Portugal 3-3 Spain: Ronaldo scores a hattrick in a sensational game (Independent.co.uk)

June 16, 2018
Portugal 3-3 Spain: Ronaldo scores a hattrick in a sensational game (Independent.co.uk)

There will be minimal action on ZM over the World Cup, but I’m writing some ZM-style articles for the Independent website, so will link them from here!

Portugal 3-3 Spain is here.

Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: freak goals hand Real their third straight European Cup

May 29, 2018
Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: freak goals hand Real their third straight European Cup

Two crazy goalkeeping mistakes and an all-time great goal from substitute Gareth Bale earned Zinedine Zidane his third European Cup in three attempts.

Zidane decided to use his diamond midfield here, meaning Isco started instead of Bale, with Karim Benzema leading the line.

Jurgen Klopp’s side was as expected – injury problems meant he didn’t really have any selection dilemmas.

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Liverpool 3-0 Man City: City’s system & Liverpool’s pressing bring three goals in 30 mins

April 5, 2018
Liverpool 3-0 Man City: City’s system & Liverpool’s pressing bring three goals in 30 mins

Liverpool blitzed Manchester City in the opening half hour and take a massive lead to the Etihad next week.

Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI was as expected, with Loris Karius in goal and Dejan Lovren alongside Virgil van Dijk.

Sergio Aguero was injured. Pep Guardiola surprisingly omitted Raheem Sterling, perhaps as he’s previously performed poorly against his old club. Ilkay Gundogan was used instead, which hinted at an unusual system… Read more »