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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi And The Battle For Supremacy

Amidst the fight for supremacy between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, fans and media often failed to highlight how this battle has been set up and how these players have been molded into the best 2 footballers on the planet. It’s a fascinating coincidence than the tale of the rise of two legends happened in the same time period. Read more »

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Old Wine In A New Bottle: Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus Have Not Changed Drastically

Newly appointed technician Massimiliano Allegri has settled in well at Juventus and made some minor but effective changes to a winning system. It would be fair to say that Massimiliano Allegri’s arrival at Juventus was hardly greeted with any enthusiasm in Turin. The feeling was more of disappointment rather than hostile and around 300 Juventus fans staged a protest outside the headquarters of the club while a group of ultras were allowed to enter the stadium to display their frustrations. The skepticism of the tifosi was understandable. After three years of domestic domination, it would have been a difficult task for anyone to replace Antonio Conte. Add to this the fact that Conte was a Juventino through and through and the fans could connect to the passion he displayed on the touchline for the last three years. Replacing him with an ex-Milan coach who was sacked in January this year was even more difficult to digest for the Bianconeri faithful. […] Read more »

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Midweek friendlies make sense for Manchester United

The idea of Manchester United playing mid week friendlies abroad in the absence of European competition this season has resulted in a huge debate amongst the various people connected with the football club. Manchester United have never been afraid to chart out their own path even if it means ruffling a few feathers along the way. One of the most famous instances highlighting this fact is from the summer of 1956 when The Red Devils became the first English team to compete in the European Cup. The English FA were against United entering the competition and had stopped Chelsea from competing a season earlier. Their rationale was that the European Cup would take away some of the sheen from the domestic league and would undermine its integrity. But United & Sir Matt Busby did not budge and took part in the competition and since then the club have had a storied relationship with the European Cup. Fast forward 43 years […] Read more »