Antoine Griezmann’s Difficult Decision With Atletico Madrid

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From Last Word On Football, Roy Emanuel Life and football can often follow similar paths, with major decisions laying the foundation for success and failure. In the case of French forward Antoine Griezmann, his choice to remain with Atletico Madrid this summer may have a massive impact across Europe. Griezmann recently announced that he will […] READ MORE


Atlético Madrid Will be a Force to be Reckoned With in the Champions League

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Following their 1-0 win against Bayern Munich at the Vicente Calderon, Atlético Madrid are three points clear at the top of Champions League Group D. The genius that is Diego Simeone has his team performing at a high level which is due in no small part to the style which he has implemented after taking over as manager. […] READ MORE



Atlético Madrid's Tactical Brilliance

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‘The other’ Madrid-based team have reached yet another Champions League final in four years. Whilst the usual financial giants continue to lurk around the top of every single league and international competition, Diego Simeone has busted down the door at the top of this elite club and intend to stay there. With an iconic style […] READ MORE


How Bayern Munich can beat Atlético

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Last week, Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid came up with another fantastic performance against yet another European Giant. Though the plan wasn’t the exact same, ‘Cholo’s’ tactics worked to the same devastating effect against Pep Guardiola and his possession-based system. The result wasn’t an awful one for the Bavarian club, but they failed to grab the […] READ MORE


A European Football Review – April 18

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Last week’s European action was the subject of some of the most highly rated and exciting action in the world of football. Between Champions league and Europa League games, fans were subjected to some of the best games of the year. Whether it be a tactical masterclass or simply a thrilling game encompassing rich narrative, there […] READ MORE


Chelsea Should Look to Diego Simeone

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Moments earlier, Thibaut Courtois had made a stunning save to keep the score level at 1-1. At the other end, after dusting himself down in front of the Matthew Harding Stand, Diego Costa began his run up and placed a masterful spot kick high into the roof of the net; this was the moment Chelsea […] READ MORE


The Rise of Atlético Madrid

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Between 1996 and 2014, when Atlético Madrid won La Liga for the ninth and tenth times respectively, Barcelona and Real Madrid dominated Spanish football. In that time Spain’s two most successful clubs amassed fifteen league titles and a staggering seven Champions Leagues between them, with some of the greatest players ever to have played the […] READ MORE


Brazil: A force to be reckoned with once more

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Last July, after being humiliated by the no nonsense, ever efficient Germans, the Brazilian people found themselves disillusioned and highly perplexed. Much to their dismay, they were forced to accept one harsh truth – it was time for some deep soul searching: the samba-infused, South American kind. Eight months on, the soul searching complete, the […] READ MORE


Manuel Pellegrini: Stick or Twist?

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Little has gone Manchester City’s way recently. They lost to Burnley; barring a miracle they will be out of the Champions League; they are an almost insurmountable number of points behind Chelsea in the Premier League; they have no chance of silverware; they have lost three out of their last ten matches in all competitions; […] READ MORE