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Valencia, Getafe, Sevilla: which will play in next season's Champions League?
12:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Barcelona strolled to another La Liga title this season. Before the careless walk, the Catalans established a long leap away from Madrid rivals, Atletico and Real. It is a photo finish for the final Champions League spot, however. Valencia,…

Spain
Forget bats; Valencia are UEFA's dark phoenix
17:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Top clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are still fighting to become a strong force to be reckoned with in European football. But Valencia has reached seven major continental finals and won four of them. On the domestic…

Two Points Lost
Just another manic Sunday after the international break
08:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Imagine returning to work from maternity leave. You expect to ease back into the grind, maybe pass around selfies of you and the little bundle of joy on the first day, bask in the obligatory praise, tell a few horror stories about labour and…

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Can Getafe pull off a Champions League qualification surprise?
15:00 Tuesday 5th March 2019

After a slow start, Barcelona has maintained top spot in La Liga as the rest of the teams following from behind. Beating arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday solidified that position as the Blaugrana all but secured…

Spain
Can Sevilla find their feet against Barcelona?
12:00 Saturday 23rd February 2019

Girona’s incredible achievement in La Liga last season cannot be documented without mentioning Pablo Machin. The 2017/18 campaign crystalised four years of hard work from the Spanish tactician. Sevilla noticed. The Rojiblancos Don Corleoned…

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Is Sevilla's Europa League journey going to cost them in La Liga?
12:00 Thursday 13th December 2018

When the season started, Sevilla would have targeted a top-four finish, thus earning a Champions League slot. Winning the league would have been a long shot, and likely something that they would never have considered. Now, the Spanish heavyweights…

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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…

Rest Of The World
Alvaro Negredo heads to the Middle East
17:00 Saturday 22nd September 2018

We all know some players decide in to move to a foreign country in their later years. Alvaro Negredo becomes the latest example. The Spanish forward completed a free transfer from Turkish side Besiktas to Al-Nasr in the United Arab Emirates.…

Spain
Sevilla and Quincy Promes: A partnership destined to blossom?
12:00 Thursday 20th September 2018

Sevilla completed the signing of Spartak Moscow forward Quincy Promes, for a reported £17 million, on Spain's transfer deadline day. Since arriving three weeks ago, the 26-year-old has made two cameo appearances, but with time, will be expected…

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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…

Spain
Big changes for the Spanish Super Cup
08:00 Sunday 12th August 2018

In a break from tradition, this season's Spanish Super Cup will be played over one game in Tangier, Morocco. Since it was reintroduced in 1982, the match has been played over two legs with the league and cup winners hosting one match…

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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…

France
Why Unai Emery was the architect of his own Paris Saint-Germain demise
15:00 Thursday 3rd May 2018

Paris Saint-Germain left Laurent Blanc with an astringent feeling following how the club parted ways with the Frenchman in 2016. Despite shocking all odds to lead the Parisiens to three successive domestic titles, Blanc was booted out unceremoniously.…

Spain
Copa del Rey 2018 Final Preview: FC Barcelona vs Sevilla
14:00 Saturday 21st April 2018

Atletico Madrid's shiny new home ground, the Wanda Metropolitano, hosts its first Copa del Rey Final this evening. Barcelona and Sevilla will lock horns. The teams have played twice this season in La Liga. Barcelona won the first. The second…

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…