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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has given up hope of winning the Premier League title following his side’s 2-1 by arch-rivals City at Old Trafford on Sunday. Two goals, that had their whit of fortune, from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi was enough to win the Manchester derby after Marcus Rashford had levelled for the [...]

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp disputed the decision to award Everton a penalty which led to their equaliser in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Anfield. Liverpool were denied three points as Wayne Rooney’s 77th-minute spot kick cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s first-half opener. The Liverpool technical bench were incensed when referee Craig Pawson pointed to the spot for [...]

Handanovic Stars As Inter Get Point In Turin

Inter remain in top spot in Serie A after holding Juventus to a goalless draw in Turin on Saturday night and then seeing Napoli held to the same score at home to Fiorentina on Sunday. Inter left Turin with a point due to the heroics of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, who single-handily kept Inter in the [...]

There will be no half measures, no excuses and no blandishment. On Saturday, it is all or nothing for Borussia Dortmund and Peter Bosz. On Saturday, Dortmund host arch rivals Schalke in the Bundesliga. Even in normal times, such a fixture is highly anticipated, highly pressurised. On this occasion, with Dortmund in a downward spiral [...]

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez want to stay at the club despite both players being out of contract in the summer. Sanchez scored in the Gunners’ 2-0 win over north London rivals Tottenham on Saturday, while Ozil was named man of the match. “I am convinced they love the club [...]

Derby della Madonnina Talking Points

The season’s first Derby della Madonnina promises fireworks as the underwhelming Rossoneri take on Inter Milan at the San Siro on Monday morning. Luciano Spaletti has taken Inter under his wing and up the Serie A table with a fantastic start to their campaign. Inter are sitting third and seven points clear of their bitter [...]

It is the biggest match of any Premier League season, and with both involved in the race for the Premier League top four, Manchester United vs Liverpool on Sunday has plenty riding on it. Their meeting at Anfield earlier in the season was a dull drab goalless draw. And fans of both sides, as well [...]

The Olympique Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain football rivalry is known by two names, Le Classique and the Derby de France. This is not a rivalry born from proximity, as many are. The two teams are located in cities in different regions of France. It is, instead, a social and cultural rivalry, as Olympique Marseille represents [...]

Arsenal v Chelsea Rivalry

The football rivalry between Arsenal and Chelsea is an intercity one, as both clubs are located in London. Chelsea’s home pitch is Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal’s is Emirates Stadium. This is more of a fan-based rivalry than a team induced one. The competitive nature of the fixtures involving the Gunners and the Blues became more [...]

Der Klassiker Ends Scoreless

Bayern Munich took a huge step toward an unprecedented fourth successive Bundesliga title with a hard-fought scoreless draw at closest rival Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. It was the first 0-0 draw in 26 competitive meetings between the rivals. Bayern midfielder Arturo Vidal came closest to scoring for either side in the 65th minute when Dortmund [...]