As the international break rapidly approaches we have one weekend left of domestic football. With cup fixtures, huge league clashes and much more, here is your can’t miss football news.
This Weekend’s Must-Watch Games:
Everton v Manchester City – Saturday 17:30PM – FA Cup – BT Sport 1
What in any other season would be a standard FA Cup game, is now so much more.
Manchester City have looked all but unstoppable this season, and now with the possibility of a historic quadruple on the cards, the stakes are sky-high this Saturday.
City will come into the match with just one loss since the 25th of November, they are a footballing machine, designed to win. Meanwhile, Everton are having an exceptional season, playing some great football and creeping close to the top four of the Premier League.
But, league form matters not this Saturday. Everton the 9-1 underdogs will welcome Manchester City knowing they could well be just one of three potential hurdles for The Citizens on their FA Cup trophy hunt.
Ancelotti and Guardiola stand two a-piece for wins against each other, one of them will have to leave with the advantage on Saturday.
Lyon v PSG – Sunday 20:00PM – Ligue 1 – BT Sport 1
In recent years Ligue 1 has followed the same pattern. PSG win, PSG win some more and then PSG lift the trophy with a few weeks spare, without a drop of sweat on their brow. This year however, has not followed suit.
PSG have looked lost at times, with seven losses already this season in the league. The Parisians now sit second three points behind leaders Lille and with that, ground needs to be covered.
So, this Sunday as they travel to third-placed Lyon, Mauricio Pochettino’s side can accept nothing less than victory. Lyon however, are playing their best football in some time. They currently have twenty points more than they managed in the entirety of last season.
Les Gones have had just three losses this year and even-handed PSG one of their seven defeats. They are firmly amongst the title challengers this year and will be more than ready as they host PSG this Sunday.
Youtube Video of the week – Diego’s Last Dance:
An exceptional short documentary going through one of the most incredible moments in Canadian sporting history. Diego Armando Maradona, one of the greatest to ever lace a pair of football boots, and how he turned up in Canada for one last game.
Article of the week – Who Should be in The Championship team of the year?
A great article documenting the best 11 in The Championship this season, could we see some of these lot playing Premiership football next year?
Football Worth Following – Leon McKenzie:
Former Premier League striker Leon McKenize has made the courageous step of coming forward of late to talk about his mental health struggles. Issues that affected McKenzie to the point of him attempting to take his own life.
McKenzie is now a campaigner with The Samaritans, and preaches positive prevention, by trying to bring people together to speak about their issues.
Mental health is a hugely important thing, these issues can happen to anyone and everyone. So, the most important thing with these problems is to take the first step and ask for help.
Even more so with the pandemic, it is ok not to be ok, but the most important thing is to take that first step.
Links below to both The Samaritans and Old Pepys VFC, a football club for those who are struggling.
And Finally… Tweet of the week:
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