3 to See: Derbies in Argentina, Portugal and the start of Serie A

he last of Europe’s major five leagues gets underway this weekend and we’re tipping title-chasing Roma’s clash with Fiorentina as the pick of the Serie A fixture list. Elsewhere in our weekly 3 to See column, we’re recommending massive derbies in Portugal and Argentina as the perfect way to add some spice to your weekend: [...]

UEFA Champions League

The penalty saving centre back and four more… Names of the Champions League – 2014/15 2nd leg playoff

Names of the Champions League is a feature on Just Football looking at the players who have shone in each round of the tournament. With the group stages so close you could taste them, let’s take a look at who stood out in the playoff 2nd legs: Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto) After years waiting for [...]

Are Leverkusen title contenders? Six key questions for the Bundesliga season after Matchday One

by Jack Dowell he Bundesliga 2014/15 got underway this weekend and wasted no time in restoring last season’s breathtaking entertainment as records were smashed, history was made and shocks and surprises sprung up across Germany’s stadia. Here are six opening day head-scratchers that will provide overriding themes in Germany this season: Will it be a [...]

Hazard, Jovetic, Buckley: Names of the Premier League, week 2

eek two of the Premier League  2014/15 is complete and so we bring you Names of the Premier League - a weekly column on Just Football where we offer you the best performers of the week. Eden Hazard, Chelsea With all the fresh faces at Stamford Bridge this season, it may be easy to forget that one of the most [...]

Introducing Paderborn: The Bundesliga’s newest whipping boys?

by Jack Dowell hen a whistle blows on Sunday afternoon in the Benteler Arena, SC Paderborn 07 will become the 53rd club to participate in the Bundesliga since it’s formation in 1963. A club that only took on its current structure in 1985, the North Rhine-Westphalia outfit has bounced around Germany’s lower tiers and look likely to [...]

From Matthäus to Lewandowski: Bayern Munich’s top 10 domestic transfer steals

ith Bayern Munich set to face Wolfsburg in the seasonal opener, the Bundesliga is back for the 2014-15 season. And with it has arrived the latest installment of the increasingly tense relations between title-winners Munich and their most-talented rival, Borussia Dortmund. Having impressed with last year’s runner-up, midfielder Marco Reus has drawn a considerable amount of [...]

3 to See: Barcelona and Dortmund return while two Premier League heavyweights clash

wo more of Europe’s biggest competitions return to action this weekend, with intriguing fixtures in the Bundesliga and La Liga making up the bulk of Just Football’s Three to See. Meanwhile the Premier League provides perhaps the most eagerly anticipated match of all as two of the most-attacking sides around clash in an early title [...]