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The Real Madrid of Zinedine Zidane go on top

In Barcelona, they wish for so-called substance – tiki-taka, fluid and beautiful football even if you don’t win, just play to win hearts. It sounds more like a bloody joker, whose ambitions are less. If he could put a...

The New Barcelona taste defeat

The journey of Quique Setien as the manager of Barcelona started off with two victories. It sounds nice but those watched the matches against Grenada in La Liga and Ibiza in Copa del Ray, would be worried about the...

The Casemiro magic undermines Sevilla

Sevilla’s track record at Santiago Bernabeu has not been satisfactory in recent times and thus keeping that in mind, ex-Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui decided to exhibit a bit more determination than his predecessors.  The Andalusians pressed Los Blancos...

El Clasico: Real Madrid were the better side at Camp Nou

The last time world witnessed an El Clasico clash ended in a goalless draw was way back on November 23, 2002. It was the same venue where last night’s encounter took place – Nou Camp. Even though the match...

Unsung hero Karim Benzema scores to save Real Madrid

95th minute. Valencia 1 Real Madrid 0. The game was already lost for the Los Blancos until the visitors won a corner. The ball came flying into the centre from the corner. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who came up to...

Martin Odegaard shines, Lionel Messi flops

At the age of 16, Martin Odegaard of Norway was snapped by the club Stromsgodset in January 2015. Odegaard was hailed as the next big thing and his talent did not go unnoticed by two of the most powerful...
Sevilla

Sevilla’s fight for fourth and the future

Finishing in fourth and the Champions League is set to be make or break for Sevilla's future as the Spanish giant tries to find its way forward April 2019 fact: there’s no official confirmation regarding Sevilla’s head coach for the...
LaLiga

Sevilla lead the way in La Liga’s derby day

With a floundering Real Madrid relegated to the Monday night doom zone, a set of demolition derbies stood proud in La Liga With the championship race already settled (it’s only a matter of when and how, even if Barça continue...
Iago Aspas

Iago Aspas – the living legend of Celta Vigo

Why Celta Vigo fans would fund a statue of Iago Aspas outside their stadium after this season's relegation-battling heroics The weather was awful on Sunday when Celta and Real Sociedad duked it out at a stormy Balaidos, with quite different...
Real Madrid

A dream comes true for Real Madrid’s main man

A decades-long dream come true was announced by Florentino Perez and Real Madrid this week - a stunning new signing for the club...but it wasn't a star player  In a sense, it resembled the proverbial cutting of an inauguration ribbon,...
Gerard Pique

Gerard Pique stars in homage to Catalonia

Spain loves an argument, so when an international friendly for Catalonia cropped up the chance to mix politics, sport (and Gerard Pique) was too good to miss For some time now, Spain has been a place where you can find...
Valencia CF

Valencia: a century of blood, sweat and tears

From incredible highs to ridiculous lows, Valencia, celebrated its 100th birthday this week with the team fighting to save a soporific centenary season It is challenging to write about one of the biggest sides in LaLiga and one of the...
Real Madrid

Is the reign of Spain in Europe over?

Spanish sides have been dominating the Champions League and Europa League, but English clubs have been taking both LaLiga's tricks and talent Spain might only have three teams amongst the best 16 in the whole continent this season, but there...
Real Madrid

Zizou answers Real Madrid prayers in second coming

Zinedine Zidane has returned to Real Madrid for a second coming after pleas from the club President, but can a glorious history repeat for the Frenchman? I would actually pay quite a hefty sum of money for someone to explain...
Getafe

Getafe: kicking ass, taking names, winning games

If Real Madrid think that matters can't get any worse - they can. Getafe are the no-nonsense, ass-kicking team of the year looking to push the club into fourth Times of mayhem usually provide the perfect environment for grinders to...
Arthur Melo

How Arthur became king of Barcelona’s midfield

Despite a slow start and early detractors, King Arthur Melo has become a must-have piece of Barcelona's midfield puzzle as they continue a quest for the Treble Arthur Melo arrived at Barcelona last summer with very high hopes, but the...
Real Madrid

White House down – the fall of Real Madrid

Resignation rather than outrage - that has been the reaction of Real Madrid fans after a disastrous week that brought down the White House of La Liga There’s a strange beauty in watching a big building being demolished. It’s horrific...
Barcelona

How Real Madrid lost the history battle to Barcelona

Busy doing nothing - how Real Madrid squandered historical supremacy over Barcelona in four lackadaisical days at the Santiago Bernabeu  For decades, winning a football match at the Santiago Bernabeu was a supernatural event for Barcelona, something only remotely possible...
Gareth Bale

Gareth the Golfer hits a bunker at Madrid

A golf-obsessed loner who has shunned his teammates - that's the image being portrayed by the Real Madrid media of Gareth Bale. But what is true, and what is insidious spin? Sunday wasn’t the best day for Gareth Bale. At...
Lionel Messi

Ernesto Valverde: why ‘boring’ is best for Barcelona

While critics hail Ernesto Valverde as boring and brand his Barcelona team as dull, no-drama stability is just what the league leaders and Leo Messi need Sure, the general consensus will be that Lionel Messi is simply the greatest, the...

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The Real Madrid of Zinedine Zidane go on top

In Barcelona, they wish for so-called substance – tiki-taka, fluid and beautiful football even if you don’t win, just play to win hearts. It...