The Big Analysis: Sevilla vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid is an institution that is perhaps matched only by their fiercest rivals, Barcelona. Following on from their Champions League triumph last season, they have started this campaign in incredible form and, going into this match against Sevilla, the side from Madrid were on a 41-match unbeaten run. Zinedine Zidane took control following the…

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The Big Analysis: Milan vs Juventus

In the 1980s through to the mid-2000s, AC Milan were undoubtedly one of the marquee names in world football. Since those halcyon days under coaches of the calibre of Arrigo Sacchi, Fabio Capello and Carlo Ancelotti, the quality of football from the Rossoneri has dropped almost as quickly as their league position. A recruitment strategy…

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The Big Analysis: Wolfsburg vs Mainz

With both Wolfsburg and Mainz harbouring realistic European ambitions for this season, having finished eighth and sixth last season respectively, the match between these two teams at the Volkswagen Arena was a great opportunity for one of them to set down a real marker after very mixed – and in the case of the home…

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The Big Analysis: Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid

“La BBC contra el Muro Amarillo,” ran Tuesday’s front page headline in Madrid’s football newspaper, Marca. Translated as, “the BBC (Bale, Benzema and Cristiano) against the Yellow Wall,” the paper focused on the challenge posed to Real Madrid’s superstars at Signal-Iduna Park in Westphalia, Germany. The Yellow Wall describes the 25,000 capacity grandstand behind the goal…

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The Big Analysis: Burnley vs Watford

Monday night saw Sean Dyche take on his former team in Watford. Watford have been in fine form in recent weeks, impressing against a poor Manchester United side and beating West Ham in extraordinary circumstances – coming back from 2-0 down to win 4-2. So the 1,400 travelling Watford fans were in high spirits before…

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