articles by Srijandeep Das

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Champions League: Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi run riot as Chelsea, Napoli trudge along helplessly

Like Lewandowski, Messi is one player you should tune in to watch as a neutral, lest your mind remains unexpanded by the boundaries these two players push.

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Champions League: Manchester City's howling appetite sees them through to quarter-finals as Real Madrid, Juventus bow out

There was a stink of complacency in the pre-match preparations of Real. Attitudes relaxed since their domestic title win, while City’s appetite was howling.

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Premier League review: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are the Unforgettables of a unique season

Liverpool have finished the season on 99 points. This included a record-equalling 32 wins. They have crowned Champions with seven games remaining, faster than any team in the 132-year-old history of the English first division.

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Manchester City's CAS ruling highlights hollowness of FFP, UEFA should learn from NBA to level the playing field

UAE’s City Football Group-owned Manchester City were cleared of Financial Fair Play regulations on 13 July by the Court of Arbitration of Sports (CAS).

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How things are poised in Serie A, LaLiga and Premier League in quest for Champions League spots

Liverpool are the only side to have been confirmed champions in the three remaining top European leagues. Juventus and Real Madrid are primed to triumph in Italy and Spain.

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Premier League: Manchester City's faltered title defence highlights Liverpool's strengths more than City's weaknesses

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s bald head is a storehouse of football tactics. He’s a kind of a person who wouldn’t be out of place in the vaults of Alexandria, among faraway scholarly scrolls, containing far-fetching deckle edges of parchments of the ancient world.

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Premier League: Under Jurgen Klopp of Germany, Liverpool fans re-discover what it is to be Liverpudlian

To paraphrase Bill Shankly — Liverpool was made for Jurgen Klopp from Glatten, Germany (whose coat of arms, incidentally, is the steering wheel of a ship), and Jurgen Klopp was made for Liverpool.

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European football roundup: Anti-racism, adjusting to new normal take centerstage in the continent’s major leagues

Here are some of the key takeaways from the top five European leagues, the biggest of which was the stand taken by clubs and players against racism.

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Marcus Rashford's campaign for free meals prove that footballers can do more than just 'sticking to sports'

It was not an opposition leader or a policymaker that Boris Johnson was on-call with on Tuesday but Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford. The footballer’s hands-on, ground-level initiatives with FareShare’s food distribution charity, and his consequent appeals have ultimately arm-twisted an establishment into serving society’s most vulnerable.

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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich gear up for world's most symbolic sporting fixture since coronavirus in latest 'Der Klassiker'

Bayern Munich are four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund, both playing 27 games, both having a flurry of goals in them. The song remains the same, the David of Dortmund must slay the Goliath of Bayern to lessen the gap, in their quest to the usual champions-elect.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Premier League's inaction turned into a strategy; UEFA's meeting crucial for European football

The Premier League, clearly, unable to arrive at decisions on their won, will look to the UEFA’s statements and tow the same tact for their emergency meeting scheduled for Thursday.

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Champions League: Liverpool suckerpunched by Diego Simeone's Atletico; Tottenham hobble out vs lethal Leipzig

The second-leg of the Champions League's last 16 brought shocking results and scoreline that has left many crestfallen with the two finalists from last season bowing out.

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Champions League: Atletico Madrid are out to spoil Liverpool's victory march at Anfield, Tottenham travel to Leipzig trailing

In the second leg of Champions League Round of 16 fixtures this week, RB Leipzig are at home to Spurs, Valencia host Atalanta on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, Liverpool welcome Atletico to Anfield while PSG host Dortmund.

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Premier League: Manchester United's win over City, recent run of positive results down to their exceptional defence

One of the hallmarks of this run is Manchester United’s tight defence. And as any football manager or pundit, that’s worth his or her salt will tell you, the foundations of an improving team is built on its defence.

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FA Cup: Chelsea's domination and 2-0 win over Liverpool proves that Reds' captain Jordan Henderson is dearly missed

Notching back-to-back losses in all competitions, it seems like this Liverpool team is starting to believe that they only need to turn up for a win, and for that, they have been duly punished

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LaLiga: Vulnerable Real Madrid welcome a Barcelona in internal turmoil, in a showdown for lost pride

Real Madrid face their second strictest test in the space of 4 days, against Pep Guardiola’s former club, Barcelona. It’s El Clasico, but not as you’ve come to know it

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Champions League: Manchester City set aside off-field issues in clinical takedown of Real Madrid; Lyon stun under-par Juventus

Away from home, Manchester City beat Real Madrid 1-2, with goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne pipping Isco’s effort.

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Champions League: Chelsea beaten by Bayern Munich's brawn; Napoli hold jaded Barcelona

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea lost 0-3 to brawny Bayern Munich. Elsewhere, a draw felt worse than a defeat would as Napoli fettered Barcelona to a 1-1 stalemate

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Champions League, Round of 16 round-up: Liverpool hoodwinked, Valencia hobble, Tottenham tumble

The Champions League match between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool left battle scars in the literal sense to wear as medals and reminders.

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ISL 2019-20: We were not mentally prepared for constant shifting of home base, says Odisha FC CEO Ashish Shah as team guns for semis spot

Odisha FC sit fourth on the table with 21 points on a four-game winning streak, and with a chance to battle it out for the ultimate prize in Indian football.