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Champions League
Can Anfield's 12th man propel Liverpool to Champions League quarters?
13:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

The power of Anfield! Many European top teams have bowed to it. Some have fallen down flat before it. There's a long history of that, but the scariest part is, it's getting even more powerful. Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real…

Spain
Can Joao Felix finish debut Atletico campaign in style?
12:01 Saturday 29th February 2020

Atletico Madrid’s spirits have been lifted of late. Following the bitter Madrid derby loss which rounded up a miserable phase, Diego Simeone’s men are showcasing strong willpower to grind together victories once again. The Wanda…

Spain
5 reasons Atletico Madrid is in a state
16:45 Thursday 6th February 2020

Reverence is earned, but then, it can just as easily be lost. Talk about Atletico Madrid. In July last year, they left tongues wagging when they sounded the gong for the new campaign with a thorough drubbing of cross-city rivals Real in New…

Spain
Would Dries Mertens or Edinson Cavani transform Atletico's fortunes?
08:00 Wednesday 5th February 2020

Nine trophies in as many years, along with two Champions League finals, cemented Atletico Madrid as a European powerhouse. This year, however, there are cracks in the foundation.  Atletico's struggles don't stem from a lack of…

Spain
Diego Costa proves you can't go home
17:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Diego Costa fought hard to return to Atletico Madrid. When he won that battle in January 2018, most expected the Spaniard would regain his best form. It hasn't happened. Costa courted controversy during his brilliant spell in England as…

Spain
Yes or No: Should Atletico Madrid buy Edinson Cavani?
09:00 Monday 30th December 2019

After 18 games, Atletico Madrid sit fourth in La Liga on 32 points, locked in a battle for Champions League places with Sevilla, just above them on 34, Real Sociedad and Getafe, on 31 and 30 respectively. Athletic Bilbao and Valencia also linger…

Spain
Why haven't Atletico filled their Griezmann void?
09:00 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Antoine Griezmann was Atletico Madrid. The two served in duality, which was mutually beneficial for both parties. The French striker came in the year after Atletico Madrid won the La Liga title, with the expectation he’d be…

European Championships
Olivier Giroud must choose between Euro2020 and Chelsea
09:00 Monday 18th November 2019

France were in Tirana on Sunday evening attending to formalities. Already qualified for Euro 2020 this coming summer, a victory over Albania would allow Les Bleus to top their group, easing the minds of other top seeds reluctant to draw the…

Spain
Atletico Madrid must start scoring to reign supreme in La Liga
12:00 Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Diego Simeone has done a fantastic job at Atletico Madrid, that's clear for all to see. The Argentine gaffer has turned Los Colchoneros into a club who are amongst the best in Europe over recent times. Reaching…

Spain
Are Atletico Madrid suffering from creative issues?
12:00 Thursday 26th September 2019

Unlike most prominent European sides, Atletico Madrid thrives from a working-class DNA. While La Liga rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate teams by employing a relentless attacking scheme, Los Rojiblancos flourish when under an onslaught…

Football
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. …

Spain
Can Atletico capitalise on Barca, Real Madrid poor starts?
09:00 Thursday 5th September 2019

Barcelona and Real Madrid own La Liga from a competitive perspective. El Clasico rivals have won 59 titles combined and all but five in the past 45 campaigns. The last time the duo failed to hold the crown for more than a year was from 1980-84…

Spain
Equal time: Atletico Madrid better off with Rodrigo Moreno
21:15 Sunday 18th August 2019

Atletico Madrid have had a busy transfer window. With 10 first-team players leaving and another nine coming in to replace them, it has been a summer of upheaval in eastern Madrid. The big-name departure was Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman…

Spain
Ranking La Liga's top 10 summer signings
08:00 Saturday 17th August 2019

The 2019/20 La Liga season beckons. There is the usual anticipation that comes with every new season. This year, however, the offseason brought spectacular change.  The transfer window doesn't close till 2nd September but…

Spain
2019/20 Atletico Madrid La Liga preview
15:00 Friday 16th August 2019

Barcelona’s closest challengers in La Liga last season, Atletico Madrid will hope to go one better in 2019/20. Los Rojiblancos finished comfortably in second place, 11 points adrift of the champions and eight clear of city rivals…