We look ahead to the standout games and players to watch this week…
Rarely has the Ruhr been seen as a haven of creativity and artistry. Only on the football field can Germany’s industrial strongholds ever enchant the watching world with aesthetic excellence. But boy how they can.
And will we also see the demise of the high street estate agent?
They may have gone through financial ruin, a period of 14 years without a home ground and a move to one of Buenos Aires’ roughest neighbourhoods, not to mention relegation, but San Lorenzo look set to be finally going home.
This morning sounded another death knell for a Chelsea manager as Roman Abramovich wielded his favourite axe to sack Champions League winning manager Roberto Di Matteo from the club.
European Champions Chelsea were humbled last night, beaten 3-0 by Juventus in Turin following a consummate display by the Serie A leaders. It was a result which leaves qualification almost impossible for the Stamford Bridge club and has ultimately cost Roberto Di Matteo his job.
Paris Saint-Germain fell to a second home defeat in a row, as they were outfought by nine-men Rennes in the capital.
Arsenal welcomed Tottenham to the Emirates on Saturday in a match renowned for being one of modern football’s most epic derby matches.
With just ten points separating 1st and 13th and teams recording 6-1 away victories, the Championship is once again proving to be one of the most tight and unpredictable leagues in the world.
Steve Davis celebrated a year in charge at Crewe last week and it was fitting that he should mark the occasion with an impressionable half-time team-talk that sparked his players into pulling-off a remarkable turnaround against Colchester.
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