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…
The benefits of leisure activities such as sports, music and art, on health and overall wellbeing, are well documented. For a while now, we have known that doing something you enjoy will improve your mental health. The stresses of day to day living can leave many feeling quite overwhelmed. Footballers, even though they seem super-human, are not immune to this. Even they too need to kick-back and reset once in a while. So what do you do when your day job is playing sports? Let's look at some of the hobbies of your favourite football stars.
The coronavirus pandemic has massively impacted almost every sporting event with league organizers planning to start proceeding in an extremely cautious and regulatory manner. However, despite the events being organized in a discretionary manner, public gatherings and stadium viewing experiences aren’t expected to kick-start any time soon.
No sport enjoys wide popularity across the world than football. Football is so prevalent in our lives that we literally breathe the sport. Ideally, it is not unusual to find football memorabilia in your homes, cars, wardrobes and offices.
If you ask Jurgen Klopp, then he’ll tell you that his greatest ever achievement in football was securing promotion to the Bundesliga with Mainz in 2004. For a Premier League and Champions League-winning manager, that’s quite a statement. However, throughout his trophy-winning career, the German manager has been involved in some action-packed contests that will live long in the memory. So, let’s take a look at four of Klopp’s best results as a manager.
The long wait is now finally over for Liverpool fans, as they have now sealed the Premier league title, which is their first since the league being founded. It is also a first top flight title for Liverpool in 30 years, which is simply staggering, considering how much success they have had in Europe since. That includes the Champions league title victory last season. A competition that they have already been knocked out of this year, in their defence.
Major League Soccer returns with a bang during July and August with an innovative World Cup style tournament format. Entitled ‘MLS is Back’, the competition will feature 25 teams spread across six groups playing a near daily schedule at a single venue in Florida. Following the completion of the opening phase, 16 teams will progress to the single elimination knockout stage.
As the extended Championship season reaches its climax, with four matches remaining, it’s tight at both ends of the table. At the summit, it appears to be a two-horse race between Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion, as to who will finish champions and who will gain automatic promotion to the Premier League. Further down in the standings, any one of six could still realistically snatch that final play-off place, while at the wrong end of the table, just three points separate Huddersfield Town in 18th and Middlesbrough who sit in the dreaded drop zone.
Football Index is an innovative online game for football fanatics to use their knowledge of the game to make money. It’s not like traditional gambling but it does, however, rely heavily on how a player performs in their matches. It can be likened to stock trading as punters or traders bet on certain footballers to have a good game and generate enough buzz in the media.
Football or soccer is one of the most popular games in the world, and this is not to confused with American football. Football, as we know it today, emerged in England but different countries claim that it originated from their lands. In regards to ancient Greece, there was a team game known as 'episkyros' which was known to exist in the 4th century BC. Similarly, a Roman game by the name of 'Harpastaum' was very popular during the same time, and the idea was borrowed from the Greeks.
2020 has not been a particularly nice year for football fans or players for obvious reasons, but there’s plenty to be cheerful about now. Reports are coming in from all the major leagues across Europe that live football will start again soon. What it all means is that we are about to see the best players from around the world live in play again after being off the pitch for months. It also means that betting season is about to start again soon, and in full flow.