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Match of the Day Magazine Issue 623

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Biweekly
$4.87
$87.97
52 Issues

in this issue

1 min
golden boy!

IS THERE ANYTHING Marcus Rashford can’t do? If he’s not banging in goals, he’s writing books and when he’s taking a break from helping feed millions of children, he’s picking up awards from the Queen. He’s just bagged another accolade – this time, the world-famous gold Blue Peter badge for all of the amazing and inspirational things he’s been doing recently. Boss level 100! GOLD GANG! These big names also have a gold Blue Peter badge to their name! RASHFORD ON RECEIVING HIS BADGE… “I appreciate it greatly – I'm happy that I’m able to spread positive messages and show a side of me that people might not see. A lot of what I do is not for me – I just want to give people the best chance to be the best they…

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3 min
baller battles!

WHICH OF THE WORLD’S BEST PLAYERS DO YOU RATE MORE? ONE IS A DORTMUND destroyer who has eight senior hat-tricks and a Golden Boy award to his name, the other is a World Cup-winning wonderkid who is already PSG’s third-highest-scoring player in their history. But who do you think is better? This one is a toughie! HAALAND OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS • Austrian Footballer of the Year (2019), • Golden Boy (2020) MBAPPE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS • Golden Boy (2017), • FIFA World Cup Best Young Player (2018), • Ligue 1 Player of the Year (2018-19), • French Player of the Year (2018, 2019), • Ligue 1 top scorer (2018-19, 2019-20) HAS THE PREM ever seen two better creative forces than this pair of Manchester-based magicians? Bruno has contributed to 41 combined goals and assists since joining in January 2020, while King Kev’s assist…

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1 min
motd mag lol zone!

NINE OF THE WORST HAIRCUTS THE WORLD OF FOOTBALL HAS EVER SEEN… THREE TOP-SECRET GAMEPLANS… TWO INCREDIBLE BALL-IN-THE-FACE PHOTOS… GENUINE PHOTOS! SIX PICS OF MOTD LEDGE GARY LINEKER SITTING ON RANDOM THINGS… HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW WEST HAM BAND? …AND ONE OF GAZ DRESSED AS AN AMERICAN COP! STEP INTO THE TIME MACHINE MAN. CITY! They’re charging towards another Premier League title – but what did this team of superstars look like back in the day? Let’s take a look!…

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4 min
the biggest derbies in world football!

SUPERCLASICO BOCA JUNIORS V RIVER PLATE City Buenos Aires Country Argentina The greatest, most intense, most ferocious derby in world football! BOCA JUNIORS Founded April 1905 Stadium La Bombonera (54,000) League titles 34 Star player Eduardo Salvio RIVER PLATE Founded May 1901 Stadium El Monumental (70,074) League titles 36 Star player Nicolas De La Cruz THE NAME Superclasico comes from the Spanish usage of ‘clasico’, which means derby – then by adding ‘super’ in front of it, it emphasises just how incredible this rivalry is! THE RIVALRY These two clubs from the Argentine capital account for more than 70% of the country's football fans between them. Boca is Argentina's working-class club, with most fans coming from the local Italian community. River became known as the Millionaires due to them having a more wealthy fanbase! WHEN IS IT? SUNDAY 14 MARCH THE KING’S CLASH PALMEIRAS V…

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3 min
motd mag exclusive! lucy bronze

“I’m super competitive. I just want to beat everyone!” Lucy Bronze Yes, Lucy! How are you feeling about the WSL title race? LUCY SAYS: “I’m excited. It’s the way it should be, with it changing each week. We didn’t have the best start to the season, but we’re in form and it’s all to play for. If we win the rest of our games, we can finish top of the league. Chelsea are top at the minute – but I back my team!” What makes Man. City such a good club to be at? LUCY SAYS: “The philosophy. It’s the way we play football. I don’t get coached by Pep Guardiola, but it’s where it all comes from. You can watch any of our teams and the style that we all try to follow…

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1 min
the fa cup quarter- finals!

THIS SOUTH-COAST derby was fierce – and the Saints were dominant. They had plenty of chances, but Danny Ings just couldn’t find the net. Che Adams missed a late one-on-one, before Dom Solanke went up the other end and stole the win! BOTH TEAMS WERE absolute flames in this high-scoring match. Kyle Walker was key as City went into the lead twice, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit two equalisers. The game went into extra-time, with City sub Phil Foden hitting a tasty winner! EARLY STRIKES FROM Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham put Chelsea in cruise control, until John Fleck’s rasping volley put the Blades right back in the game. They pushed hard for an equaliser, but the Blues held firm to secure their spot in the semi-finals! THIS GAME WAS end-to-end. Jamie Vardy bagged…

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