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MATCH! 10-Sep-2019

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
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2 min.
neymar no-go!

THE RUMOURS BEGIN... After an injury-hit campaign, rumours started flying around that Neymar wanted to return to Spain. The gossip went off the scale when he said in an interview that his best footy memory was scoring in the CL against PSG for Barcelona – something that didn’t go down well with the Ligue 1 champs! REAL ENTER THE RACE! Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane wanted a new-look attack with Neymar alongside Eden Hazard but, after failing to offload big earners like Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, it never looked likely. It was even rumoured that new signing Luka Jovic was to be used as part of a swap deal for the wanted Samba superstar! TEAM-MATE TALK! With Real interested, gossips reckon Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez tried to convince Neymar to re-join Barça rather…

1 min.
uefa players of the year!

Virgil VAN DIJK 1 VVD is the first defender to win the award, and the first ever Premier League player as well! 2 Even though he’s a centre-back, he was Netherlands’ joint-top scorer in the UEFA Nations League! 12 He only missed one game of Liverpool’s Champions League success, and was the defender of the season! 21 The Reds kept 21 Prem clean sheets in 2018-19, more than any other PL team – and VVD played in every single one! RUNNERS-UP! As usual, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were nominated too. Leo winning La Liga and Champo League Golden Boots, and a UEFA Nations League trophy for CR7, weren’t enough for them to beat The Reds’ CB! Lucy BRONZE Lucy’s Lyon went the whole league season unbeaten as they lifted the title for the 13th campaign in a row! 0 Bronze played every minute…

1 min.
farewell, bury!

1885 Bury were founded in 1885, and were one of the oldest members of the Football League – they joined in 1894, 125 years ago! 2 They’ve won two FA Cups, and their 6-0 defeat of Derby in 1903 is still the joint-biggest FA Cup final win! 0 They’ve never been relegated from the Football League, and have played in all four top leagues! 1,000 They became the first club to score over 1,000 goals in all four tiers of English football! 2019 They won promotion to League One last season against all odds! They can still reform and bounce back in non-league, just like Newport, Wimbledon and Darlington...…

1 min.
pes 2020

EXCLUSIVE DEALS Get a load of this, Serie A fans – PES 2020 is the only place you can play as Juventus! The Italian giants have an exclusive deal with Konami and, as aresult, the Serie A champions will be known as Piemonte Calcio on FIFA 20! EUROPE AN GIANT S Juventus aren’t the only mega club to have signed up with PES. As usual, it’ll be the only place to play at Barcelona’s Nou Camp, while Bayern Munich and Man. United are all over the game too – that’s why Scott McTominay is starring on the front cover! DEADLY DRIBBLING We’ve already tested out the game, and dribbling is tons of fun! The new style is called Finesse Dribbling and introduces a whole new range of tricks, flicks and moves by using the right…

1 min.
speed freak!

The Brazil baller’s been hogging transfer headlines all summer, but now he’s in the gear spotlight too – Nike have dropped these wicked, special-edition ‘Speed Freak’ Neymar Mercurial boots, which nod to his electric pace, quick dribbling skills and dazzling sprints. Not bad, eh? FELIX’S BENFICA BUDDIES! He might have left Benfica in the summer, but Atletico Madrid wonderkid Joao Felix still pays tribute to his old club by wearing these sick personalised shinpads. Class! LEON’S WACKY LACES! Mexican side Club Leon have released a pretty crazy jersey for their 75th anniversary! Forget your normal V-neck collar – they’ve gone for a bonkers laces look! EURO SHIRT WINNERS! We asked our Twitter fans which Euro club has the best home shirt in 2019-20 – and Dortmund edged out Barcelona for top spot, with 38% of the…

2 min.
pukki’s party!

HOW HE WON IT! MATCH scouts picked out the Prem’s four best players from August, and asked our fans on social to vote for the best! You picked Norwich goal grabber Pukki above Man. City stars Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne! MEGA MOMENTS! Here’s why Pukki was chosen as MATCH’s monthly winner! OFF THE MARK! LIVERPOOL 4-1 NORWICH AUGUST 9 The Canaries couldn’t have had a much tougher start to life back in the Prem than a trip to Anfield – and we weren’t shocked that they were 4-0 down at half-time! There was a moment of history for Pukki, though – the lethal striker scored Norwich’s first goal back in the top tier with his first shot on target! TERRIFIC TREBLE! NORWICH 3-1 NEWCASTLE AUGUST 17 A week after being torn apart by The Reds,…