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Champions League 2019-20: Tournament in Review

Reading Time: 2 minutesEnding in a win for Bayern Munich against Paris Saint-Germain, and therefore securing their second European treble, this UCL season truly had it all. Upsets, big stars, dark horses, and disappointments was all in store this past season. What made this year so great exactly: Football that highlighted raw talent and excitement all the way through. What better way to end the season than with a final that surely lived up to the hype, especially after last year’s lackluster matchup between Liverpool and Tottenham. Bayern did not cave, and because of that, kept good form until Kingsley...

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Barcelona Have Hit Rock Bottom: The Steep Road

Reading Time: 2 minutesLast Friday, Spanish-side Barcelona have finally reached rock bottom, conceding eight goals in 90 minutes to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter finals.  This leaves manager Quique Setien to suffer from the same fate Ernesto Valverde did only in January: a sacking. Despite Valverde winning a few trophies, neither carried on the Barcelona name.  To the trained eye, it has been a long time coming. There have been a few tell-tale moments in Barca’s downfall within the past two years. One of the first moments was the horrendous loss to Roma in the second leg...

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UCL Round of 16 Preview and Prediction: Remaining 4 Matchups

Reading Time: 4 minutesWith less than three weeks left before the restart of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, here is a breakdown of the big four matchups: Juventus vs Lyon With crowd noise and impact out of the question, it will be an even playing field in terms of the game setting. However, the game will be very intense as Lyon lead 1-0 on aggregate. Juventus, who do not have an away goal advantage, will have to keep a clean sheet in Turin. But, this may prove to be a daunting task, even for Juve’s backline. With...

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What The Manchester City Ruling Means For European Football

Reading Time: 2 minutesRecently, Manchester City had their two-year Champions league ban reversed. Originally, the ban came as Manchester City was accused, and largely thought to be guilty, of breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules. The main rule in question was the mandate that all teams must break even on the season. Man City was said to have manipulated contracts and agents to reduce their said spending, allowing them to spend more and still “break-even”.  Upon receiving their ban, they almost immediately appealed, hiring very skilled lawyers in the process. The final outcome was $12.5 million dollars in fines,...

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What Manchester City’s Ban Means for their Future

Reading Time: 3 minutesUnbelievable. Remarkable. Unfathomable. These sum up the emotions that permeated through the minds of football fans all around the globe yesterday around 1:15 eastern time when news broke that would change the landscape of the game for years. Manchester City, back-to-back champions of England, and world powerhouse, have been banned from the Champions League for 2 years and were fined 30 million Euros.  While we do not yet have all of the information on the exact particulars of the violations they’re accused of, we do know that they are being accused of being found to have...

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