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Jose Mourinho Should Have Killed Marouane Fellaini When he Had The Chance

Marouane Fellaini is bad. I am not alone in thinking this and I am correct in my thinking. Playing Fellaini next to Paul Pogba is like that time Corey Gunz popped up at the end of 6 Foot 7 Foot. Just, no.

All this is Jose Mourinho's fault, of course. Mourinho has had plenty of chances to sit Fellaini on the bench but he refuses and puts fellaini on the field. It's maddening.

Neymar Rips Into Adrien Rabiot On Social Media, Confirming That PSG Will Never Live This Down

Wednesday’s historic match between Barcelona and PSG has already entered footballing lore alongside Germany’s 7-1 destruction of Brazil and Portugal’s improbable victory over France. These are matches that, in today’s day and age, will always provide us with a good laugh and meme. PSG’s capitulation is now part of the comical DNA of the game.

36-Year-Old Esteban Cambiasso Is Still Doing The Damn Thing

Esteban Cambiasso might just be the most interesting footballer in the world. His lasting legacy will be as Jose Mourinho’s defensive midfield marshal during Inter Milan’s unprecedented Italian treble in 2009-10, but he’s only added to his legacy since that historic season. 

Lost in all the madness that was Leicester City’s title-winning run last year was the influence of the man who made it all possible in the first place — Esteban Cambiasso.

Marouane Fellaini’s Chest Defrosts An Otherwise Frozen Affair In Rostov-on-Don

The Олимп-2 pitch in Rostov-on-Don was frozen. It was wonderfully patchy and Jose Mourinho wondered if you could even call it a field at all. His desire to have the venue changed was laughed off by a UEFA official, Mourinho claiming the official told him “the players are insured, so if something happens, no problem.”

Pepe Reina, The Save And A Leak On The Corner Flag Highlight Serie A's Race For Second Place

The fight for second place in Serie A is serious business. Roma and Napoli are not fighting solely for the privilege of finishing behind Juventus, but battling to avoid a Champions League playoff qualifying spot. So bad is the history of Italian teams in the playoff rounds that Italy has, more often than not in recent years, only had two representatives in the group stages of Europe’s premier footballing tournament.

Thus, when Roma and Napoli played one another this weekend, the chance to finish in second was up for grabs.

Christian Pulisic Is So Good This Reporter Just HAD To Find Out Who He Was

Christian Pulisic is very good at soccer. Many of us have known this for quite some time, but the secret was really out when the 18-year-old exploded for a goal and two assists in Borussia Dortmund's 4-0 win against Benfica in the Champions League Wednesday.

There's no hiding Pulisic's talent any more, certainly not from this reporter who was in the press box at the game.

Barca Players Told Marco Verratti It Was Over After Cavani Goal. Neymar Didn't Get The Message

Before Wednesday’s historic events at the Camp Nou, everyone had agreed that Barcelona would need to play a perfect match to turn the tide against Paris Saint-Germain. They would need to do unto PSG as PSG had done unto them. Sure, Barcelona could score four goals, but could they keep Edinson Cavani, Lucas Moura, Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria off the scoresheet? 

Has Unai Emery Become A Dead Man Walking As Manager Of PSG?

Barcelona’s historic comeback on Wednesday night will serve as a landmark for Champions League football for as long as the competition exists. After that horrific performance in Paris that saw the Catalan side thrashed 4-0, it’s safe to say that nobody outside of Barcelona thought they could mount a comeback. Yet somehow they managed to pull through to the quarters, even with giving up the away goal that many expected to be their demise. 

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