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featurefootball2 months ago

Cold heart, sorrow feeling, one Lionel Messi legacy that will remain everlasting

"I play as an attacking midfielder, I like to receive the ball and distribute it to the wingers and open the game up or sometimes take on the defenders and score myself," is how Lionel Andres Messi, a young kid, described himself in 2000. 21 years later, here we are with an everlasting legacy.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurefootball4 months ago

The all-English Champions League final could be the great one but it will be boring because it needs to be

‘I am pretty sure we will have to suffer to win the final. Most of the time in finals, you have to suffer. You have to adjust to the bad moments, but you have to be yourself.’
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball6 months ago

Beware of the Parisian monsters here to gobble everyone up; ignore them at your own peril

Everyone who has anything to do with football knows the story. If this was a 100 years ago then alongside the myths and legends, songs would have been sung about that night. Neymar’s name would be vibrating through history for centuries after that night. And for PSG, little would change.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball7 months ago

Kylian Mbappe has already won a World Cup; now comes his hardest challenge

He knew he had the world watching. This was after all one of the biggest events of the footballing season and one of the most crucial parts of the tournament. And he’s part of one of the favourites to actually go on and win the thing although in the years past, they’ve struggled with expectations.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball10 months ago

Football’s fluid and everchanging methodology has stamped it’s influence on the players

The first time Liverpool played Manchester City last season, the focus wasn’t on the game, or the players or the managers but instead on how the two sides played their football. One opted to dominate the ball and force their opponents into submission, while the other chose to control the transition.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball10 months ago

El Diego’s incredible flaws made him human but make no mistake; he was a sporting icon and a God

How do you define or measure greatness? Is it by the impact that someone has made or the number of lives they’ve touched? Or the number of tributes they leave their mortal remains for something more ethereal? Or the statistics that they put up during the time they did spend on this planet?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa year ago

Barcelona are careening towards a vortex of hell and there seems to be no signs of stopping

Barcelona 2-8 Bayern Munich reads the score-board at the Estadio da Lux in Lisbon. Not since the Estádio Mineirão read a scoreline equally ridiculous have football fans been shell-shocked and slack jawed. 8-2 in a Champions League quarter-final in a game contested by two elite sides.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa year ago

From the MLS to the Bundesliga: Alphonso Davies’ rise has been stunning and it is far from over

In the age of Kylian Mbappe, Jadon Sancho or numerous other starlets, Alphonso Davies, at 19, has been proclaimed to be the world's best left-back despite a whole catalogue of players older than him dominating the scene. But the question on everybody's mind is the former MLS star worth the hype?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

Analysing exactly what Quique Setien has done at Barcelona

A fan of playing football the Barcelona way, Johan Cruyff’s pupil that never was and possibly the man to bring back Barcelona to Barcelona, Quique Setien has had a lot to do. But, eleven games in the present while the verdict is still out, we look at just what Setien has done in his dream job.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

Football needs to take better care of their young’uns or risk losing their future

Lionel Messi winning his sixth Ballon d’Or, Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent claiming that he should have more Ballon d’Ors, football creating another trophy for young'uns and the Premier League adding the Hall of Fame, has meant that the world’s adulation with awards and trophies has reached its pinnacle.
Siddhant Lazar