Sevilla miss out on cup double but Emery moves to the brink of the managerial elite

For a prolonged period at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday, Unai Emery and his Sevilla players were on the brink of achieving footballing immortality in the Andalusian city at least. Just four days on from beating Liverpool to clinch a third straight Europa League crown, they had Barcelona a man down and under real pressure […]

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Remembering the 2001 UEFA Cup Final

15 years ago, the UEFA Cup produced a climax that at the time at least was regarded as European football’s greatest ever final. A logic-defying match packed with twists and turns, jubilation and despair captured the imagination of the millions watching around the world, not least the fans of Liverpool and Deportivo Alaves, who endured […]

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Title showdowns, relegation battles & talk of ‘maletines’ – It can only be the final weekend of La Liga

Spain’s top flight has a knack of producing dramatic finales to the season at both ends of the table. The final weekend in 2014 saw Atleti dramatically win the title at Camp Nou with a draw that condemned Barcelona to 2nd place and Gerardo Martino to the sack. Meanwhile at the other end Granada pulled […]

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