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Arsenal must do more to convince

Published: November 20, 2017

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Fitness and tactics won the North London derby but can Arsenal kick on? Elsewhere, derby day in Madrid was ‘won’ by Barcelona, Paul Pogba boosted Man United, Juventus slumped and Valencia won again


Italy have themselves to blame

Published: November 13, 2017

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Italy need to play the FIFA rankings game but it won’t help them vs. Sweden.


Antonio Conte vindicated vs. Man Utd, Bayern seize on Dortmund’s flaws

Published: November 6, 2017

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Big coaches make big decisions in big moments.


Real aren’t in crisis yet, but Zinedine Zidane needs to halt the slide quickly

Published: November 2, 2017

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Real Madrid have now lost two straight games in all competitions, and while that may prompt some to view it as a cataclysmic event, in


Can Sampaoli save Argentina?

Published: October 9, 2017

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Whether or not Argentina make the World Cup, their coach is worth keeping. Meanwhile, Didier Deschamps deserves credit, England are experimenting and Egypt’s will make a heartwarming return to the biggest stage. Gab Marcotti »


Man City’s defence wins the day

Published: October 2, 2017

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Instead of winning big, Pep Guardiola’s side shut down Chelsea in a 1-0 win.


Champions League draw takeaways

Published: August 24, 2017

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From Guardiola vs. Sarri to the Costa derby, the draw has a bit of everything. Embattled Barcelona got a break, while there were contrasting fortunes for the north and south of England.


Clasico defined by uncertainty

Published: July 29, 2017

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It’s rare to see big clubs in flux, but Barcelona and Real Madrid are struggling. With uncertainty over the futures of star players Neymar and Gareth Bale, it should make for a fun Clasico in Miami


German youngsters come of age

Published: July 2, 2017

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On a day when Chile threw everything at them, Germany kept their nerve. Joachim Low’s side belied their lack of experience with a mature display that clinched Confederations Cup glory for the world champions. Gab Marcotti »


Germany, Chile set for showdown

Published: July 2, 2017

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Sunday’s Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany will be a doozy. Can Juan Antonio Pizzi’s veterans sustain the demands of their high-pressing game against a younger, physically stronger Germany


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