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MATCH! 2 March 2021

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in this issue

1 min.
derby drama!

MADRID The fact that two players were sent off in a “friendly” between the two Madrid rivals in 2019 says it all about their hatred for one another! It’s become even more intense since Diego Simeone has been in charge of Atletico – they’ve met in two Champions League finals and now fight for the La Liga title every season, with Atletico having the upper hand so far in 2020-21! RIVALRY RATING MANCHESTER With just four miles separating the two grounds, the Manchester derby obviously has a lot to do with sharing the same city! In the 1990s, the rivalry dropped off a bit after City were relegated down to Division Two, but it’s been boiling again over the last decade since they became one of the richest clubs in the world – and…

2 min.
flying the flag

CHELSEA v ATLETICO MADRID Chelsea have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the Women’s CL last 16, too! The Spanish side knocked out Man. City in the past two seasons and have a familiar name in England forward Toni Duggan. The Blues last reached this stage two seasons ago and went on to reach the semi-finals, before being knocked out by eventual winners Lyon! MAN. CITY v FIORENTINA Man. City will be glad they don’t have to face Atletico for the third season in a row! They’ll be hoping to at least match their 2017-18 efforts, when they reached the semi-finals. Italian opponents Fiorentina are hoping to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in their history after edging past Slavia Prague in the last round. City will be huge faves for this…

1 min.
players to watch!

SOFIE SVAVA ★ WOLFSBURG The 20-year-old wonderkid got three assists for Rosengard in the last round, so German giants Wolfsburg snapped her up in January! LIEKE MARTENS ★ BARCELONA The Netherlands superstar is one of the best players on the planet and has grabbed three goals in two CL appearances this season! LUDMILA ★ ATLETICO MADRID The forward scored the goal to knock City out of the tournament in 2019 and has three goals and assists combined this season! MELVINE MALARD ★ LYON You already know about Lyon superstars Wendie Renard and Dzsenifer Marozsan, but the 20-year-old is showing huge potential! SYDNEY LOHMANN ★ BAYERN Bayern are top of the German league and the 20-year-old starlet is their top scorer! She also hit her first goal for Germany last September!…

1 min.
copa sense!

MATCH thought something was fishy when adidas released the Superlative Pack in January and there was no sign of the Copa! We predicted a next-generation boot could be on the horizon – and here it is, in the form of the new Copa Sense! You’ll catch top ballers like Joao Felix, Paulo Dybala, Jude Bellingham, Melanie Leupolz and Martina Rosucci wearing them! NEW BALANCE X ROMA! New Balance will be producing Serie A side Roma’s strips from the start of the 2021-22 season! They announced the news with the launch of an AR filter game on Insta! PUMA’S NEW SIGNING! The Puma XI has just got a lot stronger! The mega brand has signed up Real Madrid and France centre back Raphael Varane. He’ll wear their Ultra cleats! MESSI’S MUSEUM BOOTS! Last December, Leo Messi broke…

1 min.
vote now!

HOW TO VOTE! Go to the MATCH Facebook page 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! MOUTINHO The 34-year-old Wolves CM showed off his jaw-dropping technique with a missile against Arsenal! WARD-PROWSE Is there a better free-kick taker in the world than the Southampton star? He produced another worldy v Newcastle! FERNANDES As well as his GOTM contender against Everton, the Red Devils star has had another marvellous month of footy! STERLING The rapid Man. City winger finally broke his Anfield duck in a Man. City shirt and terrified defenders all month. Hero! THE RESULTS! We’ll reveal the winners in next week’s issue!…

1 min.

Chelsea chill! Chelsea goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger looks a bit cold! Bruno’s splits! Who knew Fernandes was a secret gymnast? Speed of light! Adama was so quick even the cameraman couldn’t keep up! Masked singer! Mikel Arteta was auditioning for next year’s series! Head-to-head! Grealish andMac Allister took their head-to-head way too literally! Stuck in the mud! That ball’s in danger of getting lost in there! Hand of God! Does Olivier Giroud think he’s Diego Maradona or something? Toffee troubles! Bernard’s winter gloves got caught up in the net! Barmy boss! There’s a reason Chris Wilder is never dressing roomDJ… Zinchenk-no! Rodri and Ederson just totally blanked Oleksandr Zinchenko!…