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Why Real Madrid won the final against Juventus

  A better second half performance Real Madrid looked leggy as they were in quest for the Dup Decima. Allegri’s Juventus started the game with a fine tempo after pressurising the Madrid players and forcing them to make mistakes. Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal might have given them the lead, but then Mandzukic produced a goal for the ages. An overhead kick in the final is a scriptwriter’s dream work. However, as the game unfolded in the second half, Juventus started to lose the grip on the match. Dybala and Higuain starved…

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Premier League 

Premier League 2017/18 fixtures

The Premier League officially unveiled the provisional fixture list for the 2017/18 season at 9 AM today, while the English Football League fixtures will be released on Wednesday, 21 June and Scotland’s games on 23. The defending champions Chelsea will kick off their new season at home against Burnley, while the last season’s runners-up Tottenham will travel to the newly promoted Newcastle United. It will be interesting to see how Tottenham will perform at Wembley, especially as they will have a tough first test at their temporary home against Chelsea…

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Top 5 Manchester United transfer targets

Antoine Griezmann It is time for Griezmann to make his move and join Manchester United finally. Considered as one of the best players in the World right now, the Atletico Madrid forward suffered a slight dip in form this season. A left-footed genius capable of playing lone striker or a false 9, Griezmann is a treat to watch when in form. He is a set-piece specialist and has impeccable long rangers added to his arsenal. Jose Mourinho has been an admirer of Griezmann since the dawn of time and is…

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Top Arsenal transfer targets this summer

5) Jordan Pickford The English shot-stopper had an impressive season with Sunderland. While the Black Cats were awful, Pickford was the bright spot. His excellent performances have earned him accolades from around the world. While Pickford may still be too young for Arsenal, he would present an enticing option. Petr Cech had some nervy moments this season, while Ospina looks set to leave the club. Pickford could be Cech’s understudy at the Emirates or could stay on loan at Sunderland itself. Whatever may be the case, Pickford is one for…

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Managers who can help Lionel Messi win the World Cup

Manuel Pellegrini: The Chilean has an abundance of experience and helped Manchester City to a Premier League title, and found success in almost every club that he has coached. Tactically brilliant, Pellegrini is known to have a calm demeanour, which he uses to cut short the eccentricity among players and help them play as a team. Pellegrini has worked with Zabaleta and Aguero, helping him understand the two players well, and his style of managing will help Argentina as he would like to play Lionel Messi in a more pivotal…

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Premier League 

How Real Madrid were better than Barcelona this season?

Abundance of goals Real Madrid has scored in 64 games at a stretch beating Bayern Munich’s record of 60. The last time they didn’t score was way back in the semi final of Champions League last year against Manchester City. Real Madrid dominated the league with crucial goals and only Dani Carvajal, and Fabio Coentrao could not find the back of the net. They have scored against every kind of opposition and in tough away fixtures to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Celta Vigo, and Malaga in the league. They have been…

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Premier League 

Pep Guardiola under pressure

Pep Guardiola has collected 21 pieces of silverware during his reign at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, but he finished trophyless after his first season in charge of Manchester City. Manchester City were eliminated from the Champions League round of 16 and finished only in third spot in the Premier League table. Furthermore, Guardiola’s men were beaten by Manchester United in the EFL and by Arsenal in the FA Cup Semi-finals.   The club’s chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has piled on the pressure for next season by saying that he wants…

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Reasons behind Liverpool’s exit from EFL cup

Liverpool starting to unwind Jurgen Klopp trusts his Liverpool players attempted to adapt to the wind taking after their EFL Cup exit on account of Southampton on Wednesday evening. Shane Long’s detrimenthas affected at Anfield fixed a 2-0 total triumph for Claude Puel’s men to sheltered their place at Wembley one month from now. Sturridge remains a puzzle Liverpool attempted to make obvious opportunities coming their way on half however after the break, Daniel Sturridge missed two opportunities to put Klopp’s men ahead in the game. ‘To start with half,…

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Premier League 

The longest unbeaten streaks in the Premier League

11 wins – Chelsea (April to September 2009) After a tumultuous 2008-09 season under Felipe Scolari, Roman Abramovich sacked Scolari at the fag end of the season. Guus Hiddink, their crisis man had to step up and play as an Interim manager. Chelsea finished the league with 5 consecutive wins. The new season saw Carlo Ancelotti take up the charges and he tasted success immediately. Chelsea won the first 6 league matches on the trot, taking the tally up to 11 wins in a row before losing their streak to…

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Birmingham City: Keeper Kuszczak hoping experience will count in play-off push

Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak says he hopes his near-miss with Wolves last season will help Birmingham City go one better and qualify for the Championship play-offs this time round. Kuszczak, 33, has kept four clean sheets in five games with Blues only three points shy of the top six. “Last year was really close – just goal difference,” Kuszczak told BBC WM 95.6. “We know we can achieve something – we have to be consistent, take it step by step and all stick together.” After a difficult two-month spell in October…

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