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Milan, Benfica cap off Champions League group stage in style

By the time the last six matches of the Champions League group stage kicked off on Thursday, there was only one spot remaining in the knockout round. AC Milan faced RB Salzburg in what turned out to essentially be a one-game playoff. The winner of the match would advance to the next phase of the […]

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/ 39 days ago

Juventus drop out of Champions League with Benfica loss

Juventus have officially been knocked out of the Champions League group stage. The Italian giants were beaten 4-3 by Benfica on Tuesday night. It will be the first time in nine years that Juve fail to reach the UCL knockout rounds. The Serie A club seemed to sleepwalk for much of the game in Portugal. […]

Summer Friendlies

/ 145 days ago

July summer friendlies feature best and brightest talents on TV

The slate of July summer friendlies on TV includes a number of world-class players. Oftentimes, these players are part of new teams, looking to make an instant impression on their new teammates and fans. Plus, summer friendlies provide an opportunity to see matchups that would otherwise seem bizarre. A top Italian team playing a French […]
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Leagues: EPL

/ 339 days ago

Joao Cancelo's emergence as one of the world's best full-backs

Possession-based soccer remains the preferred style of play for many teams in Europe. Clubs look to play through the middle of the pitch to dominate the game. Therefore, the flanks emerged as a critical area for teams to exploit in order to create more chances. Nowadays, play-making ability is essential for full-backs. Manchester City’s Joao […]