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Spain
Opportunity knocks twice for Alphonse Areola
08:00 Sunday 13th October 2019

Football is about taking advantage of opportunities. Alphonse Areola has two knocking. At Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois’ position is there for the taking. Meanwhile, Hugo Lloris' injury could spell a turnaround with France. Even though…

Spain
Real Madrid v Granada: El Derbi de la Legitimidad
08:00 Saturday 5th October 2019

Matchday 8 in La Liga features a battle between the Spanish top-flight’s first and second-place teams. Real Madrid tops the Primera Division, surprising their own supporters as well as rivals and neutrals. Perhaps more surprising, there…

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…

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…

France
Will Real Madrid hijack Neymar away from Barcelona? Should they?
12:00 Sunday 18th August 2019

Neymar Junior stands out among the best of his generation. The Brazilian's dribbling skills, creativity and scoring ability are remarkably delightful. You can watch his video clips over and over again because they are breathtaking.…

Italy
Lukaku's Power Man not a good partner for Conte's Iron Fist
09:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

If you were to put Antonio Conte’s career on trial, his character witnesses would include Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. The venerable Manchester United manager wasn’t afraid to rid himself of a player to whom he took a disliking,…

Spain
What do Real Madrid have in Eder Militao?
12:00 Friday 5th April 2019

Real Madrid made a proactive start to facilitate Zinedine Zidane's appointment. Los Blancos secured Brazilian defender Eder Militao's services from Porto on a six-year deal for a £43 million fee.  A product…

Spain
Santiago Solari's trust in youth is proving to be a masterstroke
08:00 Monday 11th February 2019

Real Madrid are not over former manager Zinedine Zidane's glory days. The club appointed Julen Lopetegui but the Spanish boss failed to incorporate his philosophy into the team. Now comes Santiago Solari. It was a make-or-break point for…

Spain
Atletico Madrid must beware unpredictable Real Madrid
11:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Another chapter in the ancient Madrid folklore will be written today. Atletico welcome [sic] Real Madrid to the Wanda Metropolitano with both teams chasing La Liga leaders Barcelona. Although two points better, Diego Simeone’s men must…