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Match of the Day Magazine

Issue 567

Match of the Day is Britain’s best-selling football magazine. We bring our youth audience closer to their heroes with an action-packed version of the iconic TV programme. Facts, stats and gossip provide our audience with the knowledge they need for playground banter, while glossy posters, quizzes and cartoons allow them to celebrate the game they’re obsessed with. Parents and teachers say it’s sometimes the only thing boys will read. A huge compliment.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
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the big 6

1 THE BIG SUMMER SPEND Prem teams went money mad this transfer window! CALL THE FIRE BRIGADE, because this summer’s transfer window has been straight flames! Premier League clubs splashed the cash on some of the game's hottest players. Over 400 deals went down with more than £1bn spent, and we can’t wait to assess the freshness once it all kicks off! 12 Aston Villa made the most signings, including an entire new back five! £148m Man. United spent the most money despite only buying three players! £1.41bn The amount of money spent by Premier League teams, just short of the £1.43bn record set in 2017! Gary Lineker Gary and the team are on Match of the Day again this Saturday at 10.30pm! 2 ALL EYES ON THE ETIHAD! Title contenders clash in early season humdinger! BONFIRE NIGHT may still…

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are you a footy genius?

1 PFA PUZZLER! Who’s missing from the past six Prem Player of the Year winners?(1pt) 2 SPOT THE BALL! Is the real ball hiding behind A, B or C? (1pt) 3 GUESS THE GAFFER! Which Premier League club is this guy in charge of? (1pt) 4 FACE MERGE! Which Serie A players have been muddled up in our pic? (1pt for each) 5 WHO AM I? (1pt) • I started my career at MK Dons • I’ve played in a Euros and World Cup • I’m a 23-year-old Prem midfielder I AM: HOW’D YOU GET ON, QUIZZER? 1-2 points What the heck happened there? 3-5 points We know you’re better than this! 6 points Wow, full marks – you smashed it! WANT MORE? TURN TO p56 FOR MORE QUIZ ACTION!…

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superhero signings!

HARRY MAGUIRE Full Name: Jacob Harry Maguire Position: Centre-back Age: 26 Country: England Previous club: Leicester THE LOWDOWN: You already know about Haz, but what you don’t know is that his two brothers are also both footballers, he’s won EIGHT player of the season awards at his previous clubs and, get this, his name isn’t even Harry – it’s Jacob. Mad ting! SUPERPOWER When the ball rises high, Harry teleports himself above the rest and crashes headers into the back of the net! NICOLAS PEPE Full Name: Nicolas Pepe Position: Forward Age: 24 Country: Ivory Coast Previous club: Lille THE LOWDOWN: There’s a lot to learn about new Arsenal forward – Pepe started his career at 14 as a keeper, was mentored by Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa and nearly signed for Watford in 2017. Good news, though – he netted against PSG, Lyon and Marseille…

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what they're getting!

HE CAN PLAY ANYWHERE! Lo Celso can operate on the left, the right or in the centre of midfield – even up front in the No.10 role! PROVEN INTERNATIONAL! This fella has 19 caps for Argentina and scored in the Copa America quarterfinals this summer. Nice! AN EYE FOR GOAL! The man from Rosario is no targetman, but he still got 16 goals and six assists for Real Betis last season! BAGS OF EXPERIENCE! David Luiz has shown he can do the biz in the Prem, with two spells here – he could be a bargain signing! BAGS OF PROMISE! Celtic left-back Tierney is only 22, but if he plays as well in the Prem as he did in Scotland, he'll be a star! SCARY STRENGTH! Luiz has the power to put the wind up any striker, and Tierney is a…

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deadline day deals!

Giovani Lo Celso Real Betis to Tottenham This Argentinian midfield schemer was snapped up from La Liga on a season-long loan – he's a class act and Spurs have the option to buy him permanently! David Luiz & Kieran Tierney Chelsea to Arsenal Celtic to Arsenal A double swoop on deadline day for The Gunners ruffled some feathers in London, but it seriously boosts their defence. Chelsea and Celtic's losses are Arsenal's gain! Joao Cancelo Juventus to Man. City Danilo headed to Italy for £34m as part of the deal, and Pep got his hands on a skilful right-back who'll push Kyle Walker for a spot in the champions' first 11! Alex Iwobi Arsenal to Everton The transfer window was about to shut on Everton's fingers when Iwobi's deal was sealed. They've got a wing whizz and Nigeria international for their money! Alex…

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france ligue 1

LAST SEASON CHAMPIONS: PSG UCL QUALIFIERS: Lille, Lyon TOP SCORER: Kylian Mbappe, PSG – 33 goals PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kylian Mbappe, PSG THE TITLE CHALLENGERS! PSG MANAGER: Thomas Tuchel CAPTAIN: Thiago Silva STAR MAN: Kylian Mbappe LYON MANAGER: Sylvinho CAPTAIN: Leo Dubois STAR MAN: Memphis Depay MARSEILLE MANAGER: Andre Villas-Boas CAPTAIN: Dimitri Payet STAR MAN: Florian Thauvin LILLE MANAGER: Christophe Galtier CAPTAIN: Adama Soumaoro STAR MAN: Zeki Celik 5 BIGGEST SUMMER SIGNINGS! 1 Abdou Diallo | Borussia Dortmund to PSG | £28.8m 2 Idrissa Gueye | Everton to PSG | £28.8m 3 Gelson Martins | Atletico Madrid to Monaco | £27m 4 Joachim Andersen | Sampdoria to Lyon | £21.6m 5 Thiago Mendes | Lille to Lyon | £19.8m TALKING POINT! It looks like Neymar and Mbappe are staying, so can new managers at Marseille and Lyon make the Ligue 1 title race interesting? PSG have won the last two easily! GOLDEN BOOT CONTENDERS! KYLIAN MBAPPE PSG 33 goals in 29 games…