Having examined groups A-D in this year’s Champions League, it’s now time to look at groups E-H.   Group E – Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, Liverpool, Maribor Like Manchester United, Liverpool have been handed a relatively easy and straightforward group, and it would be a failure if Liverpool weren’t to finish top. The attacking threat that 

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After a long drawn out ceremony in the centre of Monaco, we now finally know the fate of the remaining 32 clubs in this season’s Champions League. So, who now are the favourites, and which clubs are going to find it tough?   Group A – Benfica, Manchester United, Basel, CSKA Moscow Out of all 

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This year’s European Under-21 Championship is held in Poland, where current champions Sweden tried attempting to fend off their competitors, hoping to retain their crown and win it for a second year running. However, the main favourites going into the competition were Spain, Germany and England, with England losing to Germany on penalties and Germany 

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There is little doubt that Christian Pulisic is an immense talent. Several young American soccer talents have been touted, only to regress into the depths of lower divisions (e.g. Freddy Adu). Some have gone on to have decent professional careers (e.g. Luis Gil), but never truly reached the heights of Europe’s elite clubs. We’ve never 

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Goalkeeper: Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim) Ever since their promotion to the Bundesliga in 2008, Hoffenheim have held the reputation of a fun, attacking team, with flawed defense. This season, only Bayern Munich managed to concede fewer goals than they did, and Baumann, who is one of only six players to play every minute in the Bundesliga 

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If the age-old adage ‘patience pays’ can be used with reference to a football player  then that would perfectly describe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the Borussia Dortmund forward or winger. The French-born Gabonese endured a lot of ‘footballing pain’ to be where he is right now. Christened after his father, Aubameyang has risen through the football ranks to 

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Video uploaded by YouTube channel Varinder Kooner showcases all the goals and highlights from Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 win at home over Benfica in the second leg of their Champions League Second Round encounter at Signal Iduna Park. Borussia Dortmund’s goals were scored by Christian Pulisic and a hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.   Like O-Posts on 

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Many would tell you that the role of the central midfielder is the most important, or demanding of all of the positions on a football pitch. Of course, being in the central area, it insinuates a dedicated commitment to both halves of the field, with logically the greatest level of involvement in the alternative zones. 

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According to TalkSport, Liverpool are vying with Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund’s prolific forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. City boss Pep Guardiola is purportedly keen on bringing in the Gabon international, as he seeks a replacement for Sergio Aguero – who looks set to leave in the summer.   Determined However, Jurgen Klopp is determined to bring 

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Bundesliga is not a set of German football teams. It is a well-greased machine set for destruction, annihilation of the opponent. Probably the strongest gathering of players fueled by talent and powered by flawless strategy as well as superior management. Every footballer from the Bundesliga is not only a pro but also a bolt, a 

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According to reports, Arsenal will make a move for Marco Reus if Alexis Sanchez departs next summer. The Borussia Dortmund star has been linked with the north London side for some time now, especially with Sanchez’s future still up in the air. As reported by WhoScored: “Arsenal will make a move for Borussia Dortmund man 

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In official news, Borussia Dortmund have signed Swedish wonderkid Alexander Isak from AIK. The 17 year old forward signed on a long-term deal with the German giants, who beat the likes of Real Madrid and Arsenal for his signature. The transfer fee is reportedly set at £8.65 million. As reported by The Mirror: “Borussia Dortmund 

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According to reports, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang isn’t being looked at as a transfer target for Zidane and Real Madrid this upcoming summer. The Borussia Dortmund star has recently professed his dream of playing for Real Madrid. As reported by Marca: “Even though the 27-year-old revealed his desire to one day turn out for the home team 

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According to the latest reports, Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem is in talks with Borussia Dortmund over a potential move. Zelalem was once considered one of the club’s most promising players, but has endured a mixed bag of sorts in his two loan stints. As reported by The Guardian: “Borussia Dortmund are in talks with Arsenal 

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At the FIFA Football Awards, the 2015/16 Fan Award was given to Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund supporters. Both sets of fans were given this award after they sang alongside each other the “You’ll Never Walk Alone” anthem out of respect to the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster before the match between both sides in last season’s 

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According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG have bid £127.5 million to sign Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. As reported by Bleacher Report: “Borussia Dortmund have reportedly received a world-record offer of €150 million (£127.5 million) from Shanghai SIPG for their star forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. According to Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t ESPN 

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Awesome video uploaded by YouTube channel WeSpeakFootball showcasing 2016’s best 100 goals. The list of course seems subjective, but it’s still a wonderful watch. Enjoy and we wish you all a happy new year.   Like O-Posts on Facebook You can also follow O-Posts on Twitter @OPosts

Marco Reus has been identified as a priority target by Arsene Wenger, according to reports from the The Telegraph.   What does this mean for Sanchez and Ozil? In a move that suggests negotiations between the club and Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are beginning to breakdown, Wenger is seeking a replacement. The German striker 

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The Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award which illustrates the greatest player of the past 12 months. Surely an award any football player would like to win, this year’s Ballon d’Or is judged solely by a panel of journalists after FIFA and France Football parted ways. Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite to regain the title following 

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How far can RB Leipzig go? The Bundesliga new-boys’ spectacular start to the season has brought comparisons with last year’s Premier League champions, Leicester City. Though obvious differences (not least the level of fan support and financial backing), Leipzig sit comfortably at the top of the table heading into match day 12 after six straight 

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Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the acquisition of German international Andre Schurrle from Bundesliga opponents Wolfsburg. Although an official figure is yet to be released by the club, reliable sources in Germany depict the transfer to be around £26.9 million or €32 million, making him Dortmund’s most expensive signing of all time. The 25-year old becomes 

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For a while now Mario Gotze has been linked with a move back to his former club Borussia Dortmund, but the return now looks odds on to come to fruition sooner rather than later. Hans-Joachim Watzke – Dortmund’s Chief Executive – disclosed earlier in the week that no agreement had been arrived at, but his 

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Germany kicked off their 2016 European campaign with a 2-0 razing over Ukraine in the second match of Group C on Sunday night. Overall the World Champions exhibited a dominant performance over the Eastern Europeans- but that’s not to say their display was the final article. Shades of a work in progress were highly evident, 

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