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Video: Marco Reus scores brilliant solo goal against Juventus
Video: Marco Reus scores brilliant solo goal against Juventus

Marco Reus nutmegged Bonucci before finishing off a brilliant move Marco Reus is back with a bang after scoring a wonder goal against none other than last season’s Uefa Champions League runners-up Juventus in a pre-season friendly. The Borussia Dortmund star ran over two-third of the length of the pitch before nutmegging Leonardo Bonucci and smashing the ball into the net.  The manner of the goal suggests that the Dortmund star i

Jul 26 2015
10 stars who emerged through loan deals
10 stars who emerged through loan deals

Loan deals are a very common thing in football today. Many clubs use it to bring players they need in for a small period of time and the best part about the deal is the losses are minimal if a player comes in and doesn’t do well. There are mainly two types of players whom we see go out on loan, the first are the players the club have huge hopes for, and need to secure regular first team action for them and the second are players who a

Jul 22 2015
The curious case of Ilkay Gundogan and why Manchester United didn't sign the Dortmund midfielder
The curious case of Ilkay Gundogan and why Manchester United didn't sign the Dortmund midfielder

Ilkay Gundogan, a target of many clubs, finally chose to extend his contract at Borussia Dortmund A few months ago it looked certain that Ilkay Gündoğan would be heading through the exit door at Signal Iduna Park and into the arms of the red half of Manchester. At one stage, Sky Germany even reported a transfer done – pending a medical that never materialised. Soon the rash of media reports went cold and the s

Jul 19 2015
It's time for Marco Reus to leave Borussia Dortmund, and soon
It's time for Marco Reus to leave Borussia Dortmund, and soon

The former poster boy of German football Marco Reus is the only bona fide superstar at Dortmund now When Jurgen Klopp called it a day on his time at the helm of Borussia Dortmund, the curtains had been drawn on one of the seminal eras at Westfalenstadion. Pundits predicted a mass exodus in the wake of the departure of Klopp, which would’ve left Dortmund severely crippled. As Danke Kloppo messages and eulogies floo

Jul 16 2015
Pre-season schedules of top European teams for the 2015-16 season
Pre-season schedules of top European teams for the 2015-16 season

The time of the year, when football teams head out to different countries and continents to play friendlies against foreign teams as part of their preseason tour, is upon us. Pre-season games are important, not just for the players to regain their fitness and confidence before their gruelling domestic and continental leagues begin, but also for the managers to test out different formations and strategies. In this slideshow, we look at the r

5 Golden Boy award winners who are struggling to live up to their hype
5 Golden Boy award winners who are struggling to live up to their hype

The Golden Boy award is a prestigious award given by sports journalists to a young player playing in any of Europe top tier leagues and aged 21 or below, in recognition of the player’s performance over the course of a season. The award was established by Italian newspaper Tuttosport in 2003.  Since its induction, the award has gone to players like Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero – players who tasted p

Jul 15 2015
5 European clubs that require radical changes in personnel
5 European clubs that require radical changes in personnel

As clubs everywhere count down to the resumption of the domestic seasons, the transfer window kicks into full swing and, for some, new additions are imperative to overcome the mistakes of last season. While a few clubs have used an aggressive approach and others a relatively measured one, some have just been left behind and may be in danger of missing out. While not all clubs need to be gung-ho in reinforcing their line-ups, some who desperate

Jul 14 2015
Comparing Europe's Top 5 Leagues - Which is currently the best?
Comparing Europe's Top 5 Leagues - Which is currently the best?

EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 or the Serie A – which was the best in the last 5 seasons? There have been endless debates about which league is the best in the world, and that is something that cannot be determined very easily. It has been taken for granted that Europe has the best leagues in the world based on support, the lure of top players and past glory. The top five leagues have been rated in this piece, an

Jul 12 2015
All-Star XI battle: La Liga vs Bundesliga vs EPL vs Serie A vs Ligue 1 - Who wins?
All-Star XI battle: La Liga vs Bundesliga vs EPL vs Serie A vs Ligue 1 - Who wins?

Who would win an All-Star battle between Europe’s Top 5 leagues? Have you ever wondered how great it would be if we pitted the best team from a particular season, from each of Europe’s top leagues, against each other? It would be an all-star tournament showcasing the best players in the game and it would be an amazing treat for the fans.  So how would these teams line up if the 2014/15 season? Who would manage the teams fr

Jul 7 2015
Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan optimistic of regaining fans' love
Borussia Dortmund's Ilkay Gundogan optimistic of regaining fans' love

Ilkay Gundogan believes he can win back the Borussia Dortmund fans Dortmund, July 6 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is hopeful of regaining the support of the football club's fans who are unhappy with the transfer talks around the German international. Despite initially announcing he would not sign a new deal with the club and looking set to move on from Dortmund, Gundogan signed a one-year extension last Wednesda

Jul 6 2015
Serbian Milos Jojic joins Cologne from Borussia Dortmund
Serbian Milos Jojic joins Cologne from Borussia Dortmund

Milos Jojic has moved to Cologne from Borussia Dortmund Cologne, July 5 (IANS) Serbian international footballer Milos Jojic has agreed on a transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Bundesliga rivals Cologne, both clubs confirmed on Sunday. The 23-year-old midfielder inked a four-year deal which keeps him with the 'Billygoats' until June 2019. The new arrival received jersey No.8, reports Xinhua. "I am very glad that Milos Jojic opted

Jul 5 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 Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas confirms emotional departure Manchester United sign Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger Barcelona confirm signing of Arda Turan Nani completes move to Fenerbahce Chelsea sign Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal Ins: Petr Cech (£10m, Chelsea) Outs: Semi Ajayi (Free,

Jul 4 2015
Gundogan signs one-year contract extension with Dortmund
Gundogan signs one-year contract extension with Dortmund

Dortmund, July 1 (IANS): Star midfielder Ilkay Gundogan on Wednesday signed a new one-year contract with Borussia Dortmund that will keep him at the leading German football club until 2017. The German international announced in April that he would not sign a new contract with Dortmund - with his deal at the time due to expire in 2016 - and was therefore widely expected to leave the Bundesliga side in the summer, reports goal.com. "I am g

Jul 2 2015
10 talented players who were too stubborn to succeed
10 talented players who were too stubborn to succeed

Talent alone can only get you so far, because without the right attitude and the determination to succeed even the most talented players can falter and lose their way. Take for example the case of Ronaldinho, who is labeled one of the greatest players of recent times. Even though Ronaldinho was successful, the Brazilian was infamous for his poor off the field antics and lifestyle which garnered heavy criticism. If the Brazilian could have focu

Jun 30 2015
6 Players who regressed this season
6 Players who regressed this season

Every season we see new players emerge from shadows or players coming of age, but unfortunately we witness players regressing as well. It could be down to the performance of the team as a whole, or to the inability of the player to fit into a system, or a new environment in case the player moved to different league or a different team. This does not mean that these players will not be able to bounce back. With the right atmosphere, right forma

Jun 27 2015
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