It has been seven years since Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund made it to the Champions League final in London.
Since arriving on Merseyside from AS Roma in the summer of 2017, Mohamed Salah has been a revelation. Whether its scoring goals or setting them up, the Egyptian has delivered numbers from wide areas that the Premier League hasn’t seen since Cristiano Ronaldo during his Manchester United days. However, rather oddly, this has led to some overlooking Salah’s more recent achievements. So, let’s consider whether Salah has become a victim of his own success.
Real Madrid CF had been on a roll since the team returned from the coronavirus-induced football break. Zidane and the team closed the gap with their Camp Nou rivals and ultimately ended the domestic league in the top spot, managing to achieve 10 wins in a row and only one draw in the last round. What seemed like a done-deal for FC Barcelona, turned to be a massive disappointment, generated by inconsistent performances and a fragmented team.
Following Barcelona’s shock 8-2 defeat to eventual Champions League winners Bayern Munich, speculation has intensified over the long-term future of Barca’s Argentine legend Lionel Messi. The 33-year-old, who has looked a shadow of his former self at times this season, is reported to have faxed the Catalan giants requesting to exercise a clause in his contract which would allow him to depart the Nou Camp for free this summer.
Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane is already 13th on the Premier League all-time goalscoring record with 143 goals and by the time he retires, his tally is likely to be much bigger than that.
Just after 37-year-old Dutch referee Danny Makkelie put his whistle to his lips and blew for full-time in the quarter-final clash between Manchester City and Lyon, Kylian Mbappe sent out a tweet that read ‘Farmers League,’ accompanied by a clown emoji. "Finally," you could imagine Mbappe whispering to himself as he took aim at those who have relentlessly mocked Ligue 1 over the years for its lack of quality.
For now, it’s still unclear as to how the 2020/2021 Premier League would unfold but one thing for sure is that it will be exciting if not more exciting than the 2019/2020 Premier League. Due to the corona virus pandemic the players of the league have a relatively shorter grace period to both train and conduct some transfers. The premier league is set to start in September and as of now it has remained less than 40 days before it commences. The 20 teams that would play in this coming season are set and many football fanatics have come up with predictions of how the game would go.
COVID-19 has affected many facets of life and football hasn’t been spared by this deadly virus. The global pandemic led to the suspension and postponing of professional football on various countries. This was after the government advised against large crowds and people were to practice social distancing. By Mid-March, Belarus was one of the few European countries that continued its football league with fans in the stadium. However, domestic professional leagues were continued for economic reasons and also to preserve the league’s integrity.
Lawrence started a series of tweets in which he explains why he and a lot of other players want to be allowed to go on the field. “People are at just as much, if not more risk if we don’t play,” he stated. What the Clemson star meant is that if there won’t be any games, the players will be sent back to their communities where social distancing is unlikely to be respected. In case they get sick, their families will have to pay for medical care and expenses.
One of Europe’s greatest sides, a club steeped in history and a factory for producing some of the world’s greatest footballers. Never has a team been seated at the table of elite football longer than German side Bayan Munich. It has competed at the highest level for much of its history. Bayern Munich has dominated at home and Europe for years and this continues even today. One factor that has driven this success has been its players. It produces its own home-grown players and retracts players from all over the world. But who has been the greatest? This article will look at some of the club’s greatest talents…