Introducing… “ByJohnSmith’s 15 Favourite Football Matches Of The Decade.”

You’ve just got to love the catchy headline. 

The 2010s have been a sensational decade for football. We’ve seen arguably the greatest team of all time, two of the all-time greats dominate around the world, and underdog stories that will last a lifetime.

Starting this Friday, I’ll be ranking my 15 personal favourite football matches from across the decade that should conclude on the 27th of December. That is… unless University work disrupts this schedule. I’ve been planning this series for quite a while now and I’m excited to see the responses to it.

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Arsenal Watch: Lucas Torreira

Arsenal target Lucas Torreira made his first official start of the 2018 World Cup for Uruguay in their 3-0 win against the hosts, Russia. The 22-year-old is still fairly new to international football having only made his debut in a friendly against Czech Republic in March.

Rather than utilise a 3-5-2 formation that was initially widely anticipated before kick-off, Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez instead opted to utilise the 4-4-2 formation he’s commonly used but with a diamond in midfield to provide more balance to the team.

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