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Champions League
Barcelona can't assume the road is open after the Champions League quarter-final
09:00 Friday 26th April 2019

It's a well-known fact that the Champions League represents the pinnacle of European club football and it offers no surprise to see giant clubs going head-to-head in their bids to claim the continental crown every season. As usual, the…

Spain
Forget bats; Valencia are UEFA's dark phoenix
17:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Top clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are still fighting to become a strong force to be reckoned with in European football. But Valencia has reached seven major continental finals and won four of them. On the domestic…

Champions League
Can Ajax and Barca's renewed love affair survive a honeymoon in Madrid?
12:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

If there is one god, She fancies herself a playwright.  The life she scripts for us is filled with comedy and drama. Two of the funniest jokes in the world are that Donald Trump declared himself a presidential candidate and David Cameron…

Champions League
Guardiola can't wake from recurring Champions League nightmare
12:00 Friday 19th April 2019

Most people forget Ashton Kutcher’s attempts at serious acting. When it comes to Butterfly Effect, I can’t. The 2004 thriller about a college student who repeatedly travels back in time to make a better future only to…

Champions League
The hole in Lionel Messi's game
15:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

First, let me apologise to Erik ten Hag. I intended to write about the wonderful work he’s doing at Ajax today but Barcelona interfered. He’ll understand. Frenkie de Jong remains his player only until June and possibly Matthijs…

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…

Champions League
Underdogs under more pressure in Champions League
09:00 Tuesday 9th April 2019

Even though any team with a ticket ranked among the bosses in their domestic league in the season just past, Champions League isn’t a literal term. It’s a competition for the big clubs. Juggernauts are tipped to win the trophy every…

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…

Spain
Is Lionel Messi holding Barcelona's future hostage?
08:00 Saturday 6th April 2019

Watching Barcelona play without Lionel Messi is like watching Connor McGregor fight with one hand tied behind his back. Unlike Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo, Barca are set up to succeed without their Argentine maestro. The club spend…

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…

Spain
What should Barcelona do with Philippe Coutinho?
09:00 Friday 29th March 2019

When Philippe Coutinho arrived at the Camp Nou for a reported fee around £145m, every Barcelona fan was in paradise. The Brazilian midfielder had delighted the Premier League with his extraordinary skill set for five consecutive…

Spain
Is Barcelona suffering from revisionist history?
12:00 Thursday 28th March 2019

To the victor goes the spoils, it’s said. The conqueror writes history. If the conquest is sufficiently supreme, he doesn’t even need to put pen to paper. The conquered will [mistakenly] remember that life was always as it was under…

International
Jogi Low making amends for Die Mannschaft collapse
08:00 Wednesday 27th March 2019

Recovery isn’t an easy process. Jogi Low began working his 12 steps after the World Cup debacle. At first it went smoothly. He admitted he was powerless over football’s changing nature, that the German squad who won the 2014 World…

Features
Will Lionel Messi finally achieve success with Argentina?
17:00 Tuesday 26th March 2019

The world opened its doors when a 17-year-old named Lionel Messi led Argentina to the 2005 U20 World Cup in the Netherlands. He tasted international glory once again with the U23s at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Then the doors closed.…

Bundesliga
Why Barcelona should move for Luka Jovic now
08:00 Tuesday 26th March 2019

A deadly Barcelona front three combined with devastating effect to rule Europe under Luis Enrique in 2017. The treble was secured, marking a memorable time in the Catalan's history. Only Pep Guardiola before Enrique had brought such…