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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 [...]

Manchester Derby To Be Played In Houston

The first Manchester derby on foreign soil will be held in Houston this summer. Manchester United and Manchester City will do battle at the NRG Stadium in Texas on July 20 as part of this year’s International Champions Cup. Buy Tickets It will be the second attempt for the rivals to do battle on foreign [...]

Klopp Beats Everton Again

Jurgen Klopp set a new record following Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Everton, becoming the first Reds manager to win his first three Merseyside derbies. Goals from Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi helped Klopp’s team to a convincing victory at Anfield which strengthened their hopes of securing Champions League football next season. Matthew Pennington’s [...]

Derby d’Italia: Juventus 1 Inter Milan 0

Juventus moved six points clear at the top of Serie A as Juan Cuadrado’s thunderbolt secured a nervy 1-0 home victory over Inter in the Derby d’Italia. With title rivals Roma not playing until Tuesday, the champions took full advantage and Cuadrado’s marvellous goal provided the perfect response to second-placed Napoli’s 7-1 thrashing of Bologna [...]

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 [...]

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur Rivalry

The football rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur is one fueled by both neighborhood and team pride. Known as the North London derby, this competition is one defined by aggressive, passionate play on the pitch and loyal, loud fans in the stands. The two venues where these teams play, Emirates Stadium for Arsenal plays and [...]

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 [...]

Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 Rivalry

The Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 rivalry is known as the Revierderby, translated the “territory,” or the Ruhr derby. The Ruhr reference is associated with the region of Germany in which both teams are located, which is North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The two football clubs first met on 3 May 1925. BVB had been in existence [...]