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Pyrrhic victory: Atalanta's bright season dimmed by coronavirus
09:01 Sunday 15th March 2020

Atalanta garner praise across Europe for their football. Relentless attacking, quick transitions and an insatiable appetite for goals make Gian Piero Gasperini’s team a joy to watch. Even with Duvan Zapata's injury trouble this…

Champions League
Can Barcelona loot and pillage Napoli?
17:00 Tuesday 25th February 2020

In any list of absolute football fortresses in Europe, San Mames, Mestalla and San Paolo must rank near the top. While some might first consider grounds like Anfield, Old Trafford, the Allianz Arena, Santiago Bernabeu, Nou Camp and, more recently,…

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
Why Barcelona's special signing won't be spine-tingling
17:00 Monday 17th February 2020

Britain's passion for wagering may explain the Premier League fan’s scepticism regarding VAR. The video-assisted referee, goal-line and offside technology are tools to correct inadvertent errors. In other words, they're safety…

Spain
Can Aspas save Celta from relegation again?
12:03 Tuesday 4th February 2020

It’s that time of year. Celta Vigo finds themselves in the relegation zone, needing a hero to save them from damnation. Enter Iago Aspas. Their captain fantastic already contributes but it’s time to turn things up a notch.…

Spain
Is Casemiro back on track at Real Madrid?
08:01 Monday 27th January 2020

During Real Madrid’s struggles in the post-Zidane era, Casemiro experienced a shocking drop in form. He evolved from a scrawny kid to a formidable man under the Frenchman, but his side's transitional period hit the Brazilian…

Spain
Is Thibaut Courtois back?
12:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

For the longest time following his move from Stamford Bridge, Thibaut Courtois subjected himself to mockery. Chelsea fans revelled in the 'karma' endured by their 'ungrateful' custodian. Madridistas treated him like…

Spain
Atletico Madrid must start scoring to reign supreme in La Liga
12:00 Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Diego Simeone has done a fantastic job at Atletico Madrid, that's clear for all to see. The Argentine gaffer has turned Los Colchoneros into a club who are amongst the best in Europe over recent times. Reaching…

Spain
Why Valencia may rue Marcelino sack
08:00 Friday 20th September 2019

Forget Tuesday's Champions League victory at Chelsea. Ignore those flashy moments of individual brilliance in Camp Nou. Valencia is in a crisis born out of Marcelino's shocking dismissal. Los Che could rue parting ways with…

Spain
How can Ernesto Valverde kickstart Barcelona's attack?
08:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

Barcelona's attempt to reunite with Neymar Junior dominated this summer's transfer headlines. Unfortunately for the Catalans, striking a deal with Paris Saint-Germain proved impossible. Looking elsewhere to significantly strengthen…

Spain
Time for Barcelona to look beyond Gerard Pique?
08:01 Sunday 8th September 2019

Parading some of the best defenders in the game has contributed to FC Barcelona's success just as much as their dangerous front line has in recent times. Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal occupy a special place in the history of the club…

Spain
Equal time: Atletico Madrid better off with Rodrigo Moreno
21:15 Sunday 18th August 2019

Atletico Madrid have had a busy transfer window. With 10 first-team players leaving and another nine coming in to replace them, it has been a summer of upheaval in eastern Madrid. The big-name departure was Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman…

Spain
Equal Time: Atletico Madrid better off without Rodrigo Moreno
17:01 Sunday 18th August 2019

Diego Simeone's summer intoxication and extravagance peaked with a deluxe move for Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno. Atletico Madrid's spending spree could climb to £250m with the imminent capture of the Spaniard. This deal could…

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 strike gold with Maxi Gomez signing
09:01 Tuesday 16th July 2019

Valencia pulled off something of a coup, signing Maxi Gomez from Celta Vigo. The highly-rated Uruguayan poacher seemed destined for Barcelona as potential Luis Suarez successor. However, Los Che found a way to swerve the 22-year-old to Mestalla. …