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El Clasico Set To Be Played On 18 December

Barcelona’s rearranged home clash with rivals Real Madrid has finally been given a date with the Spanish giants meeting on December 18. The duo were due to go head-to-head on October 26 but the highly anticipated fixture had to be postponed due to the political protests in Catalonia. There was talk of the fixture being [...]

Back in July 2014, pre-season training was only a day old when Antonio Conte decided to quit Juventus. Three successive Serie A titles had elevated him to Pope-like status in Turin among some sections of the fan-base having already been a club legend as a player, making more than 500 appearances, winning five league titles [...]

San Siro Stadium Milan

Inter and Milan have both confirmed that they want to demolish San Siro and build a new stadium alongside it. According to La Repubblica, the idea of refurbishing the current San Siro has been shelved in favour of a joint-project, which also involves redevelopment of the surrounding area. The newspaper explains the entire project will [...]

Everton host Liverpool in the 200th Merseyside league derby on Sunday afternoon as Marco Silva’s men bid to stop their rivals taking another step towards the title. The Toffees are looking for their first victory in this fixture in eight-and-a-half years, while the visitors boast an incredible record at Goodison Park. EVERTON’S ABYSMAL RUN Eighteen. [...]

The number 19 has a lot of significance with Manchester United and Liverpool fans. United’s 19th title, in 2011, saw them overtake Liverpool and completed the famous perch job on that lot down the road. Prior to Ferguson, Liverpool were the most successful club in England, but now over the three decades since Ferguson’s arrival, [...]

What Now For Arsenal And Spurs After Derby

Arsenal versus Tottenham is one of those few rivalries that rarely disappoint and that was the case at the Emirates on Sunday. This North London derby had everything, goals, a comeback, an imminent boil-over, quality, mistakes and theatre. In the end, nobody will grudge the Gunners their 4–2 win. The game also highlighted that while [...]

Jose Mourinho described Manchester City’s quality as “untouchable” in the build-up to the Sunday’s derby, with his United side nine points behind the defending Premier League champions. City have made a stunning start to the season and are on track to defend their title under Mourinho’s old foe Pep Guardiola despite Chelsea and Liverpool’s similarly [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]