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NEWS: Football Finest – The can’t miss stories (19/02/21)

After a wild week as the Champions/Europa League returned, football is as full of stories and big games as ever. And with the weekends as packed full with matches as they are, it can be tough to know which games are must-see.

So here at WDSportz we’ve gathered the can’t miss stories across the footballing globe.

This Weekend’s Must-Watch Games:

Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund – Saturday 17:30PM – BT Sport 2

The Revierderby has long since been a staple in the Bundesliga, but this season it has its biggest stakes in years.

Schalke sit bottom of the Bundesliga, with one win all season. Dortmund are sixth, six points off the top four. Both sides need a win, and with the famously heated nature of this derby, we should be in for a barnburner of a football match.

Both teams have scored in all of Dortmund’s last nine games. So come Saturday, goals should be expected.

AC Milan vs Inter Milan – Sunday 14:00PM – Premier Sports 1

Speaking of a derby match with huge stakes…

For the first time in years, the Serie A championship looks set to return to Milan. AC Milan and Inter are both chasing their nineteenth title, and this weekend’s match could be an early title decider.

Inter sit in first place, just one point ahead of second-placed AC. This match has been a high-point of the Serie A season. Based on their league positions, we don’t expect this year to be any different.

In the previous four matches, both sides have scored, and with two of the league’s top scorers expected to start (Ibrahimovic and Lukaku), this looks set to continue.

Arsenal vs Manchester City – Sunday 16:30PM – Sky Sports Main Event

Every week we talk about Manchester City’s next game, and if their opponents could be the one to break City’s unbeaten streak. This weekend will be no different.

Arsenal host Manchester City, knowing points are needed if they expect to stay in the race for European football.

Both teams have been free-scoring of late. And, Arsenal showed their intent by rotating in their mid-week game against Benfica.

A picture from one of football biggest rivalries, the Milan derby
A worthy reminder of how heated the Milan derby can get.

Youtube Video of the week:

Tom Parker is back with the European Football roundup. Worth watching as an update ahead of this weekend’s games.

Article of the week – Is Kylian Mbappe the best in the world?

At just twenty-two years old, the world-cup winner is one of the very best football players in the world. But is he now numero uno? A worthy question, and one looked at in more depth in this article. Click on the photo below to get to it.

(Photo by Alex Caparros – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Football Worth Following – Old Pepys VFC:

Founding a football club during a global pandemic, unheard of right? But once you understand the message of Old Pepys Veterans Football Club, the motive becomes clear.

“Our long-term vision is to not only run a veteran football club, but to become an outreach service for men battling mental health issues, in poverty and those coming from under-privileged backgrounds. We want to provide a sense of belonging, a community.”

These were the words of Old Pepys founder Ben Roy, and the goal of the team is clear. Offer men battling mental health a form of support through sport.

Based in South-East London, Old Pepys may be in its infancy, but the time is now to get on board. With suicide being the largest cause of death in men under the age of 50, and lockdown breeding loneliness, the time is now to dust off your boots and get involved.

The side is now affiliated with the London FA and are aiming to be a charter standard club for the 2021/22 season. Alongside this, they are in the process of setting up several partnerships with local mental health services

Even if you are based out of London, and feel you could do with some support, or just a friendly conversation, they are only a message away. You are not alone.

And Finally….Tweet of the week:

Be sure to check back in with WDSportz for all the news across the weekend, and use our live-score function to keep up with all the results as they roll in. 

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