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Champions League: Leicester’s time to shine?

Leicester shocked the world last year by winning the EPL title and now it is time to see what they can do in European competition against some of the best teams from the continent. Leicester has done a great job of keeping their best players-Vardy and Mahrez-with the club and not giving into the temptation of selling them. The sale of Kante, however; could potentially hurt The Foxes because he…

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Champions League: Bale, Benz & Ronaldo will be too much

The reigning champions will of course be looking to repeat, as any team of Real Madrid’s stature would. Madrid’s main man, Ronaldo is back, like the team will actually need him with the talent that they can put out. Bale and Benzema will be relied on heavily to carry the workload as CR7 gets back into shape. Also look out for youngster Marco Asensio, who is making a name for…

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Champions League: An even race between four quality teams

CSKA Moscow has become a regular participant in the Champions League group phase, having made the last four in a row. In terms of bringing in big name players this summer, CSKA has not done much, however; they did lose one of their best players from the last four years in Ahmed Musa, who signed for the English champions, Leicester City. Seydou Doumbia, who has been a very serviceable player…

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Champions League: Can PSV ruin the party?

Bayern may have a new manager in Carlo Ancelotti, but their ambitions remain the same-win everything possible. Bayern has not done much to their team from last year, except for adding Mats Hummels, one of the best defenders in the world. The key to success for this club will be staying healthy. They suffered plenty of injuries to key players last year and that is the main reason the team…

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Champions League: Another dog fight between Barcelona and Manchester City

Barcelona came up short last year getting ousted by Atletico Madrid, so they decided to spend money this summer once again. Barca comes in as one of the major contenders to claim the Champions League title and with the firepower they have, it is hard to bet against them. If MSN can click like they did last year, it will be very difficult to stop them. The acquisition of Umtiti…

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Champions League: Mitroglou and Jonas will carry Benfica

Mitroglou and Jonas are two scary players for teams to deal with because of the great chemistry they have together and their ability to score goals. The Benfica backline is very experienced having been here before, but there is also new blood on this team that will need to prove they are ready to play on the big stage. Fejsa has established himself as one of the best, if not…

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Champions League: No Ibra, no problem?

PSG has lost talisman Ibrahimovic to Manchester United, but even with his departure they possess a very talented team. Cavani is still there-proven goal scorer and they have added Ben Arfa, a player who was reborn last year for Nice. If PSG can defend in the group stage, they should have no problem progressing to the next stage. The real question will be if they finish first or second.  …

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New year, same result

Red Star is once again left without European competition after being bounced 4-1 on aggregate from Italian side Sassuolo. It has been nine long years since the Serbian giants have made any European competition, which is way too long for a team that once in the early 90s ruled European-even world-football.   Sassuolo was without a doubt the better team in the two ties. The Italian side has been playing…

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Ronaldo to the aid of Madeira once again

After wildfires devastated his native Madeira, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has offered to contribute financial aid to help the victims, with the forward calling the head of the regional government Miguel Albuquerque to pledge his support. There is speculation that the blaze, which started outside the capital, may have been started intentionally and the wind had seen it spread rapidly. Three people have died so far and and more than…

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The best of Summer 16

  With the BPL kicking off today (no pun intended), and other leagues getting closer and closer to kick-off, it only makes sense to look at a number of teams that have made big changes to their squads this summer.   Here are some teams that I have highlighted   Bayern Munich Mats Hummels-Borussia Dortmund Renato Sanches-Benfica -They did not do too much this summer, but there was no real…

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