Author: Akshat Mehrish

Akshat Mehrish is a football expert who has a keen interest in tactics and player recruitment aspects of the sport.

AS Roma will face rivals Lazio in Serie A this weekend. The match will see Paulo Fonseca take charge of the Giallorossi for the penultimate time, with Jose Mourinho confirmed to take over from next season. Roma can’t mathematically surpass Lazio any longer, but they can provide a serious blow to their rivals’ bid to qualify for the Champions League. The eternal city of Rome deserves an eternal rivalry. For as long as one can remember, Roma and Lazio have been intertwined in such a rivalry splitting the city of Rome into two factions – one red and one blue. Both the…

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The fans will be at the Wembley to watch Chelsea and Leicester City compete for the FA Cup – the first of two finals that The Blues will play in May. A 2-1 loss against Arsenal last season landed a devastating blow to Chelsea. Frank Lampard’s Blues lost the FA Cup final to the Gunners, who had Mikel Arteta – still in his managerial infancy – leading them from the sidelines. A year later, Chelsea are back in the cup final, this time facing a different opposition. Leicester stand between them and the trophy, and the Blues will be hoping…

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Manchester United’s match against Liverpool on Thursday night lived up to its billing, with the two teams sharing six goals between them. The Reds came out on top in a game that was packed with excitement at both ends. Liverpool beat Manchester United 4-2 at Old Trafford to take the bragging rights home with them. Jurgen Klopp’s men will also be delighted with the fact that a win at the expense of their rivals puts them right on the tails of Chelsea and Leicester City – the teams currently occupying the last two remaining Champions League qualification spots. Furthermore, Liverpool…

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Both Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho scored a brace each, as Borussia Dortmund beat RB Leipzig in the final of the DFB Pokal – the German domestic cup. Edin Terzic’s side claimed their fifth domestic cup in the process. Dortmund had the psychological advantage heading into the match, thanks to their league win over Leipzig last weekend, and they made it count right from the start. Sancho scored the first of his two goals in the fifth minute of the match, curling the ball past Peter Gulacsi in a sensational manner. The Englishman received the ball just outside the area…

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For the ninth time in a row, Bayern were crowned the champions of Germany. They officially sealed the title when Borussia Dortmund beat second-placed RB Leipzig. They then celebrated winning the championship by thrashing Borussia M 6-0. Freiburg and up next for them. Bayern have hit their target for the season, which is to win the domestic league. While they fell short on the European stage and in the domestic cup, they can take solace in the fact that they won’t end the season empty-handed. In nine years, a ninth domestic title takes their total tally to 31, making them…

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City were confirmed as the Premier League winners on Tuesday night when rivals United fell against Leicester. Guardiola’s side lifted their third league title in four years, overcoming a disappointing start to the season. With nothing at stake for them anymore, they will take on Newcastle on Friday night. This is one of those unique matches where neither team has anything significant to play for, barring their pride. Both teams have hit their set targets for the season, with Manchester City securing the league title while Newcastle surviving relegation to the second division. There’s nothing much to be gained from…

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Although Inter Milan have wrapped up the league title, there is still plenty left to play for in Serie A. The competition for the European places is high with a limited number of spots available. Some of the contenders for the Champions League places – including AC Milan and Juventus – were in action on Wednesday night.  In the closely fought race for Europe, Atalanta, Napoli, AC Milan, and Juventus have all traded places with each other. With two matches to go this season, it remains to be seen which three of those four sides will join Inter Milan in…

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Chelsea squandered the opportunity to overtake Leicester City into third place, as they succumbed to a loss against Arsenal. The Gunners needed just one goal to secure a win on the night, which was gifted to them by the opposition. An Emil Smith-Rowe goal was the difference between the two sides, as Arsenal beat Chelsea in the Premier League. The youngster scored in the 16th minute following a howler by Chelsea midfielder Jorginho. The Blues tried to hit back, but luck wasn’t with them on the night. They missed some glorious opportunities and hit the crossbar twice in the closing…

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Atletico Madrid recorded an important win on Wednesday night at home against Real Sociedad. Diego Simeone’s men won the match 2-1, thanks to two first-half goals, and are currently four points clear at the top of the table with two matches left to play. Barcelona missed the chance to leapfrog Atletico Madrid at the top of the table twice in recent weeks. Real Madrid wasted their own opportunities to overtake their city rivals. After surviving the onslaught of their two closest challengers, Atletico have subsequently taken their chance to distance themselves from the chasing pack. With a win against Real…

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The two teams made their way through to the German cup final after beating Werder Bremen and Holstein Kiel. They have a rare opportunity to finish their season with silverware, given that Bayern Munich has already won the league. When RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund met last weekend, a Jadon Sancho goal secured the victory for the latter. Now, coincidentally, the two teams will play for the second time in the space of seven days, albeit the stakes will be much higher. Leipzig are up against Dortmund in the German Cup final, one of the rare occasions when Bayern Munich…

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