It is just the third week in the new Premier League season but we have a top-of-the-table between European champions Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield where the winner can take leadership of the log…….
Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan and AS Roma have all new coaches as we take a look at the new Serie A season. How will last season surprise package Atalanta balance their Champions League adventure with domestic competition? Mario Balotelli is back in the calico and signed for new boys Brescia – can he help them beat the drop?
The 2019-20 German Bundesliga and Spanish LaLiga football seasons kick off this weekend with mouthwatering clashes at the Allianz Arena and the Cathedral in San Mames…….
The wait is almost over; the 2019-20 Spanish LaLiga season kicks off this Friday at the Cathedral in Basque city of Bilbao between Athletic club and defending champions Barcelona. The three LaLiga giants have accounted for approximately 80% of the €1bn-plus spending in Spain this summer; it’s once again difficult to see anything other than the now traditional three-horse race…..
The 2019 UEFA Super Cup brings together another all English final between Champions League holders Liverpool and Europa League winners Chelsea at Beşiktaş Park in Istanbul. Female French referee Stéphanie Frappart will referee the game. This will be the first time that a female official takes charge of a major UEFA men’s competition event and it is the first all-English UEFA Super Cup……
Bayern Munich pipped Borussia Dortmund by two points on the final day for a seventh consecutive Meisterschale, but that doesn’t even tell half the story over 34 Matchdays. The only two teams to win the Bundesliga in the last decade are the heavy favorites; they have already renewed their rivalry in 2019-20 with the season-opening DFL Supercup…….
The 2019-20 French Ligue 1 and English Premier League Football seasons kick off this weekend with mouthwatering clashes at Stade Louis II and Old Trafford. Frank Lampard takes charge as Chelsea manager at the Theatre of Dreams against an old adversary Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starting his first full season as Red Devils manager……
The Premier League title race last season went down to the wire; the excitement provided only served as a reminder on why the Premier League is the numero uno in Europe. City beat Liverpool to the title by a point but the point difference between the Reds and third place Chelsea was a jaw dropping 25 points…….
Will Paris Saint Germain make it three league titles on the spin or can Lyon do the unthinkable and claim the Ligue 1 title for the first time in over ten years? The bookmakers have Paris Saint-Germain as the overwhelming favorites to dominate French football once again……..
The 2019-20 European Football Season kicks off this weekend with the curtain raiser – Supercup in France, Germany and England. Trophée des Champions will be played in Shenzhen, China while the German DFL Supercup is at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund and the FA Community Shield is traditionally played in Wembley, London…….
As we have been accustomed to with the Championship, nothing is straight forward, and last season proved this again, with surprises left and right. The English championship kicks off on Friday at Kenilworth Road between newcomers – Luton Town and Middlesbrough. The Hatters achieved successive promotion in two seasons from League Two to the Championship and can dream of a third this term. Will Cardiff City, Fulham and Huddersfield Town make an immediate return to the Premier League?
It is a battle of the jungle between the Terranga Lions from Senegal and the Desert Foxes of Algeria. There would be a historic milestone on the sidelines; a local coach would be crowned champion whatever the result is. 11 local coaches have won 15 AFCON titles in the previous 31 editions. Nigerian Stephen Keshi was the latest to achieve this feat in 2013. Either Belmadi or Cisse will join this prestigious list come Friday night…….
Three of the four semi-finalists (Senegal, Tunisia and Nigeria) are the top ranked teams in Africa – a testament that the best are the ones competing in this West Africa versus North Africa battle for places in next Friday final. These four countries and their fans have earned the right to dream……
What we have witnessed in the last five days is the exact reason why there is simply no sport like football; the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations is truly alive and the tournament has just begun. There is possibility of more surprises as the competition progresses. We are down to the last eight nations, these teams and fans can start to dream……..
Will Brazil end 12-year wait for Copa glory or is it time for Peru to claim their third title 44 years after the last one? The 46th edition of Copa América comes to an end with the concluding match being the final on Sunday 07 July, 2019 at Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho in Rio de Janeiro…….