Who are European football's top 10 central defensive midfielders?

Sport360 staff 20/05/2017

According to the CIES Football Observatory, Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara is the best central defensive midfielder in Europe, ahead of players like Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera.

Only players who have played at least 2,000 minutes this season have been included in the analysis.

Thiago tops the rankings with a rating of 90 out of 100, with Pogba close behind on 89 and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita on 88.5. Herrera comes in at fourth with a rating of 88.0.

The Premier League have three players in the top 10, and there are two each from the Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and Serie A.

Check out the top ten in the gallery above.

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Who are European football's top-10 centre forwards?

Sport360 staff 19/05/2017

According to the CIES Football Observatory, Napoli's Dries Mertens is the best centre forward in Europe, fending away competition from the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Luis Suarez.

Only players who have played at least 2,000 minutes this season have been included in the analysis.

Mertens leads the way with a rating of 91.0 out of 100 while AS Roma's Edin Dzeko comes closest with 90.5 points and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero comes in third with 89.5.

Serie A have three representatives in the top 10 while the Premier League and Bundesliga have two each. Check out the top ten in the gallery above. Who is your favourite in the list?
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50 Cent to perform at Monaco's end-of-season party

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On the dancefloor: 50 cent will meet with Mbappe, Falcao and Co.

Monaco will get 50 Cent as reward for their “excellent” season, with the American rap star giving a concert to the club who could be crowned Ligue 1 champions on Wednesday.

The free concert on Sunday is reserved for players and staff and Monaco residents, the club said on Wednesday.

Monaco lead reigning champions Paris Saint Germain by three points and will wrap up the French championship if they win or draw against Saint Etienne.

Monaco said 50 Cent had been booked “to celebrate the excellent results by (captain Radamel) Falcao’s teammates”.

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