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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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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,…

  • Top 7 players to watch out for at the Women’s World Cup

    Women’s football this year has come leaps and bounds, from record-breaking attendances in the stands to record-breaking feats on the pitch – whether that be in the Women’s Super League or the La Liga. The level of entertainment on display has been simply sumptuous and this summer, on June 7th, for fans of the sport,…

  • The rise and redemption of Tiémoué Bakayoko at AC Milan

    He was a rising star and an integral part of Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco, he conquered Ligue 1 and advanced to the Champions League semi finals. He made his international debut for France in March 2017 to face Luxembourg and Spain, after Paul Pogba was injured in training. He was one of the most sought after…

  • Analyzing João Félix’s performance against Eintracht Frankfurt

    Predicting the success of a teenager is not easy. There are several factors to keep in mind, and it’s more than just evaluating talent and individual quality. From the opportunities given to the way a young footballer adapts to the professional level, there are so many dependent variables that determine a player’s success. For the past six…

  • Jordan Pickford’s World Cup hangover

    On July 3, 2018, at around 10 p.m, the whole of England went crazy; the Three Lions finally won a penalty shootout in a World Cup. Yes, Eric Dier scored the winning penalty, but it was a skinhead from Sunderland who was the real hero: Jordan Pickford. His penalty save and passionate celebrations propelled him…