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Bundesliga
Can Paco Alcacer find forever home at Borussia Dortmund?
15:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

Paco Alcacer completed a loan move from Barcelona to Borussia Dortmund late in the summer transfer window. At the time many had doubts. Why did Die Schwarzgelben want a player who had struggled during his time at Camp Nou? At present, though,…

International
Why Argentina must stick to Lionel Scaloni
17:00 Monday 8th October 2018

Argentina's managerial seat remains hot regardless who sits in it. It's like the Sword in the Stone. Everyone wants to give it a go; none prove fit to rule. If bosses don't get the sack [Sergio Batista, Edgardo Bauza, Jorge Sampaoli],…

Spain
Why so complicated for Arturo Vidal at Barcelona?
12:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

Arturo Vidal’s tenure at Barcelona has not started as planned. The Chile midfielder joined Los Blugranas during the summer transfer window from Bayern Munich, and he undoubtedly would have set the bar high. Having been a regular…

Spain
Are we witnessing the dawn of La Liga's Big Six?
17:00 Thursday 4th October 2018

Your basic Premier League tribalist's default counterargument to Spain’s UEFA dominance is the English top flight’s competitive depth. To their minds, that rebuffs Real Madrid and Barcelona winning seven from the last ten Champions…

Spain
Can Barcelona end 11-day nightmare?
09:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

In modern football, clubs are never far from a crisis. The bigger they are, the closer to impending doom. As one of the world's biggest, Barcelona understand more than most. Even failing to win in style is often enough for the vultures…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 2
12:00 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Prior to the final weekend before the international break kicks in, both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League goes through matchweek two. All of the big guns will be in action, including defending European champions Real Madrid, La Liga…

Champions League
Champions League: English teams' prospects heading into matchday 2
08:00 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

England has four teams in Champions League action over the next two days. Tonight, Manchester City is away at Hoffenheim and neighbours United host Valencia. Then on Wednesday, Liverpool travel to Napoli while Tottenham Hotspur welcomes Barcelona.…

Spain
Are Barcelona, Lionel Messi on a revenge mission?
12:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

Lionel Messi was sensationally snubbed for both the UEFA and FIFA Best Player shortlists. Not considered one of the world's top three talents, the Barcelona maestro's absence is no longer news. What is interesting, however, is his reaction.…

Spain
Atletico Madrid early season struggle: Time to panic?
08:00 Tuesday 18th September 2018

For the third time already this season, Atletico Madrid dropped La Liga points. Diego Simeone's side were forced to share the spoils with Eibar on Saturday. Just five points from a possible dozen, Los Rojiblancos are off to their worst…

Champions League
2018/19 Champions League preview: Real Madrid turnover, Juventus intent
08:00 Monday 17th September 2018

The 2018/19 campaign may be a watershed for UEFA. Signs portend the dawn of a new era. The continental federation awarded Luka Modric its best player award, recently. FIFA may follow suit, bestowing the Ballon d'Or on a player not named…

Premier League
Is the cost acceptable when building from the back
09:00 Friday 14th September 2018

We've entered a new era in the beautiful game. Most teams now play with three or five in defence, changing how the game is played. The major annoyance is passing out from the back. Errors are harshly punished, begging the question…

International
England vs Spain: The Luis Enrique era begins in Wembley
09:00 Saturday 8th September 2018

Luis Enrique begins a fresh chapter in Spanish football annals after an inexplicable World Cup campaign triggered the abrupt closure of the previous. What better way than with a familiar England side in Wembley?  Enrique's situation…

Champions League
5 contenders to displace Real Madrid as kings of Europe
12:00 Friday 7th September 2018

Real Madrid is the reigning conquerors of Europe. However, securing a fourth Champions League title in five years is a little unrealistic. Zinedine Zidane's tactical brilliance played a vital role in meritorious achievement. The Frenchman…

Spain
Will Philippe Coutinho fill the void left by Andrés Iniesta at FC Barcelona?
15:00 Wednesday 5th September 2018

No one can fully replace Andrés Iniesta at FC Barcelona, both on the pitch and in the dressing room. After 22 years of distinguished service at the club's midfield most of which was acting as a part of the spectacular trident that…

Spain
Can Real Madrid beat Barcelona at their own game?
17:00 Saturday 1st September 2018

“They mesmerise you with their passing.” Those were the words of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scot was describing Pep Guardiola's Barcelona. A side that beat his Man United team twice to lift the Champions…

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