0, Fevereiro 25, 2018

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...

Renato Sanches | What on earth happened? 😵

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Renato Sanches is yet to lit up the Swansea midfield like many would expect him to at the start of the season. In fact, a year and a half after leaving Benfica, he is yet to impress much at all. In this article we will push aside labels like “flop” or “amazing” to actually analyse him, as a player,...

Russia 2018 | European play-offs preview ✅❌

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T he last step of the ladder is here. Four will stumble and fall, four will enter the final access door to the airplane that will take them to the ironic dream of a summer spent in Russia. We had a look at the numbers of the eight teams that will take part on the European play-offs, to try...

The top 🔟 midfielders in Europe ⭐️

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It would never be an easy task to choose the top-10 midfielders in the world. Regardless of the method you decide to follow, there is a high degree of subjectivity, and that is why, on our approach, we try to be as objective as we can. Using statistics can distance this process from that subjectivity, but it does not mean...

GoalPoint’s MLS 2017 Season Review 🇺🇸

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You don't really need to take a course to understand North American football but, having in account the timing of the matches, often during late night in Europe, coupled with the illusion that football in the United States isn't played with your feet, it's likely that you've been missing out on hours of fun and entertaining matches. Major League Soccer...

Marco Silva | About the special fourth 🍀

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He may have arrived in England as an unknown, but after coming close to saving a previously doomed Hull City side from relegation, Marco Silva turned into a pretty well-respected name, with a legion of followers interested in seeing where the manager would end up next. After reportedly coming close to sign with FC Porto and Crystal Palace, Marco ended...

R. Madrid 1-1 Atlético (5-3) | Ronaldo for eternity

R. Madrid 1-1 Atlético (5-3) | Ronaldo for eternity
Real Madrid clinched its 11th European Cup strengthening the club’s undisputed status as the kings of the Champions League. And they did it once again at the expense of their city rival, Atlético, who already saw them lift “la décima” in Lisbon, two years ago. Cristiano Ronaldo took the task of scoring the winning penalty kick. The Portuguese star did not offer one of his most impressive...

The european football top XIs… so far

The european football top XIs... so far
As much as we like portuguese football, and the familiar names you will identify later on the article just prove us right, we never stop keeping an eye on what is happening around us. So, following the internal first half of the season reviews we did last week, it is now time to step out of our borders and...