MATCH!

30 November 2021

If you’ve got a football-mad kid, then you need to get them a digital subscription to MATCH Magazine! Packed full of the latest Premier League news, interviews with the games biggest stars, and more stats and facts than you can shake a stick at, each issue brings young fans closer to the teams they love! For your budding future stars, MATCH Magazine also has detailed tips and guides to help them hone their talents and show off their footballing skills. There’s also quizzes and jokes in every issue to keep them entertained and all the scores from the Premier and Football Leagues.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Weekly
£7.99
£70
51 Issues

in this issue

2 min
christmas wish list!

JURGEN KLOPP Liverpool only signed Ibrahima Konate in the summer window, so they’ve been saving their pennies for Christmas! That’s great news for Jurgen Klopp, who sees lethal on-loan Wolves forward Hwang Hee-Chan as the perfect long-term replacement for Roberto Firmino. Wolves have an option to sign him permanently though, so Klopp could end up being disappointed! PEP GUARDIOLA We think the Man. City manager is a massive hoarder, because we noticed another attacking midfielder on his Xmas wish list! Even though the reigning Prem champs spent £100 million on Jack Grealish last summer, Pep wants to pickpocket Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig after his impressive hat-trick at the Etihad back in September! STEVEN GERRARD It’s no surprise to see some old Rangers mates on Stevie G’s Christmas wish list! Top of the list is…

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1 min
festive fut!

MOHAMED SALAH Cristiano Ronaldo set the POTM bar pretty high with his September card, but we think Salah has raised it even higher! After grabbing nine Premier League goals and assists combined in October, EA rewarded him with this jaw-dropping POTM card, which has far better pace and dribbling stats than CR7’s one. It’s our Xmas dream! NEYMAR After scoring a brace in PSG’s win over Bordeaux, Neymar was handed a spot in the sick TOTW 8 squad! On paper, it might just look like a one-point OVR boost from his regular card, but improvements to his finishing, shot power, speed and agility all have a difference in making him even deadlier than ever! GIOVANNI REYNA EA teamed up with adidas to create a special-edition Numbers Up card, with select players receiving specific attribute boosts…

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1 min
gallagher xmas chat

ALMIRON’S SECRET SANTA! We asked Newcastle baller MIGUEL ALMIRON what he’d buy his team-mates for Christmas this year… MIGUEL SAYS: “Mate tea is a traditional South American drink that you will often see me drinking before matches. It’s really good for energy and tastes amazing. Federico Fernandez drinks it a lot here too. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez all drink it as well, so it must be good for you! For Christmas I would give all my team-mates some Mate tea as I think it would be an unusual present for them!” CONOR'S CHRISTMAS NO-GO! MATCH asked CRYSTAL PALACE superstar CONOR GALLAGHER what the worst present is he’s ever received… CONOR SAYS: “I think everyone says this, but when you get socks in your Christmas sack! My mum has always done it, just to…

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3 min
top 10 women’s players!

10 KHADIJA SHAW MAN. CITY She’s nicknamed ‘Bunny’, but the lethal striker prefers goals to carrots! She finished last season as the top scorer in the French league with 22 strikes from 20 matches, including three hattricks. Her deadly form saw her earn a summer move to Man. City, where she scored on her WSL debut v Everton and then hit a hat-trick in the FA Cup v Leicester! 9 CHRISTINE SINCLAIR PORTLAND THORNS The greatest international goalscorer of all time was already a legend before 2021 even begun, but she cemented her place among the all-time legends by captaining Canada to their first-ever major trophy at the Olympics! The 38-year-old striker ends the year on 188 all-time international net-busters from 306 appearances. Wowzers! 8 MAGDALENA ERIKSSON CHELSEA Defenders never normally get enough credit, but we’re shouting out…

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1 min
vote now!

HOW TO VOTE! Go to the MATCH social media channels now and you’ll see two shortlists – one for Player of the Month and one for Goal of the Month. Then just vote for your choice. Well easy! SMITH ROWE The homegrown Arsenal hero was super silky last month for club and country! RODRI The Man. City midfielder hit an unstoppable rocket against Everton! ALEXANDERARNOLD The Liverpool hero’s free-kick was placed perfectly into the net v West Ham, before getting a couple of assists against Arsenal! BARNES The Leicester winger scored a screamer v Leeds straight from the kick-off! THE RESULTS! We’ll reveal the winners in the next issue!…

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15 min
top 100 players in the world 2021!

100 Jesse Lingard Man. United Position: Midfielder Age: 28 We were all calling him “Lingardinho” after the baller dazzled on loan at West Ham and couldn’t stop scoring or assisting! 99 Jamal Musiala Bayern Munich Position: Midfielder Age: 18 He became the youngest-ever German goalscorer in the CL in February, earned his first senior cap and signed a new contract! 98 Tomas Soucek West Ham Position: Midfielder Age: 26 The fans’ favourite is massively underrated by other sides’ supporters and consistently scores 8/10 in the Prem! 97 Emile Smith Rowe Arsenal Position: Midfielder Age: 21 He was handed Arsenal's No. 10 jersey in the summer and has been playing like prime Ozil! Plus he scored his first England goal! 96 Allan Saint-Maximin Newcastle Position: Forward Age: 24 Newcastle’s new owners want to build the club around the skiller! He’s brought fun, flair, flicks and Gucci to the Premier League! 95 Luis Diaz Porto Position: Winger Age: 24 The second-top…

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