1. La Liga Team for Weekend of October 17-20

    The international week granted La Liga sides time to reassess their objectives and hopes for the 2014-15 season after the initial seven gameweeks , but Spain's top flight returned ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 1,935 reads 3 comments

  2. Valencia Have the Depth and Quality to Recover from Defeat and Claim Top-4 Spot

    Valencia had made an impressive start to the 2013-14 La Liga season, finding themselves in the top three up until their most recent fixture, but a heavy 3-0 defeat away to relegation-zone side Deportivo La Coruna has halted their progress for now.

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  3. Top 10 Performances from Around the World for Weekend of Oct 17-19

    The first weekend back with club football after the recent international break has brought with it all sorts of large scorelines, impressive performances and big results from the major leagues around the globe...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 6,289 reads 7 comments

  4. Who Is Hot and Who Is Not in World Football After Weekend of Oct. 17-19?

    As domestic football returned over the weekend after the most recent international break, a host of big performances and results around Europe and beyond captured the attention of ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 9,313 reads 3 comments

  5. Tracking Performances of Real Madrid, Barcelona Superstars After Weekend Oct. 18

    Barcelona and Real Madrid occupy two of the top three places in Spain's La Liga standings again this weekend, after both picked up a comfortable three points from their matches in game week eight...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 11,028 reads 59 comments

  6. 5 Biggest Blunders in World Football This Weekend of October 17-19

    Another weekend has come and gone in the world of football, with domestic action once more on the scene after the recent international break...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 7,192 reads 10 comments

  7. Liverpool Must Accept Fortune, Learn Lessons and Make Big Calls to Stay in Top 4

    LOFTUS ROAD, LONDON — Liverpool endured a nightmare 45 minutes against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, before a partly improved roller-coaster second half saw them ...

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  8. Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea: Winners and Losers from Premier League Game

    Chelsea went back to five points clear at the top of the Premier League after a routine 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 16,195 reads 30 comments

  9. Manchester City vs. Tottenham: Winners and Losers from Premier League Game

    Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 in the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon's early kick-off—but the scoreline barely tells the story of a game that featured significant contributions from both teams...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 8,559 reads 22 comments

  10. Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea: Live Score, Highlights from Premier League Game

    Selhurst Park, Premier League Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea (FT) Oscar 6', Cesc 51', Fraizer Campbell 89'. —Azpilicueta sent-off 40', Delaney sent-off 42'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 18,921 reads 74 comments

  11. Manchester City vs. Tottenham: Live Score, Highlights from Premier League Game

    Etihad Stadium, Premier League Manchester City 4-1 Tottenham Hotspur (FT) Sergio Aguero 13', Christian Eriksen 14', Sergio Aguero penalty 19', Sergio Aguero penalty 67', Sergio Aguero 75'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 12,393 reads 47 comments

  12. Ilkay Gundogan's Return Boosts Dortmund, but Restoring Form Will Take Time

    After 15 months out with injury, Borussia Dortmund are set to finally welcome Ilkay Gundogan back into the first-team fold this weekend when they face Koln in the Bundesliga ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 5,524 reads 13 comments

  13. 10 Players to Watch in World Football This Weekend of October 17-19

    As domestic action clicks back into gear this weekend, it's time to cast our eyes and minds forward to see which individual players bear close attention in the upcoming matches...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 4,895 reads 6 comments

  14. 10 Key Battles in World Football for Weekend of October 17-19

    The international break is over and domestic action is upon us once more. As fans and players alike turn their attentions to their respective domestic leagues, it's time for us to ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 6,783 reads 9 comments

  15. State of Play: Analysis of the Euro 2016 Qualifiers After October Matches

    The 2016 European Championships qualifiers stepped up a notch or two over the past week, as the international break took most teams up to Matchday 3 in their respective groups...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 8,570 reads 10 comments

  16. Only Pep Guardiola's Own Rivals Can Deny Bayern Munich Champions League Title

    After a handful of close calls, including a final defeat on their own turf to Chelsea in 2012, Bayern Munich finally landed their fifth European Cup/Champions League title when Jupp Heynckes steered them to treble glory in 2013...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 13,775 reads 123 comments

  17. Hot Seat Watch for World Football Players, Coaches After Week of October 9-14

    As most of the world prepares to re-focus on domestic action, we take a last look back at the recent international break and cast our eye over those whose performances, decisions or ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 18,941 reads 11 comments

  18. What Has Gone Wrong for World Cup Semi-Finalists Netherlands Under Guus Hiddink?

    Netherlands are one of the most iconic nations around when it comes to international football tournaments: blazing orange shirts, raucous fans and a litany of top-class players who ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 4,540 reads 16 comments

  19. Japan vs. Brazil: Winners and Losers from International Friendly

    Brazil's latest prestigious international friendly ended up in a 4-0 demolition of Japan in Singapore on Tuesday, with new boss Dunga enjoying another win to back up the victory over Argentina at the weekend...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 5,559 reads 10 comments

  20. Tottenham Must Move on from Past to Succeed Under Mauricio Pochettino

    Tottenham Hotspur were criticised in some quarters last season for twin reasons: Failing to secure a top-four finish in the wake of a big summer spend, and also for rushing through ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 1,678 reads 5 comments

  21. Japan vs. Brazil: Live Score, Highlights from International Friendly

    Stadium of Singapore, International Friendly Japan 0-4 Brazil (FT) Neymar 18', 47', 77', 81'. Lineups: JPN— Kawashima; Sakai, Shiotani, Morishige, Ota; Tanaka, Taguchi, Shibasaki; Morioka, Kobayashi, Okazaki...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 11,977 reads 11 comments

  22. Gareth Bale Can Make History by Helping Wales Reach Euro 2016

    Wales have not qualified for a major football finals since the 1958 FIFA World Cup and are not generally considered to be a side to worry about, but two factors have come together ...

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  23. Who Is Hot and Who Is Not in World Football After Weekend of October 9-12

    The international break in world football is almost over, but it has once more brought us a host of storylines with teams, players and managers claiming big results, notable performances and column inches...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 29,502 reads 17 comments

  24. Top 10 Performances from Around the World for Weekend of October 9-12

    We've been treated to a weekend of international matches over the past few days, as major domestic action takes a brief respite in the world of football...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 14,882 reads 13 comments

  25. 10 Biggest Blunders in World Football This Weekend

    We've been stuck in international mode this week as domestic action takes a back-seat around the world of football—but fear not, fans of hilarious on-pitch scenes and moments of madness...

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