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Match of the Day Magazine

Issue 564

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.

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the big 6

1 DELIGHFUL DE LIGT Juve spend £76.5m on the world’s best young defender! THE ITALIAN CHAMPS have always been known for their man mountain defenders, but this one takes the cake! The giant 6ft 2in Matthijs de Ligt is now officially a Juventus player and is ready to form a brick wall of a backline with 6ft 3in Leonardo Bonucci. Errr, good luck to all strikers trying to win headers against those two next season! PAZ SAYS Matthijs won a total of 189 headers for club and country last season. He’s a machine! TALL ORDER! The Old Lady have some beastly CBs! DE LIGT FILE! NAME Matthijs de Ligt AGE 19 POSITION CB COUNTRY Holland PREVIOUS CUBS Ajax STANDOUT HONOURS Eredivisie title, Golden Boy 2018, Dutch Footballer of the Year 2018-19 Gary Lineker Match of the Day returns to BBC One next month! 2 BARCA BOOT…

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are you a footy genius?

1 WHAT’S NEXT? Which club badge should be next in this UCL sequence?(1pt) 2 SPOT THE BALL! Is the real ball hiding behind A, B or C? (1pt) 3 TOP TEASER! Which Prem club does this new away kit belong to?(1pt) 4 FACE MERGE! Which two players have we stuck together here? (1pt each) 5 WHERE AM I? (1pt) • I’m at a famous stadium in England • It has a capacity of 39,221 • It is less than a mile from Anfield I AM AT HOW’D YOU GET ON, QUIZZER? 1-2 points Oh my days – a complete kit fail! 3-5 points Nice threads for the new season! 6 points A style icon’s dream. Best kit ever! WANT MORE? TURN TO p56 FOR MORE QUIZ ACTION!…

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timeline of the deal!

19 JUNE 2018 NEW CONTRACT! After endless media speculation about his future, Antoine put pen to paper on a contract extension until 2023. He posted on social media: “My fans, my team, MY HOME!!!" 1 JULY 2019 PRICE DROP! At the start of this month, Griezmann’s release clause officially dropped from £180m to £107.6m, meaning a deal was more likely to happen! 7 MAY 2018 GRIZI GOSSIP! Rumour had it that Griezmann was pushing for a move to Barca and urged them to pay his release clause so he could start a new challenge! 14 MAY 2019 FAREWELL VID! Fast forward past a trophyless season at Atletico and Grizi finally admitted that he was leaving the club. Ant said: “These five years have been incredible. I carry you in my heart!” 12 JULY 2019 SIGNS FOR BARCA! Barcelona swooped in and bagged their man,…

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griezmann is kind of a big deal!

THE FEE Barca stumped up £107.6m to get their man – their second-most expensive signing ever! THE WAGE He’ll eventually earn £364,000 per week – but will actually take a huge pay cut in his first two seasons! THE CONTRACT His deal will see him stay at Barca for five years, unless a club pays his £720m buy-out clause! THE SHIRT Alex Iwobi is known as Big 17 – now he's got a rival! Although we’ve heard if Phil Coutinho goes, Grizi will take No.7! HIS FIRST WEEK…

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10 things you didn’t know about antoine griezmann!

1 HIS TATTOO IS INSPIRING! Antoine has loads of tats, but his favourite is on his arm – an inspirational quote from French writer Antoine De Saint-Exupery. It reads: “Make your life a dream, and make your dream a reality!” 2 HE USED TO BE A KEEPER! gets a banging in goals, but it wasn’t always like that. As a kid, the French forward would dream of slipping on the gloves and diving around between the sticks. Who knew? 3 MASSIVE NBA FAN! When he’s not on the football pitch, you’ll find Griezmann either on the basketball court in the front row at a game, or in front of the TV watching his fave player Derrick Rose! 4 HE WAS IN A FILM! Well, not quite – but his voice was! If you ever watch the French…

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the truth behind the rumours!

PHILIPPE COUTINHO TO LIVERPOOL Paz says: “I dropped my 99 Flake all over my new creps when I read this – but we hear The Reds are open to Phil returning to Anfield from Barcelona, although only on a loan deal with an option to buy. We’ll keep you updated on this one!” EVERTON SOARES TO ARSENAL Ketch says: “With a deal for Wilfried Zaha stalling, Arsenal have sent scouts to Brazil to watch Gremio's game-changing forward. He'll cost half the price and is basically the next Neymar!" GARETH BALE TO TOTTENHAM Paz says: “Calm down, Spurs fans. Soz to give you the bad news, but this one is a load of old tosh. Yeah, Spurs would obvs love Gaz back, but his agent says there’s no chance of him leaving Real Madrid!” JAMES RODRIGUEZ TO…