Daily Archives: May 8, 2024

Michael Olise – Where next?

Given the level of some of his performances this season, it feels somewhat strange to say Crystal Palace paid less than €10 million to sign Michael Olise from Reading three years ago. It has certainly proven a bargain signing for the Eagles, who will possibly cash in five or six times as much for his services this summer. When great …

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McKennie, Weah, Reyna and the other Americans to watch in Europe

For several U.S. men’s national team stars and fringe players, the final weeks of the European season will bring different goals for each of them. Weston McKennie and Tim Weah will not only try to lift the Coppa Italia trophy later this month but also solidify a top-four finish in Serie A play. Gio Reyna, Matt Turner and Nottingham Forest …

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Topps to replace Panini for Premier League cards, stickers

Panini, the company known for its tradition of creating soccer trading cards and stickers, is relinquishing that role for the Premier League to Fanatics brand Topps. The American company will become the Premier League’s exclusive partner beginning in June 2025. Thus, it’ll end the six-year partnership between Panini and the Premier League. As part of this deal, Fanatics, in collaboration …

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Blame Thomas Tuchel for UCL loss

Bayern Munich were five minutes away from earning a fabulous Champions League win against Real Madrid, before Thomas Tuchel’s incredible decision turned the tie in favour of Los Blancos. Despite there being nine minutes of injury time – which actually turned into 13 in the end – Tuchel clearly believed that his side had done the hard part and brought …

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Madrid scores twice late to reach 18th Champions League Final

In unbelievable fashion, Real Madrid scored two late goals to reach another Champions League Final. Entering the second leg level at two goals, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid competed to take on Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Final at Wembley. Two late goals from Joselu overturned Alphonso Davies’ game-opening goal to send Real Madrid through. Joselu’s goals came in …

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Bayern Munich player ratings: Vintage Neuer despite mistake

Manuel Neuer was the hero turned villain for Bayern Munich against Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final second leg tie. However, the custodian did more than enough to keep his side in the game at crucial periods and that shouldn’t seen him crucified for spilling a late save to let Los Blancos back into the match. Of more concern …

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Juventus won’t budge: McKennie salary demands revealed

Weston McKennie may still play for Juventus for another year, but he is aiming for a new, richer contract. Following his unimpressive loan stint at Leeds United last season, McKennie has made an outstanding return in Turin. This season, the American midfielder has played over 2,800 minutes for Massimiliano Allegri’s side. He has thus appeared in 36 games and assisted …

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Joselu the hero for Los Blancos

It’s a competition that Real Madrid love, and despite being just three minutes away from going out at the semi-final stage, a late Joselu double saw Los Blancos into another Champions League final. Bayern had silenced the Santiago Bernabeu thanks to Alphonso Davies’ rocket, but a strange set of substitutions by Thomas Tuchel upset the visitors equilibrium and Carlo Ancelotti’s …

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