The finalists of Euro 2012 go head to head in this year's European Championships much earlier than expected. Italy take on Spain in the round of 16 at the Stade de France on the 27th of June in what promises to be a mammoth tactical battle.
The Hard Tackle had the privilege of interviewing India's number one Fantasy Premier League (FPL) manager last season - Pranil Sheth.
On the eve of the 2016 European Championship in France, we look back at five of the greatest clashes in the history of the competition.
Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win in the semi final of the 1958-59 European Cup remains their only triumph over cross city rivals Real Madrid in European competitions.
Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid in this year’s Champions league final in Milan on the 28th of May in what is a repeat of the 2014 finals.
With the football world still reeling from the shock and audacity of Leicester City's Premier League triumph, we sketch the Foxes' remarkable rise from the depths of League one through to Premier League glory in the space of seven years.
The fabled European night at Anfield played backdrop to yet another comeback victory for Liverpool; this time over Villarreal; as the Merseysiders coasted through to a first European final in nine years. We now look back on some of the Reds' most memorable continental finals as they get set to lock horns with Sevilla on May 18th at the St.Jakob-Park in Basel.
Arsenal threw away a two-goal advantage against West Ham on Saturday to draw 3-3, with Andy Carroll's hat-trick proving to be the Gunners' undoing. TheHardTackle analyses the tactical battle between two sides aiming for a top four finish.
When the Fenway Sports Group (FSG) took over Liverpool in 2010, they came with a desire to implement the famous 'Moneyball' tactics which had taken the whole of baseball by storm in the previous decade. Six years on and with little discernible positive impact, perhaps it is time for the Reds' owners to rethink their philosophy.
Robert Lewandowski pegged one back a minute after Morata’s substitution, and from that point on, things went spiralling downwards for Juventus, who were on the receiving end of three more goals before the night was done. The Bianconeri's substitutions, which proved to be a boon in the first leg, turned out to be fatal in the second.