The shortlist for the Ballon d’or was revealed on Tuesday, and it contained all of the obvious names, such as four-time winner Lionel Messi, perennial runner-up Cristiano Ronaldo, and the World’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale. But here are 5 players that perhaps should have been among the 23 names that were nominated:
The 25-year-old has had probably the best year of his career for Atletico Madrid. Instrumental to h...More
With the 2013-14 Champions League season underway, here is a look at the five players who have enjoyed the most success in the competition, since took on this guise in 1992.
Clarence SeedorfWith four Champions League winner’s medals to his name with three different clubs, Seedorf’s record in Europe’s premier club competition is unique. His first success came as a 19-year-old in 1995 as Ajax won the most recent of their four titles. H...More
Celtic’s trip to the San Siro to face European giants, AC Milan, has been made far less daunting, thanks to the growing injury list that Milan manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has to contend with.
Prior to the weekend’s 2-2 draw with Torino, Milan were already missing the likes of Ignazio Abate, Daniele Bonero and Giampaulo Pazzini but to make matters worse, midfielders Stephan El Shaarawy and Riccardo Montolivo were withdrawn through ...More
David Moyes takes charge of his first ever Champions League group stage match on Tuesday, with Bayer Leverkusen, who finished third in Germany last season, providing the opposition.
All eyes will be how Moyes’ United will approach European football in relation to the Premier League, and all the pressure will be on his side to win the game and help silence the doubters. And with the Manchester derby coming up on Sunday, before Liverpo...More
Manchester City get their European campaign underway in the Czech Republic on Tuesday evening, hoping to get beyond the group stage, something which they have failed to do for the previous two seasons.
Under Roberto Mancini, City found it difficult in two tough groups. Last season, they struggled immensely, finishing bottom of group comprising Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Ajax. Their failure to make more impact helped cost Manc...More
The pressure on Arsenal and Arsene Wenger could not be greater as they head to the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium for their daunting opening leg of their Champions League qualifier with Fenerbahce.
The Gunners have made a horror start to their 2013-14 season. Already under pressure following a summer that has seen no significant transfer business done, the squad has already been beset by a number of injuries that has seen the likes of Thoma...More
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