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featurefootball4 months ago

Title, relegation and European drama: Welcome to the Ligue 1’s most exciting final day in years

In what has been a certain Ligue 1 for many, many years, for once absolutely nothing is certain and it is a joy to watch. Paris Saint-Germain are, potentially, on the verge of losing their league title with the battle for European places and the relegation playoff spot going down to the final day.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball5 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
featurefootball6 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
featurefootball8 months ago

Mauricio Pochettino could be the ideal PSG manager but it all feels like a weird mix

From the moment Paris Saint-Germain appointed Mauricio Pochettino to the moment they walked away with a 1-1 draw against Saint-Etienne since then the air around the club has felt very surreal. Not wrong or right, just surreal although that may be more down to the fact that this just feels weird.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

From chaos and eccentricity to stability via Andre Villa Boas: How Marseille has become happy again

It’s the early months of the 2014/15 season and we’re in France, watching as Olympique Marseille and the eccentric Marcelo Bielsa rule the Ligue 1 for fourteen glorious weeks. It was some of the best football the French side had played in a long time and even three losses couldn’t knock them off.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

Liverpool's dominance is all well and good but what of the bigger picture

There’s a line in an ABBA song, where they sing “Money, money, money, must be funny in the rich man's world. Money, money, money, always sunny in the rich man's world.” It’s not their greatest – Spotify tells us that is Dancing Queen – but nothing suits this age better, especially football.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

2010's World Team of the Decade: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer make the cut

It’s been a decade dominated by two men but with three World Cups, a gazillion Champions Leagues, even more league titles and over a million players, it’s been fun. That doesn’t make anybody’s job easy when it comes to picking a team of the decade because both Messi and Ronaldo have to be there.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

SportsCafe’s Greatest Footballing moments of the decade ft. Leicester City and AS Monaco

The end of what many have taken to calling football’s golden decade is nearly upon us and what a decade of football it has been. From Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi, from Spain to France, from Leicester City to AS Monaco, football this decade has been rambunctious, dramatic and entertaining.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

August 5 | European football transfer round-up

Time waits for nobody, and with less than three days left for the Premier League’s transfer window to slam shut, the drama has finally hit it's peak. The other four leagues are still taking their time, but with less than a month left, it’s time to start panicking and dig into a few juicy sagas.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball2 years ago

August 3 | European football transfer round-up

Time waits for nobody, and with less than five days left for the Premier League’s transfer window to slam shut, the drama has hit the stratosphere. The other four are still enjoying a good tan under the sun, but with less than a month, it’s time to start panicking and dig into a few juicy sagas.
SportsCafe Desk