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European Super League Officially Announced

European Super League

The idea of a European Super League has been rumored for years. But on Sunday those rumors became reality when twelve of Europe’s top clubs announced they were launching a breakaway Super League.

AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as founding clubs.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said:

“We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires.”

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Madrid Derby Ends Up Even

Madrid Derby

Karim Benzema scored a late equalizer as Real Madrid prevented city rivals Atletico Madrid from moving five points clear at the top of La Liga.

France striker Benzema who missed two really good chances earlier in the game, cancelled out Luis Suarez first half goal

Atletico had the chance to effectively knock Real out of the title race but, like in the 2014 Champions League final, let in a late goal against their bitter city rivals which changed the whole picture.

From an eight-point lead on Real with a game in hand, which would have felt unassailable, to just five points and a sense of regret gnawing away at them.

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Liverpool Aim To Have Highest Revenue In World Football

The Kop Anfield Stadium Liverpool FC

Liverpool are slowly putting the steps in motion to create a long-term blueprint which will see their revenue rival that of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Often praised for their shrewd business off the field, Liverpool have emerged as one of the fastest growing football clubs in the world when it comes to monetary terms.

And now the Merseyside club have plans in place to emulate the world leaders Madrid and Barca when it comes to boosting profits and maximizing their brand, and aim to storm past Manchester United in the process.

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Winners And Losers From January Transfer Window

January Transfer Window

Another January transfer window has come and gone. This one though lacked the fireworks of previous windows due to the ongoing impact that COVID-19 is having on the finances of football clubs around the world.

The lack of money does not mean that some clubs improved themselves during the window, while the lack of activity was a nightmare for some.

Here is a look at the winners and losers from the past month of transfer business

January Transfers Winners
Arsenal
Both on and off the pitch, things are looking a lot rosier at Arsenal now than they did just over a month ago.

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COVID Expected To Cost Football Clubs Over €5B This Season

Lost Revenue Due To COVID

An eye-watering £4.5billion loss is expected to be suffered across Europe’s top six leagues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from KMPG.

The international audit company have compiled an in-depth study into the effects the ongoing Covid-19 chaos caused last season, with particular focus given to the 2020/21 champions of the major European divisions.

All six champions, Real Madrid, Juventus, Liverpool, Porto, PSG and Bayern Munich, saw a decrease in operating revenues with estimated losses in that department across those six divisions reaching -€5B.

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Zidane Refuses To Commit Future To Real Madrid

Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has admitted there is growing uncertainty over his future as manager of Real Madrid because the job ‘takes a lot out of you’.

The Frenchman, who is in his second stint in charge of Real, revealed that he will not be discussing a contract extension any time soon, with his current deal set to expire in 2022.

Zidane first took the hot seat at the Bernabeu in 2016 and resigned two years later in 2018 before returning to the Spanish club the following year.

He has remained coy when questioned over his future at Madrid as he admitted the job can be a stressful one.

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La Liga Slashes Barcelona’s Wage Cap By Almost 300m

La Liga Wage Cap 2020

La Liga has reduced Barcelona’s wage cap from €671 million last season to €382.7m this season, a fall of €288.3m in the wake of the financial pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barcelona will have nearly €383 million to spend on salaries, compared to €671 million euros last season. Madrid has the biggest cap this season at €468 million, down from €641 million euros a year ago, while Atletico Madrid are at €252.7m from €384.5m.

The wage caps that La Liga have imposed on other clubs include Sevilla at €186 million, Villarreal €145 million and Valencia at €103 million euros. Promoted Elche will have the smallest salary cap at €34 million euros ($40 million).

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Zidane Offers ‘No Excuses’ After Real Madrid Lose To Cadiz

Zidane Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane admitted Real Madrid could have conceded two or three goals in a nightmare first-half display against Cadiz that contributed to their shock 1-0 loss at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Liga new boys picked up their third win of the season at the expense of the reigning champions, going joint-top of the league in the process.

A single goal from Anthony Lozano after 16 minutes was enough to sink Zidane’s charges, who went into the weekend’s fixtures as sole leaders in Spain but now share the summit with Cadiz, Granada and Malaga.

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La Liga Fixtures Released

La Liga Fixtures

The La Liga fixtures for the 2020-21 Spanish football season has been confirmed less than a fortnight before the competition gets underway.

The league season will get underway on the weekend of 12-13 September with the final round of fixtures to be concluded on 23 May, ahead of the scheduled European Championships next summer.

There are a number of caveats involved though with not every team in Spain’s top-flight beginning that early due to staggered end dates for the 2019/20 season.

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Real Madrid Go Top Of La Liga

Courtois Real Madrid

Real Madrid went to the top of La Liga thanks to a hard-fought victory at Real Sociedad over the weekend.

Zinedine Zidane’s side are level on points with Barca, who drew 0-0 with Sevilla on Friday, but go top because of their superior head-to-head record.

Sergio Ramos’ penalty after the lively Vinicius Jr was fouled gave the visitors the lead. Karim Benzema doubled their advantage before Mikel Merino’s strike set up a tense finale.