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MATCH! 9 March 2021

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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.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
51 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
“la remontada” part two?!

It might look like Baarcelona are dead and buried in their Champo League tie with PSG, but fans of the Spanish side should dare to dream – they pulled off a similar come back in 2017! MATCH takes a trip down memory lane to one of the tourno’s greatest-ever turnarounds… THE SCENE… It was the 2016-17 Champions League round of 16! PSG had beaten Barcelona 4-0 at home in the first leg of their knockout tie, thanks to a double from Angel Di Maria and goals from Edinson Cavani and Julian Draxler. They were expected to stroll through to the next round, but the Nou Camp giants had other ideas… THE TEAMS… WHAT HAPPENED… Barcelona were 3-0 up after 50 minutes, but were struck a killer blow in the 62nd minute when Cavani scored a…

1 min.
how they can do it!

SCORE EARLY! If Barcelona are gonna achieve the impossible, an early goal would be a huge boost – and make the French side really nervous in the process! STOP MBAPPE! They need to come up with a plan to stop Mbappe – which won’t see one of their own players sent off! We suggest doubling up on him at least! BE MORE CLINICAL! One thing they can learn from Mbappe is how to not waste chances! They had 12 shots in the first leg, but only four of them were on target. Fail! NEVER GIVE UP! It would be easy to throw in the towel early, but their 2017 turn around proves that anything can happen in football. Believe us!…

2 min.
prem sides’… europa dreams!

MAN.UNITED v AC MILAN The Red Devils were handed a proper block buster draw against AC Milan! As well as chasing Inter for this season’s Serie A title, Milanare one of the most successful sides on the planet–they’ve won seven Champions League titles. United were handed a big advantage when star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was ruled out of the first leg, though! ARSENAL v OLYMPIAKOS The Gunners sneaked into the last 16 after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s late goal saw them edge out Benfica! Now they face the side that knocked them out of this competition last campaign – Olympiakos! The Greek giants are top of their league table by a mile this season, so this is gonna be another tough tie for the Londoners. We still fancy them… TOTTENHAM v DINAMO ZAGREB Tottenham fans celebrated like…

2 min.
women’s league cup!

ROBINS FAST FACTS… ✓ Bristol City made history by reaching the League Cup final for the first time since the club was founded 23 years ago! ✓ England wonderkid Ebony Salmon is The Robins’ top goalscorer in the competition with four net-busters in five games! ✓ The huge underdogs have conceded just four goals in five League Cup matches this season. They’ve stayed solid! TEAM NEWS & LIKELY LINE-UP After being thrashed by Chelsea in the WSL last month, MATCH wouldn’t be shocked to see The Robins change from their usual 4-1-4-1 formation to a more defensive 5-4-1 to keep things a little bit tighter. They need to make sure star player Ebony Salmon isn’t too isolated up front, though! WATCH IT… Sunday March 14 2.30pm MATCH PREDICTS! Their WSL clash ended 5-0 to Chelsea last month, so it…

1 min.
10 facundo pellistri facts!

1 The star’s full name Facundo Pellistri Rebollo and he turned 19 years old in December! 2 He signed for United last October from Uruguayan giants Penarol for just under £10 million! 3 Pellistri scored three goals in his first eight games for the English side’s U23s – including versus rivals Man. City! 4 He’s the fourth Uruguayan in Man. United’s history after Diego Forlan, Edinson Cavani and Guillermo Varela! 5 Pellistri made his professional debut in August 2019 when he was just 17 years old! 6 He joined La Liga club Alaves on loan in January for the rest of the season! 7 Pellistri was born in Uruguay, but is also eligible to play for Spain on the international stage! 8 With quality close control and a rapid turn of pace, he’s been compared loads to…

2 min.
gundo’s double!

AWESOME ASSIST! BURNLEY 0-2 MAN. CITY FEBRUARY 3 We reckon winning MATCH’s POTM prize for January gave Gundo a big boost, because he started February in fine form! He fizzed a pass across the six-yard box for Raheem Sterling to tuck home, registering his eighth Premier League goal or assist in ten games – as many as his previous 61 games combined beforehand! MEGA MOMENTS! Here’s why Gundo was chosen as MATCH’s monthly winner! REDS RATTLED! LIVERPOOL 1-4 MAN. CITY FEBRUARY 7 We billed this mega match as Liverpool’s last chance to catch City in the title race – but Ilkay and co made sure they didn’t get a sniff! The Germany international skied his penalty over the bar in the first half, but definitely made up for it after the break by bagging a brace! HOW HE WON IT! MATCH…