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MATCH! 27 April 2021

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
51 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
europa semi-finals! 5 things to watch out for!

1. FINALLY A FINAL? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is targeting his first-ever final as boss of Man. United! The Red Devils have lost all 2. BIG FAVOURITES! Both of the Prem sides strolled to the semi-finals! Arsenal put on one of their best displays of the season in the away 3. EPIC REUNIONS! The Gunners semi-final v Villarreal sees there turn of former manager Unai Emery! The Spanish boss is a Europa League expert – he won the competition three times at Sevilla and helped Arsenal reach the final in 2018-19. United come up against ex-ballers Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Chris Smalling, who play for Roma! 4. DEADLY DZEKO! Another player who could come back to haunt The Red Devils is ex-Man. City goal grabber Edin Dzeko! The classy targetman scored the equaliser in the last round v Ajax…

1 min.

ENGLAND RETURN! J-Lingz has gone from being a forgotten man for England to one of their key players in the matter of months! He received his first call-up since 2019 to Gareth Southgate’s squad and looks destined to make the final 23-man squad for this summer’s European Championship! Would you pick him, MATCH fans? SIZZLING STATS! Since making his West Ham debut at the start of February, The Hammers and grabbed three assists! No Prem player has busted more league nets than him in that time, while he’s also bettered a personal best for most PL goals in a single season. Wowzers! SUMMER TARGET! West Ham would love to sign him permanently this summer, but his form has also attracted attention from some of Europe’s biggest and best clubs, including Inter Milan, Real Madrid, PSG…

1 min.
wolves worldie!

JESSE SAYS: “Picking the ball up and seeing a few defenders, and obviously Michail up front, I knew I had to drive with the ball.” JESSE SAYS: “I knew the defender couldn’t catch up to me, so I cut across him and he’d have to foul me or let me go, and he let me go.” JESSE SAYS: “It was a great run by Michail to take one defender away. I was one-on-one with the defender and had to side step him.” JESSE SAYS: “Then it was down to the keeper. Over the years I’ve lacked composure in front of goal. I’ve been working on it in training.” JESSE SAYS: “Practice makes perfect! I stayed calm and composed in front of goal and I slotted the ball away!”…

2 min.
gunners bromance!

FIRSTGAME TOGETHER! EMILE SAYS: “That was probably the FA Youth Cup against Liverpool!” BUKAYO SAYS: “I remember everything about that match!” EMILE SAYS: “Yeah, let’s talk about that match! I think Bukayo scored. It was actually me that played it in behind for you. It got cut out, they made the mistake and you pounced on it and smacked it top corner!” BUKAYO SAYS: “Yeah, I came off the bench as a sub and got the equaliser. I’m proud of that moment. I assisted the winner as well!” FIRST TIME THEY MET? EMILE SAYS: “I actually can’t remember! I can’t!” BUKAYO SAYS: “Do you remember when I played up two years one time? I think Emile was there. I can’t remember what team it was against, but I think Arsenal defender Ryan Garry was the coach!” ON-PITCH PARTNERSHIP! SAYS:…

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! ROBINSON Robinson helped West Brom shock Chelsea and then scored in the win v Southampton. Total hero! LACAZETTE You’ve got to respect a silky team goal, and Laca finished two off for Arsenal against Sheffield United! ALEXANDER-ARNOLD The Liverpool right-back silenced his haters with an ace assist for Jota v Arsenal and a fine finish against Aston Villa! LINGARD It was another epic month for J-Lingz, who could potentially win the POTM and GOTM double in April. Baller! THE RESULTS! We’ll reveal the winners in next week’s issue!…

2 min.
real madrid v chelsea

VINICIUS JUNIOR The 20-year-old Brazilian was Real’s hero in the quarter-final against Liverpool! He scored twice against The Reds in their first-leg clash as he became the club’s second-youngest scorer in a Champions League knockout match. He’s a proper livewire! TEAM NEWS It remains to be seen whether or not Sergio Ramos manages to get fit in time to feature against Chelsea! He missed the quarter-final first leg against Liverpool with a calf injury and tested positive for coronavirus just before their second leg. As for The Blues, we’re expecting to see Kai Havertz up front as he was v Porto! MASON MOUNT MATCH has picked out Mount because he’s been in unreal form for both Chelsea and England in 2021! The 22-year-old baller seems to be getting better with every game and scored his…