Champions League

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah will bring necessary squad competition to Liverpool

Mohamed Salah was officially signed by Liverpool on Thursday (June 23rd) from AS Roma on a 'long term' contract worth around £39m after add-ons. The Egyptian international is Jurgen Klopp's first major signing of the summer and has become Liverpool's most expensive signing, surpassing the £35m fee they paid for Andy Carroll from Newcastle United back in 2011. The signing of Salah has come with great reception from the majority of Liverpool fans, who are collectively salivating at the prospect of him playing in the attacking three alongside Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Philippe Coutinho.
RB Leipzig

UEFA clearance will help RB Leipzig retain their best talents this summer

UEFA announced earlier today (Tuesday, June 20th) that both RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg can compete in the Champions League next season after speculations had risen because of the fact that both clubs are sponsored by the Red Bull energy drink company. Both clubs rightfully qualified for the competition in their respective leagues; Leipzig finished second in the Bundesliga and Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga title. The Red Bull sponsorship of the two clubs prompted an investigation from UEFA's Club Financial Control Body, but neither club are in breach of the competitions rules and regulations because of the fact that Red Bull does not have a controlling stake of Salzburg anymore - it's just a sponsor (BBC Sport).
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo could be taking a step backwards if he leaves Real Madrid

Amidst rumors of tax fraud allegations in Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have expressed his desire to leave Real Madrid during this summer's transfer window; these are, however, just rumors.  The four time Ballon d'Or winner is about to embark upon the Confederations Cup campaign in Russia with Portugal, just two short weeks after scoring a brace to help Madrid win their twelfth Champions League title.
Juan Cuadrado

Juan Cuadrado, Sergio Ramos incident slightly stained the UCL final

Juventus' Juan Cuadrado lasted only 18 minutes after being subbed on in the second half of the Champions League final on Saturday before receiving his second yellow card and was given his marching orders. At the point of Cuadrado's sending off, Real Madrid were already up 3-1, and were in complete control of the match, but any and all of Juventus' last hopes of a late revival were crushed when the Colombian international saw his second yellow of the match - Madrid went on to win by a final of 4-1, their 12th Champions League title, and their third within the past four years.

Juventus have what it takes to thwart Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

Juventus will take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final this weekend in what will be a rematch of the semi-finals from 2015, which Juventus won - they ultimately lost to Barcelona in the final. Both clubs have enjoyed absolutely sensational campaigns and have undoubtedly been the two sides most deserving of a spot in the Champions League final. Juventus have already collected their sixth consecutive Serie A title and also collected their third consecutive Copa Italia trophy. Real Madrid have clinched their first La Liga title in four seasons, and will be defending their Champions League title when they square off against Juventus in Cardiff.
Europa League

Europa League title strengthens Manchester United’s summer transfer hopes

Manchester United won their first ever Europa League title on Wednesday night, defeating Ajax 2-0 thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The win gives United direct qualification into the group stages of next year's Champions League, and it will also come with added sentiment for the city of Manchester [and England as a whole] after it was struck with a horrific terrorist attack about 48 hours prior to the Europa League final.
Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund reassuringly secure direct Champions League qualification

Borussia Dortmund secured direct Champions League qualification on Saturday afternoon in the final Bundesliga match day with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park. Braces from both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus sealed the deal for Dortmund and proved to be enough see off a resilient Werder Bremen side, who've been so impressive in the closing stages of the season. The result sees that Thomas Tuchel's men will qualify directly into the Champions League group stages for next year.
Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani deservedly wins Ligue 1 ‘player of the year’ award

Edinson Cavani was voted as Ligue 1's player of the year and received the award at France's annual end of year awards ceremony on Monday night. The Uruguayan international was the deserved recipient of the prestigious accolade after one of the best campaigns of his career with Paris Saint-Germain, scoring a total of 35 league goals - PSG still have one match to play, too, against Caen on Sunday. All together, Cavani has scored a total of 48 goals from as many matches across all competitions for the Parisians.
Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe will undoubtedly grow into one of the Champions League greats

Kylian Mbappe, at only 18 years of age, has been absolutely sensational for AS Monaco this season across all fronts. They're on the verge of clinching their first French Ligue 1 title since the 1999-2000 season under Claude Puel and it would be the first time in five seasons that Paris Saint-Germain aren't crowned champions. Mbappe has scored 14 goals and provided six assists in the league, and has scored six times in the Champions League knockout stages, where Monaco ultimately fell short against Juventus in the semi-finals; 4-1 on overall aggregate between both legs and Mbappe was the only Monaco player to score between the two legs.
Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani should be eager for a new striking partnership

Edinson Cavani has scored an overwhelming majority of Paris Saint-Germain's goals this seasons across all competitions, both domestic and European. His brace in PSG's 5-0 thrashing of Bastia on Saturday evening at the Parc des Princes sees that he's now scored 47 goals in as many matches for the Parisians across all competitions, 33 of which have come in Ligue 1. Cavani is now just five league goals shy of Zlatan Ibrahimović's 38-goal record from last season, but with only two matches remaining, it's highly unlikely that he'll equal Zlatan's impressive tally.