Champions League

Conte’s comments against Dortmund could be start of problems for Inter

At this stage, it’s no longer news that Antonio Conte has transformed Inter to an exciting team to watch and they look like the only potential side capable of doing Juventus any real harm in the Serie A race. Since…

Two things Valverde must do to revive Barcelona from the current crisis

The clock is ticking for Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona. His team has just come off the back of two dismal results and now the pressure is really on. Regardless of the Catalan’s winless run in their past two games, they…

‘Too limited a squad’- Analysing where Inter went wrong at Dortmund

Against Borussia Dortmund, Inter ended the first-half in sheer perfection. It was as good a scoreline as Antonio Conte would have liked. But the second-half performance was just bad, yet for some Inter fans, it was barely a surprise. The…

‘Demand more’- Slavia draw shows Valverde is out of his depth

Barcelona’s performance at home to Slavia was sluggish and slow, and there was hardly a sign of promise or optimism. The game stood for one of the things that are wrong at the Nou Camp, as Ernesto Valverde struggled on…

This key thing could stop Barcelona from winning the Champions League

It was a Champions League night of positives for Barcelona. The headlines were dominated by Messi, of course, becoming the first man to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons and that was indeed worthy of all plaudits. The Spanish…

Lucky Lampard: 26-year-old could be Chelsea’s charmed secret weapon to win games

Seemingly set for another season of warming on the Chelsea bench, Michy Batshuayi proved he still has value at the club with a dramatic late winner against Ajax on the greatest night in Frank Lampard’s short reign in charge. A…

Watch out Vinicius Jr: Forward’s brilliant Madrid performance gives Zidane something to consider

Real Madrid phenom Rodrygo was named in the Los Blancos starting lineup in the 2-1 win over Galatasaray in the Champions League. He got a chance to show what he was made off with Zinedine Zidane watching from the sidelines…

Problem solved: Guardiola may have found the solution to winning the UCL without Messi

If the question for Guardiola is how to win the Champions League without Lionel Messi, then he may have finally found his answer and it looks like it could well be Raheem Sterling. With every passing week, the England international…

What PSG must do to be considered a real force in Europe

A quick mention of Europe’s top clubs and one would obviously have to mention Paris Saint-Germain. However, a cloud of mist that has challenged their status among the elite of Europe remains their inability to conquer the continent and win…

How big-name signing can aid Bayern’s cause in the Champions League this season

Phillippe Coutinho joined Bayern Munich to revive his club career after an underwhelming one and half seasons at Barcelona and will be looking to get his second start for the Bavarians when they welcome Red Star/Crvena Zvezda to the Allianz…