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Bundesliga
Goncalo Paciencia: A story of loans, injuries and redemption
17:00 Friday 25th October 2019

In July 2018, Goncalo Paciencia had finally left Portuguese giants Porto after four loan spells away from his hometown club. He made his way for a new life in Germany, signing with German cup winners Eintracht Frankfurt, but a knee injury saw…

Spain
Have Merengues turned the corner ahead of El Derbi Madrileno?
12:00 Saturday 28th September 2019

Two draws in the first three league games of the new season raised concerns about Real Madrid’s and Zinedine Zidane’s readiness to challenge for the title. After a rather forgetful campaign last term that led to a series of signings…

Spain
Was motivating Benzema worth the cost of signing Jovic?
12:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

Remember when Karim Benzema was scapegoated for every negative Real Madrid result? The Frenchman received the hard end of the stick for not scoring as frequently as Cristiano Ronaldo. Well, things have changed.  Following Ronaldo's departure,…

Spain
Should Real Madrid regret selling Ronaldo?
09:00 Sunday 15th September 2019

There's nothing as frustrating as seeing former players flourish elsewhere. Gambling that age was about to catch up to their talisman, Real Madrid sold their most influential player to Juventus last summer. The gamble didn't pay…

Bundesliga
Eintracht says, 'When in doubt, Bas Dost'
17:01 Thursday 29th August 2019

Life without the Sebastien Haller-Luka Jovic duo appeared somewhat hollow for Eintracht Frankfurt. Adi Hutter’s side’s lost their attacking flair, triggering frustration in recent games. The in-house talent was't picking…

Spain
Luka Jovic feeling the August heat at the Bernabeu
09:00 Monday 26th August 2019

Poor outings in La Liga and Europe last season led to sweeping changes at Real Madrid. The serial Champions League winners found life difficult following starman Cristiano Ronaldo's exit. Two changes in the dugout did not…

Spain
Why Zinedine Zidane owes Gareth Bale an apology
16:01 Saturday 24th August 2019

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made a remarkable U-turn on his position concerning Gareth Bale. The Frenchman courted controversy last month when comments he made regarding the Welsh star's future were considered distasteful in…

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 Real Madrid La Liga preview
19:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

They say enjoy your success while it lasts. Real Madrid surely did that winning three Champions Leagues on the bounce. Unfortunately for Los Blancos, as they say, it doesn't last. The Spanish giants are now on the opposite end of the…

Spain
How is Real Madrid spending their summer?
17:00 Wednesday 19th June 2019

Real Madrid's response to having an abysmal season has been to storm the transfer market. Suffering Champions League last 16 elimination and going without a trophy for the first time since 2014/15 looks to have brought about a return…

Spain
Can Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic revive Real Madrid?
08:00 Friday 14th June 2019

This season turned out to be pure misery for Real Madrid. Having had an enjoyable recent history with four Champions League trophies, losing Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane meant the party was no more. Madrid's last 16 European elimination…

Features
What does Luka Jovic's arrival mean for Karim Benzema?
12:00 Thursday 13th June 2019

The decision to let go of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane came back to haunt Real Madrid this season. Following the duo's departure, Los Blancos endured a humiliating campaign. They went trophyless for the first time in…

Transfers
How Luka Jovic can turn from haunting Chelsea to helping them
12:00 Sunday 12th May 2019

The Europa League semi-final between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt was set alight by two men who shared four goals between them. Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic both scored in both legs to force the tie…

Spain
Why Real Madrid need to cash in on Luka Modric this summer
09:00 Thursday 2nd May 2019

That Luka Modric played some of the best football of his career last year is not in doubt. He starred in a Croatian team that took the world by surprise in reaching the World Cup final in Russia. He played a key role in Real Madrid’s…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must look beyond Morata, Giroud and Higuain
09:00 Sunday 28th April 2019

That the days of Didier Drogba running the show in the Chelsea attack and scoring goals for fun are gone is the stark reality at Stamford Bridge. But the show must continue. Chelsea hit gold with Diego Costa in 2014 and the Brazil-born…