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Money League

For years it has been debated whether or not the European top clubs should form a united Super League in which the best clubs of Europe play each other on a regular basis. It seems this has already been established. The difference, this Super League does not play on a regular football pitch but in…

Perfect 10? Thoughts on La Dec(ept)ima

Real got their title they craved for a long time and to which they felt entitled to. Yet, the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon offered no enlightenment, quite the opposite. The Champions League final 2014 developed slowly and the first half for large parts possessed nowhere near the quality of the 2013 edition. Real Enjoyed…

Last night’s quarterfinal return leg between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid was put off as a dead rubber after the 3-0 defeat in Madrid. At least this was the view of a German TV journalist who annoyed J

Scoring in a Final

Scoring a decisive goal in a final of any tournament is an achievement that goes beyond the sporting sphere. The most recent example is Arjen Robben’s late winner against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final at Wembley. Not just did it win Bayern the game but also removed the loser tag, attached to the…

Derby Time

After an eventful week in the Champions League, the weekend will see several big derbies played out in Europe. El Clasico In Spain, the two biggest clubs, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will meet at Camp Nou on Sunday evening for the first sparring in the contest for the Spanish championship. Both have won their…

More than a defeat

The Barcelona of this season are not that of the two previous ones, that much is certain after they have lost at Osasuna last night. Their dominance over the last couple of years was suffocating to the point where the competition lost all its excitement. Only the Clasicos delivered some spark, only albeit for the…

La Liga to be reduced to 16?

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