Heartbreak for Atalanta

Heartbreak for Atalanta, heartbreak for Bergamo, one of the worst affected cities by the coronavirus and which deserved just another moment of the joy they have been savouring all season long with their team. But today, when they had a…

Ansu Fati in the UCL

Like with Riqui Puig, age is just a number and statuses should be left aside when deciding whether or not to start someone as gifted and prepared as Ansu Fati in the Champions League. Despite being 3 years younger, Ansu…

We can’t leave Messi alone

We can’t leave Messi alone this time. The sole fact of having Leo puts us as Champions League favourites even without deserving it, but this is not enough. A functional team with Messi has a much greater advantage than a…

He is coming home

He is coming home. He is coming home. I may have to pinch myself to check this is not a dream, but Eric García is coming home! In a two-horse race for a wonderkid, one has been pulled out of…

Bayern are so talented

Bayern are so talented and complete that each position is top and they don’t have a glaring weakness in their XI. However, any small flaw should give us a glimmer of hope. Despite their super reliable centre-back duo, we could…

Semedo appreciation post

I was asked to make a Semedo appreciation post, a player which, I must confess, I don’t tend to appreciate much. It isn’t that I believe he isn’t a good player for any other team. Good right-backs are not abundant…

Bayern are going very strong

Umpteenth exhibition of dominance, attacking power, deadly finishing and talented resources as Bayern Munich beat Chelsea by 4–1 on Saturday to qualify to the Champions League quarter-finals. 7–1 on aggregate against the fourth-placed Premier League side. Bayern are going very…

The huge difference

Saturdays game was a clear reflection of our season. Effective sometimes, dull most of the times, but, especially, incredibly inconsistent. The first period was far from perfect either, but that’s enough to say that the contrast between the first half…

The brilliant news

Ironic that some of the best and worst news from yesterday’s match came in the form of substitutions. The bad news: too late and insufficient. The five-substitutes rule should help managers react when their team is suffering, need goals, or…

This is the De Jong

This is the De Jong we should be seeing more often. Not a rigid player that obediently complies with the instructions of the manager, but one that, in the frame of his role, is an artistic soul inside the collective…