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Safe Hands: Ranking All 24 Starting Goalkeepers At Euro 2020

The build-up to every major international tournament is the same: who has the best striker? Or, this is why x midfielder is going to dominate or why this winger is the key to this country getting out of its group. 

But no one ever talks about the goalkeepers. In such a short tournament, where three matches decide a team's fate, the importance of the goalkeeper becomes magnified. 

So let's give the goalkeepers the spotlight for a little bit, because often they're the ones that end up deciding the tournament.

The18 Presents: The First-Ever Champions League Bubble Watch

As domestic leagues across Europe enter the final weeks of their seasons, not only are league titles at stake, but qualification for next season's Champions League is also yet to be resolved.

Only 11 of the 26 automatic qualification spots for the UCL group stage have been officially determined, and more than half of the 55 playoff spots are up for grabs. 

With so many bids up for grabs across the continent, tracking the qualification process can be very difficult. 

Hindsight Is 20/20 — Here Are 5 Games From March 2020 That Were Totally Covid-19 Super-Spreaders

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic. To be as straight-up as possible, this was the day that shit hit the fan for Americans.

March 11 was the turning point for the U.S. and the moment the severity of the virus became real for so many. In the span of only a couple hours the NBA shut down, Tom Hanks tested positive and Donald Trump announced plans for a European travel ban.

How Real-Time Stats Are Changing The Bundesliga

When Erling Haaland scored his 25th Bundesliga goal for Borussia Dortmund in his 25th game for the club the 20-year-old striker had certainly exceeded expectations but for the first time analysts were able to calculate by exactly how much.

Haaland had taken 73 shots on goal for an Expected Goals (xGoals) tally of 18.15, which means he had scored seven more goals than expected, underlining his world class efficiency in converting shots from difficult situations.

Demarai Gray Leaves Leicester City For Bayer Leverkusen

Five years after joining Leicester City from Birmingham, Demarai Gray's time with the Foxes has come to an end. On Sunday, Gray completed a $2.2 million move to Peter Bosz's Bayer Leverkusen, currently fifth in the Bundesliga.

RB Leipzig And Leverkusen Set To Clash As Each Side Looks To Keep Title Hopes Alive

Julian Nagelsmann and Peter Bosz, two of the Bundesliga's most exciting managers, will square off on Saturday in a game that could have a significant impact on the race for the league title. 

Reus Sends PK Off Target As Bayern’s Chasers All Drop Points

DORTMUND, Germany — Borussia Dortmund had to come from behind to rescue a 1-1 home draw against struggling Mainz 05 on Saturday that kept them in fourth place in the title race, four points off the top.

Dortmund, who missed a late penalty, did everything right in the first half with close to 70 percent possession and 11 shots on goal, but they wasted a slew of chances and Jude Bellingham also hit the woodwork.

Bayer Leverkusen’s Double Nutmeg Backheel Goal Is An Early Puskás Frontrunner

Bayer Leverkusen missed a chance to go to the top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday, but it wasn’t from lack of trying from the team’s No. 11. Eintracht Frankfurt rallied for a 2-1 victory through an Amin Younes strike and an unfortunate Edmond Tapsoba own goal. Neither will be remembered as long as the Nadiem Amiri goal vs Frankfurt.