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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
Karim Benzema back to his best at the right time for Real Madrid
13:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Karim Benzema has been amongst the most criticised players in world football over the last six months. Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid left big shoes to fill. The Frenchman started out with a fine response, scoring four times…

Italy
Is Rodrigo De Paul finally fulfilling potential at Udinese?
12:00 Thursday 29th November 2018

Rodrigo De Paul is enjoying a breakout season in Serie A. It seems Udinese's Argentine winger is finally living up to the expectations that led to Valencia bringing him to Europe in 2014.  De Paul's career began in his home…

Spain
Where have things gone wrong for Valencia?
09:00 Monday 29th October 2018

During the 2017-18 season, Valencia were arguably the most surprising team not only in Spain, but in all of Europe’s top five leagues. Los Che were coming off a dismal 2016-17 campaign where they flirted with relegation, but Marcelino…

Features
Where next for Antonio Conte?
09:00 Monday 8th October 2018

Chelsea endured its fair share of troubles in the past three seasons. The 2015/16 campaign was the worst. Players and fans revolted. The club's most successful manager was sent packing midseason. Interim boss Guus Hiddink could only salvage…

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…

Spain
Is Valencia retreating into familiar territory in La Liga? 
15:10 Thursday 20th September 2018

Things are gradually taking shape in Spain's Primera Division. After four rounds, only three teams are winless; Leganes, Real Valladolid and Valencia. While the first two don't necessarily sound alarm bells, Los Che's presence does.…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 1
12:05 Tuesday 18th September 2018

After a three-and-a-half-month waiting period, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League are back. Even though the tournament qualifiers started back in June, now we're at the group stages as things start to get interesting.…

Spain
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…

Premier League
Why Andreas Pereira won't break into the Manchester United first-team next season
08:30 Wednesday 28th February 2018

Manchester United Football Club is often hailed as the English kings, particularly when it comes to developing youth. From Sir Matt Busby's Babes in the 1950s, to Sir Alex Ferguson's famed Class of 1992, the Red Devils have always put…

Spain
Valencia falling by La Liga wayside
09:30 Sunday 11th February 2018

Marcelino's Valencia side have been enduring a woeful run recently. It began with a 2-1 defeat to Las Palmas on 20 January. Next came a second-leg loss to Alaves in the Copa del Rey with Los Che only surviving on penalties. That…

Transfers
3 on-loan players flourishing this season in the Bundesliga, La Liga, and Championship
09:00 Monday 5th February 2018

Although it isn't always evident, big clubs tend to have great youth-setups. Top sides participating in competitive leagues might look towards La Masia and dream of producing the likes of Messi, Iniesta, and Xavi. Or they might take…

Managerial News
Do Manchester United's 'Class of 92' all have managerial plans?
11:00 Thursday 25th January 2018

Sir Alex Ferguson had a long-lasting effect on the players who played under him during his 27-year stint at Old Trafford. They include the ‘Class of 92' – the group of youngsters which are considered among the most…

France
Is Lyon's Maxwel Cornet ready to shine in a more competitive league?
16:00 Wednesday 24th January 2018

The French Ligue 1 has been one of the most interesting competitions in Europe this season. Despite Paris Saint-Germain gaining a sizable lead at the top over teams such as AS Monaco, Olympique Lyon and Marseille, the league contains several…

Opinion
Champions League in Valencia's reach this season
10:00 Thursday 18th January 2018

When once-struggling Valencia appointed Marcelino Garcia Toral manager there were expectations the club would finally stablisie. The 52-year-old had taken Villarreal from the Segunda division to the Europa League semifinals in three…