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  • Santi Cazorla : To Hell and Back

    After four years and a life threatening injury, Santi Cazorla has been called back up to the Spain squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers. He last played for La Roja on 9 October 2015, where he scored twice in a 4–0 win over Luxembourg at the Estadio Las Gaunas. In this time period he overcame…

  • Salomón Rondon – El Gladiador del Mundo

    Most watchers of the world’s game will know Salomón Rondón for his time in the Premier League. During that time, Rondón has been a historic player and ambassador for Venezuela, as only one of two players from Venezuela to play in the PL. To truly understand the player and his journey, however, one must look…

  • Antoine Griezmann: A 24/7 Telenovela

    Antoine Griezmann is undoubtedly one of the best football players in the world right now. He’s taken Atletico Madrid to new heights globally, leaving as the fifth highest goal scorer in the club’s history after only five seasons, been on two Ballon D’Or podiums and involved in nearly half the teams goals this season but…

  • Eden Hazard: A Modern-Day Premier League Great

    It is 5th May 2019, and Maurizio Sarri’s beleaguered Chelsea have just clinched a 3-0 victory against Javi Gracia’s Watford. It is a crucial result, because it ensures that despite all the turbulence that has buffeted Stamford Bridge this season, the Blues will be making an appearance in the Champions League next season. Praise for…

  • Why Calcio Fans Still Love Boring Serie A

    Football fans are enjoying how Borussia Dortmund are standing toe to toe with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga this season, the world marveled at how Monaco triumphed with Ligue 1 in 2016–17 and the Premier League and La Liga are always filled with Helter Skelter entertainment. Yet as Juventus are continuing their dominance over the…

  • Why Paulo Dybala Has Struggled To Flourish with Cristiano Ronaldo

    Euphoria was immediate when Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was purchased from Spanish giants Real Madrid by Italian side Juventus in the summer of 2018.   The Bianconeri had acquired a five-time Champions League winner and the club were still in search of their first European Cup/CL title since 1996 but accommodating meant that adjustments have…

  • More women need to say no like Caster Semenya and Ada Hergenberg

    On Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne ruled in favour of the International Association of Athletics Federation choice of banning athletes like Caster Semenya with elevated levels of testosterone, unless they took suppressants to reduce their natural levels.   The ramifications of such a decree were shocking, and yet, when asked if…

  • Felipe Caicedo: Lazio’s Talisman

    Lazio have an ace up their sleeve. Considering a disappointing and underwhelming first season in the top flight of Italian football, this ‘ace’ is a player that calcio fans would not expect to be contributing to the Roman club’s success this campaign thus far. However, performing exquisitely in the opportunities he has been given, a…

  • Analyzing Arturo Vidal’s Performance vs. Liverpool

    Going into the first leg against Liverpool, the biggest question for Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde laid in midfield: Arthur Melo or Arturo Vidal. While the Brazilian has seamlessly transitioned to life in Catalonia after his summer move from Grêmio, the Chilean has been a force of nature for Antonio Conte’s Juventus, Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich,…

  • Semifinals Fan Preview: Barcelona

    Breaking The Lines co-creator Zach Lowy chats to Barcelona fan Emma Gabriel-Garcia on the Blaugrana side’s chances for the Champions League. ZL: What have you made of Barcelona’s form this season? EG: It’s been fairly good apart from the “week of madness” which was basically 2 draws and a defeat to Leganes. Some of the performances…