MATCH FOCUS: Kosovo 0-4 England – Late flurry earn England comfortable win against a spirited Kosovo side

MATCH FOCUS: Kosovo 0-4 England – Late flurry earn England comfortable win against a spirited Kosovo side

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #22

England’s performance against Kosovo was enough to win in the Fadil Vokrri Stadium in Pristina, but it was hardly a classic Three Lions performance as the spirited home side came out to demonstrate their clear abilities on the ball.

As expected, given their relentless attacking style against England in Southampton earlier this season, Kosovo came out attacking from the first whistle.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Lee Keun-ho

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Lee Keun-ho

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #22

Lee Keun-ho is a South Korean winger currently playing for Ulsan Hyundai in the country’s top flight.

The 34-year-old experienced winger has spent most of his career in his native South Korea, as well as a successful three-year spell earlier in his career in Japan and a brief stint in Qatar.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Apostolos Stamatelopoulos

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Apostolos Stamatelopoulos

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Apostolos Stamatelopoulos is an Australian forward who plays for the newly-formed Western United in the Australian A-League.

Having joined the club ahead of their inaugural season from home town Adelaide United, Stamatelopoulous has made two league appearances so far this season for the club.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Troy Parrott

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Troy Parrott

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #22

Troy Parrott is a highly talented Irish striker currently playing for the youth setup of English Premier League side Tottenham.

The 17-year-old forward made his professional debut for Tottenham in the third round of the EFL Cup against Colchester United in September 2019, and has continued impressing in appearances for Tottenham’s second string.

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Legacy of Catenaccio: Italian football may no longer see pure Catenaccio styles used, but it still has an influence on the game

Legacy of Catenaccio: Italian football may no longer see pure Catenaccio styles used, but it still has an influence on the game

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #7

Catenaccio. It’s a word wellknown among the ranks of Italian football and hardcore followers of the beautiful game, but has largely been left behind as football evolved and grew. Yet, the hyper-defensive tactical style has left a legacy on the sport which cannot be simply ignored or overlooked.

Ultra-defensive sides these days are so often bemoaned by supporters and pundits alike, but they serve their purpose. Earning a result over all other factors is sometimes a necessary evil for sides to undertake, especially against difficulty opponents, and much of this legacy can be found back in the success that Catenaccio football had in Italy in the 1960s and early 1970s.

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FOOTBALL THOUGHT BUBBLE: Why Watford already look like a side destined for relegation this season

FOOTBALL THOUGHT BUBBLE: Why Watford already look like a side destined for relegation this season

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Watford have had a Premier League campaign to forget so far this season, and it doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of improving any time in the near future.

Already the Hornets look a sure bet for relegation come season’s close, and it could well be a very long season ahead for supporters of the club.

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MATCH REPORT: Liverpool 4-3 Red Bull Salzburg – Liverpool survive Salzburg scare to earn Champions League victory

MATCH REPORT: Liverpool 4-3 Red Bull Salzburg – Liverpool survive Salzburg scare to earn Champions League victory

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Liverpool thought they’d all but wrapped up their Champions League clash against Red Bull Salzburg when they raced into a three goal lead, but the Austrians had other ideas during a European classic at Anfield.

Taking the lead early through Sadio Mane, Liverpool remained dominant throughout the first half of the contest. Flying full back Andrew Robertson soon added a second goal for the Reds and before the half hour mark the Austrian visitors were in danger of sinking without a trace.

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