Two of THT's resident authors go head to head to argue for their teams in yet another Rival Rendezvous. This time it is Somnath Sengupta representing Juventus against Vishwas Shashidhar who represents Inter Milan.

Inter v Cesena Preview: Champions Look To Extend Impressive Run

Leonardo's men face relegation contenders Cesena at the San Siro and hope to close the gap on A.C. Milan. Here's the match preview featuring the latest team news, player to watch out for, and formations.

A week ago, the football world was talking about the repercussions if a certain Rafa Benitez stayed as the manager of the European Champions. However, Inter have won the last two games but still some of them want him to be sacked. How can Benitez answer his critics and change their minds?

One of the fiercest battles in Italian football will be fought at a sold out Geussepe Meazza on Sunday as AC Milan will look forward to prove their superiority over Inter this season. TheHardTackle previews the Derby Della Madonnina.

In Part-2 of the series, TheHardTackle's Somnath Sengupta analyzes how Brazilian football became more defensive in the 90s and how the new tactics have led Brazil to a successful return to the pinnacle of the beautiful game, and concludes his observations with a comparison of Brazil's changing formation and tactics in different World Cups.

Netherlands and Brazil secured their expected victories, to book a quarterfinal date with each other. While Netherlands' result marked the return of Arjen Robben to the field, the trio of Kaka, Robinho and Fabiano conjured magical moments to douse the red hot Chile peppers. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh looks at the highlights of the day's matches.

World Cup’10: TOP 10 Hard Tacklers To Be Wary Of..

The beautiful game has thrown up a crop of hardened football players whose aggression, energy, enthusiasm, pride and passion can improve or bring down the morale of their team. TheHardTackle's Dhawal Verma lists down the top ten footballers whose aggresive on-field antics could impact the fortunes of their respective sides in the World Cup.