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Champions League
Ode to Diego Simeone
12:00 Saturday 16th March 2019

Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers blows his whistle reluctantly. He’s even more reticent about booking players. All that paperwork, I guess. Whatever his reasons, Kuiper’s forbearance makes for a fluid game. Juventus began their Champions…

Spain
Can Getafe pull off a Champions League qualification surprise?
15:00 Tuesday 5th March 2019

After a slow start, Barcelona has maintained top spot in La Liga as the rest of the teams following from behind. Beating arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday solidified that position as the Blaugrana all but secured…

Features
Can Cristiano Ronaldo inspire Juventus past Atletico Madrid?
09:00 Friday 1st March 2019

When it comes to rating the most impressive football clubs on the continent, Juventus can’t be ignored. The Bianconeri sit atop Serie A with 69 points from 25 games. They are well on track to claim their eighth consecutive Scudetto, having…

Spain
Atletico Madrid reassert themselves as Europe's defensive kings
12:00 Wednesday 27th February 2019

There are many names Atletico Madrid’s been associated with all these years. Underachievers is the biggest one, while the “other club” in Madrid is another. If their sensational performance against Juventus recently in the…

Spain
Is Sergio Ramos becoming more trouble than he's worth at Real Madrid?
09:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

After a difficult start to the season that cost Julen Lopetegui the job he'd only just accepted at the expense of managing Spain in the World Cup, Real Madrid finally turned a corner. The Merengues won seven and drew one in their last…

Spain
Should Atletico Madrid call time on Diego Simeone?
12:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

When it's derby day, form is always not a factor in who wins the games as everything is on the line to ensure that the bragging rights at yours. Real Madrid ensured that they'd be the ones celebrating with a comfortable 3-1 victory…

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…

Champions League
Will Juventus' Recent Slump crush their Champions League dream again?
08:00 Thursday 7th February 2019

Fantasy football is over for Juventus. Their uncontested grip on Italian football was forcibly broken by Atalanta, who knocked them out of the Coppa Italia for the first time since 2016. The 3-0 defeat serves as a wake-up call for Massimiliano…

Premier League
Has the door opened for a Diego Costa Chelsea return?
12:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

If there was ever a love triangle between two clubs and a striker, it’s Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Diego Costa. Costa loves playing in London and Madrid. In both cities, he’s a cult hero. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Atleti just love…

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,…

Champions League
Champions League Round of 16 Analysis
15:00 Thursday 20th December 2018

The group stage complete, the draw held, the Champions League knock-out stages are set. Fans around the globe, by which I mean me, cannot contain their excitement. There are too many juicy matchups. Some teams fired up their respective…

Premier League
Is Jose Mourinho's third-season syndrome a myth? 
08:00 Tuesday 27th November 2018

For years now, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho endures speculation of a third-season implosion at every new club he manages. Critics believe he wears players out in the first two years, both mentally and physically, leading…

Spain
Can Rodri lead Atletico to Diego Simeone's first La Liga win over Barca
15:00 Saturday 24th November 2018

Entering the weekend, La Liga was a tight affair, the top four teams separated by a solitary point. Two of the four go head-to-head on Saturday. Reigning champions, Barcelona invade the capital to take on Atletico Madrid. It's not El Clasico…

European Football
5 emerging stars the European heavyweights should monitor
15:00 Tuesday 20th November 2018

European football has hit top gear. The leagues around the continent have produced some scintillating games in recent months, riddled with drama and excitement. While the heavyweights aim to maintain position atop the food chain, the underdogs…

European Football
Shocking how Diego Costa is now worse than Alvaro Morata?
15:00 Friday 16th November 2018

Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata have both enjoyed their fair share of troubles at Stamford Bridge in recent times. The Spaniard is the man who most Chelsea fans will choose in a heartbeat, though. Across three seasons stuffed with controversy,…