EPL teams show strength in Europe

This year’s Champions League and Europa League finalists are all from the English Premier League. Liverpool and Spurs both came back from three goals down in the UCL semi-finals to book a place in the final in Madrid. Arsenal brushed aside Valencia 7-3 on aggregate as Emery showed his experience in the competition. Chelsea toiled to beat a very good Frankfurt side – surely the … Continue reading EPL teams show strength in Europe

Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been brilliant this season, impressing both in England and on the European stage. Even with a world class level of performance throughout this season, Liverpool might have nothing to show for it ultimately. The reason: Barcelona and Messi, Manchester City and their pile of cash. Klopp might yet again end up as the manager who dazzles but too often ends up … Continue reading Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up

Barca Favorites but United still in it

Barcelona host Manchester United at the Nou Camp for their quarter final return leg, having won the previous game 0-1 at Old Trafford. The Spanish champions will want to avoid a similar fate to PSG, who suffered a magnificent, albeit lucky, “remontada” at the hands of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in the previous round. See also: How Solskjaer could build a “worthy” United team Ernesto Valverde … Continue reading Barca Favorites but United still in it

Mr. Atletico extends till 2022

In line with their recent push to keep prized assets at the club, Atletico Madrid have extended coach Simeone’s contract till 2022. See also: See You Soon, Mou Having been coy on his long term future at the club for the past few years, while worrying fans with flirtacious Inter Milan comments from his camp, Simeone finally put ink to paper, allowing Athleti fans to breathe … Continue reading Mr. Atletico extends till 2022

Why is Arsenal signing a Barca fringe player on a short term loan?

Arsenal have brought in ex-Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan till the end of the season. The Spaniard extended his contract with the Blaugrana until 2021 before making the move to North London. Arsenal have an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the season. Is this a good deal for the Gunners? See also: The Champions League draw ! Suarez has only … Continue reading Why is Arsenal signing a Barca fringe player on a short term loan?