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Juventus are favourites after winning a record 8th Serie A title in a row, but a lot has changed this summer

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.

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Hazard, Griezmann, De Jong, Vinicius: What's in store for the next era of El Clásico?

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!

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How will the English Premier League's "Big 6" rank this season?

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?

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How did Salah take the "next step"?

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.

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Are Sarri and Chelsea a good fit going forward?

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?

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UCL Review: Why Liverpool got blanked in Spain and Barcelona battered in England

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.

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Are Lyon Women the best women’s football team ever assembled, and is it good for the game?

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.

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Why Zinedine Zidane’s return to Real Madrid is a flex

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.

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Even without a Top 4 finish, Emery deserves some accolades

Unai Emery and Arsenal were faced with the tantalizing prospect of landing a Premier League Top 4 spot and bringing Champions League football back to the club. Considering the all-round changes, they have undergone as a club and stiff competition from their top 6 rivals, the Spaniard could be deserving a mighty shout-out as the Gunners still have a chance.

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Liverpool’s African “imports” are out there making dreams come true

When’s the last time your team has had two African both finish with 20+ goals in all competitions? Klopp is probably the only one raising his hand. Even though Mane and Salah’s stellar seasons weren’t enough to secure Liverpool’s first Premier League title in almost 30 years, both could still make the difference in Madrid.

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If Juventus lose the Champions League, is their season a failure?

Juve haven’t won the UEFA Champions League trophy in close to 23 years now. Even as they've been perennial champions in Italy and are waiting an eighth consecutive Serie A title, it may not mean much without a UCL title triumph . But with Cristiano Ronaldo, anything seems possible.

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Why a Hazard move to Real Madrid makes sense this summer

The Garden of Eden in West London’s Stamford Bridge could very soon have to let go of the talisman. Belgium’s captain who recently wore his 100th cap for the country is tipped to join record Champions League winners, Real Madrid. The move just makes sense.

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Aubameyang vs Koulibaly: The fate of the furious

Napoli vs Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League quarter-final will be treated as a final by both sides. Even more interesting will be the Wakanda battle between Aubameyang and Koulibaly. Check out who we think will emerge victorious?

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