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Around Europe: Leipzig for Europe?

How do you experience football from four of Europe’s top leagues from the comfy spot of your sofa and it only taking 20 minutes of your time? You come and read the Behind the Goal weekly European review. Our European globetrotter Daniel Statham brings you the best, and the worst from the European action. There’s […]

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Around Europe: Bayern kick off the Bundesliga in dominant fashion

Fresh off five days of copious amounts of alcohol, strong guitar riffs and bleeding ear drums. Our European man Dan Statham is back to review this weeks action in Europe’s top divisions.  This weeks review will start with the newbies to the column, zee Germans. Their season started on Friday evening with current champs Bayern […]

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Around Europe: La Liga and Serie A kick off in style

Are you keen to know what’s going on in European football without having to watch all the games? Maybe you can’t watch BT Sport’s excellent European Football Show because you aren’t a subscriber, or maybe you could watch it but you’d rather see John Craven herding cattle on the other channel. Whatever the excuse, you’re […]

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Serie A preview 2016/17

The Scudetto last season returned to the Old Lady, though it didn’t seem likely at Christmas. Juventus and Massimiliano Allegri will be looking to make it six in a row this season. Daniel Statham takes a look at some of the moves in the transfer window and assesses who is likely to come out on top […]

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The Italian Job: Juventus’ remarkable comeback

Turin legends Juventus were last night confirmed as Serie A champions for the fifth consecutive year. Napoli’s 1-0 defeat at rivals Roma confirmed the Old Lady’s most remarkable success in recent years. Daniel Statham looks at how Juventus won the title, after being placed 12th in October, 11 points off the top. Embed from Getty Images […]

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Parma: The Rise and Fall…and Slow Rise

During the 1990’s, Italian football attained admirers from around the globe for its iconic players, stylish kits and tantalising football. Except for Juventus, all the teams we grew to love have declined in recent years; some more than others. The two Milan sides are desperately trying to force their way back to relevance in the […]

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Serie A preview 2015/16

The Serie A has been the Old Lady’s to lose in the last 3 seasons. But this year, there has been a changing in the tides during the Summer window. With Napoli and Milan naming new managers to replace the Madrid-bound Rafa Benitez, and the job centre-bound Flippo Inzaghi, both teams have spent big money, […]