Marchisio Lifts Juve In Derby d’Italia
Marchisio Lifts Juve In Derby d’Italia

Claudio Marchisio showed great footwork to control the ball,  avoid Inter’s Walter Samuel then lift the ball over Julio Cesar in a stunning display of his skills. The significance of this goal transcends beyond Juve’s 2-1 victory over Inter as the midfielder’s goal reopened the title race with the Nerazzurri now four […]

Messi’s Great Week Continues
Messi’s Great Week Continues

Barcelona’s star Lionel Messi has capped his great week with two goals to lead the Catalan side to a 3-1 victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Several days ago he was named the Ballon d’Or winner after a stunning year during which he led Barca to three titles- Champions League, la […]

Messi Wins Ballon d’Or
Messi Wins Ballon d’Or

As expected Lionel Messi succeeded Cristiano Ronaldo as the winner of the Ballon d’Or award. The Barcelona star comfortably won the prize but he admitted his surprise at the margin of victory as he received 240 points more than Cristiano Ronaldo who finished second. Messi was quite close to winning all 480 points  possible […]

Did Barca or Inter Milan Get The Better Player?
Did Barca or Inter Milan Get The Better Player?

The summer’s Blockbuster trade involved Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Samuel. Eto’o swapping clubs and Inter also received a boat load of cash. The first Champions League clash between the two clubs failed to give a decisive edge as to which team gained the most from this transaction. While Inter made a handsome profit, Barca was […]

How Important Has Foreign Influence Been On The English Premiership?
How Important Has Foreign Influence Been On The English Premiership?

The influence of foreigners on football in England cannot be underestimated. While Coach Fabio Capello has guided England through the qualifiers and instilled a winning mentality amongst the players, the skills of English players such as Wayne Rooney and the presence of leaders like John Terry must also be credited with […]

Messi Versus Ronaldo!
Messi Versus Ronaldo!

After covering the Barcelona versus Real Madrid topic, it is only logical if Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were discussed due to their pivotal role in both teams. The two wingers are currently playing for two of the best clubs in Spain and two of the most popular outfits in the world.   Barca’s Lio Messi is […]

Would You Pick Real Madrid Or Barcelona?
Would You Pick Real Madrid Or Barcelona?

It is mouth-watering just to imagine a match featuring the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Xabi Alonso and Karim Benzema taking on an opposing team which includes Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry, Xavi Hernandez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to name just a few. The dream of many football fanatics has come true […]

Italian League Lags Behind?
Italian League Lags Behind?

 A lot has been said about Serie A’s decline over the past couple of years. Critics have claimed the English Premiership and Spain’s La Liga have become Europe’s best leagues leaving Serie A to challenge the Bundesliga for third spot.   Sadly, Serie A has witnessed a sharp decline in the past […]

Oriundi And Foreign-Born Players For The Azzurri?
Oriundi And Foreign-Born Players For The Azzurri?

With Brazilian striker Amauri close to becoming an Italian citizen, it looks like Bayern Munich’s Luca Toni will find it quite hard to represent Italy in South Africa. Azzurri Boss Marcello Lippi has hinted on more than one occasion that Amauri will be very useful for the national team. The raging debate is […]

Will The Spanish National Team Finally Deliver?
Will The Spanish National Team Finally Deliver?

The Spanish national team has long been forgotten in the midst of the European achievements of clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona. Los Galacticos and the Catalan club have long dominated the Spanish football scene not to mention their heavy presence in European club competitions. While Barca won the Champions League […]