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Everton’s New Stadium Draws Inspiration From Dortmund, Avoids All Things West Ham

Everton supporters were given their first glimpse at the proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore on Monday, and the images provided by architect Dan Meis clearly draw inspiration from Borussia Dortmund’s legendary “Yellow Wall” (a safe standing, steeply curved supporters’ section in the home end that’ll hold between 12,000-15,000 fans), while also consistently comparing the dimensions of the new Everton stadium with t

Written Off By The Entire Planet, Roma's Plotting Its Revenge Against Barcelona

When Barcelona drew Roma in the Champions League quarterfinals back on March 16, many penciled the LaLiga leaders straight through to the semis. This is, after all, Barcelona’s 11th consecutive appearance at the quarterfinal stage. For Roma, it’s their first in 10 years. If you want to place a bet on Roma winning the first leg at the Camp Nou, you’ll get 14-1 odds on that punt.

Messi Was Faster To 100, But Ronaldo’s UCL Knockout Stage Record Is Untouchable

A few weeks ago, Lionel Messi reached the landmark of 100 goals in the UEFA Champions League, joining Cristiano Ronaldo as the only footballer to achieve the feat. The following comparisons between the two were inevitable, because for the last 10 years, it’s just been Ronaldo and Messi at the top of the world’s premier club competition.

In fact, you’d have to go back to the 2006-07 season and AC Milan’s Kaká to find the last Champions League top scorer by season not named Ronaldo or Messi. 

Zlatan Who? This Is The Most Amazing Assist You’ll See All Year

There are times when football meets art. Now you may be thinking we are talking about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but you are wrong. Arguably the most beautiful play you’ll see all year took place in Portugal’s Primeira Liga as Benfica hosted Vitoria SC on Saturday.

The author of the formidable work of art was none less than Mexican international Raúl Jiménez, a former Club América star. Benfica were leading 1-0 into the 76th minute, and then lightning struck.

If Messi Scores Like This In LaLiga, What Would He Do In MLS?

At around the same time that Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his MLS debut for the LA Galaxy on Saturday, scoring a late equalizer and then game-winner in dramatic fashion, another football icon made a late entrance and saved the day. In this case, the player was Lionel Messi and the circumstance was a two-goal deficit against Sevilla, an unbeaten season on the line.

Barcelona Ousted From Women’s Champions League By Controversial Goal

The Women's Champions League has a ways to go to catch up to the men’s competition in terms of stature, but the quarterfinal pairing of defending champion Lyon and FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Lieke Martens of Barcelona was every bit as enticing for fans of the women’s game as Real Madrid vs. PSG on the men’s side. While Lyon won 1-0 to advance 3-1 on aggregate, the victory was not without controversy. 

Iceland's Government Is Boycotting The World Cup

After a former Russian double agent was poisoned in Britain, the resulting international uproar has led to (and included) Iceland boycotting the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Just the government, though. The team will still compete in the tournament. The Viking Clap cheer will presumably also travel to Russia.

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