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Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award
Breakdown of votes for UEFA Best Player in Europe award

Lionel Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe  Lionel Messi’s contribution to FC Barcelona’s treble-winning campaign last season has been recognised by UEFA as they awarded him the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the second time. The little magician finished ahead of club-mate Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo who also made it to the three-man shortlist. On Thursday night in Monaco, Messi became the first ever pla

Aug 29 2015
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for
2015/16 Champions League group stages: 5 key fixtures to watch out for

The draws for the 2015/16 Champions Leaue group stage were conducted yesterday in Monaco and have produced some really tentalizing match-ups, coupled with a few reunions.  With certain new rules and regulations to be abided by, this season’s first round draw have pitted teams against the ones whom they have seldomly clashed with, or otherwise, never at all. Some teams were given a staright-forward start whereas for some, a cumbersome task of

Aug 29 2015
Malmo website crashed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Champions League return
Malmo website crashed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Champions League return

Ibrahimovic had 40 appearances for Malmo in which he found the back of the net on 16 occasions. The website of Swedish club Malmo FF crashed following the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who started his career playing for the Swedish champions, will return to his homeland to take part in the group stage match with PSG. PSG were pitted against Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo FF in group A after the draw for the Champions League g

Aug 29 2015
7 Most dominant European teams that didn't win the treble
7 Most dominant European teams that didn't win the treble

Winning a treble of any sort is a great achievement to be lauded, indeed. For many teams, silverware is to be celebrated with the utmost joy and jubilation after a long season of hard work and dedication – but sometimes there can be those who come so close to achieving something extra that their accomplishments lose some of that special shine. Having the Champions League trophy or Europa League crown slip away from one's grasp at the final hu

Aug 28 2015
Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era
Stats: Spanish clubs most dominant in UEFA Champions League era

Barcelona won their 5th Champions League title in 2015 The Champions League action is back on the football timeline with all the 8 groups confirmed after the group stage draw took place in Monaco on Thursday. Reigning champions Barcelona and the returning three-time European winners Manchester United were handed favourable draws in the competition. The Blaugranas plan to become the first team to win the prestigious tournament in two c

UEFA Champions League 2015/16: 5 teams who return after a gap
UEFA Champions League 2015/16: 5 teams who return after a gap

Playing in the Champions League, Europe's premier club competition, is a dream that every player plying their trade in the continent vouches for. It's a tournament that brings us some of the top guns of Europe under the same shade of UEFA, vying for the coveted prize while also providing some tantalising entertainment. Teams across the European association consider the billing as one of the top most and only 32-clubs from across the continent ge

Aug 28 2015
5 rules in football that most fans are confused or unaware about
5 rules in football that most fans are confused or unaware about

Recently in a match between Liverpool and Bournemouth, controversy arose after a goal by Benteke was allowed to stand by the referee when it should have been flagged offside. The confusion was because Benteke was in fact, onside, but Philippe Coutinho who attempted to play the ball was offside and according to the rules, it should have been disallowed. It is not the first time that there has been a confusion regarding the offside rule. In Januar

Aug 28 2015
UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions
UEFA Champions League 2015 - Group stage predictions

Merely a few fixtures into the domestic footballing calendar and already we’ve been treated to a feast of surprises from the best divisions across the continent. Some teams have ignited their respective campaigns with blockbuster starts, while others have stalled in their attempts to burst out of the blocks. The EPL especially has captured our imagination with an interesting start to the script, but football fans everywhere still no doubt

Aug 28 2015