The identity according to goal kicks ↕➡

A  new rule came into play for the 2019/20 season: from this season onward, the ball did not have to leave the box on the goal kicks. This is one of the most impactful football regulation changes in recent years. Over the last seasons we’ve seen more and more teams attempting to play out of the back and now...

Is Ronaldo really not dribbling for the past 3 years?

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Cristiano Ronaldo's recent substitution at the beginning of the second half against Milan, a match where Juventus won 1-0, continues to feed the news. The Portuguese star was criticised for going straight to the dressing room, leaving the pitch allegedly with a "poker face". At the same time he is praised by his coach, Maurizio Sarri, for his "sacrifice"...

Women’s World Cup 2019 Ratings 📈

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Welcome to GoalPoint's Women's World Cup analytics. Click the results and tick icons to access the analytics infographics offered, for every WWC 2019 match, minutes after the final whistle. You can also follow our continuous social media #FIFAWWC coverage on twitter and instagram, thank you! Team & Player of the Tournament Read more about our FIFA WWC 2019 Team and Player of...

Switzerland 🆚 England | Penalties favour Three Lions 🥉

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England secured third place in the inaugural edition of UEFA Nations League, after beating Switzerland 6-5 on the penalty spots, following a goalless 120 minutes match in Guimaraes, Portugal. The British side can only blame themselves for not deciding the game before the penalties, as they missed plenty of goalscoring occasions and hit the posts three times. Raheem Sterling...

The Women’s World Cup is yours! 👧⚽️

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The "American Dream" happened in Vancouver, almost four years ago. The United States Women's National Team finally reconquered the World Cup on a sunny afternoon, beating Japan 5-2. The american champions ended a 16 year long wait and also had their "sweet revenge" versus the same opponent that handed them a major and unpredicted upset in the 2011 final,...

Premier League Team of the Season 18/19 👑

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It came down to the last match of the season, but Manchester City turned Premier League champions again with a convincing win over Brighton. Pep Guardiola celebrated another major league title, while Klopp took his Liverpool to the third highest ever point total in Premier League history to still only get second place in the table. Chelsea and Tottenham...

Southampton’s sensational transformation under Hasenhuttl

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Ralph Hasenhuttl’s arrival in England was a complete gamechanger for Southampton’s season: The Saints went from a relegation spot to the 16th place they finished in, with a five-point cushion to Cardiff – the third side that would go down to the Championship for 2019/20. Not only did their results drastically improve – from 0.64 points per game before...

The top 6⃣ moves out of the winter market 🌨

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With the January transfer window finally closing for most European leagues, it is time to recap my personal favourite moves from this mercato. Only transfers from the Top-5 Leagues included, with one exception. Lucas Moura – Paris SG to Tottenham - 28.4M€ Since I wanted to make this list more about moves that went a bit under the radar than about...

Montpellier | A shield built with style 🛡

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While the top of Ligue 1 is looking pretty much as expected at the start of the season, as you take look further down the table you’re bound to find a couple of more unusual situations. Montpellier are sitting eight in the table but have the best defence in the league – having conceded only 13 goals this season....

Real Madrid 🆚 Barcelona | Messi wraps “el clásico” 🎅

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Barcelona won the La Liga 17/18 "el clásico" in great fashion, with a 3-0 win at Santiago Bernabéu that took them up to a 14 point advantage over their opponents Real Madrid one game in hand). With a tremendous second half, the Catalans were inspired by a great performance from his star player, Lionel Messi, who ended the game...