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Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 4
12:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

The November international break is round around the corner, but first, we will witness Matchday four in both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Some teams are inching closer to the knockout stages, while others need to improve…

Spain
Are we witnessing the dawn of La Liga's Big Six?
17:00 Thursday 4th October 2018

Your basic Premier League tribalist's default counterargument to Spain’s UEFA dominance is the English top flight’s competitive depth. To their minds, that rebuffs Real Madrid and Barcelona winning seven from the last ten Champions…

Spain
La Liga Preview: Are all 20 clubs prepared for 2018/19?
08:00 Friday 17th August 2018

La Liga lost arguably their best ever player this summer, when Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to sign for Juventus in the Italian Serie A. But that does not mean that football fans should avoid following Spanish football during the…

World Cup
Pearls or perils? Signing players based on World Cup form
17:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

In 2014, James Rodriguez came out of nowhere to win the World Cup Golden Boot in Brazil. Nowhere to most readers will be AS Monaco. In fact, it’s Monaco by way of Colombian side Envigado, who sold the no.10 to Argentine club Banfield…

Spain
Football in the shadows: Why Espanyol, Malaga can't wait on La Liga's season to end
09:00 Sunday 20th May 2018

You couldn’t ask for a more undesirable fixture than the one I witnessed last Sunday.  Circumstances, politics and the footballing stars had aligned to render Espanyol v Malaga a thoroughly pointless prospect, devoid of any kind…

Spain
Is the tide turning for Real Betis in Seville?
09:00 Thursday 19th April 2018

In the 2004/05 season, Real Betis finished fourth in La Liga. They were two places ahead of city rivals Sevilla but more importantly won the Copa del Rey. Things looked to be going well for the Beticos.  Things can change quickly. Since…

Premier League
The next 18 months will be crucial for Charly Musonda
08:00 Thursday 1st February 2018

Twenty-one-year-old Belgian youngster, Charly Musonda Jr, has the stature and physique to leave people questioning his true age. The Chelsea player is widely recognized as a top prospect. It's in his DNA. Charly senior played in America,…

Spain
Barcelona hit five past Real Betis to kill off Real Madrid’s slim title hopes
09:30 Tuesday 23rd January 2018

There's no way back for Real Madrid. Barcelona just keep winning. When Barcelona lost 1-0 to Espanyol in the first leg of the Copa del Rey mid-week, it showed the runaway league leaders could be beaten. Oscar Melendo came off the bench…

Spain
Diez Hijos: 10 La Liga breakthroughs, Part 2
08:30 Friday 29th December 2017

Even though La Liga is (slowly) redistributing television revenues more equitably, its smaller clubs, those not named Real Madrid or Barcelona, have learned to maximise their academies. Many regularly produce top quality players who ply their…

Spain
How to overcome Real Madrid, by Quique Setien
17:45 Friday 22nd September 2017

Real Madrid, have arguably, been the World's best team in the past 12 months. Becoming the only team in history to win back-to-back European Champions League titles have seen their global brand become even more popular. Players such as Luka…

Spain
Three biggest La Liga Bargains in this transfer window
10:00 Sunday 30th July 2017

La Liga has had a quiet summer. Neither Real Madrid nor FC Barcelona have been extremely active, although Neymar's rumoured move to Paris makes it an uneasy peace. Below the surface, however, quality players have been arriving in Spain. Here…

Spain
Summer transfer deals so far - La Liga
21:00 Thursday 13th July 2017

As we check on a daily basis throughout the summer, transfers are integral to transition  into the next season. Players come and go. Business is done by all clubs. La Liga is among the biggest leagues in the world and has seen some big transfer…

Spain
Real Madrid regain top spot after late winner coupled with Barcelona loss
16:00 Monday 13th March 2017

This weekend saw an interesting array of results. Some examples of that would be in the Spanish league. Barcelona were top before the weekend but that was all to change. After an impressive display against PSG midweek, Barcelona weren't able…

Premier League
Charly Musonda is wanted by Roma, but should he stay at Chelsea?
17:34 Thursday 12th January 2017

Chelsea's exciting attacking-midfielder Charly Musonda is wanted by Italian Serie A side Roma, who are reportedly pursuing him on loan with an option of buying him for £7 million, according to The Evening Standard. The latter seems highly unlikely,…

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