One of Italian soccer’s all-time greats, Daniele De Rossi has finally decided to hang it up and retire from the sport. De Rossi played 18 seasons for the Serie A club Roma and signed with Argentinean club Boca Juniors this past July on a one-year contract. De Rossi played on the Italian national team from 2004-2017, including a World Cup championship in 2006, as well as playing for the Italian U19, U20, and U21 teams before that. Continue reading →
The English Premier League may be the most competitive of the top European leagues with multiple top tier clubs in play. In the last decade, we have seen four different clubs win the league title with Manchester City doing so the most with four titles including winning the Premier League the last two seasons. We may only be at the halfway mark but it seems like, barring any freakish losing streak, the top spot in the Premier League ha already been locked up. Let’s see what the table looks like and who is contending for the rest of the cup qualifying positions. Continue reading →
The top French league, Ligue 1, has been absolutely dominated by Paris Saint Germain through the last eight seasons, winning seven of the last eight by a rather wide margin in most. Halfway through the 2019-2020 season, PSG is at the top of the table once again, will they hold their lead? Who will contend for the top spot as well as the rest of the cup qualifying positions? Let’s take a look at the clubs in that position right now. The top two clubs at the end of the season qualify for the Champions League group stage, third place qualifies for the Champions League qualifiers and the fourth-place club qualifies for the Europa League group stage. Continue reading →
Veteran striker Harry Kane left the pitch injured on Wednesday during Tottenham’s New Year’s Day game against Southampton. Kane had to leave the match in the 74th minute as the Spurs went on to lose 1-0. Jose Mourhino was worried after the match that he may be without his star striker for some time, and sadly Mourhino was right. Kane suffered a tear in his left hamstring and will be out for an undisclosed amount of the time as Tottenham’s medical staff will keep an eye on him throughout the next few weeks.
Italian soccer league, Serie A, for once is not just Juventus sitting at the top of the table with Napoli just barely holding on behind them enough to make things interesting. Napoli is currently out of the top six, whereas Juventus sits tied atop the table in jeopardy of winning another championship to make it nine in a row. Inter Milan is tied at the top with Juventus, followed by Lazio, Roma, Atalanta, and Cagliari. Can Lazio or Roma catch up with the two at the top? Who will place in the top six cup-qualifying positions at the end of the season? Let’s take a look at the clubs in that position right now. The top four clubs at the end of the season qualify for the Champions League, fifth place qualifies for the Europa League group stage and the sixth place club qualifies for the Europa League Qualifiers.
The premier Spanish football league La Liga has gone into the winter break closer than it has been in the past few years with clubs ranked one through six all within nine points of each other. The back-to-back reigning champions Barcelona are currently on top of the table followed by Real Madrid and Sevilla.
Erling Håland is one of the most sought after young talents in the game. At the age of only 19, the Norwegian striker has the potential to be really something special. Håland was being looked at by European giants like Manchester United, RB Leipzig, and Juventus, but in the end, the winner of the Erling Håland lottery goes to the Bundesliga’s Borussia Dortmund. Håland signed a deal worth 20 million euros that will keep the young striker at Dortmund for four years until 2024.