The first European final of this season is here, as Athletic Bilbao take on Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final. TheHardTackle provides you the detailed preview of the game.
While some may be regretting that it won't be an El Clasico in this year's champions league final after all, TheHardTackle provides you reasons why Chelsea and Bayern clash can overshadow El Clasico and is an epic in the making. The tactical and statistical analysis follows.
TheHardTackle analyzes how Bayern Munich defeated Real Madrid in UEFA Champions League semi final.
This is match where two Goliaths, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, holding grudges against each other will clash for supremacy. Hard tackles, pacy wingers and acrobatic saves from the keepers seem to be on the cards.
It was 1975-76 and Bayern Munich and Real Madrid faced off for the first time in a European Competition.THT reminisces the second leg of the European Cup semifinal in which Bayern triumphed.
Chelsea and Barcelona have just concluded a two-leg UEFA Champions League tie of epic proportions, with the Blues eking out a 3-2 aggregate win over the Catalans, to enter the finals. What lessons can we learn from this epic clash?
TheHardTackle analyses the two Europa League semifinal ties, both the first leg (already played) and the second leg (to be played next Thursday), with the home sides getting first leg wins.
By virtue of Chelsea's victory over Barcelona at Stamford Bridge last week, a tie that had once appeared to be heavily tilted in favor of the defending European champions, is now delicately poised on a knife edge. TheHardTackle previews the second leg of UEFA Champions League semifinal.
After the unbelievable result at Stamford Bridge, TheHardTackle analyses how the two teams approached the crucial first leg of the Champions League semifinal and looks at decisions which eventually mattered.
In this latest edition of TheHardTackleai??i??s Rival Rendezvous series, our resident authors representing Barcelona and Chelsea talk about the upcoming semifinal and the shadow of a past encounter that it will be played under. Will Messi, Iniesta and Xavi once again see off Lampard, Terry and Drogba?