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7 players who played under both Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola
7 players who played under both Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola

Chelsea have been known to be very quick when conducting transfers and Pedro is the latest fish to have been caught by the Blues’ hook in the blink of an eye. As they snatched the unassuming Barcelona winger from the jaws of Manchester United, they merely followed a precedent they themselves have set over the past few years – other clubs scout, chart deals out, negotiate and even conduct medicals. However, this is a player schoo

Aug 21 2015
Lionel Messi names Cristiano Ronaldo as one of his toughest opponents
Lionel Messi names Cristiano Ronaldo as one of his toughest opponents

Messi named Ronaldo as one of the toughest opponents he has faced in his career. Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has named Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the toughest opponents he has played against, Goal.com reports. The 28-year-old, however, was diplomatic and didn't pinpoint any specific footballer as the toughest and instead chose to name the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Arjen Robben, besides the Portuguese international as well as

Aug 8 2015
Ultimate Chelsea XI - 21st Century Players
Ultimate Chelsea XI - 21st Century Players

There have been many cult figures at Stamford Bridge since the turn of the century.  Chelsea Football Club has been one of the most successful teams domestically and in Europe this century. They've won 14 major titles in the past fifteen years, which is 6 more than what they've won in their entire history before ever since their inception in 1905. The transformation owes its thanks to the presence of great

Aug 7 2015
Bendtner equalises and then scores winning penalty as Wolfsburg beat Bayern in German Supercup
Bendtner equalises and then scores winning penalty as Wolfsburg beat Bayern in German Supercup

Nicklas Bendtner celebrates with teammate Kevin De Bruyne after scoring Berlin, Aug 2 (IANS) Wolfsburg shocked Bayern with the late 1-1 equaliser to wrap up the German Supercup 5-4 on penalties at Volkswagen Arena. Wolfsburg clinched the first title of the season on Saturday as they overcame Bayern Munich in the Supercup, where the German Cup winners encounter the Bundesliga champions. The Bavarians dominated the encounter and took the lea

Aug 2 2015
A player of the calibre of Cristiano Ronaldo is what Manchester United need: Van Gaal
A player of the calibre of Cristiano Ronaldo is what Manchester United need: Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal feels Cristiano Ronaldo is the type of player who would complete his squad Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that the club needs a player of the calibre of Cristiano Ronaldo if they want to challenge their rivals for top honours again as reported by the BBC. The manager has suggested that the Old Trafford outfit are looking to sign a big name player in the window. The Dutch manager did not say that United are

5 players who deserved to be shortlisted for UEFA Player of the Year award but weren't
5 players who deserved to be shortlisted for UEFA Player of the Year award but weren't

 UEFA announced the 10 man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award a week ago Around a week ago, UEFA announced the 10 man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award and the list had the usual suspects - Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez, Gianluigi Buffon, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Eden Hazard completed the Top 10. However, the inclusion of some of these players in t

Jul 26 2015
How Bayern Munich could set up after Bastian Schweinsteiger's exit
How Bayern Munich could set up after Bastian Schweinsteiger's exit

The 2015/16 season could see Bayern Munich fully implement Guardiola’s philosphy The sale of Bastian Schweinsteiger has created unrest among the fans of FC Bayern Munchen. While a public admission by the home-grown club legend of wanting a new experience in the later stages of his career has quelled any major outrage, the focus of Die Roten is now squarely on their manager, Josep Guardiola. Guardiola was hired by the executive board o

Jul 19 2015
Premier League: EPL fans pay 10 times more for season tickets than fans across Europe
Premier League: EPL fans pay 10 times more for season tickets than fans across Europe

English fans cough up the maximum amount of money for season tickets in Europe A new survey has revealed that supporters of English Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have to pay through the nose for season tickets when compared to supporters of clubs like FC Barcelona or Bayern Munich.   As a matter of fact, the survey reveals that it is much cheaper to watch Lionel Messi live in action for an entire season th

Jul 8 2015
2014/15 Bundesliga Team of the Season
2014/15 Bundesliga Team of the Season

Manuel Neuer kept 20 clean sheets in 2014/15 The 2014/15 Bundesliga is all over but the fighting, of which there has been lots. Emir Spahic was sacked by Bayer Leverkusen for head-butting a steward after a cup defeat to Bayern Munich, while Hamburg’s Johan Djorou and Valon Behrami went at it during half-time in their match with Wolfsburg. Those were unsavoury incidents in what has been another madcap season in Germany both on and off

Jun 9 2015
Cult figure Gianfranco Zola picks his all time best Chelsea XI
Cult figure Gianfranco Zola picks his all time best Chelsea XI

Gianfranco Zola is one of the finest players to have played for Chelsea Gianfranco Zola is considered to be one of the all-time greats of Chelsea. The diminutive Italian arrived on the English shores from Parma as one of the best signings in English football in the year 1996. Zola dazzled in the League and went on to become one of the greatest players ever to have played in England and for Chelsea. With Chelsea winning this season&rsq

May 26 2015
Have Bayern Munich declined under Pep Guardiola?
Have Bayern Munich declined under Pep Guardiola?

Pep Guardiola is focused on transforming Bayern Munich as a footballing institution When Pep Guardiola took over from Jupp Heynckes at Bayern Munich, he did so on the back on the club’s first ever domestic treble. The movers and shakers in Bavaria had decided well before the end of that particular season that Barcelona’s “mister” would become the architect to move Bayern even further ahead of their opponents in t

May 25 2015
Here is why the Premier League is not the best league just yet
Here is why the Premier League is not the best league just yet

The clash between Barcelona and Bayern Munich saw some of the best players in the world in action It has been quite an eventful month for the beloved fans of the English Premier League. Chelsea deservedly secured the Premier League title in the first weekend of May. Last season’s champions Manchester City and Arsenal have assured themselves of a top four finish and so have Manchester United owing to their goal difference of +14 in com

May 17 2015
Missing key players won't be excuse for Bayern Munich: Diego Simeone
Missing key players won't be excuse for Bayern Munich: Diego Simeone

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben is out for the season Munich, May 5 Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes missing key players in the crucial Champions League semi-final tie will be no excuse for Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola when they visit Barcelona. Bayern are set to miss important playmakers like Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery and also their talismanic striker Robert Lewandowski. "This tie itself is evenly bal

May 5 2015
Bayern Munich set to face tough test against Barcelona in Champions League semi-final
Bayern Munich set to face tough test against Barcelona in Champions League semi-final

Pep Guardiola will return to the Camp Nou when Bayern Munich take on Barcelona in the Champions LEague semi-final Munich, April 30 At first glance, the Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Bayern Munich has been decided before kick-off (May 6 and 12) as teams at present seem to be cruising in different football altitudes. While Barcelona's supernatural strike force of Messi-Suarez-Neymar seem to be humiliating reco

Apr 30 2015