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Spain
Equal Time: Can Barcelona win La Liga?
08:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

It’s a close contest between Barcelona and Real Madrid atop La Liga this season. Although the two rivals aren’t having the best of times, their determination to pip one another to the league title is keeping them on guard. …

Spain
Can Takefusa Kubo save Real Mallorca from relegation?
12:01 Tuesday 10th March 2020

Takefusa Kubo is very hands-on when it comes to his career. It takes courage to reject Barcelona for Real Madrid when you are already at La Masia. Los Blancos clearly noticed his ambitions. They granted his loan wish so he could gain the fullest…

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
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…

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
Why Ngolo Kante to Real Madrid makes sense
09:00 Wednesday 15th January 2020

Everyone remembers when N'Golo Kante burst onto the scene during Leicester City's fairytale Premier League campaign in 2015/16. He was at the heart of that title run. Covering every blade of grass, nullifying opposition attacks,…

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…

Managerial News
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Eight managers managing
08:01 Saturday 28th December 2019

On the eighth day of football, UEFA gave to me Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking, Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's…

Spain
Is this Real Madrid's year in La Liga?
17:00 Sunday 22nd December 2019

Who will win the La Liga title this season? When this question is asked at the beginning of every campaign, the first club that comes to mind is FC Barcelona. The Blaugrana have been the dominant side in the Spanish top flight for the past…

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
Courtois, Hazard, Real Madrid; The White is not always greener
09:00 Sunday 8th December 2019

Normality returns in Spain’s capital. Real Madrid, the superstar team of world football, is battling Catalan giants Barcelona at the top of the table. However, not everything is rosy. Two of Madrid’s biggest stars, one ‘Galactico’…

Spain
Federico Valverde: A Real asset
08:01 Friday 6th December 2019

Real Madrid's squad is massive. Spoiled for choice is the apt phrase. Every match, Zinedine Zidane faces a problem to find the perfect starting XI. However, the results keep coming. Los Blancos sit second in La Liga, only shy…

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…