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Match of the Day Magazine Issue 625

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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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
52 Issues

in this issue

4 min
premier league

TOP SCORERS! 1= Harry Kane Tottenham 17 1= Mohamed Salah Liverpool 17 3 Bruno Fernandes Man. United 16 4= Patrick Bamford Leeds 14 4= Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton 14 MOST ASSISTS! 1 Harry Kane Tottenham 13 2 Kevin De Bruyne Man. City 11 3= Bruno Fernandes Man. United 10 3= Jack Grealish Aston Villa 10 5 Son Heung-Min Tottenham 9 MOST SHOTS! 1 Harry Kane Tottenham 102 2 Patrick Bamford Leeds 91 3 Bruno Fernandes Man. United 90 4 Mohamed Salah Liverpool 87 5 Ollie Watkins Aston Villa 77 MINUTES PER GOAL! 1 Mohamed Salah Liverpool 138 mins 2 Harry Kane Tottenham 139 mins 3 Ilkay Gundogan Man. City 145 mins 4 Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 148 mins 5= Bruno Fernandes Man. United 154 mins 5= Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton 154 mins 2,306 No-one has made more Prem passes than Man. City’s record signing Ruben Dias. What a debut season! HOME TRUTH! Rock-bottom Sheffield United have lost 11 times at…

1 min
best of europe!

TOP SCORERS! BUNDESLIGA 35 ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI BAYERN MUNICH LA LIGA 23 LIONEL MESSI BARCELONA SERIE A 23 CRISTIANO RONALDO JUVENTUS LIGUE 1 20 KYLIAN MBAPPE PSG EREDIVISIE 24 GEORGIOS GIAKOUMAKIS VENLO KEEP IT! It’s not Juventus or Napoli that tops the Serie A table for possession –›it’s Sassuolo with 56.8%! HEADS UP! RB Leipzig have won more aerial duels than any other club in Europe with an impressive 58.9%! SAVAGE SAVIC! Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic’s name has been taken the most by La Liga refs this season – 13 times. Wrong'un! MULLER MAGIC! No wonder Robert Lewandowski scores so many – the top assister in Europe’s top five leagues is his Bayern team-mate Thomas Muller with 14! KEY CREATOR! Ligue 1 is blessed with loads of well tekky ballers, but it’s Lyon’s Memphis Depay who’s played the most key passes with 77! BARCA BALL! They might not be at their very…

1 min
hot haaland!

21 The number of league goals Haaland has to his name – he’s second only to Lewandowski! 85 The number of minutes that pass between each of his goals – second best in the league! 8 Out of Haaland’s 21 league goals this season, 16 of them have come in the form of braces – a total of eight! 23 Erling is hard to stop when he gets up for a header –›he’s won 23 this season! 1,782 The number of minutes Erling has played for Borussia Dortmund this season! 500 Luis Suarez recently scored his 500th career goal, 19 of which have come for current club Atletico Madrid, taking his La Liga total to 216! TAKING AIM! No player in Europe has taken more shots at goal this season than the GOAT, Lionel Messi, with 107! DRIBBLE…

2 min
ilkay gundogan

Man. City’s magic midfielder on his sick season, setbacks and his inspirational charity work! ON HIS AMAZING SEASON SO FAR… ILKAY SAYS: “I feel that in the position where I play there is a possibility to create goals. I just try to do my best, you know, to maintain that level and to put all the efforts in to be as successful as possible!” “I wasn’t sure I’d ever play again – but my family and friends kept me positive!”ILKAY GUNDOGAN ON WHETHER HE FEELS MORE CONFIDENT IN HIMSELF… ILKAY SAYS: “I'm definitely confident in dangerous areas, where there's a goal-scoring opportunity. I'm maybe not as technically gifted as other players in the world, but I think that I do the simple stuff as good and as perfect as possible!” ON THE KEY TO PLAYING WELL…

3 min
10 things to look out for in the ucl quarter-finals!

1 GUN-NA SCORE! German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has been transformed into City’s hottest goalscorer. He’s scored 12 goals so far in 2021 – plus he’s bagged pretty important goals against Porto, Marseille and Gladbach in this season’s UCL. Dortmund’s defenders need to watch out for his late runs into the box! 2 LIKEFATHER› LIKE SON! How wild is it that Erling Haaland’s dad played for Man. City? Alf Inge Haaland played 35 Prem games for the Cityzens, scoring three times. His son has been much more deadly for Dortmund – this season he’s become the youngest player to score 20 UCL goals in the history of the comp! 3 LET’S AGUER-GO! After a decade at the Etihad, Sergio Aguero is leaving at the end of the season – meaning this is now his last chance…

1 min
fa cup sem

CHELSEA Manager Thomas Tuchel Captain Cesar Azpilicueta Formation 3-4-2-1 Playing style Defensively solid possession FA Cup best Winners 1970, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2018 LIKELY LINE-UP TEAM RATING THEIR FA CUP STORY BEST PLAYER MASON MOUNT Mase is proving how important he is. The England baller can play across the front line or deeper in midfield to get the Blues moving. His vision and passing are next level – and he pops up with a screamer or two! ONE TO WATCH CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI The speedy winger is a serious threat with the ball at his feet, rinsing defenders before nipping past and creating in the final third. Chelsea might need to use CHO’s rapid pace to cause City some problems! MAN. CITY Manager Pep Guardiola Captain Fernandinho Formation 4-3-3 Playing style Possession football FA Cup best Winners 1904, 1934, 1956, 1969, 2011 and 2019 LIKELY…