down as one of the greatest keepers of all time as he comes into his twentieth season as a professional footballer. The Italian keeper has had plenty of …

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Andres Iniesta: “I can no longer play with Xavi”

The apocalypse is nigh. Andres Iniesta has just stated that he feels he can no longer produce alongside midfield partner Xavi.    “Sometimes I get the feeling that it seems we can’t play together.” Iniesta said while speaking to Marca. “But it is always a privilege to be by his side because not only does he make your job easier, …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Man City Vs Barcelona

All the stats ahead of Barcelona’s trip to Man City for the Champions League round of 16. Here’s how the sides stack up.  Credit to Guarantee Tickets who created and provided the original infographic which can be seen here. [interaction id=”54e4c0099cf6a70335ad6aa6″]  

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Fantasy Football: A La Liga XI Vs A Premier League XI

It’s Friday. We are giddy at Pundit Arena HQ and we started arguing about the best league in the world. The top to bottom strength of the Premier League or the ferocious power of the top 3 in La Liga? There was only one way to settle it…. A fencing match to the death. Alan and Jose Manuel Enrique Alberta …

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Luis Figo To Run For FIFA Presidency

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona star Luis Figo has now put himself in the running for the FIFA presidency. I’m delighted to announce my candidacy for the FIFA Presidency. Football has given me so much during my life & I want to give something back — Luís Figo (@LuisFigo) January 28, 2015 Figo now joins David Ginola, Prince Ali of …

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Enrique’s Empire Coming Apart At the Seams

Since being left out of the Barcelona starting line up for their 1-0 loss to Sociedad on Monday night, Lionel Messi has covered the pages of dailies across the globe. Rumours that the star player and the manager have fallen out have been rife and today, Enrique has even admitted that the Argentine magician may no longer be happy at …

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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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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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The Dwindling Status Of The English Premier League

The Premier League is so often simply described as “The Best League in the World”. Niall McIntyre is here to question this opinion. The success, or lack of success, for the powerhouses of English football in European competition in recent times should be looked at more seriously. People think that the Premier League is the best, but this lack of …

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Spanish Free Agent Trains With Manchester United

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is to train with Manchester United, the club have announced. The 32-year-old, a free agent after leaving the Nou Camp in the summer, will first continue his recovery from a torn cruciate ligament at United before training with the first team. A statement from the Old Trafford club said: ” Manchester United manager Louis van …

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Will Barcelona Get A Trouncing In El Clasico?

The first Clasico of the season takes place this weekend, but are Barcelona up against it? Ian O’Cuinneagain dicusses. Real Madrid are flying lately. New signings James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos are adapting their characteristic attacking instincts to include defensive duties. It’s compelling to see how Carlo Ancelotti is honing his superstars to think collectively and play as a group, a …

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How Ajax Created Lionel Messi

Tonight’s Champions League match between Barcelona and Ajax is as much about success on the field as it is about success in the academies. Both teams are celebrated for their renowned youth academies, and combined they have produced many of the world’s greatest players but it is Barcelona who can lay claim to having produced the greatest footballer ever in …

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Top Five Champions League Group Stage Upsets

With the Champions League once more about to grace our television screens this week, memories of past years have flooded the senses. With this in mind, it seems only fitting to look back on some of the greatest Group Stage upsets in recent memory.   5) Barcelona 1-2 Rubin Kazan, 2009-2010 Season Going into the match Rubin Kazan were rank …

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Guardiola Reveals Startling Manchester United Revelation

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that he would like to be Manchester United manager one day. The revelation appears in his new book, Pep Confidential: The Inside Story of Pep Guardiola’s First Season at Bayern Munich, written by his close friend and journalist Marti Perarnau. In an extract from the book the Spaniard admits he see’s himself as …

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FC Barcelona Could Face Possible Exclusion From La Liga

FC Barcelona will continue to support Catalonia’s push to vote on secession from the rest of Spain despite warnings that they could be excluded from La Liga. Liga de Futbol Profesional president Tebas has stated that a ‘yes’ vote would see both Barcelona and city rivals Espanyol unable to play in the Spanish top flight. “Barcelona and Espanyol would not play …

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