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What next for Mario Balotelli after leaving Marseille?
08:00 Thursday 1st August 2019

After winning the 2010 Golden Boy award, Mario Balotelli said he didn’t know who runner-up Jack Wilshere was. That winter in 2010, Balotelli claimed only Lionel Messi betters him in terms of talent. Nine years on, the Italy international is…

Interviews
Interview with Albert Serran
17:00 Saturday 9th March 2019

The Indian Super League is just about closing its doors with the league title to be decided over just three more games. Bangalore are the favourites, having topped the table and a whole host of former European players now in their ranks. Bengaluru…

Spain
Are we witnessing the dawn of La Liga's Big Six?
17:00 Thursday 4th October 2018

Your basic Premier League tribalist's default counterargument to Spain’s UEFA dominance is the English top flight’s competitive depth. To their minds, that rebuffs Real Madrid and Barcelona winning seven from the last ten Champions…

Spain
Which early La Liga surprise has staying power?
12:00 Monday 24th September 2018

La Liga is only five rounds in, but there have been plenty of surprises. Barcelona and Real Madrid are the two teams from last season's top six to have started strongest, although both have already dropped points in draws.    …

Spain
La Liga Preview: Are all 20 clubs prepared for 2018/19?
08:00 Friday 17th August 2018

La Liga lost arguably their best ever player this summer, when Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to sign for Juventus in the Italian Serie A. But that does not mean that football fans should avoid following Spanish football during the…

Spain
Football in the shadows: Why Espanyol, Malaga can't wait on La Liga's season to end
09:00 Sunday 20th May 2018

You couldn’t ask for a more undesirable fixture than the one I witnessed last Sunday.  Circumstances, politics and the footballing stars had aligned to render Espanyol v Malaga a thoroughly pointless prospect, devoid of any kind…

Spain
Barcelona shows guts in maintaining La Liga unbeaten run at Espanyol
08:00 Tuesday 6th February 2018

If you aren't familiar with the politics of football in Barcelona, it's a little like Glasgow. Rather than Celtic and Rangers divided by sectarianism, the two big clubs in the Mediterranean port city are divided according to their…

Spain
Espanyol achieved the impossible
12:00 Friday 19th January 2018

Is there a team that can't be defeated? Gather the world's best players, build the strongest squad under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson's tutorship, a slip will surely occur, at least once.  Last Sunday it was Manchester City's…

Opinion
Marco Asensio: Mallorca prodigy to Real Madrid superstar
17:00 Friday 27th October 2017

One youngster currently making waves across the footballing world is Marco Asensio. Only 21, he has already made a name for himself in a team rich with talent. But how has the Spaniard gone from Mallorca prodigy to fully-fledged Real Madrid…

Opinion
Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol: 3 talking points
10:30 Monday 2nd October 2017

After a faltering start to their La Liga campaign, Real Madrid needed to finally put a marker down in this season's title race. Earlier on in the day, Barcelona had put three past Las Palmas, meaning Los Blancos had to respond in similar fashion.…

Opinion
Pochettino, Xavi and Guardiola's ill feeling - How it all began
16:30 Friday 28th April 2017

Mauricio Pochettino had no qualms revisiting old grudges with Xavi and Pep Guardiola this week after the Barcelona legend claimed that Pep Guardiola is planning a world record deal for Spurs midfielder Dele Alli. It was a spontaneous reaction…