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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


The 2018 World Cup field is set

Published: November 16, 2017

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The 32 teams at the World Cup are complete after Peru clinched the last spot. It’s all about being there, part of the VIP club that will compete for the title of world champions. You don’t want to be left on the outside.


Bright future after failure for Italy?

Published: November 14, 2017

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Italy’s World Cup miss will linger for some time but there are reasons for hope. Assuming Gian Piero Ventura steps aside for a new manager, the talent pool is deeper than ever and can bring the Azzurri back into the elite.


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.


Madrid shouldn’t panic… yet

Published: October 30, 2017

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Real Madrid are eight points back but can close on Barcelona if they stay calm. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s plan works vs. Tottenham but Man City are a cut above the competition.


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.


No more excuses for Liverpool

Published: September 25, 2017

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Jurgen Klopp knows what’s wrong: his leaky defence just needs to execute. PLUS: Is man-marking Lionel Messi the way to slow Barcelona down


Liverpool joy, Arsenal woe

Published: August 28, 2017

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The hosts got everything right at Anfield; the visitors had another day to forget. Meanwhile, Real Madrid and Valencia played out a classic and there’s optimism on both sides of Milan.


What was Ronaldo thinking?

Published: August 14, 2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Super Cup dismissal was stupid, but showed he’s human. Plus: Nemanja Matic might well be a game-changer for Man United and Neymar’s Ligue 1 debut went as well as you’d expect. Marcotti’s Musings »


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


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