Weinzierl and Goretzka Lead Schalke in Comeback UEL Win over Gladbach

    Markus Weinzierl charged onto the field after Schalke secured their place in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, enthusiastically congratulating, almost thanking, his players after their away goals win over Borussia Monchengladbach in the process. His excitement was understandable, not only in light of Schalke’s struggles in the Bundesliga, which currently see them sitting […]

How Villarreal’s Mix of Hard Running and Killer Balls Could Set Them Up This Season

In their last match before the international break, Villarreal travelled to the RCDE Stadium to play Espanyol. The match itself wasn’t anything to write home about, with the Yellow Submarines dominant in possession but unable to break through against a deep-sitting opposition. That led to a fairly standard 0-0 draw, a result that Villarreal’s manager, […]

Villarreal: Bakambu’s Europa League Brace Could Be The Catalyst for Return to Early-Season Form

After a fast start to the season, the goals have dried up for Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu in recent weeks. In fact, as he and his teammates prepared to face Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, the France-born forward had failed to score in his last 11 appearances. To extend that […]

Liverpool’s Jordan Ibe Looks Set to Thrive under Jurgen Klopp

Under Jurgen Klopp, Jordan Ibe has shown some positive signs. He produced a late assist in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea, and he followed that up, in the midweek, with a long-range winner against Rubin Kazan in the UEFA Europa League. He also performed well in Liverpool’s next match, a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, […]

Grzegorz Krychowiak: Sevilla’s Brilliant Pole Outstanding in History Making Night in Warsaw

Sevilla’s trip to Warsaw to face Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in the Europa League final loomed as a fascinating contest between two very different, very excellent sides. For one man, in particular, the occasion’s importance was amplified. That man, of course, was Sevilla’s Grzegorz Krychowiak, for the tough midfielder was searching to become the first player from […]