The Race For La Liga – No Questions Answered In Stalemate

In a crucial game at the Nou Camp, Barcelona entertained Atletico Madrid with just two points separating the teams at the top of La Liga. Oscar Mingueza started instead of Ronald Araujo at the back for Ronald Koeman’s men, the only change from their 3-2 win at Valencia last Sunday. Diego Simeone benched Jose Gimenez as Felipe started in central defence, and he also started Koke as Geoffrey Kondogbia dropped to the bench after startingContinue reading “The Race For La Liga – No Questions Answered In Stalemate”

EL Clasico – The Race for La Liga

“File:KarimBenzema.jpg” by Майоров Владимир is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 El Clasico is a fixture of epic proportion. Not just for its football, but also for its cultural aspect. Pride is always at stake between two of the biggest clubs in the world, but this was definitely not a game to lose with both teams embroiled in the first real three-horseContinue reading “EL Clasico – The Race for La Liga”

Der Klassiker: Groundhog Day – Bayern Munich 4 Borussia Dortmund 2

“Allianz Arena München” by az1172 is licensed underCC BY-SA 2.0 Bayern needed to win to go back on top of the Bundesliga as Leipzig had earlier beaten Freiburg 3-0. Dortmund required three points to go above Leverkusen into fifth place as Leverksuen had got a late victory at Borussia Monchengladbach.  Bayern made two changes from the team who beat Cologne 5-1 asContinue reading “Der Klassiker: Groundhog Day – Bayern Munich 4 Borussia Dortmund 2”

The Race for the Scudetto! – Milan 0 Inter 3

“File:20150616 – Portugal – Italie – Genève – Antonio Conte 1.jpg” by Clément Bucco-Lechat is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 After they recently treated us to an epic Coppa Italia quarter final, Milan and Inter clashed again. The top in Serie A met in what was the biggest Milan derby in a many year asContinue reading “The Race for the Scudetto! – Milan 0 Inter 3”

Haalander – RB Leipzig 1 Borussia Dortmund 3

Credit: Dirk Vorderstraße After Bayern Munich’s shock capitulation away at Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday night, Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund met in what was a must win for both sides. Monchengladbach came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at home against Bayern, and this meant if Leipzig could win at home then they would go aboveContinue reading “Haalander – RB Leipzig 1 Borussia Dortmund 3”

For Diego – Napoli 4 – 0 Roma

Credit: George Woes JR Napoli hosted its first league game after the tragic death of the legend Diego Maradona. For the last few days the roads of Naples had been flooded by the public paying homage to the man who carried them to the first ever Serie A title in 1987. The man Napoli dubbedContinue reading “For Diego – Napoli 4 – 0 Roma”

Suc-Cesc! Monaco 3 PSG 2

Credit: Arnaud 25 Leaders Paris Saint-Germain surrendered a two-goal lead away at Monaco to fall to their third league defeat of the season at the Stade Louis II. There had already been a couple of surprise results this season in Ligue 1 and there was another twist as Thomas Tuchel’s men fell to Niko Kovac’sContinue reading “Suc-Cesc! Monaco 3 PSG 2”

‘Der Klassiker’ – The Same Story

‘Der Klassiker’ (The Classic) is by a country mile the Bundesliga’s most high profile game. But rather than some of the flagship matches in other domestic leagues, this rivalry notwithstanding it being a fierce one, is more football-based than the cultural or geographical issues that are more prominent elsewhere. Germany’s two most successful clubs clashed again at Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund were looking to use home advantage toContinue reading “‘Der Klassiker’ – The Same Story”