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A Hector penalty in sudden death gave his side a shootout win and saw Germany into the semi-finals of the 2016 European Championship, at the expense of Italy at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, setting up a tasty encounter against either hosts France or England-demolishing Iceland. For a side that had beat Germany on 8 separate occasions at major tournaments, the Azzurri didn’t pile on too much pressure and it seemed like Germany were the better side, despite the fact that it took 65 minutes to break the deadlock.
Former England international Martin …

The 2015 Champions League final on Saturday sees both Barcelona and Juventus competing in their eighth final in this competition and with one side guaranteed to accomplish the treble this season.
Barcelona have a 4-3 record in this competition, winning their last three (2006, 2009, 2011) in an era of superstar after superstar. Luis Enrique is only in his first season in charge at Camp Nou, but now manages the best team in the world having been able to get the best out of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in …

Manchester united manager Louis Van Gaal has developed a head scratcher regarding two of the world most recognisable strikers. Which would make many automatically think that Van Gaal would be overjoyed by having this dilemma. This is strangely not the case. Following the summer ‘loan’ signing of Radamel Falcao Manchester United must have been licking there lips; a strike force of Rooney, Van Persie, Mata, and Di Maria. Throw in Falcao and United’s forward line could rival any in world football. Van Gaal’s decision to bring the Colombian international was …

Basketball and Football, two similar yet entirely different games. Same basic rules which are to score as many as you can before the end of the game, but the difference is so big you sometimes forget that they are so similar. With the obvious fact of Basketball is a ball being dribbled with hands and Football is a ball being dribbled with feet, there are other rules which make the sports almost opposites in a way. Basketball could improve the future of English football.
I believe this as if you look at …

In order for this article to work, a few things need to be said first. As a 24 year old Chelsea fan, I have witnessed the birth of a new club – in  2003 certain Russian came in and transformed the landscape at Stamford Bridge. Before the Roman Empire started it was all about the odd semi final in some odd competition that no one cares about and drawing 1-1 away to Liverpool. Since then we have seen  the club win both European competitions, win more FA cups than is …

It’s a very interesting story concerning Newcastle United. This is a fantastic football club which has massively underachieved ever since the Premier League started way back in 1992. NUFC have had and still do have the foundations of a top 6 Premier League club. The fan base is phenomenal no one can ever criticise the Geordie faithful’s support through the good times and the bad. 52,000 pack into St James’ park every game, every season. Newcastle is a football city, the people live and breathe the game. However, constantly being let down …

Bad decision after bad decision after bad decision, if this was me, I’d have been sacked a long, long time ago, but this isn’t me thankfully, this is Daniel Levy, so why oh why is he still taking £2million + in wages every year?
I’m not going to turn this into a Harry Redknapp love in but sometimes it will seem that way, firstly, If you, the reader, do something and it works, you do it again right? Whether it be taking a short cut to get to work quicker, finding an …

Two weeks, two games, two losses. In these two games both opponents nullified Barcelona’s tactics and in both games Barca couldn’t come with an answer. While a loss against a inform team like Real Madrid didn’t come as a big surprise, the loss against Celta Vigo has to worry many supporters no matter how optimistic a fan you are. It is true that Barcelona had many shots in the Celta game but the finishing was quite terrible at times. And yes Celta goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez produced some outstanding saves but …

There is a common misconception from the outside that Tottenham fans expect too much, complain all the time and don’t deserve what they have. But from the inside, it is quite the opposite.
Treated to FIFA like corruption, constantly lied to on just about every big media circus, subjected to bizarre decisions, poor communication and ultimately the most inconsistent nonsense in the one place it matters, the pitch.
The only consistency that has taken place in my most memorable years as a Spurs fan, has been the chairman.
Levy is a broken record, …

Following the controversial decision of Raheem Sterling to declare himself ‘too tired’ to start in England’s recent 1-0 victory over Estonia on Sunday evening. Is this another case of too much, too young?
In the past 18 months, the 19 year old Liverpool sensation has been making all kinds of headlines, for his remarkable performances for both club and country. Sterling was a vital part of Brendan Rodgers exciting Liverpool team which in many people’s eyes should have claimed their first league title since the 1989/90 season. By all means, playing …