Matias Antonini – Southern Brazil’s Latest Diamond

In Porto Alegre, Brazil’s most southern city, few names are whispered more than Ronaldinho. Born in its heart, arguably the most naturally gifted player to ever grace a football pitch put the place on the map, with an intoxicating mix of skill and enjoyment in his game, inspiring Barcelona, Milan and his home country to[…]

Zlatan Ibrahimović – The Serial Title Winner

This weekend Zlatan Ibrahimović scored four goals to help PSG seal the Ligue 1 title after a 9-0 demolition of Troyes. It’s the Parisians 4th league title in a row and it looks like that run will continue into the foreseeable future. It was also Zlatan’s 13th title in the past 15 seasons. This is a remarkable[…]

Napoli Prove Title Credentials Against Fellow Contenders Inter

In the eight days between Inter’s 4-0 victory over Frosinone last weekend and Monday night’s trip to Napoli, Roberto Mancini would have devoted much of his time to coming up with a strategy to stop Mauricio Sarri’s in-form outfit from scoring. After 65 seconds at the Stadio San Paolo, those plans lay in ruins. It[…]

Andrija Zivkovic: One of Europa League’s Brightest Prospects en Route to stardom

Impressive Europa League performances have made Andrija Zivkovic, the Serbian Messi as they call him, one of the hottest properties in European football this season. It never is easy to be compared with one of the greatest football players alive, and we have often seen those name tags being nothing more than mere marketing tricks.[…]

Will a Lack of Midfield Creativity Cost Inter in Serie A Title Race?

“1-0 to the Arsenal”, went the famous ditty that was regularly heard at Highbury in the mid-1990s after the Gunners had secured another narrow victory during George Graham’s tenure. It is a memorable chant, and one that fans of Internazionale may consider translating and adopting soon. Roberto Mancini’s charges sit second in the Serie A[…]

Zlatan – One of the Most Complete Footballers the Game Has Ever Seen

CNN’s Pedro Pinto, one of the best commentators in world football, spoke to Zlatan Ibrahimovi? in 2013 just before Paris Saint-Germain played Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League; a tie that the Parisians ultimately lost. Zlatan said, when asked if he was hard to work with, that when you got to know him,[…]

Talent Radar: 5 of the Worlds Most Talented Young Centre Backs

Podcasts, forums, opinion articles and talk shows almost always clash over the standards of todays defending. Are attackers simply much better than they were a decade ago when Italian Serie A sides were disappointed to let one goal in. Do attackers get the benefit of the doubt for big decisions? Or are defenders simply getting[…]

Gifted and versatile Kovacic proving his worth at Real Madrid

It was a signing that caught many people by surprise. With Gareth Bale, Isco and James Rodriguez all already vying for the No. 10 role in Rafael Benitez’s favoured 4-2-3-1 setup, the addition of another attacking midfielder did not seem like an urgent requirement for Real Madrid. Indeed, almost as soon as Croatian playmaker Mateo[…]