Preview: Osasuna vs. Elche

November 29, 2021

Osasuna will be looking to avoid a fourth straight La Liga defeat when they welcome Elche to Estadio El Sadar on Monday night. The home side are currently ninth in Spain’s top flight, having picked up 19 points from their opening 14 matches, while Elche sit 18th with just 11 points to show from their first 14 games of 2021-22. Osasuna have finished 10th and 11th in La Liga since…

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Preview: Stuttgart vs. Mainz 05

November 26, 2021

Stuttgart will be desperate for the points to lift themselves away from trouble in the Bundesliga on Friday evening, when they welcome Mainz 05 to the Mercedes Benz Arena. Whilst the hosts have lost their last three league games in a row, the visitors are unbeaten in four matchdays as they continue their fine start to the 2021-22 campaign. Despite Stuttgart putting in an improved display at Signal Iduna Park…

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Preview: Slovenia vs. Cyprus 

November 14, 2021

Slovenia head into their fixture with Cyprus realistically requiring all three points to have a chance of ending Group H in third position. While bottom-placed Cyprus have been out of contention for months, they will want to conclude their World Cup qualifying campaign on a high note. When Slovenia started Group H with an eye-catching 1-0 victory over Croatia, they would have had high hopes of a third appearance at…

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Preview: Venezia vs. Fiorentina

October 18, 2021

Fiorentina will be looking to continue their encouraging start to the 2021-22 Serie A season when they travel to a struggling Venezia on Monday night. La Viola have picked up 12 points from their opening seven matches of the campaign to occupy fifth position in the table, while the hosts are down in 17th, with just five points to show from their first seven fixtures. Venezia, who earned promotion to…

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UEFA scrap away goals rule in club competitions

June 25, 2021

UEFA has abolished the away goals rule for all of its club competitions from next season. European football’s governing body said all ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg would now go to extra-time. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “The away goals rule has been an intrinsic part of UEFA competitions since it was introduced in 1965. “However, the question of its abolition has been debated…

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KLOPP AND WENGER: SIMILARITY AND AND DISPARITY……….

The pair are of two of the game’s most respected tacticians and though their playing styles and personalities may be different, there are subtle similarities between both coaches.   One prefers a robust pressing game, the other a refined possession model, but while the differences between Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal are immediately obvious, the similarities between the pair and their respective coaches are perhaps not so blatant. The two teams…

November 5, 2013
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