his past week, history was again re-written in the beautiful game, as Lionel Messi became the first and only player to every win 7 Ballon d’Ors in the stretch of a career. The Argentine pipped Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and Italian Euro Winner Jorginho Frello to lift the Golden Ball…

The summer transfer window in the European pre-season of 2021–22 was one of the biggest seen in recent years. The biggest news to break was perhaps the transfer of two of the greatest attacking footballers seen- Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to Paris Saint Germain and Manchester United respectively. …

Football has to change and adapt. We have to analyse why young people, 16-to-24-year-olds, 40% of them aren’t interested in football.”

As Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was quoted saying this in response to the Super League outbreak, there was a divided opinion amongst fans about it.

It didn’t go well with the idea of creating a new league exclusively for the giant clubs purely based on financial incentives. …

INTRODUCTION

Manchester City take on their famed opponents Chelsea in the final match of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League competition on 29 May 2021, Saturday at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal. The Cityzens from Manchester have been designated as the home team for this occasion and one can safely assume that they will also enter it as favourites. However, it has to be noted that quite recently, in the English Premier League competition as well as the FA Cup, Chelsea had unceremoniously defeated Manchester City. In the former, Chelsea went ahead by a 2–1 scoreline while in the latter, they beat them 1–0. This will remain in the collective memory of Manchester City and their fans and ensure that they do not take this encounter lightly at all. The visiting side Chelsea, who are very good at reading situations and converting them into their favour, can take hope from the fact that Manchester City have never played in a Champions League final before.

However, there is very little to suggest that Pep Guardiola’s Blues from Manchester are going to be daunted by the fact that this is going to be their first time in a major European final. Of course, Manchester City have tasted European glory by winning the 1969–1970 UEFA Cup Winners…

It’s the curse of the 21st century. Nothing is personal anymore, nor about passion. Everything is a business. Well, our beautiful game hasn’t been spared from this cruelty either. Football has become a money minting business after all. Though this has had it’s benefits too, with club managements investing heavily…

FC Barcelona have fallen hard from the mighty heights that they had once occupied. They crashed out of the UEFA Champions League competition after drawing 1–1 to Paris Saint Germain in the round of sixteen stage. In the first leg of the selfsame encounter, they were beaten 1–4 by the…

Aigar Shilvan

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