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As Spurs were unceremoniously sent crashing out of this season’s UEFA Champions League, there were comments circulating on social media suggesting that Jose Mourinho is “finished”. It’s a sentiment that is perhaps a little too strong at this point, but there’s little doubt that the two-time European champion faces a difficult task in proving that… Continue reading >

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If last season’s fight to finish fourth in the Premier League was dramatic, the race for Champions League qualification this season may be even more so. With Man City and Liverpool dominating the league throughout 2018/19, and Spurs sitting comfortably in third for much of the season, the battle for the final spot was contested… Continue reading >

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Even for regular match-attending football fans, there are some games that generate a particular buzz. Liverpool v Roma in 2001 was one such game. Aside from playing one of the best teams in Europe, some of the excitement undoubtedly stemmed from a view that the match represented a return for Liverpool to the really big… Continue reading >

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For the 32 clubs involved, the UEFA Champions League group stage draw is perhaps the most anticipated date of the football calendar not to involve an actual football. It’s an occasion when each club learns who they’ll face in the first stage of a competition on which so much importance is placed – not only… Continue reading >

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Given the quartet of Champions League semi-finalists, there was never any doubt that the draw would create two mouth-watering ties. Rarely, if ever in the Champions League era, has the last four been made up of such giants of European football, all of whom could achieve a domestic championship and European cup double – with… Continue reading >