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Champions League
Can Anfield's 12th man propel Liverpool to Champions League quarters?
13:01 Wednesday 11th March 2020

The power of Anfield! Many European top teams have bowed to it. Some have fallen down flat before it. There's a long history of that, but the scariest part is, it's getting even more powerful. Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real…

Spain
Is Nabil Fekir wasting time at Real Betis?
17:01 Monday 24th February 2020

Barcelona's new signing Martin Braithwaite joked that he would not wash his jersey after embracing Lionel Messi. Not used to playing with the best, it's understandable that the former Middlesbrough man feels that way. But Messi, exceptional…

Spain
Can Suso fuel Sevilla's top-four hopes?
16:01 Sunday 2nd February 2020

Suso’s dream at Milan came to a bitter end. After being isolated under Stefano Pioli, he’s found himself deemed unnecessary to plans after a five-year stay.  But one door closing has opened up another. The Spaniard has returned…

Spain
Did Julen Lopetegui dig his Sevilla grave by selling Munas Dabbur?
09:01 Thursday 9th January 2020

'Cup Kings' perfectly describes Sevilla since the millennium's turn. The Andalusians accumulated five Europa leagues, one Supercopa de Espana and two Copas del Rey in that span. The problem is failure throughout this golden…

Italy
Luis Alberto: Liverpool castoff, Lazio superstar
09:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

Barring an epic collapse even by their standards, Liverpool will finally lift the Premier League trophy this year. In large part, the Reds' recent success is due to shrewd transfer policy, moulding lesser-known talents into…

France
Should Sevilla regret selling Ben Yedder to AS Monaco?
17:01 Sunday 3rd November 2019

A massive auction occurred at Sevilla last summer. Almost €100m found its way to the Andalusians’ coffers. Wissam Ben Yedder was the most valuable commodity on display, yielding almost half that figure. Unsurprisingly, though, his…

Netherlands
Ajax's Quincy Promes gamble paying off
08:01 Sunday 27th October 2019

In a summer where five prodigious talents departed Amsterdam for almost €200m, a 27-year-old Sevilla outcast was Ajax's biggest signing. Quincy Promes' reputation suffered a hit in Spain. He is reshaping it, justifying the Eredivisie champions'…

Europa League
How far can Arsenal go in the Europa League?
08:01 Wednesday 9th October 2019

Once upon a time, Arsenal were English juggernauts. Under Arsene Wenger, they rose to challenge Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United, their run of dominance culminating in the 2003/04 Invincibles season. While their English legacy is secure…

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
How high can Sevilla aim this season?
12:00 Friday 23rd August 2019

Sevilla ranks as one of La Liga’s most consistent teams during the last six seasons. In that period, Los Hispalenses have claimed two fifth-places, one fourth, finished seventh twice, and sixth in 2018/19. Not restricted to performing…

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
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…

Spain
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…