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Month: June 2020

The Best Box-to-Box Midfielders of All-Time
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The Best Box-to-Box Midfielders of All-Time

The box-to-box midfielder - arguably the most demanding role on a football pitch.Get it right and you look like a Swiss Army knife of footballing talent, powered by the legs and lungs of a marathon runner; get it wrong and you look like a headless chicken who is just desperate to touch the ball as much as possible.Over the years we’ve been treated to some truly scintillating midfielders who offer both defensive protection as well as attacking prowess, while seeming to effortlessly cover the ground required to help out at both ends of the pitch.Football is an ever-evolving sport, and not all of those changes are necessarily for the better. One thing that has become a rare commodity in today’s game is the box-to-box midfielder. Unfortunately, the current fascination with possession-based fo...
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: El Clasico greatest XI
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: El Clasico greatest XI

Creating a Real Madrid greatest XI or a Barcelona greatest XI are impossibly tough tasks as it is.But imagine the headache in trying to put together a classic all-timed combined XI of these two giants of the Spanish game? Impossible...right?Wrong.Well, 90min had a go at least - read on to see the 11 who made the cut.Iker Casillas - Real Madrid / Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty ImagesAll told, Iker Casillas spent 25 years at Real Madrid, joining his home town club at age of just nine. He came into the first-team at 16, made his debut at 18 and was virtually immovable until 2012.Casillas won five La Liga titles in total and claimed Champions League titles in 2000, 2002 and 2014. He was no longer a league starter in the latter campaign but kept his place in Europe.Casillas was arguably the b...