With the top four separated by a mere five points, and potentially less if Roma win their game in hand, Serie A has kicked into full overdrive going into the Christmas period. Juventus’ most recent win over Napoli just a weekend ago blew open the Scudetto race even more while Spalletti’s Inter and Di Francesco’s Roma have kept pace impressively, with the Nerazzurri currently nestled comfortably into first place. Going into a crucial stretch, it’s time to separate the pretenders from the contenders.
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There is something about Brazil and great full-backs, isn’t there? Recent World Cup outings of Brazil often featured the greatest full-backs in the world, such as Carlos Alberto, Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Maicon, and Dani Alves. They practically redefined the position, making it more attacking-oriented and creative. Even now, the full-back position is ruled by brilliant Brazilians. Marcelo, an aging Dani Alves, Danilo, and Alex Sandro are some well-known full-backs.
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The summer arrivals of Pep Guardiola and Siniša Mihajlovic have coincided with a big revolution in their respective clubs. Both managers made it very clear how Manchester City and Torino should have managed the transfer campaign, and this also affected the goalkeeper position. Joe Hart didn’t seem to accommodate Guardiola’s possession-based style and the signing of Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for a fee of £13.75m left the No.1 England’s goalkeeper with no alternative but to leave the club.
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