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Spain
Can Reinier help Zinedine Zidane in La Liga title race?
19:00 Thursday 12th March 2020

Real Madrid continued their hunt for the next Brazilian superstar with the capture of Reinier Jesus in January. The 18-year-old joined Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes who moved to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer. The latter duo has since…

Spain
Why Zinedine Zidane won't drop Karim Benzema
15:01 Sunday 8th March 2020

Karim Benzema has not scored a goal for Real Madrid in his last 12 appearances in all competitions. That's a damning statistic for a striker expected to be the focal point of attack in one of the best club's in the world. Although his…

Spain
Can Mariano Diaz salvage his career at Madrid?
09:00 Friday 6th March 2020

Mariano Diaz’s career came to a standstill at Real Madrid before this past week's El Clasico. Bereft a single La Liga appearance all season, a last-minute cameo in the campaign's most important match appeared as likely as Boris…

Spain
Who can fill in for Hazard at Real Madrid?
08:01 Thursday 27th February 2020

Things were looking good for Real Madrid a few weeks ago. Los Blancos topped La Liga's table while rivals Barcelona struggled to maintain ground. Eden Hazard returned in time for a series of crunch ties. Then he was injured again. The Belgian…

Champions League
Can Manchester City use troubles as motivation against Real Madrid?
17:00 Wednesday 26th February 2020

Manchester City have responded rather well on the pitch to their troubles off it. The soon-to-be-dethroned Premier League champions have won the two games since their Champions League ban without conceding a goal. A watertight defence…

Spain
Should Sergio Ramos step down as Real Madrid penalty taker?
17:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Joining Real Madrid after spending his youth at Sevilla was a career-changing move for Sergio Ramos. The deal can be compared to Liverpool snatching Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton. We all know how integral the Dutchman is Liverpool's…

Spain
Can Luka Jovic start taking his chances?
08:01 Thursday 13th February 2020

Virtually every young footballer dreams of playing for top clubs in UEFA's big five, the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1. That's where the money and fame lie. Even for those who do sign with the Manchester…

Premier League
Can Wolves keep Raul Jimenez beyond this season?
09:01 Tuesday 4th February 2020

Raul Jimenez is in exceptional form. Contributing directly to 29 of Wolves' 57 goals in all competitions [Transfermarkt] this season says as much. Since his arrival at Molineux from Benfica in 2018, he has 37 goals and 17 assists.…

Spain
Is Casemiro back on track at Real Madrid?
08:01 Monday 27th January 2020

During Real Madrid’s struggles in the post-Zidane era, Casemiro experienced a shocking drop in form. He evolved from a scrawny kid to a formidable man under the Frenchman, but his side's transitional period hit the Brazilian…

Spain
Is Thibaut Courtois back?
12:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

For the longest time following his move from Stamford Bridge, Thibaut Courtois subjected himself to mockery. Chelsea fans revelled in the 'karma' endured by their 'ungrateful' custodian. Madridistas treated him like…

Spain
Can Karim Benzema fire Real Madrid to El Clasico victory?
18:00 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Until last season, Real Madrid was a force to reckon with in Europe. Three consecutive Champions League triumphs set the club in a class of its own. With four in five years, Los Blancos looked unstoppable. They were the side everyone wished…

Spain
What has gone wrong for Vinicius Junior at Real Madrid?
08:00 Thursday 5th December 2019

Vinicius Junior had the world at his feet before his European sojourn. Being Brazil's most-expensive teenage export after Neymar, he was tipped to follow the illustrious path of his superstar compatriot. A dip in form, managerial preferences…

Spain
Transfer policy: The root cause for Real Madrid's instability?
08:01 Friday 29th November 2019

Real Madrid spent heavily this summer if you call north of €300 million heavy. They finally managed to bring Eden Hazard to the Santiago Bernabeu. Luka Jovic joined from Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt. Brazilians Rodrygo, Eder…

Germany
What does Toni Kroos' resurgence mean for club and country?
08:00 Tuesday 19th November 2019

Germany’s shock World Cup elimination in the group stage confirmed the regression among the nation's ageing stars. In an act of self-preservation, manager Joachim Low visited the Allianz Arena to inform three Bayern stars, Mats…

Spain
Is it time Zinedine Zidane stopped trusting in his old guard?
08:00 Monday 7th October 2019

Real Madrid are in transition. Zinedine Zidane was brought in towards the end of last season to salvage what he could from a horrific season and return Los Blancos to European football's apex. After winning three Champions Leagues…