The UEFA Champions League is one of the most watched soccer tournaments across Europe as we see the top teams from each league compete to become the ultimate squad. Taking place during the summer of 2019 we saw the qualifying rounds of the 2019/20 season begin and after a short break the competition commenced with the group stages starting on the 17th September and due to end in December ready for the knockout phases to start in early 2020. As the group stages are well underway, we thought we would take a brief look at match day and the qualifiers of this season’s Champions League tournament. So, if you are interested in finding out more about the fixtures then keep on reading.
Champions League Qualifiers
The Champions League Qualifiers for 2019/20 started on the 25th June and ended on the 28th August 2019. Within these stages of the football tournament the final qualifying teams were determined for the competition.
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Many outstanding football players find that at some point in their soccer career, they make the transition from player to manager – as we have seen with the previous few articles we have published. Therefore, within this post we are going to look into the established career of Jurgen Klinsmann and how he coped with making the swap from the pitch to the side lines. We also look into his performance both as manager and player along with the number of club and individual awards he has acquired over the years.
Establishing His Soccer Career
Born in Goppingen 1964, Jurgen started his soccer career at only eight years old. This is where he started playing for TB Gingen, but after six months with the team he managed to score an outstanding 16 goals in a single match. He only played with TB Gingen for 2 years before he transferred to SC Geislingen at age 10. After four years with the squad his family relocated to Stuttgart but Jurgen continued playing for the team u
Being the only soccer team to play continuously in every Serie A tournament, there is no doubt about it that Inter Milan is a very popular club worldwide. And with their signature blue and black colour scheme, their jerseys are definitely a favourite with fans of football. Therefore within this article we are going to take a look back in history to discover how Internazionale got their classic colouring and how it has evolved throughout the years. Exploring partnerships with various manufacturers, there are most certainly good and bad jerseys worn by the players. So take a look through this article today to learn more about your favourite squad’s kit.
Establishing the Inter Milan Home Colour Scheme
Ever since the club was first established in 1908 the club has donned black and blue stripes on their home kits. And it is rumoured that this colour scheme was chosen to signify the night and the sky. They continued to wear this colouring throughout the WWII and eventually g
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Along with the ongoing tournaments such as the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Primeria, the Champions League is also in progress. This league incorporates a range of clubs from all of the leagues across Europe and is a widely celebrated by fans worldwide as they cheer on their favourite soccer team once more. Currently in the group stages, the Champions League is where clubs across the globe compete on the soccer field to eventually lift the trophy at the end of the games – thus gaining Champions status.
Within this blog post we will take a look at how the tournament is panning out at the moment and what we can expect from the clubs in the coming weeks. From looking at how the matches have been scheduled and the groups picked, to the highest scoring player and team, you will find out all about this here.
How are the Teams Grouped?
After the initial play-offs had taken place prior to the scheduled group matches, the teams were whittled down to t
Starting on the 18th August, the Serie A tournament for 2018/19 kicked off with its first set of matches. Coming into a new season, fans are on the edge of their seats with anticipation to see how their beloved team will fair going forward. Although there have only been a few matches played so far, it is all about first impressions in supporter’s eyes and the moves and scores made at the beginning are a reflection on how the teams are expected to perform throughout the tournament.
Which is why in this article we are taking a look at how each soccer team playing in the top-flight Italian football league are coping this early on in the season. From the most outstanding performance to date, the scheduling of the games and even taking a quick peak at how Ronaldo is doing with his new club Juventus.
Fixtures and Scheduling
17/18 Serie A winners Juventus started off the new season’s fixtures with their match against Chievo which they won 3-2, however one
Starting on the 20th July and running for 3 weeks, the International Champions Cup tournament is a fantastic way to get in the mood for the upcoming soccer seasons worldwide. As the winners have now been announced and celebrated, we have most certainly got a taster as to what is in store in the tournaments on the horizon.
Within this blog post we will have a look at the performance of the trophy winners, the clubs overall and look into the most outstanding player during the games. With this analysis we are able to picture how the rest of the games will pan out this time round, and see which clubs need to give it their all to redeem themselves from their play during the International Champions Cup.
Tottenham Hotspur Win the International Champions Cup
Serie A is a widely supported and adored Italian soccer league which is where team’s like Juventus, AS Roma, AC Milan and Inter Milan compete to lift the trophy. The beginning of the 2018/19 season is just around the corner and three of the top four clubs have already launched their home jerseys. With the coming weeks enabling us to see the rest of the shirts from the teams.
Fan’s are always waiting on the edge of their seats to see what the manufacturers are producing next for the core sportswear ranges. So within this post we will look through the Juventus, AS Roma and Inter Milan shirts which are already released. This will give you a preview on what they look like and how they compare to last seasons.
Juventus Home Kit
Again for this season the signature monochrome stripes of Juventus return on their home jersey. However, compared to the previous shirt, the stripes on this one are much wider and only appear on the torso of the garment. This there
In a league that has dwindled over the past decade, it has been quite the surprise that the most exciting domestic competition this season has been Serie A.Italy have had a long standing tradition of competitive football throughout the 90s and 00s, but the league has been dominated by Juventus for the past six years which has reduced that somewhat.Yet, this season, Serie A remains the only competition in Europe’s top five leagues to still be embroiled in a fascinating title race.The Premier League, Bundesliga, La
29th November 2017.
There has been four months of domestic football already played this season, which is a good barometer to understand and analyse Europe's standout players.
Of course, there will always be Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the list, but there have also been some superb players the average fan might not know in detail.
Here are five of Europe's best players, one picked from each of Europe's top five leagues:
- England Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City, midfielder
- England Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City, midfielder
Under Pep Guardiola, the former Chelsea starlet has enjoyed unprecedented success in his career so far. While he has not won the title with the Citizens yet, De Bruyne has played the best football in his career and is consistently
10th November 2017.
Over the course of the last six years, Serie A's title race has been something of a formality. Juventus, under Antonio Conte and now Massimiliano Allegri, have cruised to the Scudetto year after year without any serious competition. However, in the famous words of Bob Dylan, for the times, they are a-changin'.
Competition in 2017/18 Serie A
We are finally immersed in the wonderful spectacle that is a competitive Italian league. After 12 games - AS Roma and Lazio have only played 11 - Napoli sit at the summit, one point ahead of reigning champions Juventus and two in front of Luciano Spalletti's Inter.
Just behind the top three is Lazio, 28, and Roma, 27, with a game-in-hand to catch