Bundesliga: Strugglers Schalke Desperate For RevierDerby Win Over Dortmund

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There has never been a bigger gap in the standings between leaders Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 ahead of a Ruhr valley derby in the first half of a Bundesliga season. But Schalke, last season’s runners-up who are languishing in 12th place, know the 19-point gap will count for nothing…

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EPL: Biggest Test For Sarri As Stuttering Chelsea Host City

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It has taken less than two weeks for the optimism generated by a 12-match unbeaten start to Maurizio Sarri’s reign at Stamford Bridge to fizzle out and this weekend the Italian faces his biggest test to date when Manchester City visit. In fairness to the former Napoli manager, he stressed…

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UEFA Approve New Club Competition From 2021

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European football’s governing body approved the creation of a third-tier UEFA club competition on Sunday, a tournament which will mirror the current Champions League and Europa League format from 2021. At their meeting in Dublin, UEFA’s Executive Committee finalised plans to introduce the event, with the working title ‘UEL2′, in…

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EPL: North London Derby Offers Spurs Chance To Be King Of The Capital

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Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur can cement their status as the top dogs in the capital if they end an eight-year wait and defeat Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday. Spurs produced an outstanding display to crush Chelsea 3-1 last week and a repeat performance at The Emirates on…

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