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Carles Puyol

Barcelona Legend Carles Puyol Announces Retirement

Barcelona fans will say a final farewell to club captain Carles Puyol this weekend as the defender’s nineteen-year career comes to an end. The stalwart center-back will hang up his boots after Saturday’s title deciding clash with Atletico Madrid and will be looking to add a seventh La Liga title to top off a glittering career.… Read More »

Liverpool Send Goalkeeper Pepe Reina to Napoli on Season-Long Loan

Serie A runners-up Napoli have made a show of their ambition for the future with the signings of Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain. Higuain was a reported target for Arsenal, but after Real Madrid apparently upped their asking price, the Neopolitan club stepped in with a £32 million bid. Arsenal… Read More »

Bayern Munich 2-0 Barcelona: Conclusions Drawn from Pre-Season Friendly

Bayern Munich’s 2-0 preseason triumph over Barcelona only affirmed what we knew: Bayern are supremely dominate in Europe, while Barca are somewhat faltering behind. The opening goal of the match was a typical “Barca” type goal to concede, a poorly defended cross that was headed in by Phillip Lahm. The game was played at a… Read More »

Manuel Pellegrini Plans to Completely Transform Tactics at Manchester City

Manuel Pellegrini broke into the “respected” managers category after he ended up finishing his first season with Villarreal in a Champions League position, something which surely raised the eyebrows of many fans and players alike. The Chilean manager used a 4-3-1-2 formation for the majority of the year to get the best he could out of… Read More »