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Comparing the Number of Champions in Europe’s Top Football Leagues Since 1993

Posted on 14 May, 2017, by in Soccer

When the European Cup was changed to include a group stage heading into the 1992-1993 season, began what can be referred to as the Champions League era, followed by perhaps an even bigger change a few years later with the Bosman rule. More

Longest Title Droughts in European Football

Posted on 1 Aug, 2016, by in Featured

When a season begins, opposing fans love to remind Liverpool supporters of how long it’s been since their last championship. Well, 26 years is quite a long time, but there are quite a few clubs in Europe’s top leagues, that have been waiting for a lot longer. Some of them are quite massive, and it’s surprising to find out they haven’t won a championship in such a long time. More

Juventus, Bayern Munich, PSG & the One-Team League Phenomenon

Posted on 24 Jul, 2016, by in Soccer

As we enter the 2016-2017 season, finding something new in the German Bundesliga, Italian Series A and French Ligue 1, when it comes to the identity of the champions, is difficult to expect. Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are in a class of their own professionally and financially, making sure that remains while they weaken their biggest rivals. More

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Might be in His Final Season With PSG

Posted on 16 Mar, 2015, by in Soccer

The frustration of losing to Bordeaux and missing out on another opportunity to take the lead in Ligue 1 caused Zlatan Ibrahimovic to go on a rant against the referees, the league and even France itself, although he did apologize for it later on. More

Brandão Headbutts Thiago Motta, Breaks His Nose & Runs Away

Posted on 17 Aug, 2014, by in Soccer

We don’t exactly know what happened between Brandao and Thiago Motta during the match between PSG and Bastia in the French Ligue 1, but the end result was Brandão waiting for him in the tunnel area, headbutting him in the face and then running away into a corridor. The result? A broken nose. More

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Having Some Fun With Rio Mavuba

Posted on 23 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Lille are a frustrating team to play against this season, so it’s no surprise seeing Zlatan Ibrahimovic trying to use less than savory tactics in order to help PSG get a tough win (which they didn’t), starting up things with Rio Mavuba which led to both players getting booked. More

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – More Goals & Assists Than Anyone in France

Posted on 8 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

The latest tally by Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Two goals and two assists in the 5-0 PSG win over Sochaux. It’s rare to have a striker rack up so many assists like Ibrahimovic does, but it’s ever rarer to see someone lead the charts in both goals and assists at the same time. More

PSG – The First Team in Ligue 1 History With No French Players

Posted on 2 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

It was bound to happen at some point or the other. Rich teams like Paris Saint-Germain aren’t about local identity or anything similar. It’ about big names, big money and titles. If it means sacrificing integrity, so be it, and so the French champions became the first Ligue 1 side ever to start a match without a single French player in the lineup, rectifying that issue at half time when Blaise Matuidi came in for Thiago Motta. More

Sochaux vs Saint Etienne – Kurt Zouma Breaks the Leg of Thomas Guerbert

Posted on 4 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

Not all sending off’s come from malicious intent. In the 0-0 draw between Sochaux and Saint Etienne, a strong tackle from Kurt Zouma turned out quite badly, as his leg swept under Thomas Guerbert and broke his leg, which got the young centre back sent off after less than 29 minutes of football. More

Top Scorers in Europe – October Edition

Posted on 7 Oct, 2013, by in Featured

The international break is a good opportunity to examine the scoring charts around the top leagues in Europe, which includes Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool off to an impressive season, Lionel Messi getting some competition from an unexpected direction, a very close race in the Bundesliga, Giuseppe Rossi enjoying his Fiorentina comeback while Falcao is having a wonderful debut season in Moncao. More