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Author: Samarth Parekh

A Review of the UCL at the Halfway Mark

Reading Time: 5 minutesWith the international break in progress and just some time before club football returns, most importantly the UCL, it’s important to look at what has happened so far in this season’s UCL. Here’s a breakdown of each group and their current standings and performances halfway through the group stage. Group A – Bayern, Atletico, Lokomotiv, RB Salzburg At the start of the draw, Bayern were favorites to top the group, with Atletico coming second and possibly threatening Bayern. Halfway through, Bayern are still favorites to top the group as they have dominated their opponents, and Atletico...

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The Top Three UCL Matchups To Watch This Season

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the ’20 / ’21 UCL group stage draw having taken place, it’s time to look at the hottest fixtures and matchups happening in this season’s Champions League. Chelsea-Sevilla: Chelsea have come off a historic summer spending spree, as they brought in high-class players in Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, and several others. Spending over 200 million to improve their team, which already had American superstar Christian Pulisic and World-Cup winning defensive-mid N’Golo Kanté, Chelsea will be hoping to move past the 7-1 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich in last...

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The Effect of MLS Expansion on the Economy

Reading Time: 3 minutesWith the latest transfers of Matuidi and Higuain to Inter Miami, the MLS is looking to continually expand their brand and the league. These players were just two new additions to the list of incredible European talent coming to play overseas in America. This list includes the likes of Wayne Rooney, Thierry Henry, David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and many more. Besides the MLS being a great league for past-prime to come and have fun, the MLS has proven to be of economic interest for states and the US as a whole. In the past few years,...

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Why Messi Would Fail At Manchester City: An In-Depth Analysis

Reading Time: 6 minutesWith a 700 million release clause and the official La Liga board declaring that the price must be met for Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona, even Manchester City will have to reconsider buying the superstar. Since the release of the news that Messi is very likely to leave the Catalans, many believe that Messi should reunite with his old boss, and once again dominate Europe. Many have even set out to make formations and tactics for the new Manchester City, but in such a hurry, people are simply overlooking the controversial, yet simple, fact that Messi...

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MS Dhoni Announces Retirement from International Cricket

Reading Time: 2 minutesAugust 15, 2020, at 7:29 IST, marked the end of one of the most illustrious careers in cricket history. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, aka “Captain Cool”, finally announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket after 16 years. Having conquered all major trophies across all formats, including the T20 World Cup and the ICC World Cup, along with the Champions Trophy and the IPL trophy. Coming from the mining state of Jharkhand, India, Dhoni was a keeper-batsman coming out of the Bihar state team. He would not make the U19 World Cup, but just a few...

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