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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…

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…

Spain
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…

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…

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…