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MATCH! 16 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

2 min.
can city win the… quadruple?

EFL CUP City booked their spot in the EFL Cup final after getting past Man. United in the semi-finals, and Pep Guardiola faces another big rival at Wembley in Jose Mourinho! Tottenham have been on a mixed run of form recently, so City are definitely the faves to land their fourth EFL Cup on the bounce! KEY MAN SERGIO AGUERO Injuries have stopped Kun from being one of City’s key men this season but, if there’s one player that loves taking on Spurs, it’s the Argentina striker! He’s managed 16 goals and assists combined from 18 matches against the Londoners. What a sick record! EFL CUP WINNERS? MATCH SAYS Yes YOU SAY FA CUP City have got their quarter-final clash with Everton this week, which won’t be an easy match! We’re predicting them to get past The Toffees…

2 min.
luis suarez … man on a mission!

FIGHTING SPIRIT! SUAREZ SAYS: “I’ve always been very competitive! I’ve always wanted to show what I can do and keep on improving. I’ve always been ready for the next challenge and I’ve always been stubborn and determined!” HUNTINGFOR GOALS! SUAREZ SAYS: “I’m at a club where a lot of people think it’s difficult to get goals but, with the quality of the players that we have here, it’s actually easy!” STAY INGCONSISTENT! SUAREZ SAYS: “I think it’s really difficult to be consistent all season long. That just shows what a great job we’ve done to be where we are. We’ve got to stay on the right track until we reach our objective!” AT LETI’SAMBITIONS! SUAREZ SAYS: “This Atletico Madrid team is very ambitious! We want to go a long way. No one can take that ambition away…

3 min.
zlat attack!

PREM SPELL! Back in July 2016, Ibra joined Man. United as a free agent from PSG on a huge deal worth £200,000 per week! He was handed the club’s No.9 jersey and returned the favour with goals – lots of them! In his first season at United, he also won three trophies, including the 2016-17 Europa League! HOW IT ENDED! In April 2017, the Sweden star suffered a serious knee injury and was out for almost seven months! On his return, he became the first-ever player to feature for seven different clubs in the Champo League, but struggled to get back to his best and had his contract terminated in March 2018 ahead of a move to MLS! MILAN MAGIC! After an epic net-busting spell in America, the lethal striker returned to Europe to rejoin…

2 min.
champions league stats & facts!

2018 Federico Chiesa became the first player, other than Cristiano Ronaldo, to score for Juve in a CL knockout stage match since April 2018. Wow! 1 Mehdi Taremi became the first-ever player from Iran to score in the Champions League knockout stages. Hero! 26 Mahmoud Dahoud's long-range strike for Dortmund v Sevilla was his first goal in the Champions League, with what was his 26th shot in the competition! 2 Suso's goal v Dortmund was only the second of Sevilla’s last 25 goals in the CL to be scored by a Spanish player! PASSES COMPLETED! Here are the CL passing stats after the round of 16 first legs! 17 Lionel Messi has now scored in the Champions League in each calendar year since 2005 – a run of 17 years! 11 Thiago's 11 game CL winning streak is the joint-longest run of victories…

1 min.
around the grounds

STADIUM FACTS TEAM: Real Madrid COUNTRY: Spain CITY: Madrid BUILT: 1947 CAPACITY: 81,044 RECORD ATTENDANCE: 129,690 v AC Milan, April 1956 DID YOU KNOW? The Bernabeu is the only ground to host the finals of both the Champions League and the Copa Libertadores – the South American version of the CL!…

3 min.
fifa 21

TOBIN HEATH USA★RW★90 The wicked winger has been making a name for herself in the Women’s Super League this season after joining Man. United in September. She signed for The Red Devils alongside her USA team-mate Christen Press. In November, she was voted the league’s POTM, but she’s ruled out through injury currently! EUGENIE LE SOMMER FRANCE★ST★90 It’s fair to say that Le Sommer is one of the most respected players in women’s football and became France’s all-time top scorer in September with her 82nd goal! She’s been a crucial reason behind Lyon’s dominance in recent years, and has already lifted an incredible 27 trophies during her time at the club! ALEX MORGAN USA★ST★90 Along with Heath and Press, United States hero Alex Morgan also moved to England last year, but to Tottenham! Even though she only played…