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America
Where should Dani Alves conclude his iconic career?
08:01 Saturday 13th July 2019

As Brazil embarked on a brighter future thanks to their Copa America glory, it was the old guard laying the pillars for their future success. No Neymar, so what? Dani Alves' heroics in rolling back the years showed him as the warrior…

Premier League
Will Rodri slot straight into Manchester City's best XI?
17:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

Rodri completed his long-awaited move to the Premier League on Wednesday. Joining Manchester City from Atletico Madrid for a club record £63 million, the Spanish midfielder will have sights set on claiming a starting role as quickly as…

Transfers
Is Benfica’s Joao Felix worth an enormous £113 million?
15:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Having produced a stellar debut season at Benfica, it’s no surprise Joao Felix is hot property this summer. While several Premier League giants are reputedly chasing the 19-year-old, it’s La Liga’s Atletico Madrid in pole…

Spain
3 replacements for Antoine Griezmann at Atletico Madrid
15:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Antoine Griezmann finally did it. He allowed his hunger for silverware to cloud his loyalty to Atletico Madrid. The Netflix documentary feels silly now, doesn’t it? Rojiblancos faithful channelled their emotions following the new 'Decision'. Massive…

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'…

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…

Football
Why great midfielders suddenly make great managers
17:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Legendary figures chasing managerial seats after retirement isn't a rare sight in football. Despite hanging up their boots, the passion for kicking the round object still stirs in the soul. If they can't kick it in the literal sense,…

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
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
Should Atletico Madrid call time on Diego Simeone?
12:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

When it's derby day, form is always not a factor in who wins the games as everything is on the line to ensure that the bragging rights at yours. Real Madrid ensured that they'd be the ones celebrating with a comfortable 3-1 victory…

Spain
Atletico Madrid must beware unpredictable Real Madrid
11:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Another chapter in the ancient Madrid folklore will be written today. Atletico welcome [sic] Real Madrid to the Wanda Metropolitano with both teams chasing La Liga leaders Barcelona. Although two points better, Diego Simeone’s men must…

Champions League
Will Juventus' Recent Slump crush their Champions League dream again?
08:00 Thursday 7th February 2019

Fantasy football is over for Juventus. Their uncontested grip on Italian football was forcibly broken by Atalanta, who knocked them out of the Coppa Italia for the first time since 2016. The 3-0 defeat serves as a wake-up call for Massimiliano…

Spain
Can Morata find consistency at the Wanda Metropolitano?
09:00 Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Lemony Snicket aside, Alvaro Morata’s Chelsea career can be defined as a series of unfortunate events. After moving to London, things have gone horribly astray for the Spaniard. After missing too many sitters in crucial moments,…