Fiorentina’s forward overtures for Jonathan Ikone show where they aspire to be

Samuel Moutoussamy of FC Nantes competes for the ball with Jonathan Ikone of Lille OSC during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Lille OSC and FC...

Recent reports claim Fiorentina – sixth in Serie A so far this term – are close to snatching a shrewd mid-season acquisition next month: Lille’s French winger Jonathan Ikone at just €15m (£12.75m), the sort of cut-price fee they’ll be hoping propels them into serious European challengers, as opposed to the frequent pretender tag they’ve long beld in Italy. Continue reading

Bayern’s German monopoly continues, but don’t begrudge Julian Nagelsmann

Julian Nagelsmann, Head Coach of RB Leipzig reacts during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena on December...

Football’s worst kept secret is out: the Bundesliga’s perennial champions Bayern Munich have announced RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann will succeed Hansi Flick as their new manager this summer, agreeing terms for a lucrative five-year deal. However, sceptics shouldn’t be so quick to begrudge a highly-rated boss joining his fiercest competitors, being Bavarian-born after all.
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RB Leipzig 3-2 Manchester United: 5 Talking Points as Red Devils crash out of UCL

Leipzig raced to an early lead after Angelino's beautiful finish two minutes in, and United couldn't cope

Manchester City loanee Angelino had a goal and was involved in two more to help sink a slow-starting Manchester United, as Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig held firm despite an unlikely late comeback, winning 3-2 and knocking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men out of the Champions League to finish an eventful MD6. What were five talking points from a thriller in Germany? Continue reading

RB Leipzig 2-1 PSG: 5 Hits and Flops as Nagelsmann’s men complete frantic comeback

RB Leipzig players celebrate after Emil Forsberg's second-half penalty against PSG

It was a classic tale of two halves at the Red Bull Arena, as RB Leipzig displayed guile and determination to overturn a precarious deficit, beating PSG 2-1 to make Group H an even more intriguing story in this season’s Champions League. Who struggled while others excelled on an evening where last year’s finalists were left with nine men by full-time? Read on for more… Continue reading

UCL MD2 Group Stage Previews #2: Man Utd vs RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund vs Zenit

Bundesliga | Angelino double fires RB Leipzig to comfortable win over Istanbul Basaksehir

A look ahead to two intriguing Champions League group stage fixtures taking place tonight, as Manchester United hope for a continuation of their memorable night in Paris when entertaining last season’s semi-finalists RB Leipzig. By contrast, Leipzig’s Bundesliga counterparts Borussia Dortmund target a defiant response after their MD1 defeat with a positive result against Zenit. Continue reading