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Atletico Madrid vs Juventus
Bayer Leverkusen vs Lokomotiv Moscow
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City
Dinamo Zagreb vs Atalanta
Bayern Munich vs Red Star Belgrade
Tottenham vs Olympiakos
Club Brugge vs Galatasaray
PSG vs Real Madrid
Chelsea vs Valencia
Ajax vs Lille
Lyon vs Zenit St Petersburg
Benfica vs RB Leipzig
Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona
Inter Milan vs Slavia Praha
Napoli vs Liverpool
RB Salzburg vs Genk
Let’s play fortune-teller and ponder on who will most certainly avoid the Premier League relegation chop. The lavish spenders of Aston Villa, Teemu Pukki’s Norwich City or the Blades of Sheffield?
They play some of the best football on the globe, if not the best and have quality players to show for it. Two of the best clubs in the world are hosted by La Liga Santander but have their strategic business planning been letting them down in past times? What could they do better?
Think the future of football, think Joao Felix. The Portuguese teenage sensation has seamlessly integrated into Diego Simeone’s new Atleti which curled the former heroes and are looking to patiently build towards a future in which they could dominate Spanish football.
Do you know these West Ham, City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Watford and Manchester United starlets who could take the Premier League by an avalanche in the 2019/20 season and permanently introduce themselves?
New season, new heroes and could we even witness the crowning of new champions for the first time in 8 years of Serie A football? However a less cliché discussion circles around five of the most promising talents that could cause proper damage as they get bloodied this new campaign.
Familiar with the Premier League’s “Big 6?” Well, Italy actually have a “Big 8”and you would be surprised what they have been up to and how much damage they can do on the biggest European football stage, the UEFA Champions League. Could glory really make its way back to Italy?
They are young, hungry and dangerous. Here are five of the possible breakout stars we suggest you can keep an eye on in the 2019/20 Bundesliga season.
The world’s favorite league is back with bang. Eager to look at who will likely finish above the rest this campaign? We got you, we have rounded most of the promising sides who could push for titles and European football in the new season.
The Bundesliga is not just a typical “farmers’ league.” Bayern are not all there is and you will find out there are at high risk of coming short on the title in the new season despite promising summer transfer window.
It’s been a long road of elite stars that include Beckham, Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho and most recently Neymar; but PSG always seeming less than the sum their parts on biggest stage in all those occasions. They strangely seem to be slowly getting it right.
Let’s face it. The competition in Serie A had for a long time rendered the league less interesting, with Juve winning the Scudetto eight consecutive times. Accompanied by the arrival of Ronaldo, viewers who had turned a blind eye on the Italian top flight found a reason to reconsider. But with Serie A beginning to attract top talent again, parity may soon return to the league. Dennis lays it bare.
Same old destiny changing El Clásico, the best of rivalries but new season and definitely new faces. Hazard to rival Messi? Or should we just look at the exciting youth talents of Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, Frenkie de Jong, Junior Firpo amongst others? Yes, it’s about that Real Madrid & Barcelona clash but with the ability to decide the fate of the La Liga title or any other top flight titles. All we can is, popcorn please!
FT’s own Siphosethu has thrown his predictions into the hat regarding the final placement of the “Big 6” on the English Premier League table come May 2020 and Arsenal fans won’t be quite impressed. How do you think they will fare? Or will perhaps an underdog creep in and still any of the spot?
Premier League title or not, one thing is for certain. Mo Salah is no one-season wonder. The Egyptian pharaoh made the jump to world class territory after winning the Premier League Golden Boot back-to-back. Approaching only his 27th birthday, what looks like a “sky is the limit” career didn’t always look a sure measure.
The Blues of West London have already secured a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League and are in their second cup final of the campaign as they square off with Arsenal in Baku for the Europa League trophy. Relatively good successes, papering the cracks that has marked Chelsea’s season. Where do we go from here?
A tale of two tales. Here is a review of how Messi pick-pocketed Liverpool and the Reds in turn completing a miraculous comeback against the Blaugrana on their way to the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League final in Madrid.
Champions League success is almost synonymous with Real Madrid, four wins in the past five seasons. Do you know who else has done that sort of thing in the same period, Lyon. The Women’s French Ligue 1 champions are redefining the word, dominance.
All of football’s “Houdini,” the underdog that has become the big dog, gritty Spurs and the African flanked Merseyside Reds are on show in the UEFA Champions League semis. It doesn’t get better than this!
He came, he saw, he conquered and came back for more. Real Madrid posed as the ‘prodigal club’ in calling back their three consecutive UEFA Champions League hero back to the Spanish capital after two unsuccessful attempts at replacing him. The Frenchman seemingly has all his demands met and keen to work the club back to La Liga and European dominance.