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Spain
Thomas Partey: Atletico Madrid's key cog
12:01 Sunday 8th December 2019

Atletico Madrid began this season poorly. Only six Liga clubs register fewer than their 16 goals after as many matches. They're sixth in the table following last week's 0-1 defeat to Barcelona and the subsequent goalless draw with Villarreal…

European Championships
Olivier Giroud must choose between Euro2020 and Chelsea
09:00 Monday 18th November 2019

France were in Tirana on Sunday evening attending to formalities. Already qualified for Euro 2020 this coming summer, a victory over Albania would allow Les Bleus to top their group, easing the minds of other top seeds reluctant to draw the…

Spain
Equal time: Atletico Madrid better off with Rodrigo Moreno
21:15 Sunday 18th August 2019

Atletico Madrid have had a busy transfer window. With 10 first-team players leaving and another nine coming in to replace them, it has been a summer of upheaval in eastern Madrid. The big-name departure was Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman…

Spain
Is Joao Felix worth more than Antoine Griezmann?
09:01 Monday 15th July 2019

When Real Madrid signed Eden Hazard from Chelsea this summer, many expected to get a response from their arch-rivals, FC Barcelona. The Catalans took their time but didn't disappoint. Antoine Griezmann was lured to the Camp Nou, ending…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must beg Alvaro Morata to return
08:00 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Chelsea must go cap in hand and try to persuade Alvaro Morata to return to Stamford Bridge. That, of course, depends on whether the Blues are serious on returning to contending for the Premier League title rather than grappling for a top-four…

Bundesliga
Did Bayern Munich overpay for Lucas Hernandez?
08:00 Saturday 30th March 2019

These days only inflated commodities show in the transfer market. Each window outdoes the last. Bayern Munich’s record-breaking £65m purchase of Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid ushers another extreme phase.  The Bavarians'…

Spain
Atletico Madrid must beware unpredictable Real Madrid
11:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Another chapter in the ancient Madrid folklore will be written today. Atletico welcome [sic] Real Madrid to the Wanda Metropolitano with both teams chasing La Liga leaders Barcelona. Although two points better, Diego Simeone’s men must…

Spain
Can Morata find consistency at the Wanda Metropolitano?
09:00 Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Lemony Snicket aside, Alvaro Morata’s Chelsea career can be defined as a series of unfortunate events. After moving to London, things have gone horribly astray for the Spaniard. After missing too many sitters in crucial moments,…

Womens Football
Who wins the two-horse race between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in the Women's Primera Liga?
10:00 Wednesday 7th March 2018

Two great cities. Two great clubs. One title to take home. Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are going toe-to-toe in La Iberdrola Liga, the women’s elite division in Spain. They are the most outstanding teams in the Liga. Either could end…

Womens Football
Best XI from the Spanish women's Primera Division
09:30 Monday 5th March 2018

La Liga's popularity makes it a league needing no introduction. The other elite division in Spain enjoys lesser popularity. La Iberdrola Liga de Femenino, or the Iberdrola women’s League, is the highest level of women’s…

Transfers
Arda Turan goes home
09:00 Sunday 14th January 2018

One Turkish footballer who made it to the mainstream is now returning home. After making his name with Galatasaray, Arda Turan spent seven years in Spain, first with Atletico Madrid then Barcelona. Having fallen out of choice…