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Chief Football Writer


Miguel Delaney is The Independent’s award-winning Chief Football Writer. He has written for the publication since 2011 and focuses mainly on the Premier League and Champions League.

De Bruyne produces masterclass as City ease past limp Arsenal

Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City: The champions were back to something like their ruthless best as their midfield maestro stole the show

Messi continues to bend football to his will like no one in history

His largely superficial triumph in Paris on Monday night puts Messi out on his own with six Ballons d’Or. He is now one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, and has decisively won the argument

The Euro 2020 draw is a mess of Uefa’s own making

While you can understand the reasoning behind spreading the game and giving more nations their moments, it shouldn’t come at the expense of what was once an exceptional tournament