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Tag Archives: Josep Guardiola

Champions League: two favourites and one dark top horse

Eight clubs begin a showdown in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. The first meetings between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid, Benfica and Liverpool will start the fight for tickets to the semifinals on Tuesday, April 5. On Wednesday, the 6th, Villarreal with Bayern Munich and Chelsea with Real Madrid will find out their relationship. Repeated meetings of the clubs are scheduled for April 12–13. We have identified two obvious, in our opinion, favourites out of the eight clubs remaining in the draw and noted one club that can present a gift. The first favourite is Liverpool We should immediately note that …

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Sinking ship: what’s wrong with Arsenal

At the end of 2019, Josh Kroenke, the son of Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke, urged the fans of the London club to be patient. The team was led by a young and promising Mikel Arteta, who needed time. Ex-player of the “gunners”, a student of Josep Guardiola — from the very beginning, they began to expect a lot from the Spaniard. The specialist raised the bar for himself by heading a big club and having no head coach experience. He became the second Arsenal manager after the Arsene Wenger era. Unai Emery, under whose leadership the Gunners reached the final …

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In pursuit of the “big-eared” trophy: the leading contenders for winning the Champions League

Very soon, on September 14, the group stage of the Champions League will start. The draw has already taken place, giving the audience (and the teams, too) many exciting confrontations. It’s time to plunge into the main club tournament in Europe and think about who will be triumphant this season. Let’s consider the five leading contenders for winning the tournament. Manchester City For three years in a row, Manchester City left the Champions League at the 1/4 final stage. Last season, the “citizens” overcame a sad milestone for themselves and reached the tournament’s final. At the playoff stage, Josep Guardiola’s …

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