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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

European drama: What you can expect on the last day of Premier League

As we bid adieu to another hectic season of Premier league football, nothing is certain beyond the fact that Man City are Champions. With so much left to play for, let's take a look at which teams stand a chance to qualify for Champions, Europa and Conference League, heading into the final day.
Praj
featurefootball2 years ago

Juventus are trying to move on from Catenaccio but they’re doing it mindlessly

‘In the middle of the madness, you don’t have time to identify which player is on your team. If you don’t instantly get it through his movements, you may not know. So, before anything, you get a panorama of a match; the spaces from where you are, and what players are around you.' - Thiago Alcantara.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

Hate them, stone them or throw bull heads at them, RB Leipzig are here to stay

It’s the end of the 2008/09 season and the world around German football is buoyant. VFB Wolfsburg had just won the first league title in their history, rising from ninth to first in ten weeks. They would never let go and it proved to be the only thing between Bayern Munich and a three-peat.
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

Pep Guardiola said he'll stay at Manchester City but actually doing it will change his legacy

Football is unrelenting. For all the beauty, magnificence and even wonder it produces, it's equally harsh, terrible and unrelenting in its attitude to hate. It's human nature, after all, to remember faults of your fellow man more than your own, exactly as that Greek proverb says.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

Tottenham, Liverpool and Jose Mourinho's umpteen once in lifetime chance

The year was 2014. The date, April 27. The moment, Jose Mourinho walking off Anfield thumping his chest with his face giving way to a kaleidoscope of emotions. The commentator boomed on the mike “The master has rained on the apprentice’s parade here.” That was 2083 days ago…
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

SportsCafe’s Greatest Team performances of the decade ft. Barcelona and AS Roma

The end of what might be football’s golden decade is upon us and what a decade of the greatest team sport it has been. The underdogs reigned supreme, from Inter Milan’s tactically sensational performance against Pep Guardiola, Netherlands and their revenge against Spain all the way to AS Roma.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

SportsCafe’s Greatest individual performances of the decade ft. Gareth Bale and Lionel Messi

The end of what might just be football’s golden decade is upon us and what a decade of individual skill it has been. From Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lifting their sides to glory to Dusan Tadic, Gareth Bale and Neymar’s flashes of brilliance to Kylian Mbappe paving the way for teenagers.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

Dysfunctional Barcelona have to do a better job of moving on from Messi and co

In Depraved and Insulting English, the authors show us a side of the English language that, like most of the English language, has fallen out with the times. It’s archaic, hilarious and it’s from here the word epicaricacy lands in our lives and, like many in the book, it suits our purpose well.
Siddhant Lazar