Arsenal’s First-Leg Victory Demonstrates Barcelona’s Power
Arsenal’s First-Leg Victory Demonstrates Barcelona’s Power

It is perhaps a slightly bizarre point to make; that in victory, Arsenal proved just how good Barcelona really are. However, study last night’s encounter in a little more detail and the reason behind the statement becomes a little bit clearer. Aside from Arsenal’s blistering starts to each half, playing […]

The Revival of Borussia Dortmund
The Revival of Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund’s form this season has been exceptional. In the early autumn, many people thought that perhaps they would start to fade away by now, but they’ve in fact managed to do the complete opposite. Incredibly, they now find themselves 11 points ahead of Bayer Leverkusen in second, and rather comically, […]

Inter’s Decline Under Rafael Benitez
Inter’s Decline Under Rafael Benitez

Under Jose Mourinho, Inter gradually developed an aura of invincibility, and their defence – generally made up of Maicon, Lucio, Samuel and Chivu (or Zanetti) – had become the envy of the rest of Europe. The Nerazzurri had finally brought back the success of generations gone by, and despite one […]

How Milan Can Become Great Again
How Milan Can Become Great Again

It’s been a perculiar, unpredictable season for Milan as the side have endured great levels of torment from humiliating defeats to the likes of Inter and Manchester United, and they have found themselves looking desperately blunt on other occasions, often with dramatic late goals saving them from further embarrassment. Huntelaar’s […]

Jose Mourinho and the Sacchi influence
Jose Mourinho and the Sacchi influence

Franco Baresi is one of the first names to come to anybody’s mind when you mention the Libero (or sweeper) position, simply because he was the on-field general and symbol of Arrigo Sacchi’s great Milan side in the late 1980s; a side that arguably boasted one of the greatest defences […]