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The UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Preview: Time For New Winners?

  “Who does Messi play for” “Barcelona” “So they are the favourites for the Champions League”   Guardiola’s response to a reporter after he was asked if his team were now front-runners for the UEFA Champions League trophy following their record-shattering 18th consecutive league victory even though was probably intended to take the pressure off his immensely talented squad who have not only taken...

Preview: Real Madrid Vs PSG – El Cashico

The last time Neymar was on the same pitch with PSG players and a top-level Spanish football club,  he put in one of the best performances of his career.  On that mind-boggling night in March 2017, he scored 2 goals including the 90th-minute penalty to equal the scores on aggregate and provided the assist for Sergi Roberto's winning goal....

The 352 Annual Review Magazine: 2017 #352Mag

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2017 was an exciting year for football and quite a lot happened. Picking up the best stories to review for you in our magazine was a Herculean task but trust us at the 352 headquarters to serve the best stories for the year 2017. For the first time in well over a decade, three seasons wonder, Harry Kane broke the...

Where Will Coutinho Fit At Barcelona?

Following Phillipe Coutinho's move to Barcelona, there has been a lot of reactions from all quarters about the fee, reasons behind a move in January and desired role for the Brazillian magician. Many have touted him for the Iniesta role (Including the Barcelona board) while others see him as a direct replacement for Neymar. Here, the 352 team discussed...

Implosion On The Tyne

The events that sparked Kevin Keegan’s legendary “I would love it if we beat them” rant prior to a last desperate dash for the title toe-to-toe with Manchester United in the 95/96 season in what should have been an amiable stroll for Newcastle, were momentous in their own right. A good number of theories have been propounded about what...

Phillipe Coutinho: A Quality Player And Why Barcelona Need Him

  It's done and it's not surprising. A Brazilian has angled for a move to his dream club and has gotten it. Then, you check the month of the year and the teams in the latter stages of the UEFA Champions league that includes Liverpool and Barcelona and you begin to rationalize why a €160m move is made in the...

Is Manchester City Pep Guardiola’s Most Important Job Yet?

Pep Guardiola is Pep Guardiola. He needs no introduction, not even to the most passive football fan. The Catalan legend has paid his dues as a Barcelona player and as one of the most decorated managers in modern day football. As with every success story anyway, there are critics who believe his successes as a manager have been overrated...

Under Focus: Do Manchester United Have A Defensive Problem?

It’s crazy to think, isn’t it? The team with literally the best defensive record having a problem at the back? Manchester United have conceded the joint fewest goals so far (11, level with Manchester City) and have kept the most clean sheets in the league this season(and scored the second more than most "attacking sides"), but a deeper look...

Manchester City vs Tottenham Preview: Can Spurs Stop The City Train?

High-flying Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday late kick-off on what guarantees to be an entertaining encounter. Manchester City secured a record breaking 15th successive Premier League win in midweek and have dropped just two points all season, which leaves them on 49 points in 1st place 11 points ahead of Manchester United in 2nd. Pep Guardiola is without...

Ballon d’or 2017: Another Day, Another Win For Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo continued a fine year with yet another individual award as he won the Ballon d’Or ahead of Lionel Messi for the second successive year. After winning La Liga, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Best Male Player award, among others in 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d’Or yet again – the fifth time in his...