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Spain
Federico Valverde: A Real asset
08:01 Friday 6th December 2019

Real Madrid's squad is massive. Spoiled for choice is the apt phrase. Every match, Zinedine Zidane faces a problem to find the perfect starting XI. However, the results keep coming. Los Blancos sit second in La Liga, only shy…

Spain
Transfer policy: The root cause for Real Madrid's instability?
08:01 Friday 29th November 2019

Real Madrid spent heavily this summer if you call north of €300 million heavy. They finally managed to bring Eden Hazard to the Santiago Bernabeu. Luka Jovic joined from Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt. Brazilians Rodrygo, Eder…

Premier League
Should Manchester United try to beat Mourinho to Bruno Fernandes?
09:01 Thursday 28th November 2019

As a US resident, it is my civic duty to consume mass amounts of turkey today. If you are not a US resident and are therefore missing out, that just means more for me. Another thing for which to be grateful. Happy Thanksgiving. Before the tryptophan…

European Championships
Will Hungary face the Topknot of God?
12:01 Tuesday 19th November 2019

November 18 2009, Stade de France, 104th minute: As Florent Malouda lined up the free-kick from  45 yards, centre-half Sebastien Squillaci hustled into the Ireland box. Referee Martin Hansson blew the whistle to resume play. Malouda’s…

Germany
What does Toni Kroos' resurgence mean for club and country?
08:00 Tuesday 19th November 2019

Germany’s shock World Cup elimination in the group stage confirmed the regression among the nation's ageing stars. In an act of self-preservation, manager Joachim Low visited the Allianz Arena to inform three Bayern stars, Mats…

Spain
Opportunity knocks twice for Alphonse Areola
08:00 Sunday 13th October 2019

Football is about taking advantage of opportunities. Alphonse Areola has two knocking. At Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois’ position is there for the taking. Meanwhile, Hugo Lloris' injury could spell a turnaround with France. Even though…

Spain
Real Madrid v Granada: El Derbi de la Legitimidad
08:00 Saturday 5th October 2019

Matchday 8 in La Liga features a battle between the Spanish top-flight’s first and second-place teams. Real Madrid tops the Primera Division, surprising their own supporters as well as rivals and neutrals. Perhaps more surprising, there…

Spain
Panic at the Bernabeu
08:00 Sunday 22nd September 2019

Have you read the book--sorry, what am I saying? Have you seen the film where the baby is born into an obscenely wealthy family, grows up wanting for nothing, graduates from the best university not because his parents have money but because…

Transfers
Does Donny van de Beek fit into Zidane's Real Madrid master plan?
08:01 Monday 5th August 2019

After Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy came in so soon after the transfer window opened that it was like they'd camped out for Black Friday, all went quiet on the Real Madrid front. Club President Florentino…

Spain
Back to the drawing board for Santiago Solari in El Clasico
09:00 Monday 4th March 2019

Real Madrid suffered their second Clasico defeat to Barcelona in three days. The 3-0 pasting in midweek cost them a shot at the Copa del Rey. The weekend's one-goal affair showed improvement but forfeited any realistic hope for…

Features
It is time for Gareth Bale to step up at Real Madrid?
15:00 Wednesday 20th February 2019

Nothing lasts forever. This is a statement that has always had paramount effects in the human world. Not even the perfect-looking marriage between Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and his former club, Real Madrid was able to overcome…

Spain
Santiago Solari's trust in youth is proving to be a masterstroke
08:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Real Madrid are not over former manager Zinedine Zidane's glory days. The club appointed Julen Lopetegui but the Spanish boss failed to incorporate his philosophy into the team. Now comes Santiago Solari. It was a make-or-break point for…

Opinion
Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham: 3 Spurs talking points
23:10 Tuesday 17th October 2017

In the third week of the Champions League group stage, two in-form teams battled it out at the world-famous Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid welcomed the Harry Kane team to Spain in a contest to establish dominance over Group H. What followed…

Spain
Three things we have learned from El Clasico
13:15 Monday 24th April 2017

A few weeks ago we thought the La Liga title race was done and dusted, now we're contemplating a successful Barcelona campaign. In a match that nobody could say wasn't entertaining, it was Barcelona who prevailed in the 233rd El Clasico. A…

Football
Jonathan Woodgate: Shrewd Transfer or Deadwood?
11:08 Tuesday 12th July 2011

"Hopefully I can stay fit now because I feel I still have a lot to offer at this level."These are the words of former Real Madrid centre half, Jonathan Woodgate, who is trying to kick start his career back to life at Stoke City.Stoke supreme…