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MATCH! 21 September 2021

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.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
51 Issues

in this issue

1 min
maxwel cornet

DID YOU KNOW? 24 The wicked wideman played 24 times in the Champions League for Lyon. Top experience! 52 He featured 52 times for France’s youth teams before changing to represent the Ivory Coast! 15 He joined The Clarets on a five-year deal for a joint club-record £15 million fee! FACT PACK Country: Ivory Coast Caps: 22 Age: 24 Height: 5ft 10ins Previous clubs: Metz, Lyon Boots: adidas X PLAYS LIKE RYAN SESSEGNON The Clarets have landed a really rapid left-winger, who can also play as a left-back–just like Tottenham’s Ryan Sessegnon! The former Lyon baller is re ally athletic and skilful, and loves getting into advanced areas before setting up a team-mate. He could grab loads of assists for Burnley in 2021-22!…

1 min
kurt zouma

DID YOU KNOW? 9 When he was nine, he actually played as a right-winger or a striker before changing to CB! 2013 He won the U20 World Cup for France in 2013, alongside his new Hammers mate Alphonse Areola! 5 He won five trophies at Chelsea, including last season’s Champions League success. Hero! FACT PACK Country: France Caps: 10 Age: 26 Height: 6ft 3ins Previous clubs: Saint-Etienne, Chelsea, Stoke (Loan), Everton (Loan) Boots: adidas Predator PLAYS LIKE NIKLAS SULE Zouma’s middle name is ‘Happy’, but we think Hammers fans are more likely to be ‘Over-The-Moon’ with their new defender! The ex-Chelsea centre-back is strong in the challenge, a beast in the air and really difficult to beat in one-v-ones–just like Bayern and Germany defender Sule!…

1 min
saul niguez

DID YOU KNOW? 2 He spent two years at Real Madrid’s youth set-up, before joining their massive rivals Atletico! 9 Back in 2017, he signed a massive nine-year contract with the Spanish side. That’s bonkers! 5 He only missed five games for Atleti in their epic title-winning campaign in 2020-21, scoring two goals! FACT PACK Country: Spain Caps: 19 Age: 26 Height: 6ft Previous clubs: Atletico Madrid, Rayo Vallecano (Loan) Boots: Nike Mercurial PLAYS LIKE MANUEL LOCATELLI Saul is a tireless box-to-box midfielder, who isn’t afraid to shoot from distance – a bit like Juventus new boy Locatelli! The Spanish star actually used to play as a centre-back, so he knows how to make a challenge and likes to get stuck in to tackles, but his forward runs are also really intelligent. He’s got it all!…

2 min
fortnight from hell!

CHELSEA v MAN. CITY Saturday 25 September, 12.30pm City take on Chelsea in a repeat of last season’s Champo League final – except this time they meet at Stamford Bridge! Since Thomas Tuchel took charge of The Blues at the end of January, these two sides have met three times – in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League – and Tuchel’s side have won all three and kept two clean sheets. Can Pep finally get one over the German? THE VILLAIN KAI HAVERTZ Hakim Ziyech scored the winner in their FA Cup clash last season, as well as busting net in the league against City, but Havertz is the real villain – he ruined the Manchester club’s hopes of winning their first-ever Champions League! DID YOU KNOW? Guardiola has lost more matches v Chelsea in…

2 min
champo league chat!

WHO’LL MAKE THE CL FINAL? JAKE SAYS: “We’re both going all English! I’m going to call a Man. City v Liverpool final and City will win!” SEEMA SAY S: “I think Chelsea will be in the final! I know they did it last season, but I’ve been really impressed with what I’ve seen so far. I think it will be them, plus Liverpool or Man. City in the final!” WHO’LL BAG MORE–MESSI OR CR7? JAKE SAYS: “Ronaldo! There’s this belief that he’s not the player he once was. The last two seasons he’s scored over 70 goals combined! He’s at the perfect club with the perfect players around him!” SEEMA SAYS: “I think Ronaldo, by far! People think he’s quite old for a striker, but he’s in his own world – on a different level!…

1 min
magic mbappe!

NEW CL FOOTY! In case you didn’t spot it in the first round of Champions League fixtures, watch out for the new ADIDAS football used during this season’s CL group stage! It combines a white base with yellow, red and black for the star panels, and with all the same tech as in recent seasons! adidas recently took the footy on a tour of some of the cages, parks and playgrounds where the stars used to play when they were growing up! TEKKERS TUTORIAL! MATCH’s skills expert BEN NUTTALL teaches you how to perform a Rainbow Flick! STEP 1 Trap the ball in between your ankles! STEP 2 Now roll the ball up your leg! STEP 3 Heel the ball with your weak foot! STEP 4 Put the roll and heel together in motion, jumping as you do it! Check out @matchmagofficial…