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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

Aug 28 2015
Borussia Dortmund - An empire slowly on the rise again
Borussia Dortmund - An empire slowly on the rise again

The Die Borussen army applauds their 12th man “The Yellow Wall” after beating Odd 7-2 in Europa League playoffs One of the most intimidating sights for any opponent in world football is the sight of the ‘Sudtribune’ or the ‘Yellow Wall’. Luminous yellow and black shirts, scarves, flags, noise and the sheer size of 25,000 standing spectators egging their team can Schrecken the living daylights of the o

Aug 28 2015
Europa League group stage draw: Liverpool, Dortmund get easy draws
Europa League group stage draw: Liverpool, Dortmund get easy draws

Winners of the Europa LEague get a direct pass to the Champions League for the following season The Europa League draw followed the Champions League draw that was held yesterday. The less glamorous cousin of the biggest European club stage of all features a plethora of big names this time. The likes of Ajax, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Athletic Bilbao and Schalke will surely be among the top contenders in the league, perhaps to be reconsi

Aug 28 2015
Borussia Dortmund 7-2 Odds BK: Four things we learnt as BVB canter into Europa League group stage
Borussia Dortmund 7-2 Odds BK: Four things we learnt as BVB canter into Europa League group stage

Resurgent Borussia Dortmund cantered their way into this season’s Europa League as they creamed Norwegian visitors Odds BK by 7-2 at Signal Iduna Park, to win the play-off round with an insane aggregate score of 11-5. Having been put to the sword in the first leg in Norway when the hosts raced to a 3-0 lead inside 22 minutes, Die Borussen valiantly fought back to turn the tables around by pumping in four goals by the end o

Aug 28 2015
Borussia Dortmund obliterate Odds BK 7-2 (11-5 agg) to confirm Europa League group stage qualification
Borussia Dortmund obliterate Odds BK 7-2 (11-5 agg) to confirm Europa League group stage qualification

The players applauded the fans for their immense support during the tie Marco Reus helped himself to a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund in full flow brushed aside Norwegian side Odds BK 7-2 (11-5 on aggregate) to progress to the Europa League group stage. Shinji Kagawa also got a brace, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan rounded off the scoring for the German side. Thomas Tuchel’s men seemed to be in trouble when they visited N

Transfer rumours for 27 August, 2015
Transfer rumours for 27 August, 2015

With the transfer window shutting down on September 1, all the teams across Europe are busy completing their squads for the start of the 2015-2016 season. Some of the transfer sagas are never ending such as the potential transfer of Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea from Manchester United to Real Madrid while other big name transfers have been completed in double quick time such as Mateo Kovacic’s move to Real Madrid from Inter Milan.

Aug 27 2015
Football transfer rumours for August 25, 2015
Football transfer rumours for August 25, 2015

Silly season has brought forth reports of several players reportedly drifting from their clubs to others, some with the lure of money, others being attracted my increased playing time or a step up to a bigger club. Many clubs are still looking to improve despite having nearly 2 months now to add to their squads.  The likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have used the latter half of the window more effectively while Liverpool went out righ

Aug 25 2015
5 things we didn't expect from the start of the 2015/16 season
5 things we didn't expect from the start of the 2015/16 season

“Football. Bloody hell!”, opined Sir Alex Ferguson, all those years back, after his team’s famous Champions League triumph in 1999. The great, old veteran had seen everything the game had to offer. He had been there, done that.   Yet, football has this habit of making a mockery of our predictions and chewing them up, spitting them out and trampling on them. The beginning of the 2015/16 season has been no different, wi

Aug 25 2015
0-3 down to 4-3 up! Dortmund overturn incredible scoreline in Europa League qualifier
0-3 down to 4-3 up! Dortmund overturn incredible scoreline in Europa League qualifier

Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrate scoring a goal Borussia Dortmund won their Europa League qualifier first leg against Odds Ballklubb 4-3 after going down 0-3 in the opening 22 minutes.  The visitors, who travelled without Marco Reus, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Lukasz Piszczek were stunned by the Norwegian side who they scored three goals by completely opening up Borussia Dortmu

Aug 21 2015
Top 5 players apart form Messi and Ronaldo who can break the 30-goal barrier in the 2015/16 season
Top 5 players apart form Messi and Ronaldo who can break the 30-goal barrier in the 2015/16 season

The Premier League is up and underway already and the other major leagues will soon follow suit. European competitions started way back in July with the playoffs and Super Cups in the various leagues have already been done and dusted. Barcelona have secured their first trophy of the season by defeating Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup and their superstar Lionel Messi is already underway with two goals for the season. The Argentine added a

Aug 18 2015
Highlights: Borussia Dortmund crush Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 in Tuchel's first game in charge
Highlights: Borussia Dortmund crush Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 in Tuchel's first game in charge

 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus celebrate scoring Dortmund's second goal Thomas Tuchel began his role as Borussia Dortmund manager with a stupendous 4-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach. With goals from Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Dortmund were simply too much for the visitors.  Marco Reus began proceedings with a thunderous shot very close to the goalkeeper who

Aug 16 2015
10 most popular comparisons in modern football
10 most popular comparisons in modern football

“Beatles or Pink Floyd?”. “Seinfeld or Friends?”. “The Godfather or Goodfellas?”. “Sachin Tendulkar or Don Bradman?”. “Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal?”. And of course, “Pele or Maradona?”. The list of this versus that could go on and on and on, right from teabags to fighter jets. I mean, what is popular culture, or indeed, life in itself, without knowing who’s bette

Aug 14 2015
2015 summer transfer window: Ins & Outs
2015 summer transfer window: Ins & Outs

The Red Devils confirmed the signings of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Matteo Darmian Premier League transfer spending has increased practically every season with more money being pumped into the league through sponsors, TV deals and partnerships. Teams have access to bigger coffers of money which makes for higher spending in hopes of raising the level of quality of their team. The spending this year by EPL teams in

Aug 8 2015
10 little known players who are brothers of famous footballers
10 little known players who are brothers of famous footballers

Over the years, we have seen many brothers enjoy successful playing careers like the Phil and Gary Neville, Michael and Brian Laudrup, and even the Bender twins Lars and Sven among the active footballers. Even though one of the brothers garnered more fame than the other in some cases, both siblings are still well known among avid football fans.  However, that is not always the case. Sometimes, brothers of famous footballers t

Aug 6 2015