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Can Portugal defend their European crown?
19:01 Friday 13th September 2019

As Euro 2020 qualifying gathers shape, it is a good time to dissect the defending champions. Portugal pulled off a minor shock to lift the trophy three years ago in France. Fernando Santos’ side have sights on retaining it next summer. …

Forget bats; Valencia are UEFA's dark phoenix
17:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Top clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are still fighting to become a strong force to be reckoned with in European football. But Valencia has reached seven major continental finals and won four of them. On the domestic…

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…

World Cup
World Cup Group B: Can Portugal capitalise on Spain's turmoil?
12:30 Friday 15th June 2018

Julen Lopetegui was ousted as Spain manager just two days before their World Cup opener. Portugal had no intention to follow suit. Having won the 2016 European Championship, Fernando Santos is aiming to double up in Russia. Dubbed the Iberian…

La Liga 2017-18: Top five young breakthroughs
09:00 Sunday 3rd June 2018

La Liga is known for Real Madrid, Barcelona, top talent, and never-ending European dominance. Trophy parades are not a scarcity in Spain. Barca won the league and the Copa del Rey. Real took home a third consecutive Champions League title.…

3 on-loan players flourishing this season in the Bundesliga, La Liga, and Championship
09:00 Monday 5th February 2018

Although it isn't always evident, big clubs tend to have great youth-setups. Top sides participating in competitive leagues might look towards La Masia and dream of producing the likes of Messi, Iniesta, and Xavi. Or they might take…

Diez Hijos: 10 La Liga breakthroughs, Part 1
08:30 Friday 29th December 2017

Spain is famous for Ibiza and La Liga. The football is very divergent from the other parts of Europe. That hasn't stopped more sides from learning new tricks. With clubs like FC Porto, Ajax and Benfica boasting a rich past and healthy…

European Football
Who Could Win The Ballon d'Or After Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo?
16:00 Monday 11th December 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon D'Or Award this Thursday and evened up with Lionel Messi with five awards for each superstar. There is no question that the pair have been the two best players in the world during the past decade,…

Goncalo Guedes should stay in Valencia as long as possible
12:15 Wednesday 8th November 2017

Goncalo Guedes has been among the best players in La Liga during the first few months of competition. But the Valencia star is willing to return to PSG once his current season-long loan ends. Is that the best move for his career, considering…