Europe

Three reasons Manchester United should fancy themselves as favourites for the Europa League

Manchester United last night continued their Europa League campaign with a commanding 3-0 victory in the 1st leg of their last-32 tie against AS Saint-Etienne. Currently fighting on all fronts for trophies, and involved in a tight battle to secure a top-four position in the Premier League, the secondary European competition could be seen as a distraction. Yet, considering the …

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Analysing Thiago Alcántara’s man-of-the-match performance for Bayern against Arsenal

It was another difficult night in the Champions League for Arsenal, as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich returned to put pain to the Gunners’ European aspirations once more. From the moment the draw paired the two together again, for the fourth time in five seasons, Arsenal fans were under no illusions that it would be a tough assignment. After a promising …

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Is it bad news for Chelsea and Manchester United as French stars speaks out about his future?

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has played down talk of a potential move to the Premier League by claiming that he has “doubts” about relocating to England.   The French international has attracted the interest of Europe’s biggest clubs after rising to stardom under the guidance of Diego Simeone in Spain and his crowning moment came last summer when he …

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Three key moments as Arsenal were routed by Bayern Munich

With Arsenal falling at the quarter-finals for the last five successive years, it seemed like they were facing a mountain of a task as they headed to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich. Despite the odds being stacked against them – Bayern haven’t lost at home for almost three years in Europe – Arsenal approached the game with hope, …

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KAA Gent vs Tottenham: Match Preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Europa League football returns this week, and Tottenham, currently 3rd in the Premier League, face Belgium side Gent, who sit 8th in the Belgian First Division, the Jupiler League. It represents Tottenham’s first game in the competition after they were knocked out of the Champions League group stages. Recent form The fixture promises to be an interesting contest, with both …

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Manchester United vs Saint-Etienne: Match Preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

With Manchester United still in four competitions, their fixture list is beginning to pile up again. The EFL Cup final against Southampton is on the horizon, but first, the Red Devils have to face a Saint-Etienne side that comes to England on the back of a 4-0 victory against relegation-threatened Lorient. The match, that United fans will be expecting their side to …

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How Bayern Munich rated in their Champions League mauling of Arsenal

Bayern Munich ran rampant against Arsenal on Wednesday evening and managed to repeat the 5-1 thrashing of last season at the Allianz Arena. There was hope within the Arsenal camp that this could finally be the year that they knock the German giants out of the Champions League, but that looks increasingly difficult after tonight. The home side outclassed their …

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Analysing Paris Saint Germain’s 4-0 first-leg Champions League victory over Barcelona

From the opening minute of last night’s Champions League encounter against Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain made their intentions clear. Immediately both full-backs pressed high up the pitch, with Marco Verratti dropping back to avoid being outnumbered by Barcelona’s front three. Yet this soon looked unnecessary as the Catalan giants adopted a 4-4-2 or 4-5-1 (With Lionel Messi behind Luis Suarez) …

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