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Spain
Can Griezmann, Messi flourish in the same team?
09:00 Wednesday 17th July 2019

Antoine Griezmann came close to ditching Atletico Madrid for Barcelona last summer, but the Frenchman made a u-turn and committed his future to Los Rojiblancos. It appeared the winger had decided to see out his career at the Spanish capital.…

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…

Spain
How short is Ernesto Valverde's leash going into his third Barcelona campaign?
08:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

Managerial changes dominate football news when they occur. It's their sudden nature. Clubs rarely entertain second thoughts before sacking a manager when the results aren't panning out as expected. Zinedine Zidane is an exception.…

Spain
How will Barcelona spend their summer?
15:00 Monday 10th June 2019

For the vast majority of European clubs, securing a second successive league title, reaching a domestic cup final and a Champions League semi-final would represent a good campaign. For Barcelona, it was an utter failure. Alright, there was…

Spain
Should Barcelona have hired Marcelino?
08:00 Tuesday 4th June 2019

A civil war is threatening to break out in Barcelona. However, it’s not a political one this time. The reason is Ernesto Valverde. Blaugrana's fans and management have polarizing viewpoints on the Spaniard, mainly due to…

Spain
Why FC Barcelona need more than just Frenkie de Jong this summer
09:00 Friday 31st May 2019

The recent appointment of Xavi Hernandez as the head coach of Qatari champions Al-Sadd only underscores how much things have changed since his days at FC Barcelona. The club's former captain moved to the Middle East in 2015 as a player…

Managerial News
Unhappy league champions face questions despite success
15:00 Sunday 26th May 2019

Europe's top five domestic leagues all were won by defending champions this season. Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus each reaffirmed their domestic dominance. Despite these victories, none…

Spain
Would Barcelona domestic clean sweep earn Ernesto Valverde more time?
17:00 Saturday 25th May 2019

On the face of it, Ernesto Valverde is doing an admirable job as Barcelona manager. The Spanish tactician’s delivered four trophies since taking over the reins two years ago. Delve a little deeper, though, and all isn’t so upbeat…

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
Will Barcelona ever win the Champions League with Ernesto Valverde in charge?
12:00 Saturday 11th May 2019

When Barcelona threw away a three-goal lead to be dumped out of the Champions League by AS Roma last season, it took the football world by surprise. Boasting some of the best players in the world, led by arguably the greatest of all…

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
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…

Spain
Luis Suarez: The perfect complement to Lionel Messi at Barcelona
15:00 Thursday 4th April 2019

Just yesterday I saw it again on TV; the clip showing Luis Suarez weeping like a baby following Liverpool's collapse in the match against Crystal Palace. Under Brendan Rodgers in 2014 the Anfield side came agonisingly close to winning a…

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…

Champions League
Can Barcelona keep the Champions League on Spanish soil?
15:00 Tuesday 19th March 2019

Spain rules football. If you disagree, where have you been for the past decade? La Roja bookended the 2010 World Cup by winning the Euros in 2008 and 2012. Vicente del Bosques' charges lost their way in Brazil but La Liga…