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MATCH

20-Aug-2019

MATCH is the must-buy weekly football magazine for every young football fan. As well as having all the latest news and transfer gossip from the Premier League, Football League and around Europe, MATCH brings you the biggest interviews with the best footballers on the planet! Not only that, but for gamers we're the No.1 magazine for the latest FIFA news, hints and tips… And we're first with all the big football boot releases. Every week, the magazine is crammed full of fun! There's loads of stuff to impress your mates, plus quizzes, competitions, results, stats and an awesome free Fantasy League game...

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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deadly trios!

56 Liverpool’s deadly trio scored 56 league goals last season – only PSG and Barcelona’s front lines bagged more in Europe! 22 Salah and Mane finished as the Prem’s joint top goalscorers last season with 22 each. Legends! 108 In total, they’ve scored over 100 PL goals in the last two seasons – including 54 for Mohamed Salah. Wow! 68 Pepe played in another deadly attack last season! Lille scored 68 Ligue 1 goals in 2018-19 – only two sides bagged more in France! 5 Lacazette and Aubameyang assisted five Prem goals for each other in 2018-19! 20 Aubameyang has scored 20+ league goals in each of the last four seasons, and shared last year’s Golden Boot with Salah and Mane! HOW THEY’LL LINE UP... Salah and Mane usually start on the wings, but they’ll swap with…

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who is... ismaila sarr?

FACTPACK Age: 21 Country: Senegal Position: Winger Boots: Nike PhantomVNM THE MEGA DEAL! The Hornets left it late to get this transfer done, but on deadline day they sealed Sarr’s signing for £27 million on a five-year contract! That whopping fee took him ahead of Andre Gray as Watford’s most expensive signing ever! FRENCH CUP KING! Watford got hammered in the 2019 FA Cup final by Man. City, but Sarr wasn’t so unlucky! He was a star of the Rennes side that shocked PSG in the French cup final, and buried the decisive penalty himself. Legend! 2018-19 LIGUE 1 STATS GAMES 35 GOALS 8 ASSISTS 6 SIZZLING STYLE! Sarr has electric pace and loves running at defenders and trying to make things happen for his team. With him on the wing and Gerard Deulofeu given a free role behind the striker, teams will hate…

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euro transfers that could still happen!

NEYMAR PSG The transfer saga of the summer isn’t over yet! Neymar has made it pretty obvious he wants to go back to Spain after two years with PSG, and Real Madrid and Barcelona are scrapping it out to land the Brazil superstar. Can either La Liga giant work out a deal and get it sorted before the Euro window shuts PAUL POGBA MAN. UNITED Juventus are still keen to re-sign their old midfielder, but they’re running out of time! The Old Lady’s squad is massive, so they need to cash in on some of their own stars before they can make a move. With United unable to replace him until January, it’ll take a massive offer to convince them to sell the CM! DONNY VAN DE BEEK AJAX Ajax’s wicked team of homegrown heroes that reached last…

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managers' makeover!

WAR OF WORDS! Their rivalry has always been pretty friendly, with Guardiola even speaking to Klopp straight after the 2019 Champo League final to congratulate him! But things turned more sour recently… The Liverpool boss said City were in ‘fantasy land’ coz they can sign whoever they want, while Pep said it wasn’t true and that Klopp’s comments ‘bothered him’! Is the Prem title-race heat getting to them already ! CLASH OF STYLES! There are definitely similarities between how the two coaches like their teams to play – they’re both really attack-minded, expect their players to press to win the ball back and basically just score as many goals as possible! The main difference is that Pep prefers possession footy, while Klopp is happier to counter with pace! TROPHY CABINETS! Although Klopp is older and…

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nicolas pepe

GOAL MACHINE! Last season, Pepe was one of the best goalscorers around! Kylian Mbappe beat him to the Ligue 1 Golden Boot, but only four players scored more goals in Europe’s top five leagues! When he gets a chance, he’s absolutely deadly! QUICK FEET! Pepe is pretty tall for a rapid winger, and his long legs give him the ability to keep the ball under pressure. He can quickly shift his feet to avoid tackles and get away from defenders, and then uses his pace to leave them for dead! LEGENDARY LINK-UP! He formed a deadly partnership with his Lille strike partners last season – he set up five goals for Jonathan Bamba and scored another five thanks to Jonathan Ikone! Arsenal’s new attack, with Pepe, Lacazette and Aubamayeng, could be devastating! DEADLY DRIBBLER! Pepe completed more…

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transfers rated!

20 CHELSEA There’s not too much you can do when you’re handed a transfer ban right at the start of the window, but The Blues still managed to make one signing – and, perhaps even more importantly, keep hold of some really promising youngsters! STAR SIGNING MATEO KOVACIC Who else The ex-Real Madrid midfielder was Chelsea’s only signing of the summer – and they could only land him because he was still registered at the club from last season’s loan deal. He'll be a good squad player! STRONGEST LINE-UP ALL SIGNINGS Mateo Kovacic, Real Madrid £40 million Losing superstar forward Eden Hazard was obviously a massive blow, but tying down wonderkid winger Callum Hudson-Odoi was almost just as huge of a boost! 19 CRYSTAL PALACE The summer didn’t start well for Palace after losing promising RB Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Man.…

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