From Kylian Mbappe taking over on the biggest stage to Jose Mourinho getting the boot, world football served up plenty of memorable moments in 2018. Here, in no particular order, are 18 events that defined the last year, broken up into three distinct categories.The 2018 World Cup
Naturally, the World Cup looms large when reviewing the past 12 months.
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Talk about killing the vibe. Spain went into the World Cup as one of the tournament favorites – they were unbeaten in 20 matches under Lopetegui – but their preparations were rocked to the core when the manager was fired [...]
The coach of Rome, hopeful: We don’t live with the expression “come what to come”. I had thought with 3 strikers and we did it. Look relatively great. I loved young men, yet I recollected the derby …
Extraordinary, great, noteworthy. The entry of Roma in the past in the Champions League made just Deportivo La Coruna (against Milan) in the season 2003-2004 and a year ago precisely Barcelona, against PSG. Euzebio di Francesco, the mentor of Rome, knew how to assemble the ideal match. “We truly did, in the changing areas, embracing all the young men, yet then I said that they have derby Sunday. Our quality is to look forward, to go for something more [...]
Bayern Munich has Sevilla at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening for the second quarterfinals of the Champions League. The Bundesliga champions appear to have the mission effectively settled in light of the fact that they have the 2-1 advantage and scored two objectives in the contradicting field in the principal amusement played in Spain a week ago.
Sevilla originates from a genuine 4-0 crush, against Celta Vigo, in La Liga, a weekend ago, an outcome that stretched out to four matches without a win. Bayern Munich, then again, rides in the Bundesliga in the wake of winning the 28th title a weekend ago, because of a 4-1 triumph over Augsburg.
So with another [...]
Jurgen Klopp applauded Liverpool’s character after passing through the Champions League semi-finals, eliminating Manchester City. “Reds” had won the first 3-0 match at Anfield, while the hopes of “citizens” for a possible turnaround in return boosted Gabriel Jesus’s early goal at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. However, Klopp’s men won again, with a score of 2-1, and left Guardiola’s “citizens” outside the Champions League semi-finals.
Klopp admitted that his team had to be disciplined in defense, as well as fate. “Tonight was very difficult, especially at the beginning of the game, with that wonderful goal that [...]