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Month: May 2021

Chelsea Champions League final winners

Champions League final – Chelsea reign supreme

When Antonio Mateu Lahoz sounded the final of three sharp shrills through the whistle between his puckered lips, there was undeniable poetry in Portugal. Plenty many callbacks as Chelsea won the Champions League. The dark blue entourage raced out towards their 6,000 traveling fans. Endearing and tear provoking. Fans and players no more separated by pandemic and TV screens. But in togetherness in the stadium. A togetherness that funnily remind of a strange night in …

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Champions League final: England in Europe

And so here we are, at the end of the season, watching an English tussle on the biggest of European stages, the UEFA Champions League final. Saturday’s encounter will be the fifth all-English European final. The first such matchup was way back in 1972. Tottenham beat Wolves and won the inaugural UEFA Cup (later rebranded as UEFA Europa League). The latest occurrence was in the 2018-19 season, when there were not one. but two all-English …

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Europa League Final

Europa League final – a game of distant familiarity

Jose Mourinho. Mauricio Pochettino. Frank Lampard. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. That would be the precise order in which these managers would be ranked one year ago. Solskjaer’s name would be promptly bellowed if asked who would get the sack first. Yet, here we are. At the end of football’s strangest season and only one of the four is still a Premier League manager. Perhaps the jury is still out on him. Maybe the Europa League final …

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Lille

Lille spring a surprise charge

Oh, Lille. Since Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) took over Paris Saint-Germain back in 2011, PSG have only failed to win the Ligue 1 title twice. The first time was in 2011-12. An Olivier Giroud-powered Montpellier won the title. But, PSG were just finding their feet then. The second time was back in 2016-17. This time, a simply sensational Monaco side pipped them. That was a fantastic Monaco squad, with the likes of Danijel Subasic, Fabinho, …

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Ligue 1 title race

Ligue 1 title race – Lille will, PSG will not

PSG do not hold the keys to unlock the Ligue 1 title race. Read that again. Let it sink in. Let us remind you – we are in 2021. Pinch yourselves perhaps. It is Lille who are now champions elect in France. In the so-called farmers league no less. Lille Olympique Sporting Club have one hand on the elusive Ligue 1 trophy. The football club from the northern most region of France has been mostly …

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