1. UEFA Champions League: Best XI After the Semi-Final 2nd Legs

    The 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stages started with 32 clubs from across Europe. Those were eventually halved to 16, then to eight and then to four...

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  2. UEFA Champions League: Best XI After the Semi-Final 1st Legs

    It is frequently cited that knockout-stage football is a lottery. Moreover, once the UEFA Champions League reaches the final four, one cannot be certain which two clubs will earn places in the final...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 3 months ago 20,969 reads 0 comments

  3. UEFA Champions League: 20 Best Players After the Quarter-Final 2nd Legs

    Perhaps the second legs were unnecessary. Every club with an advantage from the UEFA Champions League quarter-final's first legs proceeded to win their respective ties, but not without some level of stress...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 3 months ago 15,910 reads 0 comments

  4. UEFA Champions League: 20 Best Players After the Quarter-Final 1st Leg

    Perhaps this was the best UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw ever. For those interested in fairy tales: Leicester City vs. Atletico Madrid. For the footballing purists: Borussia Dortmund vs...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 3 months ago 17,206 reads 0 comments

  5. UEFA Champions League 100: Ranking the Top Players Ahead of Last 8

    Words can do the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League's round of 16 little justice. From Barcelona's epic comeback over Paris Saint-Germain, to Leicester City upsetting Sevilla, to Manchester ...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 4 months ago 32,231 reads 0 comments

  6. UEFA Champions League 100: Ranking the Top Players After Round of 16's 1st Leg

    After an enthralling set of opening first-leg matches in the Champions League's round of 16, we are spoiled to have another 90 minutes (and perhaps more) on offer...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 5 months ago 6,605 reads 0 comments

  7. UEFA Champions League 250: Ranking the Top Footballers After the Group Stage

    Out goes the group stage, and in comes the knockout stages. The Champions League's last-16 draw offered some mouthwatering ties, with several of Europe's top clubs locking horns ...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 5 months ago 23,737 reads 0 comments

  8. UEFA Champions League 250: Ranking the Top 250 Footballers After Matchday 5

    With one gameweek left in the UEFA Champions League group stage, 12 teams have qualified for the knockout phase. With four spots left, including a handful of UEFA Europa League spots, Matchday 6 should be an eventful round...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 8 months ago 13,966 reads 14 comments

  9. UEFA Champions League 250: Ranking the Top 250 Footballers After Matchday 4

    Crossing the halfway point of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage, the tables have taken shape. A handful of clubs have advanced to the knockout stages, some have been eliminated ...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 8 months ago 8,885 reads 10 comments

  10. UEFA Champions League 250: Ranking the Top 250 Footballers After Matchday 3

    With the UEFA Champions League group stage approaching Matchday 4, each club has played every other team in their group...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 9 months ago 18,124 reads 18 comments

  11. UEFA Champions League 250: Ranking the Top 250 Footballers After Matchday 2

    As the UEFA Champions League group stage enters its third week, many of the world's best footballers—just returned from an intense international break—are awaiting Europe's pre-eminent competition to recommence...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 9 months ago 11,199 reads 24 comments

  12. UEFA Champions League 250: Ranking the Top 250 Footballers After Matchday 1

    Who is the UEFA Champions League’s best footballer? One might have an overall answer such as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but what about from week to week? Sometimes top footballers have off games...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 10 months ago 13,279 reads 25 comments

  13. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 20 Strikers

    Goals are the lifeblood of football. They are the primary objective of every team and every manager. No silverware is lifted without a productive offensive structure. The main members in those systems are strikers...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 33,611 reads 75 comments

  14. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 30 Forwards

    Forwards can be defined in several ways. One might see them as goalscoring wingers, another as footballers capable of playing winger and supporting striker, while others still might have an idea somewhere in the middle...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 30,323 reads 84 comments

  15. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 30 Attacking Midfielders and Wingers

    Tasked with breaking down defences and creating chances for forwards, strikers or themselves, attacking midfielders and wingers are the individuals who pick locks...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 53,458 reads 83 comments

  16. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 30 Central Midfielders

    Midfield is perhaps football's most important territory. Without its control, one's tactics and game plans can be thrown in the nearest rubbish bin. Central midfielders, therefore, are the heartbeats of their respective squads...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 54,019 reads 125 comments

  17. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 30 Centre-Backs

    Centre-backs are anchors of any successful club. Pillars of stability and often the extension of their manager's tactics, quality central defenders are the foundation for title-winning and/or cup-winning sides...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 29,959 reads 55 comments

  18. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 20 Right-Backs

    Full-back is rapidly becoming one of football's premium positions. Frequently used as outlets and not pinned down to just defending, full-backs who play up-and-down roles are ideal for the game's current climate...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 61,818 reads 45 comments

  19. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 20 Left-Backs

    Full-backs have evolved into one of football's key positions. A frequent outlet—not held to defending—their offensive-and-defensive, up-and-down roles are perfect in the modern game...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 65,942 reads 95 comments

  20. UEFA Euro 2016, B/R 200: Top 20 Goalkeepers

    Goalkeepers are eccentric, temperamental characters. Often training by themselves, not really considered actual "footballers"—in the sense their primary function is using hands—they lead an interesting existence...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 30,800 reads 79 comments

  21. Barcelona Must Beat Granada; If Not for La Liga's Crown, to Avoid Embarrassment

    Barcelona have to win. There is no other option, no other choice, they must simply win. Atletico Madrid have fallen from La Liga's title race, maybe their UEFA Champions League duties were too much to handle...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 8,179 reads 67 comments

  22. Is John Terry Leaving Chelsea the Correct Decision?

    For Chelsea supporters, John Terry leaving their club hurts. Badly. In the past 30 months, the club has said goodbye to Ashley Cole, Michael Essien, Frank Lampard , Didier ...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 3,628 reads 44 comments

  23. Weekly Why: The Romanticism of 4th Place, Mascots and Radamel Falcao's Future

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's Weekly Why, a place where we discuss world football's biggest questions that may go neglected and/or avoided. Ranging from the jovial to the melancholic, no subject matter is deemed off-limits...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 6,635 reads 19 comments

  24. Does European Football Suffer Without Having AC Milan?

    One route to AC Milan 's European football ambitions was shutdown this weekend. Four points behind fifth-place Fiorentina , the Italian giants (in brand recognition anyway) cannot reach the top five with one match remaining in Serie A...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 7,209 reads 31 comments

  25. Does Reaching the UEFA Champions League Final Secure Zinedine Zidane's Tenure?

    When managers take over midseason, it's not always clear what the expectations are. Sometimes, it's not even clear if the newly appointed boss is a permanent hire—for every Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool , there's a Gary Neville at Valencia...

    Daniel Tiluk Written by Daniel Tiluk about 1 year ago 6,978 reads 25 comments