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Juan Pablo Aravena

29-year-old sports analyst and journalist with over three years of experience in the industry. Writes about all kinds of sports from football to golf, but there is no question his biggest passion in life is football. Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Colo Colo fan.


Total articles: 190

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Rest Of The World
Uruguay future remains celestial beyond Tabarez, Suarez, Cavani
08:00 Monday 25th March 2019

Stability can be extremely hard to find in football, especially for national teams. With squads depending on results and silverware, it’s getting harder and harder to find countries that really commit to one manager and one generation…

Champions League
Why Ajax vs Real Madrid is the must-watch tie in the Champions League Round of 16
09:00 Thursday 20th December 2018

The Champions League’s group stage is officially over. If you missed that, you might want to know that Manchester United is advertising for a new manager. The point here, however, is the meat of the competition awaits on the other…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 6
15:00 Tuesday 11th December 2018

It’s make-or-break time in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League this week, as Matchday 6 will determine which sides will reach the knockout stages of the respective competitions. Right now, there are 12 teams qualified…

Scotland
Meet Alfredo Morelos, the latest Colombian gem
12:00 Thursday 6th December 2018

Colombia arguably must have the deepest squad within the CONMEBOL region. Headlined by world-class players such as James Rodriguez, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and Radamel Falcao, the biggest strengths for Los Cafeteros is their depth in the…

Rest Of The World
Boca Juniors vs River Plate: The timeless classic that turned into an all-time disgrace
15:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

By now, everyone must be aware of the recent events in the 2018 Copa Libertadores final. What was built up as an all-time classic between Boca Juniors and River Plate has indeed grabbed headlines around the world. Unfortunately, it's been…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 5
15:00 Tuesday 27th November 2018

The November international break is past. This means one thing only: we are nearing the Champions League and Europa League group stage conclusions. With a few teams already securing their place in the knockout stages, it’s make-or-break…

Rest Of The World
Palmeiras Getting Back Where They Belong In Brasileirao’s Upper Echelon
17:00 Wednesday 21st November 2018

When you think about the top teams in Brazilian football, the usual suspects come to mind. We talk about Gremio, the reigning Copa Libertadores champions (until Boca Juniors or River Plate say otherwise, though). We mention Corinthians, Flamengo,…

Spain
Real Madrid have made the right call appointing Santiago Solari on a long-term basis
08:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

It seems Real Madrid can’t catch a break this season. Everything was fun and games to end 2017/18. Los Blancos claimed a third consecutive UEFA Champions League title with former Real Madrid Castilla B manager Zinedine Zidane in charge.…

Rest Of The World
Boca Juniors vs River Plate: The Libertadores Final CONMEBOL Always Wanted
18:30 Saturday 10th November 2018

This is it. The Grand Finale everybody in CONMEBOL always wanted. River Plate and Boca Juniors will determine which team will win the 2018 Copa Libertadores. It will be the first time in the tournament’s history that these two Argentinian…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 4
12:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

The November international break is round around the corner, but first, we will witness Matchday four in both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Some teams are inching closer to the knockout stages, while others need to improve…

Bundesliga
Back from the ashes: Borussia Dortmund are right where they belong
15:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

It took them a few years and a disappointing 2017-18 season, but it seems Borussia Dortmund are back not only in the Bundesliga’s upper echelon but Europe's top tier as well. Quite frankly, it's a place they should have never…

Spain
Where have things gone wrong for Valencia?
09:00 Monday 29th October 2018

During the 2017-18 season, Valencia were arguably the most surprising team not only in Spain, but in all of Europe’s top five leagues. Los Che were coming off a dismal 2016-17 campaign where they flirted with relegation, but Marcelino…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 3
16:00 Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Following on from the return of domestic action after the international break, the UEFA Champions and Europa League both reconvene with Matchweek three. Typically, this is the time to separate Europe's contenders from pretenders. As usual,…

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…

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…