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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.
In the f
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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 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
World Cup fever swept the nation over the past few months, and now the tournament has finished the spectators’ attentions are waiting for the next big thing. After France achieved the 1st place trophy in Russia, the interest in watching Ligue 1 clubs compete has greatly increased.
Due to this curiosity when it comes to the French club teams, we thought we would put together this article to discuss all things French football. From the upcoming players to how the make-up of the French soccer leagues is, you will find this all out below.
About Ligue 1 and its Influence
Ligue 1 is the top tier league for French club teams with the Ligue 2 and Champtionnat National beneath it. Therefore, the highest scoring sides are seen in the top division compared to those of smaller lesser skilled ones.
How the transition between these three work, is that at the end of a tournament, the bottom three teams are relegated to the league beneath it and t
Posted: December 07, 2017||
7th December 2017.
Top of Ligue 1 and the bookmakers' favourites to claim a first ever Champions League title, Paris Saint-Germain's record-breaking summer investment is on course to reap the desired dividends.
The Parisians' quest to recover their standing atop of the French football landscape and make serious inroads towards continental glory has undoubtedly been significantly boosted by the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian MpabbÃ©, who have combined for 24 goals and 17 assists to date in all competitions. And the signing of veteran full-back Dani Alves should not be underestimated, with the Brazilian offering experience and quality.
But one of the most significant factors in PSG's remarkable start to the 2017/18 season can be found in a man who has called the Parc des Princes home for more than seven years. The departure of Blaise Matuidi for Juventus in the summer meant that Adrien Rabiot would be further entrusted w
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
Posted: November 23, 2017||
23rd November 2017.
Paris Saint-Germain's summer of spending sent shockwaves around the European game, as the world transfer record was obliterated to sign Neymar from Barcelona for €222 million, while teenager sensation Kylian Mbappe joined on loan from champions Monaco with a view to a permanent €180 million switch at the end of the season.
So far, though, it has to be said that it was money well spent for PSG: the Parc des Princes club are storming toward recapturing the Ligue 1 title they lost to Monaco last term, and look like genuine contenders in the Champions League.
There will, however, have to come a balancing of the books, with player sales almost certainly required if the Parisians are to have any hope of avoiding Financial Fair Play (FFP) sanctions.
The incomings at PSG this season have pushed several top-quality players out of the side, forcing some who would be sure-fire stars at other clu
13th September 2017. By Ryan Baldi.
There's no doubt about it: Paris Saint-Germain's record-shattering recruitment drive was the story of the summer transfer window. The Ligue 1 giants forked out a staggering €222 million to snatch Brazilian superstar Neymar from Barcelona, and agreed a loan deal for Monaco's Kylian MbappÃ©, which will see the Parisians part with €180 million to sign the teenage dynamo next year.
It's an exciting time to be a PSG fan, as the club spare no expense in equipping themselves for a first ever Champions League triumph their ultimate goal as well as readying to wrestle the French top-flight title back from their Monegasque rivals.
But amid all the hysteria and disbelieving eye rubbing, spare a thought for Julian Draxler. The German winger arrived at the Parc des Princes just eight months ago a €35 million January signing from Wolfsburg and impressed greatly in his half-season with the club, s
28th June 2017. By Ryan Baldi.Read more »
With just one year remaining on his contract and high on the wish list of several of Europe's biggest clubs, Alexis SÃ¡nchez is unlikely to still be an Arsenal player by the start of the 2017-18 season.
The former Barcelona forward was the Gunners' outstanding performer last season, netting 24 Premier League goals and returning a career high total of 30 in 51 all-competitions games, including a crucial strike in the North London side's FA Cup final victory over champions Chelsea.
SÃ¡nchez was the shining light in an otherwise disappointing season for Arsenal which saw them fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in two decades. Currently on international duty with Chile at the Confederations Cup in Russia, the 28-year-old attacker is set to resolve his future upon his return, with all signs pointing towards an exit from the Emirates Stadium.
Posted: August 01, 2016||
1st August 2016. By Edward Stratmann.
After enduring a 2016 littered with controversy, Serge Aurier's got a lot of making up to do in order to regain the faith of his PSG teammates and the club's supporters.
All his troubles began in February when an ill-advised live question-and-answer session on Periscope surfaced that showed him making derogatory comments against the coach at the time, Laurent Blanc, and some of his colleagues, including star men Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Angel Di Maria. A subsequent six match ban rightfully followed and the 23-year-old was forced to issue an apology. It read: "I want to apologise especially to the coach, I can only thank him for all he has done for me since I arrived in Paris. He wanted me and since I came here everything has gone really well. I owe him a lot and that is why I apologise sincerely to him for what was said, which I deeply regret."
"I will accept any sanction the club