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Managerial News
Bundesliga title won't spare Nico Kovac from the sack
12:00 Sunday 19th May 2019

After a 5-1 victory over Europa League semifinalists Eintracht Frankfurt on the 2018/19 season's final day, Bayern Munich are Bundesliga champions for the seventh year running. The score reflected the Rekordmeister's traditional dominance.…

Spain
Big summer ahead for in-revolution Atletico Madrid
09:00 Friday 17th May 2019

Clubs and managers approach transfer windows in different ways. Some prefer to splash the cash and use the opportunity to heavily reinforce their squad, while others only move when they must. This summer, Atletico Madrid fall into…

Spain
How does Atletico Madrid improve?
14:30 Sunday 12th May 2019

Atletico Madrid are at a crossroads. Diego Costa is fading. Diego Godin is walking away. Two Champions League Finals, two Europa League cups, a Liga and Copa Del Rey title matter little now. Los Colchoneros can no longer live in the moment…

Spain
3 Potential replacements for Diego Godin at Atletico Madrid
15:00 Saturday 11th May 2019

The end of an era beckons for Atletico Madrid. On Tuesday, captain Diego Godin announced his departure from the Spanish capital after almost a decade. A key reason for their remarkable Liga success in 2014, the Uruguayan was Los Colchoneros'…

Premier League
Equal Time: Despite Arsenal, Chelsea dominance in Europa League, La Liga still better
08:00 Tuesday 7th May 2019

It's highly possible that Azerbaijan faces an imminent British invasion. Two London clubs are on course to meet in the Europa League final in Baku. Chelsea claimed an away goal advantage over Eintracht Frankfurt in a semifinal…

Champions League
Can Arsenal's attack deliver Europa League glory?
15:00 Sunday 5th May 2019

After three consecutive losses, Arsenal finally responded when it mattered most, crafting a 3-1 home win against Valencia in the first leg of the Europa League semifinal. The Gunners are now in the driver's seat for a place in the final.…

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…

Spain
Diego Costa red cards Atletico's title hopes
08:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Playing a crucial role in winning two Premier League titles in three years usually places a squad member in high regard. Diego Costa is the exception to the rule. He left Chelsea prematurely in 2017, three years into his five-year deal…

Spain
Iago Aspas' Celta Vigo dream proves La Liga still has life
16:00 Monday 8th April 2019

La Liga’s often perceived as this dystopian land fought over between two kings. Often a gritty warrior in Atletico Madrid comes along to rule the roost, yet are largely overpowered by Barcelona and Real Madrid. The interest level for…

Transfers
Top European clubs now bullying transfer market ahead of schedule
09:00 Monday 1st April 2019

The summer transfer window remains months away but several deals have already been announced. Bayern Munich "will sign" Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernández for €80 million. The French World Cup winner joins the…

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…