Luckily for Manchester City, the bloated Champions League format means that opening group games can hardly be regarded as critically important, never mind ‘must win’, but even if the competition couldn’t ever hope to hit the ground running the way the World Cup did in Russia, this week’s action did see some of football’s global superstars exhibiting varying degrees of luminosity — from dull to blinding — in their attempts to twist again like they did last summer.
Sat, 22 Sep, 2018
The question whether Tottenham Hotspur have the character and resilience to succeed in their Premier League title ambitions remains unanswered. Presented with the opportunity to move to the head of the table, Mauricio Pochettino’s side fell short, producing an unconvincing display when it mattered most to revive doubts about the credibility of their challenge.
Thu, 03 Mar, 2016